Wednesday, 17 October 2012 00:00

4th Annual Digital Media Arts Summit & EXPO

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LBCF Digital Media Arts Summit

Every year, software engineers, entrepreneurs, artists and anyone else with a passion for the creative fusion of technology and art gather together for the Digital Media Arts Summit & EXPO put on by the Long Beach Community Foundation. Knightling attended this year’s event (the 4th consecutive EXPO), and set up a booth to showcase our products.

Brian Rosen, a software engineer at Pixar Animation Studios, delivered the keynote presentation and captivated the audience with his insight into Pixar’s origins and current operations as well as several cinematic clips that illustrated his talking points. Rosen detailed the history of Pixar from it’s inception under the control of Lucasfilm to its acquisition by Steve Jobs and finally its relationship with Disney; he discussed the extensive work involved in pioneering technological elements of an industry that did not yet exist. He concluded his presentation with a new animated short that had just been released in theaters.



Long Beach Community Action Partnership’s president Darick Simpson also spoke at the event, focusing primarily on an ongoing effort to operate and enhance a new public television station in the Long Beach area. The Public Access Digital Network (PADNET) was created in an effort to replace the loss of substantial amounts of federal funding for public access television stations. PADNET provides a broadcast outlet for members of the local community who are unlikely to find any such opportunities in the world of commercialized television. Knightling president and founder Kellie Sherrill recorded a station ID, which will be played at various times during transitions from one program to another. PADNET can be viewed on Charter Channel 32 and Verizon Channel 41.

Knightling’s booth at the EXPO featured a rotating display of many of the websites we have designed and developed as well as printed information describing the services we provide. Those who stopped by were treated to chocolate truffles and had an opportunity to enter our drawing for a free trip to Catalina Island with a parasail flight for two. We would like to congratulate our contest winner Stephen Jones, Account Manager at AP Logic and thank all of the attendees who came by to see us.

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