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Imagine More with Technical Tools from CANON, Inc.
by Karen Pecota

An annual highlight during the Tribeca Film Festival is the venue called Tribeca Talks. This is open to the public but designed for the serious filmmaker to glean information and dialogue with professionals in the film industry. Film students make up a large part of the audiences in these events. Almost every session incorporates special film clips depending on the topic.

CANON, Inc. sponsored a talk called IMAGINE MORE. Naturally Canon USA is eager to promote their cameras to a new generation of filmmakers. Their products are forever pushing the envelope for the latest technology emphasizing affordability and the ease of usage.

The opener for the IMAGINE MORE session was the screener of the short feature film CANON collaborated on production with director/filmmaker/actor Ron Howard called When You Find Me. If you have not seen this short film, I would encourage you to check it out on YouTube or at the official Project Imagin8ion website. It is truly a masterpiece! You will not believe it was created from eight still photographs.

IMAGINE MORE was the opportunity that CANON, Inc. used to share with students, seasoned filmmakers, press and the general public, the tour behind the scenes of Project Imagin8ion. The project was shot on the latest models of the Canon cameras. It was their platform to showcase the versatility and ease of the Canon camera line for professional filmmaking.

Moderated by Kristin McCracken, Vice President of Digital Media for Tribeca Enterprises she was able to guide a conversation of panelists that included Canon USA (Chuck Westfall), two filmmakers (Seth Keal and Charles Miller) who produced Tribeca selected films--the documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, a short CamCat and documentary Knuckleball; and Swedish documentarian, Petter Ringbom featuring his Tribeca selected film The Russian Winter. These filmmakers shared their experiences using the Canon cameras. Mr. Westfall was on hand to give insight to the filmmaker’s questions after using the canon cameras for their films that were featured during the festival. Filmmaker’s have lots of questions giving credence to lively dialogue.