Richard Harrington

Adobe Video World Program Manager
CEO & Founder of RHED Pixel, Inc.
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Eran Stern

Adobe Video World Program Manager
Motion Graphics Artist, SternFX
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Michael Schaeffer

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Art Director, The Mill
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Vashi Nedomansky

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Feature film editor
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Luisa Winters

Adobe/Apple Certified Trainer
Video Trainers, Freelance
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Jeff Greenberg

Owner, J Greenberg ConsultingView Bio

Nick Harauz

Adobe Certified TrainerView Bio

EJ Hassenfratz

Emmy Award Winning Motion DesignerView Bio

Jessica Weiss Thomas

Associate Creative Director, Tytan CreatesView Bio

Dave Bode

Owner of BodeMediaView Bio

Dave Werner

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Kyle Hamrick

Founder, Designer, Editor: The Feral Few LLCView Bio

Scott Simmons

Freelance Editor – NashvilleView Bio

Paul Murphy

Editor & Motion Graphics Designer, owner of thepremierepro.comView Bio

Ashley Kennedy

Post-Production AuthorView Bio

Arie Stavchansky

Founder of DataclayView Bio

Durin Gleaves

Product Manager for Audio at AdobeView Bio

Patrick Palmer

Senior Product Manager for Video Editing at AdobeView Bio

Maxim Jago

Adobe Master TrainerView Bio

Abba Shapiro

Adobe Master TrainerView Bio

Mikey Borup

Owner/Founder of Cinema SpiceView Bio

Ryan Summers

Type Lover. Pixel Peeper. Light Bender. Pencil Pusher. Curve Operator.View Bio

SPEAKER DETAILS

Richard Harrington

Richard Harrington

Adobe Video World Program Manager
CEO & Founder of RHED Pixel, Inc.

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.


Eran Stern

Eran Stern

Adobe Video World Program Manager
Motion Graphics Artist, SternFX

Eran has over two decades of experience in the Post-Production industry. Coming from the world of Graphics as a commercial artist and a TV Post-Production designer combined with 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 one of the most desirable speakers in demand and as such he is the author of the most watched video tutorials and training series for Lynda.com, Adobe and other top productions and software development companies.

Simultaneously, in 2007, Eran founded SternFX. Eran regularly gives talks at local and international conferences like NAB, After Effects World and Premiere Pro World and is part of the creative team at Future Media Concepts as a Program Manager and one of their top speakers. Besides SternFX, Eran is also the head of the Motion Graphics department at the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. Prior to that, he was one of the leading mentors in Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.


Michael Schaeffer

Michael Schaeffer

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Art Director, The Mill

Mike Schaeffer is an art director with the Mill in New York. He approaches projects with a refreshing dose of curiosity, eager to learn new tools. He gets his hands dirty at every collaborative opportunity to create striking work. Over the past decade plus, he’s delivered award-winning rebrands for Nickelodeon, TV Land, and The Weather Channel. His select client list with the Mill includes Rolex, Microsoft, NFL, Samsung, and Ford.


Luisa Winters

Luisa Winters

Adobe/Apple Certified Trainer
Video Trainers, Freelance

Luisa Winters is an internationally celebrated 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, educational, commercial and private clients.

An accomplished violinist at the age of 13, Luisa was a full-time member of the National Symphony Orchestra in the Dominican Republic. While attending the legendary Peabody Conservatory (in Baltimore, MD), Luisa learned from master musicians: Henryk Szeryng, Berl Senofski, Aarond Rosand, Charles Libove, and Leon Fleisher, among others.

Expressing her art in digital form, Luisa became an editor and motion graphics artist in 1985, and has been performing both arts full-time since that point on. Luisa was the Adobe Premiere Pro Technical Chair for the Post-Production Conference at the 2008 NAB convention in Las Vegas.

Luisa is the author of Total Training for Adobe After Effects CS4 – Essentials (DVD), Absolute Training Premiere Pro Essentials (DVD), Adobe Premiere for Videographers (DVD) and Scores of magazine articles on Adobe Production Premium techniques (in English and Spanish).


Jeff Greenberg

Jeff Greenberg

Owner, J Greenberg Consulting

Jeff I. Greenberg has nearly two decades of experience as a Post-Production consultant and Master Instructor (trainer for other trainers) for Adobe, Apple, and Avid, specializing in the areas of editorial, workflow, compositing, sound, color grading and compression.

Jeff is the owner of JGreenberg Consulting and for a decade was the Principal Instructor for Future Media Concepts. Consistently voted as one of the top seminar speakers/interviewers, audience’s feedback includes depth of subjects covered, approachability and student-centered teaching that helps keep them up to date on industry standards. Jeff teaches seminars at events such as NAB, IBC, CES and Inter BEE. He’s the chair for the Editors Retreat, an annually held exclusive getaway for editors.

Jeff is a published author of several books on the subject of editing and post-production. He recently finished a book on Adobe Premiere Pro Studio Techniques (Adobe Press). Jeff writes for various blogs and creates training materials for Lynda.com and macProVideo.com. He’s happy to talk to you about consulting and helping you find solutions for your training needs.


Nick Harauz

Nick Harauz

Adobe Certified Trainer

Nick Harauz is a Adobe Certified Trainer in Premiere Pro and After Effects. He has an uncanny ability to engage his students and create a level of relatedness that keeps them coming back for more. Since 2002, Nick also works with domestic and international brands offering video production and motion graphic services. He has worked with clients such as Proctor and Gamble and Virgin Mobile.

Currently, Nick is working on his first feature film entitled ‘Lost and Found’. You can find some of his online training for Adobe on the Creative Cloud Learn website.


EJ Hassenfratz

EJ Hassenfratz

Emmy Award Winning Motion Designer

EJ Hassenfratz is an Emmy award winning motion designer, who has worked in the motion graphics industry since 2005. His clients include Nike, National Geographic, Discovery, NHL, and Twitch.tv. He is a well-known member of the online Cinema 4D community and has an extensive and varied experience in the motion graphics industry. EJ runs his own freelance business, eyedesyn.com, where he hosts his own blog for motion graphics tutorials and other relevant resources. In addition to being a Lynda.com Cinema 4D course author, he frequently works for MAXON, representing them at trade shows, user groups, and beta testing CINEMA 4D.


Jessica Weiss Thomas

Jessica Weiss Thomas

Associate Creative Director, Tytan Creates

Jessica Weiss Thomas is a young creative superstar in the world of video design and production. As Associate Creative Director of tytancreates.com, she uses her mastery of cutting edge video technologies to create outstanding work that has won a number of national awards, including Addys, Tellys and three Emmys. She has helped Tytan grow from a commercial house to a company that produces compelling documentaries and narrative films. Jessica loves to create exciting projects, and loves to share what she’s learned with others. She is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design in Motion Graphics and Photography, and has used her education as an inspiration to keep learning and growing as an artist.

Jessica specializes in After Effects and Premiere Pro, but relishes discovering new techniques and solutions for evolving creative challenges. Since her work spans the entire life of a project, covering everything from storyboarding and camera op all the way to final graphics and music selects, Jessica has a unique perspective and wide range of expertise in the video industry.


Dave Bode

Dave Bode

Owner of BodeMedia

Dave Bode is the owner of BodeMedia and has been working in audio and video production and post-production for over 10 years. Dave is also a popular instructor for TutsPlus.com and has produced 32 instructional video courses (over 74 hours of content) on video editing, motion graphics, color correction, photography, lighting for video, lighting for photography, motion tracking, audio production and postproduction, music composition, and more! In addition to the video courses Dave has also produced over 60 video tutorials focused on audio and music.

Dave is a trained musician and loves to compose music. Although he spends most of his work life in Premiere Pro or After Effects, he jumps at the chance to use his composition skills for work. Recently, he worked on a project for MINI, where he was tasked with creating musical ringtones using nothing but MINI Cooper car sounds that he and his team recorded at the BMW USA Headquarters. Sound like fun? Check out bmwfsringtones.com to see how Dave transformed a handful of car sounds into music. His work on this project helped the ad agency win two Gold ADDY Awards!


Paul Murphy

Paul Murphy

Paul is an editor and motion graphics designer based in Brooklyn, New York.

He has worked on everything from feature films and documentaries to broadcast news, commercials and music videos. His work has screened at film festivals around the world, including Berlin, Tribeca and Toronto.

With over 12 years working in Premiere and After Effects, he is an in-demand trainer and consultant, and has provided training for companies such as HBO, Vice, Bloomberg, CBS and Viacom.

Paul also has a website (www.thepremierepro.com) where he regularly publishes free tutorials for people using Adobe software in film and broadcast.


Dave Werner

Dave Werner

Dave is a Senior Experience Design Lead for the Character Animator team at Adobe. His past projects include the FWA-winning portfolio site Okaydave, TechCrunch50 finalist Atmosphir, and the Extraneous Lyrics video series. Dave’s work has been featured by Wired, The Verge, Gawker, Entertainment Weekly, TechCrunch, Kotaku, College Humor, and Sesame Street.


Kyle Hamrick

Kyle Hamrick

Kyle Hamrick has been a motion designer and video editor since 2003, working for a string of ad agencies and production houses while cultivating a successful freelance career, then co-founding The Feral Few in 2010. Apparently enjoying the challenge of an ever-changing workflow, Kyle hops from animated explainer videos to live events for corporate clients; from historical IMAX documentaries to full graphics packages for professional sports franchises. His work has aired on ABC, Fox and FXX, and been shown in 11 major league sports venues.

Discovering a love and natural talent for sharing his knowledge after becoming an Adobe User Group Manager, Kyle soon became an in-demand trainer for After Effects and Premiere Pro in cities around theMidwest, and more recently became an animation instructor at the University of Missouri – Kansas City.

Kyle also fills many of his off-hours creating things like photography, music, t-shirt designs, furniture, origami, and overly elaborate Halloween costumes. He enjoys using his talents for good, often contributing video and design to charitable and community organizations and events.


Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons

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.With well over a decade 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 writes about post-production at The Editblog on ProVideoCoalition.com which he has maintained for over 10 years.


Ashley Kennedy

Ashley Kennedy

Post-Production Author

Ashley Kennedy is a video post-production staff author for lynda.com. In addition to creating online courses, she has hundreds of hours of experience leading face-to-face classes and facilitating online and hybrid courses. She has also written two textbooks on video editing, which have been widely used by editors and film students worldwide.

Prior to joining the lynda.com team, she taught in the post-production track at Columbia College Chicago for five years. Before that, she was the principle instructor and certifications program manager at Avid, where she taught and developed the Avid Certified curriculum and managed the Avid Certified Instructor worldwide program.

Ashley holds a BS in broadcast journalism from the University of Illinois, and an MFA in film from Boston University. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband and two children.


Arie Stavchansky

Arie Stavchansky

Founder of Dataclay

Dr. Stavchansky is a multi-disciplinary professional. As a practitioner of digital media for more than a decade, he works in all phases of production and has carried the titles of designer, developer, creative director, and educator. An Austin native and first generation American, his cross cultural influences, diverse industry experience and extensive education inform his analytical, creative, and technical work.

Currently, Dr. Stavchansky works to design interactive media products, code software applications, produce and direct video content, and guide creative and technical professionals toward delivering innovative solutions. In addition he is a graphic designer and art director who helps companies realize their brands into visual identities.

Dr. Stavchansky completed his Ph.D. in Digital Media Studies and Production at The University of Texas at Austin. For his dissertation he researched how video production techniques affect viewers’ trust in television news. He also holds a Master of Design in Interaction Design from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.S. in Radio, Television, Film from UT Austin. After completing his Ph.D., he worked as a lecturer educating graduate and undergraduate students.

His industry experience spans across a range of brand and studio sizes. He has worked on shipped products for well-known companies such as Nintendo, Warner Brothers, Sony, Dell and Cisco Systems. Agencies and studios he has worked with include Chicago-based Digital Kitchen, Los Angeles-based Mac Guff, New York-based Radical Media, Sony Online Entertainment and Seamless Entertainment. Currently he is founder of Dataclay, a company providing automation systems for video production workflow.


Durin Gleaves

Durin Gleaves

Product Manager for Audio at Adobe

Durin is the Product Manager for Audio at Adobe, and has been wearing headphones on the Audition team since 2004. From his early days hacking CB radios and eagerly listening for backwards messages in records of all genres, his love for sound and video has grown exponentially. He recently completed the sound mix for a SIFF-award winning documentary, and is now attempting to convert his favorite Super-8 film camera to digital. In his personal time, he is finally starting to lose at video games against his much cooler son and often ponders the irony of a zen cat person like himself ending up with the most energetic dog in the history of the world.


Patrick Palmer

Patrick Palmer

Senior Product Manager for Video Editing at Adobe

Patrick J. Palmer is the Senior Product Manager for Video Editing at Adobe. He is responsible for the overall strategy of Premiere Pro CC and Adobe Media Encoder CC.
Coming to Adobe as the former COO of IRIDAS, he has helped test, drive, demonstrate, and lead development of products for film and broadcast professionals since he joined the industry in 2001. Throughout his journey he worked on numerous groundbreaking technologies such as uncompressed real time playback, GPU based color grading, the real time RAW engine for digital cinematography workflows, award winning tools for stereoscopic post production and, more recently, on the Lumetri color tools in Premiere Pro and the framework for HDR and VR in Adobe’s applications for professional video.

Patrick is a worldwide spokesman for Adobe Creative Cloud for professional video and can often be found leading seminars and workshops on cutting edge technology.


Maxim Jago

Maxim Jago

Adobe Master Trainer

Award-Winning Writer-Director/Editor

Maxim Jago is an Adobe Master Trainer, and the Author of the Adobe Premiere Pro Classroom in a Book, as well as an award-winning writer-director, editor, and regular speaker at creative media conferences and film festivals. Maxim has developed a great number of online training courses, and several of his tutorials contribute to the Adobe online help. In addition, he’s Chief Innovation Officer at filmdoo.com, the online film distribution platform, and a mentor for new film makers. Having directed over 50 short films, Maxim is developing feature film projects, while speaking as a futurist and continuing to help organizations like the BBC, Google, HP, Nvidia, JVC, and Al-Jazeera with their media technology and workflows.


Abba Shapiro

Abba Shapiro

Adobe Master Trainer

Award-Winning Writer/Producer/Director

Abba Shapiro is an Adobe Master Trainer, certifying university and training center instructors to teach Adobe Premiere Pro. He is also a master trainer in several non-Adobe video production tools and has helped migrate editors to the Adobe platform. Abba has a variety of training course on Lynda.com on Adobe Premiere Pro and other Post Production applictations.
Abba is an award-winning writer/producer/director with 30 years of experience in video and film production. He has done work for a wide range of commercial, corporate and federal clients, including: Major League Baseball, USA Today, NASCAR, The Associated Press, NASA, Univision and CNN. In addition to production, Abba teaches video editing on a variety of platforms, DSLR production and post, scriptwriting, Photoshop for video, and production workshops around the globe at venues such as: NAB, IBC, InterBee, Photoshop World, and Macworld.


Mikey Borup

Mikey Borup

Owner/Founder of Cinema Spice

Mikey is an After Effects and Video Production professional, motion graphics artist and all around great guy. Mikey is the owner and founder of Cinema Spice. A company currently splitting time doing both client work for local and national clients, and building an online community, teaching online classes, and creating production assets, presets and sound effects for professionals, found at www.cinemaspice.net.
Mikey also runs a large After Effects tutorial channel on YouTube nearing 100k subscribers (will surpass that before AVW) The channel has hundreds of free training videos mostly in After Effects, and publishes 2 new tutorials each week.
Bragging rights include, After Effects certified expert, One of a handful of grown men named Mikey, Taught university (after effects of course) and Happily married with 6 kids.
In addition, Mikey runs the largest After Effects community on Google+ and is also a contributor to Tuts+ and PremiumBeat.com.
Mikey is always happy to help and answer questions about After Effects, so feel free to connect.
http://www.cinemaspice.net
http://www.youtube.com/user/longlivemikey
https://plus.google.com/+MikeyBorup
https://twitter.com/longlivemikey


Ryan Summers

Ryan Summers

Type Lover. Pixel Peeper. Light Bender. Pencil Pusher. Curve Operator.

Ryan Summers makes stuff. A veteran of the venerable design studio Imaginary Forces, Ryan now travels the world and Southern California as a freelance director, designer, and animator — and in the in-between, he teaches at the most awesome of online schools, Mograph Mentor.
He wants you to make stuff too.


Vashi Nedomansky

Vashi Nedomansky

Feature film editor

Vashi Nedomansky defected from Czechoslovakia as a child during the Cold War and grew up in Toronto and Detroit. Following his career as a professional hockey player, Vashi has been a film editor in Los Angeles for the past 17 years.
Vashi has edited 11 feature films including the global phenomenon “Sharknado 2”, the comedy “An American Carol” for director David Zucker (Airplane, Scary Movie) and the PTSD documentary “That Which I Love Destroys Me” for director Ric Roman Waugh (Snitch, Felon).
Vashi has cut over 50 national commercials for numerous brands including Nike, Volkswagen, Ford, NHL, EA Sports, Adobe, Medal of Honor, US Army, US Navy, US Marines, US Reserve and the US Air Force.
His company VashiVisuals has provided post production workflow and consulting services for numerous films including Gone Girl directed by David Fincher and Deadpool directed by Tim Miller. Vashi has also trained fellow film editors: Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall, Don Zimmerman, Julian Clarke, Nicolas De Toth and Jon Corn.
Vashi has collaborated on projects with: Jerry Bruckheimer, Michel Gondry, John Landis, Dennis Hopper, 20th Century Fox, Universal Studios, Warner Bros. and Disney Studios.