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Just Posted: Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Vincent Laforet took some time to talk with us last week at PhotoPlus Expo. Vincent talks about the state of DSLR film-making in the three years since the launch of his Canon 5DMKII short film Reverie, the first of its kind to be shot in 1080p, and the changes he's seen in the photography industry and his own career as a result of the increasing quality in HD video capture.
At the tender age of 36, Vincent Laforet has already established a career that would be the envy of almost any photographer. His photojournalism has been featured in publications such as Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek, and Life. Add to that a Pulitzer, and you've got someone who could easily rest on his laurels. But Laforet is perhaps even better known today as a filmmaker and director. His short film Reverie was the first DSLR film shot in 1080p (using a Canon 5DMKII), and received millions of views online in the first few weeks after its release. Since then, Laforet has become a leading proponent and authority on the techniques and technology involved in making DSLR videos, giving talks and leading workshops frequently.
Vincent was in NYC last week giving presentations at The PDN PhotoPlus expo as one of Canon's Explorers of Light professionals. We caught up with him to talk about the state of DSLR video, the projects he's currently working on, and where he sees the industry headed.