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.
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.
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.
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.
Rod Harlan is an Industry Veteran with 30 years of experience as a video editor, animator, author, educator, producer, marketing & media consultant, and Adobe addict!
Mr. Harlan runs Ready On Demand Inc which helps companies and individuals increase their revenue in the creative market industry. His videos for clients like Adobe, HART, RYOBI, and RIDGID Tools get millions of views on websites like HomeDepot.com and Walmart.com.
He is an in-demand speaker & trainer at some of the most influential industry conferences including Adobe MAX, NAB Show, POST|Production World, WPPI and Photoshop World among others. He shares content with over 100,000 followers and can be contacted via LinkedIn & Twitter @RodHarlan.
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.
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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.
Eran has established a track record in helping designers to improve their skills with visual effects and motion graphics. He created a handful of online courses for LinkedIn Learning. Also acted as the Head of Motion Graphics Department in Shenkar for more than 12 years. You can find him right on the verge between geekiness and coolness.
Joseph “PhotoJoseph” Linaschke is a content creator, educator & YouTuber — he’s been shooting since the age of seven, teaching and presenting on stage to audiences around the globe for over 20 years, and runs an online resource for photo and video education at photojoseph.com Following an eight-year tenure at Apple as the lead presenter, producer and photographer for the Professional Applications Division, he stepped out on his own in 2009 to pursue all things photo and video.
Today you can find PhotoJoseph shooting still and video productions for clients ranging from global corporations and international rock stars to local restaurants and hotels in his hometown of Ashland, Oregon… speaking to schools and educators around the world on integrating photography and digital storytelling into the classroom, turning the camera into a powerful learning tool… teaching workshops on photography in person and online onLinkedInLearning.com…and every week, LIVE at YouTube.com/PhotoJoseph for PhotoJoseph’s Photo Moment! You can find PhotoJoseph online as @PhotoJoseph just about everywhere…Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. You can also view a summary of all of Joseph’s projects at Joseph.info.
Andy is a cinema tool creator and virtual production supervisor in Chicago. His 15 years of on-set experience and passion for innovation give him a well-rounded, forward-looking view of the film industry. Andy works closely with numerous cinema companies to identify and solve problems in virtual production, and his Chicago-based firm LOLED designs hardware and software solutions for camera interfacing used on virtual productions worldwide.
MASV’s technology, security, business process and software development leader. Possessing more than 14 years in technology, at the core, Majed is an entrepreneur, having invented the Superbeam peer-to-peer file sharing app that works over fast Wifi, without the need of a router. SuperBeam became a staple for Android users, and saw more than 50 million downloads, ultimately expanding its market share to PC and iOS users. Majed has defined his career by finding novel solutions for complex technical problems. Majed is an expert in the transfer of large files, local and global, as well as in networking acceleration technology and application layer protocols. He has worked on the MASV service since its inception, and was responsible for building and maintaining a global transfer acceleration infrastructure on multiple clouds.
Justin is a Senior Video Editor for Gannett | USA TODAY. Based out of New York City, he has wide range of story-telling experience from acting to writing to music. He likes to think of himself as technically creative and creatively technical. He enjoys tinkering with workflows to get the job done smarter and faster so he can spend more time playing and growing with his kids. You can connect with him on LinkedIn
Alex Ferris is an Adobe trained Premiere Pro editor, AWS Certified Solution Architect and Master’s degree holder in Computer Science. He has over 15 years’ experience helping customers solve their real world challenges with remote media post-production, consulting and deploying end-to-end media workflows into world renowned broadcasters, news channels, sports teams, archives, brands and production houses. His experience and passion is focussed on the adoption of cloud technology for remote editorial, connecting distributed teams and streamlining media collaboration. In his current role he helps technical and creative teams design, deploy and adopt LucidLink Filespaces into their existing and future architectures and workflows.
Rich Werhun joined LucidLink in 2019 with over 30 years in the technology and music industry. Rich was an early adopter of virtualization technologies, one of the first VMware VCPs (VMware Certified Professionals), and a certified trainer for DataCore’s SAN Melody and SAN Symphony storage virtualization software. Rich has played guitar and sang professionally, taught music, and has extensive recording experience in analog and digital studios for over four decades. At LucidLink, he merges his love of music with the power of Filespaces and is an expert in music production and audio editing across all the major DAWs.
David Leopold has served as an editor, motion graphics artist, producer, post supervisor, and nearly everything in between in the media and entertainment industry. Over the past two decades he has worked with some of the biggest names in television, most recently at ViacomCBS where he has created content of all types including long-form series, short-form digital, concert specials, promo campaigns, and the 2014 documentary feature R.E.M. by MTV. In recent years, his focus has shifted to devising and implementing solutions to the challenges of the creative community. In his current role with LucidLink, Leopold brings remote collaboration solutions to the global creative community. His ultimate goal is to ensure that creatives are spending their time being creative.
Ashley Bramwell serves as the Program Specialist in the Digital Media Technology department at Polk State College. She primarily oversees the everyday activities of the Digital Media lab that serves as a shared workspace for students to collaborate, complete their assignments, and seek help from the Teaching lab assistants. In addition to managing the lab, she also directs the weekly Digital Media Reports that are created in-house as well as other creative work produced by the team. During the lockdown, Ashley and her team used their experience with collaborative tools such as Premiere Teams, Google tools, and Microsoft Teams to create over 50 instructional videos for students who were required to shift to a completely remote learning environment. As a result, the program and its students were able to transition seamlessly back to a hybrid classroom while continuing to provide a high-quality education for its students.
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Dr. Gregory K. Johnson currently serves as the Program Director and a member of the college’s tenured faculty for the Digital Media Technology department of Polk State College in Florida. He earned a Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Instructional Technology from the University of Central Florida. He also holds a master’s degree in Education – Instructional Technology from Southern Illinois University and bachelor’s and associate degrees from Saint Louis Christian College. His previous work experience includes service as an instructional designer, information technology administrator, and high school teacher. He also served as an instructional technologist designing online curriculum for the University of South Florida Polytechnic and Polk State College through a grant provided by the National Science Foundation. At Polk State College, Dr. Johnson redesigned the Digital Media Technology program to better suit the needs of students and area employers. The redesign included new degree and certificate options, new photography and video production studios, a revised set of core courses, upgraded computing labs, professional tools and workflows, an equipment-lending program, and a dedicated staff of teaching lab assistants to provide instructional support to students in the program. Dr. Johnson received the Endowed Teaching Chair Award at Polk State and was selected for the Distinguished New Faculty award at the 24th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning. As a graduate student at the University of Central Florida, he received the Dean’s Fellowship and was also awarded the prestigious Provost Fellowship and a full tuition waiver. He also served as historian for the National Holmes Scholars Council between 2007 and 2009 and was a Holmes Scholar during graduate studies at UCF. He graduated summa cum laude and valedictorian from St. Louis Christian and received numerous awards for academic excellence. He serves on several committees and associations, has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals, and made several presentations at conferences and professional gatherings, including a workshop in Macau, China. His research agenda explores the influence of technology on teaching and learning.
Murray was born in Seattle and developed an undying passion for skiing in the deep corners of the Cascades. As a partner in MSP for over 20 years Murray has traveled and shot skiing nearly everywhere there are mountains. A Colorado transplant and proud father, Murray’s entrepreneurial spirit thrives in running not only a successful production company but a global distribution company as well. Despite the hype and the corporate-speak, his true love of life is the natural world and the joy that having fun outdoors brings. Murray considers it a great honor and a lifelong accomplishment to work side by side with some of the most talented crews in the world.
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.
Robert McNeal manages the Media and Entertainment Technology Alliances at Qumulo. Robert has 20 years of experience working as a post-production and global content supply-chain infrastructure engineer at companies like HBO and Discovery. He has more than 10 additional years of experience helping the world’s greatest media companies architect solutions for storage and the cloud. Robert believes that it takes best-of-breed technologies from a partner ecosystem to build media workflows that can evolve and scale.
Chris Kelly, Solutions Manager for Production Workflow at Ross Video. Chris is highly engaged with our customers and defining MAM, newsroom, automation and control based solutions. Chris started in the broadcast industry while he was still in high school as a production assistant for a local station in Quincy, IL. From there he’s held roles as a newscast director, promotions producer, and creative services producer at several stations for more than a decade.
Karina Anglada currently serves as a Strategic Development Manager with Adobe. She is an award-winning editor and strategic business executive with over ten years of experience working in post-production. Previously, she worked with the Detroit Pistons, Auburn University Athletics, and the Golden State Warriors.
Amanda Chin is the Vice President of Brand Marketing for the Golden State Warriors, where she oversees marketing efforts for the Golden State Warriors and Chase Center brands. She joined the organization as Senior Director of Marketing in 2015 following three seasons with the NBA’s marketing department. Her previous experience includes working with New York-based advertising agencies including, Wieden + Kennedy and Young & Rubicam.
Blake Wilberding is the Director of Production for the Golden State Warriors, where he is responsible for executing and maintaining quality for all content creation for Warriors social, web, brand partnerships, and in-arena content.
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. His photo blog can be found at jeffleephoto.com.
Born and raised in NYC, Jeff attended Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of Arts where he concentrated in both photography and filmmaking.
Colin McDonald is a Product Manager at Teradek and SmallHD. He is responsible for product development, hardware design and software strategy, and internal/external education. He draws from his film production experience as a camera assistant, a BFA in Film Production and Minor in advertising from Chapman University, film theory training from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and electrical engineering studies from Arizona State University to design and support new products and processes. For Colin, it’s only through travel and continuous education that innovation be driven forward.
Attorney Elaine Wyder-Harshman is Managing Attorney at Convex Legal LLC, a boutique law firm located in Chicago, Illinois. Convex serves the tech, creative, financial, and nonprofit sectors. Elaine’s entertainment law practice concentrates in film and video production. Her recent projects include Deadly Associates, a Chicago true crime documentary that will be released on the Reelz Channel on January 29, 2022.
Elaine received her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she was a fierce moot court competitor. Following law school, Elaine served for seven years as an assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois before entering private practice. Elaine has been interested in intellectual property since her pre-law days as a photographer and multimedia programmer.https://convexlegal.com
Bob Caniglia began working in the film and television industry in 1985 as a part-time camera operator and editor on industrial videos. Bob finished school at night while working full time as a commercial producer/director at a local CBS affiliate. Eventually, Bob found himself in L.A. as an editor for The Disney Channel and 525 Post Production, later working on music videos for Prince, Madonna and Michael Jackson. Bob also helped Gore Verbinski with his director demo reel, telling him that he would be a feature film director someday. Leveraging his real-world industry experience, Bob made the transition to working with a variety of production and post production manufacturers, including Panasonic, Quantel, Snell, DaVinci Systems and Blackmagic Design, where he currently holds the position of Director of Sales Operations. Ever the creative type, Bob is a professional comedian performing around the world under the stage name Bobby Zee. He also has a love for karaoke that just won’t quit.
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.
Colette Gabriel has been an active member of the filmmaking community for nearly 20 years. Her focus has always been on cameras, from working on set as a film loader in Hollywood to running Keslow Camera Chicago. She also volunteers her time as a board director of Filmscape Chicago, the midwest’s only trade show dedicated to providing free education and resources to the film and television community. In her free time you can find her on boating adventures, living aboard year round in Chicago.
As Supervising Colorist at MTI Film, Steve’s credits are too lengthy to list having been a well-respected colorist at Encore Hollywood and RIOT Santa Monica since 1989. Steve has worked on a number of high-profile projects and received numerous industry accolades including those for Showtime’s Weeds, which won the Emmy for Cinematography, and HBO’s miniseries The Pacific, which was nominated for a Cinematography Emmy and was honored with the Hollywood Post Alliance Award for Outstanding Color Grading. Steve’s guidance on color at MTI starts with his personal supervision and training of the dailies team, setting a high bar of artistry that is the envy of the industry.
Michael Cioni has been recognized as one of Hollywood’s most influential people in tech by The Hollywood Reporter. A four-time Emmy winner, he was the co-founder and CEO of post house Light Iron—acquired by Panavision—and served as product director for Panavision’s Millennium DXL 8K camera ecosystem. As Sr. Director of Global Innovation at Adobe, Michael leads numerous workflow innovations including the breakthrough Frame.io Camera to Cloud technology. An active member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and an associate member of the American Society of Cinematographers, Michael focuses his efforts on combining aspects of technology and creativity together within the filmmaking community, as well as mentoring and education throughout the global media industry.
Shawn McDaniel’s career as an independent filmmaker began while he honed his video editing skills working at Buzzfeed, MGM, and Riot Games and as a trainer for Apple. At Frame.io, an Adobe company, Shawn is the Instructional Media Specialist, teaching technical filmmaking skills and post-production workflows to industry professionals. Still possessing a passion for directing, Shawn recently produced a proof-of-concept web series called My Death Co.
Gary Adams has been in the Broadcast and Post Production Industry for more than 45 years. He started in radio in the late 60s, moving to television in the early 70s, serving as a video tape specialist for RCA in the late 70s and early 80s. He codeveloped the TLC, a telecine synchronizing system used in film to tape and dailies transfer for more than 20 years. Gary worked for DaVinci Systems as the TLC Product Manager, then Product Manager for the Revival Digital Film Restoration System. At Blackmagic Design, he is a product specialist on digital film restoration and transfer as well as broadcast switching, distribution, and acquisition. A recognized specialist in motion picture digital film restoration worldwide, Gary is a current member of SBE, a lifetime member of SMPTE, and a member of the AMIA, Association of Motion Imaging Archivists.
Chris is part of the Synology team that works directly with end-users. His role is to support and educate clients specifically in the Media & Entertainment industry. He is also an amateur photographer who enjoys weekend photo walks in the Pacific Northwest.
Becky Morrison is an award-winning film and TV producer and an advocate for production innovation. Becky kicked off her career on the Hollywood blockbuster I AM LEGEND, dabbled in the world of animation on Disney’s THE WILD, then entered the world of rock n’ roll producing the visual content for U2’s world tour. After that, she worked with legendary commercial comedy director Trakor, on large-scale productions that required the use of live cows, fake cavemen, and private planes. In the span of her career, Becky has produced over 300 spots for clients such as Netflix, Apple, NBC, A&E, Hulu, Disney, and many more. She also produced the Emmy-nominated open for NBC’S Sunday Night Football.
In 2015, Becky created The Light, the premier production company for those looking to create systemic change in the film industry. She has spent years studying the history of Hollywood production and uses her research to inform a new framework for production that is grounded in inclusion, equity, and sustainability. In addition to her production work, Becky is the founder of the non-profit organization Globetops which connects people who have laptops they don’t use anymore with someone around the world who can use one.
Greg Smokler grew up on film sets in Hollywood, beginning his film career carrying cases and wrangling cables for his father, cinematographer Peter Smokler. Greg’s career as a Local 600 Camera Operator was interrupted in 2015 when Paralinx– the wireless video company he co-founded–exploded in popularity and was acquired by the Vitec Group. In 2021, Greg was awarded a Motion Picture Academy Sci-Tech Award for his contribution to the team that created the Teradek Bolt.Today he is responsible for Vitec’s Creative Solutions Cine business unit, which comprises Teradek, SmallHD and Wooden Camera. Greg lives in Los Angeles, CA with his wife Marissa and twin sons Albert and Martin.
Dack Busch manages the Cloud Solutions Architect teams at Qumulo. Dack has 30+ years of experience working with customers on designing and deploying complex infrastructure to help solve real business needs. At Qumulo, Dack pioneered the StudioQ Quickstart in collaboration with AWS and other technology partners to help solve real customer problems looking to deploy cloud editorial workflows at scale. Dack believes that it takes best-of-breed technologies from a partner ecosystem to build nimble, competitive, and sustainable media workflows.
David Quintana joined AbelCine in 2021 as a Remote Camera Operator, addressing the growing remote workflow opportunities amongst clients. Prior to AbelCine, David ran his own production company that pivoted during the pandemic to offer live streaming for clients that included craft events, tradeshows, graduations, and worship.
Born and raised in El Paso TX, David is a graduate of New Mexico State University where he received a Bachelor’s in Business Management.
Frances has over 10 years of experience in the virtual events and broadcast industry. She has managed the successful execution of well over 1,000 live stream events. In her last role, she grew her department from a team of one to a team of five and created new workflows and product offerings to ensure her team’s and the company’s success. In addition to virtual events, Frances’ background in film production has been the foundation of her success and the strides she has made in her career.
Gregory Baron is the Manager of Studio Operations for Buzzfeed and Complex Networks’ midtown studio. He joined Complex in 2017 as a Technical Director & Director for the hip-hop talk show, Everyday Struggle, and began his career as a freelance lighting technician for independent films and corporate clients. Greg holds a BFA in film & television production from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.