Animoto to Sponsor Fusion of Video and Still Photo Panel at WPPI...

Animoto to Sponsor Fusion of Video and Still Photo Panel at WPPI NYC


New York, NY—Online video creation service Animoto is sponsoring the “Dive into Fusion!” panel taking place during WPPI NYC at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, October 26, 2011, at 1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Animoto ( is a web-based video slideshow creation service that enables professionals and consumers to make pro-quality videos from their photos and video clips.

The Animoto-sponsored panel will feature moderator Jason Hsiao, president of Animoto; professional photographers Jason Groupp and Vanessa Joy; and professional cinematographer Rob Adams. The panel focuses on “Fusion”—the blending of video clips with still photography.

“Today’s HD SLR cameras make it so easy to capture both still images and video. As a result, fusion is accessible to photographers for the first time, and it has become a rapidly growing force in the industry,” said Erik Bjornard, vice president, Marketing, Animoto. “This panel will dive into the basics of fusion and explore the future of fusion, with an eye toward empowering photographers to get maximum value from this powerful new medium.”

Throughout the two-hour panel discussion, experts will weigh in on the ways in which “fusion” will inevitably change the landscape of the photography industry. Tapping into leaders at the forefront of the movement, practical tips will be discussed on how to easily incorporate fusion into a photographer’s workflow and product offerings. They will also discuss how capturing video will resculpt the industry in the next few formative years.

Moderating the panel will be Animoto Productions’ president/cofounder and a former producer at MTV/Comedy Central, Jason Hsiao. Rounding out the panel will be NYC-based photographer Jason Groupp, who has successfully incorporated video into his wedding and commercial photography studio. He’ll discuss how incorporating video has improved his bottom line. New Jersey-based wedding photographer Vanessa Joy and her husband, award-winning wedding cinematographer Rob Adams, will add insightful tips on both the practical side of how to shoot compelling video, as well as what they see on the fusion horizon.

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WPPI NYC is the first WPPI Expo to take place on the East Coast. Colocating with PhotoPlus Expo in new exhibit space at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, WPPI NYC will host a full day of educational seminars for professional photographers on October 26, 2011. A two-day expo will follow on October 27-28, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day.

Attendees who register for WPPI NYC will also have access to the PhotoPlus Expo. The pre-registration rate to attend all WPPI NYC seminars, WPPI NYC Expo and PhotoPlus Expo is $99. On-site registration will be $150. In addition, all registered attendees of the PhotoPlus Expo will have full access to WPPI NYC.