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NAB Post|Production World Conference

NAB TO LAUNCH NEW POST|PRODUCTION WORLD CONFERENCE IN COOPERATION WITH FUTURE MEDIA CONCEPTS -- New Conference to be Largest Ever Designed for Post-Production Industry -- WASHINGTON, DC - The National Association of Broadcasters announced today the creation of the world's largest post-production educational conference - The NAB Post|Production World Conference, to be held during NAB2004 April 17 - 21 in Las Vegas. The NAB Post|Production World Conference, co-produced with digital media educator Future Media Concepts, will feature over 160 sessions on a large variety of topics including digital video and film editing, news editing, compositing and special effects, 3D animation, web design, DVD authoring, video encoding for DVD and streaming, sound design, digital imaging, tech support for digital facilities and DV production tips. "NAB research shows that our production/post-production attendees are extremely talented professionals seeking only the highest quality educational opportunities," said John Marino, senior vice president, Science and Technology, NAB. "This partnership with Future Media Concepts will offer NAB2004 attendees a world-class educational event to complement the massive display of audio and video production hardware to be seen on the NAB2004 show floor." The sessions, which will run all day Saturday, Sunday and afternoons Monday through Wednesday, are designed for intermediate to advanced users who wish to enhance effectiveness and creativity and walk away with power tips that they may apply to future projects. "As digital media creation tools have become more sophisticated and capable of doing more, the need for quality training has never been so evident", says Ben Kozuch, president and co-founder of Future Media Concepts and the conference chairperson, "We have created the Post|Production World Conference to provide digital media professionals from all over the world with the opportunity to receive cutting-edge training that respects their professional skills and to serve as an invaluable networking opportunity that is so crucial for success in our industry". Software covered in the sessions will include Avid Media Composer, Avid Xpress Pro, Avid Xpress DV, Avid|DS, Protools, NewsCutter, Apple Final Cut Pro, Shake, DVD Studio Pro and Logic, Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere and Encore, Macromedia Flash, Dreamweaver and Fireworks, Discreet 3ds max, Combustion and Cleaner, Boris Red and Continum, Maya and Lightwave. In addition, the conference will feature Spanish-speaking instructors for sessions on Avid, Final Cut Pro and After Effects for the NAB spring convention's growing international constituencies. The Inside the Creative Mind track will feature industry gurus demonstrating and discussing the aesthetic process used in creating a project . The conference will also feature a business track designed to provide digital artists with tips to enhance their career. Future Media Concepts' team of manufacturer-authorized instructors as well as the industry's power users and award-winning digital artists will serve as presenters. Future Media Concepts, Inc., based in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Miami and Orlando, is the nation's premier digital media training center. FMC is a certified training provider for Adobe, Apple, Avid, Macromedia, Sony, Newtek, Discreet, Boris, Digidesign and SoftImage. In addition to its classrooms on the East Coast, FMC provides on-site training nationwide. For more information, visit www. FMCtraining.com. NAB2004 will take place April 17 - 22, 2004 in Las Vegas (exhibits open April 19). It is the world's largest electronic media show covering the development, delivery and management of professional video and audio content across all mediums. Complete NAB2004 details are available at www.nabshow.com. The National Association of Broadcasters is a full-service trade association that promotes and protects free, over-the-air local radio and television stations' interests in Washington and around the world. NAB is the broadcaster's voice before Congress, federal agencies, and the courts. NAB also serves a growing number of associate and international broadcaster members. Information about NAB can be found at www.nab.org