Monday, June 18, 2012
Canon (USA) – in tandem with co-sponsor HBO – hosted a chi chi mixer last night at swanky Katsuya in downtown Los Angeles.
The much-anticipated soiree (Canon Celebrates Cinematographers) attracted a slew of well-heeled “movers & shakers” in the film industry.
Once the doors swung open – smartly-attired servers began to circulate the restaurant – with trays of mouth-watering finger food which were quickly scoffed down.
At one point, the natives were so hungry for the delicious offerings, that they literally stalked the waiters down as they traversed the tony restaurant 'til the witching hour rolled around.
Meanwhile, the booze flowed freely – champagne, domestic beer, you name it – at the bar.
Right off-the-bat, the buzz was so deafening that it was difficult to have a quiet one-on-one with anyone in attendance.
Normally, I just stroll through these events, then hightail it out.
But, last night I was inclined to mix-and-mingle with a handful of new acquaintances I met over the weekend while attending a myriad of screenings and hosted parties.
The festive event was tossed to give filmmakers an up-close opportunity to touch-and-try Canon’s acclaimed cameras and newer models such as the Cinema EOS C300, EOS 5D Mark III, and the new 4K Cinema EOS C500 and EOS-1D C cameras.
Next week, there will also be a panel discussion where key creative and technical minds behind a short film – “When you find me” – will gather for a full exchange of ideas on the aspects of hands-on filmmaking.
Fledging filmmakers – seasoned pros, too – may want to attend!