Workshops

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Networking Breakfast
sponsored by Helmer, Conley and Kasselman

Time: 7:30am-8:45am
Place: Manhattan Ballroom

Volunteer Development and Management – Join the roundtable discussion on growing your volunteer enlistments. Talk about recruiting, retaining, and rewarding your volunteers. How do you get them and how do you keep them? Enjoy a robust conversation about volunteerism and making it work for you. Host: Cindy Hahn

The Future of Media and Your Community – Enjoy a roundtable discussion with Mike Wassenaar, President of the Alliance for Community Media, to share ideas about the future of community media. We are in a world of economic, social and political change which has the potential to dramatically alter the role and relevancy of community media. What will the future of media look like and how can we shape this future in the best interests of our communities? This roundtable will serve as initial discussions to prepare for Friday’s workshop “The Future of Media and Your Community”. Host: Dave Garb, Pres. JAG

Copyrights and Fair Use – Copyrights protect creative expression that has been fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Fair Use, the free speech safety valve to copyright’s monopoly, allows you to reuse others’ works without permission under certain circumstances. This roundtable will discuss avoiding legal issues for the creative projects you and your associates are producing. Protect your intellectual property and respect the copyrights of others. Host: J Robertson

Programming Development – Many stations are in need of new and diverse sources for program content. Come and share your ideas on the ways you generate content for your channel. Are there new outlets and distribution centers that you are not taking advantage of? What about advanced technology in program sharing in your State? Host: Geoffrey Belinfante

Put Them in Their Best Light
sponsored by 4Wall Entertainment

Time: 9:00am-10:15am
Place: Beijing

Not all interviews are lit the same way. News, corporate and documentary videos almost always have interviews. But how the interview is lit will give a feeling to the viewer, and perhaps not the desired one. The lighting can make someone appear as either happy or sad, open or reluctant, an authority or someone to question. Usually the desire is to make the subject look as good a possible, so the lighting has to fit the face and the subject matter. And there are also the three “B”s to be aware of – bags, blondes and bald – which can complicate interview lighting. This workshop demonstrates some standard practices and simple tricks of the trade for effective interview lighting.

Guest: David Landau, award winning Lighting Designer, Cinematographer, Teacher, Gaffer and Author
Moderator: Paul Distefano, System Integrator, 4 Wall Entertainment

The Future of Media and your Community

Time: 9:00am-10:15am
Place: Cairo

There is a current push for deregulation and dismantling of administrative systems. We are in a world of economic, social and political evolution at a dramatic pace. A world where commercial media has failed the local community. What is the role of media in the future? Will you be relevant in the days to come? What can we do to ensure a better tomorrow? This workshop will explore navigating this changing landscape.

Panelists: Mike Wassenaar, Pres. ACM, Steve Traylor, ED NATOA
Moderator: Dave Garb, Pres. JAG

Music & Copyright: What Video Producers Need to Know
EU 1hr Credit, MFO, CFO, PWM, MC, QPA

Time: 9:00am-10:15am
Place: Venice

Music licensing for video production can be challenging. Exactly what rights do you need, and how can you get them? How much do they cost, and where can you get the best value? Composer, producer and music rights expert Doug Wood will lead a discussion of copyright basics and answer questions about synch rights, performance rights and other mysteries of music licensing.

Guest: Doug Woods, President of the Omnimusic Production Music Library, and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
Moderator: Rich Desimone, Station Manager, Metuchen TV

Tricaster Advanced Edition Training
sponsored by Varto Technologies

Time: 9:00am-10:15am
Place: Paris

Let’s spend an hour talking about all the new features available to us with the latest TriCaster Advanced Edition. We will dive into Macros, Multi-Point streaming to Facebook Live & YouTube, pulling in live tweets and social comments, Full-Motion Composition Engine and much more!.

Guest: Jeff McFadyen, Sr. Director of Sales NA, NewTek,
Hosts: Varto Keshishian, President & Yervant Keshishian, Sales Engineer, Varto Technologies

How Technology Can Help You Grow Your Audience

Time: 10:30am-11:45am
Place: Beijing

You have the content….now how can you most efficiently get it to your audience? The latest technology makes content distribution more cost-effective and stream-lined than ever before. This workshop explores how manufacturers are dealing with delivery to the many platforms available.

Panelists: Jesse Lerman, CEO TelVue, Nathan Bosseler, Pres., Castus, Cam Emerick, Rushworks, Daniell Krawczyk, Tightrope,
Moderator: J Robertson, Managing Director at Ho’ike: Kauai Community Television

Closed Captioning: A Regulatory Update
EU 1hr Credit, MFO, CFO, PWM, MC, QPA

Time: 10:30am-11:45am
Place: Cairo

Do I have to provide closed captioning? How much does it cost? What kind of equipment do I need? Where do I start? Don’t miss this opportunity to learn the nuts and bolts of closed captioning and find out how new regulations can affect your operations – and budget.

Panelists: Mike Wassenaar, Pres. ACM, Steve Traylor, ED NATOA, Paul Andrews, SVP of Sales & Marketing, TelVue
Moderator: Dave Garb, Pres. JAG, Television Production Specialist, Perth Amboy Television

The Art of the Interview

Time: 10:30am-11:45am
Place: Venice

Linda Litowsky loves telling stories and as a part of that – Linda loves extracting great information out of famous-and-not-so-famous people. Linda’s career has spanned 4 decades and throughout those years, she has been fortunate (and sometimes, not so fortunate) to have interviewed more than 2,000 people like President George W. Bush, Senator Ted Kennedy and Governor Ann Richards, Drew Barrymore, Sandra Bullock and Jessica Alba, Dennis Quaid, Richard Linklater and Robert Rodriguez to name a few. The traditional expert panel provides a lot of information, but this workshop will be unlike any you’ve ever attended. Join Linda where YOU are the seasoned pro and Linda will test your skills as you interview this “fading-middle-aged-startlett-turned-town-spokesperson-for the-Mayor of your town. Come prepared with 5 to 7 questions you must ask to get the most critical information your City has ever needed in this time of crisis or your choice. Linda will share some valuable tips before the 1-on-1 interviews begin, so you’re as prepared as possible to interview the most difficult person you’re ever worked with.

Guest: Linda Litowsky, producer/director
Host: Victoria Timpanaro, Manager of Production Services at Essex County College

IP Workflow explodes with NDI Technology

Time: 10:30am-11:45am
Place: Paris

How will innovations in IP technology change and improve your workflow? Learn about the latest developments to make your organization more efficient & see how to release your video productions from the technical and physical limitations of standard broadcast infrastructures.

Panelists: Jeff McFadyen, Sr. Director of Sales NA, NewTek, Varto Keshishian, President & Yervant Keshishian, Sales Engineer, Varto Technologies
Moderator: Geoffrey Belinfante, Director of Program development, HomeTowne & TV commissioner, West Milford

Adobe User Group: What’s new in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 17
sponsored by Future Media Concepts

Time: 10:30am-11:45am
Place: Basel

Get the most out of Adobe Premiere Pro CC 17! Join FMC’s Adobe Certified Instructor, Katie Houghton, to learn the latest features in Premiere Pro— the industry-leading video editing software. The User Group session will help you improve your workflow and speed up the editing process. Katie will cover: Essential Graphics panel, Type tool, Motion Graphics templates, Essential Sound panel, Publish to Adobe Stock, Improved integration with Audition …and more.

Host: FMC Certified Instructor, Katie Houghton

Next Generation IP – 5G and the Internet of Things & Right of Way Issues
EU 1hr Credit, MFO, CFO, PWM, MC, QPA

Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm
Place: Manhattan

5G technology has the power to transform our communities into “smart” cities, bringing with it super fast wireless broadband, autonomous cars, telesurgery – and a lot more infrastructure. Find out what this technology is all about and how it will impact our communities and residents.

Panelists: Elad Nafshi, Comcast, Senior Vice President, Next Generation Access Network, Samuel Delgado, Vice President External Affairs, Verizon, NJ, Ken Fellman, Esq., Helmer, Conley and Kasselman
Moderator: Steve Traylor, Ex. Director, NATOA

How to Record Great Audio for Video

Time: 2:45pm-4:00pm
Place: Beijing

Obtaining clear, crisp audio can often be the biggest challenge for PEG stations and independent producers. This workshop will provide expert advice and tips for overcoming obstacles to great audio.

Panelists: Ed Cologna Pres. Cologna Productions, Darryl Love, DNS Media Group
Moderator: Bob Duthaler, Duke Multimedia Productions

Drone Usage: The Rules, the Regulations and the Responsibilities
EU 1hr Credit, MFO, CFO, PWM, MC, QPA

Time: 2:45pm-4:00pm
Place: Cairo

Drones, Drones, everywhere….but what are the rules and regulations you need to know? Do you need a license? What provisions are in place to protect privacy? Do the rules differ based on content? Can your community regulate drone use? This workshop will answer those questions and more!

Panelists: Brandon Dittman, Esq., Helmer, Conley and Kasselman, Christina Engh, Fly Low Aero
Moderator: J Robertson, Managing Director at Ho’ike: Kauai Community Television

The Art of the Interview

Time: 2:45pm-4:00pm
Place: Venice

An encore presentation of the “Art of the Interview” morning workshop.

How Technology Can Save You Money

Time: 2:45pm-4:00pm
Place: Paris

Covering an event is now easier than ever with new technology available to stream a live feed back to master control for distribution, robotic camera control, shot presets, insert graphics, and more. Discover how the newest innovations make it possible for one or two people to cover events which used to take large crews and hours of set-up and operate.

Panelists: Cam Emerick, Rushworks, Benoit Guilbert, Regional Sales Manager, Datavideo, NewTek?
Moderator: Jeff Arban, Chief Engineer, RU-tv, Rutgers

Apple User Group: What’s new in Final Cut Pro X
sponsored by Future Media Concepts

Time: 2:45pm-4:00pm
Place: Basel

Get the most out of the newest version of Apple’s flagship video editing software, Final Cut Pro 10.3. Join FMC’s Apple Certified Instructor, Yan Shvalb, to learn the latest features and speed up your editing process. During the User Group, Yan will cover: The all-new interface, Customizable workspaces, New options for importing and sharing projects with other apps, The entirely new audio workflow, and more.
Host: FMC Certified Instructor, Yan Shvalb

Power of Partners Power of Partners — May 31 – June 2, 2017 at the Hyatt Morristown, New Jersey