DCP 34: HDSLR Bootcamp Recap, Khalid Mohtaseb and Jonathan Bregel - Next Level Pictures

Episode 34 the Digital Convergence podcast features Khalid Mohtaseb and Jonathan Bregel of Next Level Pictures. In the first segment of the show, Chris Fenwick talks about his behind the scene experience with Shane Hurlbut's Hurlbut Visuals HDSLR Bootcamp. Chris gives a feel for what it was like to be in attendance. Chris talks about how the editors at the HDSLR Bootcamp used Adobe Premiere Pro instead of Apple's Final Cut Pro and why. We geek out on data management when Chris reveals he collected over 680 GB of data at the HDSLR Bootcamp.

In the next segment I talk to two amazing filmmakers who are in their early twenties and have partnered together to form and operate Next Level Pictures. Khalid Mohtaseb was born in Doha Qatar in December 1985. He spent his childhood traveling from one country to another, until his father was relocated to Wayne New Jersey in 1993. Khalid's work includes the controversial Haiti Earthquake Aftermath video - an amazingly beautiful, cinematic depiction of the sad human cost of this devasting earthquake. Khalid's talent has taken him all the way from shooting film in Coney Island to corporate interviews around the country.

Jonathan Bregel was mentored at a young age by photographer/professor Juan Carlos Castro and was taught the art of lighting, and frame composition. Prior to attending college, Jonathan's photography and documentary work was displayed in museums nationwide. Years later, he graduated from Full Sail University with a BS in Filmmaking. Jonathan's work has already been displayed on many television stations including; IFC, MTV, MTV2, MTVu, Fuse, and BET. Jonathans passion for filmmaking and travel has allowed him to shoot in every state in the USA along with several places outside the USA.

Khalid and Jonathan talk about a new music video they filmed with Canon 5D's and 7D's for the music group There for Tomorrow and their new single Deathbed.

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