Scott Simmons

The Editblog on PVC | Scott Simmons rss

Scott Simmons was born in rural West Tennessee and didn't really realize that movies and tv had to be made by actual people until he went to college. After getting degrees in both Television Production and Graphic Design he was in one of the early graduating classes at the Watkins Film School in Nashville, Tennessee. During that time at Watkins he discovered editing. While most of his classmates in film school wanted to be directors, Scott saw real career opportunities in post production and took a job as an assistant editor after completing film school. In 1999, Scott took the leap into freelancing and in 2007 accepted a position as an editor at Filmworkers - Nashville. In 2005 Scott created The Editblog a website dedicated to all things editing and post-production which is now housed here at PVC. Someday he hopes to edit on a beach with a touch screen device, a wireless hard drive and a Red Stripe.

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Jose Antunes

DSLR Moving Pictures | Jose Antunes rss

Jose Antunes is a freelance writer and photographer based in Portugal. Besides writing about technical and creative aspects of photography for various publications he hosts workshops and leads photo tours to reveal the...

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Chris and Trish Meyer

CMG Keyframes | Chris and Trish Meyer rss

Chris & Trish Meyer founded Crish Design (formerly known as CyberMotion) in the very earliest days of the desktop motion graphics industry. Their design and animation work has appeared on shows and promos for CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, HBO, PBS, and TLC; in opening titles for several movies including Cold Mountain and The Talented Mr. Ripley; at trade shows and press events for corporate clients ranging from Apple to Xerox; and in special venues encompassing IMAX, CircleVision, the NBC AstroVision sign in Times Square, and the four-block-long Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas. They were among the original users of CoSA (now Adobe) After Effects, and have written the numerous books including "Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects" and "After Effects Apprentice" both published by Focal Press. Both Chris and Trish have backgrounds as musicians, and are currently fascinated with exploring fine art and mixed media in addition to their normal commercial design work. They have recently relocated from Los Angeles to the mountains near Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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David Torno

VFX Essentials | David Torno rss

David Torno is a Visual Effects professional based in Los Angeles. Developing and creating VFX since 2000, David has been a part of over ninety different productions. His work includes commercial, feature, music video, and multimedia projects. He is most widely known for his work on projects for such artists as Linkin Park ("Waiting for the End", "New Divide", "Burn it Down"), Flight of the Conchords ("Ladies of the World"), and Swedish House Mafia (Absolut Greyhound). During his free time, he creates video tutorials and After Effects scripts. David enjoys contributing to the visual effects community by offering helpful tools, and techniques that creative professionals around the world can benefit from.

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Art Adams

Stunning Good Looks | Art Adams rss

Cinematographer Art Adams has worked in the film industry for 25 years. He shoots spots as well as corporate marketing, visual effects, web and interactive/mobile projects. He also consults for a variety of motion picture equipment vendors in the areas of usability and interface design, equipment training, and scientific comparative testing of products. Art likes to write articles that explore the hidden side of the tools and techniques many take for granted. He's been published in HD Video Pro, American Cinematographer, Australian Cinematographer and Camera Operator Magazine He is a current member of the International Cinematographers Guild and SMPTE, a past member of the Society of Camera Operators (SOC), and an industry consultant and educator. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. His showreel is

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Rich Young

AE Portal | Rich Young rss

Rich Young is a long-time After Effects user from the San Francisco Bay Area. His After Effects and Premiere Pro round-ups provide viewers with an easy-to-digest summary of developments. He also supplies info and links for tutorials that allow users to do things in After Effects they thought were possible but weren't sure.

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Brian Hallett

In Focus | Brian Hallett rss

Brian Hallett, is the senior promotions producer at the NBC affiliate in Nashville, TN, and an award winning cameraman, editor, and producer. He has shot everything from broadcast television news, promotional image campaigns, music videos, short films, and documentaries. First and foremost, Brian is a cameraman and since 1999 his skills have allowed him to work for Spike TV, NBC, Fox, and CBS.

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Allan Tépper

TecnoTur | Allan Tépper rss

Born in Connecticut, United States, Allan Tépper is a bilingual consultant, multi-title author, tech journalist, translator, and language activist who has been working with professional video since the eighties. Since 1994, Tépper has been consulting both end-users and manufacturers through his Florida company. Via TecnoTur, Tépper has been giving video tech seminars in several South Florida’s universities and training centers, and in a half dozen Latin American countries, in their native language. Tépper has been a frequent radio/TV guest on several South Florida, Guatemalan, and Venezuelan radio and TV stations. As a certified ATA (American Translators Association) translator, Tépper has translated and localized dozens of advertisements, catalogs, software, and technical manuals for the Spanish and Latin American markets. He has also written many contracted white papers for tech manufacturers. Over the past 18 years, Tépper’s articles have been published or quoted in more than a dozen magazines, newspapers, and electronic media in Latin America. Since 2008, Allan Tépper’s articles have been published frequently –in English– in ProVideo Coalition magazine, and since 2014, he is is the director of CapicúaFM. His website is AllanTé

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Helmut Kobler

Los Angeles Cameraman | Helmut Kobler rss

Helmut Kobler is a DP and cameraman based in, of all places, Los Angeles, California.

He’s shot non-fiction work for networks such as Discovery, the BBC, PBS, CBS, FOX, Investigation Discovery, Music Choice, and Velocity. Corporate work includes projects for Microsoft, American Express, Avid and Blue Microphones. He’s the author of several books about filmmaking, including Final Cut Pro for Dummies, Final Cut Express for Dummies, and Anatomy of a Guerrilla Film: The Making of Radius. Over the years, he’s written about filmmaking topics for Millimeter, Studio Daily, Wired, PC World, Macworld, and MacLife.

Always experimenting with new stuff, Helmut’s channel here at Pro Video Coalition focuses on any gear or software that help the camera and lighting department do more in less time.

See Helmut’s resume and reel at

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Steve Hullfish

CUT.N.COLOR | Steve Hullfish rss

Steve Hullfish has been producing and editing award-winning television since the mid-1980s. He has written five books, and edited two theatrical feature films (both Number One New Movies in the US). He has lectured at NAB, DVExpo and the Master Editor seminars. He has edited on Avid since 1992 and was named to Avid's first group of Master Editors. His client list includes: Universal Studios, Sony Pictures, NBC, PBS, Turner Networks, The Oprah Winfrey Show, "Investigative Reports" and "Cold Cases" with Bill Kurtis for A&E, Jim Henson Home Entertainment, Major League Soccer, The Chicago Cubs, Wilson Sporting Goods and Exxon/Mobil.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe

The Post Corner | Kevin P. McAuliffe rss

Kevin P McAuliffe is a three time North American ProMax award winning editor and a Media Composer editor for over 15 years. He is also the host of The Post Podcast, and is also one of the Senior Editor's at MIJO in Toronto, Canada, with current clients including Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures and E1 Entertainment to name a few. He can also be found helping out on the Avid Community forums in the Media Composer & Symphony Get Started Fast forum.

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Chris Zwar

AE Anecdotes | Chris Zwar rss

Chris was born a geek, and was lucky enough to own a Commodore 64 at a time when the number of students at his primary school who owned a computer could be counted on one hand. Upgrading to an Amiga with the onset of the desktop video revolution, Chris began experimenting with digital graphics and animation in his bedroom, and incorporating them into his high-school video productions.

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Adam Wilt

Camera Log | Adam Wilt rss

Adam Wilt has been working off and on in film and video for the past thirty years, while paying the bills writing software for animation, automation, broadcast graphics, and real-time control for companies including Abekas, Pinnacle, Omneon, CBS, and ABC. Since 1997 his website,, has been a popular reference for information on the DV formats. He has reviewed cameras for DV Magazine and written its "Technical Difficulties" column, and taught classes and led panels at NAB, IBC, and DV Expo. He co-authored the book,"Optimizing Your Final Cut Pro System", part of the Apple Pro Training series.

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Woody Woodhall

Sound for Picture | Woody Woodhall rss

Woody Woodhall, CAS is President of Allied Post Audio in Santa Monica, CA and is an award winning supervising sound editor, sound designer and rerecording mixer. He has sound supervised and mixed feature films, documentaries and for television he’s VO recorded, sound edited and mixed hundreds of episodes of programming for MTV, Comedy Central, Food Network, Nat Geo, History, USA Network and VH-1 to name a few. Current television mixing includes 11 seasons of the series “Mystery Diners” on Food Network, 2 seasons of “Museum Men” for History Channel as well as the first season of the series “A Wicked Offer” for the CW. Woody is author of the college textbook, Audio Production and Post Production, used at universities across the US. Woody also heads the Los Angeles Post Production Group (LAPPG) where he shares his filmmaking expertise alongside other working professionals on a monthly basis for the LA post production community. His latest venture is L.A. Post Fest, a worldwide editing competition - L.A. Post Fest - Create Your Story in Post.

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Mark Spencer

Final Cut Pro & Motion | Mark Spencer rss

Mark Spencer is a freelance producer, editor, teacher and writer based in the Bay Area. His company Day Street Productions is a production and post studio focused on corporate video. He is an Apple-certified instructor for Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, and Motion, teaching for organizations such as BAVC, Stanford University, DVExpo, MacWorld, and consulting for corporations and individuals. He is the author of the Apple Pro Training Series book Motion Graphics and Visual Effects from Peachpit Press and has written for print and online publications including DV Magazine, EditWell, ProVideo Coalition and He maintains, a resource for Motion. Mark has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Matthew Jeppsen

DP Notes | Matthew Jeppsen rss

Matt Jeppsen is a freelance cinematographer with over a decade of experience in commercials, music videos, and documentary films.

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Bruce A Johnson

Bruce's Blog | Bruce A Johnson rss

A 1981 graduate of the Boston University College of Communication, Bruce A. Johnson got his first job in broadcast television at WFTV, an ABC affiliate in Orlando, FL. While there, he rose through the ranks from teleprompter operator to videographer, editor, producer and director of many different types of programming. It was in the early 1980's that he bought his first computer - a Timex/Sinclair 1000 - a device he hated so much, he promptly exchanged it for an Atari 400. But the bug had bitten hard. In 1987, Johnson joined Wisconsin Public Television in Madison as a videographer/editor, and still works there to the present day. His responsibilities have grown, however, and now include research and presentations on the issues surrounding the digital television transition, new consumer technology and the use of public television spectrum in homeland security. He freelances through his company Painted Post MultiMedia, and has written extensively for magazines including DV and Studio Monthly.

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Dan Carr

Video Gear & Adventure | Dan Carr rss

Born in the UK , Dan took a gap year in Whistler, British Columbia after high-school which planted the seed for a mountain obsession. While his passion for mountain life took a backseat as he finished an Aerospace Engineering degree in England, it wasn't long before he returned to the mountains to start shooting his friends in action. Dan spends 8 months of the year chasing winter around the globe shooting the worlds best skiers and snowboarders for companies like Oakley, Salomon and Columbia. His work has been featured in ski and snowboard magazines from Japan to Canada and everywhere in between as well as innumerable commercial campaigns for an ever widening list of clients. He now lives in the resort town of Whistler when he is not on the road, which provides the perfect backdrop for many other types of adventure, landscape and nature photography. Since starting a blog on his website a few years ago Dan’s interest in all things digital has pushed him to learn, write and teach about many aspects of photography from HDSLR movie making to HDR photography and of course share his knowledge about ski and snowboard photography.

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Eric Escobar

A Working Filmmaker | Eric Escobar rss

Eric Escobar is a filmmaker and a filmmaking technology geek. On the filmmaker side, when he was 16, Eric worked as a video store clerk at Bob's Video in Hollister, California, where he was paid to watch movies all day long. A few years later he started making his own movies and never stopped. Eric's films have screened at festivals all over the U.S. and internationally. In 2005, he was awarded an Honorable Mention in Short Filmmaking from the Sundance Grand Jury. Eric has written and directed a dozen short films and a staggering number of industrial videos, commercials and PSAs. On the geeky side of things, he blogs. In the late 90's Eric answered your Premiere and After Effects tech support phone calls at Adobe Systems. From 2001- 2003 he was on the Final Cut Pro Development Team as a QA Engineer at Apple, Inc. Nowadays he likes to develop Magic Bullet Looks Packs for Red Giant Software. Eric currently works as a commercial director for Kontent Films ( in San Francisco, which is the most awesome job he's ever had.

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Mark Christiansen

Production Values | Mark Christiansen rss

Mark Christiansen is the author of After Effects Studio Techniques (Adobe Press). He has created visual effects and animations for feature films including Pirates of the Caribbean 3, The Day After Tomorrow and films by Robert Rodriguez. Past corporate clients include Adobe, Cisco, Sun, Cadence, Seagate, Intel and Medtronic, and broadcast work has appeared on HBO and the History Channel. Mark's roles have included producing, directing, designing and effects supervision, and his solo work has appeared at film festivals including L.A. Shorts Fest. Long a Contributing Editor at DV Magazine during its heyday, Mark has been contracted as a marketing and technical writer on numerous occasions for Adobe Systems Inc. as well as related companies such as Red Giant Software. He has taught at and Academy of Art University. His career began at LucasArts Entertainment and he is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Pomona College.

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Jeff Foster

The PixelPainter | Jeff Foster rss

Jeff Foster has written and contributed to several books and magazines, and has been producing motion graphics, photography and creative design for major corporations, television and film for more than 20 years. See his full bio and content at

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Kendal Miller

Cinevation | Kendal Miller rss

I’m passionate about storytelling, and creating. Whether its directing, or shooting I love the process, the work, and the reward.  Creating is a long arduous task to work towards and achieve, but the rewards are unrelenting. What is that compels someone to work long hours sometimes with little sleep or food, working in cold or unforgiving circumstances, waiting patiently for the moment when the light plays perfectly in the right spot? Passion for the craft. You must work hard to hone your craft, a constant student of your subject, always ready to learn  never willing to quit, the first one on set, and the last to leave, a diligent hand ready and willing to work. You must be willing to take and give advice, provide leadership by example, extend and receive respect. This is my job, and I love it!

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