We got invited by Sony Malaysia to their seminar. The highlight of this one is the launch of the F55 and F5. Both are digital cinema cameras. The F55 was used to film the feature After Earth (starring Will Smith) and Oblivion (starring Tom Cruise).
Things became even more interesting when we found out that storm chaser and cinematographer, Alister Chapman would be conducting the workshop. We knew this would be greatly educational so we organized a field trip with our Saito College students to attend.
The seminar room at Saujana Hotel was spacious and the food delicious. It was impressive; all of the Sony large sensor cameras were on display, on tripods and beckoning to us.
We had the opportunity to fiddle with the hero of the show, the F5 and F55. Also on display were the NEX-FS100 and its larger brother, the FS700.
What caught my eye was the thoughtfully designed NEX-EA50. This is a dedicated video camera. It relinquishes the need for additional rigs and accessories.
It’s not a pretentious DSLR. The EA50 is made with an extendable shoulder mount and lets the user shoot with DSLR lenses. It also has a zoom rocker for power zooming. So awesome!
I had a great time. Engineers from Japan interviewed me about my work and experience. I also won a set of earphones for answering some questions correctly. To top all these of, the door gift was a pleasant surprise; Sony gave us each a premium camera strap worth US$80.
We got to meet up with our peers from the industry and enjoyed the workshop and the food in the serene and comfortable ballroom. Many thanks to Sony Malaysia, this event is a success!
The highlight of my day was being able to bring back the EA50 for a test run. I’m having it for a week!