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May 11, 2009

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Keeping up with Jones, Episode 3, featuring Joey Mathews of 31 Films, Pt. 1 & 2
EventDV Chooses Best of NAB 2009; Presents "Almost Live at NAB" 4-part Series for EventDV-TV

Keeping up with Jones, Episode 3, featuring Joey Mathews of 31 Films, Pt. 1 & 2


Mason Jar FilmsIn Episode 2 of Keeping up with Jones, roving documentarian Chris P. Jones catches up with Houston-based cinematographer Joey Mathews of 31 Films to discuss 31 Films' approach to wedding filmmaking, his music video work, the wonders of Apple TV, and the challenges of juggling a video business, farming, and parenthood. Jones also gets a glimpse of Mathews' revolutionary "infant filming" techniques. Stay tuned to EventDV-TV for part 3 of this 3-part episode.

Also, be sure to check out previous episodes in which Jones catches up with fellow 2008 EventDV 25 honoree Joe Simon of Joe Simon Productions, as Joe opens the vault on his trade-secret motion-camera techniques and playground cinematics.

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EventDV Chooses Best of NAB 2009; Presents "Almost Live at NAB" 4-part Series for EventDV-TV

EventDV Best of NAB 2009

EventDV, The Authority for Event Videographers, has announced the winners of its fourth annual "Best of NAB" awards. Chosen each year by contributing editor and leading L.A.-area videographer and filmmaker Marc Franklin, the awards recognize products in four categories: cameras, production gear, and postproduction solutions.

"Even though NAB is a broadcast-oriented show and we're not a broadcast-oriented magazine," said EventDV editor-in-chief Stephen Nathans-Kelly, "it's still the biggest show of the year for our industry in terms of new product announcements and new developments in video technology. Even though much of what we see at NAB scales higher than we do, there's always lots of new gear on display-even if it's still under glass-that's right in the event videographer's wheelhouse," he continued. "I like to think of EventDV's ‘best of NAB' as ‘The Best of for the rest of us.'"

Now, on to the winners' circle.

In the Camera category, Franklin selected four new models as worthy of inclusion on this year's list, including 2 shouldermount models and two handhelds:

Panasonic AG-HPX300
Panasonic AG-HMC40

Next up were the production gear and camera support products. No fewer than 6 products made the cut in this category:

Petrol Inflatable Airline Bag
KATA One Man Band (OMB) Bag
Litepanels Micro Pro
Shining Technology CitiDISK CFR
Focus Enhancements FS-5 2.0
Bodelin Technologies ProPrompter iPhone/iPod Touch Teleprompter

Rounding out this year's list is the Postproduction category, which ranged widely, including a workstation, two NLEs, two hardware acceleration cards, and three timely plug-ins.

HP Z Series Workstations
Sony Vegas Pro 9
Sony Vegas Pro Production Assistant
Matrox MXO2 Mini
Matrox Compress HD
Grass Valley EDIUS 5.1
Boris Continuum Complete 6
SmartSound Sonicfire Pro FCP Plug-in

For more information on the winning products and the EventDV Best of NAB 2009 selection process, see the June issue of EventDV. Also, for more of EventDV's take on NAB 2009, see Marc Franklin's EventDV-TV series, Almost Live from NAB (EventDV-TV.com > Almost Live from NAB tab).


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