An article I wrote on my experiences at this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas has been posted at Blender Nation. Go have a gander at all the cool stuff I got to see there (forgiving some of the blurry camera phone photos)!
Of course, the funny thing is that because I tried to keep the content of that article restricted to only information that’s relevant to the Blender community, I didn’t include cool little tidbits like the fact that my hotel had a Krispy Kreme inside it! And not just some dinky kiosk; they had the fresh donut conveyor and the infamous hot light! You better believe I had donuts every day.
But this show is probably the largest conference I’ve been to, to date. There were lots of interesting people to meet… and I was only to meet a few. Some notable people include the directors of Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who, Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino of Blue Sky Studios (as I mention in the article), as well as Andy Milonakis and Harry Shearer who have shows on MyDamnChannel.com (BTW, if you haven’t seen the You Suck at Photoshop series yet… you should). I got to meet quite a few independent producers and production people, including Johann Dawes and Terrick (please forgive me, I never got his last name… or the proper spelling for his first name), both from Jamaica. The former is the Executive Director of Hype! TV, a Jamaican music and entertainment station and the latter is a “swiss army knife” of production, focusing primarily on music videos. Hell, even Chuck D made an appearance.
Oh… and does anyone have a couple thousand dollars to spare? I made the mistake of visiting Wacom’s booth and now I want a Cintiq… badly.