Timothy J. Lorang is the Executive Partner for Image Media Consultants, a firm specializing in the convergence of image and digital media technology.
Tim is the sole owner of Tim Lorang Productions, a video production company, and the former Director of Membership and National Production Services for ResearchChannel, a consortium of universities and research institutions whose video programs were broadcast nationally via cable and satellite television and available on the internet for streaming and downloads. He managed the member relationships for ResearchChannel including recruitment, retention, content delivery and production standards. Over a ten period ResearchChannel set the standards for delivering academic content that was accessible over both broadcast and streaming media. Tim was instrumental in developing these standards and spreading the word through workshops and presentations for Internet-2;the WebWise Conference on Libraries and Museums in the Digital World; The Center for Talented Youth; the Distance Learning Conference; EDUCAUSE; DV Expo East; WCET (Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications); AHECTA (Association of Higher Education Campus Television Administrators) and at over a dozen college and university campuses.
During this time Tim worked with the pioneers of high bandwidth video streaming over the internet. He successfully managed the divergent working styles of video production crews and IT staff in a number of industry firsts including: the first live HD multi-camera over IP demonstration with 5-HD streams going Seattle to Sony’s HD production switcher at the 2000 NAB show; the first live presentation of HD streams over the internet simultaneously from Beijing and Rome to a live audience of 30,000 in Seattle, Washington; and three live performances at Internet-2 conferences incorporating live streaming media and on-stage performances before a live audience. (Read the article about the first live HD production from Beijing and Rome published in Delivery of Media in the Enterprise, published by Enliten Management Group, Inc.)
Tim was also the production manager for the University of Washington’s television production department and has a deep understanding of the production process, production work flow and managing a television production staff. As a member of the Communications Media Managers Association (CMMA) he received their highest level of accreditation in 2004.
Tim has also served as the Western Regional Director for CMMA, and has served on the board of the Association of Higher Education Campus Television Administrators (AHECTA); the board of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences in Seattle (NATA-Seattle); the board of the Northwest Chapter of the International Television Association (ITVA); and served on the Programming Committee Board for Internet-2. In addition he was a key member in managing the EDUCAUSE/Internet-2 Computer Security Awareness Student Video Contest for 2007.
Tim has managed to stay active in national broadcast television and has written, edited and produced programs for Rick Steves’ Travels in Europe, Smart Travels with Rudy Maxa and Richard Bangs’ Adventures with Purpose. You can see samples of his work at timlorang.com. He has won numerous awards for television production including two Silver Telly’s, the Videographer Award of Excellence, the American Corporate Video Gold Award and the Communicator Crystal Award of Excellence. This past year he won the Society of American Travel Writers’ Gold Award for Travel Broadcast writing for Richard Bangs’ Adventures With Purpose/Norway: Quest for the Viking Spirit.
For a quick over view of Tim's video career take a look at this short video.