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Production Elements Presentation - November 15, 2006

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Julie Mullen Introducing Elizabeth & Jimmy Miklavcic Photograph: TJ Rogers

On Wednesday, November 15, 2006 Elizabeth and Jimmy Miklavcic gave a presentationProduction Elements - Awareness of the On-Line Self during the Collaborative Performing Arts session for the Supercomputing Global Showcase at the Tampa, Florida Convention Center. This presentation examined ways to improve the video and audio sent by users of the Access Grid.

Premise: As more meetings move into this visual realm, the camera puts users under a so-called magnifying glass. To make video conference meetings effective, improving the quality of the video and audio must come to the forefront.

Elizabeth focused on the video component, she examined the formatting or point-of-view of camera placement, the improvement of desktop lighting, and background simplification. Examples applying these principles for meetings and performances were shown. Jimmy covered audio components, he examined microphone set up and the newest microphones available for the best audio result. Performance topics such as echo canceling were discussed. He focused on a variety of audio problems including audio etiquette during a video conferencing meeting.

More images of this presentation are available at the 2006 Projects section of the website.