Introduction

You probably remember the first movie you saw in a theater. Maybe you recall only a few moments that made an impression, or perhaps you can recite every line of dialogue. I was 5 years old, and the movie was Star Wars. Many people were blown away by the opening scene, where the giant spaceship rumbles overhead, but I remember seeing Luke Skywalker on his desert home planet for the first time. I was living in El Paso, deep in the hot desert badlands of West Texas and really the middle of nowhere. My reaction was, “Hey, this planet looks just like home. I could be Luke’s next-door neighbor. I could be up there on that screen.” Chances are, if you’re interested in the RED camera, you’ve probably dreamed of being up there on the big screen, ...

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