NAB Show Conferences: Can We Talk?
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Sometimes, the word "conference" can have negative connotations. When it comes to NAB Conferences, that can't be further from the truth! Billed as "the largest and most relevant educational program for media and entertainment professionals anywhere," some of the most fascinating conversation threads occur during the Conferences at NAB Show, where the people who are connected the most to a topic are there to inform, educate, and sometimes even entertain!
And there are so many opportunities and even a wider variety of subject matters on the "Conference Circuit" that I'm not sure that I will be able to cover them all! But I assure you – I will talk about (what I believe are) the most interesting and intriguing...
Produced in partnership with the IEEE and the SBE, the Broadcast Engineering Conference (BEC) features papers on advance media technologies, this conference covers issues relating to both opportunities and challenges in today's broadcast world.
MAP YOUR SHOW:
See more on this conference here: http://nab14.mapyourshow.com/5_0/sessions/session_results.cfm?type=Track&TrackID=1B
EFFECTIVE STATION MANAGEMENT:
Find out more about the impact of digital radio and its ever-present appeal. Presenting two workshops, the Digital Strategies Exchange for Radio, which is presented by NAB Labs and is loaded with discussions on the new technologies in radio, and the Television News Director Seminar, which covers things such as ethics and branding, this conference is a must for anyone in the broadcast business!
FROM THEATRE TO SMARTPHONE – TELLING THE STORY:
Subjects concerning advances in animation, augmented reality, cinematography in post-production, live event production and award-winning special effects are deliberated by the likes of cinematographers, film and VFX editors, and even content creators/owners – the profession by professionals.
DISRUPTIVE MEDIA CONFERENCE – OTT TECH IMPACT:
Get a look at what this conference has to offer at: http://nab14.mapyourshow.com/5_0/sessions/session_results.cfm?type=ConferenceEmphasis&ConferenceEmphasis=5
MEDIA MANAGEMENT IN THE CLOUD:
With panelists ranging from Aspera and Adobe to Technicolor and Dolby, Disney and Avid, Cloud concerns such as security, content storage right down to creation and post-production will be talked about and debated, providing an educational footing with those already familiar with the Cloud's offerings along with those who have just become interested. Industry leaders will delve into the future of Cloud-based services, the potentials, the positives and the negatives. Get it all comprehensively and first-hand.
SMPTE's TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT ON CINEMA:
The different conferences take you from the possibilities of laser-illuminated projectors, which have jumped off the drawing board and are now in the hands of some cinema and other professional customers, to the future of movie projections and how they will be presented in a way that almost seems magical when considered with today's technology. The evolution of SMPTE and how standardization will come into play to create a new class of standards with which to follow.
We'll also hear from Jim Whittlesey, Research and Technical Ambassador of Deluxe Digital Cinema EMEA, who, along with Michael Cioni, CEO Light Iron, will discuss how much post-production has changed in the last decade, essentially merging with production to become a hybrid system of content creation.
DON'T OVERLOOK THE CONFERENCES!!!
Ryan Salazar is currently a Director of Engineering and Post Production Technology, and is a seasoned industry professional with over two decades of experience in the broadcast, post production and information technology fields.
He is an active member of The Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE), the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Broadcast Technology Society (IEEE BTS), National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (ACM SIGGRAPH).
Check out his website at: www.ryansalazar.net.