FALL 2011 EDITION NEWS & IDEAS FROM MASSACCESS/ACM MASS CHAPTER MEMBERS & FRIENDSMassachusetts Flash Film Festival a SuccessBy Adam Dusenberry, Belmont Media CenterThe sidewalk outside the Studio Cinema in Belmont was crowded with moviegoers waiting to see whatMassachusetts filmmakers were able do in just 72 hours.Created by Adam Dusenberry of Belmont MediaCenter (BMC) and produced by entire staff ofBMC, the festival gave 10 teams of filmmakers achance to make a film, get it screened in a realmovie theatre and a chance at a cash prize. Theonly catch was that everything had to be donewithin a designated 72-hour time period. Teamsmet at the kick-off event at BMC on September22nd, to draw the genres and to learn the requiredcharacter, prop and line of dialogue. Then, it was arace against the clock to complete a 4-7 minutefilm.Dusenberry was impressed with the turn-out for thefestival’s first year, “I did not really know how manypeople would respond, but based on the success this year, BMC will probably host it again next year”,Dusenberry said.Ten teams from as far away as the South Shore and as far north as Haverhill participated. A few teamscame from the ranks of members of community media centers, including Brookline Access andBelmont Media. The skill level of the teams ranged from the truly novice to local professionals. Threeindustry judges reviewed each film and selected a professional and non-professional winner.On October 1st a crowd of over 100 came to the Studio Cinema to see the premiere of the films and tolearn who the winners were. All of the films, as well the screening and awards ceremony can beviewed on Belmont Media Center’s website - belmontmedia.org Additionally, the Screening andAwards Ceremony are available on MyMassTV & the Community Media Distribution Network fordownloading by access TV channels to air in local communities.If you’d like more information on this year’s Mass Flash Film Festival, or are interested in participatingnext year, find us on Facebook or email email@example.com .
FALL 2011 EDITION NEWS & IDEAS FROM MASSACCESS/ACM MASS CHAPTER MEMBERS & FRIENDS Keith Thibault and Amy Palmerino present the Rika Welsh Community Impact Award to Howard Porter of Stoneham TV.
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FALL 2011 EDITION NEWS & IDEAS FROM MASSACCESS/ACM MASS CHAPTER MEMBERS & FRIENDSNew England Broadcast and Cable Expo/Trade Show Wrap UpBy Jan HaugheyThe third annual New England Broadcast and Cable Expo (NEBCExpo) produced by JaDa Events, LLC, was held Wednesday, November 2nd at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. This year’s exposi9on was held in conjunc9on with the 14th annual Media Educators of America (MEOA) formerly known as the Video Educators of New England (VENE) fall conference, which is open to all individuals that are either involved in video produc9on or the use of media in an educa9onal seVng. Their educa9onal conference featured speakers addressing topics ranging from virtual edi9ng, logging, review, and collabora9on in “the cloud”; studio design and construc9on with a Holis9c Approach; the relevance of the arts in educa9on; blogging as a means of developing student por[olios; ample networking 9me; and more! Visit h"p://www.mediaedoa.org for details.Along with broadcast & cable equipment manufacturers and representa9ves, there was representa9on from a myriad of professional organiza9ons and academic ins9tu9ons including: New England Society of Mo9on Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE-‐NE), Alliance for Community Media (ACM-‐NE), MassAccess, Project Bread, Mt. Wachuse" Community College, Cayuga Community College (SUNY), Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) and many more.Both events oﬀered a premier opportunity to learn, network and see ﬁrsthand emerging trends that impact the professional broadcast and cable access communi9es, while aﬀording a"endees the opportunity to walk the expo ﬂoor and see the latest technology rela9ng to video produc9on, video edi9ng, digital media, video streaming, video on-‐demand, television studio produc9on, distance learning, cable access studio, digital asset management, mobile broadcast and more. Show organizers, Jan Haughey and David Scher, are pleased with the synergy the event has generated over the last few years among the various par9cipa9ng organiza9ons and a"endees that gathered for this Na9onal Associa9on of Broadcasters (NAB) style expo. The convenience allowed those who cannot make the annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas, the opportunity to spend 9me with manufacturers and local resellers right in their own backyards.Hope to see you next year on November 6, 2012.
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