“Fantastic instructors! Depth of knowledge is rare, and they make complex concepts understandable for the non-expert, while satisfying the ones with more knowledge.”
~Past Post|Production Conference Attendee
Director/Producer Amy DeLouise creates high-impact nonfiction digital content, primarily for large live events. 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. She was also honored with the Woman of Vision Leadership Award from Women in Film & Video (WIFV) of Washington, D.C. for her leadership in the industry. Amy launched WIFV’s innovative pop-up event, #GalsNGear, focused on building community and diversity in the film and digital media communities. Amy is a Lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning author with several popular titles, including her latest Freelance Work Strategies for Video & Motion Graphics Creatives. Amy’s title The Producer’s Playbook: Real People on Camera (Focal Press/Routledge) is being used in dozens of film and communications programs across the country. She’s currently working on a new book in the series, with co-author Cheryl Ottenritter, called Nonfiction Sound & Story. Amy has a B.A. in English from Yale University. For more resources and tips from Amy, visit her website at www.amydelouise.com.
Douglas Spotted Eagle
Douglas Spotted Eagle is a giant in the video and audio industries, having received Grammy, Emmy, DuPont, Peabody, and many other awards. Douglas 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-traveled 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.
A certified instructor for Adobe and Apple, Rich is a practiced expert in motion graphic design and digital video. Starting his career out in the world of broadcast journalism, Rich has always had great interest in visual communications. His producing skills were also recognized by AV Video Multimedia Producer Magazine who named him as one of the Top Producers of 2004. Rich is a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals Instructor Dream Team, and a popular speaker on the digital video circuit. He has been the Program Manager for the Post|Production World Conference since 2003. Rich is an internationally published author. His book, Photoshop for Video, was the first of its kind to focus on Photoshop’s application in the world of video. He is also a contributing author for From Still to Motion, Video Made on a Mac, Final Cut Pro On the Spot and Professional Web Video. A Master’s Degree in Project Management fills out Rich’s broad spectrum of experience. Rich enjoys traveling and digital photography, as well as teaching his kids the joys of science fiction and comic books.
Rachel Longman is the Senior Producer at RHED Pixel in Falls Church, Virginia, specializing in multimedia video production. Rachel has produced a wide range of content, including National Television commercials, Public Service Announcements, Educational Training, multi-camera field and studio productions. There’s no one who knows real-world workflow like Rachel!
SETH C. POLANSKY, a contracts, intellectual property, and start-up specialist, founded the professional firm Seth Polansky LLC in 2005. Through both this firm and his corporate experience, he has enjoyed a diverse and rewarding practice. In addition to working with private corporations, government and state agencies, he has counseled small businesses and artists in securing copyright, trademark and other intellectual property protection, and aided them in navigating contracts. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Contract and Procurement Law at the University of Maryland University College. In his spare time, Seth is programmer and bass player for his band blindtillnow, and works as a producer, composer, sound designer or location mixer/sound recordist on independent films. For more information on Seth, visit sethpolanskylaw.com.
Jem Schofield is a producer, DP and educator and the founder of theC47 (a full-service production company that focuses on video production, filmmaking, consulting & education). He spends most of his time producing content, educating others and otherwise being borderline obsessed with cameras, lighting and the craft of storytelling. For over 20 years Jem has produced projects for an ever-expanding client base. Current and past clients include AbelCine, Apple, Inc., ARRI, Canon, Corus Entertainment, LinkedIn Learning, MAC Group, MZED, NBCUniversal, NPR, Riverbed Technologies, Scottish Enterprise, Sony, TED, The Vitec Group, Walmart Films, Westcott, YouTube & Zeiss. Jem is also an equipment design consultant to many manufacturers in the film and television industry. He designed theC47 DP Kit & theC47 Book Light Kit (geared towards corporate, in-house and small to no crew productions), which is based on Westcott’s Scrim Jim Cine system. His in-depth courses Cinematic Video Lighting, Advanced Cinematic Video Lighting and Web Video for Business: Creating an Online Series are currently available on Lynda.com. For more information about Jem & his whereabouts visit www.theC47.com or visit his YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/thec47 where he posts ongoing educational content focused on the craft of video production and filmmaking related to small to no crew productions. – Website: www.thec47.com YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/thec47 Instagram: jemschofield Twitter: @thec47 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thec47 LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jemschofield
Abba Shapiro is an award-winning writer/producer/director with over 35 years of experience in video and film production. He has worked for a wide range of commercial, corporate and federal clients, including: USA Today, NASCAR, The Associated Press, NASA, Univision, Major League Baseball, Showtime, Viacom, The Discovery Channel, and CNN. Over the past 15 years Abba has created on-line training courses covering everything from Video Editing and Color Correction to how to shoot, light, and edit an interview. His courses air on CreativeLive.com, lynda.com, and RippleTraining.com. He is also the author of several video editing book. Abba also is a regular speaker at several international broadcasting conferences including NAB, IBC, InterBee, Photoshop World, and AdobeMAX. Some of the courses he teaches include, Video Editing, Scriptwriting, and all aspects of Video Production. When Abba is not bouncing around the globe teaching and consulting, he is probably following his passion, chasing light and shooting photos.
Scott Simmons was born in rural West Tennessee and didn’t really realize that movies and television had to be made by actual people until he went to college. After getting degrees in both Television Production and Graphic Design he was in one of the early graduating classes at the Watkins Film School in Nashville, Tennessee. During that time at Watkins he discovered editing. While most of his classmates in film school wanted to be directors, Scott saw real career opportunities in post-production and took a job as an assistant editor after completing film school. Not long after that he became a freelance editor. With nearly 20 years of experience in all areas of post-production Scott has worked both as a freelancer and on staff at a post-house. He has edited a diverse number of projects ranging from music videos, to live concert productions, to commercials, to documentaries and everything in between. When not working in the edit suite Scott teaches other about editing and writes about post-production at The Editblog on ProVideoCoalition.com, a blog which he has published for over 10 years.
Kelley Slagle began directing, producing and editing independent films with her company, Cavegirl Productions, in 2004. In addition to producing many short films, she co-produced THE BROKEN CONTINENT, a fantasy web series, and directed the dramedy feature film OF DICE AND MEN. She just finished producing and editing the documentary EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: THE ART OF DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. Kelley freelances as a video producer and editor of industrial, training, documentary and narrative content. In 2016, she was named a Docs In Progress Fellow, a selective program for emerging DC-area documentary filmmakers. For more information on Kelley and Cavegirl Productions, visit cavegirl.com.
Tibor holds a BA in Composition and Conducting from University of Novi Sad; a MA in Music Composition and Speech and Theatre, both from Montclair University, NJ and a mini-MBA from Rutgers University, NJ. Besides BlackMagic DaVinci Resolve Tibor is certified in all levels of AVID Media Composer and ADOBE Premiere Pro. Since 1999 he Improved and raised the quality of post workflow for EMMY, Peabody & ACE award winning Producers, Directors/PrEditors from: ABC, A&E, AMC, BET, CBS, Comedy Central, CNN, CTV-Toronto, ESPN, FOX, Food Network, FUSE, HBO, IFC, MTV, Martha Stewart, NBC, NFL, NHL, Nickelodeon, OXYGEN, PGA, Sundance Channel, truTV, Telemundo, Univision, WPIX, VH-1; Al Jazeera, Danish TV, MBC-Dubai, Swedish TV, Vietnam TV; Bettislab, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, NASA and Saudi Airlines; CIA-pilabs, FBI, Secret Service, all five branches of the U.S. military, Embassy in Baghdad, The royal house of Crown Prince of Qatar; students & faculty of Columbia University, CUNY, DFA, Drexel, John Hopkins University, Marist College, The New School and NYU. For ten years served as a adjunct faculty for CUNY and has contributed documentaries for DUNA TV-Budapest. As a Departmenfo State accredited journalist, he contributed articles in Hungarian, Serbo-Croatian and English for online and hard copy media. In 2015 he published www.amerikaivagyok.com – collection of essays and interviews in Hungarian. He is currently writing his second book, LIVING IN AMERIKA. As executive Director of Staten Island’s CTV, he designed and implemented a 1.8 million USD move from analog to digital and in 2005 sponsored the Guiness World Record longest TV talk show (33 hrs non stop) marathon featuring Frank Morano, producer of the WABC radio Curtis Sliwa show. Tibor’s featurette Overnite Shift (also trademarked as a T-Shirt brand) was presented at the Cannes Film Festival.
Coming from the world of graphics & animation combined with a great passion for teaching, Eran has taken upon himself to “Spread the Word” of his expertise on Motion Design. He’s a recognized Adobe expert trainer and a desirable speaker in demand, and as such, he is the author of many popular video tutorials and training series for Lynda.com, CreativeCOW, Adobe, Artbeats and others. He teaches at local and international conferences like NAB, After Effects World and Adobe Video World and is part of the creative team at Future Media Concepts. In 2007, Eran founded SternFX.com. A training hub with many free tutorials, training and active Hebrew forum. Besides SternFX, Eran is also the head of Motion Graphics department at Shenkar – Engineering. Design. Art. He lives on the verge between geek and cool.
Luisa Winters is an internationally celebrated pilot, instructor, presenter, and musician. An accomplished videographer, editor, 3D animator and graphics designer, she has created and edited scores of broadcast video and web projects for corporate, government, and educational, commercial and private clients. Luisa is a private pilot, and can often be seeing flying her club’s airplane out of Freeway Airport (W00), near Washington D.C. An Adobe Master Instructor, Luisa has been an educator for over 30 years teaching Adobe, Apple and production classes for clients in government, military and private organizations. Luisa specializes in training and consulting for our brave men and women of the military. Having trained hundreds of students from Combat Camera, DMA, Air National Guard, Marines and others, makes Luisa the ideal instructor who understands the needs of the students. “Flying and teaching became natural to me; if we can teach people how to fly, they will continue life believing there’s nothing they cannot do.”