The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has teamed with the Digital Video Professionals Association (DVPA) to create the new NAB2002 Digital Video Production Workshop (DVPW) to be held April 6 and 7 in Las Vegas.
DVPA is a community of new media enthusiasts that provides membership to all who are involved as visual communicators using digital media including producers, animators, videographers, advertising agencies and design studios. Members receive technical resources, training and discounts on hardware and software, among other benefits. The community approach allows the DVPA to garner volume buying status with many manufacturers and their distributors.
After surveying attendees from last year’s DVPW, NAB, DVPA and media partner Videography are working together to create a program that better meets attendees’ needs, according to Rod Harlan, DVPA’s executive director. The NAB2002 DVPW will stray from the traditional lecture-type sessions and bring the attendees and experts together with “how-to” sessions and hands-on activities, he said. The Workshop will address the nuts and bolts of successful video production, including lighting techniques for digital video, digital audio for videographers, encoding and compression for the Web and DVD authoring.
The Workshop will include a Digital Video Solutions Area where attendees can meet one-on-one with vendors to find solutions to their DVconcerns. DVPA is also offering an incentive for those who register for the Workshop that includes a one-year membership in the DVPA, the DVPA Stock Video Footage Collection Volume 1, with over US$1,000 worth of full quality, full resolution video clips from the major stock libraries, including EyeWire, ArtBeats, Dynamic Graphics, Corbis Images, EyeIdea and Digital Juice.
“New ground is being broken daily in the digital video production industry,” said John Marino, NAB’s vice president of science and technology. “That is why we’re so excited about our partnership with DVPA. They will take the DVPW to a new level, and bring what our attendees have asked for — more hands-on experience, guidance from the experts and an environment where all can increase their knowledge and skills.”
NAB serves and represents America’s radio and television stations and sponsors regular trade shows/expos. NAB2002 takes place April 6-11 in Las Vegas. The NAB show is the world’s largest trade event covering the convergence of broadcasting, multimedia and the Internet, audio and video communications, and telecommunications.