The great HD-DSLR meet up with new Video interview!!

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I want to see just how many HD-DSLR shooters we can get in one place at one time. So the day after my LA masterclass I propose that if as many of you can get to LA on the 7th March come with your HD-DSLR to Venice Beach just outside the sidewalk cafe for 12pm and see just how many of us can make it! Please spread the word with message boards, forums, friends etc. Hey, even if you don’t have a HD-DSLR come along with a camera and document it. Be great to set what everybody gets out of the same situation!

We can have a nice drink or two and some grub afterwards!

Below is an interview I did at the Bay Area meet-up last week with and Michael Sato about why I do the meet ups and about the big meet up in Venice Beach coming soon.

Phillip Bloom Canon 7d San Rafael from michael sato on Vimeo.

Short Phillip Bloom Clip from San Rafael Meetup. Filmed with a canon 7d 50 1.2 lens.

We had a meet up in October in LA at the same place and it was great. Must have been about 30-40 of us. We need to smash that one this time.

Here is what I shot a couple of days after that last meet up…and below that is what Paul Reynolds who came all the way down from Oregon shot.

Venice’s People: Canon 7D 24p from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.

Venice Beach Meet with Phil from jehu Garcia on Vimeo.


Venice Beach Tilted from David Aldrich on Vimeo.

Test using a Canon FD 35mm f/2.8 tilt shift lens on the Panasonic GH1.

Met up with several camera geeks at Venice Beach on 10-30-09 to hang out with Philip Bloom. Good times, day, cool lens!


  1. I think I made the crappiest video of the day but, the song is cool…

    Jehu Garcia & David Aldrich made videos too…

    I would be there in a heart beat but I’ll be preparing to head out on an Owyhee River adventure at about that time… (One you where supposed to be on… Maybe next year when you’re not shooting at SkyWalker Ranch and stuff). I’ll be at NAB all week with nothing to do so maybe I’ll bug you then… and Tom Guilmette, and Tom Lowe… and…


  2. Hey Phillip –

    Great to meet you in person at Skywalker today. Interesting intimate group discussion on digital filmmaking. Most of us haven’t had the luxury of seeing 5D output taken to the big screen. I must say that your two recent films (Skywalker and Prague) looked beautiful on that impressive 2K projection.

    regards – Scott

  3. We havent met yet Philip, but I’ll be there for sure – I just happen to be in LA for 3 weeks for work, staying right on Venice beach. also hoping to get along to your masterclass.

    Looking forward to it!

  4. Awesome, wish I was in LA at this time – sadly wont be heading there till june/july now…

    Anyone know what that portable led / light source at 1:37 is in the first interview video ??? Looks pretty decent for the size.

  5. Hey Philip,

    Looking forward to meeting you @ the Venice 3/7 Meet Up!
    I was a shooter Nikon F2/F3 in the Rock & Roll Days 1977 ~1987
    Currently do not have a DSLR rig (Don’t stone me @ the door)
    Covered the “US Festivals” put on by Steve Wozniak in the early 80’s.
    you can see some pix on his site

    Really inspired by your work, hope to have a few drinks with you!

    Hope this finds you well.


      1. im from the philly area, but yeah, id travel to NY, or washington… actually boston works too as i can combine that with a visit to family… kill two birds with one stone. the CA one would be awesome, but i just burned through 4 grand on camera gear. ha.

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