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NATAS Announces FREE Webcasts to Members

NATAS SF/Nor Cal and IBEW SF are partnering to present a Fall series of master classes in TV production/post production free to NATAS and IBEW members, $25 each for non-members and $5 for students with a current ID in San Francisco.  The classes will also be live webcast to NATAS and IBEW members and then archived on YouTube.  RSVP’s are required, use the link under each class description.

Each webcast will begin at 11:00 a.m. PST.  The online audience will be able to ask questions of the instructors during Q&A periods, along with the live audience.  Each class will be divided into three segments.  The classes will end at 1:30 p.m. PST.

Get in-depth tips and techniques from the Bay Area Television Masters!  Each class will begin with basic principles but will quickly accelerate into advanced concepts in each craft area.

Master Class Schedule
Editing-Steve Shlisky, Beyond Pix, Saturday, October 25th
Steve is a 35 year veteran of Bay Area television production (KTVU, KICU, and KNTV). A major chunk of that time spent editing local programming from short form PSAs, promotion, and commercial spots to longer form news features, sales presentations, and full length entertainment and documentary programs (½ hour to 2 hours in length). Many of these long form programs, Steve has helped to produce, direct and write.

Among his many honors Steve has received twelve local Emmy(R)  Awards (based on fifty nominations), thirteen Telly awards and six RTNDA awards.

Since 1999 Steve has lectured at San Francisco State University (in their BECA program) and Laney College where, since 2011, he co-chairs the Media Communication department. Past subjects have included: Video Production, Audio Aesthetics with Pro Tools; Advanced Editing; Work Experience; and Media Literacy. Currently he teaches one of the few semester-length DSLR workflow classes in the Bay Area.

Steve Also Chairs the Education Committee for the NorCal National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).  His responsibilities include: Overseeing the judging and awarding of $16,000 of College Scholarships Awards in seven categories each year; facilitating the judging of the chapter’s High School Awards; developing a media literacy program and arranging for a speaker’s bureau.

Link to RSVP for Webinar:  http://goo.gl/forms/H7wEUAwX89

Writing/Storytelling- Wayne Friedman, KGO
Saturday, November 15th
I’m the bald-headed reporter who likes to shoot many of my own stories. It’s what I have always done. In ninth grade, I published my first regular column for what is now The Los Angeles Daily News, and continued it through high school.

In 1977, I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from UCLA while working as a network page assigned to the newsroom at KABC-TV in Los Angeles. In 1978, I finished my Masters Degree in Journalism at the University of Missouri. It’s a great school. If you want to be a reporter, go there. Seriously.

I have been on San Francisco television since 1981, beginning at KRON. Before that, I worked at stations in Louisville and Dallas. In 1989, CBS Network News hired me to produce and report national feature stories for CBS This Morning.

ABC7 hired me in 1991. Since then, I have covered all kinds of local, state, national, and international stories. They include Russia’s Second Revolution in 1992 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005, along with major fires, earthquakes, elections, and NASA space missions. Twice, I crossed the country by train, visiting small towns and taking the pulse of America following the September 11th attacks.

My book, It Takes More Than Good Looks to Succeed at Television News Reporting, now in its Second Edition, is required reading for major college journalism programs in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Since 1990, I have conducted more than one-hundred narrative writing and visual storytelling seminars for newsrooms and national organizations in the United States and overseas.

Many people know me as the recipient of fifty-one Emmy(R) awards. I earned thirteen of them for Writing, and fourteen others in the category of On Camera News Talent. There have been other multiple Emmy(R) awards in the categories of Breaking News, Feature Reporting, Feature Series, Sports Reporting, and News Programming Special. I am also a member of the Northern California chapter’s Silver Circle. In 2011, I received my 50th Emmy(R) award for shooting and editing my own stories as a multi-media journalist. After the 51st, I retired from that competition, and now encourage others.

In 2012, I received a regional Edward R. Murrow award for writing.

Link to RSVP for Webinar:  http://goo.gl/forms/8JMlgphZjP

 

Voiceover-Elaine Clark, Voice One,
Saturday, December 6th
Elaine Clark is the owner/founder of Voice One in San Francisco and the author of the best selling voiceover instructional book, There’s Money Where Your Mouth Is [now in it’s third edition].  For over three decades she has performed in all areas of voiceovers: commercials, narrations, videogames, animation, and toys.  She created the first interactive voice and diction app, Activate Your Voice. Through Voice One, she provides group classes plus one-on-one coaching on-site and via Skype.  Preparing to Record Your Voice, an on-line course, is available through Udemy.co

As a coach to many newscasters, multimedia journalists, field reporters, weather forecasters, and financial analysts, Elaine Clark is pleased to collaborate with the NATAS SF/Nor Cal chapter and IBEW bylogo offering this informative and interactive voiceover class to local and nationwide members.

Link to RSVP for Webinar:  http://goo.gl/forms/d1Cji6bPm0

 

Camera/Lighting-Chris Bollini, Academy of Art University, 
Saturday, January 24th
Chris Bollini, Emmy(R) award-winningphotographer, editor and producer, started hisbroadcast journey at a public access station inMarin County. After an internship, he was offered a freelance photographer position on a weekly news magazine show.  From there, Chris headed north to KFTY-50 in Santa Rosa where he entered the fast paced word of daily news. After two years, hechanged pace and joined the creative service department and begin producing, shooting and editing local commercials and promotions.  After six years at KFTY-50, he was hired to work on show that merged the elements of news and production. The station was CBS 5 and the show was Evening Magazine with Mike Rowe and Malou Nubla. Eventually, the series morphed intoEye on the Bay with Liam Mayclem, Brian Hackney and Thuy Vu which aired for 8 years before being cancelled. Currently, Chris is very excited to be at KOFY TV working in the creative service department as well as the local programming world.  With shows like Creepy KOFY Movietime and Dance Party, KOFY TV is a fun  and rewarding place  to work.

Link to RSVP for Webinar:  http://goo.gl/forms/tCfhYBG2B9

2014 Gold & Silver Circle Class Announced

​The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Ohio Valley Chapter has selected Howard Ain (WKRC, Cincinnati), Bob Gerding (The PPS Group, Cincinnati), Cameron James (Mills-James, Columbus), Ken Mills (Mills-James, Columbus) and Bill Myers (WLWT, Cincinnati) as recipients of NATAS Silver or Gold Circle honors for 2014.

Former WLWT announcer/on-air personality Myers and PPS founder/CEO Gerding will be inducted into the NATAS Gold Circle for over 50 years of exceptional service to their industry and community.

​For significant achievements during careers of 25 years or more, the 2014 Silver Circle consists of Ain (consumer reporter, WKRC, Cincinnati); James (co-founder/CEO, Mills-James, Columbus) and Mills (co-founder/president, Mills-James, Columbus).

​One of NATAS’ highest honors, the Silver Circle recognizes television professionals who have performed distinguished service in their field for 25 years or more, while Gold Circle inductees have served the industry for 50 years or more.

​In the words of NATAS Ohio Valley Chapter president Jim Timmerman, “Silver and Gold Circle members are honored for more than their longevity — they are honored for making an enduring contribution to the vitality of the television industry and for setting standards of achievement we can all hope to emulate. These honorees also give back to the community as mentors, educators and volunteers.”

​The 2014 Silver and Gold Circle honorees will be recognized during the 50th annual NATAS Ohio Valley Chapter Emmy Awards, held Saturday, August 2 at the Hilton Columbus Downtown.

 

2013 Gold & Silver Circle Class Announced

May 22, 2013 – The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Ohio Valley Chapter has selected Jane Elliott (WXIX, Cincinnati), Barry Fulmer (WDRB, Louisville), Bud Harbsmeier (WHAS, Louisville), Tom Kenny (WTVQ, Lexington), Carol Luper (WSYX, Columbus), Jerry Revish (WBNS, Columbus) and Steve York (WAVE, Louisville) as recipients of NATAS Silver or Gold Circle honors for 2013.

Former WHAS reporter and longtime “Crusade for Children” chairman Harbsmeier will be inducted into the NATAS Gold Circle for over 50 years of exceptional service to his industry and community.

For significant achievements during careers of 25 years or more, the 2013 Silver Circle consists of Elliott (art director, WXIX Cincinnati); Fulmer (news director, WDRB Louisville); Kenny (reporter, WTVQ Lexington); Luper (reporter, WSYX Columbus); Revish (reporter, WBNS Columbus) and York (former reporter/assistant news director, WAVE Louisville).

One of NATAS’ highest honors, the Silver Circle recognizes television professionals who have performed distinguished service in their field for 25 years or more, while Gold Circle inductees have served the industry for 50 years or more.

In the words of NATAS Ohio Valley Chapter president Jim Timmerman, “Silver and Gold Circle members are honored for more than their longevity — they are honored for making an enduring contribution to the vitality of the television industry and for setting standards of achievement we can all hope to emulate. These honorees also give back to the community as mentors, educators and volunteers.”

The 2013 Silver and Gold Circle honorees will be recognized during the 49th annual NATAS Ohio Valley Chapter Emmy® Awards, held Saturday, July 20 at the Hilton Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati.

Click here for a PDF copy of the press release.