I’m still processing video from CES, but wanted to show you some of the footage from the pre-CES events, press conferences, and CES Unveiled.
None of this footage has been seen anywhere and is exclusive to my GoPro Hero 🙂
Here’s footage of CES Unveiled, an exclusive press-only, invite-only unveiling of new consumer technology. This footage was taken Monday evening, January 4, 2016 and shows behind the scenes of all the press coverage you saw on CES that day.
I apologize in advance for the audio. I turned it up to hear as much of the demos as possible, but I tried to stay silent, as I had chances to interact with most of the tech later in the week.
Here’s more footage from CES Unveiled, as well as the Hi-Sense tech conference announcing their new lineup of glasses-free 3D TVs. It was held concurrently with Monster Cable, and for some reason, most people attended the Monster press conference instead of this one.
No matter how you package it with celebrities and drinks, a cable is still a cable, and Monster is overpriced in a digital age. Many of these tech demos are great, though my footage sucks. I get better as we go along, so hold tight.
This is footage of the Las Vegas Convention Center on my way to the Sony Press Conference. Most CES press conferences are held in the Mandalay Bay (or on different days in a variety of suites and booths), but Sony herds reporters into the convention center.
I knew there would be a line, so I ditched Samsung’s press conference (and later their booth tour) to pick up my wristband for the MediaLink kickoff party (which you’ll see on my wrist in later footage) at the Aria, then high-tailed it to the convention center.
My press pass got me into the show floor, so I turned on the camera as I made a beeline toward the Sony booth. I left the show floor just in time to get toward the front and catch a free bottle of Corona, which you’ll see in my footage of the Sony Press Conference below:
The Sony Press Conference showcased a lot of the new tech and gave me an idea of what direction they’ll be heading into E3 in June.
CES isn’t all about the trade show floor, however. There are tons of informative conferences, so I attended a few. Here’s footage with terrible audio of the C-Space Storyteller Spotify conference.
This was just CES Day 1 (two days prior to the official opening), and I’ve got hours more footage processing. I’ll have it uploaded to YouTube and explained on this blog soon.
And once again, here’s the only footage online of Ed Snowden at CES, showing how most media outlets (like The Guardian) used stock footage and reported on a press release of the event.
Next up is Pepcom’s Digital Experience at CES 2016.
Brian Penny is a former Business Analyst and Operations Manager at Bank of America turned whistleblower, troll, and freelance writer. His work has appeared in High Times, Huffington Post, The Street, Hardcore Droid, Lifehack, and Intuit’s Small Business Resource.