Avid Offers Real-World Experience to Next-Gen Pros at NAB and BEA; Student Blogs and Podcasts Provide Live Coverage from the Show Floor.LAS VEGAS Las Vegas (läs vā`gəs), city (1990 pop. 258,295), seat of Clark co., S Nev.; inc. 1911. It is the largest city in Nevada and the center of one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the United States. -- Avid Technology "Avid" redirects here. For the "Advancement Via Individual Determination" educational program, see AVID.
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"The amount of raw talent that continues to bloom among students who've enrolled in film, broadcast journalism Broadcast journalism refers to television news and radio news, as well as the online news outlets of broadcast affiliates. , and communications programs at schools across the country is tremendous," said Steve Chazin, director of education and new markets at Avid. "The programs we're launching at this year's NAB and BEA events demonstrate our ongoing commitment to provide industry access to aspiring professionals and to ensure they have access to the best creative tools in the industry. We're really excited to have students join us this year, where they'll come into contact with indie filmmakers, event videographers, large post facilities, and broadcast networks. Plus, they'll relay their experiences - and the energy of the show floor - to the rest of the world through blogs and podcasts from the Avid booth."
This year, Avid has selected 20 students from six leading media colleges - Emerson, USC An abbreviation for U.S. Code. , NYU NYU New York University
NYU New York Undercover (TV show) , Columbia College Columbia College: see Columbia University. , Howard University Howard University, at Washington, D.C.; coeducational; with federal support. It was founded in 1867 by Gen. Oliver O. Howard of the Freedmen's Bureau, to provide education for newly emancipated slaves. A normal and preparatory department was opened the same year. , and the University of Akron Enrollment in fall 2006 was 23,539 students. The school offers more than 200 undergraduate degrees  and 100 graduate degrees . The University's best-known program is its College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering, which is located in a - to participate in its first-ever NAB Student Representative program. The students will experience NAB first-hand, assisting Avid staff at the company's booth and customer activities throughout the show. All students in the program will receive training on new Avid(R) products and interact with high-profile professionals from the film, television and broadcast industries.
In addition, each school represented in the program will have its own NAB blog, with students blogging daily from the show floor. They will also conduct video and podcast interviews with high-profile Avid customers and executives. To view the student blogs, visit: www.avid.com/community/blogs/index.asp.
"Attending NAB with Avid, learning the inner workings of a major industry event, mingling with industry pros, and taking in all of the exciting new technologies is an amazing opportunity for our students," said Fritz E. Gerald, post production supervisor and adjunct instructor at NYU's Kanbar Institute of Film & Television. "Both educators and students are very excited to see the broad range of new tools that Avid has introduced this year and look forward to working with these products in the near future."
Avid at BEA 2006
In addition to NAB, Avid is a platinum sponsor of the 2006 BEA convention, April 26-29 at the Las Vegas Convention Center The Las Vegas Convention Center is owned and operated by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and is located in Clark County, Nevada. It is one of the largest Convention centers in the world. At the end of 2004, the center had 3. . The company will conduct three classroom training sessions, at no cost, on Editing with Avid Xpress(R) Pro, Editing in a News Environment with NewsCutter(R) XP, and Journalist Editing with iNews(R) Instinct(TM).
Avid is also participating in a number of BEA panel sessions including:
--"More Effective and Efficient Use of Resources through Affordable Collaborative Production Environments," on Thursday, April 27 from 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. in room N232;
--"Investing to Increase Student Preparedness," on Friday, April 28 from 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. in room N232;
--"Convergence and Technology Plenary: Leading the Convergence Shockwave," on Friday, April 28 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. in room N243, and;
--"No Moving Parts Moving parts are the components of a device that undergo continuous or frequent motion, most commonly rotation. "Parts" only include the mechanical components which does not include fuel, or any other gas or liquid. : File Based Acquisition in HD Production," on Friday, April 28 from 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. in room N232.
Lastly, Avid and BEA will co-sponsor an education reception from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26 in room N250 of the Las Vegas Convention Center, where the company will provide up to 400 copies of its Avid Xpress Pro Academic software to attendees. Avid will also present student winners of the BEA Festival of Media Arts with copies of Avid Xpress Pro Academic software. Educators and students interested in registering should visit: www.avid.com/edureception. Space is limited.
Academic Product Pricing
In addition to rolling out a wide range of new products and enhancements to existing systems, Avid is also offering new academic pricing programs for students and educators using the company's postproduction, broadcast, and audio products. This includes academic pricing for the Media Composer(R) product family, which now includes a new software-only configuration for Mac and PC laptops or desktops (announced today in a separate press release: www.avid.com/company/releases/2006/060423_mediacomposer_avid.html). The new pricing program offers students and educators the ability to purchase a range of Avid's industry-leading audio, video and 3D products starting at only $295 USMSRP.
About Avid Technology, Inc.
Avid Technology, Inc. is the world leader in digital nonlinear media creation, management, and distribution solutions, enabling film, video, audio, animation, games, and broadcast professionals to work more efficiently, productively, and creatively. For more information about the company's Oscar(R), Grammy(R), and Emmy(R) award-winning products and services, please visit: www.avid.com.
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