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: