This article first appeared (authored by me) on Technorati here: http://technorati.com/technology/article/canon-usa-premiering-herbie-hancock-music/
(International CES, Las Vegas, Nevada – January 9, 2012)
Although Canon U.S.A., Inc is showing numerous new models of their ever-popular consumer-targeted still and video cameras during the 2012 International CES. their professional work-horses, the EOS 7D and EOS 5D Mark II are still the big-daddies for most pros.
What better way to showcase the amazing images that can be created using the best of this Canon gear than to highlight them at the premiere of a mind-blowing music video with the music of one of the world’s most beloved musicians, Herbie Hancock.
The crowd-sourced video features the music of legendary jazz great, Herbie Hancock and his now-classic hit, “Chameleon.” The song was written in collaboration with Bennie Maupin, Paul Jackson and Harvey Mason and was originally performed in the 1973 album “Head Hunters” released by Columbia Records.
“Chameleon” has become one of the world’s most recognized jazz melodies, and combined with breathtaking imagery from Canon, has resulted in a work that may just offer some of the most entertaining few minutes you can spend on the CES show floor.
Over 1,800 hi-res images were taken by attendees at Canon’s “Legends in Imaging” concert in October of 2011 with the Canon EOS7D and EOS 5D Mark 11 cameras. Hancock performed at the event and Canon took the images shot by their guests, printed them with the Pixma Pro-1 professional printer and edited them in post using time-lapse and traditional stop-motion film techniques.
It is a regular tradition to stop by Canon’s booth at all trade shows, because their videos are a must-see and always inspiring, but this particular work is a not-to-be-missed one of a kind event.
If you are at CES this week, you can see the music video at the Canon Booth #13304 in the Central Hall or go to http://www.facebook.com/CanonUSA for more information.
The “Head Hunters” album is available on Amazon or iTunes.
For further information on Canon products go to http://www.usa.canon.com.