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Tim Wilson
The Best of NAB Monday
on Apr 9, 2018 at 5:02:32 am
Last Edited By Tim Wilson on Apr 9, 2018 at 2:35:39 pm

There's so much going on at NAB this Monday that we wanted to gather some specifics you should know about. In most cases, these events will be streaming, so folks around the world can attend as well as the folks in Las Vegas -- and in your pajamas no less. (Although we have no doubt that plenty of folks will be attending NAB in person wearing pajamas, too.)

We'll get the list started here, but we'd love for you to add yours too!

Blackmagic Design Press Conference. This never fails to be one of the show's most jaw-dropping presentations, generating as much conversation as anything that will happen all week. Tune in at, and if you're at the show, you won't miss the Blackmagic booth just inside the South Hall entrance, Booth SL216.

After the press conference, here are some presentations you'll want to check out:

11:00am PT -- Editor Alan Bell will present on his use of VFX software Fusion Studio when editing “Red Sparrow.”
1:00pm PT -- DIT Joshua Callis-Smith will discuss how he uses DaVinci Resolve Studio to manage the color pipeline on feature films such as “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” and “Tomb Raider.”
3:00pm PT -- Founder and CEO of post production facility DigitalFilm Tree Ramy Katrib discusses the future of collaborative workflows.

Lots more details here:

Lots of presentations from Adobe, too.

Bernie Laramie & Mike Hugo, The Florida Project – Fans of The Florida Project may be surprised to learn that it wasn’t edited in a traditional post-production studio like most Hollywood films. Bernie Laramie, the film’s post supervisor, and Mike Hugo, assistant editor, will talk about how they took an unconventional approach to post production, working with Writer, Director, and Editor Sean Baker to cut the film using only laptop computers and Adobe Premiere Pro. Their presentations are Monday, April 9th at 4:00 PM and Tuesday, April 10th at 5:00 PM.

Bernie & Mike will also be participating in the NAB 2018 panel “Feature vs. Series: Challenges, Opportunities & Deadlines” on Monday, April 9th at 11:45 AM at the Post|Production Campus SL13911DN.

Tyler Nelson & Billy Peake, MINDHUNTER – Tyler Nelson and Billy Peake will describe how they cut the dailies for MINDHUNTER using both Adobe software and the PIX System as part of their workflow. They will work head to head, with one of them showing their high-power approach and the other the manual approach to demonstrate the difference automation can make to a workflow. Their presentation is Monday, April 9th at 3:00 PM.

Tyler and Billy will also be participating in the NAB 2018 panel “Feature vs. Series: Challenges, Opportunities & Deadlines” on Monday, April 9th at 11:45 AM at the Post|Production Campus SL13911DN.

Andrew Kramer, Video Copilot – Don’t miss joining Andrew Kramer, president of Video Copilot, as he shares his latest tips for creating visual effects that steal the show. Andrew will talk about how he uses Adobe After Effects to produce high-end FX in a fraction of the time, and how to maintain project consistency when you’re working with a team of artists. April 9th at 2:00 PM

Valentina Vee – After deciding corporate life wasn’t for her, Valentina Vee became a freelance digital content director and hasn’t looked back. Join her as she talks about balancing commercial work with passion projects and producing video content for a variety of platforms using Adobe Premiere Pro. Monday, April 9th at 1:00 PM

Lots more from Adobe here:

Avid's NAB presentations Monday include Michael Shawver, ACE, editor of Black Panther, the editorial team for Stranger Things, and the sound team from Game of Thrones. Avid's always got one of the most entertaining booths at the show, featuring a far wider array of technology than you might imagine. Even if you're not a Media Composer user, this is the place to go if you want to see where broadcast (especially sports and graphics) will be going in the future. Lots more details here:

In the Central Hall (C4345), Adorama has a HUGE show planned, and these speakers are just the beginning.

11AM: Documentary, Late Night TV, Reality, and Other Non-Scripted with Claudia Raschke (“Good is the Bigger Elvis,” “The Freedom to Marry”): Claudia will discuss the use of Canon cameras and lenses as the workhorse of non-scripted video content and the differences and similarities of shooting non-scripted content, from documentaries to reality TV.

1PM: VFX with Milton Ladd of Saturday Night Live Visual Effects Department: Milton Ladd will discuss the craziest schedules in television VFX and live demo compositing a shot.

4PM: Funding & Distribution with Eve Cohen of Seed & Spark (“Foxy Trot,” “Power of 9,” “Mrs. Drake”): Funding a film can be a complicated and stressful process. After the money is raised and the piece is finished, what do you do? Co-founder and Director of Photography, Eve Cohen joins Adorama Live to help with these common problems.

More info here, including details on their daily giveaways.

And a couple of updates via Twitter:

And our good friend Sven Pape has a presentation today with LaCie:

And from Vimeo:

Phillip Bloom is among Fujinon's many speakers today. His presentation "New Eras in Affordable Zooms" is Monday at 10:30. More here:

New Post Workflow Strategies, Post|Production Campus, 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM Post|Production Campus SL13911DN
Moderated by Creative COW Managing Editor, Kylee Peña, Coordinator, Production Technologies - Imaging and Sound, Netflix. Trust us, you really don't want to miss this. Details here.

Our friends Sarah & Jake at The Harold & Maudecast remind us of another dynamite presentation. Their tweet says "tomorrow", but they mean Monday, today.

Hey, and speaking of Twitter, we invite you to subscribe to our Sponsors & Partners list on Twitter. It's a great way to cut through the noise and get straight to the signal from the industry's leaders:

Final Cut Pro X: Post Without Limits has too many guests to list here, but this is THE event to head to as the day ends. Check this out:

Apple Product Marketing – Final Cut Pro X 10.4.1 Featuring Closed Captions and ProRes RAW
Working with Pond5 Content Libraries in Final Cut Pro X
“Despacito” – The Making of the Most Viewed YouTube Video Ever with Director Carlos Pérez
“Trending Gold” – 360º Video in FCPX from Jaunt VR for the Olympic Channel with Executive Producer Canaan Rubin
Ripple Training – Workflow & Plugin Presentation
ATOMOS and DJI – Workflow Presentations

Date: Monday, April 9th 2018
Time: 5pm – 6:30pm
Las Vegas Convention Center — Room: S219

More here:

The FCP Guru Gathering afterward is sold out, but consider lurking outside anyway.

We'll be updating this thread, so keep checking back.

And by all means, add anything we've missed!

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