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Expo Breakout Schedule

The Chatroom

Grab a beverage or snack at the bar and head to the Chatroom in our Loft where you can connect with other media pros and enthusiasts. Throughout the day, industry professionals will be engaging in moderated conversations about topics ranging from film in Idaho to new technologies in storytelling. If it is related to media, we want to talk about it. Between chats, network and learn more tricks of the trade in this casual space with attached patio.

Play Studio Tech Demos

For a more hands-on experience of media tools check out the demos going on in the Play Studio. From Color Theory and Lighting to Coding for animation, there's a topic for all media enthusiasts. 

The Chatroom Schedule


Rebecca Evans

Color of Story

F.A.M.E. will share concepts in shaping a colorful story, from script to screen, including ideas of storyboards and storymaps with the technological advancement and significance of color and lighting on the set and in the edit bay. Our approach to storytelling is innovative, captivating and technically-streamlined to meet the demands of deadlines and cinema-quality production.


Brandon Freeman

The Filmmaker Forum

A "town hall" type meeting where film professionals and hobbyists alike are invited to brainstorm on how to develop the film community and industry in Idaho. Tough questions. Real answers. And lots of connecting and networking opportunities. This time, we're going to create a discussion on what "distribution" in this day and age really means, how to get it, and what success looks like for the independent filmmaker. Come ready to listen and contribute to the discussion!



How do you tell an effective story for your business using visual media? How do you make sure your audience pays attention and “gets” your message? How do you turn your message into video magic? Go behind the scenes to learn storytelling philosophies, creative methods and visual strategies from the video team at NXNW. Spark your creative ideas by learning the practical magic behind video storytelling.


Idaho Virtual Reality Council

Ryan Deluca

Keynote Address

Ryan Deluca, Co-Founder and CEO of Blackbox VR and Chairman of the Idaho Virtual Reality Council, will deliver a keynote presentation that offers insight into the VR revolution that’s sweeping the tech world and discuss how our community is uniquely positioned to benefit from the projected growth of this market.


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Megan Stoll

Maximize your Social

No Budget, No Problem: How to Get the Most out of a Small Social Media Budget (small tricks and tips to get the most eyes on your carefully curated copy + images)

The Play Studio Schedule


Phil Morrow

GreenScreen Photography

Explore the proper lighting for green screen photography and the techniques used in photoshop to composite various backdrops.


Aldis Garsvo

Color Theory

Explore the power of color with Davinci Resolve. Check out this industry leading color grading software used in major motion pictures along with a brief introduction of color theory for film.


A.J. Duthie


From equipment and software to where and how to publishing your episode, we will run through the very basics of podcasting!


David Ultis

Coding for interactive and animated everything

Explore concepts on interfacing hardware for the purpose of and media design and production. By utilizing the latest developments in open hardware, robotics, and new technical applications in support of the  role of the artist, certain concepts have the potential to elevate the capabilities and tools of the producer with dynamic and enriched output.