Session Descriptions

Understanding & Mastering Light
Speaker: Kevin Ames
Light is the paint and the camera is the canvas onto which it flows. Just as painters have to know how to use paints and brushes to realize their art, photographers want to understand light and how to control it to make truly successful photography video or still. This in-depth program will explain the qualities and properties of light, contrast, color and lighting styles. It combines on-screen examples with demonstrations to give participants a working knowledge of light.
Learn to live stream in 8K with Insta360 and Radiant Images

Live streaming in 8K used to be next to impossible with technological bottlenecks. Now, with streamlined Insta360 professional cameras and 5G rolling out internationally, it’s already a reality. Creators are already using cutting-edge tech to achieve immersive 8K broadcasts, and we’re here to teach you their state-of-the-art workflows varying from low budget projects to high end productions. Whether you are new to VR live streaming or if you are a pro, as long as you have an interest for where the industry is headed, join experts from Insta360 and Radiant Images as they show you the latest ecosystem tools to using Insta360 technology for 360-livestreaming.

Video Storytelling for Brand Building, Social Media Marketing and Promotion
In this session Christine Steele will share how she develops video stories specifically to support brand identity for promotion and marketing on websites and social media. Learn to employ classic storytelling guidelines and creative techniques to craft compelling videos designed for social media distribution, branding and commercial promotion.
  • Story structure for short promotional videos
  • Themes that capture attention
  • Selecting visual and audio content to support brand
  • Character/Brand development strategies: positive reinforcement & integrity
  • Crafting value-added “packages” for clients
DaVinci Resolve - Skin Tones & Matching
Speaker: Warren Eagles
In this session Warren covers 2 of the most asked color questions: Matching shots and getting nice skin tones. This is an intermediate class aimed at Editors, DPs and Colorists who are already using Resolve but want to learn some great tips and tricks to help elevate their grading to the next level. The session will be conducted using Resolve but the theory taught will be very general so aimed at users of all color correction software.
  • How to make the ‘hero’ actor stand out
  • Removing color blemishes
  • Various ways of softening skin
  • Matching different cameras using scopes
  • Fixing bad white balance shots
  • Over and under exposed problems
After Effects Masks: What Can They Do for Me?
Speaker: Luisa Winters
In After Effects, you can use masks for a bit more than only hiding a part of your photo or video. In this session, Luisa will use masks for hiding, tracking, content-aware, and for keyframes. After Effects sees the information on masks and vertex points very similarly than it sees information on position keyframes, so one can use the information on one to create the other. From using masks to create position keyframes, to using position keyframes to create masks, after this session, you’ll have a much deeper understanding on how to use the power of masks in your work.
  • What exactly is a mask?
  • Mask Properties
  • Mask Modes
  • Animating a mask
  • Using a mask for position Keyframing
  • Using Masks from Illustrator
  • Incorporating masks into your work
Live Streaming: Building a Remote Studio
Speaker: Jem Schofield

In this session, Jem Schofield of theC47 will take you through his journey of how he has repurposed a small space in his house and turned it into a live streaming studio for content creation, panel discussions and to provide educational & consulting services to his clients. He will discuss camera choices, lighting, audio and how to properly create a professional result on a modest budget.

  • Choosing and treating your home studio space
  • Camera considerations
  • Lighting your studio
  • Microphone choices
  • Multi-camera switching solutions
  • Incorporating masks into your work
Ask the Experts
An interactive panel discussion with leading filmmakers and developers with in depth knowledge on the Apple ecosystem for Video.
The Making of Elton John’s "Love Me Again"
Led by Kii Arens

Learn how a leading creator creates beautiful high profile music videos including Oscar winner “Love Me Again” by Elton John.

Motion Graphics MasterClass - Templates

Led by Motion VFX

Learn how to create stunning Motion Templates for titles, effects and transitions and deploy them in Final Cut Pro X.

Motion Graphics MasterClass - 3D Models in mo2

Led by Motion VFX

Learn how to work with 3D Models in Motion using MotionVFX’s m02 plugin.

Kin Media Case Study
Led by Brad Jones

Learn how a leading creator of YouTube lifestyle content reaching 5 million subscribers daily, gets content & makes high quality content quickly & inexpensively.

Blockbuster Productions on an Indie Budget

Learn how the team behind successful indie comedy “Faith Based” shot on 2 8K RED Monstro cameras and encoded dailies on set and had them ready to review same-day on an iPhone — all on a decidedly small indie budget.

Mobile Post Production
Speaker: Photo Joseph

Editing and color correction on an iPad. Learn how to import your projects into Final Cut Pro X for color correction and finishing.

How to Work with ProRes RAW
Speaker: Photo Joseph

Learn how to work with ProRes RAW including shooting considerations, RAW to Log workflows, considerations for SDR vs HDR, color correction and delivery.

Lessons Learned from Chicago Summer Stories
Speaker: Steve Douglass

Hear about the hugely successful documentary boot camp for High Schoolers in Chicago.

3D Typography
Speaker: Eran Stern
We live in a three-dimensional world, so it is only logical that we create in 3D. Especially when the tools are simpler and more accessible than ever. In this session we will learn how to combine video, text and 3D titles in After Effects. We will rely on the built-in tools along with industry standard plugins. By the end of this class you will be able to create impressive 3D Typography, even if you have zero knowledge in this area.
 
Launching Your Creative Business
Speaker: Amy DeLouise

Maybe you are just getting started as a freelancer. Or, you’re launching your creative business after a staff career. Running a creative business isn’t easy. You need to stay on top of your creative skills at the same time as managing clients, workflow, finances, and your own professional development. Learn from an entrepreneur who has run several creative companies on how to set up your business for success.

The Details Matter: Having the Right Paperwork for Your Production
Speaker: Rachel Longman

Overlooking the paperwork you need for your production can cause you to make many mistakes on set putting you in danger of breaking the budget or worse, missing the shot. There are important documents you need to ensure that you have everything ready and prepped for your shoot day, from communication to permissions. This course is taught by Rachel Longman, an experienced producer/director from RHED Pixel who works with Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and nonprofits. In this session, Rachel will walk through the paperwork you need to you protect yourself and your production.

 
Shooting & Editing for Mobile Delivery

More video is watched over the web on mobile, tablet, and computer than on traditional broadcast channels. Over-the-web video requires a trained eye for production, and understanding of codec, bitrates, resolutions, and color management for optimizing media for mobile delivery, best practices, and equipment are all discussed in this Web Video Power Session. Learn the best way to use your camera, frame a shot, get the RIGHT audio, set up for graphics over the web, and deliver a fabulous product aimed at mobile, tablet, or computer delivery.

Directing Actors for the Best Performance
Speaker: Maxim Jago

Lights, camera, sound… Wait! Before you perfect the technical skills required to capture a powerful performance, you need to bring that performance to reality. Whether you are working with an Oscar nominated world-class cast, the CEO of a company, or a documentary subject, you need a specific set of skills to direct their performance.

Actors often learn techniques to compensate for a lack of direction. Save them the time and effort (and your film!) by providing the guidance they need to fulfil their potential as performers – to tell the story with authenticity and emotional honesty, to add emphasis to the right words, to feel the beat of the scene, to listen and respond by being present in the moment, and to bring the words to life in a way the camera can capture.

Truly, your subject is the most important part of your production.

In this intensive deep dive into directing performance, you’ll learn the key facts your subject needs to perform, whether they are presenting the news or conveying an authentic emotional performance.

  • Learn the language of actors.
  • Learn how to hold the space, so your cast feels safe to explore the emotional terrain of the script.
  • Learn how to help an inexperienced speaker present information clearly.
  • Learn how to give your cast genuine emotional responses to the script.

At the end of this session, you’ll have more confidence, the right vocabulary, and new skills to help your subjects give you the performance you need to make an amazing film.

Expressing Yourself: Mastering Expressions in After Effects
Speaker: Kyle Hamrick

After Effects expressions can feel intimidating, but make a HUGE difference in your everyday workflow. We’ll cover the basics of how expressions actually work, and explore several common functions that will make your (AE-related) life so much easier. This session session is intended for users who know their way around After Effects, but have been hesitant to dive into expressions.

How to Effectively Direct a Drone Shoot
Speakers: Luisa Winters & Mike Sobola

Drone shots are ubiquitous and often overused in TV and film. Effectively using drones first requires understanding the general operational requirements of different types. This presentation will discuss how to use drones effectively to enhance your production value, how to get the shot you need through effective directing techniques and realistic shot expectations, and understanding shots from a drone pilot’s point of view. In addition, we’ll look at limitations of each class of drone and when you should step up or down in size and number of operators.

Topics covered:

  • Finding a pilot who can get the shots you need.
  • Selecting the drone: Don’t send a quad to do a hexcopter’s job. While drone selection is usually the drone pilot’s purview, it’s important to recognize how your format of choice and operational environment affect drone selection and crew size.
  • Understanding the platform: How external elements such as vehicles, actors and locations affect set-up, timing and shot selection.
  • Why cost is not your first consideration. Identify your shots first then select the drone.
  • Movement is your friend: identifying the most effective shots and techniques for your production.
  • Communicate your vision: Using terms and language that drone pilots understand.
The Art of Rotoscoping
Speaker: Eran Stern

In this session you will learn how to use a combination of Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and Character Animator to transfer your footage to different kinds of cartoon animations.

Rotoscoping is the process of drawing a piece of footage frame by frame. It can be simple outlines of fully coloured or very abstract. No matter what the style is, it always have the same starting point. A piece of footage trace over either by hand or through the use of a computer. Rotoscoping is also used to isolate part of the foreground from the background for composing or visual effects work. In this session you will learn how to use a combination of Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and Character Animator to transfer your footage to different kinds of cartoon animations. We’ll also explore the built in tools and 3rd party apps that can help to cutout video from the background.

 
Creating YouTube Videos that Connect
Speaker: Valentina Vee

Lighting has dramatically changed in the past decade, and budgets often do not take lighting systems into account, space is minimal, and speed is required. Optimizing every scrap of brightness while creating the proper mood and ambience is critical whether it’s for interview, talking heads, corporate presentations, training, or education. Great lighting doesn’t need to come on a truck and certainly doesn’t need to be expensive. This session not only discusses and demonstrates lighting that can be carried in a overhead-sized backpack; we’ll dive into actual demonstration of how to use these lights for talking heads, and more. Attendees are encouraged to bring cameras (mobile devices are great for this!) to capture the overall scene during training.

Micro-Lighting Systems: Small, Packable, & Powerful

Lighting has dramatically changed in the past decade, and budgets often do not take lighting systems into account, space is minimal, and speed is required. Optimizing every scrap of brightness while creating the proper mood and ambience is critical whether it’s for interview, talking heads, corporate presentations, training, or education. Great lighting doesn’t need to come on a truck and certainly doesn’t need to be expensive. This session not only discusses and demonstrates lighting that can be carried in a overhead-sized backpack; we’ll dive into actual demonstration of how to use these lights for talking heads, and more. Attendees are encouraged to bring cameras (mobile devices are great for this!) to capture the overall scene during training.

Working Faster & Smarter in Adobe Premiere Pro
Speaker: Jeff Greenberg

This session is full of tips, nuanced uses and lots of fun while learning. Loads of Q&A and playing around in the Adobe ecosystem. Jeff I. Greenberg, Master Trainer, has been spinning NLEs at NAB for over a decade. Everyone is guaranteed to have at least one “A-HA” moment. Loads of interaction and Q&A across the class. If you use Premiere Pro, this is the place to be — there’s something here for everyone.

Building your Personal Brand & Your Bottomline!
Speaker: Rhea Allen

You will not only gain a deep understanding of personal branding, you will learn how to create one and, more importantly, what it means to maintain and inhabit that personal brand. And how to make certain your personal brand is in alignment with the organization you work or want to work for or the company you want to create or have created.

Attendees’ takeaways:

  • Experience personal branding and what it means to BE their brand
  • Take steps to help unlock or uncover their passions, potentials and powers as a creative and unique person 
  • Tips in creating themselves on at least three social media platforms and express their brands with tools, tips and tactics to explore 
  • Create a brand essence statement for their personal brand to emulate often, a mantra, core values and strengths
  • Be exposed or learn more about the various personality or character traits and skills strengths assessments to further unpack the traits and capabilities they have
  • Learn about building “brand ambassadors” or “loyal fans” for their personal brand
  • Navigate their digital security and online (and off-line) reputation management
  • Gain insights, information and inspiration on how to maintain their brand using the latest trends and techniques to be their own “brand managers.” 

Join adjunct-professor, marketing expert, industry leader, and keynote speaker Rhea Allen as she provides this class based on her 16 years of experience as a President and CEO of an award winning creative and digital marketing/ ad agency that’s performed professional marketing and creative services all over the world. She will provide an authentic and supportive atmosphere in which learners are encouraged to deeply reveal themselves in order to manifest a truly meaningful personal brand that effectively communicates their core values, principles and professional super powers. She is the host of the Marketing Expedition Podcast and not only the Co-founder of Peppershock Media, but also the founder of the Marketing Expedition Community, an on-line subscription based platform where members gain invaluable insights, the latest trends in marketing, chat support, ideas and inspiration for building brands and bottom lines. She has a distinct style in which she provides encouragement, coaching and feedback. She tends to promote a supportive environment and facilitates the creative process for all walks of life while participants pursue their goals of successful personal brand creation.

Producing an International Documentary
Speaker: Tony Bari
Documentary is a true to life medium of storytelling, that has many variables that can prolong, condense, or cause you to reevaluate the project depending on how dynamic the subject is. This will be a showcase with examples that highlight and breakdown ideas on what is capturing, or what is crafting a moment and keeping the integrity of the subject. 
 
Explore some of the technical recipes for ideal and practical situations to start development on projects or in collaboration with an existing project. Identifying the concepts in pre-production planning, blocking out the shoot on location, reviewing footage in the field, to bring back great material for post production.  With a discussion on finding the happy medium working around the differences in culture, language, and appreciation for the look of your image along with the impression your story leaves behind.
AI and the Future of Post-Production
Speaker: Rick Champagne

Join this session to learn how AI is enhancing human creativity and productivity in the Media & Entertainment industry – from content creation through to post-production and distribution. We will decode the mysteries of deep learning and machine learning, as well as explore how this technology will impact the future of post-production and how artists and technologists will be able to take advantage of these new creative digital assistants.

Calling All Video Pros: Using Mobile Phones in Production
Speaker: Nick Harauz

Learn how to shoot great-looking video with an iPhone or Android device. Mobile devices have transformed video production, making it possible to capture new angles and perspectives without a large crew or lots of additional equipment. In this session, Nick Harauz will share techniques for shooting talking heads, compelling B-roll, and capturing slow-motion and time-lapse footage from unique vantage points. 

Attendees will learn: 

  • The fundamentals of shooting great looking footage with your phone
  • How to prep you phone for filming
  • Things to consider when in production
  • Staying organized on your phone to your desktop
  • Useful apps and gear to enhance production value
  • Phone and Tablet apps to edit your footage on the fly
Photoshop Essentials for Video Editors
Speaker: Rod Harlan
Join Industry Veteran Rod Harlan for an exciting session of Photoshop techniques aimed at video editors wanting to improve their skillset. This is not a beginner class. From working with video files inside of Photoshop, to creating special Video FX, to using Layer masks and LAB color mode, you will learn how to create videos for use in your NLE and many more techniques that you can use in your projects right away! You’ll also learn when & why you would want to work on your video files in Photoshop vs After Effects or Premiere Pro.
Concrete skills & takeaways:
  • Work with video files inside of Photoshop
  • Turn still images into time-lapse videos
  • How to use Layer masks
Producing Effective Screencasts

Sharing the content of your screen has become a standard for both prerecorded and live video.  Whether you’re teaching software, giving a slide presentation, or hosting a business meeting this is a great technique. Rich Harrington has been producing screencasts for 20 years and clients incude Apple, Adobe, Microsoft, Skylum, and many more.

In this course, he offers practical advice for organizing, producing, and running a screencast or webinar that works with most hosting platforms. He explores choosing the right software tools and web cameras. Learn how to get the best video and sound from a computer screen.

Topics Include:

  • Choosing the right recording tools (software vs. hardware)
  • Organizing your content
  • Setting up your presentation computer
  • Selecting a microphone for recording
  • Using a pro camera via Thunderbolt or USBC
  • Optimizing slides for a webinar
  • Holding a rehearsal event
Scripting for Video
Speaker: Amy DeLouise
The best videos start with a blueprint for impact, and that plan is a script. Learn tools, strategies, and tips for writing branded video content. Learn how story arc applies to nonfiction, how to incorporate interviews, the best format for an animation script, and how to manage the dreaded rewrite process. You’ll come out of this workshop ready to tackle your next video scripting project.
Working with LOG Footage & Creating Your Own Lookup Tables
Capturing video in log tells the camera to record more from a scene—meaning you’ll be able to recover more from your highlights and shadows and adjust more colors and tones in post-production. In this course, join Rich Harrington as he shows you how to record video in log, process the files, and complete a post-production workflow. Topics covered include:
  • Recording options for log
  • Configuring cameras to recording in log
  • Monitoring log recordings
  • Following typical camera workflows
  • Getting ready for post
  • Using log files in Premiere and After Effects
  • Using log files in Final Cut Pro X
  • Managing and manipulating lookup tables
Creating Animations for Email & Social Media
Speaker: Chris Converse
In 2019, email marketing outperformed social media, search, news and corporate intranets combined. The good news is that marketers are looking for attractive, animated content for their marketing campaigns. The bad news, this means Animated GIFs and file size restrictions. Email animations can be very frustrating to create, and their simplicity is deceptive. Creating small, looping animations animations with limited file size can leave you feeling helpless. Learn techniques that you can use in After Effects, and Photoshop, and beyond, to create compelling animations that leverage your work against the limitations of this popular medium. Concrete skills and take-aways:
  • Understand why Email limitations exist
  • Learn techniques for creating small looping animations in After Effects
  • Optimizing Animated GIFs with Photoshop
  • Explore 3rd party compression options
What Color is Your Light? An Exploration of CRI, TLCI and SSI
Speaker: Gary Adcock
When LED lights first came on the market, they revolutionized TV and Film Production, We all talked about how great they were, then we found out our measuring system had some pretty serious holes. Join Gary Adcock as he talks about the differences between using the established Color Rendition Index (CRI) vs the newer Television Lighting Consistency Index (TLCI), the Academy’s SSI (Specularity Similarity Index plane and what each of those resources say about the other.
Documentary Editing: Organization, Collaboration & Legal Considerations
Speaker: Kelley Slagle
Filmmaker Kelley Slagle shares ways to organize and manage your documentary footage using your NLE. She explains how metadata can be useful, transcription options, ways to use sequences to your advantage, and collaboration tools. She also discusses legal copyright and IP issues that you may encounter during your edit.
Podcasting Essentials
Session description coming soon.
The World in One Backpack: Shooting Travel Documentaries for Months on the Road
Speaker: Valentina Vee
How do you pack for a job that’ll take you to the other side of the world for weeks or months? What do you bring, how do you plan, and how do you organize it all? As someone who has spent much of the past 3 years shooting documentaries overseas, I have had some pretty interesting gigs. I’ve gotten stuck at night in the sand dunes of Dubai and walked through the Ghanian jungle with a village chief. I’ve shot in the open sea, on an active lava field, and through a monsoon – picking up lessons along the way. In this session, I open up my personal vault and share those stories and lessons with you.
Why Blogging Works (and How to Succeed)
Speaker: Kevin Ames
This course explains the strategies for building an effective, successful blogging effort. It explores types of blogs and what they do and how to use them in your business — confidence building blogs, experiential blogs and tutorial or how-to blogs. Simply, blogging works by giving clients or potential clients assurance that the production team they are considering have the expertise to accomplish the project with minimal risk along with the personality that assures them the project will be fun. 
Savvy Video Pre-Production
Producer/Director Christine Steele will share an overview of her approach to pre-production, including crafting effective story treatments that serve as a blueprint for content creation. We’ll explore some software solutions for budgeting, scheduling, and collaboration, as well as discuss location permitting, gear and crew selection. As time allows, discussion will be expanded to include technical and legal “gotchas”, and tips on promotion and distribution tactics to think about before you begin shooting and editing.
DaVinci Resolve - What Are the Cool OFX Plugins?

Speaker: Warren Eagles

In this session Warren explains how learning and practicing with the DaVinci Resolve OFX Plugins can help you get an edge over your competition. Post Production is going to be very busy when things ramp up again, the downside is people are hungry so it is going to be very competitive. This is an intermediate class aimed at current Editors, DPs and Colorists who want to add more tools into their Post Production armory. Warren will demonstrate the OFX Plugins that he uses most in his color sessions.
  • Color Compressor – Very subtle color adjustment tool
  • Shift Tilt – Digitally shift focus to your subject
  • Deband – Fantastic solution for fixing 8bit banding in skies
  • Face Refinement – Make the CEO look good, fast and effectively
  • Color Space Transform – Transform from 1 camera to another’s Color Space
  • Patch Replacer – Great for sky replacements
  • Lens Flares – Combined with the FX Tracker
Legal Essentials When Launching a Creative Business
Speaker: Seth Polansky
Session description coming soon.

Day 2 Sessions

Master Essential Graphics in After Effects and Premiere Pro
Speaker: Eran Stern

In this session, you’ll learn how to create these templates. Make them efficient, flexible and and multi purpose as well as publish and sell them via Adobe Stock.

The Essential Graphics Panel is a feature that makes graphic workflows much more easier when working on a video project. This allows any editor, no matter their After Effects skill, to edit and customise After Effects templates without having any After Effects knowledge whatsoever. In this session, you’ll learn how to create these templates. Make them efficient, flexible and and multi purpose as well as publish and sell them via Adobe Stock.

Mastering Video Compression - Better Looking Encodes and Save Time with Automation
Speaker: Jeff Greenberg

Be smart about video compression! Get the best looking video online or with direct to the client distribution by knowing what you should (and shouldn’t) adjust. This software agnostic session will cover the key compression basics, go over which file format and codec are best for both targets. You’ll come out with concrete methods of smart distribution – including some of the killer tools out there, ways to automate and go faster and how to best add key metadata.


Jeff I. Greenberg, a Master Instructor, encourages lots of Q&A during the session.

A Primer on VR Video Postproduction
Speaker: Nick Harauz

If you’re interested in creating 360 videos, then this session can help you get up to speed with the fundamentals of 360 video post-production.

360 video offers creative professionals unique ways to create immersive content. In order to share that content, users must have a solid understanding of the 360/VR post process. If you’re interested in creating 360 videos, then this session can help you get up to speed with the fundamentals of 360 video post-production. Nick will take you through the basics of 360, show you techniques to stitch together footage, how to edit VR clips in Adobe Premiere , what to watch out for when adding transitions and effects and also making sure your projects are ready to be experienced on the web.

Why Email Marketing Still Matters for Engaging Your Audience
Speaker: Rod Harlan
Email is an essential tool for attracting and retaining an audience. With the majority of consumers preferring email over other forms of marketing, it provides a professional and direct medium that allows businesses to reach out to their leads and current customers. In this class veteran NAB instructor Rod Harlan, we’ll take an in-depth look at list building and the benefits of using email marketing for your business. From promotions to loyalty programs to sales funnels, we’ll explore ways to make the most of your marketing budget to engage your audience and maximize your ROI.
Concrete skills and takeaways:
  • How to build a quality email list that converts
  • How to be CAN-SPAM Act compliant
  • How to optimize your time and budget
  • Coverage of tools and resources
Retouching VR Images (360 Photo) with After Effects + Photoshop
Speaker: Chris Converse
Learn how to edit, enhance, and augment this engaging photographic experience with custom branding and retouching techniques using the VR Comp Editor in After Effects. VR photography is here, right now. Billions of people are rotating and exploring 360º photo in Facebook everyday. So what’s missing? Retouching and branding! Learn to seamlessly remove the tripod, as well as introduce new artwork into your spherical panoramas. Learn how to edit, enhance, and augment this engaging photographic experience with custom branding and retouching techniques using the VR Comp Editor in After Effects. We’ll also cover some shooting tips and workflows for removing yourself and others from a shot, and even use bracketing techniques for creating the perfect shot. Concrete skills and take-aways:
  • Working with the VR Comp Editor in After Effects
  • Seamlessly removing the tripod
  • Adding logos and artwork to spherical panoramas
  • Removing yourself and others form a scene
  • Adding Photoshop into the workflow
  • Bracketing your shots
  • BONUS – adding animations for VR photos
Effective Producing: Falling with Grace
Speaker: Rachel Longman

In this session, we will learn techniques to turn a mistake into a situation that can benefit you in the future.

Based on the nature of our industry, mistakes will happen. How you handle them decides if you will have another try. Not every failure is a complete defeat. In this session, we will learn techniques to turn a mistake into a situation that can benefit you in the future. This course is taught by Rachel Longman, an experienced producer/director from RHED Pixel who works with Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and nonprofits.

Mastering Color in BlackMagic DaVinci Resolve
Speaker: Jeff Greenberg

Ok, so you’ve been using DaVinci Resolve – but are you really using it well? Come to this 2.5 hour session and we’ll cover the following:

  • Basic Recipe of Color Correction (have to cover the foundations!)
  • Secondaries
  • Getting projects in/out of Resolve from other editorial tools
  • DaVinci Resolve Color Management
  • Key Effects

And whatever else we can cram into two and a half hours! This is your chance to take the mystery out of Resolve’s color page and start color correcting in Resolve. There is no faster way to go from zero to 60 than this class. Learn only the keyboard keys that are truly necessary to use this tool!

Level: Novice/Beginner/Editor/Colorist

Have a question prior to class? Get all of your questions answered now from Master Trainer Jeff I. Greenberg jgreenbergconsulting.com.

Put It in Writing: Contracts for Creatives
Speaker: Seth Polansky

How to read, understand, and issue spot contracts. Great for business owners.

Adobe Illustrator for Video and 3D
Speaker: Eran Stern

Learn how to use Illustrator artwork to build amazing videos, animations, and 3D motion graphics. Discover how to share artboards, layers, type, colors, and paths between Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Cinema 4D in the most efficient way possible. Learn how to prep Illustrator artwork for use in other applications, how to animate Illustrator layers and build 3D motion graphics in After Effects. Learn how to import Illustrator files in Cinema 4D and use a variety of free and paid plugins that make sharing assets between apps even easier.

How I Won My EMMYs: Have a Story and Tell it Well

EMMY-Worthy programs come in all shapes and sizes, but the top productions have traits and touchstones that win their producer that statue. This presentation looks at what goes into a winning production from a Producer who’s judged, been judged and won. The session will touch on the importance of sticking to what you know or, “Time in Type”, the role of collaboration, and why the story is key in everything piece you do. We’ll look at ways to get your work submitted and how to increase your nomination chances on your way to that great big win.

Areas discussed:

  • The EMMY submission and nomination process.
  • Your client’s role and how to foster the relationship.
  • Keys to good storytelling and the important role it plays.
  • The function of effective collaboration and how to nurture it.
Secrets Behind Posting on Oculus Media Studio
Speaker: Al Caudullo
Have you even heard of OMS? Many haven’t. But this could be the most important platform for the future of immersive content creation. 
 
Oculus Media Studio is the newest tool for Immersive creators to use to get their content directly into the booming VR headset market. “Creators around the world are creating incredible immersive content to build communities and share stories. However, we’ve heard from creators that sharing content to experience in a VR headset is quite different than sharing 360 content to view in a social feed. Immersive creators want support for their VR-native content and we’re committed to helping them on their journey to engage their community and tell their stories.” This statement demonstrates how much Oculus is devoted to helping Immersive Creators.
 
Oculus Media Studio, an immersive media management tool for uploading, publishing, and analyzing VR-first content. uploading, publishing, and analyzing VR-first content. But this new platform is not so easy to get accepted for. Every video is scrutinized by real people, not algorithms before being approved to publish. But once published you have a straight shot to every single Oculus Go, Oculus Quest and GearVR in the world! That’s a big stage. I’ll show you how to shoot for the best quality. The types of content that are being accepted and those that are NOT.  How do you apply? What do you need to do in advance of applying to increase your chances of being accepted? And not everyone is. The session will give you the step by step way to get the edge on this new, vitally important platform. The handwriting is on the wall, while all the content right now is free, there certainly seems to be a clear path ahead.
iPhone Videography for Professionals

The iPhone is not just for family video — with the right tools and training you can turn it into a high-level pro camera that’s amazingly versatile and affordable — come learn how its done.

Maintaining Consistent Color On-Set
Speaker: Kevin Ames
Description Coming Soon
The New Avid Media Composer
Speaker: Scott Simmons

This session will look at Avid Media Composer in its current form and detail a number of signature features that have been added in recent versions of the NLE.

Avid Media Composer was once the only game in town when is came to  non-linear editing. Over the years Media Composer has been eclipsed by the easy availability of many other editing tools as these competing NLEs have gained a foothold in most markets outside of Hollywood. But in the last coupe of years, and through the last several versions, Avid has been updating Media Composer to create a tool that is the most feature-rich version of Media Composer to date.
 
This session will look at Avid Media Composer in its current form and detail a number of signature features that have been added in recent versions of the NLE. We will look at techniques and workflows where Media Composer shines as well as some third party tools that fill in the gaps where it might be lacking. 
Finding Creativity: Push Yourself to New Heights
Speaker: Ian Robinson

Description coming soon.

Five AR Phone Apps You Should Know About
Speaker: Nick Harauz

In this session Nick Harauz, will look at 5 AR phone apps that are helpful in the world of production and post on iPhone and Android devices. 

  • A brief primer in AR creation for iOS and Android 
  • Build simple AR experiences with moving assets
  • New ways to collaborate in AR
  • Visualize lighting simulations, the sun, moon and TOD of your location
  • Blocking shots & setting up cameras with just your phone
Motion Graphics MasterClass – 3D Models in mo2
Led by: MotionVFX

Description coming soon.

Mobile Filmmaking – The Rise of Mobile Phones for Acquisition
Speaker: Gary Adcock

With the release of the multi lens iPhonePro, mobile filmmaking has taken a leap forward. Join Gary Adcock and Special Guests to discuss some of the groundbreaking new ways phone based journalism and film production will change media forever. In addition to tools and techniques, we also plan to do an in-depth look at the latest releases from Filmic Pro on both iOS and Android and how one application changes the way you create content for social media.

Premiere Pro Stepping it Up: Keying, Compositing, Masks, and Adjustment Layers
Speaker: Abba Shapiro

Description coming soon.

What the “F?” Finding Your Formula for Business Success

The F* Word Makes all the Difference | Finding Your FORMULA and FUDGING Through. Sarah Cortez and Rhea Allen deliver a high energy break out session to help business people find their formula for success in sales and have fun along the way. This presentation will have you laughing while learning how to develop a formula to hit numbers based on goals and desired annual income. You will also learn about the age old sales velocity formula and how to apply it in your career.

Attendees will walk away with:

  • Access to a FREE website that calculates sales velocity AND monthly and weekly closings needed to reach goals and desired annual income.

  • The F* Files worksheet that walks you step by step through how to track and calculate the numbers in the sales velocity formula to accomplish your goals.

  • The Triple F* Ect mindset tool to keep you focused each day.

  • A valid business reason for why people should do business with you.

  • Clarity on your personal brand and the impact it has on your business.

After attending this session you will have all you need to achieve your sales goals and desired annual income.

Infinite Flexibility Capturing Traditional Video with a VR Camera Insta360

In this session, you’ll learn how to use Insta360’s 360 degree camera as a tool for capturing traditional content. For beginners, you’ll learn how you can save time in post-production with easy-to-use AI editing tools. And for more advanced videographers, you’ll learn the infinite possibilities of how a 360 camera can help you pull off creative and complicated shots with less gear and budget.

Using Apple Pro Video Apps in Live Streaming
Speaker: Alex Lindsay

Learn how to make professional live streams from lighting, to cameras, to switching choices & using Motion for titles and graphics

Through the Lens: Shot Composition Techniques

Increase your production’s value by changing the way you look through the lens. Tell your story creatively and effectively. By choosing the right positions, angles, and lenses you can build powerful, emotional, and consistent scenes. This session is designed for the Producer/Director who needs to keep all aspects of a production in mind while composing the perfect shot.

Audience: Producers/Directors/Shooter who need to create strong images and make compelling film/videos while keeping the overall production and its audience in mind.

Creating Your Best Demo Reel
Speaker: Rod Harlan

Description coming soon.

How to Host a Podcast or Web Show

Description coming soon.

Adding Interactivity to 360˚ Videos
Speaker: Nick Harauz

Step up your 360 immersive game by learning how to create interactivity in your videos.

In this session, we’ll explore how to prepare your 360 videos for export to a variety of applications that allow you to create hotspots. We’ll view solutions both online and, on a desktop, including Unity and WondaVR. We’ll create various forms of interactivity and test them in the app and through a variety of distribution portals. Finally, we’ll look at a few successful case studies of 360 interactive experiences. 

Adding Interactivity to 360˚ Videos
Speaker: Nick Harauz

Step up your 360 immersive game by learning how to create interactivity in your videos.

In this session, we’ll explore how to prepare your 360 videos for export to a variety of applications that allow you to create hotspots. We’ll view solutions both online and, on a desktop, including Unity and WondaVR. We’ll create various forms of interactivity and test them in the app and through a variety of distribution portals. Finally, we’ll look at a few successful case studies of 360 interactive experiences. 

Accessibility - The Power & Importance of Captioning

Captioning led by Storm Smith

Learn how important captioning is to accessing the broadest possible audience for your content — and how easy it is to do!