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Rendell Room at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
300 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

Opera Philadelphia welcomes Emmy Award-winning engineer and technologist Mark Schubin to present The Fandom of the Opera: How the Audience for a Centuries-Old Art Form Helped Create the Modern Media World

Mr. Schubin, who currently serves as engineer-in-charge of the Metropolitan Opera’s Media Department, shares his insights on how opera, over the course of more than four centuries, created all modern media, including newscasts and sportscasts, while highlighting the contributions of the Philadelphia operatic community to the world of technology.

Available to Contributor level members ($100) and above. Light refreshments will be served. Reservations required. RSVP by November 29.

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Rendell Room at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Sun, Dec 2 2:00 p.m.
Mon, Dec 3 6:00 p.m.

Guest Lecturer Mark Schubin

Mark Schubin is a Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers Fellow. He has been working in television since 1967 and writing about it since 1972. He has shot for the Rolling Stones, lit Luciano Pavarotti, mixed Stevie Wonder, and hooked up the TV in Eric Clapton's bedroom.

He worked on Japan's first regularly scheduled HDTV broadcast, Kazakhstan's first news network, and Hong Kong's first cable-TV system. He has also worked on standards ranging from the VU meter to digitally compressed video transmission to the national TV system of Barbados. His clients include the Metropolitan Opera to Sesame Street, Court TV, The News Hour, MTV, the AFL-CIO, and the World Book Encyclopedia.

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