www.kenstone.net is proud to announce the release of a brand new feature article entitled “Production Diary – Cinematic Storytelling the Panasonic’s AG-HPX300” written by noted television producer/writer/DP Dan Brockett. “I was DP on a large project in March of 2009 that I shot for Triplane Film + Video for the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority.” said Brockett. “The project was a unique chance to use the latest technology on a genuine, for pay project for prominent clients. The HPX300 was the right tool to realize our vision for a project we produced for the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority. The Producer, director and clients were very pleased with the footage we shot using a prototype pre-release model of the new HPX300 that Panasonic provided to us” Brockett remarked.
Ken Stone added, “Much of the content on the web about production gear is written as little more than single page overviews. With this article, we have a chance to really explore what it was like to shoot an actual project for paying clients with an exciting, brand new, category defining camera. This is the kind of unique content that is difficult to find anywhere else on the web.”
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