Week 28 2023

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After Hours Events

Show Workshop
Tuesdays 1900Z | 12pm (PDT) | 3pm (EDT) | 8pm (BST) | 9pm (CEST)

Squares.TV Application Lab with Michael Forrest
Wednesdays 1700Z | 10am (PDT) | 1pm (EDT) | 6pm (BST) | 7pm (CEST)
Learn how to integrate Shoot Pro Webcam, Video Pencil and/or Beat Sheet – iOS and Mac-based live video production workflows from squares.tv

Wednesdays 2300Z | 4pm (PDT) | 7pm (EDT) | 12am (BST) | 1am (CEST)
Behind the scenes of the Conversations With Tony Mobley show in a breakout room. Starts one hour before Tony’s show.

Isadora Lab with L Wilson-Spiro
Thursdays 1700Z | 10am (PDT) | 13pm (EDT) | 6pm (BST) | 7pm (CEST)
This is an incredible opportunity to learn how to use Isadora for your own projects.

Panelist and Potential Panelist Meeting with Alex Lindsay
Sat July 15 1700Z | 10am (PDT) | 1pm (EDT) | 6pm (BST) | 7pm (CEST)
Panelists and Potential Panelists: If you do not already see an “office-hours-2-panelists” channel in Discord, please send a note to Brandon on Discord and request to be added.

Volunteer Meetup with Alex Lindsay
Sat July 15 1800Z | 11am (PDT) | 2pm (EDT) | 7pm (BST) | 8pm (CEST)

Labs Archive

Monday 10 July 2023
Show 1203 | Create Better Digital Project Plans

Monday’s Show 1203
Create Better Digital Project Plans
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Create Better Digital Project Plans

Gain confidence in your ability to manage digital projects, key stakeholder expectations, and handle crises with AWS Program Manager, Walyce Almeida.

Tuesday 11 July 2023
Show 1204 | 3D Production: The Overall Pipeline

Tuesday’s Show 1204
3D Production: The Overall Pipeline
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3D Production: The Overall Pipeline

Allan Hawkes returns to lead us on an epic year-and-half journey through the 3D production pipeline, each month focusing on a specific aspect of the process. We’ll begin today with an overview of the entire 3D production process.

Wednesday 12 July 2023
Show 1205 | ProSoCoustic Panels

Wednesday’s Show 1205
ProSoCoustic Panels
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ProSoCoustic Panels

Rich Matthai, National Sales Manager with ProSoCoustic will answer your acoustic treatment questions. Rich will explain the reasons behind their flagship Wave Pro Series superior absorption characteristics.


Thursday 13 July 2023
Show 1206 | HDR: Objective Color Metrics

Thursday’s Show 1206
HDR: Objective Color Metrics
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HDR: Objective Color Metrics

With new capabilities on our TVs we discovered we need to objectively measure the performance characteristics of color and light. Michael Drazin and Jim Toten return welcoming Chris Seeger for this session who pioneered and oversaw the culmination of several organizations work to develop this methodology.

Chris Seeger is NBCUniversal’s Director of Advanced Content Production. He has been focused on live UHD-HDR-SDR production for 7 years. In collaboration with NBCU Sports, Cromorama and Mike Drazin, he developed the NBCU LUTs for use in Single-Master UHD Productions. In order to verify the quality of the final broadcast conversions between HDR and SDR, and collaborating with industry experts, he developed tools for objective color metric measurement based on international standards.

Michael Drazin is a broadcast technical innovator who is leading the implementation of new technology that improves storytelling as well as the consumer experience. He has been part of the planning and execution of events across the globe at all scales.

Jim Toten is a creative technologist who specializes in engineering solutions for complex problems in the broadcast industry. He has played a pivotal role in the success of productions from feature films, broadcast production, live concerts and everything in between.

Friday 14 July 2023
Show 1207 | Production Show and Tell

Friday’s Show 1207
Production Show and Tell
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Production Show and Tell

Panelists show some behind the scenes of past projects and discuss their methods and their challenges.

Saturday 15 July 2023
Show 1208 | Audio Description with Joel Snyder

Saturday’s Show 1208
Audio Description with Joel Snyder
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Audio Description with Joel Snyder

Audio Description (AD) makes visual images accessible for people who are blind or have low vision. Using words that are succinct, vivid, and imaginative, describers convey the visual images from performing arts, media, museums and many other activities that are not fully accessible to a significant segment of the population (more than 32 million Americans experience significant vision loss).

Dr. Joel Snyder, Ph.D. was one of the first audio describers, a pioneer in the development of audio description. He began describing theater events
and media in 1981; for six years, he led a staff that produced description for nationally broadcast films and network series including “Sesame Street” broadcasts and numerous feature films. Snyder has worked with description and trained describers in more than 40 states and in over 60 countries, including a month-long Fulbright residency in Greece in 2019. In 2014, the American Council of the Blind published Dr. Snyder’s “The Visual Made Verbal: A Comprehensive Training Manual and Guide to the History and Applications of Audio Description.” It is available in Braille, as an audio book, and in six languages–a 7th, an Italian edition, will be released in the fall of 2023. He is the President of Audio Description Associates, LLC with clients world-wide (www.audiodescribe.com) and the Founder of/Senior Consultant to American Council of the Blind’s Audio Description Project (https://adp.acb.org/), an initiative he founded with ACB in 2009.

Member Events

Conversations with Tony Mobley

Every Wednesday

0000Z | 5pm (PDT) | 8pm (EDT) | 1am (BST)
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July 12 – TBD

Thank You Five – Weekly QnA Panel

Every Wednesday

0200Z | 7pm (PDT) | 9pm (CDT) | 10pm (EDT) | 3am (BST)

Bringing theatre artists from around the globe into a conversation about live theatre in a digital world with a spirit of gratitude and innovation.
Ask questions and watch five new artists each week wrestle with the question: “What is Theatre?”

If you’d like to participate check out the website:


Birding With Lois

Birding With Lois (on hiatus) is archived here on YouTube