On December 1, 2011 between 8am and 5pm the National Association of Broadcasters will hold an event focusing on motion imagery lessons learned from the broadcasting community. The event will be a great opportunity to learn more about collection, analysis, reporting, production and dissemination of complex news and sports events.
These are topics of interest to many, but the event should be of special interest to members of the geospatial community. The thought leaders behind this event are real players in the community and have reputations for delivering great systems. If you have an interest in lessons learned from the masters, be sure to attend.
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December 1, 2011
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
National Association of Broadcasters
1771 N Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Key participants include:
Coordinating Director, ESPN Event Operations
Paul DiPietro, who started working at ESPN in its first week of operation in 1979 and joined the company three months later, is a coordinating director in ESPN’s Event Operations department. His responsibilities include overseeing operations and engineering functions at a variety of remote productions, plus personnel management and departmental administration. A member of the department since 1995 after earlier working in the broadcast promotions and studio operations departments, he assumed his current role in 2006.
DiPietro served as a freelance director on SportsCenter starting the week of ESPN’s launch on September 7, 1979. In December, he officially joined the company and as of 2011, he is one of approximately 25 people remaining from 1979 in a company that now numbers close to 7,000.
For his first six years at ESPN, he worked in studio operations, working on both in-house and remote productions in editing, as a technical director and in other technical roles. In 1985, he joined the broadcast promotions department as a producer/director. His duties were overseeing the complete production of on-air promotions including the writing, directing and editing. He produced a variety of marketing multi-media presentations for ESPN’s affiliate marketing department, including the launching of Major League Baseball and ESPN2. His work earned him ESPN’s first Sports Emmy nomination in the Broadcast Promotions category.
In 1995 he joined the Event Operations department as an operations coordinator. A year later he was promoted to operations producer, in 2000 to Manager and in 2005 to senior director.
DiPietro’s has won various film and television awards including six Sports Emmy Awards and in event operations has worked on virtually all the major sports and special events ESPN has produced. Notably, he has worked on the NFL, college football, NASCAR, Major League Baseball, the Winter and Summer X Games, the ESPY Awards, Grand Slam tennis events, the Heisman Trophy presentation and the NCAA basketball Women’s Final Four.
Senior Producer, NAC/Telecon Operators News, ABC Television
Peter Doherty is the Senior Operations Producer for the ABC News Washington Bureau and has worked at the bureau for more than 36 years. He has produced the pool coverage for every White House/Lafayette Park inaugural pool since 1989 as well as numerous State of the Union addresses, presidential addresses and news conferences. He produced the pool coverage for the funerals of President Ronald Reagan, President Gerald Ford and Senator Edward Kennedy. He was also the overall pool producer for the 1990 Bush-Gorbachev summit in Washington, D.C.
Vice President, Operations, CBS News
Frank Governale has been Vice President, Operations, CBS News, since April, 1997. He is responsible for the Division’s technical personnel and facilities worldwide, its computer and data services, and the exploration of the newest technologies to insure the most efficient newsgathering capabilities. He also is responsible for labor relations, including contract negotiations with the major collective bargaining units.
Before that, Governale served as General Manager, News Operations (1996-97). He also was Director, Bureau Operations (1990-96). In the latter position, Governale was responsible for the design, construction and operations of the technical facilities at all of the CBS News bureaus, including capital budget planning, the deployment of crews and equipment, and the acquisition of equipment, manpower and research and development for future technologies.
Prior to that, he was Director, Operations, CBS News Special Events (1988-90) and Technical Director, CBS Operations and Engineering (1983-88). He joined CBS as a video operator (1981-83).
Governale was a video engineer for EUE Screen Gems (1981) and chief engineer for A&G Video Inc. (1980-81). He began his career in broadcasting as a freelance video maintenance engineer and operator (1978-80).
Governale was born March 17, 1958, in the Bronx, N.Y. He was graduated with a B.F.A. in communications in 1980 from the New York Institute of Technology.
General Manager Telecommunications & Affiliate Services, ABC Television Network
Mr. Nadler is responsible for the Operations and Engineering of Network Distribution to the approximately 200 ABC affiliates. In addition he is also responsible for wireless systems used with ABC News, Sports and Entertainment Divisions.
Mr. Nadler is a 32 year veteran at ABC including assignments on large scale operations which include Olympics, Auto Racing, Political Conventions, Inaugurations and special assignments with Disney Imagineering’s Research and Development group, Disney World Florida and Disneyland California production and ride engineering departments.
He is also a three time Technical Emmy award winner, a Peabody award recipient and a receiver of two Disney Inventor awards. In addition he holds two patents (Interactive Entertainment Attraction Using Telepresence Vehicles & Digital repeater module and method for relaying digital data).
A Graduate of the College of Staten Island NY, Mr. Nadler also has a Masters Certificate in Project Management from Villanova University.
Director, Bureau Operations, CBS News
Mel Olinsky has been Director, Bureau Operations, CBS News since September 1999. He is responsible for all news gathering technical facilities worldwide as well as all remote broadcasts, the design and implementation of HD transmission from bureaus and the use of the latest technology for news gathering.
Before that, Olinsky served as Executive Director, Affiliate Services, CBS Newspath (1989-1999). He was responsible for the design and implementation of a digital satellite network for transmission of news media to all CBS Stations. He also managed the Live News Center where newsfeeds were coordinated and live shots scheduled for affiliate stations.
Prior to that, he was Executive Producer WFSB TV, Hartford, CT. and Technical Director WFSB TV, Hartford, CT. He was also a Teacher, Principal and Assistant Superintendent of Schools.
Mel was born November 23, 1946 in Mineola, NY. He graduated from Southern Connecticut State College with a B.S., M.S., 6th Year, and Boston College with an Ed.D.
Chief, Sensor Assimilation Division, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Mr. Donnie B. Self was appointed Chief of the Sensor Assimilation Division, within the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) Acquisition Directorate in February 2008. Mr. Self leads NGA’s activities associated with the acquisition, project management, and integration of Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR), and Department of Defense (DoD) tactical data into the National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG) along with support for other future systems.
Mr. Self began his professional career in 1973 in the U.S. Air Force. His assignments included work as a mathematician/computer programmer supporting weapons testing at Eglin AFB and duty as Executive Officer for the Comptroller at Headquarters, Air Force Systems Command. Additionally, Mr. Self was assigned to the E-3 AWACS program office at Hanscom AFB, MA, where he supported both the U.S. and NATO AWACS programs as Chief of the Automation Division and as a systems engineer. In 1986, he was assigned to the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) where he served nine years supporting tactical system developments and subsequently NRO/Community studies and analysis with a focus on satellite/airborne interactions. Following his retirement from the United States Air Force, Mr. Self transitioned to industry where he served for over seven years as a Senior Principal Systems Engineer supporting the development of several ISR systems for the Department of Defense. In January 2003, Mr. Self was appointed to a Defense Intelligence Senior Level (DISL) position at NGA leading the integration of airborne GEOINT into the NSG. During his tenure as Chief, Airborne Integration Branch, he led efforts to integrated tactical data into the national architecture and successfully implemented the first national storage and dissemination capability for tactical airborne imagery. He served in this position until appointment to his current position in February 2008.
Mr. Self has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Auburn University and a Masters Degree in Systems Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology.