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Adobe Video Tools Get Rave Reviews at Sundance 2016

From independent productions to Hollywood headliners, 51 films debuting at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival used Adobe Premiere Pro CC as their primary digital editing software.

Sundance, the preeminent festival for groundbreaking work and emerging talent, will include a total of 175 films made with Premiere Pro CC and other Adobe Creative Cloud tools. From in-competition feature films like Christine, Gleason and Swiss Army Man to short films and documentaries, like Richard Linklater – dream is destiny, Premiere Pro CC usage at Sundance has increased 143% percent since 2015.

“With such an ambitious film, we needed the most innovative technology to push creative boundaries,” said Louis Black, co-director of Richard Linklater – dream is destiny, which will premiere at Sundance. “Our story relies on combining decades-old archival footage with interviews from the present. We cut the film in Adobe Premiere Pro CC with incredible results.”

Sundance filmmakers are reflecting the rapid adoption of Adobe’s video workflows. Recent Premiere Pro converts include the four-time Oscar-winning Coen brothers with Hail, Caesar!; director Tim Miller with Deadpool, director David Fincher and Oscar-winning editor Kirk Baxter with Gone Girl; and director Rhys Thomas and producer Lorne Michaels with Staten Island Summer.

Adobe Hosts Must-See Editing Panel

To help indie filmmakers get up to speed on transitioning to modern video editing techniques, Adobe will host a must-see panel at Sundance on January 23 – “Editorial secrets from Hail, Caesar! and Deadpool”, two much-anticipated features due out in February this year.

  • Hail, Caesar!, from NBC/Universal, is set in Hollywood’s golden age and follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer, who’s presented with plenty of problems to fix. The film is produced, directed, written and edited by four-time Oscar-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen. The panel will include the film’s post-supervisor and associate producer Catherine Farrell and additional editor Katie McQuerrey.
  • Deadpool, a 20th Century FOX film, is based on Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool, and tells the back story of former Special Forces operative-turned-mercenary Wade Wilson. The panel will include director Tim Miller and Vashi Nedomansky, the Premiere Pro CC, editing consultant and workflow specialist on the film.

These former Avid Media Composer and Apple Final Cut Pro filmmakers will discuss their approach to storytelling, state-of-the-art workflows, and how and why they switched to Adobe Premiere Pro CC.  The panel will be held on Saturday, January 23 from 3:30-4:30 pm MST at the Airbnb Haus (596 Main Street, Park City). For those unable to attend the panel, a recording will be available the following week at

“Adobe really revamped Premiere Pro CC from the ground up. I love the interoperability with other programs like After Effects CC and the ability to do quick composites,” said Tim Miller, director of Deadpool. “We need an uninterrupted workflow between the idea and output. Premiere Pro CC is clean and fast, which is what I want.”

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  • By john - 7:51 AM on February 5, 2016  

    come to me when he is coming