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15 July 2013

More free Education at PLASA Focus: Austin 2013

NEW YORK, NY - Three new sessions have been added to the PLASA Focus: Austin 2013 Professional Development Program, a two-day program of free educational seminars and workshops running alongside PLASA Focus: Austin, at the Palmer Events Center, on September 10-11, 2013.

In Lights, Camera, Tracking! Paul Braile, a representative from CAST, will demonstrate 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, BlackTrax delivers precise 3D and 6D positioning in real time. This session will take place at 1.30pm on both Tuesday, September 10 and Wednesday, September 11.

De-Mystifying Audio will be presented by d&b audiotechnik on Tuesday, September 10 at 2pm. No matter how well designed your electrical signal path, the acoustic signal path between the loudspeaker and the listener's ear will always be more destructive. In this session Christopher Kulesa will explore the fundamentals of audio and acoustics, and will provide practical examples and experiments to help reinforce the interactions between loudspeakers and rooms.

In Video Content Design 101 Michael Jefferson of JCConnect will present tools for cutting-edge video content development. Jefferson will guide the audience through the use of basic tools including the Sony Vegas and Final Cut Pro for non-linear editing, as well as compositing tools such as AfterEffects, and 3D modelling tools such as 3DS Max, Blender, and Softimage. This session will take place on Wednesday, September 11, and is an opportunity to see real world examples come to life on the projection screen and to have your questions answered.

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

Notes to Editors:

PLASA is the lead professional body for businesses that supply technologies and services to the event, entertainment and installation industries. Operating from offices in Europe and North America, the Association provides business support services to its growing worldwide membership, writes industry standards, leads the development of qualifications and focuses on improving the business practices adopted by the industry. With over 1100 members worldwide, it represents one of the largest member networks in the industry.

PLASA also runs successful media and events divisions and is responsible for the industry-leading magazines Lighting&Sound International, Lighting&Sound America and Protocol and the PLASA Show in London, together with the European and North American regional PLASA Focus events.