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New Meetup: 3 Ways to Multi-Cam

From: Dennis B
Sent on: Wednesday, October 7, 2009 10:24 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Orange County New Media Meetup: The Media Community!

What: 3 Ways to Multi-Cam

When: October 21,[masked]:15 PM

Price: $12.00 PayPal,$17/door

Orange County Sound Stage
17518 Von Karman
Irvine, CA 92614


On October 21st MCAI presents three well-known producers sharing Do?s and Don?ts for different approaches to multi camera productions. From big remote trucks to fly-pak switchers to isolated cameras, our experts work both live and on recorded media. Come early and network with fellow professionals.
Besides meeting other media Pros and potential clients you?ll chat with our guest speakers: John Coleman, Twin Oaks Comunications, Bill Ennis, Media Magic www.MediaMagic.TV and Bruce Gleason of Thumbs Up Video Productions
Our three expert guests all do programs and event coverage for broadcast, networks, corporate communications and the internet as well as commercials and other forms. Tonight they?ll discuss productions that require more than one camera. Do you really need a big remote truck which is a traveling studio in a semi-trailer? When does that option become a better choice than isolating mutiple cameras and putting it all together in post? How about a portable fly-pak with switcher? What's the best way to economically cover a corporate event where the budgets are limited? And, how many cameras are enough? This promises to be an informative evening filled with practical information. Our guests will share insights into a variety of ways to shoot multi-cam productions.
John Coleman is a producer-director-writer, media consultant and a long-time member of the Directors Guild of America. He has over 25 years experience in broadcast TV, cable, corporate communications and interactive media. This is his 15th year producing television coverage of The Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races. It is a large multi-camera production shot mostly live-on-tape and will air on the SPEED Channel. Besides sporting events, Coleman?s firm, Twin Oaks Communications, has produced multi-camera corporate events for streaming, music and comedy specials for broadcast as well as single-camera film-style commercials, corporate marketing, training and sales videos. Coleman has also produced and directed a number of cable TV series.
For the last five years Producer-videographer, Bill Ennis, has produced TV coverage of the Ms Fitness USA and Ms. Fitness World competitions for Fox Spots Net. Both shows are created from one large multi-camera production. Bill began his career in 1982 as staff producer and co-host of a weekly, half-hour television program in Southern California. Only a few years later Ennis founded Media Magic, www.MediaMagic.TV a full-service, corporate and commercial television production company specializing in local and regional television commercials; corporate sales, marketing and training presentations; music videos and infomercials for manufacturers, distributors, retailers, international corporations, small businesses and advertising agencies.

Producer-videographer, Bruce Gleason, has over 25 years experience in video production. His company, Thumbs Up Video Productions, offers multi-camera production with a portable fly-pak that includes switcher and 3 cameras and works with multiple formats. They specialize in recording and streaming live dance contests and have even created an on-demand service for online PPV screening. Thumbs Up Video Production also provides professional video services for promotional videos, documentaries, infomercials, training videos, business meetings, corporate conventions, stage performances and religious events.


This meeting is sponsored by ProMax Systems. The gear you want, the support you need, the services you require for all post-production.

EVENT: New Media Meetup/MCAI LA/OC Chapter Monthly Meeting

DATE: October 21, 2009 (Wednesday)

TIME: 6:15 pm - Light food and refreshments over social networking

7:00 Program begins

8:30 Q&A

LOCATION: Orange County Sound Stage ( at South Coast Media Center

17518 Von Karman

Irvine CA 92614

Just East of Main Street

In the rear of The Von Karman Business Center

COST: Non-MCAI members pay $17 at the door or $12 if prepaid via paypal at the New Media Meetup Group website. Students with ID and MCAI Members pay $5. If you are a member of the Meetup group, you are not automatically a member of the MCAI ( Media Communications Association). There are annual dues for that organization.

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Orange County Sound Stage at South Coast Media Center
17518 Von Karman
Irvine, CA 92614
(between Anchor and McGaw, North of Main, in the Von Karman Business Center. Building is in the back of the complex; says South Coast Media Center on the sign).

Future programming that fits the theme of Video 2.0 is constantly being evaluated.

If you have an idea, a company, a system, a plan, let us share it with our members.

Contact Grace McKay at Electric Pictures [masked]) We welcome your input and suggestions. (Media Communications Association OC/LA Chapter) ( Media Communications Association, International

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