For students who want to see and learn about cutting-edge technology for film and broadcast, a great place to start is at the National Association of Broadcasters convention held at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Six Bethany students, along with BLC Studio Director Greg Vandermause, were able to attend this year’s NABSHOW, as it’s called. In addition to visiting conference sessions and viewing showroom exhibits, the group was able to network with several Bethany alumni in attendance. A total of eleven alumni took part in this year’s show and related events. This becomes a great opportunity for Bethany students to network with these alumni, who all work in the film and broadcast industries. The students are able to make valuable connections and learn from these BLC graduates. Many of the alumni helped current students with meeting business insiders, providing them advice on career networking, and encouraging them to think about different aspects and opportunities within the business.
Vandermause said the students gain a lot from attending.
“Those that want to get into broadcasting can see the bigger picture, the equipment they use and talk to the people who develop it. It helps them to keep up on ‘what are the professionals doing?’”
NABSHOW brings in over 100,000 people to the event, which is also held in New York and Shanghai, China.
PHOTO: Back row from left: Sam Shubert, Tim Sheehan (’06), Seth Grabow (’14), Tyler Voigt
Standing from left: David Luehring, Hayes Schneider, Isaac Rice (’13), Cody Hardin (’11), Landon Brands (’14), Michaela Schultz, Kurt Shrader (’10)
Kneeling from left: Matt Wiechmann (’05), Marcus Ruiz, Greg Vandermause (’06)
Not pictured: Jake Moldstad (’06), Mike Leyer (’08), Marcus Taplin (‘11)