This past October, my coworker Chris Corradino and I hit the floor of the PDN PhotoPlus Expo, one of the largest photography trade shows in the nation. Having both worked and attended several large trade events in the past, this one was special for me as it was my first time to go as the press. Chris and I went around and interviewed several key people from companies with a very quick-and-dirty web 2.0 approach: a Flip HD camera and a Zoom H2 audio recorder.
I was particularly impressed by Animoto, makers of some impressive video rendering software where the user uploads their pictures and music and the software does all the transitions and panning. My sample clip – built from stills of my band DBCR and one of our demos – came out well, so I led the interview with Eric Bjornard, their VP of marketing.