(Atlanta, Georgia--July 31, 2014) The Southeast Creative Summit is returning to Atlanta after a successful inaugural year! In our first year, we had over 100 attendees from 12 states attend nearly 80 workshops over three days. This year we have even more talent on the schedule, including Academy Award winning sound mixer Ed Novick (The Dark Knight, Inception), Emmy Award winning editor Jesse Averna (Sesame Street), editor Zack Arnold (Burn Notice, Glee), and many more notable experts in the production and post- production world.
Atlanta Cutters is a 501©(6) Non-Profit Organization, and we developed this unique educational opportunity to give back to the community and we’ve reduced the conference costs this year to allow more attendees to come to Atlanta. In the words of last year’s attendee Andrew Stern of Comedy Central, “I tell anyone who will listen that the Southeast Creative Summit was the best event I’ve ever attended. I’ve already purchased my 3 Day pass for 2014!”
Our craft-based approach to workshops focuses on the creativity and techniques over the tools, and we feel this sets us apart from most conferences available. Attendees can learn concepts and ideas that can be applied to any camera or non-linear editing system and talk in terms of creative choices rather than brand loyalty. We feel this helps us focus on what really matters: keeping your skills sharp for the future.
Southeast Creative Summit Testimonials from 2013
““The Atlanta Cutters organized a wonderful summit....The enthusiasm for learning was palpable and I was very happy to be a part of that.” - Mary Poplin, Imagineer Systems!
"The venue was intimate and really lead to some great one on one conversations about the craft. I met a lot of great people in the industry and learned a few things myself that weekend." - Brian Mulligan, Smoke Editor, WTHR Indianapolis!
“I can't wait to attend again next year.” - Scott Simmons, Provideo Coalition!
"This event is a must attend for anyone in the Southeast." - Ben Rowland, Yonder Blue Films!
“The SCS was a great meeting of the minds with a free flowing stream of practical knowledge both technical and creative. I can't wait until next year's summit.” - Chris Rickwood, sound designer!
The first ever Southeast Creative Summit was a resounding success. It has a very important overall voice in the conference landscape. - Carey Dissmore, International Media User Group founder!
“I tell anyone who will listen that Southeast Creative Summit was the best event I’ve ever attended. I certainly plan to attend again this year.” – Andrew Stern, Comedy Central
Workshop Presenters already committed to the Southeast Creative Summit 2014
Presenters subject to change without notice.
Scott Simmons: Editorial & Workflow
If you can name it, Scott has probably cut it. He has worked on projects from artists including Kenny Rogers, Kenny Chesney, Ronnie Milsap, Rodney Atkins, Mercy Me and Rhonda Vincent to name a few. Television networks include programming for CMT, Nickelodeon, Great American Country, Speed, HGTV, Gospel Music Channel and ABC Sports. He’s also a contributing writer to PVC, Studio Daily and Studio Monthly, one of the leading film and video trade portals on the Internet. @editblog
Robbie Carmen: Colorist, Trainer
My day gig is as a professional television and film colorist, but I moonlight as an author and trainer. I'm a co-owner of Amigo Media LLC
with my business partner Jason Osder
. I've been the senior colorist for hundreds of national broadcast shows, multi-national corporate presentations, .long form documentaries and features and I've been lucky enough to have been awarded for many of the projects I've contributed too. All my company does is color grading and this singular focus has allowed me to grade on average 150 hours of graded content every year. @robbiecarman
Ed Novick: Production Sound Mixer
Ed Novick is a production sound mixer with over 30 years experience mixing for documentaries, commercials, and feature films. Ed’s credit list is extensive, and he has worked with some of the best and most demanding directors in the industry. He has been nominated for 4 Academy Awards, and took home the Oscar for his work on “Inception”
. He is dedicated to the art of storytelling through his craft. His partial credit list includes: The Dark Knight
, 2008, The Dark Knight Rises
, 2010, Life of PI
, 2012, Moneyball
, 2011, Butter
, 2011, Balls of Fury
, 2007, The Prestige
Patrick Inhofer: Colorist, Tao of Color
I like to call myself a Photon Wrangler. By day, I run Fini.tv – a boutique color grading & finishing shop. I’ve been running that business since 2002 and been working in NYC post-production since 1989. I’m also teaching Digital Color Correction as an Adjunct Professor at my Alma Mater, Hofstra University. My credits? You can find a relatively accurate list of my credits for TV and Film programming on IMdB
has my full resume and client recommendations. @patinhofer
Jesse Averna: Editorial, Social Media, Directing.
Jesse Averna’s work has taken him to the legendary Kaufman Studios in NYC to the Italian Alps and the heart of Uganda, and nearly everywhere between. Averna is a director, postproduction professional, assistant editor and Emmy Award-winning editor
for television and feature films, with clients such as The Walt Disney Company, MTV, Tony Awards, American Movie C!lassics, TED, Music Choice and international nonprofits. His most recent work has been as the editor of Sesame Street.
Jesse is also a co-founder of the weekly #PostChat discussion on Twitter. @Dr0id
The Diamond Brothers - Filmmakers:
The Diamond Bros. began their career as Analog Assailants, directing music videos on 16mm film back in an era when MTV still played music on television. Being equal artists and technological mercenaries, The Diamond Bros. tread the fine line of bleeding edge technology and storytelling, the main focus; always looking for a better way to tell the story. They have forged the path directing and producing numerous award winning music videos, short films and documentaries for clients such as Sony Playstation, American Express, FILA, Nike, MTV, SpikeTV, VH1, including the recent viral hit “Share it Maybe”
for Sesame Street
(14,500,000 views on YouTube) & providing cameras and technical support to DP Bradford Young on his film “Mother of George” which won Best Cinematography at Sundance in 2013. @jasondiamond @josh_diamond
Marco Solorio: Cinematography, Post Production
Marco Solorio has been in the media production business since 1991 including the ownership of OneRiver Media. He's a published writer from the likes of DV Magazine
, Videography Magazine
to countless online website reviews and articles. He's also appeared on tutorial DVDs instructing in the advanced practices of After Effects techniques. He's also a long-time forum host at CreativeCow.net. He's presented at NAB (National Association of Broadcasters), user group events and at educational facilities. Marco is also recognized for his creation of the OneRiver Media Codec Resource Site, which compares the use of professional codecs in the production environment. Throughout all of this, Marco has consulted for many high-level companies, including Apple and Pixar. He’s currently in production of “Ten Tenths”
documentary about a new BMW race team scheduled for release in 2014. @onerivermedia
Walter Biscardi, Jr: Editorial, Workflow, Business Development
Walter Biscardi, Jr. is the creative genius and owner of Biscardi Creative Media. He has produced & edited programming that airs on CNN, The Food Network, NBC, PBS, The Weather Channel, Univision, Georgia Public Television, among others. In the corporate world, he’s worked with IBM, The Home Depot, Nortel, Kroger, Lamborghini, The North American Mission Board, Jacoby Energy, & Foxwoods Resort Casino to name a few. A frequent contributor to professional forums, an author of multiple training products and creator of the new training website, WalterBiscardi.com
. He’s also the driving force behind the new digital media venture; Contemporary Living Network.
Mary Poplin: VFX Artist
Mary Poplin is Product Specialist for Imagineer Systems, the innovators of mocha planar tracking and visual effects tools. An experienced visual effects and motion graphics artist, Mary has worked on major Hollywood feature films such as The Last Airbender, Gullivers Travels, and Jackass 3D. As Imagineer Systems’ west coast product specialist, Mary consults with film studios and customers to provide hands on training to help evangelize the power of mocha and planar tracking. Since transplanting to Los Angeles in 2005, Mary Poplin has been a stereoscopic artist, compositor, matte painter, cleanplate artist, illustrator, and proficient rotopaint artist. Mary is known for her unique sense of humor. @marypoplin
Monica Daniel: Editor, Social Media
Monica is an Editor and Colorist based in Los Angeles. She has worked for several networks including SyFy, Starz, BBC America, E!, G4 and A&E Bio, to name a few. In addition to Television, she has also worked on independent features that have been released by Miramax, Lionsgate and Anchor Bay Entertainment. She is also currently working on Scripted Projects for That Studio. She enjoys sharing her knowledge by giving presentations about her work, as well as writing a blog about editing (monicaedits.tumblr.com
). @monica_edits And just for fun, Monica produces, edits and Co-Hosts an industry podcast called Going Postal Show where she interviews some of the top editors in the industry. Monica's tool of choice is Avid Media Composer, but she will edit with whatever the job requires. @Monica_Edits
Zack Arnold: Editor, Fitness in Post founder
As a professional editor for fifteen years, Zack has come to realize that editing isn’t his job, it’s his identity. He considers himself genre- agnostic, allowing whatever project he’s on to consume him for the sake of the story: it just flows. His recent work has been on Burn Notice, Glee, and The Black Box. In addition to editing, Zack recently finished directing and producing the documentary film Go Far: The Christopher Rush Story
. He is the creator of Fitness in Post and often competes in Tough Mudders and Spartan Races. In his rare free time, he teaches at the University of California in the School of Cinematic Arts program. He’s also appeared on several post- production podcasts and speaks on panels for organizations like ACE’s EditFest, LACPUG and BOSCPUG. @burnededitor
Kylee Wall: Editor, Writer, Social Media
Kylee Wall discovered the art of editing at 14 when she hit her friend with a car — through the magic of editing.
After she finished her degree in media production at Indiana University, Kylee found herself in the hot and dirty environment of industrial corporate video production by day and began editing local independent film by night. Jumping between the worlds of corporate and narrative on a daily basis has led Kylee to working on nearly every type of video you’ve thought of, and maybe some you haven’t.
Kylee is a frequent tweeter and blogger, a contributing editor for Creative COW and co-host of the podcast The Track Matte Moment, a post confessional about making mistakes and the lessons you learn from them. A combination of social media and networking led her to Atlanta to work for Biscardi Creative Media in 2013. Her most recent work is editing the PBS series The American Land
Adam Bedford: Editor, Host “Going Postal” podcast
An experienced editor/producer on multiple platforms with a background in Motion Graphics, Camera & Audio Production, Adam's media career began as a presenter on Sydney FM Radio at the age of 15. Adam’s work with top U.S production company Studio Lambert (Now ALL3MEDIA America) involves editing for their hit CBS show “Undercover Boss”
as well as their series “The Pitch”
for AMC, “The Fairy Jobmother”
and “Love for Sail”
for Lifetime, Adam is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the Motion Picture Editors Guild whose most recent projects include shows for Syfy, Travel Channel, Sundance Channel, Oxygen and pilot projects for FremantleMedia, Super Delicious, and ALL3MEDIA America. @adamtheeditor
Gordon Burkell: Founder, Art of the Guiilotine
A group of industry professionals who saw the film community's need for a comprehensive resource of techniques, tips, ideas and links for other editors. The Art of the Guillotine encourages the interaction of all visitors to build a resource for ideas and inspiration. We extend an invitation to film editors worldwide to give us your input and feedback; what would you like to see on AOTG, help us build our community! We can't wait for you to join us in this on-going project!! @AOTG
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For more information about the Summit schedule and workshop line-up, visit http://www.southeastcreativesummit.com
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