Well, this was a very informative day. REDucation hosted students from all over the world. The class size at REDucation is 40, and students came from India, London, Dubai, Italy, Hong Kong, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, and all over the US.
It was a day filled with presentations (both visual and verbal), lectures, Q and A, hands on RED, and shooting assignments.
Ted Schilowitz (RED Digital Cinema) and Michael Cioni (formally with Plaster City) are the main teachers, with Mauricio Gutierrez, Casey Green, Steve Freebairn and myself (Von Thomas) as teaching assistants. The event hosted by HD Expo Creatasphere, and produced by Jeff Seckendorf, is held at the Los Angeles Center Studios, in Downtown LA.
I have to say, collectively we have a awesome crew, the skill level, the first hand knowledge and experience, the willingness to share, makes this learning event, above and beyond a benchmark for our new digital cinema learning frontier.
You may be able to get a picture with RED, but with training like this, your vision as a story teller, will literally leap off the screen.
Many of the topics covered today would be very familiar to most photographers, after all, it's digital, and we have been shooting digital for 10 years now.
More to come.