Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sakuracon 2012

Yesterday concluded the year's Sakuracon event at the Washington state convention center in Seattle.  It was another great year with amazing weather--cool days with clear skies.  Since this year's Sakuracon was nearly a month earlier than last, the event actually coincided with the Sakura blooms around the city.  While there aren't many Sakura trees around the actual convention site (that I know of), the overlap allows for good opportunities to go off-site to take pictures or do video, etc.

I met up with a lot of cool people and had a great time at this year's event.  However, security was quite a bit more obnoxious. 

This year I wanted to be a little ambitious and try a few new things with regard to video.  While I made some attempts, the outcome wasn't very successful so I won't be able to provide immediate results.  Looking at my post from last year's Sakuracon I can say that I'm probably as well versed in the culture / scene as everyone else and it's interesting to see that I managed to pull 3 videos from 20 gbs of raw footage.  This year's tally hovered around  32gb of video and I'm aiming to release 2 videos and 1 short feature. 

I had the pleasure of getting to work with Electric lady who came out from Arizona and she likewise agreed to participating in my lofty / insane ideas which I greatly appreciated (most people are unwilling to invest their time and energy, though with possibly good reason). I took a few teaser photos from our adventures, here's one:

It took some time but I managed to crank out both my first video from Sakuracon and the feature video I did for Electric lady.  However, I'm saving the latter video for the final release.  In the meantime, take a look at release #1:

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