I had a great time this last weekend at Electronic Theatre Controls‘ 2010 Summer Camp – the great folks at ETC had me up to experience their Dealer/Rep Summer Camp Conference, where ETC dealers and representatives across the world learn about new products, existing products, talk to people working in the major leagues with their products, and generally have a good time. The first night I was there, I had a day of learning about Selador LEDs, Unison systems, Sensor dimming, and seeing a shootout of ETC products against other products in the industry.
I mean, who hasn’t ever used an ETC product? I can say that it certainly isn’t me – my career started out on a Microvision FX, and ETC stuff has been in my career since then. It was pretty great to meet everyone, see people I knew, and meet new people that I will know from now on. The factory is pretty awesome – I’ve got a post all about that on its own, as well as a post with Bill Klages’ lecture about television and film lighting!
One of the absolute highlights for me at this conference was listening to Pete Weigland and Nick Gonsman give a demo on integrating wireless devices with the EOS console. Nick and Pete gave so much information on wireless devices in general that my mind was absolutely full of information on wifi, and happy to be so full. Thanks, Nick and Pete!
Check out some images, won’tcha?
Me and Lowell Olcott rocking a few bottles of the Spotted Cow… YUM!
My favorite shot of John Kuehl, ETC’s web and social media genius
David Lincecum, Jim Hutchison, Bill Klages (the father of modern TV lighting), and ETC’s Pres, Fred Foster
David Hilton and Novella Smith talking about Selador LED fixtures
The Sons of Sunset jamming in front of the ETC Mothership!
Here’s a ton more shots – in gallery format! Click one and flip through them all!
Thanks for having me, ETC!