With offices throughout the United States, Key Code Media is able to sell and support live production, editorial and numerous other solutions to clients across a wide range of industries. Their familiarity with those various tools and types of environments is no doubt a major factor in the creation of an education division which newly hired Mike Flanagan will run. Read about those details below.
Mike Flanagan, formerly President of Video Symphony has joined Key Code Media as Director of Education. Mr. Flanagan will be tapping into his two decades of experience in professional media education and post-production to build educational programs for Key Code Media and its clients.
Prior to joining Key Code, Flanagan founded and oversaw the development of Video Symphony from a small Avid-authorized Education Center to a leading vocational college and training center for editing, motion graphics, and sound engineering. Flanagan brings 21 years of industry experience that started when he bought his first Avid Media Composer in 1994 from Mike Cavanagh, Key Code Media’s President.
Flanagan will create new educational services, certificated training and assessments for media production products and workflows. He will also expand the training already being done by Key Code for its clients. Initial classroom and onsite client offerings will cover industry-leading software from Avid (Media Composer and Pro Tools), Adobe (Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop), Blackmagic (Da Vinci Resolve), Maxon (Cinema 4D), and NewTek (TriCaster). In addition, Key Code Media will be providing more in depth programs for advanced workflow solutions such as transcoding, asset management, archive and storage management.
“Digital media platforms and workflows are changing quickly. Our clients have a critical need to quickly learn the new tools and workflows. It is imperative for Key Code Media to be a deeper partner in helping our clients educate their staff and freelance pool with their new technology investments” said Mike Cavanagh. “This is a challenge we’re taking head on, with new educational training services to accelerate our clients’ talent. “
A key challenge for the broadcast & post production community is understanding how to use the hardware and software given to them for media production. Companies continue to make investments in new technology, but revenue is lost and costs incurred due to under-educated staff not fully leveraging their tools of production. An often-transient workforce that is ramped up for each production also makes life more difficult for busy production supervisors and senior artists.
“Mike Cavanagh and I have worked together for over 20 years, and I’m excited to be a part of the Key Code Media team” said Mike Flanagan. “Mike Cavanagh’s and my paths have paralleled since 1994, and since then we have bought services from each other’s companies and consulted with each other about our opportunities and challenges. I’m excited that we will now be collaborating to build world-class education and consulting services for Key Code Media clients. “
About Key Code Media
Key Code Media sells and supports live production, editorial, storage/archive, media management and automation solutions. We focus on helping our clients to maximize their creativity and efficiencies.
Our installations are equally at home in entertainment, broadcast, corporate, educational, house of worship and government production facilities. Key Code Media revenues exceed $30 million per year, throughout our 6 offices. Key Code Media offers a proven selection of hardware and software tools designed to meet a variety of needs and preferences. Providing award winning creation and editorial tools, the latest technological advances in storage and media management solutions, as well as data distribution systems from the leading manufacturers in the industry.
Our customer service consultants are manufacturer-trained, certified professionals with years of hands-on experience who are committed to providing the highest quality technical support in the industry. Workflow consultation and technical support are our core competencies, and we have dozens of technical and workflow solution architects on staff. Among our successes, we’re proud to be the number one Avid reseller in the world since 2002 and were most recently named the Newtek Reseller of the year in 2014, for the third consecutive year.