Today is the official start of the NAB show in Las Vegas. Every April, the National Association of Broadcasters hold their conference and there’s absolutely no way to sufficiently describe the size and magnitude of this event – it’s simply overwhelming.
I’m already overwhelmed and the show hasn’t even opened. But I’ve spent the last two days sitting in on presentations at the Post Production World Conference. This in itself is a reason to attend NAB. The conference has about 10 different tracks going on all day where one can pick and choose a la carte the sessions they want to go to. There’s tracks for Final Cut Pro, DSLR Cinema, Advanced Motion Graphics, Producer/Director workshop, to Social Media and Web Video, to name a few. There’s also Apple Certified Pro Training.
The conference is sponsored in partnership with Future Media Concepts, a top notch-learning center, so speakers are always fantastic and run the range from colorists, to editors to producers and even attorneys. The sessions are short – 75 minutes and cut to the meat of the topic immediately. It’s a great place to start learning and even if you’re experienced in video production, it’s a great place to pick up some tips from your peers.
The best part about NAB for me is the networking and I’ve made some interesting connections stay tuned. I’m cutting this short so I can get back to filling my head with information but I’ll keep you updated.