For people who love film and television gear, browsing around the NAB show floor is akin to a kid roaming around ToysRUs. At least that’s the way Full Sail University student Christopher Pogue describes it. “It’s all the fun toys you can have in the industry,” said Pogue, who has a Full Sail Film degree and is about to graduate from the Entertainment Business master of science degree program.
Pogue was one of four Full Sail students who participated in the Sony NAB Experience in Las Vegas this year, helping to demonstrate Sony gear at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show, April 6-11.
The Full Sail students worked alongside Sony representatives and film students from 16 other universities during the four-day program, educating conference attendees about Sony cameras, camera accessories, and Sony audio gear.
Pogue’s job was to demonstrate the Sony ENG camera, a video camera typically used for broadcast news and documentary filmmaking. In addition to learning more about Sony gear, Pogue said one of the best perks of being involved in the program was the chance to network. “I was able to get cards and talk to other industry professionals,” said Pogue, who already does some freelance video production and whose goal is to work in corporate film or video.
Caleb Swelbar, a student in Full Sail’s Digital Arts & Design bachelor of science degree program, said another perk was meeting film students from all over the country, as well as people from all over the world who were attending NAB.
“NAB is something everyone should visit at least once in their lives if they are interested in any kind of broadcast job,” said Swelbar, “whether it be working graphics on a commercial to filming major movies.”