GCUFF is yearly film fest in Cleveland, Ohio which features minority filmmakers as well as films about people from different cultural backgrounds.
Another great thing about GCUFF is that they also have a variety of engaging, thought provoking panel discussions.
I attended two of the panels. One was creating a web series with the producers and cast from “Black & Sexy” while the other was a discussion on animation and gaming
Following the animation panel, I interviewed three of the panelist: directors Eric Matthews (MadWerkz Films) LeSean Thomas (Black Dynamite/ The Boondocks) and gaming specialist Tamar Medina (formerly of EA Games) using my Zoom H1 Handy Portable Digital Recorder.
Now don’t be surprised by the slenderness or the toy-like appearance of the of Zoom H1. For being a small recorder, it packs mean vocal punch!
All you do is press the red button and your automatically in digital journalism mode, (if you can find a wind muff for it, is sounds even better).
I bought my H1 on Amazon last year for less than a $100 and it hasn’t disappointed me yet.
The H1 is also great if you are a filmmaker looking for a digital recorder on a budget.
If not, just put a muff on your Zoom H1 Handy portable recorder and channel your inner J.J. Abrams.
You won’t be disappointed.
Check out my H1 Zoom Handy recorder interview at Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival on episode 5 of the Digital Life with Kevin Lockett here .
Find out more about the Greater Cleveland Urbaan Film Festival, go to Gcuff.org.