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.

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Less Gear and Better Production - Sponsored by DeSisti

Streamlining your workflow in the field by minimizing gear and optimizing production can significantly enhance efficiency and make your work more manageable. We will discuss ways to Prioritize Essential Equipment (cameras, audio and lighting kit), Multifunctional Tools - a smartphone with a high-quality camera can eliminate the need for a second camera in many situations. Invest time in learning the ins and outs of your equipment. This familiarity will enable you to work more efficiently and troubleshoot issues quickly. By implementing these strategies, you can create a more nimble and efficient production workflow in the field, allowing you to focus on capturing high-quality content without being weighed down by excess gear. Plus learn about the latest gear to make this all possible! Panelists: Ed Cologna, Cologna Productions; Paul DeStefano, Northeast Regional Sales Manager, DeSisti; Northeast Regional Sales Manager, DeSisti; Yervant Keshishian, Sales Engineer, Authorized Trainer & Technical Director, Varto Technologies; Moderator/Panelist: Don Smith, Station Manager, Cranford TV