Paul A. Distefano

Paul A. Distefano

Northeast Regional Sales Manager I Light USA Corp – DeSisti – Coemar USA

Paul Distefano is a 37-year veteran of the broadcast and professional video industry. A long-time supporter of JAG, Paul has worked with member organizations since his first position as the State Contract Sales Rep for VCA in 1984. Paul has held positions with various companies from resellers, system integrators, and manufacturers, and has continued to value and maintained his relationships with the members of JAG. Paul organized the first two multi-vendor expos for the Jersey Access Group while at Visual Sound, and these grew into what became the Eastern Video Expo. In 2004, he turned his attention to the lighting side of the industry and became a Vice President of Shadowstone, where he provided studio, conference room & council chambers lighting systems for several JAG member organizations. As Sales Manager for DeSisti Lighting of Rome Italy, he manages the northeastern USA territory. Paul graduated from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) with a degree in Communications, specializing in Radio/TV/Film. Paul has provided products and designed fully integrated lighting systems to the all the major networks, The White House, The Pentagon, Comcast Headquarters, Air Force 1, The US Open, The US Senate, and many more. He is especially proud of his efforts to help advance the Jersey Access Group.

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Banquet Room

Workshop: DAMN…… I need a little SOMETHING. How to light properly when you have almost NOTHING! Sponsored by DeSisti

Network crews have the luxury of working with state of the art equipment, and budgets to match. We all know that this is not the case of the typical PEG TV crew! In this workshop, veteran Lighting Director & Gaffer, Tony Santoro, will teach you how to create nice looking images with just one or two lights, and whatever you may have available at hand. You will be surprised to learn about some very commonplace objects that you can use to accomplish this. Tony will bring his “bag of tricks” with him (perhaps we’ll even find something to use in the room that day) to show you that with the bare minimum, and a bit of creativity, you can get the shot. And…. yes…. He has used everything in his bag of tricks on locations when either the crew did not bring the right, or enough, stuff!

Presenter: Tony Santoro, Lighting Director, Gaffer

Moderator: Paul A. Distefano, Northeast Regional Sales Manager, I Light USA Corp- DeSisti- Coemar USA