Media Motion Ball #NABSHOW

Get ready for another exciting MediaMotion Ball held in conjunction with the 2015 NAB Show.  This year’s event will be held Monday, April 13th at the Monte Carlo Hotel.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the main event beginning at 6:50 p.m.  Broadcast Beat is once again a media sponsor for this great event.


Now in its 18th year, the MediaMotion Ball is the place to be to meet and mingle with industry friends and peers.  Attendees enjoy a full multi-course sit-down dinner and dessert.  Buy your tickets early and online!  Last year, no tickets were available at the door.

imugXThe MediaMotion Ball is the longest-running, all-volunteer run and not-for-profit event for production professionals during the NAB Show.  Last year’s MediaMotion Ball set a record for attendance (over 400 people).  The event is open to everyone and is come-as-you are.  The event is brought to you by the International Media Users Group (IMUG) and the After Effects email list and is totally independent.

Event sponsors will have tables where you can ask questions and see their latest products.  Do stop in and say hello and say thanks for making the event possible. Sponsors include:

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As of this posting, there are a limited number of sponsorships still available.  Don’t miss this chance for market directly to hundreds of your end users in one place.

When you register at the event, don’t forget to fill out a prize entry form and drop it in the barrel near the bar.  You must be present to win, and you don’t want to miss the great prizes.  Stop by the prize table to see what you might win.  It’s a winner’s choice prize system.  If your name is drawn, you choose the prize you want from those remaining.  The prizes will be drawn throughout the event, starting at 7:00 p.m.

Subsidized tickets (for end users) are $55.  The price of these tickets is subsidized by support from the financial sponsors of the MMB.

Unsubsidized tickets are $105.  Unsubsidized tickets are for owners or full time employees of companies that sell hardware or software to attendees of the MMB.  Attendees who are not end users and whose companies do not financially support the MMB should buy this ticket.  Buy tickets here.

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The Monte Carlo Hotel is located at 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. South.  It is about 4.5 miles from the 2015 NAB Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  If you need transportation, the SDX bus runs frequently from the LVCC and stops in front of the MGM Grand Showcase.  From there, it is a short walk across the street.  The event ends at 9:45, so the SDX will still be available to take you back to LVCC or other destinations along the strip.  Here is a route for both the SDX and the Deuce busses. You can buy a 24-hour pass for $6.

This event wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of the MediaMotionBall Core Organizing team:

careydissmoreCarey Dissmore, Minneapolis, Minnesota – Carey founded the MediaMotion Ball when he was instrumental in the creation of the very first event held at the Stardust Hotel at NAB in 1998, establishing it as a strong user community event that continues to this day. Carey also runs his own production company Carey Dissmore Productions, Inc. stevegriffithsSteve Griffiths, Sydney, Australia – Steve has been involved in the MediaMotion Ball since it began in 1998 and became Co-Chair in 2001. He is closely involved in the MMBs continuing evolution. Steve is also producer/director at Visionlink, a Sydney based video production company founded in 1988 and has been in the television production business for 32 years.
stevekahnSteve Kahn, Charlotte, North Carolina – Steve became Co-Chair of the MediaMotion Ball in 2001 and has been closely involved in it’s operation since. Steve is also the owner of Edit On Hudson, a respected production company also based in Charlotte. dansDan Spiess, Gainesville, Florida – Dan plays a pivotal role in the running and coordination of the MMB. He manages the coordination of the MMB team and ensures smooth running of the event. Dan is also the owner of Lighthouse Productions in Gainesville and brings 35 years of production experience to live broadcasts, TV news reporting, corporate videos and training programs.
Chris-Rogers-MMB-siteChris Rogers, Las Vegas, Nevada – Chris is one of the MMC’s MCs for 2012. Chris’ other primary job is to create the video loop (using Keynote) showcasing all the wonderful prizes so graciously donated by our generous sponsors. Since he moved CHRMEDIA from LA to Las Vegas, he is also now our key contact and organizer. Chris brings his extensive theatrical knowledge and experience to the group. Recent clients include: Google, General Motors, and Wells Fargo. HwellsHouston Wells, Gainsville, Florida – Houston joins the MMB core organizing team for 2013. Houston has worked on many MMBs in past years often as MC. This year he is coordinating our volunteer team and also returning as one of our MC’s for the evening. Houston is a graduate of the Documentary Institute at the University of Florida, with additional degrees in Zoology and Education and currently works at Digital Lighthouse productions.
robbieRobbie Coblentz, Starkville, Mississippi – Robbie is CEO of the Broadcast Media Group, an award-winning media production company serving clients across the state of Mississippi and the US. His company has grown to employ six staff members that produce videos and DVDs. Robbie has made it top priority to give back to the community. After many years helping make MMBs run smoothly the MMB welcomes Robbie to our core organizing team for 2015.

So, get your tickets soon and plan to attend the MediaMotion Ball, April 13th, right after your day at the 2015 NAB Show.

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Alexis Lee has been involved with the entertainment industry for over 12 years.She lives and breathes technology and is passionate about start-up companies.Her company, Lextek, LLC provides scheduling software to major motion picture studios.
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