I have been to more NABs than I would like to admit, and I loved them all… I’ve also hated them all, but that is my love/hate relationship with the show. I love seeing the new technology, trends and friends I’ve made from my many years in the business.
I hate the way my feet feel at the end of the day. I hate the way that there is not enough lotion on the planet to keep my skin from falling off. I extra-hate the cab lines, but mostly I hate not being able to see everything that needs to be seen.
It was back to the showroom floor for me today as I checked in on a number of exhibitors with an eye toward collaborative workflows.
My first stop was the Adobe booth to take in a demonstration of Adobe Anywhere — Adobe’s collaborative platform for Premiere, Prelude and After Effects.
The workflow is built around a number of users, working either in house or remotely, that can access and work with the same footage all stored in one place called a Collaboration Hub. This Continue reading →
The floor show of NAB opened today, and I as well as other members of the Nice Shoes team were there at the bright and early to see what the exhibitors had to offer.
The first stop on the show floor was at the FilmLight booth where I got a demo of the Baselight for Nuke plug-in. One of the strengths of having integrated color and post inhouse at Nice Shoes is the ability to go back into the color suite once a spot is conformed and comped for a final grading pass. Continue reading →
NAB is a great place to try something new, as it draws in vendors and experts from every aspect of production and post production. My approach in attending the conference this year has been take in a wide variety of sessions — extending beyond the standard VFX and animation techniques that speak to my own day-to-day experience — in order to gain a better understanding of the challenges faced by other sides of this business: directors, DPs, editors, colorists and other key artists in the creative process. Continue reading →
I landed in Vegas just past noon, and arrived without incident at the Flamingo, America’s premier bird-themed Hotel and Casino. After a smooth check-in, I made my way over to the Las Vegas Convention Center for a look around before my first session of the week.
Not many people have arrived for the show yet, or if they have, they are not hanging around the convention center. This actually made it somewhat difficult to get my bearings, as there Continue reading →
It has been about four or five years since I was at an NAB Show, so I am very much looking forward to this year’s trip. In the past, my plan has been to fly out for just a day or two, walk the floor and then take a redeye home. This year I will be there for almost the entire week, and have plans to take in as many demos and seminars as I manage to squeeze in.
I have three areas of focus for the convention:
The Big players
Adobe, Autodesk, The Foundry and FilmLight always have a big presence at NAB, and I’ll be checking in with them to see what they have in the pipeline. I also plan to swing by a few of my other favorite exhibitor booths to see if I come across any gems. Continue reading →