The National Association of Broadcasters have created a post-production education conference—the NAB Post|Production World Conference, which will be held during NAB2004 (April 17-21 in Las Vegas).
The NAB Post|Production World Conference, co-produced with digital media educator Future Media Concepts, will feature over 160 sessions on a large variety of topics, including digital video and film editing, news editing, compositing and special effects, 3-D animation, Web design, DVD authoring, video encoding for DVD and streaming, sound design, digital imaging, tech support for digital facilities and DV production tips.
"NAB research shows that our production/post-production attendees are extremely talented professionals seeking only the highest-quality educational opportunities," said John Marino, VP of science and technology at NAB. "This partnership with Future Media Concepts will offer NAB2004 attendees a world-class educational event to complement the massive display of audio and video-production hardware to be seen on the NAB2004 show floor."
"As digital media creation tools have become more sophisticated and capable of doing more, the need for quality training has never been so evident," said Ben Kozuch, president and co-founder of Future Media Concepts and the conference chairperson. "We have created the Post|Production World Conference to provide digital media professionals from all over the world with the opportunity to receive cutting-edge training that respects their professional skills and to serve as an invaluable networking opportunity that is so crucial for success in our industry."
Software covered in the sessions will include Avid Media Composer, Avid Xpress Pro, Avid Xpress DV, Avid|DS, Pro Tools, NewsCutter, Apple Final Cut Pro, Shake, DVD Studio Pro and Logic, Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere and Encore, Macromedia Flash, Dreamweaver and Fireworks, Discreet, Combustion and Cleaner, and Boris Red and Continum. In addition, the conference will feature Spanish-speaking instructors for sessions on Avid, Final Cut Pro and After Effects. The "Inside the Creative Mind" track will feature industry leaders demonstrating and discussing the aesthetic process used in creating a project. The conference will also feature a business track designed to provide digital artists with tips to enhance their career. Instructors from Future Media Concepts, power users and digital artists will serve as presenters.