Jim Jannard has added to the coverage by admiting fault, this was really the only move and im happy that all is right with the film making world again!
“I guess everyone makes mistakes… this one was mine.
A lot has been posted about this so I thought I would clarify from our perspective.aking
This situation is my fault… no one else’s. My apology was offered to Philip and apparently accepted.
Philip has returned his EPIC and cancelled his Scarlet order.
We will not allow any disrespectful posts here on Reduser about Philip or anyone else…
We consider the case closed. Nothing to see here… move along.
Philip Bloom has posted a blog update in which he explains why he returned his RED EPIC, now im not going to do a copy and paste job so just go there and read it.
Now I am a fan of Blooms work, I follow his blog and quitwe a lot of other DSLR related blogs and the general consensus from readers is that i gather is he has been secretly commissioned by Cannon ( to promote the C300) or by Sony ( based on his competition)
I had the pleasure of attending one of his 10 person workshops two weeks ago where he told me about how the shit hit the fan!
Without going into detail, he was not on a secret mission, Philip looked stressed and fed up as he told me about what went on and this is exactly the way it comes across in his blog post!
He does not have a C300(yet) and he only had a brief look at the camera in a coffee shop. so to say that he is promoting it is crazy (I read this on the gh2 hack forum )
If canon wanted him to promote their camera, wouldn’t the logical thing be to ask him to make one of the short films for its big release????
To state that he is working for Sony as some kind of secret saboteur is preposterous, he was commissioned to make a few shorts for the FS100 push. They just wanted to use his name and skills for a demonstration. The competition that is running to win an FS100, he has barely any involvement, he told me all he does is pick one out of the top 5 that Sony pick out of all the entries.
Now that my fan boy rant is over, i honestly think that the whole situation is stupid. Its just down to a company selling a BETA camera. as it goes its a pretty damn good beta camera! but there will be some kinks. the problem is with customer service.
The coverage that this is getting is crazy, yes i realize the irony that I’m adding to it.
Its not this massive split in the film making world, no need for fights, countless forum posts or trolling. Just a guy who had a bit of a bad run with a beta camera and an ass hole dealing with a customer badly!