As part of the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference in May, a special day-long workshop on advanced IP-based networking technology in an Ethernet environment will be conducted by Wayne Pecena, noted educator and assistant director of information technology at Texas Tech University. SBE Chapter 91 the following morning will conduct a special certification exam session for the Certified Broadcast Networking Technologist and Certified Broadcast Networking Engineer exams only.
The workshop is Monday, May 2, from 10 am to 4 pm and the exams are on Tuesday morning, May 3. The CBNT exam is 50 multiple choice questions and has no pre-requisite or experience requirement. The CBNE exam requires five years’ experience and consists of 50 multiple choice questions followed by an essay question. Both exams are open-book using approved texts, except for the CBNE essay, and a three-hour time limit is allowed.
The exam session is open to both SBE members and non-members. The application deadline is April 1.
The Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference brings together broadcasters and professionals from across Michigan and the midwest. Conference registration includes educational sessions and lunch, and a no-cost exhibit hall pass is available.
This month we are joining SMPTE for a program on recent LED lighting products. Here is the information from SMPTE:
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Detroit Section Meeting Notice
- DATE: Tuesday, February 23, 2016
- TIME: 7:00 pm
- LOCATION: WKBD/WWJ-TV Studios, 26905 W. 11 Mile Rd., Southfield (park in back parking lot and enter through door by fence)
- SUBJECT: Advances in LED Lighting for Studio and Field Production
LED lighting technology continues to advance and is overtaking tungsten and fluorescent in both studio and field applications. Kevin Kennelly, regional sales manager for Ushio, will discuss and demonstrate some of his company’s LED solutions which address the persistent problems of both older lighting technologies. These include small and large Fresnel fixtures, panel-style softlights, LED black lights and long-throw LED fixtures as well as camera-top field lighting systems that produce consistent light at a fraction of the power usage of conventional lamps. The color temperature can be adjusted for color correction or special effects on many of the fixtures as well. Kevin will demonstrate the Zylight NEWZ camera-top light, the F8 fresnel, the IS3 color-adjustable wash light, and the Pro Panel variable-temperature softlight.
Based in southern California, Kevin Kennelly is the regional sales manager for the Entertainment Lighting Group at Ushio America, covering the western United States and Michigan. A ten-year veteran of Ushio, Kevin has been working in the lighting industry for about 20 years.
Managers’ dinner at 5:30 pm at Kerby’s Coney Island, 26245 Telegraph Rd., Southfield
Of interest to many SBE members is a presentation offered by the Audio Engineering Society Student Section at the University of Michigan. Here are the details:
On Tuesday, September 15th, Gik Acoustics will be holding a seminar that will deliver key insights into modern recording and mastering techniques as well as dispel popular myths surrounding these processes. Glenn Kuras, owner and president, will be conducting the presentation.
Whether you have a home theater, a listening room, a home recording studio, or a professional studio, every room’s acoustic issues must be treated. There are many variables that make a room unique — windows, columns, cathedral ceilings, doors, fireplaces — this presentation will give insight on how to address these acoustic issues as well as how to set up a room correctly.
For more information, please see the attached poster.
When & Where:
University of Michigan
Watkins Lecture Hall Room 1350, E.V. Moore Building
School of Music, Theatre & Dance
1100 Baits Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM
SBE Headquarters has announced local chapter certification exam dates and application deadlines through 2016. They are:
- November 6-16, 2015 – Application deadline October 2, 2015
- February 5-15, 2016 – Deadline December 31, 2015
- June 3-13, 2016 – Deadline April 15, 2016
- August 5-15, 2016 – Deadline June 3, 2016
- November 4-20, 2016 – Deadline September 30, 2016
In addition, exams will be given at the AES Convention in New York City on November 1, 2015 (deadline October 2), and at the NAB Convention in Las Vegas on April 19, 2016 (deadline March 18).
For more information on certification, visit the SBE Certification webpage.