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“This is Us” & “Hacks” Editor Susan Vaill, ACE, Joins Manhattan Edit Workshop as Their Next Artist in Residence

MEWShop’s Six Week Intensive Art of Editing Workshop Starts Online May 2nd

Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge, online digital-training destination for post-production specialists and content creators is proud to announce the upcoming Artist in Residence for the May 2nd class will be Emmy-nominated Editor Susan Vaill, ACE.**

Susan Vaill, ACE, is an editor of both comedy and drama series, including “Hacks,” “This Is Us,” “Space Force,” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” Susan’s love of music-driven storytelling has led her to be described as ‘a legendary music supervisor masquerading as an award-winning editor.’ In 2022 Susan won the ACE Eddie award for Television Comedy Editing for the “Hacks” episode, “1.69 Million, as well as a 2021 Emmy nomination for editing the “Hacks” episode “Primm,” and an HPA Award for editing the “Hacks” episode “Falling.”

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Susan first entered the film industry in an ‘80s Doublemint gum commercial and the Hal Ashby film “Bound For Glory.” She studied film theory and art history at Williams College and got an MFA in film production at USC. After assistant-editing on documentaries and feature films like “The Last Samurai,” Susan edited over 70 episodes of “Grey’s Anatomy” which won the Golden Globe for Best Drama Series in 2008. Her very first episode “Into You Like A Train” was nominated for the DGA Award in Drama. Susan also directed three episodes of the series, one of which featured an Emmy-winning performance by guest actress Loretta Devine.

After a decade at Grey’s Anatomy, Susan turned to comedy, editing the HBOMAX series “Hacks” led by Jean Smart, “Space Force” led by Steve Carrell, “Grandfathered” led by John Stamos, and “Me, Myself & I” led by Bobby Moynihan and John Larroquette. She returned to drama to edit the upcoming HBO limited series “The Time-Traveler’s Wife,” the award-winning NBC drama “This Is Us,” and the critically acclaimed AMC dramedy “Lodge 49.” Her “Lodge 49” episodes “Circles” and “Le Reve Impossible” earned spots on The New York Times’ and Entertainment Weekly’s year-end lists of Best Episodes of Television of 2019.

Susan has edited six television pilots and helped launch eight shows in their first season. In 2018, Susan was elected to the society of American Cinema Editors, and in 2019 she spearheaded ‘Bumped Up: the Leadership Workshop for New Editors’, a recurring event co-sponsored by ACE and the Editors Guild. You can also find Susan on the golf course, at a sewing machine, or at karaoke singing “I’m On A Boat” by The Lonely Island.

The next installment of MEWShop’s Six Week Intensive Workshop will be taught LIVE online beginning on May 2, 2022 and will be held Monday through Friday from 10 AM EST to 6 PM EST. For more information on the Online Six Week Intensive Workshop or to register, please visit https://www.mewshop.com/six-week-intensive-online. “We are pleased to announce Editor Susan Vaill, ACE as our next Artist in Residence,” says MEWShop Director of Education Janet Dalton. “Her decade of work on the legendary show “Grey’s Anatomy” and subsequent editing on such a long list of hit shows will be an amazing experience for this upcoming Six Week class!” MEWShop’s early bird pricing ends April 21st.

About Manhattan Edit Workshop’s LIVE Online Six Week Intensive Workshop: The post-production industry is highly competitive, and knowing the industry standards – Premiere Pro, After Effects and Avid Media Composer – is critical for success. MEWShop offers all of this in one comprehensive six-week course, the training that aspiring post-production professionals need in each of these editing applications, taught by certified instructors.

Beyond the creative and technical aspects of editing, a portion of the Six Week Intensive Workshop is focused on the best strategies to secure a job once the class ends. Students will draft cover letters and resumes, which will be refined over the span of the class, and also discuss with instructors about interview strategies and job applications, as well as how to appropriately set rates and find the right work for each graduate’s unique interests.

Their LIVE online workshop will run Monday – Friday from 10am EST – 6pm EST with an hour lunch. All media and projects will be provided online with screenings and discussions occurring on either Zoom or Google Hangout. Students will need to obtain an Avid license from Avid or have or obtain an Adobe Premiere Pro license for the duration of the class. These can be purchased separately, or Manhattan Edit Workshop can direct students to free or temporary options. Please make sure that your home computer specs are up to standard to handle these applications prior to taking the workshop. Manhattan Edit Workshop administration will do a trial run the week before the class begins with each student to verify that everything is working.

 

Online Class Highlights:

All lessons and discussions will be live and not recorded versions.
Free access to each application for the scope of the course.
The same amount of one-on-one time and attention that students receive for our in-person workshop.
Remote Adobe Premiere Pro & After Effects training (weeks 1 & 2).
Remote Avid Media Composer training (weeks 3 & 4).
Remote Screenings and discussions (weeks 1 – 4).
Remote Artist in Residence experience with an accomplished editor (scheduled during week 5 & week 6).
Remote instruction on resume and cover letters (weeks 5 & 6).
Remote editing and one-on-one review of editing Manhattan Edit Workshop provided projects for student’s reels.
Ability to come back for weeks 5 & 6 during a future Six Week Intensive to work on projects and receive additional one-on-one time with our instructors.
Ability to submit and apply to our Intern Referral program.
Ability to take both Avid Certification tests remotely.

**Artists in Residence are schedule permitting.

 

OWC Introduces Flex 1U4 4-Bay Thunderbolt Rackmount Storage and Docking Solution

OWC®,the premier zero-emissions Mac and PC technology company,and a respected provider of Memory, External Drives, SSDs, Mac & PC Docking Solutions, Network Attached Storage, and Performance Upgrade Kits, announces the OWC Flex 1U4 4-Bay Thunderbolt rackmount storage and docking Solution. The OWC Flex 1U4 is a highly flexible professional-grade 4-bay Thunderbolt storage and docking solution for gaining powerful new rackmount workflow possibilities. Use a mix of 2.5 or 3.5-inch SATA/SAS and U.2/M.2 NVMe drives in the hot swappable drive bays. Connect gear and charge mobile devices with Thunderbolt and USB ports. Add an audio/video capture, 10Gb Ethernet networking, SSD storage, hardware RAID card, or I/O card to the PCIe slot.

Since the launch of the OWC ThunderBay desktop storage line in 2014, computer users across the planet have continued to fall in love with it. They embrace its massively powerful RAID capacity and intense performance fueled by time-tested OWC reliability. Its appeal skyrocketed when it was infused with industry-first FLEXibility to create ThunderBay Flex 8.

Now businesses, institutions, studios, and creatives can go beyond the desktop with the OWC Flex 1U4. This innovative 4-bay rackmount solution is ready to fuel your endeavors with the best combination of storage capacity, Thunderbolt transfer performance, drive flexibility, and device expandability. With FLEX in its name, you can count on the OWC Flex 1U4 to be your rackmount workflow game-changer.

 

OWC Flex 1U4 Highlights

• Drive diversity: Use SATA/SAS2 and U.2/M.23 NVMe drives for up to 128TB1 of capacity and real-world Thunderbolt speeds up to 2750MB/s
• Drive flexibility: swap drives quickly and easily if/when needed
• Future ready: use U.2 SSDs – an emerging storage standard – in all four bays
• Get Maximum: utilize U.2 NVMe SSDs as well as the OWC ecosystem of U.2 drives and adapters for incredible speed and flash density per bay
• Powerfully easy RAID: create, manage, and monitor advanced RAID sets with OWC SoftRAID
• Use it all: connect keyboards, mixers, cameras, displays, and mobile devices such as tablets with (2) USB-C 10Gb/s and (3) USB-A 10Gb/s ports
• See more: connect up to an 8K display to the DisplayPort 1.4 port4
• Charge: keep your notebook powered with 85W via the upstream Thunderbolt port5
• Do more: add an audio/video capture, 10Gb Ethernet networking, SSD storage, hardware RAID, or I/O card to the PCIe slot.
• Configurable: daisy chain up to five devices or add an additional display with the second Thunderbolt (USB-C) port
• Worry-free: Up to 5 Year OWC Limited Warranty

Pricing & Availability

The OWC Flex 1U4 is available now on Macsales.com with solutions starting at $1,899.00. 

Click here for more information.

Now Streaming: DCS Exploration of Large Sensor Cinematography

This is the full version of the Digital Cinema Society‘s format agnostic exploration of Large Sensor Cinematography. We look at the benefits, aesthetic and technical differences, as well as the challenges of shooting larger format sensors as compared to S35. It features interviews with renowned Cinematographers and industry experts along with behind-the-scenes coverage and sample footage. Listed in order of appearance are: 

Julio Macat, ASC — Tobias Schliessler, ASC — Director Nigel Dick — Nancy Schreiber, ASC — ARRI’s Art Adams — Megan Donnelly from AbelCine — Zeiss’ Snehal Patel — Matthew Duclos of Duclos Lenses — Panavision’s Aaron Kroger — DIT Lewis Rothenberg — Steve Yedlin, ASC — Cinematographer Todd Bell 

This program is dedicated to the memory of Douglas Trumbull, the Godfather of Large Format Cinematography.

https://vimeo.com/689060503/ae54945716

March 2022 AVC Meetup | Audition and Premiere Pro: REMIX it!

Learn how to work faster and level up your content with powerful audio tools for video editors in Adobe Premiere Pro and Audition. In this Meet-up we will explore how the new Remix feature set (Jan 2022) — to remix or stretch a short audio clip to match the duration of your video — can unlock creativity and efficiency. LIVE on March 30, 2022.

Agenda
INTRO: This month’s meet-up is all about audio and remix and is hosted by Durin Gleaves, Adobe Product Manager. 
PRODUCT DEMO: See the latest enhancements with a product demo.
MEET THE TEAMS: Host Durin Gleaves is joined by Satish Ramakrishnan, Senior Quality Engineer and Adobe Senior Designer—Premiere Pro Audio, Adolfo Hernandez for a discussion on the new remix feature added in January 2022 and the power of the user beta in shaping the customer experience.
CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT: Actor and Filmmaker Jim Cummings shares his workflow and a project he is proud to highlight. 
Q&A: All of the guests go deeper on gear, workflows, and lots more. 

This virtual event is part of a monthly series — Adobe Video Community Meet-ups — and will go live on Wednesday, March 30th at 12pm PT (UTC-8). AVC Meet-ups feature product demos, conversations, and Q&A with Adobe product teams, and spotlights on exciting customer projects and creative workflows. Each event is streamed to Adobe Video YouTube, and Facebook, channels on the last Wednesday of each month.  Find all the AVC Meet-ups here: Adobe Video Community Meet-ups Play List

Please help spread the word to your friends, colleagues, and community. They can’t wait to connect there and then! 

What is Adobe Video Community? Anyone using Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Media Encoder, Character Animator, Photoshop, Animate… and more to create video content of all stripes.

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Adobe® Video & Motion tools provide comprehensive video editing, motion design, VFX, sound, & animation for beginners to professionals. All tools are available through Creative Cloud membership here: http://adobe.ly/10uRQ5h

 

Realtime Environment Systems Envisions Visual Spectacles that Delight with AJA KONA Cards

Commanding an audience’s attention is challenging in public settings, yet museums, art galleries, and event venues are breaking through the noise with technology-driven visual spectacles. Immersive art exhibits, as an example, have taken the world by storm in the last year, as droves of people have signed up to see the works of legendary artists come to life via video projection. These breathtaking installations, however, require creativity, forethought, and an arsenal of technology on the backend, which the experts at Realtime Environment Systems (RES) specialize in. Based out of London, the creative and technology services company delivers stunning video and projection mapping for museum, concert, and live event projects, for which it regularly depends on AJA KONA video I/O cards for 4K and 8K playout.

RES’ project portfolio is diverse, with its work currently on display at the National Museum of Qatar, and its creative stamp on previous spectacles for the 2020 Japan Games torch relay, Coldplay World Tour and Eric Prydz HOLOSPHERE show, among other events. In translating client visions to realities, RES Founders Dave Green, Trey Harrison, and Mark Calvert found themselves using a similar set of tools for video playback, and saw an opportunity to commercialize their work. Out of this realization, they launched HIVE in March 2022. The new technology company develops cost-efficient, portable media control solutions for driving projection and LED displays in AV environments.

To date, HIVE offers four different media players, including PLAYER_3 and PLAYER_4, which support 4K and 8K playback and include an AJA KONA 4 card and an AJA KONA 5 card respectively. Commenting on the design, Founder and Technical Lead Dave Green shared, “I’ve been using KONA cards for more than a decade now because they provide consistent high quality video playback, even for the most complex installations. Integrating them into our new media player boxes just made sense. Both KONA 4 and KONA 5 offer remarkable performance for 4K and 8K playback at an affordable price point, which will be crucial as the AV industry continues to move more toward 4K and 8K content, especially for large scale installations, in which higher resolutions deliver that WOW factor.”

In addition to supporting 4K and 8K video via built-in KONA 4 and KONA 5 cards, HIVE’s PLAYER_3 and PLAYER_4 products also include an NVIDIA GPU. Systems integrators and venue teams simply connect the media player box to their display technology, and log into HIVE’s web-based application. An intuitive interface then allows users to upload video files for playout directly from a phone, tablet, or computer, and set up and/or edit the playlist or timecode cue list directly from the app. Green concluded, “As the visual bar for video installations continues to grow, keeping media control workflows and costs in check has become in many ways unmanageable, which is where HIVE is providing respite. Our media players eliminate the need for massive racks of expensive, complex hardware setups, and AJA KONA is a key enabler, packing a big punch with a small footprint.”

Checco Varese ASC Uses ZEISS Lenses to help
get his Cinematic Reality Look on Dopesick

Bringing a harrowing real-life story to the screen demands the lightest possible touch of Hollywood’s usual hyperreality. Hulu’s Dopesick, based on Beth Macy’s book, tackles the background to America’s opioid addiction crisis, and must walk that fine line between informing and entertaining its audience. Cinematographer Checco Varese, ASC, used ZEISS Supreme Prime, Cinema Zoom and Supreme Prime Radiance lenses with the large-format Sony Venice in its 6K large format mode to bring a careful balance of style and substance to all eight episodes.

Bringing a harrowing real-life story to the screen demands the lightest possible touch of Hollywood’s usual hyperreality. Hulu’s Dopesick, based on Beth Macy’s book, tackles the background to America’s opioid addiction crisis, and must walk that fine line between informing and entertaining its audience. Cinematographer Checco Varese, ASC, used ZEISS Supreme Prime, Cinema Zoom and Supreme Prime Radiance lenses with the large-format Sony Venice in its 6K large format mode to bring a careful balance of style and substance to all eight episodes.

Checco Varese, ASC shooting Dopesick with David 'D-Ray" Romero

That balance is reflected in Varese’s own history, which includes not only crowd-pleasing features such as It: Chapter Two but also the grimmer circumstances of the real world. “I was a war correspondent for fourteen years,” he begins, “so, every time I see the world, I ask myself the same questions. Why is this character doing this, and without judging, how do I explain why? In this case it was even more critical because we had to be accurate.”

At the same time, Varese goes on, Dopesick is “not a documentary, not a newscast. It needed to be away from the realism of a documentary, but it’s about real people and it needed to be done in a very realistic way, without gimmicks that would take the audience out of it. That’s why the choice of lenses was so important. What the Supreme Primes do is to transmit reality – through the glass, to the sensor, then to the television. There are other lenses, lenses that are vintage, that add distortion… we tested several other lenses and I thought the Supremes would give the show a unique pristine, non-affected look.”

Checco Varese, ASC

Alongside showrunner Danny Strong and Barry Levinson, who directed several episodes, Varese designed his approach around three groups of characters in “three circles. There’s the world of the victims which is one, the second circle is the civil servants, the prosecutors, the DEA and the lawyers who are finding out what’s happening, and there’s the third circle of the pharmaceutical people. Those circles intersect, with OxyContin in the middle.”

Select scenes in that first circle, featuring mineworkers risking addiction to painkillers, used Supreme Prime Radiance lenses to represent the effects of addiction. “They have a particular blue-green sort of cold flare,” Varese says. “Dopesick is about the opioid epidemic and there are some characters that become heavily affected by OxyContin, and I felt that night exteriors benefitted from Radiance. They have these blue-green highlights that are very organic to the scene. Instead of being careful about flares, you embrace them. You’re pointing the lens at sources of light… you lower the camera, so you see the streetlights, or you see the headlights of a car.”

Checco Varese, ASC on set of Dopesick with Steadicam Operator: Joseph Arena, SOC

In the more controlled world of legal and enforcement people, Varese imagined “a world like the Michael Mann movie The Insider, which has these extreme close-ups with out of focus in the background, that Dante [Spinotti] did.” Here, Varese refers to a conversation with digital imaging technician Daniele Colombera, whose thoughts influenced Varese’s choice of large format. “He said ‘the large format will give you the shallow depth of field, with the out of focus background, that will allow you to concentrate on the drama of this particular person, as opposed to getting lost in the environment.’ I said, ‘Great’.”

Varese defines his third circle, depicting the wealthy decisionmakers behind the pharmaceutical company, as being influenced by Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut. “It’s the wrong subject matter,” he says, “but it suggests this golden, rich undertone of the pharma companies.” Here, Varese leveraged the shallow depth of field to create “a disconnection from reality, with twinkling lights and the rich people.”

The 94 days of principal photography relied mainly on ZEISS Supreme Primes and all three Cinema Zooms, including the 15-30mm, 28-80mm and 70-200mm lenses. “The zooms are wonderful,” Varese recalls. “They match the primes… and they gave us the ability to change the focal length very quickly, because it’s a very dramatic scene and you don’t want the actors waiting the thirty seconds it takes.” Unusually, the production uses on-camera zooms, “a very seventies thing,” as Varese puts it. “Like The French Connection. It was done very gently – a little more on episodes three and four because the story starts to get more intense, the characters get out of control, and we see the drug addiction and the dealers. It was very subtle element in the narrative.”

Combining three different ranges – Supreme Primes, Radiance and Cinema Zoom lenses – on one production might raise concerns over hard-to-handle variation in the image, but Varese reports no such concerns. “That’s the beauty of the ZEISS architecture. I had two sets of Supremes and I ordered half a set more because I had a third camera that was doing pickups. We ordered them, made sure they’re fine after travelling from California to Richmond, Virginia, and they’re absolutely seamless. Not even with the Radiance did we have to do something different in grading – they’re different, but that’s their purpose.”

Camera/lens rig on Dopesick

The success of Sony Venice and ZEISS Supreme Primes is one Varese is keen to repeat. “I think my next project is going to be Sony Venice and ZEISS. Those two work together very well. It’s a very organic combination.” And in the end, that helped Dopesick achieve its finely balanced cinematic reality. “I didn’t want to make it about the cinematography. I wanted to make it about the characters.”

For the ZEISS Q&A with Checco Varese ASC visit: https://lenspire.zeiss.com/cine/en/article/dopesick

Dopesick is currently streaming on Hulu – https://www.hulu.com/series/dopesick-227de06a-d3d4-42e0-9df1-bb5495e1738d

OWC Joins the Music Showcasing Innovative Connectivity and Storage Solutions at SXSW 2022

Tech leader will be part of the Official SXSW panel for MUSIC MATTERS! presented by Give A Note Foundation & Artist For Artist and full product showcase at The Jam in the Van Experience in Austin

 

OWC®, the premier zero-emissions Mac and PC technology company, and a respected provider of Memory, External Drives, SSDs, Mac & PC Docking Solutions, Network Attached Storage, and Performance Upgrade Kits,announces today announced it will participate in a panel for MUSIC MATTERS! Presented by Give A Note Foundation and Artist For Artist on Friday, March 18 at SXSW 2022. OWC will also be supporting Jam in the Van at SXSW 2022 as its sponsor. OWC will give daily prizes and showcase its latest products for film, media, and music creators on March 16-20.

MUSIC MATTERS! presented by Give A Note Foundation & Artist For Artist
Give A Note Foundation is a 501(c)(3) that supports equitable opportunities in music education through tech and innovation. The two events will inform festival attendees why ‘MUSIC MATTERS!’ and raise funds for Give A Note’s work across the country. The Official SXSW Showcase is free and open to the public at the Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake with Sammy Hagar & The Circle, The Warning, The Dumes and Jane N’ The Jungle. The Panel Discussion is for SXSW Badgeholders to enjoy in the Austin Convention Center on a limited first-come, first-serve basis.

Official SXSW Panel @ Austin Convention Center (Room 12AB – ACC)

Friday, March 18

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Moderated by CNN’s Audrey Irvine, “Transforming Equity In Music For The Next Gen” panelists announced so far include Steve Molitz, Head of Music / Lead Composer, Saber Interactive (World War Z, Evil Dead: The Game, NBA 2K Playgrounds, SnowRunner), Melissa Salguero, GRAMMY Music Educator (Wings Academy NYC), Rick Van Dyne, Vice President, OWC (Other World Computing), and Dany Villarreal of The Warning who will discuss how technology is transforming and shaping the 21st-century classroom to inspire the next generation of music creators.

For more information, check SXSW’s panel listings.

Official SXSW Showcase @ Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake

Friday, March 18

4 pm – 10 pm

Both festival attendees and supporters at home can text MUSIC to 707070 or visit pledge.to/music to donate to Give A Note Foundation. For the latest event news, follow @GiveaNote and @afamgmt.

Jam in the Van Experience Live Music, Comedy & More Benefiting the SIMS Foundation

OWC puts the pedal to the metal with Jam in the Van, a solar-powered mobile recording studio and YouTube Channel, to provide bands with an opportunity to win an ultimate product package, which will include OWC’s latest tech offerings for music creators. Jam in the Van returns to Austin for five days of live music, comedy, and good times, benefitting the SIMS Foundation from March 16 – 20 at the Armadillo Den.

At the sprawling South Austin hangout, Armadillo Den, the event will feature live performances at the Jam in the Van Stage and outdoor stage from noon to 10:30 pm, daily. Featuring a lineup of over forty bands and the culmination of JITV’s annual Battle of the Bands contest, the schedule includes Delta Spirit, Susto, The Wild Feathers, Stoplight Observations, BLACKSTARKIDS, The Suffers, and many more. The event is free and open to the public. Additionally, in the bar’s indoor stage upstairs, nightly comedy showcases featuring popular local and headlining acts will run until 2 am. Throughout the week, attendees can partake in raffles and drink and food specials that benefit SIMS.

OWC will present award-winning external hard drive solutions, expansion products, docking and connectivity solutions. OWC products are designed to enable users to get the most from their technology. Whether in an office, studio, classroom or on the go. Allowing Jam in the Van attendees to experience first-hand the products made to keep their workflow connected and their creations secure.

For more information visit jaminthevan.com

Armadillo Den – 10106 Menchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78748

March 16 – 20

12pm to 10:30pm

ZEISS Cinema Americas On-Site at SXSW

Austin Texas, March 13-16, 2022, Booth 433

The ZEISS Cinematography Team will be attending and supporting this year’s South by Southwest Creative Industries Expo. Held at the Austin Convention Center March 13-16, ZEISS will participate in the southwest’s renowned entertainment industry gathering, previewing new tech at their exhibit booth, presenting a panel discussion with SXSW film finalists, sponsorship of the ZEISS Cinematography Award, and hosting a let-your-hair down networking party at a local watering hole.

Tony Wisniewski, ZEISS Senior Manager of Marketing & Snehal Patel, Head of Cinema Sales, Americas present the SXSW Cinematography Award on stage in 2020.

The ZEISS Cinematography Team will be attending and supporting this year’s South by Southwest Creative Industries Expo. Held at the Austin Convention Center March 13-16, ZEISS will participate in the southwest’s renowned entertainment industry gathering, previewing new tech at their exhibit booth, presenting a panel discussion with SXSW film finalists, sponsorship of the ZEISS Cinematography Award, and hosting a let-your-hair down networking party at a local watering hole.

A recognized name in professional optics, ZEISS will display its hallmark line of motion picture lenses including Supreme Prime, Supreme Prime Radiance, Cinema Zoom lenses and more in Booth 433. Attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions about the award-winning glass which was used on several of the films screening at the conference. Visitors can talk one on one with the ZEISS Cinema team, including renowned lens experts Snehel Patel, Anna Schmidt and David Warner. A top authority on the growing field of lens metadata, Patel will discuss the current state of the art and hint at what’s upcoming from ZEISS to enhance workflow from acquisition through post and effects work.

On Sunday afternoon at 4:00 pm attendees are invited to join Snehel Patel and select SXSW filmmakers for the annual ZEISS Talking Cinematography panel, live this year. Guest cinematographers and their selected films include: Greta Zozula for Soft & Quiet, Dustin Supencheck for Hypochondriac, Rachel Clark for Pirates, and more. Panelists will be ready to candidly discuss their SXSW official film selections in terms of their work process and how they realized their vision. Audience members are encouraged to join in with questions for the panelists. https://schedule.sxsw.com/2022/events/PP119328

Also on Sunday, ZEISS will host a networking gathering at Moonshine Grill just across from the Convention center. The casual venue is a welcome place for Platinum Sponsors, Film participants, and other members of the film community to meet and mingle before the evening’s screenings.

A highlight of the week’s events is the SXSW Film Awards ceremony which will feature the fourth annual ZEISS Cinematography Award, a Special Recognition of the best cinematography chosen from all films presented during the 2022 SXSW festival. Tony Wisniewski, ZEISS Senior Manager of Marketing said, “We are delighted to present the award to the winning filmmaker along with a $5000 cash prize as our way to encourage their future creativity and to inspire diverse voices to tell their stories with images.”

www.zeiss.com/cine-democenter

Winners of the ZEISS Cinematography Award receive a distinctive wall trophy and $5000 prize at SXSW.

Mark your Calendars For The Adobe Video Community February Meet-up on February 23!

Adobe Video Community | February 2022 Meet-up—Character Animator: ANIMATE This! Music Videos

This month the Adobe Video Community is featuring animation! This will be the first of 4 quarterly meet-ups dedicated to animation in 2022.

RSVP on YouTube https://youtu.be/p3lVrWdDWUM and/or join us live on Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/adobevideo/> February 23rd at 12pmPT (UTC-8)

DETAILS:

See how new technology is making it easier than ever to create beautifully visual and high-quality music videos. Using animation can further demonstrate the emotional element of the music. Learn how to level up your impact with powerful tools for video editors using Adobe Character Animator.

LIVE ON FEB 23:

INTRO: Hosted by Senior Product Manager, Erica Schisler, we explore ways to deliver top-notch animation in music videos using Adobe Character Animator.

PRODUCT DEMO: See highlights available today.

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Joining Erica in conversation about their recent music video animation efforts, and sharing something each is proud to highlight are:

— Konee Rok
— Seth Zeichner
— Jim Tews

Q&A: All of the guests go deeper on gear, workflows, and lots more.

This virtual event is part of the monthly series — Adobe Video Community Meet-ups (AVC). AVC meet-ups feature product demos, conversations, and Q&A with Adobe product teams, and spotlights exciting projects and creative workflows from the community. Each event is streamed to Adobe Video YouTube and Facebook channels on the last Wednesday of each month. Find all the AVC Meet-ups here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzTRmaCL97qv7dc8Uvx63fvs-PuMbt5Z3

Please help spread the word to your friends, colleagues, and community.

What is Adobe Video Community? Anyone using Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition,Media Encoder, Character Animator, Photoshop, Animate… and more to create video content of all stripes.

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An Online networking event With MediaMKRS

On March 9, 2022 at 1pm PST MediaMKRS will be hosting a networking event for recent WarnerMedia Access Post Production Coordinator Training Program graduates and people in the Los Angeles filmmaking community.

There is a lot of Production and Post Production going on in LA and the demand for talent is so strong that people are moving up very quickly. MediaMKRS is helping to fill those openings with trained Post Production Coordinators through their WarnerMedia Access Post Production Coordinator Training Program.

This online event will support recent graduates of the WarnerMedia Access Post Production Coordinator Training Program by providing an opportunity for them to network with post professionals like yourself for potential employment opportunities, advice on entering the field and best practices while on the job. They hope you’ll come join them to meet these professionally trained and eager new post production coordinators. This virtual networking event will be a great opportunity to mingle and meet new people.

Please REGISTER HERE in advance.

Flyer can be downloaded: MediaMKRS Post Coordinator- Networking Event 030922

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