Military, Government & Publicly Funded Video

Studio 3

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
NASA Video Production: Exploring the Universe
This session will launch you into the world of space science video production, taking you on a tour of the diverse set of video products and techniques used at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.  From data visualizations to animations to field shoots in exotic locations, this presentation will showcase the many ways NASA tells stories about our solar system. The discussion will be led by David Ladd – a Senior Multimedia Producer in Planetary Science with USRA.
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Production on a Government (Shoestring) Budget
Government videographers and photographers often are called on to do great work on incredibly small budgets. Stephen Badger is the only dedicated videographer and photographer for a  massive state agency that manages multiple units such as the Natural Resources Police, the Maryland Park Service, the Maryland Forest Service, Fishing and Boating Services,  and more. He produces a monthly video newsletter as well as several standalone short-form videos to provide information and transparency of operations. He'll share tips and insights about that work in a Q&A interactive format of interest to anyone working in or around government video.
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
National Park Service: Meeting the Mission
"...for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations." Learn from producer Sarah Gulick of the National Park Service about how this 103-year-old federal agency uses video to advance its mission. NPS is a particularly compelling arena for video, given its mandate and the striking visual nature of the nation's natural and cultural treasures. Whether it is a visitor center theatre film, an online video series, a visitor safety orientation, or an exhibit AV element, funding for all video projects is tied to specific goals and objectives. In this visually rich presentation and Q&A session, she will take us behind the scenes sharing a range of video products and production paths and how a mission focus creates space for creativity. Sarah works for Harpers Ferry Center - the national design hub for interpretive media for the National Park Service. In addition to producing and directing films, she serves as an executive producer and manages government film and digital media contracts.
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
DC Government: A Video Perspective
Find out how video is helping the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Service Department to meet its mission -- to preserve life and promote health and safety through excellent pre-hospital treatment and transportation, fire prevention, fire suppression and rescue activities and homeland security awareness. Join Public Affairs Specialist Daryl Levine and a panel of the department's communicators who support the first responders and their crucial work.
Thursday, December 5, 2019
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
VOA at the White House: Covering the Trump Administration
Covering the White House is an amazing responsibility for any journalist, never more so than in 2019. Doing it for Voice of America brings its own challenges and opportunities. VOA is a U.S. government external broadcaster with 47 language services. Steve Herman is VOA's White House Bureau Chief. What do attendees need to know about covering a controversial administration with a pugnacious attitude toward the press? How does VOA's relationship with the government reflect that? What career advice would he give an aspiring news producer? What hard lessons has he learned? Hear from him about his experiences compelling journalism about this administration and how Voice of America approaches its role in today's contentious media climate -- as well as how a pool of 22 reporters, videographers, still photographers and audio techs cram into the Oval Office and otherwise coexist without ruining the work of others or getting into a brawl in front of the president.
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
What the Next Generation of DoD Communicators Needs to Know
The future of working in media demands multiple skillsets across an incredible range of platforms. The Defense Information School (DINFOS), which trains professional communicators for the U.S. Department of Defense and its partners, is building a new template for educating its students. Hear from a special panel of DINFOS instructors about how the school is incorporating communication principles, journalism, photography, videography, public affairs and multimedia into its curriculum to produce more well-rounded and versatile communicators for the digital age.
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Yes MAM! Media Asset Management at the World Wildlife Fund
Learn through a Q&A format about the challenges and successes involved with managing video and photography at the World Wildlife Fund. The World Wildlife Fund (US branch of WWF) serves as a major asset management hub for the international network. Media management can be a mysterious and complex thing. Topics include acquisition workflows with internal and external video and photography producers; acquisition workflows including rights management, technical and metadata specifications, bandwidth challenges including working with international offices with low bandwidth (both staffing, expertise, and actually internet bandwidth); RFP process for the selection of the DAM; lessons learned from the selection of the DAM through the lens of video management; management of storage, large files and back up; and legal and ethical challenges in managing a conservation video library. Through slides and video, the team discusses its system in a Q&A format.
All studios are live with stream programming Dec. 4-5 from 10:15 AM - 5:00 PM featuring expert and exclusive content!