CAT | Lunch
Steve Martin is the creative force behind Ripple Training and has been using and teaching Final Cut Pro since 1999. Since Final Cut Pro’s introduction, he has introduced thousands of people to Final Cut Pro through his classes, workshops and training products. He has consulted and/or trained for Apple, Adobe, Disney, Canon, Walmart and other companies. He is also a writer, producer and avid photographer. We caught up with Steve for lunch at the 2016 Final Cut Pro X Creative Summit on October 31st.
By some odd co-incidence, after a run of guest one at a time, we have two pairs of guests in a row: this time Ryan Velin and Mads Larsen Nielsen.
The latest in our lunch series is with Ronny Courtens and Nouch Demeulenaere recorded during IBC in September 2016. Ronny has had an amazing career across Europe, from Olympic broadcasting to mainstream television. Nouch is both Ronny’s assistant and a video artist in her own right.
Our lunch guest David Basulto graduated from being the media arts and animation instructor at award-winning San Marino High School in Southern California to an accidental entrepreneur and founder of iOgrapher. After seeing the shift to digital, he dove head first into learning as many tools as possible and fell in love with the iPad, leading to the development of the first iOgrapher devices.
He has had a interesting career as an actor and producer before becoming an education and later, entrepreneur.
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.
Rick Young has worked in television and video production since the late 1980’s. He bought his first DV camera in 1997 and since then, has established himself as a single-operator Producer/Director with a passion for affordable filmmaking. Rick is the editor for Movie Machine, a website devoted to the art and technology of digital filmmaking. He is the author of numerous books including The Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro X (Focal Press) and more.
You can find more about Rick at his Movie Machine site.
Our latest lunch with Oliver Peters was recorded during NAB 2016 in Las Vegas. Oliver Peters is an independent video/film editor, colorist, post production supervisor and consultant. He is also a contributing editor/writer for Videography, DV and TV Technology magazines. he’s worked in the radio, television and film industries since 1970. Over the years, this has included a variety of hands-on production and post production positions, as well as various facility management roles. Along the way, I have earned numerous awards, including local, regional and national Addy, Telly and Monitor Awards. His full bio can be found on his blog.
Our latest Lunch with Philip and Greg is with multi-hyphenate Liz Radley. Liz has worked in most departments in production including visual effects, camera, Director, producer, writer and editor. She currently produces mostly making of, or on-screen graphics for movies and has collaborated closely with Clint Eastwood for many years.
Mike Matzdorff is a writer, director, editor, assistant editor and has composed the score for one indie film and a stage play. He has spent over 20 years in editing rooms of feature films and Emmy winning television shows, including Fight Club, Analyze This, Last Comic Standing and Monk.
He was the first assistant editor on FOCUS – the first major film edited on Apple’s Final Cut X software – and wrote a book on the experience loaded with real world tips, tricks, and proven workflow techniques (check fcpxfeatures.co).
Recently, Mike has been: a keynote speaker at the FCPX Creative Summit, a guest lecturer at the University of Illinois & San Diego Fina Cut User Group, and led a panel at a special event featuring Final Cut Pro X hosted by the American Cinema Editors.
He’s currently editing animation for Duncan Studio in Pasadena and helms his production company miguma.
Doug blush has been an award-winning filmmaker for more than 20 years, currently focusing on top level documentary features and independent film productions through his Los Angeles-based company, MadPix, Inc.
His credits include directing, editing, writing, producing and/or camera on more than seventy feature and television documentaries, including Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Peabody Award winning projects, eight Sundance Film Festival features including one Grand Jury and one Audience Award winner, and two of the top 60 box office documentaries of all time. Contact him at [email protected]