Get In[Focus] – The Power of Giving Part 2

Last week I posted the question, “How Much Sharing of Knowlede” is too much. It was prompted by a discussion I had with colleagues regarding the amount of “secrets” one should share (or not share). In both the videography and photography industries, so much of what we learn comes from those who have blazed trails before us. I’m in the camp that a rising tide raises all ships. One group of colleagues that I feel is doing an outstanding job of raising the tide for us video producers is the In[Focus] Event organizers (Julian St. Pierre, Chris P. Jones, and Don Pham). In[Focus] is a brand new event videographer and cinematographer convention happening January 18-20. 2010 in Austin, TX. They’ve gathered a host of amazing talent to give presentations on everything from cinematography, to workflow, to marketing. (Tasra and I are honored to be listed among the speakers).

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But it’s not the pending gathering in Texas that has really impressed me. What I have found even more amazing is the blog they’ve created to give continuing education. A few times per week they put up extremely informative blog posts on just about every aspect of running a successful video production studio. In just the past week alone they’ve posted videos on creating a 5D Mark II rig on a budget; creating a better work-life balance using David Allen’s GTD sytem; and a great review of a ThinkTank “airport antidote.” They’ve covered other topics like work flow, cutting backlog, shooting with the 5DMarkII, using the CRM solution ShootQ, and much, much more. They’re able to do this because they’ve assembled a team a guest blog writers from all over the industry who are willing to share their knowledge and experience with an entire industry.

I love being able to point out great sources of education for my fellow video peeps. The In[Focu] blog gets two thumbs up! If you’re interested in attending the event, register now as space is filling up. Check out the line up (in no particular order):

  • StillMotion
  • Loyd Calomay
  • Jeff Wright
  • The VonLakens
  • Yours truly and Mrs. Yours Truly
  • Ray Roman
  • Chris Jones
  • Joshua Smith
  • Joe Terravella
  • Steve and Laura Moses
  • William Gaff
  • Joe Simon
  • David Perry

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