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Jared VanLeuven
02-10-2007, 08:09 PM
Bueller?

Jeremy Neish
02-21-2007, 09:26 AM
Jeremy from Rivetal here in Provo reporting in. I've got Red #63 reserved!

I know that another local video production company reserved two of them, but they are much higher numbers.

How about you?

Kyle Mallory
02-21-2007, 12:30 PM
Lonely... We got someone in St George.. Myself, and the boys from Impatient Cow productions, who Jeremyn (assumingly) refered to.

What kind of stuff are you guys into? Local/Independent? Feature? Commercial? Industrial? (cough!) Weddings?

Kyle

R Fogg
02-21-2007, 12:34 PM
#624 here
Party at jeremyn's house...

Jared VanLeuven
02-21-2007, 03:57 PM
Very cool. We'll all be shooting 4k inversions! :D

I'm into ambient timelapse & slo-mo.

Jeremy Neish
02-21-2007, 08:51 PM
I didn't buy mine for anything specific. I'm just a high tech gadget geek and as well as a video camera nut, and this was the dream toy.

And yes, party at my house! :) We can all figure out how to use this crazy new thing together.

Don Woods
02-21-2007, 10:17 PM
Is good to see that everyone is repersenting. Lookforward to working with and sharing the wealth if you know what I mean.

Steve Gibby
02-22-2007, 07:46 AM
I get to Utah regularly. I was born there, went to college there, have family there, and take regular stock footage shooting trips there. When my company was based in Las Vegas (2002-04), I spent a ton of time in southern and central Utah shooting various nature, adventure travel, and actions sports projects. When I get to Utah this year, after I get my RED One camera system, I'd be happy to hook up with you guys.

Kyle Mallory
02-22-2007, 08:19 AM
IMGent! Sorry about the "Someone from St Greorge." ;-) See, Pixel, Utah's not such a lonely place after all... Sadly, there is truth to your "shooting the inversion" comment. I guess we'll all have to take a winter trip down to see IMG when it gets nasty again.

I'm working with a few people in the feature arena to try and get the Red used in local commercials and feature production. I've been trying to work out the details on the supporting equipment necessary to do a video-assist/HDR playback cart, etc. Hopefully, we'll get the $5m incentive fund that our illustrious governor has asked for, and it'll be a busy year in Utah for feature film work.

Kyle

Jared VanLeuven
02-22-2007, 08:34 AM
I hear you Kyle. We're hoping for a couple of budgets to be approved as well. It'd be nice to let the camera pay for itself before the end of the year!

Gibby - Definitely let us know when you're in town. There's still some skiing to be had, at least through March (low-snow this year)!

Chris Forbes
02-22-2007, 09:05 AM
I am In North Salt Lake. I don't have a rez yet but I'll have a camera by this time next year. MPAU reprezent.

Jared VanLeuven
02-22-2007, 10:22 AM
I met Kinobairn from Provo at the Sundance RED Party, he's got one reserved as well.

Don Woods
02-22-2007, 11:56 AM
You guys are more then welcome to come down this way. Can go do some amazing slot canyon shots our around zion..

We are also working hard with a couple of aganceys and production companys to get them ready to intagrate RED in their production pipeline. So when the cameras are readilly available there tranistion will be instant. We look at this as a help to all the other RED owners in Utah. I would like to see everyone have their cameras paid for within a year. And from the responce we are getting I think that will be a very likely posibility.

Kyle Mallory
02-22-2007, 12:17 PM
I am In North Salt Lake. I don't have a rez yet but I'll have a camera by this time next year. MPAU reprezent.

Chris, where in NSL are you? I'm in NSL! We might be neighbors... MPAU's in da house!

IMG; Yeah, I'm about to start making those same rounds here in SLC (assuming you haven't been already... ) I've been talking the Matt Williams and the boys over at the Met about the Red, and I know the gents over at Savage pretty well too. There is still some resistance to going tapeless--- bad experiences with the HVX, P2s and Firestores, but eventually they will come around.

Talking with John-David at the Met, his biggest concern was HD shelf-life and interface availability for archiving masters. Especially for people who are used to tape, it will be a challenging sell.


Kyle

Jared VanLeuven
02-22-2007, 12:23 PM
You guys are more then welcome to come down this way. Can go do some amazing slot canyon shots our around zion..


Ooh, don't make me drool on my keyboard! When I was down there in October the slots up above the tunnel were piquing my interest. Zion is my sancuary.

Jared VanLeuven
02-22-2007, 12:24 PM
Chris, where in NSL are you? I'm in NSL! We might be neighbors... MPAU's in da house!

IMG; Yeah, I'm about to start making those same rounds here in SLC (assuming you haven't been already... ) I've been talking the Matt Williams and the boys over at the Met about the Red, and I know the gents over at Savage pretty well too. There is still some resistance to going tapeless--- bad experiences with the HVX, P2s and Firestores, but eventually they will come around.

Talking with John-David at the Met, his biggest concern was HD shelf-life and interface availability for archiving masters. Especially for people who are used to tape, it will be a challenging sell.
Kyle

I know the guys at TV Specialists & Redman are interested.

R Fogg
02-22-2007, 01:12 PM
Anyone interested in joining forces to put together some kits for co-op rental, DITing, or Hi Definition Entertainment Data Management...count me in.

R

R Fogg
02-22-2007, 01:25 PM
[QUOTE=IMGentertainment;13058]You guys are more then welcome to come down this way. Can go do some amazing slot canyon shots our around zion..


mmmm....slot canyons

Steve Freebairn
02-22-2007, 01:48 PM
Sorry, I didn't see this 'til now, I'm actually from Salt Lake, although I grew up in Bountiful (sorry North Salt Lake guys). My buddies and I (2 other guys, Strongbad_2z (zach) and Cory, who doesn't have a reduser account yet) are excited about getting our camera. We just graduated and are looking at commercials and feature work. I'd love to get together when these cameras start showing up and learn as a group. Also, some multicam 4.5k shoots would be pretty sweet. We won't be lonely for long PixelChef when people learn where the sweet looking footage is coming from! :biggrin:

Chris Forbes
02-22-2007, 01:53 PM
Chris, where in NSL are you? I'm in NSL! We might be neighbors... MPAU's in da house!

IMG; Yeah, I'm about to start making those same rounds here in SLC (assuming you haven't been already... ) I've been talking the Matt Williams and the boys over at the Met about the Red, and I know the gents over at Savage pretty well too. There is still some resistance to going tapeless--- bad experiences with the HVX, P2s and Firestores, but eventually they will come around.

Talking with John-David at the Met, his biggest concern was HD shelf-life and interface availability for archiving masters. Especially for people who are used to tape, it will be a challenging sell.


Kyle

I just moved into the FoxBoro area about 4 months ago. Still meeting everybody in the Salt Lake area. I freelance camera op. and edit. I'm getting into HD video assist also.

Steve Freebairn
02-22-2007, 01:55 PM
Hopefully you got into Foxboro before the prices went up. I wish I would have bought a few houses in there when they were cheaper, that place has skyrocket in value.

Chris Forbes
02-22-2007, 02:06 PM
All of Salt Lake is the same. Built my own home in Richfield 4 years ago 2500 Sq. ft closed on it for 97,000.00 lived in it for 3 years sold it for 180,000.00
In SLC the same house would cost me 260,000.00. It is just nuts. We are doing the apt. thing until I can find a lot. (a lot of money)

Kyle Mallory
02-22-2007, 03:02 PM
I take my kid over to Foxboro (or there-abouts) every morning for daycare. I'm actually on Orchard and Eaglewood (38th South). I built my last house in Layton 7 years ago, for 120k, sold it in September for 250k-- took the equity and eliminated I-15 from my commute to SLC. One of the smartest things I've ever done...


I've talked to Redman a lot, and TVSpec. I got the impression from Philip, Geoff, and Ted at TV Spec, that they weren't terribly interested because they couldn't resell or service the Red (not that they weren't interested in the camera, it just didn't fit their business model)... But I haven't talked to them recently. Maybe that's changed.

R Fogg
02-22-2007, 03:07 PM
It's true the house market has been INSANE. It has been cooling a bit, but it will never get cheaper than it is now. I must confess that a house flip paid for my Red...so i can't complain too much.

Chris Forbes
02-22-2007, 03:10 PM
amen on the commute what a nightmare. although I'm sure some of our So. Cali. friends would disagree. Where do you work in SLC?
Yeah, TV Spec. is a little wait and see right now on the red. But I hope all of the Camera dealers know what this is going to do to their business.

Kyle Mallory
02-22-2007, 03:20 PM
I work for Utah Interactive (www.utahinteractive.org), downtown across from the Wells Fargo building.

Jared VanLeuven
02-22-2007, 03:50 PM
Yeah, Redman and, to a lesser extent TV Spec, are interested from a 3rd-party rental perspective right now, waiting to take the plunge after the cam is a proven demand (and after workflow is established).

I slave in Centerville, live in Riverton. How's that for I-15 hell? :D

Kyle Mallory
02-22-2007, 04:42 PM
Ouch! Well, I guess, at least your moving against traffic.. I'm a "glass if half full" guy (today, at least).

Yeah, Bryan at Redman and I have been talking about the workflow and demand, and I suspect there will be some convincing with (especially) producers. No production is going to switch to Red right away unless there is a production pipeline in place that they can trust. Even if the DPs they hire are Red friendly, unless they can feel confident that their footage won't get hung-up in post- hell, my camera is going to sit idle (except for Group 801 projects!).

I'm still working out my business model, but I'm working toward providing video-tech/assist/playback/village service supporting the Red camera. Let the TC's, Williams, Smoots, Lonsdales and Johnsons worry about actually handling the camera on the dolly-- they already got those mad skills... But supporting the camera and its digital content while on set is something that will be new to everyone.

I'm just hoping that my camera will ship, and all the support gear ready and available before the MPIF is depleated again. The last two years, its been sucked dry in a matter of months.


So, who from the Utah RED's will be going to NAB?

Chris Forbes
02-22-2007, 05:02 PM
I slave in Centerville, live in Riverton. How's that for I-15 hell? :D

I think you could be institutionalized for that :sick:

Chris Forbes
02-22-2007, 05:07 PM
I've got my passes for Nab

Steve Freebairn
02-22-2007, 06:26 PM
Don't forget Brian Wilcox on your list, everything that I've seen him shoot is incredible. I'll be at NAB on monday at least :)

Don Woods
02-22-2007, 08:53 PM
I will be at NAB for prob three days this year...

There is allot of intrest in the Salt Lake area for a couple of ad angencys. Also one of the bigger film house that we have been working with allot. They make thoes one moves that do very good in Utah. Sorry don't want to say to much until things are on papper. But yes there is allot of good opertunityes here. And in Vegas. I have had allot of people that are worried about the tapeless aspect. But there is an easy soultion. We are going to provide service along with our stright rental. One of the service (and I garenntee we will be very low priced. indie in mind) is your footage to anything. We will do all the processing. So for most of our clients now they are very HD CAM and DVCPRO HD based. So most of the time that is what they will get. With the 4K files saved as DPX so they can be used for online or for a latter date. Long term arcive has always been an issue. But I think we have a soild pipe line and soultion. We will also offer arcive of your footage at a secure data center for a time length determend by the client. Also very resonable priced.

And for all you utah guys. Feel free to look at us first for support and rental needs beacuse I garentee that we will take good care of you. The website will be www.4Kcamrentals.com We will have an office in STG. and SLC STG will handel vegas. And one day an office in LA. The web page and everything is still being built and we will be puttting on some very interesting coming out party for RED to the UT film comunity coming up some time after NAB. I want all you guys to share in this. We don't want to go it alone. I want to share and help other RED one users along. I belive that there will be more then enough interest for anyone.

As for the slots. Any time you guys want to go. My uncle owns a rock climbing and canyonerring shop in zion that dose quided trips. http://www.zionrockguides.com/ Lets just say you all will get the friends and family rate.

There is some really good stuff on the east side. Pine Creek is the most popular beacuse it is easy and takes about a half an hour to do. Then you get into some of the bigger ones and my god.. Emily and Mystery are my two favs. But they kick your ass. I'm a bigger boy and it wopps my ass. I really need to get in shape this summer.

Sorry for all the miss spelled stuff. A couple beers down early weekend. and I just don't care tonight.

Jared VanLeuven
02-23-2007, 12:35 PM
NAB - We'll be there for 3 days, it'd be cool to hook up with you guys.

IMG, I very much appreciate your inclusive character. Boy, I'd choose to live in StG if I could, I love the country down there. I get down to Zion a couple times a year, I may take you up on your generosity! :)

Don Woods
02-23-2007, 03:12 PM
NAB - We'll be there for 3 days, it'd be cool to hook up with you guys.

IMG, I very much appreciate your inclusive character. Boy, I'd choose to live in StG if I could, I love the country down there. I get down to Zion a couple times a year, I may take you up on your generosity! :)

Go for it. I'm sure I can get you taken care of.

Yeah it will be good to see you all at NAB this year.

Kyle Mallory
02-23-2007, 05:33 PM
I'll be in NAB all week long (Mon - Thu). I guess we'll all be meeting up at the Red Booth if nothing else. ;-) I'll have my wife, my brother and his wife with me, so I probably won't get out to do to much geeking... but I'll try!

Jared VanLeuven
02-28-2007, 02:17 PM
I'll be in NAB all week long (Mon - Thu). I guess we'll all be meeting up at the Red Booth if nothing else. ;-) I'll have my wife, my brother and his wife with me, so I probably won't get out to do to much geeking... but I'll try!

Ha, I know what you mean. We're a family-owned shop, so they'll be 8 of us down there, all up and down the family tree.