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Media Distributors to Demonstrate Digital Filmmaking Tools and Techniques at 15th Annual Slamdance Film Festival

Filmmaker Technology Demos, Sponsored by Media Distributors and Sony Electronics, To Be Presented January 16-19 (January 12, 2009)

DMN Newswire--2009-1-12--Media Distributors, a leading provider of services, systems, and products for professional audio and video production today announced that it will present a series of digital filmmaking seminars at the 15th annual Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, from Thursday, January 16 through Monday, January 19, from 2:00-4:00 pm each day. 

The Filmmaker Technology Demos, sponsored by Media Distributors and Sony Electronics, will include sessions on workflow and ingest of digital content.  Media Distributors Nathan Adams will lead the sessions; on Friday, January 16 and Sunday, January 18th, the ?Understanding Formats sessions will focus on tools and strategies for digital acquisition of content, from format and codec differences to tapeless capture, and on Saturday, January 17th and Monday, January 19th, the ?Pre- Through Post Workflow sessions will focus on concepts and technologies for digital workflow, from original capture to final editing.

Media Distributors will also host a fireside chat, demonstrating the latest Sony digital filmmaking products, on Saturday, January 17th, from 1:00-2:00 pm.  All presentations will take place in the Technicolor Filmmaker Lounge at the Treasure Mountain Inn, the Slamdance headquarters, located at 255 Main Street in Park City. 

"The goal for our sessions is clearly focused on achieving the best quality work with the most cost-effective and efficient solutions that are available in the marketplace today.  Filmmakers have many choices available for projects today, and they need to understand the options that will provide the best plan of action, based on their budgets, their distribution plans, and their overall technical expertise," said Steve Klein, CEO of Media Distributors.  "From 24p to pull-down removal and from tapeless workflow to the strategies of digital storage, we will demonstrate how to move digital content and what the subtleties of various formats and approaches are for filmmakers."

The Slamdance community is heavily represented by independent filmmakers who have evolved their craft through digital technologies that now enable distribution to online destinations and mobile devices. 

"We provide services and technical integration for a wide range of filmmakers, yet the Slamdance audience epitomizes the tremendous growth in the digital storytelling community, and we want to provide as clear a resource for them in understanding the technical aspects and requirements of each format and which tools will deliver the most desired results," said Richard Myerson, president of Media Distributors.

Topics that will be discussed during the sessions include: formats (DV, Long GOP, HDV, XDCam, DVCProHD, P2, RED, HDCam, HDCamSR, D5, Super16mm vs. 35mm, Tapeless); frame rates (24p, 23.98, 23.976), and storage (RAID, DAM, FireWire).

Media Distributors provides consultation and systems integration solutions through its Rental Station division, which recently delivered the complete video editing systems and storage solutions for the 30th anniversary Ford Ironman Triathlon in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.  Media Distributors debuted its Remote Station?, a turnkey on-location post-production network solution, last month.  The company also provided the facilities and the technical integration for the production and editing of the recently released 2-disc live Smashing Pumpkins DVD, ?If All Goes Wrong.

For more information on Media Distributors, please call 888-889-3130.      

About Media Distributors

Since 1998, Media Distributors has become the nations largest independent distributor of professional recording media products to the production, broadcast, and entertainment industries. Supported by 85 full-time employees, it has earned this position by leveraging its numerous authorized dealer relationships to provide its customers with outstanding service, competitive pricing and a best-in-class branded product offering. The company offers a vast array of products, including professional videotape, motion picture film, data media, storage, video editing systems, rentals, software, disc duplication/publishing systems and media accessories.  In addition, Media Distributors offers a number of value-added services, including product re-certification, recycling and disposal, custom barcoding, consultation and systems integration.  Headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and San Diego.  For further information, please visit the company web site at

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