Videomaker Expo West 2003: Another Record-Setting Show!

Videomaker Expo West 2003: Another Record-Setting Show!

Once again, videographers from around the globe converged on the Hilton Burbank (California) Airport Convention Center for the annual Videomaker Expo West.

The day before the show floor opened, the Wedding and Event Videography Panel convened, sharing tips and techniques to an audience of seasoned professionals and eager beginners as part of a special pre-Expo conference on wedding and event video.

The Expo featured special events hosted by exhibitors such as MacroSystem US, who held a training event featuring Mickey Jones (who played occasional handyman character Pete Bilker on television’s Home Improvement).

Seminars held during the course of the Expo included art of titles and graphics, the use of special effect filters, lighting, editing, audio and producing sports and music videos.

A special keynote was presented by Duke Hillinger, Executive Producer of Adrenaline TV, a nationally syndicated action and adventure program produced largely on Mini DV.

Panel discussions included Editing Hardware, with delegates from Gateway, Matrox, Canopus and Pinnacle, and Editing Software with representatives from Ulead, AIST, Adobe Systems, Apple, SCM Microsystems and Pinnacle.

Be sure to join us on the East Coast for Videomaker Expo East 2003, which will be held at the Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel in East Rutherford, New Jersey on June 19, 20 and 21, with a pre-show Wedding and Event Videography conference on June 18. Visit www.videomaker.com/events to register or to obtain more information on the show.

Forty-Eight Hours to DVD

Pioneer recently gave collegiate video students a challenge with Project Pioneer 2880: produce a DVD from start to finish in 48 hours. Industry professionals (including Videomaker’s Managing Editor, Chuck Peters) judged the finished videos, and the winner was announced at an event held in conjunction with the 2003 International CES in Las Vegas, NV.

Ripples, produced by Sloan Korach and Anthony West of Florida State University, won the Grand Prize $10,000 grant. Runners-up were Clay Ashtrays, produced by Rose Hawayek and Daniel Sacks of the Academy of Art College and Behaviorism, produced by Antonio Monti and Michael Shabot of the Los Angeles Film School.

Pete Jones of HBO’s Project Greenlight created the story concepts on which the students based their entries. He also led the panel of industry judges that picked the Grand Prizewinner and the runners-up.

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