Affinity Lunch Topics

May 23, 2019

12:15pm – 1:30pm, Regency Ballroom F

  1. Editing for Different Video Platforms with Mary Foti, Editor, Nautical Media Group
    Video editing has become more than splicing film. Today’s standard for broadcast and the web includes motion graphics, compositing and live streaming. Award winning editor Mary Foti answers your questions for multi-camera cutting for live streaming to Facebook and Youtube.

    Host: TBD

  2. Bright Tips on Lighting with Paul Distefano, Northeast Regional Sales Manager, DeSisti
    Whether covering a local festival, municipal meeting, or the next great documentary, you need to achieve the best lighting for your production. This lunch conversation will help you put a bright light on your next project. Get the latest scoop on light control, “how to” tips, and fascinating methods of providing the perfect lighting for your location.

    Host: TBD

  3. Taking Automation to the Next Level with Jesse Lerman, CEO, TelVue
    The industry is becoming more and more automated. This lunch is an opportunity for you to learn about the latest industry data and methods for automation. You’ll learn the best practices to streamline your workflow and provide a high-quality viewing experience. What platforms will win out as OTT develops the broadcast landscape?

    Host: TBD

  4. Needs Assessment and Franchise Renewal with Tom Robinson, President, CBG Communications
    A crucial part of any Cable Franchise renewal is the development of a comprehensive Community Needs Assessment. This assessment will aid you in creating a concise of goals for your access center and your community. What is the best process for coordinating an assessment? What support for your center can you reasonably expect to negotiate for in the franchise renewal? And how will a Community Needs Assessment help you educate your local leaders and interested parties?

    Host: Cindy Hahn

  5. Video Over IP with Varto Keshishian, President, & Yervant Keshishian, Sales Engineer, Varto Technologies
    Are you in the process of upgrading your systems and want to send live signals back to your center for live cablecasts and recording? If so, then this luncheon table in IP technology is a must for you! The conversation will inform you on what you need to support incoming streams and the best options and stream apps available in today’s marketplace.

    Host: Anthony Pagliuco

  6. Energizing Your Elected Officials with Nancy Werner General Counsel, NATOA & Brandon Dittman, Helmer, Conley and Kasselman
    Civic engagement is at an all-time high. But the question remains – are people effectively reaching their elected officials? This table will discuss the most effective ways to reach out to and influence congressional and local elected officials. How can you get the support you need on important legislation affecting your center? Have you reached out to your legislators lately?

    Host: J Robertson

  7. Telecommunications Issues Facing Local Government with Ed Purcell, DiFrancesco Bateman
    This group discussion will go over some of the important issues facing local governments when it comes to telecommunications. Whether it’s managing municipal Rights-of-Way, cord cutting, franchise fee renewals or federal legislation, every New Jersey local government has their hands full. Please attend this affinity lunch for a broad ranging discussion of the hard hitting issues affecting your town.

    Host: TBD

  8. Cyber Invasions is a Growing Threat with Andrew Calore, President, BCI Computers
    As we continue to use and rely on internet connections to operate TV facilities and create and deliver content the results of a cyber-attack could have devastating consequences. Understanding the facts will be tough to swallow at this table. Come learn about solutions available to protect yourself from the internet predators.

    Host: TBD

  9. What obstacles are you facing when attempting to broadcast “Live”? with Paul Cintolo, Technical Support, Quality Assurance, Comrex
    Going “Live” from the Field – What problems do you face and what solutions have you applied? As the relevant need to broadcast “Live” increases, let’s have lunch and share some of our experiences to better understand what to watch out for and what may be possible for your workflow.

    Host: TBD

  10. Social Media for Marketing and Content Distribution with Leontyne Anglin, Multimedia Consultant, Staging Executives LLC
    How can media centers and independent producers successfully navigate the rapid changes occurring in content creation and distribution technologies, and the growing reliance among certain age groups on social media platforms and OTT? How can you effectively meet the media needs of your community and leverage and utilize social media platforms to help drive your message? Join us for a delicious discussion on the various uses of social media in our fast paced and ever-changing technological world.

    Host: TBD