Anyone who’s interested in DSLR video has probably heard of Philip Bloom, the UK based director, DP and filmmaker who is one of the world’s foremost authorities on getting the best out of DSLRs. The man shot part of Red Tails, for Pete’s sake (who the hell is Pete anyway?). What you might not know is two bits of news. So, because we love you video geeks, here they are:
Fistly he’s touring Oz with Ric Creaser, aussie audio genius, to deliver a series of DSLR and large chip camcorder workshops courtesy of RØDE. If you get a chance to get to these (sorry, Sydney and Melbourne are sold out) then I’d suggest you do. I’ll be at the Byron Bay workshop and am practically panting for it. Ask the people staring uncomfortably at me in the cafe.
The other bit of news is that Philip recently launched a forum that covers the entire digital filmmaking spectrum. I’m a member on a number of such forums and, within a week, this one has already surpassed the others in terms of content, activity and general grownupedness of everyone there. Get along and register, and help push him over 1,000 members in the first week. It’s real names only though, so leave the 5Dlegend96 pseudonym at the door. See you there.
[originally posted on tbogeek.com]