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Southeast Creative Summit

September 10, 2013 — Leave a comment

In case you hadn’t noticed, there’s a pretty exciting users group happening down in Atlanta. Atlanta Cutters has been kicking it for some time now. In a lot of ways I think that success comes down to leadership. They are led by a crack team of talent: Walter Biscardi, Dan Daube, Kris Merkel and TJ Jaglinski.

But now they are taking it to a whole ‘nother level. A major industry conference featuring over 56 presentations from many of the foremost leaders in Editorial, Post production, finishing, and yes – the production side as well. This is a really great mix in a conference, sure to pack a punch in ways I feel other conferences have been lacking.

The Southeast Creative Summit

Southeast Creative Summit

I am very excited to attend this conference where I’ll get to participate in sessions with great industry talent such as The Diamond Brothers, Scott Simmons, Robbie Carman, Patrick Inhofer, Jesse Averna, Oliver Peters, Gary Adcock and many more. I’m certain I’ll come back stuffed with knowledge and ideas, to say nothing of the tremendous networking opportunities. This humble author will be also be presenting at the Southeast Creative Summit. I will be presenting two sessions, one featuring tips, experiences and hard lessons I’ve learned by running a one-man post production business (hint: being a one man business does not equate to ‘going it alone’), the other session is on creating and integrating powerful and effective motion graphics when your time budget is slim and deadline pressures are high.

Go on…click the banner above and check out the site. I’ll wait…

Now that you are back, I have two very important things to tell you about:

Early Bird pricing

The Early Bird ticket sales will end on Sept 25th, just 15 days from now. That is $300 savings over the regular pricing. I’d love for as many folks as possible to take advantage of the savings. The discount code BMD2013 gives you all three days at $495 through Sept. 25th. It’ll be $695 starting Sept. 26th.

They are also offering bulk purchase discounts. A 5 ticket purchase is the first tier bulk discount and then 10 or more is a larger discount. Folks can contact me directly walter@atlantacutters.com for more details.

Atlanta Creative Ball

Walter came to me shortly after NAB to discuss the summit and mentioned how he really loved the vibe of the MediaMotion Ball and how he wanted to talk to me about capturing that spirit for an event he wanted to create to coincide with the summit. Several lengthy conversations later (LOL) I had sort of completed a massive brain dump on him about it. The event will feature a hybrid design: networking, dinner but will also add in presentations from sponsors. There will also be prize giveaways thanks to generous sponsors.

Note that the Atlanta Creative Ball is a separate ticket from the summit. Summit attendees get a big discount, but the event is open to everyone, whether you are attending the full summit or not.

I could go on and on, but really…just go sign up already! This is shaping up to be a major learning and networking opportunity for post professionals. See you in Atlanta!

Register Here!

 

Flanders Scientific, Inc. is a direct-sales provider of professional broadcast and post production monitors. I have just spent about 1 month with their top-of-the-line LM-2461W reference monitor while preparing this video review. Part of this video is educational regarding the need reference monitoring, and then my impressions of this specific monitor. Along the way I offer a few opinions.

The LM-2461W sells for $4995.00 US and is sold direct (they have other models too)

Here is my video review of this monitor:

Summary:
The Flanders Scientific LM-2461W clearly represents excellent decision making in product design. Delivering impressively on all of the fundamentals at a breakthrough price point and yet managing to deliver value-added features well beyond anything else in its class.

Disclosure: I requested a temporary review unit of this item for a few weeks in order to prepare this review. I encourage you to review my general ethics statement.

I’m very happy to present the final episode of “In Production: DaVinci Resolve”.

In this episode:
Steve and I get down to grading some projects. We each take one of our real world projects and grade it, then hand it off to the other for an alternate grade. This episode is very hands-on, working in Resolve to get the job done.

Note: If you want some great, affordable DaVinci Resolve training, here’s a great recommendation: Alexis Van Hurkman’s brand new release via Ripple Training: DaVinci Resolve Core Training. Definitely check it out!

Episode 6 of 6: Color Grading Sessions

About the show:
“In Production” is a video chat program where hosts Carey Dissmore and Steve Oakley discuss tools and topics related to the video production business from their unique perspective as independent production business owner/operators.

This is the sixth and final episode in our series on DaVinci Resolve.

Carey’s blog is at http://www.careydissmore.com
Steve’s Blog is at http://www.steveoakley.net

Presenting episode 5 of “In Production:DaVinci Resolve”!

In this episode:

Carey and Steve discuss why you might want to use a control surface, and the options in controllers that are out there. We’ll also discuss monitoring very pragmatically, and offer some straight talk on the number one job of your monitor. It’s probably not what you think!

BONUS: Check out the video embedded below on “Metamerism Failure”. A scientific explanation of why monitors can be accurately calibrated and still not match each other!

Episode 5 of 6: Controllers and Monitors


About the show:
“In Production” is a brand new video chat program where hosts Carey Dissmore and Steve Oakley discuss tools and topics related to the video production business from their unique perspective as independent production business owner/operators.

This series on DaVinci Resolve will be released in 6 episodes.

The final episode will be released right here on CareyDissmore.com and also on SteveOakley.net

BONUS: Explaining Metamerism Failure

Flanders Scientific, makers of very high quality reference monitors has released this video… an excellent explanation of metamerism failure. The best, most accurate explanation I’ve ever seen as to why different monitor types can measure as calibrated accurately and still look different to your eyes when compared SIDE-BY-SIDE. This is an excellent counterpoint that illustrates why it might not be the best idea for me to be running my LCD, CRT and plasma monitors all at once in my edit/grading suite.

I strongly urge you to watch this video. Then watch it again. It’s dropping serious knowledge that will help you understand human vision, display technology and generally be a better video pro.

Presenting episode 4 of “In Production: DaVinci Resolve” !

In this episode:
Carey and Steve get into setting up a Resolve system and what machines will run it. We talk about GPU acceleration, CUDA vs. OpenCL, Red Rocket, laptops, iMacs, and Resolve Lite-the FREE version.

Missed the first three episodes? They’re all here.

Episode 4 of 6: Setting Up A Resolve System


Direct YouTube Link

About the show:
“In Production” is a brand new video chat program where hosts Carey Dissmore and Steve Oakley discuss tools and topics related to the video production business from their unique perspective as independent production business owner/operators.

This series on DaVinci Resolve will be released in 6 episodes.

Additional episodes will be released weekly right here on CareyDissmore.com and also on SteveOakley.net

Presenting episode 3 of “In Production: DaVinci Resolve” !

In this episode:
Carey and Steve talk get into an overview of the Resolve workflow. We’ll explore a number of different ways to get projects in and out of Resolve, some great features AND gotchas, and express an opinion or two along the way.

Missed the first two episodes? They’re right here.

Episode 3 of 6: Resolve Workflow Overview

Direct YouTube Link

About the show:
“In Production” is a brand new video chat program where hosts Carey Dissmore and Steve Oakley discuss tools and topics related to the video production business from their unique perspective as independent production business owner/operators.

This series on DaVinci Resolve will be released in 6 episodes.

Additional episodes will be released weekly right here on CareyDissmore.com and also on SteveOakley.net

I’m very happy to present a brand new blog show.

In Production” is a brand new video chat program where hosts Carey Dissmore (that’s me) and Steve Oakley discuss tools and topics related to the video production business from their unique perspective as independent production business owner/operators.

This show will be produced periodically as series around specific topics. Our first series is on the topic of Color Grading and DaVinci Resolve. This series is comprised of 6 episodes, to be released weekly. The first two episodes are embedded below.

We hope you like this show and, as always, welcome your comments. Cheers.

Episode 1 of 6: Introduction

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Episode 2 of 6: Color Grading Basics

Direct YouTube link

Additional episodes will be released weekly right here on CareyDissmore.com and also on SteveOakley.net