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Matt Conover, VP Disney Parks & Resorts, speaks at PLASA Focus Orlando May 15-16

PLASA logoProfessional Development Program for PLASA Focus: Orlando 2013 Expands

NEW YORK, NY – Two new sessions have been added to the PLASA Focus: Orlando 2013 Professional Development Program, a two-day program of free educational seminars and workshops running alongside PLASA Focus: Orlando 2013, at the Wyndham Orlando Resort, on May 15-16, 2013.

Chauvet will present How to Blend LED with Traditional Fixtures on Thursday, May 16 at 12.30pm. Ford Sellers, Senior Product Manager at Chauvet, will review the process of transitioning and replacing existing lighting with energy saving LED fixtures. Sellers will also discuss narrow band versus broad emitting in relation to color, and explain why using the right tools are important to design concept.

In Lights, Camera, Tracking! Paul Braile, a representative from CAST Group, will demonstrate the BlackTrax, a revolutionary technology solution which takes production into the twenty-first century. By integrating lighting, audio, multimedia and video with one comprehensive tracking solution, the BlackTrax delivers precise 3D and 6D positioning in real time. This session will take place on Wednesday, May 15 at 11.30am and on Thursday, May 16 at 10.30am.

In addition to these two new sessions, there are many others taking place throughout the two-day event. These include Innovation in Disney Entertainment: Technology Meets Storytelling, presented by Matt Conover, Vice President at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment. Conover will explain how the most advanced technologies and equipment are created and utilized to enhance Disney Guests experiences, without ever losing sight of the four words that started it all: “Once Upon a Time…”. Renowned Lighting Designer Richard Pilbrow will present Architecture and the Magic of Theatre Design, and Production Designer Jason Robinson will share his experience of working on big budget shows, including WWE’s WrestleMania and NASCAR, in Painting the Big Picture in Live Event Production.

For further information on these sessions and the others taking place, visitors should go to the PLASA Focus: Orlando website; Visitors need to register for their free ticket in order to sign up for the seminars they wish to attend – seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitor registration is open at now.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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