As it did last year, MCAI's MediaProCamp, sponsored this year by Adobe and Panasonic, is drawing a number of well known industry names, representing a wide variety of disciplines and expertise.
Because the unique format of MediaProCamp allows professionals to network and collaborate on issues affecting the industry, our individual businesses and careers it attracts a number of well known names in media. Here are some of the recognizable names that have RSVP'd yes:
Newly added media notables are: Tommy James, Video tech guru and Panasonic Rep; Gary Lycan, writer, tv & radio producer and longtime Radio Columnist for the OC Register www.petplace.org; Manny Pacheco, radio & tv personality (NBCs Santa Barbara, KCOP, KRLA, KBIG and KFI) and author of the self-published "Forgotten Hollywood, Forgotten History," winner of the 2009 Best Book Award from USA Books News www.forgottenhollywood.com; Screenwriter Mark Sevi, (19+ produced films)founder and president of the Orange County Screen Writers Association www.ocscreenwriters.com/; Producer and search engine expert, Dennis Backer, CEO of SEO Excell www.seoexcell.com/; Software developer and web designer, David Salahi, CEO of www.artistic-webdesign.com
These experts are adding their names to other industry heavyweights who have already signaled their intention to attend: Philip Hodgetts, master FCP editor, author and all round media guru www.IntelligentAssistance.com; Marcelo Lewin, Web entrepreneur and Founder of http://www.newmediawebinars.com/ ; Mark Pavlovich, talent agent, CTA http://ctatalent.com; James Mathers, Pres. Digital Cinema Society www.digitalcinemasociety.org; Bruce Nazarian, "The DVD Guy" and CEO of Digital Media Consulting Group www.dmcgi.com; and Orange County Film Commissioner, Janice Arrington.
MediaProCamp II is an intensely productive open series of professional roundtable discussions which provides for fabulous networking for professionals in every area of the media-film, TV, internet, radio, print, etc. If you work in the industry, whether you are a creative, technical, performer or supplier you need to be at this all-day event on Saturday, June 12
Participants in last year's event had this to say:
"Tons of information...liked the openness...sharing real-world knowledge...great people...everyone was helpful...made great connections...important networking, information and resources!...liked exchanging business ideas in non-threatening environment...liked people with knowledge to share...casual and friendly...loved the flexibility of discussions and groups."
Based on the success of last year's all-day event, a capacity crowd is expected at the second annual MediaProCamp on June 12th. While MCAI's MediaProCamp II is free,including morning coffee and lunch, (all thanks to our sponsors) you MUST pre-register on line to attend. http://www.newmedia.meetup.com/82/
With multiple breakout sessions every hour, MCAI's MediaProCamp II promises an exciting cross-pollination of useful ideas, techniques and information. Participants create the topics for discussion on site and break into groups based on common interest. This creates intense professional collaboration since all working pros and have something to add to every conversation.
Interactivity between participants guarantees a powerful experience for everyone. Bring your personal expertise (everybody contributes) and plenty of questions. You can create a topic for discussion and form a group... or sit in on any group/any topic you choose.
LOCATION: will again be Santa Ana College's Digital Media Center:
EVENT: LA/OC Chapter of MCAI presents: MediaProCamp II
COST: FREE to all Media Professionals (includes Coffee and Lunch)
BUT YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER at the New Media Meetup Group http://www.newmedia.meetup.com/82/
DATE: Saturday June 12, 2010 / 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
TIME: 8:30 Sign In /coffee, juice and pastry. Sessions start at 9:00 AM
LOCATION: Santa Ana College's Digital Media Center
1300 S. Bristol St.
Santa Ana CA 92704