Stockton, Utah/ New York City (June 17, 2005)–VASST (Video Audio Surround Streaming Training), a leading provider of training resources for multimedia professionals and hobbyists, has partnered with B&H to co-sponsor the B&H / VASST Community Event Series–a succession of low-cost, high-value seminars targeting the “Promedia” community. Based on the success of Now Hear This!, a VASST audio production seminar held in March by Grammy/Emmy winner, Douglas Spotted Eagle, VASST and B&H will now co-sponsor ten to 12 seminars throughout the year. To launch the series, VASST and B&H will host Improve Your Video with Better Voice Over and Narration on Monday, June 20th.
Targeted at videographers and voice over artists, Improve Your Video with Better Voice Over and Narration is a crash-but-comprehensive seminar led by Don Elliot, former program director and production manager at Clear Channel’s KIIS-FM in Los Angeles. Don’s rich career in voice over techniques and technology spans across TV, FM, AM, Video and Voice Over. Don will teach attendees voice over tips and techniques and the technical aspects of how to create effective, professional-sounding voiceover tracks.
The second seminar in the series, Royalty-Free Music Creation, is scheduled for August 8th. This workshop is for musicians, videographers, and DJs or anyone interested in creating loop-based music using a variety of software programs including Acid and Garage Band. Each seminar is an all-day (6-8 hours) educational event. The cost to attend will be under $100.00 per person.
“There has been so much effort put into creating new video technologies, but nobody has gone out to help end users learn to use this technology,” said Ray Nostrand, sales manager of pro audio at B&H. “We at B&H felt that it was prime time to start helping our customers learn how to effectively use the video equipment that we sell them so that they can fully use their talent and creativity in their productions. We chose to partner with VASST because it offers a well-organized group of video professionals who travel around the country to help end users. Due to B&H offsetting the price, virtually anyone can afford to come to these trainings.”
“B&H is known for providing its customers with the best tools and support for photo, video and audio production,” said Douglas Spotted Eagle, general manager of Sundance Media Group, Inc, the company that founded VASST. “We’re thrilled that B&H is committed to being a resource to its customers so that they can learn how to create the highest-quality video productions possible. With these ongoing workshops, B&H customers will learn everything they need to know about video production, from voiceover and loop-based music, to professional lighting.”
To get more information on the B&H / VASST Community Event Series go to www.vasst.com.