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Laughter, Pain & Indie Filmmaking: An Interview with Kevin Pollak

Best known for his roles in films like The Usual Suspects, A Few Good Men, and Casino, actor and comedian Kevin Pollak is a born entertainer, having perfected his first standup routine when he was just ten years old. And for the past six years, when not putting the real William Shatner or Christopher Walken to shame with his truer-than-life impressions, Pollak has been busy persuading celebrities to tell all on his wildly successful—and hilarious—online chat show.

But now Pollak can add film director and editor to his long list of talents. He just finished editing his first feature-length film, Misery Loves Comedy, using Adobe Premiere Pro CC, which we recently had the opportunity to speak with him about. Debuting at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival later this month, the film explores the less humorous side of being a professional comedian, featuring the likes of Jimmy Fallon, Amy Schumer, Judd Apatow, Christopher Guest, Martin Short, Jon Favreau, and many others. Despite the pensive theme, Pollak assured us, the film remains highly entertaining and should be widely available later this year.

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Story of daredevil legend Evel Knievel premieres at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

Editor Davis Coombe takes on ambitious editing project for larger-than-life documentary using Adobe Premiere Pro CC 

Screening at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Being Evel recounts the true story behind American icon Robert “Evel” Knievel. The feature documentary, co-produced by A&E IndieFilms, History Films, and  HēLō, with post production by Milkhaus, goes behind the scenes to reveal the dramatic life and lasting legacy of one of the world’s most famous daredevils. Davis Coombe, the creative director at Milkhaus, cut the film in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, with extensive visual effects created and composited using Adobe After Effects CC.

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“Things of the Aimless Wanderer” finds its way to the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

New feature film from award-winning director/editor duo edited with Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Kivu Ruhorahoza and Antonio Rui Ribeiro are best known for their collaboration on the feature film Grey Matter, winner of—among many other awards—the Jury Special Mention for Best Emerging Filmmaker at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. In 2014, they teamed up for Things of the Aimless Wanderer, premiering at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Ruhorahoza directed the film and Ribeiro edited it with Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

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“Cop Car” starring Kevin Bacon delivers drama and humor at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

Editors use Adobe Creative Cloud for editing and visual effects on Park City At Midnight premiere

The Park City At Midnight film lineup at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival comprises fun genre movies that most festival goers can’t wait to see. Among this year’s highlights: Cop Car, a thriller/comedy starring Kevin Bacon, directed by Jon Watts and co-written by Watts and Christopher D. Ford. Andrew Hasse and Megan Brooks teamed up to edit the film using Adobe Premiere Pro CC, with visual effects generated in Adobe After Effects CC and Adobe Photoshop CC.

Adobe: Tell us more about Cop Car.

Hasse: Shot in Colorado on ARRI ALEXA cameras, Cop Car is a “Coen-esque” thriller that has a ton of humor as well as dramatic action. Bacon stars as a sheriff whose car is stolen by two kids who take it on a joy ride. He delivers a great performance—Bacon is perfect as the center of the film. The film is fun, and was even more fun to work on.

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“Fresh Dressed” break-dances onto the big screen at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

Editor Andrea B. Scott cuts hip-hop fashion documentary using Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Hip-hop is more than a musical genre, it is an entire subculture that includes unique musical and vocal styles, dance moves, and distinctive fashion. Director Sacha Jenkins created Fresh Dressed, screening at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, to document the history of hip-hop fashion from its birth in the South Bronx to its rise as a billion-dollar industry. The film is produced by CNN Films and accomplished editor Andrea B. Scott cut the film using Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

Adobe: What is Fresh Dressed about?

Scott: Fresh Dressed outlines the evolution of hip hop fashion, featuring in-depth interviews with people crucial to its evolution, supported by a lot of great archival materials. The vibe is thought-provoking while still being fun and energetic. Viewers will recognize familiar faces and musical tracks.


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Bringing “The Stanford Prison Experiment” to the big screen

Kyle Patrick Alvarez returns to the Sundance Film Festival with his latest feature film edited using Adobe Premiere Pro CC

The Stanford prison experiment is one of the most famous psychological experiments of modern times, playing a significant influence in academic and popular culture. Filmmaker Kyle Patrick Alvarez, known for his work directing Easier with Practice and C.O.G., brings the experiment to theater audiences in the upcoming feature film The Stanford Prison Experiment. With a strong ensemble cast including Billy Cruddup, Ezra Miller, and Olivia Thirlby, The Stanford Prison Experiment is slated to compete in the 2015 Sundance Film Festival U.S. Dramatic Competition

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Really Creative Media adds visual pop to Queen + Adam Lambert tour

Combining theatrical sensibilities with digital video to deliver stunning live events with Adobe Creative Cloud

From musical performances to runway shows, more and more live events are incorporating high-tech video displays to take the experience to the next level. Nick Dew and Jack James combined their video and theater backgrounds to found Really Creative Media, a London-based agency that specializes in digital and live production. The company uses Adobe Creative Cloud to craft video, lighting, and audio content that helps pop stars, fashion houses, and film premieres shine. Recently, the team brought their magic to the Queen + Adam Lambert tour, allowing the rock legends to honor their late band mate Freddie Mercury.


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“Stan Lee’s Superhumans” searches for real-life superheroes

Production company creates third season of hit series with Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Established in 1994, Off the Fence is an award-winning integrated content company headquartered in Amsterdam. The company creates high-quality non-fiction and independent films for international co- production partners including National Geographic, BBC, Discovery, Voom, NHK, France Télévisions, Arte, Canal Plus, BR, ZDF, NDR, and The History Channel.

One popular show produced by Off The Fence for The History Channel is Stan Lee’s Superhumans. Myth meets reality as the hosts of Stan Lee’s Superhumans search the globe for real people with extraordinary powers. Launched in 2010—together with Stan Lee, co-creator of superheroes such as Spiderman, X-Men, Iron Man, and The Avengers—the show has gained a large and enthusiastic following of fans for The History Channel and now H2.

Series Producer Andrew Zikking, brings more than 15 years of experience across a wide variety of genres for UK broadcasters, to this successful U.S. brand. For the third season of Superhumans, Zikking has been using Adobe Premiere Pro CC to replace the company’s existing Apple Final Cut Pro platform.


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Video Production in an UltraHD World Premiere Pro CC & the GoPro CineForm Codec

UltraHD is here to stay as more and more consumers demand content that makes them feel like they are part of an experience. Some analysts think that by the end of 2018, 10% of American households will have 4K capable TVs and by the end of 2024, that number could reach 50%. That means that it’s up to us, as content creators, to start getting comfortable with editing in 4K, 5K—or even 6K—to create Ultra HD content to meet this increasing demand.

The tools we need to shoot, edit and distribute this content are more important than ever. And, because it is not uncommon for a project that just took a few days of shooting to result into 1 to 2 terabytes of hard drive space, these big files need powerful software–not to mention bigger hard drives–that can edit the footage without choking.

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Showcasing breathtaking mountains and raw athleticism

Epic freesking and snowboarding tour improves video workflow and productivity with Adobe Creative Cloud

The Freeride World Tour by The North Face (FWT) is the top big mountain freeskiing and snowboarding tour in the world. FWT doesn’t deal with artificial jumps and groomed slopes. Athletes use the entire slope, including overhangs and cliff-faces, choosing their own path down the mountain while demonstrating control and technique through fluid movements and jumps. The mountains don’t just up the action for the athletes; they also challenge the event photographers and cinematographers. David Arnaud, the producer who has been in charge of the television and video production on FWT since 2009, along with Editor Aurelie Monod and a crew of up to 35 people, work in extremely challenging conditions to bring the excitement of FWT to viewers.

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