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Digital Video Expo Announces Free Special Events and Sessions


Digital Video Expo will offer a full complement of free daily educational events open to all attendees. The event is expected to draw thousands of creative professionals to the Pasadena Convention Center, Sept. 28-30, for three days of intensive education, training, exhibitions and networking events.

“We have an exciting special event program available to all of our attendees, covering everything from technology to business to creativity, along with first looks at the latest production gear,” said David E. Williams, conference chair, Digital Video Expo and editor, DV Magazine. “There’s no better place to acquire new skills and knowledge, and best of all, these two days of special events are entirely free.”

Attendees can obtain a complimentary Digital Video Expo Exhibit Hall pass by registering online at by Sept. 10, which will provide free access to the following sessions and special events:

Lighting Master Classes – Led by veteran director of photography George Spiro Dibie, ASC, these sessions will feature a panel of leading cinematographers, who will screen clips from favorite projects and discuss how the scenes were created, followed by a question-and-answer period.

Postproduction Trends for 2011DV Magazine contributing editor Oliver Peters will take attendees into the future with a look at how postproduction paths will evolve over the coming months, paying special attention to 3D post, NLE systems and plug-ins, color management, storage and networking, tapeless workflows and the challenges of the ever-changing image-capture landscape.

The New Now: Surviving the Changing Business of Production – Renowned technologist and editor Philip Hodgetts will enlighten attendees on how to define and manage their own brand, and how to relay their stories about their personal brand via online marketing, PR and social networking.

Camera Filtration Focus for Cinematographers – The Digital Cinema Society will explore the art and technology of using filters for all types of cinematography, including Diffusion, ND/IR and Special Effects.

File-Based Management for Video Pros – Attendees will learn about shared storage for collaborative editing, effective multiplatform delivery, metadata management, automated workflows and more.

First Look at the Panasonic AG-3DA1 3D Camcorder – As 3D takes Hollywood by storm, Panasonic has launched the 3DA1, a professional, fully-integrated full HD 3D camcorder. Panasonic’s Jan Crittenden Livingston will show attendees how they can make 3D production easier, more affordable and more flexible.

User Group Meetings – As always, Digital Video Expo will be the gathering place creative professionals to network with the peers, and this year’s event will host meetings by the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group (LAFCPUG), the Los Angeles Post Production Group (LAPPG), the Digital Cinema Society and the International Digital Media Alliance (IDMA).

Rental & Staging Roadshow – For video pros who are also involved in live events, Digital Video Expo is offering free admission to the co-located Rental & Staging Roadshow, with a full day of business and technical tracks, along with exhibitions.

Additionally, Digital Video Expo will feature keynote presentations from several digital filmmakers, as well as twice-daily drawings for prizes.

For a complete special event schedule, as well as registration details and information visit

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