February 22, 2008


On April 12th and 13th, the Digital Tech Guru Workshop will take place, providing two days of training for those coming to NAB to shop for solutions. The workshop is geared toward production managers, facility owners and engineers, detailing what they need to know to keep their facility up and running.

A Director of Photography Workshop will take place from April 11th through 13th.  Designed for pro DPs and assistant camera operators, this conference will provide up-to-date information on the leading HD cameras and new technologies such as tapeless acquisition.

Those interested in the business of new media might want to check out “New Media 2.0 - Creating and Delivering New Media to New Audiences,” set to take place April 14th and 15th. This conference will focus on the latest technology used to create and deliver Internet-ready content. The program will cover the Flash Video and Adobe’s new Media Player, as well as the latest in delivery options for mobile devices. Topics will also include effective techniques for video compression and new developments in Web technology, like Microsoft’s Silverlight.

And a Podcasting Summit will take place from April 11th to 13th.
Friday will begin with a comprehensive Podcasting Boot Camp, detailing essential techniques needed for professional podcasting. The following two days of training will cover everything from planning to production through encoding, distribution and legal issues.

Hands-on training courses are also being offered at NAB 2008. Attendees can choose between instruction on Apple’s Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Studio, or Motion applications, or on Avid tools.

On the keynote front, Jay Cassidy, A.C.E., will speak on Saturday, April 12th. Cassidy in the Academy-Award nominated editor of Into the Wild. On Sunday, April 13th, Oscar-winning editor Stephen Mirrione will speak. Mirrione often works with director Stephen Soderbergh and was honored for his editing on the feature film Traffic.

And on the night of April 13th, NAB and FMC will throw a Content Creators Party at the Pure Nightclub at Caesar’s Palace ($85 per ticket). The private function offers an opportunity to meet and network with industry professionals and peers, including the Post|Production World Conference speakers.