Pixel Corps, TWiT.tv and Podango Productions Team Up to Present Gear Media Tech

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Three-day seminar on producing audio and video media for Web and mobile devices.

A lot of us have pockets of experience

Pixel Corps, TWiT.tv and Podango Productions today announced Gear Media Tech (GMT), a three-day seminar dedicated to showing online producers the real nuts and bolts behind media production, including audio and video for the Web and mobile devices. Lead by industry veterans Leo Laporte (This Week in Technology, Tech TV), Scott Borne (Podango Productions, NetRadio) and Alex Lindsay (Pixel Corps, MacBreak), GMT is scheduled to take place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 28-30, 2007 at the Zeum Theater in San Francisco.

Over the course of three days, the GMT seminar will cover nearly every aspect of media production, from design to upload, and will provide attendees with real-world production tips and insight at all levels that will make a difference in everyday production.

"It's really a boot camp for those interested in producing media for the Web, phone or other mobile devices," explains Pixel Corps founder Alex Lindsay. "We've learned a few tricks about producing content over the years; hopefully we can save people a little time and pain as they get started."

The Pixel Corps has been producing online shows for over the past five years and are currently producing over 10 shows including Macbreak, Macbreak Weekly, This Week in Media, The VFX Show and Inside the Black Box.

"A lot of us have pockets of experience," says Scott Bourne, founder of NetRadio and currently director of production for Podango Productions. "The goal of this seminar is to fill in the gaps for producers and production artists so that they can take advantage of the opportunities that are opening up right now."

"We're all still learning and the industry is still finding itself," explains industry guru Leo Laporte, "Gear Media Tech is about providing what we've learned up to this point as a basis for others to hit the ground running."

Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay and Scott Bourne all have histories as radio on-air personalities. Laporte is currently a TV host of TechTV/G4 Canada's "Call for Help" and is the ‘Head TWiT’ for This Week in Technology, one of the largest netcasts on the Web. Lindsay worked first in radio, then in TV, and finally as a computer artist for "Star Wars: Episode 1" before founding dvGarage and the Pixel Corps. Bourne founded NetRadio in the mid-1990s which grew to a USD $100 Market Cap and is considered a pre-cursor to the technology revolution we see today.

GMT is sponsored by Podango Productions and BSW USA.

Pricing and Availability

Gear Media Tech is scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 28-30, 2007 at the Zeum Theater in San Francisco (Moscone Center). The three-day seminar is priced at USD $299. For more information or to sign up for the seminar, please visit: http://pixelcorps.com/gmt_conference_2007.html.

About The Pixel Corps

Joining together professional digital artists and enthusiasts alike, Pixel Corps is a worldwide guild offering extensive training, access to the industry’s most advanced applications, professional-quality field assignments and community participation unlike anything else available. Through the Pixel Corps, members have the opportunity to participate in a variety of projects ranging from Podcast and feature film production to advancing their skills through specially designed challenges and seminars. Founded in 2002 by industry veteran, Alex Lindsay, Pixel Corps has grown to more than 1,500 members in over 36 countries.

Pixel Corps also produces a handful of top industry Podcasts which have been recognized by Macworld Magazine and the Podcast Awards, and continuously reach ‘top ranking’ from Apple iTunes. The Podcasts produced by Pixel Corps include MacBreak, MacBreak Weekly, This Week in Media (TWiM), Inside the Black Box, and The VFX Show. For more information, visit http://www.pixelcorps.com.

About TWiT.tv

This Week in Technology (TWiT), formerly known as Revenge of the Screen Savers, is a weekly Podcast that offers roundtable discussions and debates on the latest trends in high-technology news and reviews. Hosted by industry gurus Leo Laporte, Patrick Norton, John C. Dvorak, and other tech luminaries, TWiT is a winner of the “2005 People’s Choice Podcast Award” for Best Overall Podcast and Best Technology Postcast, and has been ranked #1 on Podcast Alley, Yahoo Podcasts and Apple iTunes Podcast Directory. TWiT also ranked #9 on Time Magazine’s list of Top 25 Podcasts of 2006. For more information about TWiT, please visit: http://www.twit.tv.

About Podango Productions

Podango™ was started in early 2006 and is a Web 2.0 company that enables rich community conversations by integrating the “live conversations” of blogging and community forums with the rich communication value of audio and video Podcasts to create a complete online and offine experience.

The company provides a complete platform that allows the creation of Podcast stations, independently owned and run by Station Directors who act as guides, to bring together the best podcasts in their focused area of interest and interact and converse with their subscribers. Each station distributes multiple Podcasts and includes community interaction tools to enable an enhanced community conversation. In addition, the listener can tailor the information they subscribe to, via a custom RSS feed, to participate in the information most relevant to them.

Podango is privately held and funded and located in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Pixel Corps is a trademark of Pixel Corps Inc.

Other product and company names herein are trademarks of their respective owners.

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