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walter biscardi
Blog: What you'll learn at the Southeast Creative Summit
on Aug 16, 2013 at 2:53:20 am

The chill is already in the air in Georgia today so that can only mean one thing, we're getting closer to the first ever Southeast Creative Summit here in Atlanta. October 25-27 at the fabulous Sheraton Atlanta hotel. As one of the Co-Founders of the Atlanta Cutters Post Production User Group, I'm one of the organizers of this event. We've got a LOT of workshops happening over the three days covering a wide range of production tasks. Basically we designed a workshop event that we would all love to attend and then priced it reasonably so as many of you as possible could come and enjoy.



Pre-Production & Business:
Budgeting Basics. Former "Good Eats" Producer Dana Popoff and Robbie Carman will cover budgeting and client management
Location Planning. Dana Popoff will cover what you need to know to properly plan for location shoots near and far.
How Do I Build It? Panel discussion with myself and other industry leaders to talk facility and suite planning
Don't Screw Yourself. I will cover the basic questions you need to ask BEFORE you sign a contract for a long term project. (short term too!)
Don't be a D*#k Online. Social Media Maven, Kylee Wall will discuss the growing importance of social media management in your livelihood.

Color Enhancement:
Patrick Inhofer and Robbie Carman will lead a series of workshops including: Refining the Grade. Grade Management. Color Grading Cookbook. Grading RAW and LOG. Color Grading a Series.

Production & 4k:
START with Post So We Don't have to Fix It Later! I'll cover areas that can easily be fixed in Production before they become costly in Post.
Green Screen Basics for Cameras / Advanced Tips and Techniques. Former "Good Eats" DP Marion Laney covers many Green Screen techniques.
Gary Adcock will lead a series of 4k and Production workshops including: High Frame Rate Acquisition & Post. Understanding 4k. Thunderbolt, Changing the Face of Post Production. Capturing the Essential Moment in Time.

Aerial Photography:
Yonder Blue Films is one of the premiere low altitude aerial videographers in the county and they will be leading multiple workshops introducing you to this growing field and sharing some of their techniques to achieve the best results using quad rotor helicopters.

Editorial:
Scott Simmons will be leading multiple workshops on Editorial including: The Music Video workflow. HDSLR Post Production 101. Useful Tools for Editing. Anatomy of an Edit.
Oliver Peters will be leading multiple workshops on Editorial including: Offline-Online for large commercial projects. Indie Feature Film Workflows. Color Correction inside your NLE.
Jesse Averna (Sesame Street / PostChat) will be leading multiple workshops to be announced soon!
Additional workshops to be announced soon!

Sound Design & Music:
Field Sound Done Right. Led by Academy Award Winning sound mixer Ed Novick, this covers techniques to ensure you get the best field recordings.
Sound Designer Michael Cardillo will lead two workshops covering: Sound for Editors. After the Edit, Audio Post.
Composer Chris Rickwood will lead multiple workshops including: Music is Everywhere. Agile Sound Design. Breaking the Music Mold.

VFX & Graphics:
Mary Poplin will lead two workshops covering: Beauty Work Made Easy! Motion Tracking for Editors.
Designer Carey Dissmore will be announcing some additional workshops shortly.

The Tools:
Some of the tools that will be used during the workshops include: Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Autodesk Smoke, Avid ProTools, Adobe After Effects, Apple Logic, Adobe Photoshop, Mocha Pro, Davinci Resolve, Adobe SpeedGrade, Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Canon Cameras, DSLRs, Mac and Windows PCs, Remote Controlled Quad Rotor Helicopters, and most of all, your collective minds.

Yeah that's a lot of stuff in just three days, we know. There will be 7 workshop sessions with 8 workshops per session. So a total of 56 workshops sessions over the 3 days. Not to mention the networking / knowledge sharing between peers during the breaks and evening events. It's going to really open your creative mind and be a lot of fun at the same time. Sheraton Atlanta is offering special $139/night rates for Summit attendees too, so bring your significant other or your family and make a little vacation out of it. The hotel has an amazing indoor pool with retractable roof and there's so much to do in Atlanta for the rest of your family.

Early Bird Ticket are only $495 using the code creativecow2013. Yep, that one price for all three days of workshops and the ability to hang out with these presenters in the evening to pick their brains even more. After September 25th the price jumps $200. I've yet to find any workshop or event that comes close to the caliber of presenters for less than $800. Most run $1200+ http://www.southeastcreativesummit.com/registration/



On Saturday evening, October 26th we will be hosting the first ever Atlanta Creative Ball. Think Media Motion Ball, only in Atlanta. Raffle has already eclipsed $20,000 and includes a Blackmagic Cinema Camera. Our Special Guests for the evening will be Ron and Kathlyn Lindeboom, Founders of this very CreativeCow.net. We'll even have Carey Dissmore helping with the MC duties! Tickets are $40 if you're attending the Summit and $85 if you just want to attend the ball. Raffle will run in the same "media motion ball" tradition where you will get to select your own prize if your name is called. http://www.atlantacreativeball.com/

Yes, the Cow is one of our Media Partners helping us to spread the word and for that we say Moooooooooooooo. As a Non-Profit organization, the Atlanta Cutters appreciates all the help and support. Hope to see you all there!


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Rich Rubasch
Re: Blog: What you'll learn at the Southeast Creative Summit
on Aug 16, 2013 at 2:11:19 pm

Aerial Photography:
Yonder Blue Films is one of the premiere low altitude aerial videographers in the county and they will be leading multiple workshops introducing you to this growing field and sharing some of their techniques to achieve the best results using quad rotor helicopters.


BUT, will they explain that currently in the US capturing aerial video with a copter of ANY size at ANY height is illegal if you do it commercially? Do we all really have to pretend it is just our hobby then bill the client for a $15,000 camera rental to hide the fact that we are selling it commercially?

We need to straighten out the law on this because many small and large companies can get shut down if they are not careful. Let's get licensing in the US for commercial shooting of aerial photography!

Rich Rubasch
Tilt Media Inc.
Video Production, Post, Studio Sound Stage
Founder/President/Editor/Designer/Animator
http://www.tiltmedia.com


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walter biscardi
Re: Blog: What you'll learn at the Southeast Creative Summit
on Aug 16, 2013 at 2:22:01 pm

[Rich Rubasch] "BUT, will they explain that currently in the US capturing aerial video with a copter of ANY size at ANY height is illegal if you do it commercially? Do we all really have to pretend it is just our hobby then bill the client for a $15,000 camera rental to hide the fact that we are selling it commercially?"

actually that's one of the topics of their presentation. They are very well versed in how all of this works and what is happening with the FAA and other government agencies in regards to the low altitude aerial photography. I'm personally going to be attending these workshops because this is stuff I really want to know as I plan to pick up a quad rotor before the end of the year or early next year.

Questions like these are precisely why we asked Ben and Will to come to the Summit and present because this is a VERY confusing topic right now. We're extremely proud to have them doing these workshops.

Walter Biscardi, Jr.
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Rich Rubasch
Re: What you'll learn at the Southeast Creative Summit
on Sep 6, 2013 at 7:06:12 pm

Have you seen this story? It only gets worse for those of us who want to (legally) get into this industry (commercially ).


http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2013/09/06/pkg-new-york-man-kill...

Rich Rubasch
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Founder/President/Editor/Designer/Animator
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walter biscardi
@Rich Rubasch
on Sep 6, 2013 at 7:11:39 pm

Yes. Did YOU read the story? Not the same thing AT ALL.

Did you see the images of the helicopter? That was a high performance R/C helicopter for flying that the person lost control. I've been at R/C fields and watched folks fly those things. Takes a LOT of skill because they are very fast and very difficult to control. For those who know what they're doing, it's incredible to watch them fly. Not at all what one would use for shooting camera footage because it's too unstable.

It was NOT a Quad Rotor flying machine for camera carriage. The Quad Rotor is what makes the unit much more stable but it also requires a LOT of practice which is one of the things that Ben and Will are going to cover at the event. They literally have hundreds of hours now flying.

Again, this is one of the reasons we invited Yonder Blue to come along, they know how this is all supposed to work and they are mighty darn good at what they do. They are going to dispel the myth of "how easy it is to get into aerial photography." It's a lot of work and it's dangerous if you don't know what you're doing and you don't follow basic safety rules.

You get a lot out of these sessions and one on one time with these guys. They are incredible.

Walter Biscardi, Jr.
Editor, Colorist, Director, Writer, Consultant, Author, Chef.
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Rich Rubasch
Re: What you'll learn at the Southeast Creative Summit
on Sep 6, 2013 at 7:51:24 pm

Regardless the FAA will be taking note of these stories along with the general public. That's my point....these kinds of stories just hurt the cause. Not that any given pilot doesn't have the skill.

Tragic for sure, and these types of helicopters are used for video...not as desireable as the multi rotor ( I had an 8-rotor octocopter ready to ship before I found out the FAA rules.) This kid was shooting video with it and there are many other examples of this single rotor being used for video.

Wonder if the FAA will specify rules for quad or greater rotors only for commercial use...if we even get that far.

Rich Rubasch
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