Last week was the first In[FOCUS] “Gathering” of wedding and event filmmakers from literally around the world (I think Ireland was the furthest homeland of an attendee). There is just too, too much to say about how rewarding this event was. And I’m not just blowing smoke up your arse. One of the laments I often have when I go to a conference like this is that I don’t feel like I learn anything new. Maybe it’s because I’ve been in the biz so long (going on eight years). Maybe it’s because I’m always trying new things ahead of the crowd, so nothing seems new to me. Whatever the reason, usually the most I get from these kind of conferences is great networking. But for the first time in a lonog while I actually came away with pages of notes. I was genuinely inspired to make some changes and additions to my business that I’ve never considered. That is saying a lot for me!
A BIG SURPRISE
On the last day of the show, they shared a big surprise with everyone. Most of the training at the event will be offered online as part of a new InFocus membership website: InFocusVideoEvent.NET. Check it out. Bookmark it. It will be an invaluable resource, on top of all the great FREE content already available on their blog.
There’s nothing alike a testimonial video to set the stage. Here are some testimonials from just the first day.
A LOVELY REFLECTION ON AUSTIN
The In[Focus] organizers issued a challenge to everyone to make little films about their experience in Austin and InFocus. This one below was posted today by Jet Kaiser, a wedding filmmaker from Indiana. It has a great, home movie nostalgic feel. Shot on the 5D Mark II, of course. Great job Jet and Dani.
RELIVE THE MAGIC
Here are videos summarizing each of the three days (produced by Texas local 31 Films. Great job guys). Enjoy!