Congrats, Brook. After standing in the most rewarding hour-long line I've ever been in, I get led back to the theater room and just before going in I take a look back and notice one of the RED workers behind the demo cameras. "I know that face," I thought. It turned out to be Brook. Congrats on getting to be at NAB and talk to people about one of the most exciting new products of our time. Plus, you got to play with the camera! I got to walk up to it look through the eyepiece, change the focus and walk away to make room for other people. whee.
I made up for it though slightly by standing next to "Bush-cam" for a while. It's weird to actually see it in person, working. Even upscaled 720p is amazing.
It was great to talk with some of the RED crew, hearing how they became involved and what they've seen as this project has progressed and what it means for their future. Jarred said he's now spoiled on 4k. I don't blame him at all. I'm re-editing a short film I shot and I'm pushing the sharpening as much as I can to gain detail without bringing out the grain. "I should have shot it in squeeze mode! Bu-ha!"
It was also great to talk to Jim and hear just how excited he is about this project. He said that it was about two years ago that he realized this project could be done and that it's been a great ride ever since. What's inspired me most about this project is the honesty and frankness in its business practice which is something that I want to exhibit in my business endeavors as well.
I wasn't able to stay around long and meet people(I arrived in vegas at 4 am and left at about noon) but the trip was still well worth it. The footage was beautiful as well. I did not at all expect to see a Peter Jackson short when I walked into the theater. It was crystal clear and grainless, like I was watching the events with my own eyes.
Enjoy the week, RED crew. Looking forward to new announcements about the Red-pocketcam or other things.