From cameras to Captain Marvel, virtual reality to video games, the Spider-Verse to sports broadcasting, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show is a huge media trade show where tens of thousands of professionals from around the world come together to talk about a common passion—digital media. And beginning on April 7th, Digital Media students from the University of Northern Iowa get to experience it!
UNI Digital Media, with the generous sponsorship of the Iowa Broadcasters Association (IBA), is sending a group to this massive industry event. Ten Digital Media students, accompanied by two faculty members, will experience four exciting days in Las Vegas, learning more about their passions and interests in this ever-expanding field of content creation.
We divided ourselves into two Production & Promotion teams, and will be working on creating a series of short videos about various companies, tech & gear, and the different things we are excited to learn more about at the NAB Show.
The Gold Team is comprised of Gabby Leitner as Unit Production Manager, Chris Davis as Script Supervisor, Charles Schwarz as Social Media Producer, Corey Behrens as Director of Photography, and Jasmine Aquino as Post Production Supervisor. The Gold Team will be creating a series of videos highlighting a few different aspects in the media world. One of their two main topics will be on the implementation of artificial intelligence and how it can better advance the creation of media content. They will also explore how E-Sports is expanding and impacting television and entertainment as a whole
The Purple Team features Brandon Lynch as UPM, Brooklyn Krause as Script Supervisor, Taylor Lien as Social Media Producer, Ivan Korsakov as DP, and Noah Lucy in charge of Post Production. They are excited to learn more about women in media. They plan to talk to many female professionals about their experiences in this male-dominated industry, and are hoping to catch up with Amy DeLouise, who came to UNI last year to talk about women in media. They will also be tracking cutting edge media technologies, checking out the many booths with fascinating gadgets, including companies showing off the smallest 4k cameras, augmented reality cameras, and real-time visual effects software.
We hope you will follow our journey on our social media pages and watch for our videos in the next couple weeks! We are all very excited to make new connections and learn more about our career interests at NAB 2019.
-Christopher Davis and Brooklyn Krause