United States


April 1, 2019

Booth C7225, Monday, April 8, 10:30-4:30; Tuesday, April 9, 10-4:30

Valhalla, N.Y. – Fujifilm/FUJINON is thrilled to announce the return and lineup of its popular NAB Show Speaker Series. The series, which features a mix of individual speakers and panels, will take place at booth C7225 (Central Hall) on Monday (10:30-4:30) and Tuesday (10:00-4:30) of the show. Sessions commence every two hours and last approximately thirty minutes.

Headlining the series is award-winning filmmaker, DP Philip Bloom, who has drawn massive crowds to his talks for the past two years. During Bloom’s session, “A New Era in Affordable Zoom Lenses,” he shares his experiences, takeaways, tips and tricks for navigating the world of cine lenses, focusing particularly on FUJINON’s affordable MK 18-55mm and 50-135mm cine zooms. Attendees can catch Bloom’s talk on Monday, April 8, where he’ll bookend the schedule at 10:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., and again Tuesday, April 9 at 12:00 p.m.

Monday’s lineup also features Motion Picture Still Photographer Melinda Sue Gordon, SMPSP, whose recent credits include Dunkirk, Battle of the Sexes, and Concussion, with her 12:00 p.m. session, “Set Still Photography, Documenting Performance & Process.” Following that will be a panel discussion, “A Clearer Vision, the House of Worship and the Arrival of 4K.” Moderated by Fujifilm/FUJINON’s resident church expert Bret Shisler, the conversation will feature panelists John Pipes, Director of Media, Joyce Meyer Ministries, as well as Bryan Bailey, Director of Media, and Bryan Williford, Content Creator, both of Prestonwood Baptist Church.

Tuesday will start with the 10:00 a.m. panel discussion, “The Future of Sports Imaging,” moderated by Sports Video Group’s Ken Kerschbaumer, featuring panelists Dan Turk, Chief Engineer, US Mobile Units, NEP and Marc Orgera, Vice President and General Manager, F&F Productions. At a time when live sports production professionals have more demands and options than ever when it comes to choosing the right camera and lens, the discussion will explore the need for top-quality glass brought on by new delivery formats; what characteristics top level sports production professionals are looking for in a lens; the importance of HDR, longer zoom functionality, sensitivity, and resolution; and whether one can compromise as home viewers become increasingly demanding.

Following Philip Bloom at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday will be cinematographer Tom Curran, who DPd the hit Netflix series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Curran’s 2:00 p.m. session “How to Spark Cinematic Joy in Tight Spaces on Tight Schedules for Netflix” will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the tools he used to successfully navigate filming a fast-moving (one-take), unscripted docu-series in extremely cramped spaces. Wrapping up the speaker series at 4:00 p.m. will be award-winning director, DP and author of The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook: Real-World Production Techniques, Barry Andersson with, “When and Why Is It Better to Shoot with a Real Cinema Zoom?”

The Fujifilm/FUJINON booth (C7225) will heavily showcase how 4K lenses deliver a better 1080P HDR signal compared to HD lenses. Several new lenses from Fujifilm’s Optical Devices Division—both broadcast and cinema—will make be seen for the first time at the show, as well. FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Electronic Imaging Division, will display its X Series and GFX lineup of mirrorless digital cameras. Its wide range of digital camera models offers the ability to record ultra-high-definition (UHD) 4K or Full HD 1080p video and high-quality audio to accommodate the needs of a wide range of content creators. Also on display will be the lightweight and easy-to-use X-T30, the award-winning X-T3, the X-H1—which includes in-body stabilization—and the GFX series of cameras and lenses. The X Series cameras will be shown with compatible products from the FUJINON MKX Family of Cinema Lenses, known for delivering high optical performance and comfortable operability for professional video shooting.

Snapshot of Speaker Series Schedule:


10:30 AM
Philip Bloom, Award-winning filmmaker/Director of Photography
“New Era in Affordable Zoom Lenses”

12:00 PM
Melinda Sue Gordon, SMPSP, Motion Picture Still Photographer
“Set Still Photography, Documenting Performance & Process”

2:00 PM
Church Media Panel Discussion
Moderator: Bret Shisler, Fujifilm/FUJINON
               John Pipes, Director of Media, Joyce Meyer Ministries
               Bryan Bailey, Director of Media, Prestonwood Baptist Church
               Bryan Williford, Content Creator, Prestonwood Baptist Church
“A Clearer Vision, the House of Worship and the Arrival of 4K”

4:00 PM
Philip Bloom, Award-winning filmmaker/Director of Photography
“New Era in Affordable Zoom Lenses”


10:00 AM
Sports Video Group Panel Discussion
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, Executive Director, SVG
Panelists: Dan Turk, Chief Engineer, US Mobile Units, NEP; Marc Orgera, VP/GM, F&F Productions
“The Future of Sports Imaging”

12:00 PM
Philip Bloom, Award-winning filmmaker/Director of Photography
“New Era in Affordable Zoom Lenses”

2:00 PM
Tom Curran, Cinematographer, Netflix's Tidying Up with Marie Kondo
“How to Spark Cinematic Joy in Tight Spaces on Tight Schedules for Netflix”

4:00 PM
Barry Andersson, Award-winning director/DP/Author of The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook: Real-World Production Techniques
“When and Why Is It Better to Shoot with a Real Cinema Zoom?”

All booth activities are free and open to show attendees. Interviews available upon request. Speaker photos available for download here.

About Fujifilm
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation consists of five operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division provides consumer and commercial photographic products and services, including:  photographic paper; digital printing equipment, along with service and support; personalized photo products; film; and one-time-use cameras; and also markets motion picture archival film and on-set color management solutions to the motion picture, broadcast and production industries. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the graphic printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides optical lenses for the broadcast, cinematography, closed circuit television, videography and industrial markets, and also markets binoculars. The Industrial and Corporate New Business Development Division delivers new products derived from Fujifilm technologies. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. sells and markets a range of Fujifilm products and services in Canada. For more information, please visit https://fujifilm.com/us/en/about/corportate-profile/fujifilm-north-america-corporation, go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter, or go to www.facebook.com/FujifilmNorthAmerica to Like Fujifilm on Facebook.  To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.

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Lee Groeger
3E Public Relations