Thursday, February 10, 2011

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A Successful Fusion Event!

Although a few of the Beau Photo crew were feeling under the weather (including myself), the Saturday Fusion 2011 event was a resounding success! We had over 150 attendees and a dozen exhibitors showing off their video related wares. The speakers were awesome and we have received a lot of very good feedback from show attendees.  This is definitely something we are aiming to do again next year!

We had well over $3,000 worth of door prizes through the generosity of our many exhibitors, including a Canon Pixma Pro 9500 Mark II printer from Canon, an Atlas 10 Slider from Cinevate, a CoolPix P7000 digital camera from Nikon and many other great prizes.  Thank you everyone!

A special thanks to the staff and students from VanArts who worked hard to make the event a success!

For a list of the major door prize winners and some photos during the event, read on...

Gina B. won a
Cinevate Atlas 10 Slider (valued at $600)
Thanks to Cinevate for this door prize!

David J. won a
Nikon CoolPix P7000 camera (valued at $499)
Thanks to Nikon Canada for this door prize!

William J. won a
ThinkTank Retrospective 20 bag (valued at $190)
Thanks to Nadel Enterprises for this prize!

Andrew M. won a
Pixma Pro 9500 Mark II (valued at $899)
Thanks to Canon Canada for this prize!

Other major winners include:

Kent K. won a Manfrotto tripod & head worth $299 (thanks to Amplis Foto)
Jen G. won a LensBaby Composer worth $299 (thanks to Daymen Photo)
Tamara P. won a Tamrac Ultra Pro 7 worth $149 (thanks to Amaya Foto)
Jim H. won a 6" Matthellini worth $100 (thanks to Matthews Studio equipment)
Curt S. won a Cotton Carrier System worth $180 (thanks to Cotton Carrier)
Ellen B. won a Cotton Carrier CarryLight worth $150 (thanks to Cotton Carrier)
... and many more!

Here are some photos from the event...

The banners

The Beau Photo tables

Carol and Simon with their very important coffees
and the Canon booth on the left

A view down the room with Simply Computing on the left

Amaya and Amplis


The Nikon Booth

Action shot! Nikon Rob demonstrating their CLS

K5600 Lighting illuminating the back of the room

Matthews grip equipment

Canon Rob checking out the cool gear at the Cinevate booth

Rosco filters and light panels

The ImageQuest booth

Packed in one direction...

...and very busy in the other!

Thanks to everyone, suppliers, exhibitors, the inspirational speakers and all the attendees who made this show a success! A special mention must be made of Beau Photo's own Ken Shymka, who dedicated a huge amount of time and effort, taking Fusion 2011 from the merest spark of an idea, to making the event a full-blown reality. Thanks Ken!

For some great photos of the event, see this VanArts blog entry!


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