The Vitec Group will host well known figures in the broadcast and film making industry in its dedicated Live Event Area at this year’s NAB. The independent experts, ranging from directors of photography, to directors and filmmakers, will share their knowledge and expertise on the latest products, technology and techniques. They will be joined in the Live Event Area by representatives from key Vitec Group brands to hold a range of informative sessions for visitors. The Live Event Area will feature six, daily one-hour sessions covering hot topics and tips on everything from emerging technologies to discussions on innovative lighting techniques. Brand advocates for Anton Bauer, Autoscript, Bexel, Litepanels, Manfrotto, Microwave Service Company, Nucomm, OConnor, RF Central, Sachtler, Vinten and Vinten Radamec will lead the sessions and be on hand to share their extensive knowledge. Speakers confirmed so far include director and Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, Vincent Laforet (pictured), who will discuss ‘Emerging Technology and Digital Storytelling’ on Monday 16 April, 12.30pm–1.30pm. Laforet is known for his forward thinking approach to image-making. He is considered a pioneer both for his innovative tilt-shift and aerial photography and in the field of HD-capable DSLR cameras. Another ‘Meet the Experts’ slot will be hosted by the BAFTA nominated film maker, Philip Bloom, who will address the audience on Tuesday 17 April, 12.30pm–1.30pm about choosing the right gear for professional film making. He is one of the new breed of cinematographers and has been credited with helping to popularise the DSLR video revolution. C6929
The Vitec Group will host well known figures in the broadcast and film making industry in its dedicated Live Event Area at this year’s NAB.