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Travis White serves as Senior Product Manager for the Home Editing line of products within Pinnacle Systems. Marketed throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Pinnacle products are the most widely recognized and successful home video editing software programs available today.As a product manager in the consumer video and multimedia software space for over 8 years, White has launched over 50 successful software and hardware products into world-wide markets. During his career, White has gained extensive experience in all aspects of product management and marketing for a variety of multimedia software solutions spanning from consumer home imaging and…

Sara Pollack is the Manager of Film & Animation at YouTube. She is responsible for building and managing the Film community on the site by highlighting exceptional content identified by the YouTube community, developing programs to foster the creation of quality content, and using community feedback to enhance YouTube’s features for both amateur and professional filmmakers. Sara is working to ensure that YouTube remains an integral part of the changing landscape of independent film distribution by helping filmmakers reach and engage with their audiences directly.Prior to joining YouTube, Sara was a Production Executive at Big Beach, an independent film production…

Film and Television writer/producer/director and development executive David Schreiber directed his first short movie at age 13 and has been in love with the art form since that early age. As a development executive in Hollywood, he helped shepherd into production some of the most commercially and artistically successful movies of the 1980’s, from The Elephant Man and The Fly to My Favorite Year and more.In the world of multi-camera production, Mr. Schreiber wrote for the Emmy-winning children’s shows Double-Dare and What Would You Do? As well as many game and reality shows. Having worked as a film reviewer for…

As a writer for Cinema Without Borders, I wanted to write about these current negotiations between unions and producers & studios. I found a SAG actor who wrote his own letter and decided what he said was something rarely published but needs to be said. This is a letter from SAG union member Tony Stengel. After you read the article please feel free to comment…thanks so much…Akiko AshleyBefore you get the idea that I am just writing to bash SAG, because I am going to a little bit. You need to know that I am a BIG supporter of the…

Tofu, The Vegan Zombie “Zombie Dearest” is absolutely the cutest little family comedy. “Zombie Dearest” is the collaboration between two super talented people Creator William Vaughan and Lee Stringer; both are instructors at the Dave School. William Vaughan co-created the characters, co-wrote and produced. Lee Stinger co-wrote and directed. William and Lee put together a team of talented artists from the Dave School to bring Tofu’s world to life. The entire production design had a nice warm feeling for a zombie film. (Smile.) “Zombie Dearest” features a brilliant cast with voices from Billy West, Ellen Muth, April Warren, Bridget Crowley…

I am the type of person that believes only in what I see. I do however keep an open mind about that which I do not understand. I always give a chance for another individual to explain and make me believe in the myths that they conceive to be truth. My lack of faith to some is often viewed as a shallow existence, to others a way for me to start arguments with modern day witches and “bible thumpers”. Little do people know that, even though I have never seen a ghost, nor has God ever shown his presence to…

On Sunday February 12th, 2008, I was invited by Avid to attend the ACE Eddie Awards at the Beverly Hilton in the Beverly Hilton Ballroom. If you have never been to the Beverly Hilton, the ballroom is a glamorous location for an awards ceremony. It was beautifully laid out Black Tie affair. The Golden Globes have been held here. The ACE Eddie awards honor those wonderfully creative Editors whose work in the past year have been of the utmost excellence. You could not find a more talented group of honored nominees. Norman Jewison was honored with a Golden Eddie for…

It is a little heralded fact that the first Oscar statuettes of the season are awarded before the Oscar telecast watched the world over. The men and women who make the incredible cinematic, digital and audio tools that make film possible, down to the emulsion itself, are feted at a black tie ceremony at The Beverly Wilshire (the starring hotel in the film “Pretty Woman”) before the Oscar extravaganza Feb. 24. A number of certificates, plaques and the statuettes are awarded by the Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.Oscar statuettes were awarded…

Luminetik Animation Studios delivers us the first in a series of three high octane shorts to promote what will become a video game possibly based on the Unreal Engine 3 for top game development. “Kuriocity”, which features key characters from their upcoming animated feature- “Dis_Konnected”, is a tour de force in animation. Surely to take the public by nothing short of a storm, the first short in the trilogy showcases- Ruby, a hard-nosed, no-nonsense soldier who is in midst of a mission is instructed by her contact, Ray, to proceed to a new location. The message demands immediate attention and…

Hope Springs Eternal is a short animated film by Ron Noble. I had the opportunity to see this eclectic and wonderful film over the rainy days of winter in California. What is remarkable about this film is seeing the dynamic personality Ron gives his character Mort through simple expressions. Hope Springs Eternal is not a children’s film. Why should animation be limited to just family films? This film is about someone who has suffered deep loss and gives up hope. In the process of he finds himself suicidal. When he tries to end everything it actually does not work out…

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