2024 Long Island Media Arts Show: Conference

Friday, 12 April 2024 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT

305 N. Service Road, Dix Hills, New York, 11746, United States

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Friday, 12 April 2024 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT

Five Towns College, 305 N. Service Road, Dix Hills, New York, 11746, United States.

Five Towns College presents: The Long Island Media Arts Show | Conference 

The Long Island Media Arts Show celebrates Long Island's Creative Digital Visual Arts Students with an Educational Conference and Juried Exhibition on Friday, April 12, 2024. The Conference invites Long Island High Schools to a unique experience that features Presentations, Workshops, and Demonstrations on Creative Pathways in the Digital Realm. 

 

The Five Towns College Performing Arts Center presents Student Films and Animation while the Five Towns College Gallery displays student Photography and 2D Digital Art Exhibits.

Long Island Media Arts Show: Conference

www.ftcmediaarts.com

LIMAS Director: Sharon Ryba-Pertz | Email: limas@ftc.edu

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Paul McKenna
Owner of EPS REMOTES
Empire Production Support

Paul began his career in the Film industry while still attending classes at FTC in 2003. He began working with Technocrane camera cranes at Panavision New York. In 2004 he joined IASTE Local 600 - International Camera Guild, while teching a crane for the film “War Of The Worlds”. He has made a career for himself as a technician on camera cranes and stabilized camera systems for a variety of feature films, episodic television shows, streaming shows, commercials and concerts. Paul also operates cameras on cranes all over the world for live events, and has done 3 Super Bowls and 3 World Cups, in which the latter he has won 2 Emmy Awards for his work on. Paul now owns his own rental company offering telescopic camera cranes, Stabilized Remote Heads, Jibs and Remote Camera platforms named Empire Production Support (EPSRemotes.com). There he rents gear and shares his 20yrs of expertise to the film industry here in New York, New Jersey and the whole Northeast. His current work includes scenes on tv shows “Ghost”, “Evil”, “Law & Order”, “SVU”, “Organized Crime”, “And Just Like That”, among many others. He has just returned from 6 weeks in Qatar for the Men’s World Cup, and 2 weeks in Arizona working on Super Bowl LVII.

https://www.epsremotes.com

About Paul McKenna

Owner of EPS REMOTES
Empire Production Support
Maria Capp
Award-Winning Writer, Director, Producer
Cappricielli Productions

Maria is an award-winning director, producer, writer, and acting coach. She’s created original content as well as success in taking others’ IP from Development through Post Production and sales in the independent film world. A member of the Producers Guild, she has produced the award-winning music video HURRICANE (Best Music Video Award Dances With Films ) featuring CHRIS REDD (Emmy, Saturday Night Live), RAFFAELA (Grand Jury Award for a Performance Artist) and Mo Reinhart (Emmy winner for Hulu’s Pam and Tommy). Her feature film REACH starring Garret Clayton (Best Actor CATE film festival) was nominated for best feature, best screenplay, and best female producer at the Westfield International Film Festival. Recent producing, writing and directing credits include MarVista’s Christmas title, Four Cousins and A Christmas trends on Hulu and won best drama and best director in The Crown Point International FF. She directed the award winning screenplay, The Legend of Lake Ronkonkoma, The Lady of The Lake starring Seth Gilliam.

https://www.cappricielli.com

About Maria Capp

Award-Winning Writer, Director, Producer
Cappricielli Productions
Robert DiGiacomo
Local 600 Camera Union / Cinematography nstructor
IATSE Local 600 / Five Towns College

About Robert DiGiacomo

Local 600 Camera Union / Cinematography nstructor
IATSE Local 600 / Five Towns College
Colin Goldberg
American Artist
Techspressionism

Colin Goldberg is an American visual artist recognized for his role in the development of Techspressionism, a 21st-century artistic and social movement. The artist coined the term in 2011, and over the past four years, Techspressionism has grown into an international project comprised of artists working with technology from over 40 countries. As of 2024, the hashtag #techspressionism has been used in over 70K posts on Instagram. Goldberg's technology-fueled artworks have been featured in The New York Times, WIRED, and on PBS. Colin attended Southampton Public Schools and is currently based in North Bennington, Vermont.

https://goldberg.art/

About Colin Goldberg

American Artist
Techspressionism
Harold Naideau
Photographer
Naideau Photography / Educator

Harold is an educator, artist, and author, as well as a published studio, product, and portraiture photographer. He has photographed David Bowie, Andy Warhol, Catherine Deneuve, Gina Davis, Robin Williams, KISS, the Mayors of New York, the NY Giants, and the NY Jets, as well as the citizens and inhabitants of the boroughs of New York. Harold’s product, fashion, beauty, and fine art photography has appeared in publications like Vogue, Marie Claire, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Artforum and Studio Photography.

https://www.naideauphoto.com

About Harold Naideau

Photographer
Naideau Photography / Educator
John Machado
Audio Engineer
Five Towns College

Professional audio engineer with 20 years' experience working in the world of audio recording technology. Engineer/producer on many projects that range from independent recordings to major and indie label recordings, and post production for movies, television, radio, and theatre. John MAchado is the director of the audio program at Five Towns College.

About John Machado

Audio Engineer
Five Towns College
Anthony J Prevete
Interactive Media Artist
Five Towns College

As a Professor and Alumnist of the Interactive Media Arts Division at Five Towns College, I am passionate about unlocking the creative potential within each student. Through my commitment to providing the necessary tools and encouragement, I strive to empower individuals to bring their unique talents to the forefront. With a dedication to fostering innovation and excellence, I aim to cultivate a dynamic learning environment where creativity thrives, preparing students to excel in the ever-evolving field of interactive media arts.

About Anthony J Prevete

Interactive Media Artist
Five Towns College
Dominick Quartuccio
Freelance Writer & Editor / FTC English Professor
Five Towns College

Dominick is a freelance writer/editor and a professor of English at FTC. He earned his BA in English at Stony Brook and his MFA in Creative Writing and Literature at Stony Brook Southampton, and has published works of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, online and in print. Studying and practicing the art of storytelling is his passion, profession, and joy.

About Dominick Quartuccio

Freelance Writer & Editor / FTC English Professor
Five Towns College
Steven Kessler
Photographer
President of the Nassau County Camera Club

Steven is a retired Nassau BOCES school principal. He has been an avid photographer since buying his first SLR in1976 & building a darkroom. Steven’s main interests are macro, nature, architectural & creative photography. He was an adult education instructor through Farmingdale High School where he taught a basic digital photography class for several years. Currently, Steven is the President of the Nassau County Camera Club, judges for & presents workshops to many local camera club compositions, and is an administrator of a Facebook Black & hole photography page.

About Steven Kessler

Photographer
President of the Nassau County Camera Club
Masatora Goya
Media Composer
Self Employed

Born in Malaysia and raised in Japan, Masatora spent his teenage years chasing a rugby ball and studying sociology. After relocating to the US to pursue his creative calling, he explores the musical landscape of drama, space, and emotion where hidden memories and indescribable feelings dwell. Noted as a “composer of cultural crossroads” by American Composers Forum, his unique eclecticism has attracted many musicians performing in nontraditional chamber ensembles and earned him American Prize. As a media composer he has worked for Guggenheim Museum, visual artists, and award-winning filmmakers in international film festivals

http://www.masatoragoya.com

About Masatora Goya

Media Composer
Self Employed
Stephen Kass
Content Creator and Social Media / Digital Marketing Professor
Five Towns College

Adjunct Professor teaching Social Media courses at Five Towns 2023-2024 Freelance Business Development - 2018-2023 Social Media and Digital Marketing, Content Creation, Brand Development, 3D Services, Patent and Trademark Assistance Executive Sales and Marketing Manager - Southern Wine and Spirits 2011 - 2017 District Sales and Product Training Manager - Southern Wine and Spirits, Premier W&S, Gallo W&S - 1988 - 2010 Small Business Gig-Entrepreneur - 5 personal businesses1989 - 2024 Marketing Analyst – Marketing Research - MKTG, Inc - 1988 MBA Marketing - SUNY Binghamton BS Business-Economics / Psychology - SUNY Oneonta

stephen.kass@ftc.edu

About Stephen Kass

Content Creator and Social Media / Digital Marketing Professor
Five Towns College
Holli Haerr
Mass Communication Chair / Freelance Reporter
Five Towns College

The Five Towns College Mass Comm Department helps train students in broadcasting, productions, audio, live event management, social media, sportscasting and journalism. We incorporate hands-on training in our TV and radio stations in classes that lead to a BS in Mass Comm and experience that helps our students in the careers of today and tomorrow. High school students who participate in this session will get a glimpse of what it's like to put on live broadcasts with the Mass Comm students of Five Towns.

About Holli Haerr

Mass Communication Chair / Freelance Reporter
Five Towns College
Nick Selvaggio
Software Developer
Self Employed

With over 20 years of experience in creating, developing, and managing technology solutions for various businesses Nick Selvaggio enjoys sharing his knowledge with those around him. He has developed various hands-on curricula to introduce creative/visual learners to the fundamentals of software development.

https://nickgs.com/code2art-talk/

About Nick Selvaggio

Software Developer
Self Employed
Diana Diriwaechter
Post-Secondary Director at Epic Games
Epic Games

Diana is an artist, educator and CG specialist with over 25 years of industry experience. With a diverse skill set, Diana has worked in the animation landscape in a wide variety of domains including post-production, medical simulation and animated feature films. Diana worked at Blue Sky Studios for over 18 years, where her materials were recognized twice with VES nominations for her character work on Rio and Rio 2. She is also an educator, instructing students at NYU and SVA with a pedagogical focus on the intersection of CG and storytelling. She is currently the Post-Secondary Director at Epic Games, helping post-secondary institutions, educators and students across the globe adopt Unreal Engine pipelines as powerful yet accessible tools for creativity and innovation.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dianadiriwaechter/

About Diana Diriwaechter

Post-Secondary Director at Epic Games
Epic Games
IMA Seniors
Interactive Media Arts Seniors
Five Towns College

About IMA Seniors

Interactive Media Arts Seniors
Five Towns College
Evan Leider
Head Esports Coach for FTC
Five Towns College

I’m Coach Evan Leider, Head Esports Coach for Five Towns College. I'm from Long Beach, New York. I graduated from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York in 2018 with my Bachelor's of Science, Magna Cum Laude, in Computer & Management Information Systems with a Concentration in Game Development and Minors in Computer Science and Video Game Design. I Co-Authored the Textbook "Game Development with Construct 2" with Dr. Lee Stemkoski, published by Apress. I was the guest on Indie Game Academy Indie Game Lunch Hour Podcast 12/14/2022 episode, "Getting Excited About Gameplay Engineering" on Spotify and more streaming platforms.

https://www.ftc.edu/academics/esports/

About Evan Leider

Head Esports Coach for FTC
Five Towns College
MOTOMICHI .
Projection Artist and Animator
Independent

MOTOMICHI is a Japanese-born, award-winning Projection Artist and Animator based in New York. His work is known for the use of black, white, and red with minimalistic graphic elements. Inspired by Cryptozoology and Mythology, he creates monsters that can be both monstrous and endearing, confrontational and playful. He has exhibited globally in numerous museums and galleries, including the New Museum in New York, Moscow Contemporary Art Center Winzavod, MARCO in Monterrey Mexico, Olympia Park Munich, Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris, and La Gaîté Lyrique, among others. His animated films have been screened at the Sundance Film Festival, Onedotzero Festival, and Edinburgh International Film Festival, and his recent film "Okami" won at The Leeds International Film Festival. His clients include EA, MTV, USA Networks, Sony and Theory/UNIQLO.

www.motomichi.com, www.vimeo.com/motomichi, IG@motomichi_nakamura

About MOTOMICHI .

Projection Artist and Animator
Independent
Starr Fuentes
Multimedia Journalist
Freelance Journalist

Award-winning multimedia journalist with experience developing news reports, overseeing production operations, and driving marketing campaigns. Recognized for creating engaging digital content.

Starrfuentestv.com

About Starr Fuentes

Multimedia Journalist
Freelance Journalist
FTC Admissions
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About FTC Admissions

FTC Admissions
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Film Screening
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Film Screening
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FTC Sound Stream
FTC
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Awards Presentation
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AWARDS
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Colin Hickey
Independent Filmmaker
FTC

Professor of Film/TV at Five Towns College, independent filmmaker, podcaster, writer and owner/operator of the entertainment company Toorot. Drone operator for New York State.

https://toorotvillage.com/

About Colin Hickey

Independent Filmmaker
FTC
John Callejas
Drone Operator
Aerocine Films

John worked as a freelance cinematographer and a helicopter photographer for several years, until moving on to producing his own independent content. He founded a drone company that provides aerial content for independent films, commercial productions, music videos, and boutique architecture firms. Additionally, John also offers his services for drone light shows.

www.aerocinefilms.com

About John Callejas

Drone Operator
Aerocine Films
Brian Sheid
Owner/Co-Founder RailCam Robotic Systems
RAILCAM Robotic Systems

Brian is the owner and co-founder of RAILCAM Robotic Systems, with 17 years of film experience primarily focused on live broadcast productions utilizing robotic camera movement. His impressive client list includes The Oscars, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Disney, the Super Bowl Halftime Show, and the Metropolitan Opera.

https://railcamusa.com/

About Brian Sheid

Owner/Co-Founder RailCam Robotic Systems
RAILCAM Robotic Systems
Andrew Moore
Robotic Camera Tech
RAILCAM Robotic Systems / Local 600 Member

Graduate of the Five Towns College film program, Class of 2021. Specialized in robotic cameras as a Local 600 Camera Assistant, collaborating with esteemed clients such as Tommy Hilfiger, Toyota, Peloton, ABC News, Taylor Swift, The Oscars, Disney, Meta, Google, Apple Music, and Netflix

www.railcamusa.com

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Robotic Camera Tech
RAILCAM Robotic Systems / Local 600 Member

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Sessions on Apr 12, 2024

08:30 AM

LIMAS Conference Intro and Welcome Address

08:30 AM - 08:40 AMPAC
08:40 AM

Keynote Speaker

08:40 AM - 09:10 AMPACKeynote
    Diana Diriwaechter
    Post-Secondary Director at Epic GamesEpic Games
    Diana is an artist, educator and CG specialist with over 25 years of industry experience. With a diverse skill set, Diana has worked in the animation landscape in a wide variety of domains including post-production, medical simulation and animated feature films. Diana worked at Blue Sky Studios for over 18 years, where her materials were recognized twice with VES nominations for her character work on Rio and Rio 2. She is also an educator, instructing students at NYU and SVA with a pedagogical focus on the intersection of CG and storytelling. She is currently the Post-Secondary Director at Epic Games, helping post-secondary institutions, educators and students across the globe adopt Unreal Engine pipelines as powerful yet accessible tools for creativity and innovation.
    09:15 AM
    Continuous

    The FTC live Radio Stream

    09:15 AM - 01:00 PMRadio StationRadioInteractive
      FTC Sound Stream
      FTCSound Stream
      09:20 AM
      Block 1

      FILM SCREENING Group 1

      09:20 AM - 10:00 AMPACScreening
        Film Screening
        Film ScreeningFTC
        Block 1

        Code it Live: Hands-on JavaScript Creative Coding

        09:20 AM - 10:00 AM204
          Nick Selvaggio
          Software DeveloperSelf Employed
          With over 20 years of experience in creating, developing, and managing technology solutions for various businesses Nick Selvaggio enjoys sharing his knowledge with those around him. He has developed various hands-on curricula to introduce creative/visual learners to the fundamentals of software development.
          Block 1

          Pro Photo Skills: Dive into Pro Photography with Live Models

          09:20 AM - 10:00 AMFilm Studio A
            Harold Naideau
            PhotographerNaideau Photography / Educator
            Harold is an educator, artist, and author, as well as a published studio, product, and portraiture photographer. He has photographed David Bowie, Andy Warhol, Catherine Deneuve, Gina Davis, Robin Williams, KISS, the Mayors of New York, the NY Giants, and the NY Jets, as well as the citizens and inhabitants of the boroughs of New York. Harold’s product, fashion, beauty, and fine art photography has appeared in publications like Vogue, Marie Claire, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Artforum and Studio Photography.
            Block 1

            Surround Sound Adventures: Dive into ATMOS Audio!

            09:20 AM - 10:00 AMStudio A
              John Machado
              Audio EngineerFive Towns College
              Professional audio engineer with 20 years' experience working in the world of audio recording technology. Engineer/producer on many projects that range from independent recordings to major and indie label recordings, and post production for movies, television, radio, and theatre. John MAchado is the director of the audio program at Five Towns College.
              Block 1

              Sky High Cinema: Filmmaking with Drones!

              09:20 AM - 10:00 AMLibraryDronesFilmmaking
                John Callejas
                Drone OperatorAerocine Films
                John worked as a freelance cinematographer and a helicopter photographer for several years, until moving on to producing his own independent content. He founded a drone company that provides aerial content for independent films, commercial productions, music videos, and boutique architecture firms. Additionally, John also offers his services for drone light shows.
                Block 1

                FTC Uncovered: Behind-the-Scenes College Tour

                09:20 AM - 10:00 AM601
                  FTC Admissions
                  FTC AdmissionsFTC
                  Block 1

                  Indie Filmmaker's Blueprint: Mastering the Craft of Independent Cinema!

                  09:20 AM - 10:00 AM205
                    Maria Capp
                    Award-Winning Writer, Director, ProducerCappricielli Productions
                    Maria is an award-winning director, producer, writer, and acting coach. She’s created original content as well as success in taking others’ IP from Development through Post Production and sales in the independent film world. A member of the Producers Guild, she has produced the award-winning music video HURRICANE (Best Music Video Award Dances With Films ) featuring CHRIS REDD (Emmy, Saturday Night Live), RAFFAELA (Grand Jury Award for a Performance Artist) and Mo Reinhart (Emmy winner for Hulu’s Pam and Tommy). Her feature film REACH starring Garret Clayton (Best Actor CATE film festival) was nominated for best feature, best screenplay, and best female producer at the Westfield International Film Festival. Recent producing, writing and directing credits include MarVista’s Christmas title, Four Cousins and A Christmas trends on Hulu and won best drama and best director in The Crown Point International FF. She directed the award winning screenplay, The Legend of Lake Ronkonkoma, The Lady of The Lake starring Seth Gilliam.
                    Block 1

                    Strategic Mastery in Esports: Elevate Your Game

                    09:20 AM - 10:00 AM307
                      Evan Leider
                      Head Esports Coach for FTCFive Towns College
                      I’m Coach Evan Leider, Head Esports Coach for Five Towns College. I'm from Long Beach, New York. I graduated from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York in 2018 with my Bachelor's of Science, Magna Cum Laude, in Computer & Management Information Systems with a Concentration in Game Development and Minors in Computer Science and Video Game Design. I Co-Authored the Textbook "Game Development with Construct 2" with Dr. Lee Stemkoski, published by Apress. I was the guest on Indie Game Academy Indie Game Lunch Hour Podcast 12/14/2022 episode, "Getting Excited About Gameplay Engineering" on Spotify and more streaming platforms.
                      Block 1

                      Digital Puppetry: Bring Characters to Life with Rigging

                      09:20 AM - 10:00 AM319 (MAC LAB)
                        Anthony J Prevete
                        Interactive Media ArtistFive Towns College
                        As a Professor and Alumnist of the Interactive Media Arts Division at Five Towns College, I am passionate about unlocking the creative potential within each student. Through my commitment to providing the necessary tools and encouragement, I strive to empower individuals to bring their unique talents to the forefront. With a dedication to fostering innovation and excellence, I aim to cultivate a dynamic learning environment where creativity thrives, preparing students to excel in the ever-evolving field of interactive media arts.
                        Block 1

                        Tunes in Movies: The Secrets of Music in Film

                        09:20 AM - 10:00 AM203
                          Masatora Goya
                          Media ComposerSelf Employed
                          Born in Malaysia and raised in Japan, Masatora spent his teenage years chasing a rugby ball and studying sociology. After relocating to the US to pursue his creative calling, he explores the musical landscape of drama, space, and emotion where hidden memories and indescribable feelings dwell. Noted as a “composer of cultural crossroads” by American Composers Forum, his unique eclecticism has attracted many musicians performing in nontraditional chamber ensembles and earned him American Prize. As a media composer he has worked for Guggenheim Museum, visual artists, and award-winning filmmakers in international film festivals
                          Block 1

                          Cash for Posts: Turning Social Media into Your Paycheck

                          09:20 AM - 10:00 AM201
                            Stephen Kass
                            Content Creator and Social Media / Digital Marketing ProfessorFive Towns College
                            Adjunct Professor teaching Social Media courses at Five Towns 2023-2024 Freelance Business Development - 2018-2023 Social Media and Digital Marketing, Content Creation, Brand Development, 3D Services, Patent and Trademark Assistance Executive Sales and Marketing Manager - Southern Wine and Spirits 2011 - 2017 District Sales and Product Training Manager - Southern Wine and Spirits, Premier W&S, Gallo W&S - 1988 - 2010 Small Business Gig-Entrepreneur - 5 personal businesses1989 - 2024 Marketing Analyst – Marketing Research - MKTG, Inc - 1988 MBA Marketing - SUNY Binghamton BS Business-Economics / Psychology - SUNY Oneonta
                            Block 1

                            Stellar Creations: Crafting Dynamic Graphics for Vanderbilt's Museum & Planetarium!

                            09:20 AM - 10:00 AM206
                              IMA Seniors
                              Interactive Media Arts SeniorsFive Towns College
                              Block 1

                              Crafting Tales: Master the Art of Storybuilding

                              09:20 AM - 10:00 AM207
                                Dominick Quartuccio
                                Freelance Writer & Editor / FTC English ProfessorFive Towns College
                                Dominick is a freelance writer/editor and a professor of English at FTC. He earned his BA in English at Stony Brook and his MFA in Creative Writing and Literature at Stony Brook Southampton, and has published works of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, online and in print. Studying and practicing the art of storytelling is his passion, profession, and joy.
                                Block 1

                                InstaSuccess: Crafting High-Impact Instagram Reels for Maximum Likes

                                09:20 AM - 10:00 AM202
                                  Starr Fuentes
                                  Multimedia JournalistFreelance Journalist
                                  Award-winning multimedia journalist with experience developing news reports, overseeing production operations, and driving marketing campaigns. Recognized for creating engaging digital content.
                                  Block 1

                                  Projection Mapping: Creating Immersive Experiences

                                  09:20 AM - 10:00 AM303
                                    MOTOMICHI .
                                    Projection Artist and AnimatorIndependent
                                    MOTOMICHI is a Japanese-born, award-winning Projection Artist and Animator based in New York. His work is known for the use of black, white, and red with minimalistic graphic elements. Inspired by Cryptozoology and Mythology, he creates monsters that can be both monstrous and endearing, confrontational and playful. He has exhibited globally in numerous museums and galleries, including the New Museum in New York, Moscow Contemporary Art Center Winzavod, MARCO in Monterrey Mexico, Olympia Park Munich, Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris, and La Gaîté Lyrique, among others. His animated films have been screened at the Sundance Film Festival, Onedotzero Festival, and Edinburgh International Film Festival, and his recent film "Okami" won at The Leeds International Film Festival. His clients include EA, MTV, USA Networks, Sony and Theory/UNIQLO.
                                    10:10 AM
                                    Block 2

                                    LUNCH GROUP 1

                                    10:10 AM - 10:50 AMUpbeat CafeLunch
                                      Lunch Group
                                      LunchGroup
                                      Block 2

                                      FTC Uncovered: Behind-the-Scenes College Tour

                                      10:10 AM - 10:50 AM601
                                        FTC Admissions
                                        FTC AdmissionsFTC
                                        Block 2

                                        Surround Sound Adventures: Dive into ATMOS Audio!

                                        10:10 AM - 10:50 AMStudio A
                                          John Machado
                                          Audio EngineerFive Towns College
                                          Professional audio engineer with 20 years' experience working in the world of audio recording technology. Engineer/producer on many projects that range from independent recordings to major and indie label recordings, and post production for movies, television, radio, and theatre. John MAchado is the director of the audio program at Five Towns College.
                                          Block 2

                                          Cash for Posts: Turning Social Media into Your Paycheck

                                          10:10 AM - 10:50 AM201
                                            Stephen Kass
                                            Content Creator and Social Media / Digital Marketing ProfessorFive Towns College
                                            Adjunct Professor teaching Social Media courses at Five Towns 2023-2024 Freelance Business Development - 2018-2023 Social Media and Digital Marketing, Content Creation, Brand Development, 3D Services, Patent and Trademark Assistance Executive Sales and Marketing Manager - Southern Wine and Spirits 2011 - 2017 District Sales and Product Training Manager - Southern Wine and Spirits, Premier W&S, Gallo W&S - 1988 - 2010 Small Business Gig-Entrepreneur - 5 personal businesses1989 - 2024 Marketing Analyst – Marketing Research - MKTG, Inc - 1988 MBA Marketing - SUNY Binghamton BS Business-Economics / Psychology - SUNY Oneonta
                                            Block 2

                                            Pro Photo Skills: Dive into Pro Photography with Live Models

                                            10:10 AM - 10:50 AMFilm Studio APhotography
                                              Harold Naideau
                                              PhotographerNaideau Photography / Educator
                                              Harold is an educator, artist, and author, as well as a published studio, product, and portraiture photographer. He has photographed David Bowie, Andy Warhol, Catherine Deneuve, Gina Davis, Robin Williams, KISS, the Mayors of New York, the NY Giants, and the NY Jets, as well as the citizens and inhabitants of the boroughs of New York. Harold’s product, fashion, beauty, and fine art photography has appeared in publications like Vogue, Marie Claire, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Artforum and Studio Photography.
                                              Block 2

                                              Digital Puppetry: Bring Characters to Life with Rigging

                                              10:10 AM - 10:50 AM319 (MAC LAB)
                                                Anthony J Prevete
                                                Interactive Media ArtistFive Towns College
                                                As a Professor and Alumnist of the Interactive Media Arts Division at Five Towns College, I am passionate about unlocking the creative potential within each student. Through my commitment to providing the necessary tools and encouragement, I strive to empower individuals to bring their unique talents to the forefront. With a dedication to fostering innovation and excellence, I aim to cultivate a dynamic learning environment where creativity thrives, preparing students to excel in the ever-evolving field of interactive media arts.
                                                Block 2

                                                Sky High Cinema: Filmmaking with Drones!

                                                10:10 AM - 10:50 AMLibraryDrones
                                                  John Callejas
                                                  Drone OperatorAerocine Films
                                                  John worked as a freelance cinematographer and a helicopter photographer for several years, until moving on to producing his own independent content. He founded a drone company that provides aerial content for independent films, commercial productions, music videos, and boutique architecture firms. Additionally, John also offers his services for drone light shows.
                                                  Block 2

                                                  Crafting Tales: Master the Art of Storybuilding

                                                  10:10 AM - 10:50 AM207
                                                    Dominick Quartuccio
                                                    Freelance Writer & Editor / FTC English ProfessorFive Towns College
                                                    Dominick is a freelance writer/editor and a professor of English at FTC. He earned his BA in English at Stony Brook and his MFA in Creative Writing and Literature at Stony Brook Southampton, and has published works of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, online and in print. Studying and practicing the art of storytelling is his passion, profession, and joy.
                                                    Block 2

                                                    LIVE TV in Studio 400

                                                    10:10 AM - 10:50 AM400
                                                      Holli Haerr
                                                      Mass Communication Chair / Freelance ReporterFive Towns College
                                                      The Five Towns College Mass Comm Department helps train students in broadcasting, productions, audio, live event management, social media, sportscasting and journalism. We incorporate hands-on training in our TV and radio stations in classes that lead to a BS in Mass Comm and experience that helps our students in the careers of today and tomorrow. High school students who participate in this session will get a glimpse of what it's like to put on live broadcasts with the Mass Comm students of Five Towns.
                                                      Block 2

                                                      Tunes in Movies: The Secrets of Music in Film

                                                      10:10 AM - 10:50 AM203MusicFilm
                                                        Masatora Goya
                                                        Media ComposerSelf Employed
                                                        Born in Malaysia and raised in Japan, Masatora spent his teenage years chasing a rugby ball and studying sociology. After relocating to the US to pursue his creative calling, he explores the musical landscape of drama, space, and emotion where hidden memories and indescribable feelings dwell. Noted as a “composer of cultural crossroads” by American Composers Forum, his unique eclecticism has attracted many musicians performing in nontraditional chamber ensembles and earned him American Prize. As a media composer he has worked for Guggenheim Museum, visual artists, and award-winning filmmakers in international film festivals
                                                        Block 2

                                                        Stellar Creations: Crafting Dynamic Graphics for Vanderbilt's Museum & Planetarium!

                                                        10:10 AM - 10:50 AM206Illustration3D
                                                          IMA Seniors
                                                          Interactive Media Arts SeniorsFive Towns College
                                                          Block 2

                                                          Indie Filmmaker's Blueprint: Mastering the Craft of Independent Cinema!

                                                          10:10 AM - 10:50 AM205Film
                                                            Maria Capp
                                                            Award-Winning Writer, Director, ProducerCappricielli Productions
                                                            Maria is an award-winning director, producer, writer, and acting coach. She’s created original content as well as success in taking others’ IP from Development through Post Production and sales in the independent film world. A member of the Producers Guild, she has produced the award-winning music video HURRICANE (Best Music Video Award Dances With Films ) featuring CHRIS REDD (Emmy, Saturday Night Live), RAFFAELA (Grand Jury Award for a Performance Artist) and Mo Reinhart (Emmy winner for Hulu’s Pam and Tommy). Her feature film REACH starring Garret Clayton (Best Actor CATE film festival) was nominated for best feature, best screenplay, and best female producer at the Westfield International Film Festival. Recent producing, writing and directing credits include MarVista’s Christmas title, Four Cousins and A Christmas trends on Hulu and won best drama and best director in The Crown Point International FF. She directed the award winning screenplay, The Legend of Lake Ronkonkoma, The Lady of The Lake starring Seth Gilliam.
                                                            Block 2

                                                            FILM SCREENING GROUP 2

                                                            10:10 AM - 10:50 AMFilmScreeningStudent Work
                                                              Film Screening
                                                              Film ScreeningFTC
                                                              Block 2

                                                              Tech Wizardry: Exploring Cinematic Movements with TECHNOCRANE and RAILCAM

                                                              10:10 AM - 10:50 AMFilm Courtyard
                                                                Paul McKenna
                                                                Owner of EPS REMOTESEmpire Production Support
                                                                Paul began his career in the Film industry while still attending classes at FTC in 2003. He began working with Technocrane camera cranes at Panavision New York. In 2004 he joined IASTE Local 600 - International Camera Guild, while teching a crane for the film “War Of The Worlds”. He has made a career for himself as a technician on camera cranes and stabilized camera systems for a variety of feature films, episodic television shows, streaming shows, commercials and concerts. Paul also operates cameras on cranes all over the world for live events, and has done 3 Super Bowls and 3 World Cups, in which the latter he has won 2 Emmy Awards for his work on. Paul now owns his own rental company offering telescopic camera cranes, Stabilized Remote Heads, Jibs and Remote Camera platforms named Empire Production Support (EPSRemotes.com). There he rents gear and shares his 20yrs of expertise to the film industry here in New York, New Jersey and the whole Northeast. His current work includes scenes on tv shows “Ghost”, “Evil”, “Law & Order”, “SVU”, “Organized Crime”, “And Just Like That”, among many others. He has just returned from 6 weeks in Qatar for the Men’s World Cup, and 2 weeks in Arizona working on Super Bowl LVII.
                                                                Brian Sheid
                                                                Owner/Co-Founder RailCam Robotic SystemsRAILCAM Robotic Systems
                                                                Brian is the owner and co-founder of RAILCAM Robotic Systems, with 17 years of film experience primarily focused on live broadcast productions utilizing robotic camera movement. His impressive client list includes The Oscars, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Disney, the Super Bowl Halftime Show, and the Metropolitan Opera.
                                                                Andrew Moore
                                                                Robotic Camera TechRAILCAM Robotic Systems / Local 600 Member
                                                                Graduate of the Five Towns College film program, Class of 2021. Specialized in robotic cameras as a Local 600 Camera Assistant, collaborating with esteemed clients such as Tommy Hilfiger, Toyota, Peloton, ABC News, Taylor Swift, The Oscars, Disney, Meta, Google, Apple Music, and Netflix
                                                                Block 2

                                                                Strategic Mastery in Esports: Elevate Your Game

                                                                10:10 AM - 10:50 AM307
                                                                  Evan Leider
                                                                  Head Esports Coach for FTCFive Towns College
                                                                  I’m Coach Evan Leider, Head Esports Coach for Five Towns College. I'm from Long Beach, New York. I graduated from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York in 2018 with my Bachelor's of Science, Magna Cum Laude, in Computer & Management Information Systems with a Concentration in Game Development and Minors in Computer Science and Video Game Design. I Co-Authored the Textbook "Game Development with Construct 2" with Dr. Lee Stemkoski, published by Apress. I was the guest on Indie Game Academy Indie Game Lunch Hour Podcast 12/14/2022 episode, "Getting Excited About Gameplay Engineering" on Spotify and more streaming platforms.
                                                                  Block 2

                                                                  Projection Mapping: Creating Immersive Experiences

                                                                  10:10 AM - 10:50 AM303
                                                                    MOTOMICHI .
                                                                    Projection Artist and AnimatorIndependent
                                                                    MOTOMICHI is a Japanese-born, award-winning Projection Artist and Animator based in New York. His work is known for the use of black, white, and red with minimalistic graphic elements. Inspired by Cryptozoology and Mythology, he creates monsters that can be both monstrous and endearing, confrontational and playful. He has exhibited globally in numerous museums and galleries, including the New Museum in New York, Moscow Contemporary Art Center Winzavod, MARCO in Monterrey Mexico, Olympia Park Munich, Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris, and La Gaîté Lyrique, among others. His animated films have been screened at the Sundance Film Festival, Onedotzero Festival, and Edinburgh International Film Festival, and his recent film "Okami" won at The Leeds International Film Festival. His clients include EA, MTV, USA Networks, Sony and Theory/UNIQLO.
                                                                    Block 2

                                                                    Meet the Keynote: Fireside chat with Diana Diriwaechter!

                                                                    10:10 AM - 10:50 AMStudio B
                                                                      Diana Diriwaechter
                                                                      Post-Secondary Director at Epic GamesEpic Games
                                                                      Diana is an artist, educator and CG specialist with over 25 years of industry experience. With a diverse skill set, Diana has worked in the animation landscape in a wide variety of domains including post-production, medical simulation and animated feature films. Diana worked at Blue Sky Studios for over 18 years, where her materials were recognized twice with VES nominations for her character work on Rio and Rio 2. She is also an educator, instructing students at NYU and SVA with a pedagogical focus on the intersection of CG and storytelling. She is currently the Post-Secondary Director at Epic Games, helping post-secondary institutions, educators and students across the globe adopt Unreal Engine pipelines as powerful yet accessible tools for creativity and innovation.
                                                                      Block 2

                                                                      Techspressionism: An Artistic Approach

                                                                      10:10 AM - 10:50 AM214
                                                                        Colin Goldberg
                                                                        American ArtistTechspressionism
                                                                        Colin Goldberg is an American visual artist recognized for his role in the development of Techspressionism, a 21st-century artistic and social movement. The artist coined the term in 2011, and over the past four years, Techspressionism has grown into an international project comprised of artists working with technology from over 40 countries. As of 2024, the hashtag #techspressionism has been used in over 70K posts on Instagram. Goldberg's technology-fueled artworks have been featured in The New York Times, WIRED, and on PBS. Colin attended Southampton Public Schools and is currently based in North Bennington, Vermont.
                                                                        Block 2

                                                                        Photographic Composition - It's Purpose, Rules and Suggestions

                                                                        10:10 AM - 10:50 AM215
                                                                          Steven Kessler
                                                                          PhotographerPresident of the Nassau County Camera Club
                                                                          Steven is a retired Nassau BOCES school principal. He has been an avid photographer since buying his first SLR in1976 & building a darkroom. Steven’s main interests are macro, nature, architectural & creative photography. He was an adult education instructor through Farmingdale High School where he taught a basic digital photography class for several years. Currently, Steven is the President of the Nassau County Camera Club, judges for & presents workshops to many local camera club compositions, and is an administrator of a Facebook Black & hole photography page.
                                                                          11:00 AM
                                                                          Block 3

                                                                          FILM SCREENING GROUP 3

                                                                          11:00 AM - 11:40 AMPACScreeningFilmStudent Work
                                                                            Film Screening
                                                                            Film ScreeningFTC
                                                                            Block 3

                                                                            LUNCH GROUP 2

                                                                            11:00 AM - 11:40 AMUpbeat CafeLunch
                                                                              Lunch Group
                                                                              LunchGroup
                                                                              Block 3

                                                                              FTC Uncovered: Behind-the-Scenes College Tour

                                                                              11:00 AM - 11:40 AM601Tour
                                                                                FTC Admissions
                                                                                FTC AdmissionsFTC
                                                                                Block 3

                                                                                LIVE TV in Studio 400

                                                                                11:00 AM - 11:40 AM400
                                                                                  Holli Haerr
                                                                                  Mass Communication Chair / Freelance ReporterFive Towns College
                                                                                  The Five Towns College Mass Comm Department helps train students in broadcasting, productions, audio, live event management, social media, sportscasting and journalism. We incorporate hands-on training in our TV and radio stations in classes that lead to a BS in Mass Comm and experience that helps our students in the careers of today and tomorrow. High school students who participate in this session will get a glimpse of what it's like to put on live broadcasts with the Mass Comm students of Five Towns.
                                                                                  Block 3

                                                                                  Code it Live: Hands-on JavaScript Creative Coding

                                                                                  11:00 AM - 11:40 AM204
                                                                                    Nick Selvaggio
                                                                                    Software DeveloperSelf Employed
                                                                                    With over 20 years of experience in creating, developing, and managing technology solutions for various businesses Nick Selvaggio enjoys sharing his knowledge with those around him. He has developed various hands-on curricula to introduce creative/visual learners to the fundamentals of software development.
                                                                                    Block 3

                                                                                    InstaSuccess: Crafting High-Impact Instagram Reels for Maximum Likes

                                                                                    11:00 AM - 11:40 AM202Podcasting
                                                                                      Starr Fuentes
                                                                                      Multimedia JournalistFreelance Journalist
                                                                                      Award-winning multimedia journalist with experience developing news reports, overseeing production operations, and driving marketing campaigns. Recognized for creating engaging digital content.
                                                                                      Block 3

                                                                                      Stellar Creations: Crafting Dynamic Graphics for Vanderbilt's Museum & Planetarium!

                                                                                      11:00 AM - 11:40 AM206Illustration3D
                                                                                        IMA Seniors
                                                                                        Interactive Media Arts SeniorsFive Towns College
                                                                                        Block 3

                                                                                        Sky High Cinema: Filmmaking with Drones!

                                                                                        11:00 AM - 11:40 AMLibraryDronesFilmmaking
                                                                                          John Callejas
                                                                                          Drone OperatorAerocine Films
                                                                                          John worked as a freelance cinematographer and a helicopter photographer for several years, until moving on to producing his own independent content. He founded a drone company that provides aerial content for independent films, commercial productions, music videos, and boutique architecture firms. Additionally, John also offers his services for drone light shows.
                                                                                          Block 3

                                                                                          Indie Filmmaker's Blueprint: Mastering the Craft of Independent Cinema!

                                                                                          11:00 AM - 11:40 AM205Filmmaking
                                                                                            Maria Capp
                                                                                            Award-Winning Writer, Director, ProducerCappricielli Productions
                                                                                            Maria is an award-winning director, producer, writer, and acting coach. She’s created original content as well as success in taking others’ IP from Development through Post Production and sales in the independent film world. A member of the Producers Guild, she has produced the award-winning music video HURRICANE (Best Music Video Award Dances With Films ) featuring CHRIS REDD (Emmy, Saturday Night Live), RAFFAELA (Grand Jury Award for a Performance Artist) and Mo Reinhart (Emmy winner for Hulu’s Pam and Tommy). Her feature film REACH starring Garret Clayton (Best Actor CATE film festival) was nominated for best feature, best screenplay, and best female producer at the Westfield International Film Festival. Recent producing, writing and directing credits include MarVista’s Christmas title, Four Cousins and A Christmas trends on Hulu and won best drama and best director in The Crown Point International FF. She directed the award winning screenplay, The Legend of Lake Ronkonkoma, The Lady of The Lake starring Seth Gilliam.
                                                                                            Block 3

                                                                                            Crafting Tales: Master the Art of Storybuilding

                                                                                            11:00 AM - 11:40 AM207
                                                                                              Dominick Quartuccio
                                                                                              Freelance Writer & Editor / FTC English ProfessorFive Towns College
                                                                                              Dominick is a freelance writer/editor and a professor of English at FTC. He earned his BA in English at Stony Brook and his MFA in Creative Writing and Literature at Stony Brook Southampton, and has published works of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, online and in print. Studying and practicing the art of storytelling is his passion, profession, and joy.
                                                                                              Block 3

                                                                                              Tech Wizardry: Exploring Cinematic Movements with TECHNOCRANE and RAILCAM

                                                                                              11:00 AM - 11:40 AMFilm Courtyard
                                                                                                Paul McKenna
                                                                                                Owner of EPS REMOTESEmpire Production Support
                                                                                                Paul began his career in the Film industry while still attending classes at FTC in 2003. He began working with Technocrane camera cranes at Panavision New York. In 2004 he joined IASTE Local 600 - International Camera Guild, while teching a crane for the film “War Of The Worlds”. He has made a career for himself as a technician on camera cranes and stabilized camera systems for a variety of feature films, episodic television shows, streaming shows, commercials and concerts. Paul also operates cameras on cranes all over the world for live events, and has done 3 Super Bowls and 3 World Cups, in which the latter he has won 2 Emmy Awards for his work on. Paul now owns his own rental company offering telescopic camera cranes, Stabilized Remote Heads, Jibs and Remote Camera platforms named Empire Production Support (EPSRemotes.com). There he rents gear and shares his 20yrs of expertise to the film industry here in New York, New Jersey and the whole Northeast. His current work includes scenes on tv shows “Ghost”, “Evil”, “Law & Order”, “SVU”, “Organized Crime”, “And Just Like That”, among many others. He has just returned from 6 weeks in Qatar for the Men’s World Cup, and 2 weeks in Arizona working on Super Bowl LVII.
                                                                                                Brian Sheid
                                                                                                Owner/Co-Founder RailCam Robotic SystemsRAILCAM Robotic Systems
                                                                                                Brian is the owner and co-founder of RAILCAM Robotic Systems, with 17 years of film experience primarily focused on live broadcast productions utilizing robotic camera movement. His impressive client list includes The Oscars, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Disney, the Super Bowl Halftime Show, and the Metropolitan Opera.
                                                                                                Andrew Moore
                                                                                                Robotic Camera TechRAILCAM Robotic Systems / Local 600 Member
                                                                                                Graduate of the Five Towns College film program, Class of 2021. Specialized in robotic cameras as a Local 600 Camera Assistant, collaborating with esteemed clients such as Tommy Hilfiger, Toyota, Peloton, ABC News, Taylor Swift, The Oscars, Disney, Meta, Google, Apple Music, and Netflix
                                                                                                Block 3

                                                                                                Projection Mapping: Creating Immersive Experiences

                                                                                                11:00 AM - 11:40 AM303
                                                                                                  MOTOMICHI .
                                                                                                  Projection Artist and AnimatorIndependent
                                                                                                  MOTOMICHI is a Japanese-born, award-winning Projection Artist and Animator based in New York. His work is known for the use of black, white, and red with minimalistic graphic elements. Inspired by Cryptozoology and Mythology, he creates monsters that can be both monstrous and endearing, confrontational and playful. He has exhibited globally in numerous museums and galleries, including the New Museum in New York, Moscow Contemporary Art Center Winzavod, MARCO in Monterrey Mexico, Olympia Park Munich, Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris, and La Gaîté Lyrique, among others. His animated films have been screened at the Sundance Film Festival, Onedotzero Festival, and Edinburgh International Film Festival, and his recent film "Okami" won at The Leeds International Film Festival. His clients include EA, MTV, USA Networks, Sony and Theory/UNIQLO.
                                                                                                  Block 3

                                                                                                  Meet the Keynote: Fireside chat with Diana Diriwaechter!

                                                                                                  11:00 AM - 11:40 AMStudio B
                                                                                                    Diana Diriwaechter
                                                                                                    Post-Secondary Director at Epic GamesEpic Games
                                                                                                    Diana is an artist, educator and CG specialist with over 25 years of industry experience. With a diverse skill set, Diana has worked in the animation landscape in a wide variety of domains including post-production, medical simulation and animated feature films. Diana worked at Blue Sky Studios for over 18 years, where her materials were recognized twice with VES nominations for her character work on Rio and Rio 2. She is also an educator, instructing students at NYU and SVA with a pedagogical focus on the intersection of CG and storytelling. She is currently the Post-Secondary Director at Epic Games, helping post-secondary institutions, educators and students across the globe adopt Unreal Engine pipelines as powerful yet accessible tools for creativity and innovation.
                                                                                                    Block 3

                                                                                                    Techspressionism & Artistic Approach

                                                                                                    11:00 AM - 11:40 AM214
                                                                                                      Colin Goldberg
                                                                                                      American ArtistTechspressionism
                                                                                                      Colin Goldberg is an American visual artist recognized for his role in the development of Techspressionism, a 21st-century artistic and social movement. The artist coined the term in 2011, and over the past four years, Techspressionism has grown into an international project comprised of artists working with technology from over 40 countries. As of 2024, the hashtag #techspressionism has been used in over 70K posts on Instagram. Goldberg's technology-fueled artworks have been featured in The New York Times, WIRED, and on PBS. Colin attended Southampton Public Schools and is currently based in North Bennington, Vermont.
                                                                                                      Block 3

                                                                                                      Photographic Composition - It's Purpose, Rules and Suggestions

                                                                                                      11:00 AM - 11:40 AM215
                                                                                                        Steven Kessler
                                                                                                        PhotographerPresident of the Nassau County Camera Club
                                                                                                        Steven is a retired Nassau BOCES school principal. He has been an avid photographer since buying his first SLR in1976 & building a darkroom. Steven’s main interests are macro, nature, architectural & creative photography. He was an adult education instructor through Farmingdale High School where he taught a basic digital photography class for several years. Currently, Steven is the President of the Nassau County Camera Club, judges for & presents workshops to many local camera club compositions, and is an administrator of a Facebook Black & hole photography page.
                                                                                                        11:50 AM
                                                                                                        Block 4

                                                                                                        FILM SCREENING GROUP 4

                                                                                                        11:50 AM - 12:30 PMPACFilmScreening
                                                                                                          Film Screening
                                                                                                          Film ScreeningFTC
                                                                                                          Block 4

                                                                                                          LUNCH GROUP 3

                                                                                                          11:50 AM - 12:30 PMUpbeat CafeLunch
                                                                                                            Lunch Group
                                                                                                            LunchGroup
                                                                                                            Block 4

                                                                                                            FTC Uncovered: Behind-the-Scenes College Tour

                                                                                                            11:50 AM - 12:30 PM601Tour
                                                                                                              FTC Admissions
                                                                                                              FTC AdmissionsFTC
                                                                                                              Block 4

                                                                                                              LIVE TV in Studio 400

                                                                                                              11:50 AM - 12:30 PM400
                                                                                                                Holli Haerr
                                                                                                                Mass Communication Chair / Freelance ReporterFive Towns College
                                                                                                                The Five Towns College Mass Comm Department helps train students in broadcasting, productions, audio, live event management, social media, sportscasting and journalism. We incorporate hands-on training in our TV and radio stations in classes that lead to a BS in Mass Comm and experience that helps our students in the careers of today and tomorrow. High school students who participate in this session will get a glimpse of what it's like to put on live broadcasts with the Mass Comm students of Five Towns.
                                                                                                                Block 4

                                                                                                                Code it Live: Hands-on JavaScript Creative Coding

                                                                                                                11:50 AM - 12:30 PM204
                                                                                                                  Nick Selvaggio
                                                                                                                  Software DeveloperSelf Employed
                                                                                                                  With over 20 years of experience in creating, developing, and managing technology solutions for various businesses Nick Selvaggio enjoys sharing his knowledge with those around him. He has developed various hands-on curricula to introduce creative/visual learners to the fundamentals of software development.
                                                                                                                  Block 4

                                                                                                                  Pro Photo Skills: Dive into Pro Photography with Live Models

                                                                                                                  11:50 AM - 12:30 PMFilm Studio APhotography
                                                                                                                    Harold Naideau
                                                                                                                    PhotographerNaideau Photography / Educator
                                                                                                                    Harold is an educator, artist, and author, as well as a published studio, product, and portraiture photographer. He has photographed David Bowie, Andy Warhol, Catherine Deneuve, Gina Davis, Robin Williams, KISS, the Mayors of New York, the NY Giants, and the NY Jets, as well as the citizens and inhabitants of the boroughs of New York. Harold’s product, fashion, beauty, and fine art photography has appeared in publications like Vogue, Marie Claire, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Artforum and Studio Photography.
                                                                                                                    Block 4

                                                                                                                    InstaSuccess: Crafting High-Impact Instagram Reels for Maximum Likes

                                                                                                                    11:50 AM - 12:30 PM202Podcasting
                                                                                                                      Starr Fuentes
                                                                                                                      Multimedia JournalistFreelance Journalist
                                                                                                                      Award-winning multimedia journalist with experience developing news reports, overseeing production operations, and driving marketing campaigns. Recognized for creating engaging digital content.
                                                                                                                      Block 4

                                                                                                                      Digital Puppetry: Bring Characters to Life with Rigging

                                                                                                                      11:50 AM - 12:30 PM319
                                                                                                                        Anthony J Prevete
                                                                                                                        Interactive Media ArtistFive Towns College
                                                                                                                        As a Professor and Alumnist of the Interactive Media Arts Division at Five Towns College, I am passionate about unlocking the creative potential within each student. Through my commitment to providing the necessary tools and encouragement, I strive to empower individuals to bring their unique talents to the forefront. With a dedication to fostering innovation and excellence, I aim to cultivate a dynamic learning environment where creativity thrives, preparing students to excel in the ever-evolving field of interactive media arts.
                                                                                                                        Block 4

                                                                                                                        Surround Sound Adventures: Dive into ATMOS Audio!

                                                                                                                        11:50 AM - 12:30 PMStudio A
                                                                                                                          John Machado
                                                                                                                          Audio EngineerFive Towns College
                                                                                                                          Professional audio engineer with 20 years' experience working in the world of audio recording technology. Engineer/producer on many projects that range from independent recordings to major and indie label recordings, and post production for movies, television, radio, and theatre. John MAchado is the director of the audio program at Five Towns College.
                                                                                                                          Block 4

                                                                                                                          Tunes in Movies: The Secrets of Music in Film

                                                                                                                          11:50 AM - 12:30 PM203FilmMusicFilmmaking
                                                                                                                            Masatora Goya
                                                                                                                            Media ComposerSelf Employed
                                                                                                                            Born in Malaysia and raised in Japan, Masatora spent his teenage years chasing a rugby ball and studying sociology. After relocating to the US to pursue his creative calling, he explores the musical landscape of drama, space, and emotion where hidden memories and indescribable feelings dwell. Noted as a “composer of cultural crossroads” by American Composers Forum, his unique eclecticism has attracted many musicians performing in nontraditional chamber ensembles and earned him American Prize. As a media composer he has worked for Guggenheim Museum, visual artists, and award-winning filmmakers in international film festivals
                                                                                                                            Block 4

                                                                                                                            Cash for Posts: Turning Social Media into Your Paycheck

                                                                                                                            11:50 AM - 12:30 PM201
                                                                                                                              Stephen Kass
                                                                                                                              Content Creator and Social Media / Digital Marketing ProfessorFive Towns College
                                                                                                                              Adjunct Professor teaching Social Media courses at Five Towns 2023-2024 Freelance Business Development - 2018-2023 Social Media and Digital Marketing, Content Creation, Brand Development, 3D Services, Patent and Trademark Assistance Executive Sales and Marketing Manager - Southern Wine and Spirits 2011 - 2017 District Sales and Product Training Manager - Southern Wine and Spirits, Premier W&S, Gallo W&S - 1988 - 2010 Small Business Gig-Entrepreneur - 5 personal businesses1989 - 2024 Marketing Analyst – Marketing Research - MKTG, Inc - 1988 MBA Marketing - SUNY Binghamton BS Business-Economics / Psychology - SUNY Oneonta
                                                                                                                              Block 4

                                                                                                                              Tech Wizardry: Exploring Cinematic Movements with Technocrane and Railcam

                                                                                                                              11:50 AM - 12:30 PMFilm Courtyard
                                                                                                                                Paul McKenna
                                                                                                                                Owner of EPS REMOTESEmpire Production Support
                                                                                                                                Paul began his career in the Film industry while still attending classes at FTC in 2003. He began working with Technocrane camera cranes at Panavision New York. In 2004 he joined IASTE Local 600 - International Camera Guild, while teching a crane for the film “War Of The Worlds”. He has made a career for himself as a technician on camera cranes and stabilized camera systems for a variety of feature films, episodic television shows, streaming shows, commercials and concerts. Paul also operates cameras on cranes all over the world for live events, and has done 3 Super Bowls and 3 World Cups, in which the latter he has won 2 Emmy Awards for his work on. Paul now owns his own rental company offering telescopic camera cranes, Stabilized Remote Heads, Jibs and Remote Camera platforms named Empire Production Support (EPSRemotes.com). There he rents gear and shares his 20yrs of expertise to the film industry here in New York, New Jersey and the whole Northeast. His current work includes scenes on tv shows “Ghost”, “Evil”, “Law & Order”, “SVU”, “Organized Crime”, “And Just Like That”, among many others. He has just returned from 6 weeks in Qatar for the Men’s World Cup, and 2 weeks in Arizona working on Super Bowl LVII.
                                                                                                                                Brian Sheid
                                                                                                                                Owner/Co-Founder RailCam Robotic SystemsRAILCAM Robotic Systems
                                                                                                                                Brian is the owner and co-founder of RAILCAM Robotic Systems, with 17 years of film experience primarily focused on live broadcast productions utilizing robotic camera movement. His impressive client list includes The Oscars, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Disney, the Super Bowl Halftime Show, and the Metropolitan Opera.
                                                                                                                                Andrew Moore
                                                                                                                                Robotic Camera TechRAILCAM Robotic Systems / Local 600 Member
                                                                                                                                Graduate of the Five Towns College film program, Class of 2021. Specialized in robotic cameras as a Local 600 Camera Assistant, collaborating with esteemed clients such as Tommy Hilfiger, Toyota, Peloton, ABC News, Taylor Swift, The Oscars, Disney, Meta, Google, Apple Music, and Netflix
                                                                                                                                Block 4

                                                                                                                                Strategic Mastery in Esports: Elevate Your Game

                                                                                                                                11:50 AM - 12:30 PM307
                                                                                                                                  Evan Leider
                                                                                                                                  Head Esports Coach for FTCFive Towns College
                                                                                                                                  I’m Coach Evan Leider, Head Esports Coach for Five Towns College. I'm from Long Beach, New York. I graduated from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York in 2018 with my Bachelor's of Science, Magna Cum Laude, in Computer & Management Information Systems with a Concentration in Game Development and Minors in Computer Science and Video Game Design. I Co-Authored the Textbook "Game Development with Construct 2" with Dr. Lee Stemkoski, published by Apress. I was the guest on Indie Game Academy Indie Game Lunch Hour Podcast 12/14/2022 episode, "Getting Excited About Gameplay Engineering" on Spotify and more streaming platforms.
                                                                                                                                  Block 4

                                                                                                                                  Meet the Keynote: Fireside chat with Diana Diriwaechter!

                                                                                                                                  11:50 AM - 12:30 PMStudio B
                                                                                                                                    Diana Diriwaechter
                                                                                                                                    Post-Secondary Director at Epic GamesEpic Games
                                                                                                                                    Diana is an artist, educator and CG specialist with over 25 years of industry experience. With a diverse skill set, Diana has worked in the animation landscape in a wide variety of domains including post-production, medical simulation and animated feature films. Diana worked at Blue Sky Studios for over 18 years, where her materials were recognized twice with VES nominations for her character work on Rio and Rio 2. She is also an educator, instructing students at NYU and SVA with a pedagogical focus on the intersection of CG and storytelling. She is currently the Post-Secondary Director at Epic Games, helping post-secondary institutions, educators and students across the globe adopt Unreal Engine pipelines as powerful yet accessible tools for creativity and innovation.
                                                                                                                                    Block 4

                                                                                                                                    Techspressionism: An Artistic Approach

                                                                                                                                    11:50 AM - 12:30 PM214
                                                                                                                                      Colin Goldberg
                                                                                                                                      American ArtistTechspressionism
                                                                                                                                      Colin Goldberg is an American visual artist recognized for his role in the development of Techspressionism, a 21st-century artistic and social movement. The artist coined the term in 2011, and over the past four years, Techspressionism has grown into an international project comprised of artists working with technology from over 40 countries. As of 2024, the hashtag #techspressionism has been used in over 70K posts on Instagram. Goldberg's technology-fueled artworks have been featured in The New York Times, WIRED, and on PBS. Colin attended Southampton Public Schools and is currently based in North Bennington, Vermont.
                                                                                                                                      Block 4

                                                                                                                                      Photographic Composition - It's Purpose, Rules and Suggestions

                                                                                                                                      11:50 AM - 12:30 PM215
                                                                                                                                        Steven Kessler
                                                                                                                                        PhotographerPresident of the Nassau County Camera Club
                                                                                                                                        Steven is a retired Nassau BOCES school principal. He has been an avid photographer since buying his first SLR in1976 & building a darkroom. Steven’s main interests are macro, nature, architectural & creative photography. He was an adult education instructor through Farmingdale High School where he taught a basic digital photography class for several years. Currently, Steven is the President of the Nassau County Camera Club, judges for & presents workshops to many local camera club compositions, and is an administrator of a Facebook Black & hole photography page.
                                                                                                                                        12:35 PM

                                                                                                                                        Awards Presentation

                                                                                                                                        12:35 PM - 01:05 PMPAC
                                                                                                                                          Awards Presentation
                                                                                                                                          AWARDSPresentation
                                                                                                                                          01:05 PM

                                                                                                                                          Departure

                                                                                                                                          01:05 PM - 01:35 PMMain Entrance, Bus Loop

                                                                                                                                          Promotional