The Letus / Hurlbut Master Cinema Series debut party

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Wow, what a fun time we had at the Letus / Hurlbut Master Cinema Series launch party in LA over the weekend! I got to meet so many great people and quite literally talked from 9am until at least midnight – I was exhausted! Tom Guilmette recorded the event for a mini-documentary and we'll be sharing that with you later, but we got some images and Matt Jeppson from freshDV has posted some images and a video as well that he's graciously sharing with us (he's so much faster than me with the edit HA!)

There is a new video from Shane and a ton of background information on the Master Cinema Series site – and oh, and of course, if you want to jump in and BUY – Letus has a page up for all the details and purchasing! You can place your order now and they'll be shipping out in November.

The Master Cinema Series party

Most people would just do a bit of a presentation with a few rigs on display but of course that isn't Shane's style! There were 6 different hollywood style sets there for us to experiment with the new Master Cinema Series rigs. Of course, Shane did do a walk thru of the different rigs (which Matt shares in the video below) but the proof was in the sets and the table where you could put all the pieces together to make a rig.

It was incredible walking the floor and talking to the people to get some reactions and I tried my best to find someone who didn't like what they were seeing (granted we were at a sponsored event but I really did try to get someone to say they didn't like what they saw!). The overall impression from the folks I spoke with was that these rigs set a new level. It was also a pleasure to talk with many of the HurlbutVisuals crew to get their opinions (and of course they're biased but they seemed genuine in their thoughts) and they all said they were excited to be using this gear because it has evolved from what they've been using and the experience of using gear up to now has gone into making improvements in these rigs.



Matt's Video

Some photos from the event

Shane and Hian thanking everyone for coming with a crane watching

Shane and Hien Tu Le thanking everyone for coming with a crane watching

Tom Guilmette talking with Rodney Charters

Tom Guilmette talking with Rodney Charters

The table where you could try out all the pieces to make a rig

The table where you could try out all the pieces to make a rig

One of the massive sets for the demonstrations of the Master Cinema Series

One of the massive sets for the demonstrations of the Master Cinema Series

I got to follow 2 Navy Seals thru a terrorist capture demonstration

I got to follow 2 Navy Seals thru a terrorist capture demonstration

Hian next to the Master Cinema Series rig

Hien Tu Le (Letus mastermind!) next to the Master Cinema Series rig

Lydia Hurlbut talking with a guest at the Master Cinema Series debut party

Lydia Hurlbut talking with a guest at the Master Cinema Series debut party

A couple from Matt Jepson

Matt posted a ton of shots on his site as well

Mimi Fuenzalida testing a rig on the Master Cinema Series sets (courtesy Matt Jepson)

Mimi Fuenzalida testing a rig on the Master Cinema Series sets (courtesy Matt Jepson)

The small Master Cinema Series rig used inside a car

The small Master Cinema Series rig used inside a car

Matt Jepson got this shot of Hien Tu Le trying out the Navy Seal's gun

Matt Jepson got this shot of Hien Tu Le trying out the Navy Seal's gun

Other posts about the event

Summary

These new Master Cinema Series rigs are quite exciting and priced in reach for many – tho the upper end rigs are most likely to be used on movies that can afford them. And if you can't afford them, I'm sure you'll be able to rent them from HurlbutVisuals' rental house. The key tho is that all of the pieces work together and investment in one doesn't get thrown out when you move up. And if you can grab the high end rig, you've got incredible flexibility.

Our thanks to Matt, Tom, Shane, Lydia, Aaron, Hian, Stephanie and everyone else I'm leaving out who helped make the event possible. It was great to meet new faces and to spend time talking to new people who stopped in to meet me while I was there (mimi, john, hamish, tim, ron, and the ton of other folks I can't remember!).

Blogger's Disclaimer: Letus has been a planet5D advertiser in the past (but aren't now) and they did pay for my travel to attend the event.

(cover photo credit: snap from the event by me)

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