Jeff Ello sent in some BTS images of his DIY DSLR cage on set with one of films earlier this year. He's been a busy guy teaching low budget shooting/editing/fx panels at various conventions for several years now including GENCON, InCon, Marcon, Starbase Indy, this year. The next event you'll be able to catch Jeff hosting hosting dslr/FX panels along with Hunter Cressal will be at Dragon*Con in Atlanta which looks like tons of fun. This year, Dragon*Con will be held Labor Day weekend (September 3–6, 2010) in Atlanta, GA. From what I can gather its a similarity of those other film and tv fan events such as ComicCon. A big help in educating low budget film makers, here's Jeff's schedule if you can attend, tell him I said Hi.
Title: Film School: Sound, More Sound, and How to Sound Good
Time: Fri 01:00 pm Location: Cairo - Hyatt (Length: 1)
Description: What equipment is needed to capture sound, how do you create unforgettable sound effects? How to fix what’s gone wrong? ADR. Foley.
Title: Film School: Low Budget Substitutes for standard equipment
Time: Sat 01:00 pm Location: Cairo - Hyatt (Length: 1)
Description: Learn about nice but inexpensive dollies, booms, jibs, and steady camera systems, and THEN what to use when you can't even afford THOSE.
Title: Film School: Intro to Digital SLR Photography for Filmmaking
Time: Sat 04:00 pm Location: Cairo - Hyatt (Length: 1)
Description: Digital SLR cameras bring true photographer's tools to filmmaking; This class will teach you the what, how, and why of this new tech.
Title: Film School: CG Special FX, How It's Done
Time: Sun 01:00 pm Location: Cairo - Hyatt (Length: 1)
Description: This class shows filmmakers how Computer Graphics and Live Action are married to create stunning images.
Title: Film School: HD Cameras
Time: Sun 04:00 pm Location: Cairo - Hyatt (Length: 1)
Description: What can the new cameras do? Which is “best”? Which is worth the money? How do you use them? We will explain it all.
Title: Film School: Post Production
Time: Mon 11:30 am Location: Cairo - Hyatt (Length: 1)
Description: You've finished principle photography; Now what? Picture lock, post audio, music/score, editing, CGI.
Title: Film Festival Awards Ceremony
Time: Mon 01:00 pm Location: Regency V - Hyatt (Length: 1)
Description: The Presentation of the 2010 Dragon*Con Independent Short Film Festival awards