|At the Wednesday, January 14 meeting...
High Efficiency Technologies for Field Production and Television News Gathering
Part 1: ENERGY EFFICIENT NEWSGATHERING VEHICLES
2014 saw the deployment of new newsgathering capabilities with a new generation of smaller, more efficient transmission vehicles. With advances in power generation, acquisition, distribution and transmission, today’s ENG van offers a flexible, capable platform for IP-based newsgathering. Two examples of the current newsgathering vehicle state-of-the-art will be on display. Accelerated Media Technologies (AMT) specializes in vehicle integration for a wide range of mobile applications including broadcast and mobile communications. They are based in Auburn, Massachusetts.
About Our Presenter (Part 1):
Tom Jennings, President, Accelerated Media Technologies, Inc.
Tom Jennings has served as president of AMT for the last five years. Before that Tom served in managerial positions at both Wolf Coach and Talamas Broadcast over a span of time that covered some 19 years. He is highly respected for his intimate knowledge of mobile broadcast integration and related technologies. Tom is a 1988 graduate of Emerson College.
Part 2: ENERGY EFFICIENT ENG AND FIELD LIGHTING
Energy-efficient LED lighting has hit its stride for studio and field use. Precise color temperature control is now a reality. Innovative approaches to portable lighting currently allow for convenient interfacing with a variety of camera systems. Dramatically reduced power consumption saves energy as well as cooling costs in studio applications. Benefits in the field include low power consumption and better lighting control, enabling improved imaging with much more portable systems.
Topics will include: LED to tungsten equivalency, benefits of using LED over tungsten, power consumption comparisons, color balance, travel capabilities and exposure to weather. Some lighting products we will examine include AAdynTech, Xylight, Fiilex, Cool-Lux and Lowel-Light.
About Our Presenters (Part 2):
Presenters: Walter Lefler, co-founder and CTO of AAdynTech, James Suit, Eastern Regional Sales Manager, Ushio and broadcast lighting designer Jonathan Lipsy, Integrated Solutions Group
Walter Lefler, the co-founder and chief technical officer of lighting giant AAdynTech provides creative direction on the design and technical implementation of LED products for the entertainment industry. He has also worked in the content creation side of the industry as both an executive producer and creative director as well as a senior colorist. He received an Emmy Award for his work on the CBS special, “Singer presents Burt Bacharach” and was the senior colorist on the iconic film “Fahrenheit 911,” which was chosen Best Picture at the Cannes Film Festival.
James Suit, Eastern Regional Sales Manager for Ushio’s Entertainment Business sales unit brings more than 9 years of technical and applications expertise in the entertainment market. He has extensive
knowledge in the application and sales of lighting fixtures, sources, and solutions in the entertainment, architectural, and video markets. Notable lighting projects include the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC, the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA and PARX Casino in Bensalem, PA as well as the Times Square Hotel in New York City. Ushio is also a sales representative for the Xylight LED lighting line that will be shown at tonight’s meeting.
James has also designed and integrated lighting rigs and control systems for performing arts venues, music halls, nightclubs, and hotels across the Northeast.
Jonathan Lipsy, Integrated Solutions Group, has spent much of his career working in the broadcast lighting field in a variety of capacities that include lighting designer, consultant, installer and even end-user. Jonathan began his career as a commercial photographer in New York City but his passion for lighting eventually led him to Boston where he spent the next quarter century becoming a specialist in broadcast lighting integration and sales. Most of his clients will readily admit that they have come to rely on him for his encyclopedic product knowledge and lighting expertise.
During his long tenure, Jonathan managed a wide variety of significant lighting projects that include the design and construction of several major market facilities. He generously shares his knowledge through classes and seminars and has become an enthusiastic evangelist for energy efficient lighting.
Wednesday, January 14, 2014
Doors open at 6:30pm
Presentation at 7:00pm
5 TV Place,
Needham, MA 02492
FROM THE NORTH: Take I-95, Route 3 or I-93 south until it merges with I-95 south (Route 128). Get off at the 19B exit. Exit onto Highland Avenue and take your first right at the first traffic light at Gould Street. Pass car dealership on the right (Muzi Ford) and turn right into WCVB driveway at the "5" sign. Park in the parking lot near the satellite dishes and follow the signs lobby.
FROM THE EAST: Take Interstate 90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) west to I-95 South (Cape Cod exit). Get on I-95 south and exit at 19B. Follow directions above.
FROM THE SOUTH: Take I-95 north, Route 24 north, or Route 3 north to I-95 (Route 128) north. Go toward Dedham. Take exit 19B. Follow directions above.
FROM THE WEST: Take I-90, the Massachusetts Turnpike, east to I-95 south. Go south on I-95 and exit at 19B. Follow directions above..
Special thanks to Dave Beauvais, WCVB-TV, for hosting this meeting.