Happy New Year everybody! I hope everybody had a great 2023, a safe New Year’s Eve, and a prosperous 2024.
Here in Japan, we have had a bit of an unusual start to the year. From the earthquake in the Noto peninsula, the Japan Airlines plane crash on the 2nd, and an incident at the electric town of Akihabara on the 3rd, 2024 is already starting off a bit rough here. However, I still have a lot of high hopes for 2024.
On New Year’s Eve, I decided for myself that my personal motto for 2024 is going to simply consist of 1 word – “More.” Creating more, learning more, and having more fun. I thought to myself this morning that this motto really fits well with the goals we set for our team in 2024, as well.
Doing More in 2024
Our PRONEWS Global team is going to be doing more in 2024, as well. Our goal is to bring our partner with System5 global, as well. We will be striving to expand System5 sales overseas throughout 2024. Details about sales will be announced in due course, but it is part of our Global team’s expansion for the year.
The web team will strive to make more global originals throughout the year. We will look at equipment case studies for other companies (we have an ongoing Blackmagic Case Study series we localize from the Japan website), and we will also conduct field tests with cameras. I also have reached out to my network of creatives based both in Japan and overseas, looking to collaborate and get their input on the gear they use. By doing “more” in this regard, we hope to expand the purpose of PRONEWS for all creatives, from the movie creators to the gear heads to the grassroots influencers looking to buy their first camera.
PRONEWS Videos in 2024
Thierry and I are working closely together on video ideas throughout the year, as well. I already am excited for the videos to come in this month, and we have ideas for content for upcoming months as well.
Thierry and I appreciate everyone’s feedback and support on the YouTube and Instagram channels as well. If you have not subscribed or followed our socials, we encourage you to do so. Twitter and Facebook are the best places to follow for the news as soon as its published on our website. YouTube and Instagram are your go-to places for Theirry’s reviews of gear.
Once again, I thank each and everyone of you for your support. Our analytics show that this truly has become a Global endeavor throughout 2023, with our audience ranging from America, the UK, Canada, India, Germany, Pakistan, South Africa, and beyond. Throughout 2024 there will be many industry events in Japan, starting from CP+2024 in Yokohama in February. If you see me or our PRONEWS team there, please say hi to us!
Once again, Happy New Year, and have a productive 2024, full of doing “More!”
-Written by Zach Kuhn, January 4, 2024