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Zacuto to Sponsor Canon Filmmakers Live Events

Zacuto to Sponsor Canon Filmmakers Live Events

CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – March 2, 2011) – Zacuto USA is proud to announce their sponsorship of Canon Filmmakers Live, a series of live events aimed to educate, entertain, and inspire individuals shooting video with Canon’s line of DSLR cameras. DSLR expert Philip Bloom will host each of the live events. The project was started by filmmakers Jon Connor and Cristina Valdivieso after recently holding their first workshop again with keynote speaker
Philip Bloom. The event sold out and was a huge success.

“We thought if people in our own city were hungry for educational events like this, what about other cities? One thing led to another and after months of planning and preparation the Canon Filmmakers Live U.S. Tour was born,” said Connor.

The first of the 12 events will take place in Chicago on March 8th. Over the next 30 days, the project will visit Washington, D.C., Nashville, Atlanta, Miami, Dallas, Austin, Albuquerque, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. At each event, individuals will be able to speak with Philip Bloom about everything from camera setup to post workflow. Bloom will also be covering the latest gear and cameras, including the entire Canon DSLR line as well as the Panasonic GH2 and the Panasonic AF100.

“It has definitely been a labor of love but we really think a lot of aspiring filmmakers that wouldn’t have access to Philip Bloom, his knowledge, and experience are going to benefit greatly from this tour. Logistically this has been an overwhelming undertaking, so we definitely appreciate all of our sponsors because without them and their dedication to the independent and event filmmaking communities, none of this would be possible,” said Connor.

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Zacuto, located in Chicago, Illinois, is known for their “Made in the USA” brand of high quality, originally designed camera accessories. Their video equipment rental house division builds custom camera packages and delivers nationwide. Zacuto Films produces original programming and just recently won a 2010 Emmy Award for one of their webisodic programs: “The Great Camera Shootout 2010.” For more information, visit