Monthly Archives: April 2018

February Media And Entertainment Industry Networking Events

Audition Strategies: an Actor’s Workshop from a Producer’s Perspective”, workshop held February 6 in New York, focuses on the philosophy that an actors presentational technique during the audition process is just as, if not more, important as their acting skills. Actors will go through each step of the audition process and learn fast, simple and effective ways to build a portfolio, confidence, and the chance to get the part. The art of independent film and mountain culture are at the core of the Mountain Film Festival taking place in Mammoth Lakes through February 26. This festival accepts films of all genres and especially encourages films with an emphasis on mountain culture, action sports, and environmental issues. On February 8, and in fact every Monday night, long-running showbiz duo Billy Shepard and Judi Jourdan host the Gotta Sing! Search for A Star Open Mic! in Manhattan’s Hells Kitchen Theatre District, just around the corner from the David Letterman show. Participants in the show are also considered for an appearance on the couple’s cable TV program, “How to Succeed in Show Business by Really Trying”, shown on Time Warner Cable every Tuesday. From February 8-9, documentary producers and filmmakers from the East Midlands and beyond are invited to take part in a documentary pitching and marketplace held in Nottingham, offering complete preparation for getting a factual project funded internationally, including at Doc/Fests Marketplace 2010 as well as other international markets. A Film Finance Summit in Santa Monica will cover the primary sources of financing content in the credit crunch for television and film — debt, equity, presales and soft money. An evening workshop led by entertainment attorney David Steinberg is on February 8 of the conference which runs through February 10.

At the Paley Center in Beverly Hills, BMI’s VP of New Media and Strategic Development, Richard Conlon, moderates a February 10 roundtable discussion, Content and Cash, examining content verticals: music, film, TV, games, cross-platform deal making and development, and leading into a two hour post-event reception featuring live performing talent. At the “Almost Famous Film Festival,” registered teams attend a pre-challenge party with food, drinks, social mixer, on February 12, where they will receive a theme, A Line of Dialogue and a Prop, and then have exactly 48 hours to write a script, find locations, gather their actors and actresses, shoot and edit their 1-5 minute film, and then turn it in before the 48 hour deadline. The Sixth Annual Orlando Latin American Film & Heritage Festival is a curated film and cultural celebration of award-winning films and documentaries, in addition to meet the film maker events, hands-on educational sessions and exhibits with artists, inspiring poetry and performances by musicians and dancers, all happening February 12-14 in Orlando. This year’s Berlinale Talent Campus, a summit for up-and-coming filmmakers taking place February 13-18 in Berlin, has a stated theme of “Cinema Needs Talent: Looking for the Right People.” Every year a selection of Berlinale Talent Campus events are recorded and uploaded and archived to the Talent Campus website. Attendants at this year’s 2010 Hollywood Post Alliance Tech Retreat, in Rancho Mirage, from February 16-19, can explore display technologies, video consumer marketplace, rights management, audio, games, psychophysics, digital projection technology, asset management, and other resources suited to businesses and individuals that provide expertise, support, tools and infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, digital media and other dynamic media content. The Folk Alliance Music Conference is an annual event that draws together music industry professionals from throughout the world to share ideas, network, and celebrate traditional music and dance. It all occurs February 17-21 in Memphis along with special events, such as the Folk Music & Business Awards, Lifetime Achievement Awards, networking receptions, official Performance Alley and private showcase performances, and much more.

The Urban Individualists, an artists collective curated by Helene Ruiz, hosts a February 19 reception in Pompano Beach to open the exhibition “Rhythm and Color”, a multimedia exhibition of works influenced, in their conception, by the rhythms found in music, the natural world, the built environment, and in human interactions. Live poetry/spoken word, special live performances, and refreshments are incorporated into the evenings celebration, which is free and open to the public. Non-profit educational organization, Country Radio Broadcasters, presents this year’s CRS 2010: Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, February 24-26. This year’s 2010 Durango Songwriter’s Expo / Santa Barbara Wine Country, combines and blends song writing and music business with wine culture, and as is the custom for Durango Songwriter’s Expo, registration will be limited to just 200 attendees. The 41st NAACP Image Awards will be February 26 in Los Angeles, and will be carried live by the Fox Network, but will be preceded by scheduled events in the days before the main evening’s ceremonies, like the 41st NAACP Image Awards’ Celebrity Golf Challenge on February 25. A newly added feature to this year’s Australian International Documentary Conference, February 26 in Adelaide, is the Trailer Park Pitch as an extension to the recently launched online market Trailer Park, permitting AIDC delegates to submit a trailer for their documentary project for a chance to have it remade with high-quality footage from Thought Equity Motions library, which matches selected documentary makers project ideas with national and international executive producers, broadcasters and distributors attending AIDC 2010. Washington Area Music Awards host the 24th Annual WAMMIES, February 28 in Falls Church, to celebrate career achievements by D.C. area musicians, concert promoters, lawyers, recording engineers, managers, graphic artists, and related businesses. After the official ceremonies and receptions, the after party follows at Bangkok Blues in Falls Church.

The above events are only a sample of what is fully listed. Complete details are on the “Media, Entertainment and Performing Arts Industry News and Events” page. Video and podcast versions of this news summary are also available at popular video sites around the Web like MySpace, YouTube, Daily Motion, as well as on The Actor’s Checklist podcast blog. Follow the posting of the news summary on Twitter. This month on the video news summary you will again see a dynamic array of artists in performance of film, music and documentary. These videos are now available on the Free Home Video Showcase which now serves as an archive for all past video presentations but without the audio news narration. Google Friends is available on The Actor’s Checklist allowing you to sign in with your Google ID and enjoy an interactive and social networking experience with other visitors to the site.The Actor’s Checklist is proud announce the return of the Digital Media & Podcast Blog to view and/or download to your iPhone the ten or five minute video or audio podcast presentation.

The Pros And Cons Of Unionization In The Airline Industry

For flight professionals and the general public alike, one of the most recognized parts of the airline industry is the strong union presence among its professionals. Major international and national airlines have been unionized for decades in order to protect flight professionals from excessive pay and benefit cuts meant to secure the bottom line. However, unions have been considered a mixed blessing by the media, the public, and airline executives. Striking flight attendants, pilots, and flight technicians sometimes hold up flights, drawing ire from customers. As well, airline executives by and large feel that unions ask too much from airlines when many companies are struggling to stay afloat financially. There are pros and cons to the union process for professionals, though it still benefits them to this day.

It is important to start with the negatives of unionization in the airline industry before speaking of its virtues. The decline of labor unions in the United States and North American countries has made the airline union appear like it is fighting a losing battle with public opinion. As well, the benefits of comradery amongst union members have been weakened by increasing competition for jobs in the airline industry. While the union advocates hard for workers and businesses have obliged in the past, many airline executives would rather concede optional health care plans and other benefits than give up the big paydays that unions often push for. Finally, the aforementioned problem of strikes among airline unions can often make flight professionals look selfish and unsympathetic.

However, the public should realize that unions have helped keep flights in the air for years by averting greater labor strife. Indeed, the airline unions are one of the last places in the American labor landscape where successful negotiations are still a common occurrence. Airline professional unions offer flight crews, pilots, and attendants an opportunity to develop relationships with colleagues in other companies while working toward competitive salaries. As well, companies and the public should look at how the union’s bargaining power not only benefits flight professionals but the overall business.

Unions are able to negotiate group health benefits for their members, which helps the company save on providing more expensive health options. The union-business relationship is not one sided and while unions push for higher wages, the compromise wages that are established in negotiations help keep experienced professionals in the industry. The unionization of airline workers benefits everyone involved but flight professionals need to be aware of these different pros and cons to gain a fuller picture.

Plan an Electrifying Start to Your Information Technology Industry Career

It seems that most people these days have a friend, relative or neighbor in the Information Technology industry. One could be forgiven for concluding that this popularity is a product of a well known process supplying the Information Technology industry with rejuvenated stock year in and year out. Nothing could be further from the truth, approximately 70,000 searches a month for the keywords Information Technology Career or similar variances on Google alone validate this claim.

Even with a University degree many graduates find themselves lost and confused about their career path. The problem that graduates face is that Information Technology is a broad description encompassing any and all industries involved with the storage, processing or delivery of information. Telecommunications specialists and hardware technicians alike call themselves “IT” professionals despite very different training and skill sets. As do developers, business analysts, help desk consultants, web designers and database administrators just to name a few others.

In an industry where knowledge is rewarded, opportunity awaits savvy students and trainees who focus their training sooner rather than later. Take our two example students whom Ive very imaginatively called Student#1 and Student#2.

Student #1 wasnt sure where his IT education might take him. He is bright and cruised through his course producing the following impressive results.

2007 High School Graduate
2010 Information Technology Degree (6.1 of a maximum 7 GPA)

Good results are great. But can we raise the bar without improving on the GPA?

Student #2 researched the industry very early into his degree; he spoke with appropriate parties including recruitment agencies and other IT professionals. He even volunteered for three weeks of work experience in his field of choice. He continued on a focused career track throughout his time at university and at the end of his degree his final portfolio of achievements looked like this;

2007 High School Certificate
2008 Systems Administrator (3 week work experience) Company XYZ
2009 Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) Self Study
2009 Professional Membership AITP (Association of Information Technology Professionals)
2010 Information Technology Degree (5.6 of a maximum 7 GPA)
Major Infrastructure Technologies
Major Network Technologies

Student #2 focused his efforts towards a Systems Administrator role three years before he was scheduled to finish his degree. Apart from the additional experience he was able to get a first hand insight into the industry and learned that an MCP certification would be a valuable asset to his job hunting arsenal. Additional research also led him to join a professional association. Even his university degree shows clear intent and when you compare his achievements with Student#1 he looks a much stronger candidate despite a lower University GPA.

This is an example of well planned career development. The Information Technology industry excels in presenting unique opportunities and this is no exception. Forward thinkers and innovators stand up and get noticed Will you cruise through your studies or are you taking the bull by the horns?

Utilizes of images in Computer animation and Movie Industry

The key reason why graphics are accustomed and tend to be spreading being an important component is they are likely involved to appeal to the audiences or readers which are accessing any type of information. They are providing visible aid to create any idea and info more obvious and apparent. Viewers think it is more fascinating and feasible to understand. These components like visible graphics, animations are utilized by numerous famous and popular magazines to enable them to compel the actual readers as well as viewers to buy their specific product or take a look on their own reading materials.

The widest utilization of computer images and animations have been in films as well as animated things. Graphics tend to be playing their own role perfectly and nevertheless playing in several big spending budget films produced in different movie making sectors. Some from the famous image related films would be the Lord from the Rings, Spider-Man as well as Harry Potter movies.

Animations as well as films provide the much better and advanced utilization of graphics nowadays plus they are becoming a lot more popular daily. The much more and much better advancement is being released in all of the media as well as film associated industries, all due to graphics. Gaming industry can also be growing from high rate due to all new and much more attractive image technologies developed by graphic creative designers. Graphic designing may be the professional method of putting a sizable sequencing associated with rapid pictures, and after that designers attempt to simulate them as movement. These just about all animations as well as graphics emerge as beautiful as well as realistic moving aspects of images. Graphic designing has become the the majority of demanded as well as highly make use of technology nowadays and making better visualization for that animation caring people.

Cartoon industry can also be part associated with rapid image use so that as we see much more interesting function prevailing with this regard. Many software are actually available associated with graphics as well as creating much better graphic styles, and then creating a realistic animation consequently. Animations associated with cartoons, film industry, gaming purpose and several other pc graphics to make better utilization of the pc, are developed by good high quality software with much more ease as well as creativity.

Graphic novels will also be included in popular and famous developing industries and also have a excellent demand by lots of people worldwide. Graphic books on numerous topics and for those age groups are actually available for sale. Not just at market, Graphic Novels online may also be given. Image novels upon fictional, as comics along with other are available widely on the web and most of the Graphic books online are cost free, and additionally with much better result. Graphic novels are extremely popular particularly among kids who enjoy comics along with other animated publications. After their own provision associated with online reading through, they tend to be more feasible to see by all the readers.

The Led Backlit Lcd Tvs The Leader In Lcd Tv Industry

Nothing can be replaced with the bliss of watching your favourite channels or movies through the high quality display. You can find so many latest display technologies available in the market nowadays. This flat screen era opens a variety of flatscreen displays before you. You can find LCD TVs with fluorescent or CCFL backlighting, LCD TV with LED backlighting or plasma TVs.

People are more biased to the LCD TVs, since these are considered as the most reasonable display. Each of these TV s possess with their own characteristics that enable them to carve a niche in the television market. The television market is crowded with diverse TV models in different price ranges. Now it is your turn to choose an excellent display within your cost constraints.

The article now discusses about the new generation LCD and LED TVs. LED is Light Emitting Diode while LCD is Liquid crystal display. You will not get the clear idea about the displays with just the names mentioned. More surprisingly both of these technologies work together since the LED is used as the backlight in LCD TVs. The typical LCD TVs usually use the cold cathode fluorescent lamps or CCFLs to deliver the backlighting.

The backlighting of a LCD display is one of the vital factor that enables it to reproduce the image. Thus the quality of the image extremely depends on the backlighting technology type. It is literally impossible to find an LED TV with a size of normal TV display. It is not an ideal option for people, since you should need a wide space to accommodate this sort of high end television.

A recent LED TV from the house of Samsung has shaken the market with its launch. The other peer manufacturers argue that there cannot be a true LED TV. Conversely, the company argue that their product is embedded with the LED technology mostly. The typical LCD TV that uses the fluorescent or CCFL backlighting cannot assure the picture quality as the LCD TV operated with LED backlighting device. You can enjoy fabulous realistic image quality.

One of the most attractive features of the new generation LED LCD TV that attracts more and more people to it is its lesser energy consumption. You can expect 40 percent lesser energy consumption with respect to the traditional LCD TV. Thus it is considered as the most environment friendly display in the industry. The LED LCD TV can be found with thinner designs than the typical LCD TVs or plasma TVs. The quality enthusiasts looking forward to more and more models of LCD TV with thinner display panel and real to life display quality. Most of the players in the industry are competing to produce cutting edge LCD TV models that are associated with LED backlighting.