Avid announces guest speaker line-up
September 10, 2015

Avid announces guest speaker line-up

BURLINGTON, MA — Avid (www.avid.com) has a number of guest speakers making presentations at the IBC show in Amsterdam from September 11th through the 15th. Editor Barney Pilling, who cut The Grand Budapest Hotel, and supervising sound editor/sound designer James Mather, who worked on Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, will share how they embraced Avid Everywhere to bring these movies to life using Avid Artist Suite creative tools powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform.

On Saturday, September 12th, Mather, an Emmy Award-winning sound editor, whose credits include work on four films in the Harry Potter franchise, will reveal how Artist Suite audio solutions helped him create the sounds that transport audiences into the thrilling world of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.

On Saturday and Monday, Pilling, a three-time BAFTA Award nominee and 2015 Academy Award nominee, will share his experience of working on Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. Attendees will get an insider’s look behind the scenes as he demonstrates his creative techniques and workflows with the industry’s preeminent nonlinear editing solution Avid Media Composer.

In addition, the University of Salford’s Paul Welshman, associate director of enterprise, Manchester, and Ameera Hill, head of technical services, Manchester, will share how the university’s partnership with Avid has helped make their facility at MediaCityUK among the best places to learn broadcast and multimedia production in Europe. On Sunday, Welshman and Hill will reveal how they develop their curriculum to engage and educate the next generation of digital media creators, and how they’re working to make Salford a leader in media creation, proving that a university can innovate, as well as educate.

“We’re thrilled to have some of the most talented professionals in film and education speak at our booth about how they’ve embraced Avid Everywhere and our industry-leading creative solutions to produce top movies and nurture the next generation of talent,” says Kyle Kim-Hays, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Avid. “Avid is passionate about and inspired by our customers’ work and we look forward to sharing their experiences with IBC attendees.”