March 2021 Speakers
Few exemplify the changing technological landscape in digital cinema more than Gary Adcock. With a unique understanding of on-set technologies and their relationships in post-production has allowed him to act as a guide in the evolving relationship between acquisition, edit, and delivery. Gary is one of the co-authors and tech editor for the original version of the Data Handling Procedures and Best Practices guide used by IATSE Local 600 (Cinematographer’s Guild).
Gary has been a speaker on cinematography and the related technologies at events around the world, and has presented on various topics at the National Association of Broadcasters Las Vegas convention continuously since 1999, as well as presenting on a diverse array of subjects at NAB Shanghai, IBC Show, Interbee and Broadcast India. His knowledge and capabilities keep him in demand as both a consultant and technical writer for a wide array of manufacturers and publications. You can follow Gary on Twitter and Instagram as @garyadcock or read his blog at garyadcock.com.
Steve Bayes has been at the center of the design, development and marketing of modern video editing systems for almost 30 years. Coming from a 10 year career in professional analog video editing during the 1980’s, Steve moved into the tech world when he began working for Avid Technology. In the early 1990’s he became the first certified instructor for the Avid Media Composer Technology — the most successful of the first computer editing systems, and went on to write The Avid Handbook.
Steve became the Senior Product Manager for Apple’ Inc’s professional editing application, Final Cut Pro (FCP) in 2006, eventually becoming the center of Apple’s professional video software development and marketing, and by 2007 FCP made up 49% of the professional editing market. Since 2011, Steve has managed FCP and oversaw over 30 program updates including the groundbreaking release of Final Cut Pro X.
Steve also managed the marketing and release of Apple’s Emmy Award-winning Pro Res and Pro Res RAW video formats which became recording and broadcast standards worldwide. Retired from Apple in July 2018, Steve continues impact the post-production industry. He continues to consult, advise, and invest in new and exciting technology in the film and video world.
Valentina Vee is a Content Director living in Los Angeles, making videos for international campaigns and shows all over the world. Her clients include Nike, AT&T, National Geographic, Dell, L’Oreal, MTV, Chevrolet, Mashable, Fujifilm, and Adobe. She specializes in creating compelling content with a positive message as well as consulting with companies on how to make authentic, well-executed videos for their audiences.
Valentina’s Discovery docuseries focused on youth empowerment, “Gimme Mo,” was nominated for an Emmy. She is Aputure’s Resident Pro cinematographer and an Adobe Max Master trainer, teaching Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects at top industry conventions.
Luisa Winters is a Certified Instructor for Adobe and Apple (ACI and ACT). She consults for organizations and works at several different training centers all over the United States and abroad. Luisa is one of the few Adobe Premiere Pro Master instructors. A well-known artist, Luisa often speaks at different conferences on topics ranging from video editing to compositing and web.
Luisa is a certified Private Pilot and a Commercial UAV Pilot. She’s been involved with video production and cinematography for over 30 years. Having spent years flying, Luisa’s priority is safety. It is this safety mentality that make Luisa’s missions successful: from preparation and planning, FAA Authorization and client expectation to flying and finally, post-production. At the beginning of 2019, Luisa joined forces with Mike Sobola to form Mid-Atlantic Drones, LLC, a drone service provider specializing in aerial mapping and cinematography and missions in flight-restricted zones.
Amy DeLouise creates high-impact nonfiction digital content and consults with leading companies on storytelling. With more than 400 productions to her credit, Amy is a leader in the field of short form digital storytelling and has garnered more than 40 creative excellence awards including Tellys, Peer, New York Festivals, Aurora, and CINE Golden Eagle, as well as the Woman of Vision Leadership Award from Women in Film & Video (WIFV-DC) for her leadership in the industry.
Amy is a LinkedIn Learning author with popular titles on video production and business topics. She has two production how-to titles out from Focal Press: The Producer’s Playbook: Real People on Camera and Nonfiction Sound & Story for Film and Video: A Practical Guide for Filmmakers. Amy is also the founder of #GalsNGear a community focused on supporting diversity and advancement in the film and digital media communities. Amy has a B.A. in English from Yale University.
Rod Harlan is an Industry Veteran with over 25 years experience as an author, educator, editor, animator, videographer, marketing & media consultant and Adobe addict. Mr Harlan runs Ready On Demand Inc that helps both companies and individuals increase their revenue in the creative market industry.
He is an in-demand speaker at some of the most influential industry conferences and a trainer for some of the largest & most reputable organizations including Adobe, NAB, FMC, WEVA and NAPP among others.
He shares content to over 100,000 followers and can be contacted via Twitter – @RodHarlan.
David focuses his efforts on expanding the use of the creative tools for visual media production. His passion for innovation and technology are paired with his respect for craft and storytelling. David’s career spans over 25 years in visual arts and media production. He started his professional journey in the early 1990’s as a documentary filmmaker, working on various projects in and around the high performance military aircraft industry. The experience exposed him to the world of production workflow, from cameras to post production.
David worked on industry leading productions utilizing advanced composting and green screen technology in both broadcast and motion picture pre-visualization, while working for Discreet Logic, later Autodesk Media & Entertainment. In the early 2000’s David was the project lead on the implementation of real-time graphics technology at CNBC and later NBCU, where in 2008 the use of fully immersive virtual set production was highlighted by NBC News coverage of the Presidential Election.
David established his own technology and production company in 2010 and worked to provide the real time visual effect technologies he had help pioneer at the studio and network levels to a broader audience of users. He continued to innovate techniques and technologies in the virtual production market leading up to his current role with Blackmagic Design.
Ben Whitehair is a champion for social change through art and business. He is a working actor in Los Angeles, Chief Information Officer of TSMA Consulting—entertainment and media’s leading social media management and growth firm—and co-founder of the premier business academy and coaching community for actors, Working.Actor. He is a serial entrepreneur, certified business/mindset coach, and a SAG-AFTRA National Board Member. Catch him on social media (@BenWhitehair on all platforms), or grow your social presence at TSMAConsulting.com.
Caroline Scott is a passionate media trainer and social media specialist, helping news organizations, marketers and businesses better connect with their audiences online. She specializes in smartphone content creation and has trained staff at a range of organizations such as the BBC, RTÉ, Falkland Islands TV, and Sky News to rethink their workflows and use this exciting new technology in 2020.
Caroline is also a working journalist and has shot and edited video for the BBC, ITV, Thomson Reuters, Associated Press, and British Forces Broadcasting Service. Her previous work as the Deputy Editor of [Journalism.co.uk](http://journalism.co.uk/) saw Caroline report on the latest innovations and trends that are changing the digital media industry, with a strong focus on the growth of mobile journalism in the newsroom and how businesses are using the technology to better connect internally, and with their audiences online.
Although trained on ’traditional’ cameras and desktop editing software, she prefers to shoot, edit and publish her work from mobile devices, experimenting with a range of formats for viewers on different social platforms – and is a huge advocate for vertical video and raw content. Previously, Caroline was based in the South Atlantic where she developed a television station and its news programming for the population of the Falkland Islands. Her work as a videographer includes producing short films, documentaries, and educational material for various companies in the UK.
Glen’s company, Mojofest Ltd primarily runs training and events including “Mojofest”, an annual international conference which explores professional mobile content creation and “SmartFotoFest” which is an annual mini-conference and exhibition which explores smartphone photography. The company also runs corporate mobile content creation courses and exclusive “mojo” training tours. The former head of Innovation with RTÉ, Ireland’s national public broadcaster, Glen has inspired and driven the growth of mobile journalism within RTÉ’s newsroom and across other European broadcasters. Glen was the founder and event manager of RTÉ Mojocon and he was the lead on RTÉ’s mobile journalism project (“mojo”).
Glen has trained in excess of 5000 journalists in the US, Europe and the Middle East, across television, radio, print and online and his specialties are Mobile Journalism, Video Journalism, VR/360 and Photography. Additionally, he has spoken at numerous media industry events including, IBC Conference, EBU News Technology summit, Aljazeera Forum, News Rewired, ITV News conference, 3XEDigital, Connected TV World Summit and more.
In association with the Thomson Foundation, a UK based media development ago, he hosts several online e-Learning courses on mobile journalism and 360o content creation. Glen is at the forefront of engaging with new technologies and working up solutions for how such technologies can transform the way traditional media organizations work. Glen’s currently working on 360/vr and immersive storytelling.
Drew Walsh is an experienced software and sales professional with key knowledge in the realms of AI, ASR, transcription, captioning and translation tools.
At Verbit, he focuses on helping media production companies and businesses in their innovation and workflow efforts, assisting them with implementing more technology into their current workflows.
Jeff I. Greenberg has over two decades of experience as a Post-Production consultant and Master Instructor (trainer for other trainers) for Adobe, Apple, Avid and Black Magic Designs, specializing in the areas of editorial, workflow, compositing, sound, color grading and compression. He’s the Owner of J Greenberg Consulting and for a decade was the Principal Instructor for Future Media Concepts. Consistently voted as one of the top seminar speakers/interviewers, audience’s feedback includes depth of subjects covered, approachability and student-centered teaching that helps keep them up to date on industry standards.
Jeff teaches seminars at events such as NAB, IBC, CES and Inter BEE. He’s the chair for the Editors Retreat, an annually held exclusive getaway for editors. Jeff is a published author of several books on the subject of editing and post-production. He recently finished a book on Adobe Premiere Pro Studio Techniques (Adobe Press.) Jeff writes for various blogs and creates training materials for Lynda.com.
Mitch Jacobson is an award-winning broadcast television director/editor & live stream consultant with 40 years experience working for TV networks, production companies and live event producers.
Mitch designs and builds custom NDI-based live stream studios for Fortune 500 companies, universities, hospitals, financial-tech & fitness platforms, houses of worship and city municipalities.
As an educator, he is a published author of the textbook: Mastering Multi-Camera Techniques (Focal Press) and an Adjunct Professor at The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in Manhattan. Mitch is also an authorized trainer for NewTek’s TriCaster and Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve systems. He’s been a featured keynote speaker at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention (NAB); Harvard University, Motion Picture Editors Guild Hollywood/NYC and FMC’s Editor’s Retreats.
Michael Kammes has designed and built thousands of production and post-production systems, workflows, and facility integrations during his nearly 20 years as a technology advisor in the media and entertainment industry. He is a frequent keynote speaker on trends, products, and workflows in production and post technology, and his “5 THINGS” podcast draws an audience of industry insiders from around the world.
Michael currently serves as the VP of Marketing and Business Development at remote editing cloud solutions provider BeBop Technology in Los Angeles, after having been Director of Technology for ten years at systems integrator Key Code Media. In addition to the technical side of media creation, Michael’s creative work includes the roles of Dialogue Editor, SFX Editor, ADR Recordist; Editor, Re-Recording Mixer, and Supervising Sound Editor.
Michael is an Apple Certified Trainer, an Avid Certified Support Representative, and a member of Motion Picture Sound Editors. When he’s not creating with, consulting on, or testing the latest post technology, he sleeps. Seriously. This is all he does.
Noah Kadner brings a unique combination of on-set production experience and in-depth post-production research and analysis. His career spans several filmmaking revolutions, including film to digital, desktop post-production, and virtual production/in-camera visual effects.
Noah also wrote the Virtual Production Field Guide for Epic Games and currently hosts the Virtual Production podcast. He also writes for American Cinematographer magazine and has interviewed many groundbreaking filmmakers, including J.J. Abrams, Jon Favreau, Sir Kenneth Branagh, and Michael Bay.
Noah offers workflow and integration services from FCPWORKS, based in San Francisco. His clients include Apple, the United Nations, Sony, Panasonic, Epic Games, and more. As a senior writer, Noah has covered a wide range of movies including, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Tron: Legacy, Toy Story 4, First Man, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
As Director of Education, Jeff Lee oversees the educational initiatives of the company and develops business opportunities in this area. Jeff helps develop new curriculums, whether for in-person workshops, online courses, or custom training. He also manages the training team across all three offices.
Jeff is a technical editor on AbelCine’s blog and serves as the lead technologist for AbelCine NY. He joined AbelCine in 2009 as a member of the sales team. He then transitioned to Camera Technology Specialist and Trainer, eventually becoming the National Training Manger.
Additionally, Jeff is an accomplished still photographer who has traveled extensively working on documentary projects. His work has appeared in publications such as Shutterbug, and he has been a featured Gawker Artist.
Douglas Spotted Eagle
Douglas Spotted Eagle is a giant in the video and audio industries, having received Grammy, Emmy, DuPont, Peabody, and many other awards. He is the Director of Educational Programming for Sundance Media Group authoring several books and DVDs and serving as an advisor and guide for remote pilots, videographers, software manufacturers and broadcasters.
As well-known musician and an accomplished aerial photographer who thrives within the adrenaline-filled world of fast-action videography, Douglas is a world-travelled speaker/instructor. With over 3500 hours of drone flight time, and over 6000 skydives, Douglas has completed many successful aerial cinematography projects and has an intimate knowledge of the FAA FARs and FSIMs.
Douglas now focuses his energy and experience within the UAV/sUAS industry, incorporating his years of imaging and aviation experience into best-practices for everything drone/UAV/UAS. Flight, skydiving, video, and music are Douglas’ passions. He was one of the original founders of SMG in 1996.
Megan Donnelly joined the AbelCine team in 2015 as the company’s first Camera Technology Specialist based out of Chicago, eventually relocating to LA. Prior to joining AbelCine, Megan was the Technical Manager at Fletcher Camera and Lenses / CineVerse in Chicago, where she provided technical and workflow support for multiple features and television series. She also developed the curriculum for the International Cinematographer’s Guild Digital Loader Workshops, which she taught nationwide.
Megan is an accomplished Director of Photography for commercials, music videos, and narratives. One of her television pilots was a finalist in the New York Television Festival in 2013, while another television pilot won the Chicago Television Pilot Competition in 2014. Most recently one of her commercials won a Midwest Emmy in 2014. View her work at megandonnelly.net.
Originally from Mesa, Arizona, Megan Donnelly graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Media Arts with a concentration in Cinematography.
Leader in the motion graphics and animation industry, building tools for working artists. Victoria Nece drives the transformation of industry standard applications, and growth for innovative new software.
She brings more than a decade of experience as a motion designer and a developer of widely used After Effects scripts and extensions.
Karl Soule has been with Adobe for over 10 years, focused on the Pro Video and Broadcast market. Karl traveled worldwide as an Adobe Video Evangelist, inspiring video professionals on five continents.
For the last 5 years, Karl has been living in Singapore and working in Asia, helping to grow the broadcast business and drive awareness of the video tools for that growing market.
Currently based in Los Angeles, Karl is supporting the Hollywood and Broadcast markets for the US West Coast.
As a Software Quality Engineer, Annika is part of a product team with focus on Motion Graphics in Premiere and After Effects. Before joining Adobe three years ago, she had worked as an editor for Germany’s biggest private broadcaster RTL.
Having been in both worlds, engineering and editing, has made her especially empathetic to user’s pain points and workflow issues. In the last months Annika has been working on Media Replacement for Motion Graphics Templates and a revamped Captions workflow (both currently in Beta).
Marjorie Sacks began her career as an assistant editor at Rock Paper Scissors working with the world’s top directors, studios and advertisers. She has worked on everything from commercials, music videos, documentaries and short films.
She joined Adobe 2 years ago as a Software Quality Engineer working on the Premiere Pro Film and Integration team supporting top Film and TV productions in Los Angeles.
Her extensive knowledge in post-production workflows and Premiere Pro helped pioneer the new collaborative workflow feature, Productions.
Nick has an uncanny ability to engage his students and create a level of relatedness that keeps them coming back for more. Since 2002, Nick has also worked with domestic and international brands, offering a wide variety of video production and motion graphic services.
Nick has worked with clients such as Proctor & Gamble, Diageo, Virgin Mobile, Nando’s, Visa and Blackberry. In 2013, Nick wrote his first book on Apple Motion 5, which is available on Amazon. He spoke at Adobe MAX in 2018 for Adobe and at the launch of CC 2014 in Toronto .
Currently, Nick is writing a book in Photoshop for 2021. When he is not teaching, travelling, or creating video content, Nick can be found on his new e-bike.
As Facilis’ chief product evangelist, James McKenna provides advice and expert guidance to help facility managers expand their business.
Jim heads up all Sales and Marketing efforts. He started with Facilis in 2004, and was tasked with bringing the original Facilis Shared Storage product to market. Before coming to Facilis, he was Director of Engineering at PostWorks NY and Product Designer for Workgroups at Avid Technology.
In keeping with his creative side, James has also worked as an editor on various television productions, broadcast promos and documentaries in Boston and New York.
Patrick Schulze joined ARRI’s Systems Group in 2018 as a resource to develop and design lighting systems for broadcast and corporate studios, supporting end-users, and assisting in control solutions within the company for our line of LED fixtures.
Prior to ARRI, his 30-year background in entertainment lighting began as a studio electrician, moving on to automated lighting programming for several Broadway productions and their subsequent tours world-wide. His work also included concerts, music-videos, and various live
He moved on to lighting design and direction work in television, live, and corporate event production. His work in television garnered membership in the International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600)
Jason Inouye is a technical sales rep at ARRI. Before he had his own small boutique production/post-production company with a small studio space. His company produced branded entertainment, corporate interactive, web series, commercials, and title sequences. He shot and produced VFX plates for ‘Fast and Furious 4 & 5’, ‘Community’ & ‘Sons of Anarchy’. He managed the business development and sales for their production/post-production services and worked on a variety of projects as a ‘cinematographer/producer’.
His clients were Lionsgate, FOX, and Universal. Worked as a cinematographer/producer on Main Title Sequences for FX’s ‘Sons of Anarchy’ ‘Legion’ and ‘The Bastard Executioner’. He produced and shot indie movies that have been distributed on Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Prime and Hulu. He is currently working on FX Networks ‘Mayans MC’ as the cinematographer/producer for their Main Title Sequence and VFX plates.
He has been an Adjunct Cinematography Professor at USC School of Cinematic Arts for 10 years. Finally, he had the great honor to create and project manage all the interactive media for George H.W. Bush’s Presidential Library.
Dan began his career with Vari*Lite Production Services in Los Angeles before joining Full Flood Inc. as an Associate Lighting Designer for multi-camera live broadcasts, award shows and special events. During his tenure at Full Flood, Dan produced the blueprints for eight years of Oscars, Emmys, Grammys & Tonys telecasts, the lighting plots for the Olympic Ceremonies in Salt Lake City and Athens, and assisted in the creation of a number of studio lighting designs including Dancing with the Stars, The Ellen Show and The View.
Dan’s most recent broadcast designs include First Responders Live for Fox and the studio grid system for Fullscreen Studios in Playa Vista, CA. Dan has also worked extensively in the international market for the themed entertainment industry, having recently served as lighting designer and programmer for IMG Worlds of Adventure and having overseen the installation of a new park-wide lighting control system for Global Village Carnaval, both in Dubai.
As Product Manager at ARRI, Dan Reed is researching light sources and remote production technology, coordinating product beta testing with customers, and conducting market research and integrate customer needs into new concepts and solutions. Dan will be incorporating emerging trends in technology such as VR and virtual cinematography, and serves an integral role in planning, development, introduction and life cycle management of new ARRI lighting products.
With close to 30 years in the production industry, François was fortunate to work in most areas of the production ecosystem, including content creation, production, post production, product planning, design, training, marketing, and strategic planning.
After a fruitful career in Quebec’s production community he joined SONY, holding various positions in North America. In 2017 he joined Arnold and Richter (ARRI) where he handle camera systems for the Canadian market; François also support ARRI’s solution’s business in the Americas which include remote production, multicam, and mixed reality production systems.
Stephen Tallamy is an innovative software professional with significant experience utilizing cloud technologies to develop enterprise and consumer applications for telecoms and TV industries.
He is an experienced technical leader building large scale media platforms using cloud native technologies in hybrid on-prem/cloud environments. A keen inventor, Stephen holds multiple patents in the areas of metadata management, intelligent video content generation and video access control.
As EditShare’s CTO, Stephen works closely with globally distributed engineering teams setting technical direction, advocating best practice, driving quality improvements, and defining the approach for selection and adoption of new technologies.
Raibar Chener is an industry level video editor well versed in the full scope of Production to Post-Production.
Specific to Post-Production; Raibar holds an extensive in-field best practiced knowledge base from safely ingesting media, to the collaborative editing process to properly publishing a finished video project, within a direct connect or remotely accessed environment on a global scale.
These best practices are best displayed throughout the various post teams Raibar has directly worked with that included and not limited to: AirBnB, Google, Apple, Ralph Lauren, The Martin Agency, Uninterrupted, BBC Studios, Mike Zoss Productions, and so on.
Quantum’s Jordan Winkelman, Media Solutions Group Solutions Architect, will provide a brief update on Quantum’s just announced StorNext 7 and it’s deep OS integrations with macOS 11 Big Sur on the new Apple Silicon based Macs.
For over two decades, Jordan has worked in IT supporting and more recently designed and implemented, high performance content creation workflows of all sizes and across all digital media types.
StorNext 7 is Quantum’s Emmy award winning shared storage solution used to simplify high performance workflows for any-K resolutions
Dynamic sales account manager with 11 years of sales experience and more than 17 years within the video production/technology industry with advanced knowledge of hardware and software for ingest, streaming and encoding.
Energetic and team-oriented professional with a consistent record of outperforming sales quotas, developing new business and strengthening customer relationships. Utilizes knowledge of technology and video workflows to consistently forge solid relationships with strategic partners and build consensus across multiple organizational levels.
Kelly Irvine is an editor based in Nyack, NY. In 1988 she graduated from Montana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Film and Television Production. She moved from Montana to New York and began her career working in film editing on projects such as “Mr. and Mrs. Bridge”(Merchant/Ivory), “True Colors”(Paramount), “Shining Through”(20thCentury Fox), “Mad Dog and Glory” (Universal), and “Philadelphia” (Tristar).
Kelly made the transition to non-linear editing on the film “Pelican Brief” (Warner Bros) which was one of the first films editing on the Lightworks system. She went on to work as a “Lightworks Assistant” on “Die Hard with a Vengeance”, and “The Devil’s Own”. In 1997 she joined “The People’s Court”, editing on Lightworks, Avid, and Premiere Pro, where she continues to work today as Supervising Producer of Post Production.
Kelly lives in Nyack, NY with her two children and two border collies. When not editing “The People’s Court”, you’ll find her on a tennis, paddle or pickle court.
Jamie Ware Billett
Jamie Ware Billett graduated from Harvard University with an *AB* in Government in 1995 and from the USC School of Cinema-Television Masters program in 1999. He was fortunate in both schools to be one of the last classes to shoot and edit on film. In 1991 he was able to get his hands on one of the first Avid Media Composers used on a television show as an intern on a reality show called “Love Stories.”
Jamie has been doing production and post-production work for twenty-five years as a post PA on the Academy award-winning Muhammed Ali documentary “When We Were Kings”, a video assist operator on the HBO film “A Bright Shining Lie”, an assistant editor on the CBS drama “The District”, a post-production supervisor on “Moral Court”, a camera person and editor for Beastie Boys videos and on their 2004-20005 “To the five boroughs…” world tour and as an editor for “The People’s Court” since 2000 where he lived through the transition from Lightworks, to Avid, to Premiere Pro. He also does freelance photography and videography for non-profits in the arts, education, and impact investing.
For the past year, he has been locked in his home in Culver City with his wife and three kids, while they juggle home school and two full-time jobs.
Scott Ratner is NYC based Editor and Motion Graphics Designer. A graduate of Brooklyn College with a B.A in Television and Radio, he got his start in 1994 at “The Rolonda Show “ as a segment producer / editor working on the Imix Cube and Sphere editing systems. As a freelancer, Scott’s clients have included CBS Sports, BMW, Fox News and The Food Network. Scott joined “The People’s Court” for its re-launch in 1997.
He spends his free time pursuing his passion for photography, motion graphics and coffee.
Greg Ciaccio, ETC “Ripple Effect” Executive Producer and Head of Production Technology and Post provides new technology and workflow solutions for the Motion Picture and Television Industry, and is currently focused on Virtual and Remote Production Pipeline Development. He has served in executive operations management positions for Creative Service divisions at Sim, Ascent, Technicolor and Deluxe, and helped introduce leading-edge products including Technicolor’s DP Lights and Deluxe’s Mobilabs near-set dailies solutions.
Greg serves as Chair of the ASC Motion Imaging Technology Council’s
Workflow Committee (MITC), which includes the ACES, Advanced Data
Management and Cloud Architecture Subcommittees. He, along
with key members of the ASC MITC, won an HPA Judges Award for the
creation of the ASC/CDL, the defacto standard for color interchange
Communication Additionally, he is an ASC Associate Member, Board Member of the SMPTE Hollywood Section, a member of the Television Academy Science & Technology Group and a founding member of the Digital Cinema Society.
Massimo D’Avolio is the COO of Technicolor and Post-Production Worldwide with over 10 years of post-production experience. Massimo started his career at Technicolor working in the finance and planning division for over a decade before spending time at Deluxe as the SVP and Divisional CFO of Method Studios.
In 2018 he moved back to Technicolor as the Chief Operating Officer where he has been responsible for managing the day-to-day operations, technology roadmap, and oversees the implementation of the global business strategy globally to support new content opportunities.
Michael Cioni is one of the most well known international voices for workflow technologies in the cinema space. After winning 4 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy® awards, Michael founded and served as President and CEO of Light Iron, a workflow-centric post production company. After Light Iron was acquired in 2015 by the largest international camera rental group, Panavision, Cioni served as SVP of Innovation and became the product director of Panavision’s Millennium DXL 8K large format camera ecosystem. A frequent speaker on workflow and camera systems at many international industry events, Cioni is also an active Academy member, as well as a member of the American Society of Cinematographers, focusing on research, development, mentoring, and the education of all people in the media and entertainment space.
Niki has more than a decade of experience as a producer, production manager, production coordinator, and 1st and 2nd assistant director on features, documentaries, shorts, television, commercials, promos, music videos and corporate videos. She has also spent time as an art coordinator for an elite design studio. Though based in New York, she has had the opportunity to film in several locations all over the United States and internationally.
She has worked on a wide range of short and long form projects featuring music icons such as Tony Bennett, Paul Simon, Alicia Keyes and Lady Gaga, and for hallmark brands including Google, Audible and Lincoln Center and with TV networks such as ABC, Comedy Central, Lifetime, MTV, and Hulu just to name a few!
As a creative media visionary, Annika Young hasexpended over 15+ years creating, developing, producing, and publishing content. Her innovative and unique approach to content creation and production allow Annika the opportunity to touch, inspire and inform diverse populations globally. She began her television career with Atlanta’s NBC news affiliate, WXIATV, soon moving to CNN as an Associate Producer and was promoted to show writer, segment producer, then becoming a field, special projects, and live events producer.
In 2008 Annika produced her first documentary, Daughters of Legacy, for the Network. After 11 years of journalism, she launched her production company, AuhnReel Productions, where she has produced and directed television commercials, field produced episodic television series, and long form content for networks, agencies, and broadcast media clients. Recently, she began working with Community Change Action directing their online digital rallies via Streamyard.
Steven LaMorte is the Creative Director for We Make Movies Creative Services, a Digital Marketing Agency Specializing in Remote Branded Content Production. Steven moved to Los Angeles to make his feature film directing debut “Never Leave Alive” starring WWE Superstar John Morrison and Joseph Gatt (Dumbo, Thor). His other features include Christmas movie, “One Stop Away” starring James Boland (HBO’s Vinyl) and WWF legend Rowdy Roddy Piper’s final film in 3D, “Fighting with Fire”.
In 2019, Steven directed Miss World America in Las Vegas, Nevada, which aired for a global audience of over 100 million people in over 30 countries. Steven has been nominated for various industry and festival awards for his various commercial and new media productions.
Working with some of the world’s biggest brands to develop innovative content, Steven specializes in taking productions from the smallest idea through to their final delivery, supervising every facet of production from preparation all the way through post-production and distribution.
Brady Woods has over 15 years of experience in the entertainment industry, with a focus in production and post production. She started her career at Sony Pictures in theatrical post production, and has spent the last 10 years at Technicolor in various business development roles. She is currently Vice President of Global Account Management, with a focus on streaming services. She works across the different teams within Technicolor to globally align technical strategy, intricate workflows, and content creator needs, so Technicolor can continue to provide cutting edge solutions.