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The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus at the 2012 NAB Show!

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Avid, Sony and Neutrik bring the state-of-the-art mobile recording studio and broadcast production facility to NAB 2012!

Exclusive live stream event with award winning filmmaker Morgan Spurlock on April 17th

Opportunity for Broadcasters to win their community a visit from the Bus

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus will be pulling up to the 2012 NAB Show in Las Vegas from April 15th – 19th, 2012. Over five days, the Lennon Bus will team up with sponsors Avid, Sony, Neutrik, NewTek, Todocast, Litepanels and Audio-Technica to give public tours, conduct interviews with notable attendees and host recording sessions with a lucky group of University of Las Vegas students assisting with production elements. The Bus will be located outside Central 5 Entrance, LVCC, and open for tours Monday and Wednesday from 9am to 6pm. Thursday from 9am to 2pm.

On April 17th at 5pm PST the Lennon Bus will premiere its new live stream show, @lennonbus with award winning filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me). The stream can be found at http://www.lennonbus.org/live or it can be watched using the Official Mobile Roadie Lennon Bus App. Click here to download the app. The NewTek TriCaster 850 Extreme with the TriCaster 850 CS will provide live switching of 8 HD video sources, discreet recording of each source in addition to program output, live keying, and compression for real-time web streaming. TodoCast has partnered with the Lennon Bus to provide a roof-mounted satellite dish and high quality connectivity throughout the year. HD video cameras, the versatile XDCAM EX series as well as the robotically-controlled BRC-H700 interior units, and high-precision HD broadcast monitors continue to be provided by Sony and will be coupled with Audio-Technica microphones and Lite panels to ensure not only high quality video, but audio as well.

The Bus will also offer the opportunity for a broadcaster to win their community a visit from the state-of-the-art recording studio and HD production facility on wheels. Additionally, NAB attendees can enter to win a copy of Avid’s Media Composer. Visit http://www.lennonbus.org/nab or board the Lennon Bus at NAB to enter!

Now in its 15th year of touring, the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus brings top of the line audio, video and broadcast technology to students across the country. The Bus is made up of two unique studios - The front studio of the Bus is a cutting-edge audio and video production room and the rear studio offers pro-level recording and mixing at the highest possible resolution, as well as an iso booth for acoustic recordings, and a Chromatte (green screen) booth. Featuring the full line of Avid audio and video solutions, the studios, powered by Apple computers, utilize Gibson and Epiphone guitars, M-Audio keyboards, Roland V-Drums, Neutrik connectors, and the latest Sony HD professional cameras.  Also on board is an Avid P.A. system enabling performances on the side of the Bus and new technology to enable live streaming. In addition to reaching over 225,000 students per year, the Bus has recorded top performing artists included the Black Eyed Peas, Justin Timberlake, and Natasha Bedingfield.


About the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus (http://www.lennonbus.org)
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a non-profit state-of-the-art mobile Pro Audio and HD video recording facility that provides hands-on experiences for students of all ages. In its 15th year of touring, the venture is proud of its fully professional bus and its studios, which boast the latest audio and video technology, gear and products. The concept began as an offshoot of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, which is dedicated to providing opportunities for both professional and amateur songwriters around the world. The Bus travels across the U.S. and Canada year-round, providing free tours and workshops at schools, retailers, festivals, on tours with headlining artists, and at major industry conferences.

The Bus, a 501(c)(3) venture, is made possible through the generosity of sponsors including Apple, Avid, Montblanc, NAMM, Gibson, Epiphone, Neutrik, Sony, Neutrik, SAE Institute, Audio-Technica, Sonicbids, Roland, Boss, Ampeg, Mackie, Musician’s Friend, New Bay Media, Sonicbids, Litepanels, Reflecmedia, Disc Makers, Mobile Roadie, Digital Media Academy, NewTek, TodoCast, Apogee, Manfrotto Distribution, iZotope, Glyph Technologies, Harris Corporation, Applied Acoustics Systems, Antares, McDSP, IK Multimedia,  Mad Mimi, Native Instruments, Slingerland Drums, Noise Industries, and Adobe.

Avid and Eleven are registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc.

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is made possible by an agreement with Yoko Ono Lennon.

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“This is precisely the kind of project John Lennon would have loved.”

- Yoko Ono Lennon

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Video aboard the Bus

The increasing accessibility of digital technology has led to an amazing expansion of opportunity in the art of digital storytelling. The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus has been at the forefront of this new media explosion, having produced daily video projects with students since January of 2001. The Lennon Bus puts state-of-the-art digital video equipment into the hands of workshop participants and teaches the entire digital workflow from storyboarding to web publication and DVD burning. Students leave the experience having shot, chopped, scored, and (most importantly) finished an entire digital video production. Using the latest cameras and professional hardware/software solutions including Avid Media Composer and Pro Tools, participants are exposed to the exciting world of digital videography and learn hot techniques of the trade. The accessibility of professional-quality technology is making it possible for millions of new voices to be heard and the John Lennon Bus is putting these tools into the hands of tomorrow's great digital producers. Subscribe to our Youtube channel so you never miss any of the amazing videos produced on the Lennon Bus.