By Julien Lasseur
When I picked HP DreamColor Solutions Architect Greg Staten up from LAX, it came to my attention that he was only in LA for a few hours. He had come to LA specifically for this interview! We rushed back to the office, where Kevin, Jose and Brad were finishing with the set-up, and dove straight into the interview. The thing I remember most about Greg was his passion and his nerdiness, and I mean that in a great way. Like many of us filmmakers who obsess over certain pieces of gear or technology, Greg is equally dedicated to producing a great monitor. He’s fascinated with what his clients are doing with HP’s products, and he’s always looking for improvements. When I asked him what he liked most about his job, he said that it was seeing the excitement and the possibilities clients have over these monitors.
After finishing the interview, we had a little time left before Greg’s flight, so the whole crew, Greg and I sat down for Saturday lunch at Father’s Office. I just want to conclude with a thank you to Greg for taking the time to do an interview with us. Thanks to my crew for coming out on a Saturday and thanks to HV for providing the resources for this little project!
Greg talks about the development of the HP DreamColor Monitor from real world experiences, like watching Shane and his needs in the dust and dirt of shooting Act of Valor.