Television Broadcasting in the Digital Age Workshop
An Iowa Motion Picture Association Event – Saturday, November 2, 2013. 10 AM & 1 PM
For Students and Professionals –
The actual transition from analog to digital television broadcasting began in February through June & July, 2009. All analog television transmitters must shut down by September 1, 2015.
David Rehr, president and CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters, has described this as "the most significant advancement of television technology since color TV."
How has this changed television broadcasting? What does it mean for your career – whether you will work in television or deliver material to television at some point in your career?
Find out at a workshop hosted by the Iowa Motion Picture Association – Television Broadcasting in the Digital Age – on Saturday, November 2, at KDSM, Channel 17, 4023 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA 50321. The first workshop begins at 10 AM. The workshop will be repeated at 1 PM. Because each workshop combines lecture-tour, demonstration, and hands-on, each of the two sessions is limited to 15 persons each.
Topics include –
- Various sources of broadcast television programming and commercials
- How spots are ingested – and systems involved in the process
- Master control room
- Editing suites
- Production Studio
- Equipment trailer
- Formats and specifications for Deliverables to Digital Broadcasting
- Satellite dishes
Each session will also include a special video presentation by Doug Hammond, Chief Engineer at KDSM, on the specifics of television engineering, including satellite receivers.
Each workshop on November 2 is hosted by Mike Banks, Assistant Operations Manager for KDSM Channel 17, and board member of the Iowa Motion Picture Association. Mike has worked for 30 years in television engineering, beginning when Channel 17 was the first UHF station in central Iowa. He is also a professional photographer and actor with experience in community theater, independent movie productions, and commercials – so he is familiar with life in front of the camera. Mike recalls that the last analog program aired by KDSM Channel 17 was a Seinfeld episode right before midnight.
This valuable workshop is $10 for IMPA Members and $25 for non-members. Student memberships in the Iowa Motion Picture Association are $25, Professional Memberships $55, and Corporate Memberships $250. To reserve your spot in the workshop, click here an use the form at the bottom of the page. If you have questions,. email IMPA Treasurer Deb O'Bryan at email@example.com
As a special membership promotion, those registering to become new IMPA members may attend this one workshop free – and then receive the usual member discounts on future workshops. New Corporate memberships can have up to five people in attendance. To join, click on Membership in the Top Menu.
Click here to register for the workshop.