Avid has revealed it will host a number of guest speakers at its IBC booth this year.
Editor Barney Pilling, who cut The Grand Budapest Hotel, and supervising sound editor/sound designer James Mather, who worked on Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, will share how they embraced 'Avid Everywhere' to bring these top movies to life using Avid Artist Suite creative tools powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform.
On Saturday 12 September at 12pm, Mather, an Emmy Award-winning sound editor whose other credits include the Harry Potter franchise, will reveal how Artist Suite audio solutions helped him create the sounds that transport audiences into the thrilling world of Ethan Hunt – played by Tom Cruise – in the latest addition to the hit action series.
On the same at 2:30pm, and Monday 14 September, Pilling, a three-time BAFTA Award nominee and 2015 Academy Award nominee will share his experience of working on the Wes Anderson project. Attendees will get an insider’s look behind the scenes as he demonstrates his creative techniques and workflows with the nonlinear editing solution Avid Media Composer.
In addition, the University of Salford’s Paul Welshman, associate director of enterprise (Manchester) and Ameera Hill, head of technical services (Manchester) will share how the university’s partnership with Avid has helped make the uni's state-of-the-art facility at MediaCityUK among the best places to learn broadcast and multimedia production in Europe, according to Avid.
On Sunday 13 September at 12pm, Welshman and Hill will reveal how they develop their curriculum to engage and educate the next generation of digital media creators, and how they’re working to make Salford a leader in media creation.
“We’re thrilled to have some of the most talented professionals in film and education speak at our booth about how they’ve embraced Avid Everywhere and our industry-leading creative solutions to produce top movies and nurture the next generation of talent,” said Kyle Kim-Hays, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Avid. “Avid is passionate about and inspired by our customers’ work and we look forward to sharing their experiences with IBC attendees.”