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CSUN Students Learn Lighting with Litepanels

ImageThe students in the Cinema & Television Arts Department at California State University Northridge (CSUN) recently unpacked the newest addition to their lighting package, Litepanels Sola 6 Fresnel units. "They are a great addition to the lighting equipment we offer our students," said cinematography department head Richard R. Ollis. Ollis has put the new LED lights to work, demonstrating various lighting set-ups. "We used the Sola 6's with 1/4 CTO gels for key and fill lights and with 1/4 CTB as backlight to emulate moonlight," he said. "We also set up a practical candle light dinner scene to demo how they could emulate candle light on subjects sitting opposite each other at a table. The Solas 6's provided a back cross key pattern and low front fill.

University of Georgia Adds LiveU for Live Sports Coverage

ImageGeorgia IMG Sports Marketing has contracted with LiveU ( to deploy its cellular bonding technology for live transmission for coverage of UGA Athletics this Fall, 2013. UGA will utilize LiveU's LU70 cellular transmission backpack to send live video from pre and post-game activities, locker room, live Olympic competitions, and more, directly to its official site at as well as to their in-stadium video boards.

Society of Professional Journalists Conference

Excellence in Journalism 2013 (EIJ13) is the journalism conference designed to help dedicated journalists thrive. Come to Southern California from Aug. 24 to 26 to learn, connect and grow as a media professional.

Here's a taste of the EIJ13 programs feast:
• Claiming Your Power in the New Media Newsroom
• Effective Use of Social Tools for Breaking and Big-Issue Reporting
• Facebook Usage Survey
• Drones: The New Airborne Reporter in Your Future

Excellence In Journalism Conference

A journalism conference should have outstanding training, hundreds of well-connected professionals and an exciting, entertaining atmosphere. You'll experience that and more at Excellence in Journalism 2013 (EJ13). Make your travel plans to attend EIJ13 Aug. 24 to 26 in Southern California -- registration is open and, gosh, these programs look inviting:
• 15 Social Media Ideas Newsroom Leaders Can't Live Without
• Digging Deeper with Social Media
• Making the Right Call: The Ethics Challenge
• Write This Workshop on digital writing and design
• Diversity Data-Mining: Finding Important Demographic Trends in Census Data

Plattsburg State University Gets Litepanels LED Fixtures

ImageThe students of the Communications Studies program at Plattsburgh State University of New York recently unpacked new high-end lighting destined for their upgraded production studio. The state-of-the-art lighting included the same Litepanels LED fixtures that are used in professional broadcast and television studios worldwide.  The lighting, which included the Sola 6 focusable Fresnels and 1x1 panel lights, were donated to the university by Litepanels. "The lighting will be installed in Studio A of the Albert R. Montararo Television Studios," said Dr. Shakuntala Rao, chairperson of the Communications Studies Program at SUNY Plattsburgh. "This studio is used extensively by our students to produce a variety of shows for PSTV. Good lighting is the foundation of good television.