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On November 17th, 2005 the
MCAi OC/LA Chapter, along with the Digital Cinema Society and the Media
Alliance of Orange County produced the OC HDV SYMPOSIUM at Sanders
Studio in Santa Ana, CA near Costa Mesa.
and appetizers, the event opened with remarks from the presidents of
the three organizations, Dennis Backer, President of Media
Communications Association; Ken Anderson, Co-President of Media
Alliance; and James Mathers, President of Digital Cinema Society. The
main program was split into two panels of experts discussing the
technical, creative and practical aspects of the HDV formatacquisition
and post production--and taking questions. Also on hand were
representatives of equipment and software manufacturers displaying
their latest HDV products and explaining their features, including
representatives of ProMax. Many valuable door prizes including software
and books were given out. The HDV Acquisition Panel included:
Moderator: DCS President, James Mathers, Producer/Director, Filmmaker
Andrew Lock, Edgewise Media columnist "Ask Andrew", Producer
and Author "How to Shoot, Edit and Distribute HDV"
Val Reynolds, Sony Broadcast and Production Systems
Doug Mullin, JVC Professional Products, Training & Tech Support
John Putch, Producer/Director, Indie Filmmaker "Mohave Phone Booth"
Greg Salman, Cannon Camera Training Specialist, DP
and Author of the "Ulitmate Guide to the XL1 & XL2".
David Newman. CineForm, HDV acquisition and editing products
The HDV Post Production Panel included:
Moderator: DCS VP of Technology Dan DiPaola of Digital Production Racks.
Brian Schunck. Principal Engineer, CineForm, HDV acquisition and editing products
Larry Jordan, Larry Jordan & Associates, Apple Certified Trainer & Author
Edward Locke, Avid Technology, Inc.
wish to thank all the panelists, participants and organizations that
made this event possible. Special thanks goes to Tony Sanders for the
generous use of his facility and for all the work put into his
hospitality. Also we wish to thank James Mathers, Rich Jansen and John
Coleman without whose efforts this event would not have happened. There
were many others who gave their time and facilities including Emmet
Kesel, Larry Goldsmith, Tim Keenan, Grace McKay, Judy Asman, Teri
Tieman, Bill Ennis, and others