Workshops

In light of NABShow being canceled in-person, P|PW will be delivered live, virtually. If you purchased a field workshop pass, your registration will be rolled over to NAB Show Las Vegas on April 23-27, 2022.

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Remote Production & Streaming Workshop

Friday–Saturday, October 8–9, 2021

$699

This field workshop helps you master the complete workflow for two incredibly relevant production topics that complement each other.  Learn how to embrace Remote Production collaboration to promote safer and more efficient remote production solutions during the pandemic and into the future.  Additionally you will learn how to deliver live content with both multiple and single camera productions.

Join top experts Gary Adcock, Doug Daulton and Rich Harrington as they guide you through the process of capturing quality audio and video under a variety of production scenarios.  You’ll learn how to work in the field for covering everything from complex events to single camera interviews.  This is an on-location workshop where you’ll get to observe a working set and see equipment in use, at an event venue in Las Vegas. 

This workshop allows attendees to try out a variety of equipment and get real-world experience. The class contains multiple hands-on periods, where attendees can test the equipment used during the workshop and get customized questions answered.  Representatives from top equipment manufacturers will also be in attendance to answer questions.

The workshop is designed to: 

  • Provide a comprehensive overview of the video streaming workflow, from pre-production to production
  • Teach best practices for live streaming and multi-camera production, including techniques for lighting, sound and a variety of cameras
  • Show strategies for both remote capture and collaboration
  • Explore delivery to both private streaming and broad reach social media platforms

Virtual Reality Productions

Friday–Saturday, October 8–9, 2021

$699

The 360/VR video industry continues to grow with more channels for consuming immersive content than ever before. Combine this with new, affordable and evolved spherical cameras that simplify how you capture footage, and you have an industry on the verge of exploding. 360/VR is here to stay, and this field workshop is about getting you up and running in 360, providing you a thorough understanding of the workflow from production to post.  

In this 2-day comprehensive workshop, Nick Harauz will empower attendees with the appropriate tools, knowledge and hands-on experience required to create their next immersive masterpiece and easily distinguish between their zenith and nadir.   

The workshop is designed to provide: 

  • The most thorough overview of 360/VR content creation. We’ll take a look at its history, where it is to and future considerations –  all while using 360 technology hands-on.
  • Maximize creativity and efficiency creating appealing 360 content and provide practical tips and practices and workflow advice attendees may apply to their very next 360 project.
  • Shooting 360 to expand the capabilities of HD and 4K production

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UAV Drone Day Workshop

Friday, October 8, 2021

$499

Level:  Beginner to Intermediate

Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS or Drones) are a staple in the toolkit of any videographer, and with good reason; they are used not only to create beautiful video from new (and previously unachievable angles), but to collect data that can be used for other production content. Cost effective, reduced risk, and often able to access in places that are generally inaccessible, this is not surprising that video professionals are rapidly adding sUAS to their production kit.

 

This field trip is designed for those either evaluating sUAS or who have recently acquired an sUAS for production use.  Attendees will be able to fly with top instructors who are there not just to share best practices; they’re also prepared to address any questions or concerns ranging from standard practices, maintenance, or regulatory changes. This is a hands-on training course. 

 

Each instructor will have small groups of student pilots so that we can fit the training to suit your needs and answer your individual questions. An average of 3 staff members per every 10 students assures that you will leave with the information and the practice that you need to improve your UAV skills.

 

Registration includes: round-trip transportation from Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) to flight location, catered lunch, drinks, snacks and all the hands-on instruction. 

 

NOTE: Don’t forget this is the desert and it will be hot – even in October! Bring sunscreen, hats and cover up to avoid burning or becoming dehydrated. One bottle of water per hour is strongly suggested.

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UAV Drone Night Workshop

Sunday, October 10, 2021

$499

Level:  Intermediate to Advanced

This unique Night UAV flight training course will equip UAV pilots with the knowledge, skills and confidence to pilot your UAV at night safely, efficiently and effectively.

Greater than 70 percent of our flying information comes through the eye and the eye is easily fooled at night. This is compounded by the inexperienced pilot alternating views between a tabled/lighted display and the position of the UAV in the sky. Night flying has a higher accident rate than identical day flying, both in UAV and manned aviation. Why? Depth perception is severely distorted, as is reaction time. There are also visual illusions that need to be recognized and mitigated. 

This session will provide both theoretical information informing pilots on how to sidestep these challenges, while properly assessing and managing the risks associated with night flight (as waived per Part 107.29) and put that theory to work in field!  Attendees will write a test after the theory section course is complete. Upon successful completion (70% or greater) attendees will receive a certification of completion which can be attached to 107.29 waiver applications with the FAA and /or internal PPO documentation to demonstrate currency and training in night flight operations.

This Night UAV Flight workshop will showcase:

  • Different types of visual illusions that commonly occur at night
  • Autokinesis and night landing Illusions and how to avoid them
  • Equipment setup
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Importance of acclimating your eye for night flight & avoid light contamination


Once the theory section (and testing) is complete, experienced field UAV (drone) instructors will bring your training into the field.  Their goal is to equip remote pilots with the knowledge, skills and confidence to pilot the UAV safely, efficiently and effectively, in night-time environments. 


Who Should Attend

UAS pilots who already have 107.29 waivers (for purposes of understanding industry best-practices/standards) and those that would like to add a 107.29 waiver and/or night flight credits to their 107 certification. Hobby pilots will also find value in this session; it presents safety topics rarely considered by hobbyists.  Any pilot looking to build their knowledge pool will find significant benefit in this deep dive into the physics, physiology, risks, and rewards of night-time operations.

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Cinematic Lighting Workshop

Saturday, October 9, 2021

$499

Whether you are a freelancer or in-house video producer, you need to know how to set up lighting for a wide range of projects. This workshop is your chance to learn lighting control, composition, framing, and camera set-ups for your next project.

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