By site editor Dan Chung:
It’s that time of year again when the worlds of television, cinema and web video collide at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas. The Dslrnewsshooter team is bigger and better than ever before – covering the show looking for all the new gadgets.
This year Matt Allard and myself will both be on the show floor checking out all the latest equipment of interest to news and documentary shooters. We will be assisted filming on the show floor by the multi-talented Scott Karlins and others.
But this year we are not just going to look at the gadgets – we’ll be holding a number of live discussion panels hosted by our sponsor Teradek and viewable on Livestream here.
The first of these will be called “The state of newspaper video” and panelists will be Chuck Fadley of the Miami Herald, Duy Linh Teh of the Columbia Journalism school and myself.
We will be discussing the latest trends in newspaper video and discuss what the future holds for photographers and videojournalists working in the field. It will be held tomorrow (Monday the 16th April), 2pm Pacific Time (21:00 GMT) and you can access it via our Livestream page.
The second live broadcast will be a conversation between Matt Allard and myself about the what we’ve seen at the show. The discussion will centre on the new gear and the people we’ve met. It will be on Tuesday 17th April, at 12pm Pacific Time (19:00 GMT)
The third live broadcast will be called “I used to just shoot news” and feature some of the best known shooters who either made a start in, or still do TV broadcast news. On the panel will be Philip Bloom, Den Lennie,of CBS Boston and Matt Allard. It will be on Wednesday 18th April, at 12pm Pacific Time (19:00 GMT)
We are very grateful to our sponsors Kessler and Teradek whose support has made this all possible.
Eric Kessler, owner of Kessler had this to say – “We are proud to be a sponsor of DSLR News Shooter’s coverage of the 2012 NAB Show. The news shooting community has been a very good supporter of Kessler products, with a growing number utilizing products like our Pocket Dolly and Stealth sliders on their projects.”
“We’re excited to partner with Dslrnewsshooter on this show” says Nicol Verheem, CEO of Teradek. “In 2011 we saw a healthy demand for web coverage of NAB with our show that featured Dan Chung, so we decided to step up the game this year. It’s such an amazing time for video producers as a whole, there’s a brave new world of gear out this year, and opposing media properties are all converging to live video like never before. We’re seeing traditional print properties like NY Times and others doing live video on the front page of their website every single day. They have to – that what the readers and viewers want. Teradek products plays right into that convergence, making it easier and more affordable than ever, so that’s why NYTimes and other are using the Cube or Bond to stream it live to their CDN. Dslrnewsshooter has its finger on the pulse of the news industry across all these verticals, so we’re looking forward to some great panel discussions.”
We’ll be updating the blog every day and you can also follow us on Twitter @dslrinformer