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  1. An Affair To Remember

    Once upon a time I fell through the looking glass and into the world of HDV cameras. It was 2005. I sold my soul to the devil for a Z1U, FCP 5, and a Mac Pro Power PC.  Cue The Turtle’s “Happy Together.” I took him everywhere, all 6 lbs of him. I was in love. BUT, Alas this is not a story about my Z1U, even though the time when it and I and a canoe full of people tipped over into the Current River was pretty funny….well not so funny then…

    No, This is a story about a revolution or what some may say, a fad. The DSLR camera. 

    One day I found myself trolling the forums and watching with fascination the still camera for video experiments that were going on online. And it was experimenting at first. People were getting excited. It became an addiction for me. I wanted to know the workflow, the pro’s, the con’s, how people were making them work for them. My Z1U even quit talking to me. 

    Then I moved to L.A. …where the Wild Things are.

    3 months after I got to L.A. and 5 years after I bought my first video camera,  I went to Calumet’s and walked out with a shiny new black and red box.  Oh new camera smell how can I bottle you up and save you. All my other camera’s gave me the cold shoulder when I walked in. Amongst mutters of “Psshh. “Still camera’s.” & “I heard they overheat.” I pulled out my new toy. A brand new Canon Eos Rebel T2i. “Well hello! There you are. Oh and you’re so light. Oh and perfectly sized for my small hands.  Oh my and AND 24p? No no, you spoil me.”

    So what did I do with my new video camera?  Well  I took a picture of course.