CAT | Lunch
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]
Our latest Lunch guest is Heather Williams. Heather has been working with manufacturers for nearly 10 years helping to bring the best video production tools to market – meeting the important and evolving needs of today’s creative professionals. She began her career as part of the original team at G-Technology and helped grow the company into the world’s leading supplier of external drives to the creative community. She now continues her dream of working with creative professionals as the VP of Sales at Atomos and sharing how their line of award-winning products are revolutionizing today’s production workflow.
Hayden Black is a writer, actor, voice over artist and a damned funny comedian. He was creator/producer of Goodnight Burbank when I first interviewed him for the Digital Production BuZZ/ Since then he’s gone on to produce Abigail’s Teen Diary & Teensy Tweets. You can catch him on BBC America’s The Brit List and daily on Yahoo!’s “Who Knew?” He can be contacted on Twitter as @HaydenBlack, or follow @Gen_Zed.
My year seems to have three major themes: sucking while learning, family history video and small production kit. Along the way there have been 13 episodes of Lunch with Philip and Greg.
Michael Horton’s career is well documented – the first of our guests with a Wikipedia entry. Michael is also one of my longest standing and closest friends. We met at a LACPUG meeting long before I moved to the USA and he endeared himself to us when he was the first to review The DV Companion for Final Cut Pro back in 1999.
In this edition Cirina Catania turns the tables and takes Philip Hodgetts and Greg Clarke to lunch. You can find out all you want about Philip on this blog or with a Google search. Greg Clarke has a PhD in Medical Research but chose a career of entrepreneurship over medical research, becoming ‘Friday boss’ in Philip’s Australian business. He is now the co-develper and coding partner for Intelligent Assistance and Lumberjack System.
Philip and Greg have been together as a couple for nearly 25 years, and married in California in 2008.