By features editor Mat Gallagher:
Strike up the band – fire up your laptop – or better still head to Las Vegas to meet us in person. The largest gathering of video professionals from the worlds of TV, cinema and web is now just three days away, and the Newsshooter team are poised to bring you in-depth and exclusive coverage as it breaks. We’ll be reporting live from the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) with our biggest crew to date. Thanks to our sponsors Teradek, Rode and Kessler, we have a 10-strong reporting team on site led by our very own Dan Chung and Matt Allard. Thanks to Teradek, we will once again be holding a number of live discussion panels and showcasing new video gear, which you can view live on our livestream right here on the site, alongside regular news reports and videos of the show’s many gems.
There will be three teams on the show floor filming the live and pre-recorded pieces. Alongside Dan and Matt will be Phil Artnz, Jonah Kessel, Clinton Harn, Rick Macomber, Chuck Fadley, Jonas Schoenstein, Scott Karlins, and me, providing the words.
Our live debates will cover topics including the headline-grabbing ‘Is DSLR dead?’, ‘The state of newspaper video’, and ‘Innovations in documentary film making’. Other talks will include industry professionals from manufacturers such as Black Magic, Sony and KineRAW, and providing great insight into their latest gear and maybe a hint of what is to come.
We’d like to thank Teradek and Kessler for their continued support and welcome Rode microphones as our newest sponsor. Make sure you check back regularly over the coming days for more information, including the broadcast times for our live streams. If you’re a fellow news shooter at the show, please come along and hang out with us, help out, join the team, or just get drunk.