Converge came around for 2011 last week and it was interesting to see both from a creative filmmaker perspective, and from a business point of view where DSLR video is at and more importantly where it is heading. It was also great to finally meet Kevin Shahinian, and to catch up with other key people in the resistance like Philip Bloom, Joe Simon, Robin Schmidt and Sam Morgan Moore amongst others. Great to meet you all.
Converge is just a few days away now.
They have just posted an interview with Philip Bloom at the Converge website, and if you’re in the UK use the box in the right hand column to order your ticket. The event is in London at the BFI on the South Bank. March 1st (Tuesday) has all the talks and screenings, then March 2nd (Wednesday) is the workshop day.
Converge are doing great justice to the DSLR community, they *get* it. Their last festival was a massive success and their next one begins on the 1st March at a very plush home, the British Film Institute on London’s South Bank.
I keep hearing squeaks from an industry creaking under the weight of heavy professional gear, proclaiming that DSLRs will never last and that people will all move onto heavy and expensive digital cinema cameras. Rubbish!