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2014 seminars will be announced closer to the event date. Here’s a look at seminars from the 2013 show:

2013 Seminar Schedule


9:30am – AJA – Beyond Tapeless: The AJA automated record possibilities for maximum productivity
A look into the vast efficiencies and high quality now available to tapeless acquisition models. The seminar is designed to avail high production output workgroups and individuals with state of the art strategies. Multi cam for corporate, tv, university, production and television clientele acquisition and life cycle will be discussed. Featured:  ki pro, ki pro rack, kona, corvid and conversion products.

11:00am – AJA – 4K Workflow
4K production has officially arrived and is certain to be part of your workflow soon! In this seminar you’ll learn how to manage 4K image acquisition and employ simple ProRes workflows with the Ki Pro Quad. Ki Pro Quad is a revolution in 4K production, combining the power of RAW workflows with the efficiency of Apple ProRes as well as 4K and HD monitoring all in a very portable and affordable package.

12:30pm – The FOR-A FT-One: The slow motion solution for 4K production in sports!
FOR-A will be presenting solutions for 4K capture for sports and cinema applications using super slow motion up to 900fps using the FT-One camera. Unleash your creativity with this unprecedented innovation in super-slow-motion video at 4K resolution! FOR-A FT-One info.

2:00pm – NewTek – The TriCaster 8000
It starts with a 24-channel switcher, amplified by 8 fully re-entrant M/E rows. It extends to external router support for large-scale, multi-camera production in native full-resolution HD, 8 channels of ISO recording in up to 1080p, and live output to up to 14 different display destinations. The TriCaster 8000 boosts your content strategy with integrated social media sharing to publish to your host of social networks—LIVE—keeping your brand consistent, and your audience engaged. And, with the world’s most powerful integrated effects system, it creates a mind-blowing, custom-branded visual masterpiece. TriCaster 8000 lets you blaze your own path through productions of any size.

3:30pm – Making Your Voice Overs Sound Their Best
How do you make voice overs for TV and radio sound the best they can be? In this workshop, voice artist, coach and audio engineer Bettye Zoller will share great VO production tips that will help you improve the quality of your audio. Whether you are a professional voice talent or a producer on a budget, Bettye will teach you the secrets to make your VOs sound their best.



10:00am – The Digital DP: Cinematographer’s Lighting Workshop
Cinematographer Alan Lefevbre will share lighting techniques for creating exceptional images using the latest digital cinema cameras. This workshop will review lighting for today’s interview, lighting for digital grading, and narrative lighting for large senor cameras. Merging the relationship between DP and colorist, Alan will show you how to ensure your lighting will give you the most possibilities in post. Showing clips and stills from narrative features he has DP’d, Alan will offer insight and behind the scenes commentary and share how to create artful images using the latest camera and lighting tools. (Sponsored by Kennedyʼs ENG)

11:30am – Developing Character – Filmmaker Panel Discussion
Strong characters are an essential ingredient for producing engaging films & TV shows. Often great characters = great stories. Writers, producers, directors & talent all play a role in developing a character’s arc within a story. Filmmakers Eric Steele (indie writer/director/producer), Farah White (actor/producer), Brad Osborne (AMS Pictures Original Programming showrunner/director) & Steven Walters (writer/actor/director) share how they approach developing characters that create a compelling story.

12:45pm – The Film Crowdfunding Re-Evolution – A Film Finance Workshop
Come learn the inside scoop on crowdfunding in the film industry, what works and what doesn’t, and the future of film finance with equity crowdfunding.  Led by David Marlett, JD, CPA, Executive Director of the National Crowdfunding Association, and President of BlueRun Crowdfund, the premier crowdfunding consulting firm for the film industry.  See more at Bring your questions as this will be a live workshop format, working through actual cases. (Sponsored by VER)

2:15pm – 3D in After Effects – Motion Graphic Design Workshop
In this session J. Schuh will introduce you to and explain the difference between 2.5D and 3D in After Effects. You will learn the basics of 3D in After Effects and talk about the integration of Cinema 4D coming in the next version. J. will show samples created using the 3rd party plug-in Element 3D.

3:30pm – After Effects 101 – Motion Graphic Design Workshop
In this session J. Schuh will cover the basics of getting started in After Effects. You will learn how to create keyframes, animate text and learn how to apply some of the many effects in After Effects. J. will also introduce a few of the Trapcode plug-ins being used by video editors and motion graphics professionals.

J. Schuh is an award-winning animator, cartoonist, designer, illustrator and producer. J’s clients include American Heart Association, American Standard, AVON, Cingular, Circle R Media, Comedy Central, FedEx Kinko’s, JCPenny’s, Mary Kay Inc, McDonald’s, MTV, RadioShack, Sherwin Williams, Shore Deary, Toyota, and Uniden. J. has owned his own company Toons-N-Design since 1998. In addition to being one of the founders of A Bunch of Short Guys and Industry Giants event, he also is a member of a number of community organizations including the Dallas Producers Association and Dallas User Experience.