For the sixth consecutive year, students and faculty from the Television & Video Production Program have made their way to the largest broadcast and media trade show in North America – The National Association of Broadcasters Convention (aka NABShow). Students manage all of the fundraising and travel logistics to enable them to attend the event – a real challenge this time around due to the Canadian Dollar exchange rate!
Though the primary focus of the show is technology, with manufacturers from all over the world presenting their latest and greatest broadcast and new-media hardware and software, it’s also a great networking opportunity for students! With over 103,000 attendees from 187 countries at the show, broadcasters from across Canada and around the world are interacting and socializing with BCIT students every day!
While the NAB Show is taking place, BCIT faculty took time to attend the Broadcast Education Association event, meeting with fellow broadcast educators (including Broadcast Educators Association of Canada members) from around the world!
As always, BCIT’s Television students have made a highly-visible, overwhelmingly positive impression on show attendees and exhibitors this year, and this participation has been warmly welcomed by Canadian broadcasters and media representatives. Students taking part in these events are a strong reminder of BCIT’s ongoing commitment to providing opportunities for BC students to obtain a world-class broadcast education!
Each year our first and second-year Television & Video Production students travel to the annual National Association of Broadcasters / Broadcast Educators Association conference in Las Vegas. It’s amazing opportunity to network with other industry professionals, and experience the state of the art in broadcast and production equipment!
The students had some great companies helping to sponsor their trip as well
Every April in Las Vegas, broadcasters from all over the world take part in the largest broadcast and media trade show in North America – The National Association of Broadcasters Convention (aka NABShow). This year, 27 of our BCIT Broadcast Television students organized funding, transport, and accommodations to be able to attend the event.
Although the primary focus of the show is a trades and technology show where manufacturers from all over the world present their latest and greatest broadcast and media hardware and software, it’s also an amazing networking opportunity for the students, with 100,000 attendees from over 156 countries!
BCIT Television & Video Production’s very own Ashif Jivraj headed down to NAB 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada last week to check out the latest and greatest from the film and television production community.
His report? 3D. 3D. 3D.
Movie studios and Television Executives are going gangbusters for 3D. Of course the main reason is that it increases their revenue stream, but when used correctly (see Avatar), it can be a nice way to give viewers an immersive cinematic experience (or motion sickness).
One of the other big releases was a new camera by ARRI, Alexa. The writing seems to be on the wall for traditional filmmakers, and ARRI, one of the industry leaders in film technology is rapidly adapting to a new digital production system. The industry was taken unaware when the RED One was released a couple of years back. Now the industry is playing catch-up and new production options are appearing on an almost daily basis.
Taking a different cinematic path, Digital SLRs (the Canon 5D Mk II) and the more reasonably-priced 7D are making decent production inroads judging from the number of productions they are being used in. A recent EnGadget post talks about the 5D being used to shoot the season finale of the series “House” (airing on May 17th).
It’s safe to say that we’re working in very interesting times in the industry…
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