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.
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.
Recorded in Munich in September, our next lunch guest is full time dad, and some-time product manager for Adobe, Patrick Palmer.
Currently on paternity leave, Patrick Palmer will be returning to his role as Sr. Product Manager, Color Workflows. Patrick came to Adobe via the purchase of Iridas. Our interview covers the formation of Iridas, and a whole lot more.
Maxim Jago is a media trainer, presenter, award-winning writer, and film director. He’s also an Adobe Master Trainer and author. He presents regularly at media events, has trained editors all around the world, and has taught everyone from schoolchildren to university professors, from ABC’s top editors in Australia to the BBC’s tech gurus in the UK. Visit his website at http://www.maximjago.com.
Maxim Jago began directing at 16, and studied film at the Bournemouth and Pool College of Art and Design, and then the Farnham Art college (later named the Surrey Institute of Art & Design). While studying, he worked continually on new projects, trying new roles and collaborating with all comers. After leaving Farnham, he embarked on a series of short films, going on to produce and direct Trust Me, a feature length documentary about the work of abstract theatre director, Richard Foreman.
Our longest lunch definitely covered the widest range of topics.
The next guest in the Lunch with Philip and Greg series, is Bart Neckebroeck.
Bart is a freelance trainer for Adobe, Avid and Apple NLEs and a freelance editor on Media Composer and Final Cut Pro. He has produced his own films and documentaries and brings an interesting insight into the state of NLEs and production in his native Belgium.
The latest episode of Lunch with Philip and Greg is with Terry Curren, recorded during the Blackmagic Design Open Day in August 2014. Terry Curren is Founder and President of Alpha Dogs. Terry has had a passion for filmed entertainment since the age of 12, when he began creating home movies with an old eight-millimeter camera.
He began his career in the early 1980s by directing, editing and producing music videos and a direct-to-video feature film. In 1986, he spearheaded the evolution of a major post-production facility’s edit bays, where he became senior editor in short order. His reviews and tutorials of emerging post technologies have appeared in Post, DV Magazine and other publications.
His extensive knowledge of the Avid along with his rich editorial and color-correction experience, has earned him the recognition of his peers and a legion of loyal clients. Visit Terry’s IMDB page.
Our next lunch guest was recorded in Estes Park, Colorado, during a recent trip to visit with Jerry Hofmann. During his 33-year professional show business career,he has become an award winning theatrical actor, TV and film editor, writer, director and producer. Over the years, he has produced hundreds of TV commercials, and industrial films for Fortune 500 companies, Hollywood studios and advertising agencies.
A true pioneer in the technology, Jerry received one of the first Avid non-linear disk based editors in Los Angeles. He now teaches part-time at the Colorado Film and Video Instructional Studios. He is a team leader in the Final Cut Pro forum at www.creativecow.net, and is the leading contributor to Apple Computer’s own discussion group for Final Cut Pro and is a frequent visitor of 2-Pop’s discussion groups. He also has his own company, jlh productions, and he is a partner in Bat-Mann Productions, both located in Denver, Colorado
Thomas Quinn is a writer/producer/editor for documentary and historic re-enactment productions for cable TV, mostly Discovery. He specializes in production in exotic and remote locales. You can find his quite impressive body of work on IMDB.