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Next Chapter 2 Meeting

Tuesday February 27, 2018

Chapter II of the Society of Broadcast Engineers will hold its next meeting at 1:00 pm on Tuesday February 27, 2018. The meeting will take place at Perkins Restaurant on Route 315 in Pittston Township.

Our guest speaker has an impressive bio as you will see below. It is important to point out that in that bio where it talks about school and a local CBS affiliate the school is our own University of Scranton and the local CBS affiliate is our own WYOU!

Presentation Topic:
Today's broadcasting standards are getting better and better, and broadcasters need more powerful products to help them create better looking, more compelling programs. With things like 4K, IP technologies and IT networking already in play, broadcasters need to know how to transition to new technologies effectively, and need to have the proper workflow and knowledge in place to manage content properly. In this presentation, Bob Caniglia will discuss the latest standards in the industry, and the Blackmagic Design products that provide broadcasters the support for their needs of today and a path to the future. Bob is trying to get their new URSA camera for us to see.

Speaker Bio:
Bob Caniglia began working in the film and television industry in 1985 as a part-time cameraman and editor on industrial videos. Bob finished school at night while working full time as a commercial producer/director at a local CBS affiliate. Eventually, Bob found himself in L.A. as an editor for The Disney Channel and 525 Post Production, later working on music videos for Prince, Madonna and Michael Jackson. Bob also helped Gore Verbinski with his director demo reel, telling him that he would be a feature film director someday. Leveraging his real-world industry experience, Bob made the transition to working with a variety of production and post production manufacturers, including Panasonic, Quantel, Snell, DaVinci Systems and Blackmagic Design, where he currently holds the position of Director of Sales Operations.Ever the creative type, Bob is a professional comedian performing around the world under the stage name Bobby Zee. He also has a love for karaoke that just won't quit.

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SBE Certification Exam Schedule for 2018

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February 2-12, 2018 Local Chapters December 31, 2017
April 10, 2018 NAB Convention, Las Vegas NV March 2, 2018
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Nanticoke, PA 18634-1407

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Joseph Glynn, CSTE
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Pete Sakowski
Bob Reite, CBT
Jon Koons

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  Barry A. Erick, CSTE Robert Folmar, CSTE
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