Band Pro Open House – 2015

band proBand Pro Open House – 2015

I had the pleasure of attending the Band Pro Open House this year, and these folks really know how to treat guests. When I arrived, my car was complimentary valet-parked, so there was no delay in getting right in to the action. One raffle ticket, pre-printed name badge, and complimentary jump drive later, I was inside, and ready to see all the things that Band Pro had laid out for its guests.

Band Pro is a really high-end type facility. They are in Burbank right next to Deluxe, so they tend to cater to the Hollywood types, you know, those in the industry. Well, this indie filmmaker was right at home, and I got right into the action. I pulled out my trusty Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and began shooting everything of interest for you, my readers.



English: Steadicam Operator John E Fry with a Master Steadicam, Tiffen HD Ultrabrite monitor, Panasonic AG-HPX500 P2 HD camera, Chrosziel matte box and Fujinon lens. Taken in Wiltshire, England UK. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

About 20 minutes after I arrived (and this event was all day long) Band Pro began calling out numbers for the raffle. There were some very nice gifts, but I was enjoying the camera eyecandy so much that it hardly mattered. There was a duo from HDSLR Pro shooting an interview (as you can see in the video) and there was a bunch of A-list companies representing their wares: 16×9, AJA, Angenieux, Blockbattery, C-motion, Camgear, Canon, Cartoni, Cinetech Dollies, Convergent Design, Dracast, Filmlight, Focus Optics, Fujinon, IBE, Ikan, K5600, Leader, Leica, Maccam Lighting, Manios Digital, ORCA Bags, Ovide, Paralinx, RED, Semote, Sony, Teradek, Tiffen, True ND Filters, TV Logic, Vitec, and Zeiss. You may have heard of some of these.

I don’t believe that anyone under 30 attended the event (unless they were knowledgable reps of a company), and most of the gear there would be too costly for YouTubers. Nevertheless, it was a good opportunity for everyone attending to enjoy a hearty meal. I enjoyed myself immensely, and I look forward to attending next year. And oh yes, I believe there was an open bar for those who cared to indulge. I hope you will enjoy the short video.

–Stu Brown



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