Talented editor Vinnie Hobbs applies his own personal style to music video and film projects using Adobe Creative Cloud
Vinnie Hobbs was born and raised in Okinawa, Japan, where his parents work as Instructional Systems Specialists for DoDEA (The Department of Defense Education Activity) on a military installation. He spent his teenage years in Japan shooting skateboard videos and editing with two VCRs connected to each other. These early creative explorations set him on a trajectory to become one of the most talented music video editors in the industry today.
Having worked on projects for artist including Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, and Cheryl Cole, Hobbs recently edited the Kendrick Lamar “Alright” music video, which is the most nominated music video in the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, including a nomination for Video of the Year. Since high school, Adobe Premiere Pro has been Hobbs’ editing program of choice, and he now enjoys working with a range of desktop and mobile apps in Adobe Creative Cloud.
Adobe: How did you start editing music videos?
SMOSH creates laugh-out-loud video content for a loyal audience that now counts over 35 million total subscribers
Powerhouse digital comedy brand entertains fans with hilarious videos created using Adobe Creative Cloud
SMOSH, founded by childhood friends Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox, has been entertaining audiences with their unique brand of humor for the past decade and has one of the strongest digital footprints of any media brand in existence today. SMOSH’s main YouTube channel recently surpassed a remarkable 21 million subscribers, it counts more than 35 million subscribers across multiple channels that also include spin-off’s SMOSH Games and Shut Up! Cartoons, and has seen record-setting success with the launch of mobile games, apps and music, as well as merchandise (they even have a calendar!)
SMOSH recently celebrated the release of its first feature-length film, SMOSH: The Movie, which made its debut with a red carpet Hollywood premiere in late July and quickly rose to the top of the iTunes charts following its digital debut. Need more evidence of the rising influence and celebrity of these online talents? The iconic Madame Tussauds Wax Museum chose SMOSH to be THE first digital stars to be immortalized in wax. The figures will tour the country next year.
Top editor brings energy and organization to short-form projects with Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Siân Fever will be presenting the session “How to Make It in Short-Form Video with Premiere Pro CC” in the Adobe stand 7.G27 at IBC 2015 on Friday, Sept. 11th at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm and Saturday, Sept. 12th at 10:30 am.
Siân Fever knew that she wanted to work in video production when she was just a teenager. She consumed a steady diet of MTV and gravitated towards behind-the-scenes videos featuring famed music video director Joseph Kahn talking about his work. After hearing raves about it from a fellow Blockbuster employee, she knew her path would involve film school.
Fever studied at the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology, the same school attended by alumni such as Adele and Amy Winehouse, and then Bournemouth University before taking her first job at MTV. Throughout her career, she has primarily focused on short-form content, and believes there is a lot to be gained by working in this genre. To help her stay organized, edit quickly, and manage client expectations, Fever uses Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
Adobe: What did you do for MTV?
Ultimate indie artist creates shows from start to finish with help from Adobe Creative Cloud
Kylie Flavell will be presenting the session “Creating Shows from Start to Finish with Creative Cloud” in the Adobe stand 7.G27 at IBC 2015 on Sunday, September 13th at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm and Monday, September 14th at 10:30 am.
Kylie Flavell has the tenacity and talent to make her dreams come true. When it comes to making her hot travel TV shows, including Hooked Up—which has 1.5 million YouTube viewers per episode—she does it all as host, producer, camera operator, editor, color grader, lighting engineer, sound engineer, post-production specialist, and distributor. To help her accomplish her ambitious goals and fuel her creative freedom and passion, she relies on an Adobe Creative Cloud workflow that includes Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC.
Adobe: Tell us about your background.
Flavell: I’m Australian and worked as a magazine editor and publisher. One day I decided to quit my job and run away to live in Italy. While there are people who say life can’t be like it is in the movies, I say yes it can! My generation is the luckiest ever, because literally all we’re limited by is our imagination, and I take that to the extreme.
“Saturday Night Live” short-film team tackles feature film with help from Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Rhys Thomas and Adam Epstein have worked together for years on the short films for the Saturday Night Live Film Unit—Rhys as the director and producer, Adam as the editor. So when Thomas got the opportunity to direct the feature film Staten Island Summer, Epstein was a natural choice to edit. The film, produced by Lorne Michaels, features many recognizable Saturday Night Live faces. While there are some clear differences between delivering content for a weekly television show and working on a movie, there were many similarities as well. One thing that remained the same was the team’s proven editing workflow, powered by Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
Adobe: Let’s start at the beginning—when was the movie shot?