BUFORD, GA — Biscardi Creative Media (www.biscardicreative.com) helped This American Land return for a second season on public television nationwide. The show features conservationists, hunters, fishermen, outdoor enthusiasts, scientists and other Americans concerned with protecting the country’s natural resources.
Created by executive producer Gary Strieker and featuring Marsha Walton, Bruce Burkhardt and Caroline Raville, This American Land includes engaging stories about wild places many are unfamiliar with. In addition to its original stories, the series showcases segments from participating local public broadcasting stations in each episode, drawing attention to the special natural resources of that locality and what local people are doing to protect them.
After cutting season one in Final Cut Pro 7, Biscardi and his team made the decision to move the series over to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 to take advantage of the software’s native editing capabilities.
“My company was built around FCP for 11 years and it was tough to leave the tried and true, but the speed of native editing while retaining the traditional editing workflow made the move to CS6 fairly smooth,” says Walter Biscardi. “We’re still working out some of the kinks but we’re able to turn around longer stories more efficiently because my editors can just get right into the story instead of all that conversion process we used to have to do with FCP 7. Not to mention we have many more hardware options available to us with Adobe being cross-platform.”
The BCM facility features nine edit suites, a 5.1 surround sound mixing theater and a Da Vinci Resolve color enhancement system.