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Documentary director and editor reveals magical world in his latest film, Iceland: Land of Ice and Fire, created with Adobe Creative Cloud
Documentary Film Editor and Director Andrew Chastney’s passion for natural history is clear in the work he’s done for the BBC, Disney Nature, Animal Planet, and National Geographic. Most recently, he explored the magical secrets of Iceland for the BBC documentary, Iceland: Land of Ice and Fire, which tells the story of the animals, people, and land that make up this wild island. Andy used Adobe Creative Cloud to help create the ambitious documentary, which aired on the BBC in May 2015.
Live sports broadcast editing and effects specialist delivers the full package for top sporting events with Adobe Creative Cloud
Covering live sports broadcasts requires speed, cost-efficiency, and flexibility—and that’s where Will Newell excels. For 10 years, he’s done graphics, editing, live outdoor interviews, and broadcast delivery preparation for events including the U.S. Open and Formula 1 racing. Although he’s used Avid Media Composer and Final Cut Pro, his freelance business now relies on a Mac and Adobe Creative Cloud, including Adobe Premiere Pro CC. Here, Newell shares his experiences and talks about why Adobe Creative Cloud is an affordable, powerful option for a freelancer.
Adobe: How did you get your start?
Newell: I worked at an editing facility in Manchester, England in the machine room, as a runner, and then as an assistant editor. I moved to London a few years later and began freelancing. Sky Sports contacted me to do features, openers, closers, and so on. I hit the ground running working regularly on content for football, rugby, cricket, tennis, golf, and even darts matches. I went to Australia in 2012 for the first Sky Sports F1 race and have been doing primarily outdoor broadcasts ever since.
Skilled director and editor brings multifaceted talent to BBC’s “The Voice UK” with help from Adobe Creative Cloud
Scott Peters is a self-‐proclaimed “everything” man. He can direct, produce, edit, shoot, and produce graphics on both large and small budgets. Freelancing offers him the variety that he enjoys and has helped him build an impressive resume. His most recent gig was working as a Digital Director and Producer on the BBC’s The Voice UK, where his team produced all digital content for the wildly popular show using Adobe Creative Cloud.
Adobe: How did you get your start?
Peters: I learned everything I know on the job. I started filming when I was about 12, doing skateboard videos and emulating Jackass videos. At 16, I started getting work experience running on commercials and TV shows.
Premier League football club engages with a growing international fan base through cross platform video created with a smooth Adobe Creative Cloud workflow
Matthew Quinn, Head of Media Technology & Future Development for Liverpool Football Club, will be presenting the session “Building a Fan Base Across Media Platforms with Creative Cloud” in the Adobe stand 7.G27 at IBC 2015 on Monday, September 14th at 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm.
With 18 League Championships, eight League Cups, and five European Cups, Liverpool Football Club is one of the most celebrated teams in the English Premier League. Since 1892, “The Reds” have excited supporters throughout the UK and around the world. With interest in the club increasing, LFC has been engaging with fans across the globe and building excitement about the club year round for many years.
After successfully growing interest in its website and gaining a strong subscriber base, the LFC Digital Media Team turned its attention to launching LFCTV, the Liverpool FC television channel. In 2007, LFCTV started bringing games, news, and behind-the-scenes footage into fans’ living rooms. Growing adoption of social media led Liverpool FC to broaden its reach with social media, YouTube, and LFCTV GO, the club’s paid subscription streaming video service.
Concert film editor captures emotion of live performances with Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Simon Bryant’s love of music comes through loud and clear with his editing of concert and studio footage for films and DVDs. His work covers a range of genres and he’s been lucky to work with many well-known artists including The Rolling Stones, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, and One Direction. Bryant is constantly examining what makes a project successful, both from an editing and a film point of view. One key factor that contributes to his success is working with Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
Simon Bryant will be presenting the session “Leading the Eye: Multi-Camera Editing for Some of the World’s Biggest Bands” in the Adobe stand 7.G27 at IBC 2015 on Sunday, Sept. 13th at 1:30 pm and 5:00 pm.
Adobe: How did you get into this career?
Creators of innovative display solutions power fan engagement at leading sports venues with help from Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Anywhere
Geraint Williams will be presenting the session Next Generation Global Sports Broadcast with Adobe Anywhere” in the Adobe stand 7.G27 at IBC 2015 on Friday, Sept. 11th at 3:30 pm and Saturday, Sept. 12th at 12:30 pm and 4:00 pm.
Since Geraint Williams founded ADI nearly twenty five years ago, the company has grown to become a global pioneer in the creation, management, and distribution of video content and the technology that supports it. The company supports huge events and installations throughout retail and large sports venues, delivering both the infrastructure and the content to entertain and excite audiences. Today, ADI uses a video workflow that includes Adobe Anywhere and Adobe Creative Cloud to connect teams, venues, and partners with their target audiences.
Adobe: Tell us about the importance of content in your business.
Self-taught editor and master educator transitions editors from Avid Media Composer to Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Stefan Weiss will be presenting the session “Streamlining Workflows by Switching from Avid to Adobe Premiere Pro CC” in the Adobe stand 7.G27 at IBC 2015 on Friday, Sept. 11th at 1:30 pm and 5:00 pm and Saturday, Sept. 12th at 2:00 pm.
When it comes to non-linear editing (NLE), Stefan Weiss is fearless. He’s worked in both film and broadcast television, and today enjoys editing documentaries on a variety of topics, from airplanes to reincarnation. Weiss balances his editing career with work as a trainer, focusing primarily on teaching others how to successfully switch from Avid Media Composer to Adobe Premiere Pro CC. Weiss is a member of the German Editors Guild (Bundesverband Filmschnitt Editor e.V.) and an Adobe Certified Instructor for Premiere Pro and Adobe Photoshop CC.
Adobe: How did you get your start?
Global VFX studio produces extraordinary motion graphics and visual effects with Adobe Creative Cloud
Will MacNeil will be presenting the session “Creating Stunning Motion Design Experiences with Creative Cloud and Cinema 4D” in the Adobe stand 7.G27 at IBC 2015 on Monday, Sept. 14th at 5:00 pm and Tuesday, Sept. 15th at 2:30 pm and in the MAXON stand 7.K30 on Monday, Sept. 14th at 3:00 pm and Tuesday, Sept. 15th at 11:00 am.
This blog was originally posted on September 5, 2014.
MPC is one of the world’s leading visual effects and motion graphics studios, with more than 2,000 employees in eight global offices. The studio’s work includes blockbuster films such as Godzilla, the Harry Potter franchise, and Life of Pi, and advertising campaigns for global brands including Samsung, Ikea, and Visa. MPC works with agencies, production companies, directors, and does some direct-to-brand engagements as well. Senior Motion Graphics Designer Will MacNeil, Marketing Manager Zoe Kent, and Creative Director Dave Haupt explain the role of Adobe Creative Cloud in bringing their visions to life.
Adobe: What is important for us to know about MPC?
Freeskiing and snowboarding tour delivers stunning video straight from the mountainsides of Alaska using Adobe Creative Cloud and Premiere Pro CC
Forget the artificial jumps and groomed slopes of typical skiing and snowboarding venues. Freeriding takes these winter sports back to their roots by challenging athletes to master an all-natural mountain ridge. Competitors start at the summit and must make their way to the finish line, but each athlete must decide on their own route down the mountain. The result is an exciting and unique run every time.
The Swatch Freeride World Tour (FWT) pits top freeskiers and snowboarders from around the world against some of the most beautiful, untouched peaks across Europe and North America. For the 2015 world tour, FWT took its riders somewhere completely new: the mountains near Haines, Alaska. A small town in the Alaska panhandle, Haines boasts undeveloped mountain ranges and Pacific weather conditions that make it an ideal venue for freeriding.
David Arnaud will be presenting the session “Delivering Event Coverage from Remote Destinations with Creative Cloud” in the Adobe stand 7.G27 at IBC 2015 on Monday, Sept. 14th at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm and Tuesday, Sept. 15th at 11:00 am.
Taking up the Alaskan challenge
FWT produces up to 45 hours of raw footage for each stop in the tour, with deliverables ranging from short web clips to hour-long TV digests. Highlights must be released just hours later, giving editors little time to comb through footage and start producing videos. As a result, FWT sets up a video production tent right on the side of the mountain and using a combination of Adobe Prelude CC for logging and ingest and Premiere Pro CC for editing they are able to turn edits around quickly.
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?