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    The Washington D.C. section of SMPTE includes society members from the Washington/Baltimore metropolitan area as well as members in the Tidewater, Virginia and other nearby regions.
    Section Officers include a chair, a secretary/ treasurer and six managers. There are also other volunteer positions such as Program, Membership and Publicity Chairs.
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    February meeting - SMPTE LMT (Language Metadata Table) and Metadata Basics

    February 24, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Mark your calendars! Register here.

    We are excited to host on February 24, 2021 at 7PM ET Yonah Levenson of WarnerMedia presenting on the LMT (Language Metadata Table) and the basics of metadata for media production, distribution, and archiving.
    Yonah is the chair of the Language Metadata Table committee, which is sponsored by MESA (the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance: www.mesaonline.org) and SMPTE. The LMT is a standardized set of 239 language codes that comply with IETF BCP 47, and has been accepted as the master source of language codes for the media and entertainment industry.   It has been adopted by standards organizations including SMPTE and content creators worldwide.
    Levenson’s presentation includes approaches on how to take advantage of existing, published metadata standards in designing and implementing media workflows, key to the effective implementation of the Language Metadata Table and media workflows in general.
    For the latest version of the LMT, please go to: https://www.mesaonline.org/language-metadata-table.

    Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpceqqqDMtGNat12O9Ha2Vv7V0doIcUQk2

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    About Yonah
    YLevenson_headshotYonah never anticipated that when she answered an ad in college to typeset for the student newspaper that it would launch her career in metadata, standards and markup. She has been instrumental in implementing change wherever she works. At WarnerMedia, she is the Manager of Metadata Strategy and Taxonomy Governance, and leads efforts to extend terminology consistency for the enterprise while adhering to industry standards. She received her Masters in Library and Information Science from Rutgers University.
    She is the co-director, co-founder as well as an instructor of Rutgers' online DAM certificate program which launched in Sept. 2019.
    Event produced by James Snyder.

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    Past Events

    February 24, 2021

    Washington February Event

    February meeting - SMPTE LMT (Language Metadata Table) and Metadata Basics
    October 29, 2020

    Media Forward Student Night Town Hall

    Via Zoom (participation is limited to the first 80 registrants). Registration is required – see below. Meet local media technology professionals and learn about the range of careers available and different technologies in the media and production segment Ask the experts about the latest technology developments, from HDR to online streaming. Discover the future of media. What technologies will drive future opportunities? Kickstart your career. What is it like to work in media technology?
    September 24, 2020

    SMPTE DC Town Hall

    Please join your friends for our next SMPTE DC Town Hall. Thursday, September 24, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada).
    January 17, 2019

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