Well, here we are, a full fledged and vibrant magazine in our own right now rather than a mere supplement, with lots more pages, a new name that more correctly encompasses the fast-changing environment that we’re writing about and an enhanced line up of expert contributors. It’s been a busy few months planning the first issue of Pro Moviemaker but I hope you like what you see, and it’s been a fascinating experience to see how the whole field has moved on in the three years since we first took the decision to produce a standalone publication devoted to DSLR filmmaking.
The reason for the phenomenal growth of this title has been the fact that it’s mirrored the growth of the sector itself. When the launch of the Canon 5D Mark II introduced photographers to the potential of HD SLR filmmaking there were many who considered this was just a passing fad. Instead it instigated a whole new movement, with prices coming down and new tools appearing from every direction.
Of course it’s no longer just DSLRs that those moving into filmmaking are looking at, which is why we’ve changed the name and why this field is exploding in the way it is. I’m loving being at the helm of a title that’s reporting on this growth, and I think we’re in for an exciting ride!