FCP What Now - The Panelists

    The Moderator

    Michael-Kammes-March-2011-sound-for-video-people-140x200Michael Kammes

    In his current role as Senior Technology & Workflow Consultant at Key Code Media, Michael consults on and demonstrates workflows benefiting the post industry: acquisition, stereoscopy, storage, editorial, audio, finishing, and encoding. Michael has spent many years on the technical, consulting and demonstration side of post production. He’s been involved in the design and build of hundreds of NLE systems and facilities and consulted on even more. He’s also had the privilege of working on many new media and interactive media based projects, from web design to DVD to interactive kiosks. His post audio experience encompasses serving as a sound editor and mixer on dozens of film, television and internet based projects. He is currently a member of the MPSE, an Apple Certified Trainer, and an Avid ACSR.
    Plus, he really, really, digs Post.  See more at michaelkammes.com and on Twitter.

    The Panelists

    larry-smileLarry Jordan - Digital Media Consultant

    Larry Jordan is a producer, director, editor, writer, and Apple Certified Trainer in Digital Media with more than 30 year's experience as a television producer, director, and editor with national broadcast and corporate credits. Based in Los Angeles, he's a member of both the Directors Guild of America and the Producers Guild of America. Recognized as one of the Top Corporate Producers in America, he has also written five books on Final Cut Studio, created hundreds of hours of on-line training, and is the executive producer and host of Digital Production BuZZ, a podcast devoted to digital video production and post. Visit his websites at larryjordan.biz, digitalproductionbuzz.com and 2ReelGuys.com. Look for Larry on YouTube and Twitter as LarryJordanFCP.

    smile-mediumNorman Hollyn - Editor & Professor

    Norman Hollyn is a long-time film and music editor (HEATHERS, THE COTTON CLUB, Oliver Stone's WILD PALMS), writer and consultant who is a Professor and Editing Track Head at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He has published nearly 100 articles in magazines and peer-reviewed journals, including the series "The View From The Cutting Room Ceiling" for the Motion Picture Editors Guild Magazine. His last two books are THE LEAN FORWARD MOMENT (on better storytelling in film, television and web projects) and the fourth edition of THE FILM EDITING ROOM HANDBOOK (on modern editing room techniques). He has developed curriculum and given workshops worldwide, including programs for the Royal Film Commission in Jordan, the Sundance Institute, the New Mexico based Southwest Media Alliance, companies such as Pixar Animation, Dreamworks Pictures and the Philadelphia Inquirer, and has worked as an expert witness in legal cases involving the aesthetics and history of editing.

    He is a member of AMPAS (the Motion Picture Academy), American Cinema Editors, the Motion Picture Editors Guild, METal (a group of entertainment entrepreneurs), the Editors Advisory Group, and was recently elected President of the University Film and Video Association, the premiere organization for North American film professors and schools. He blogs at his website, Hollyn-wood normanhollyn.com, and can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or on Twitter at @schnittman.

    Michael-Cioni-140x200Michael Cioni - CEO, LIGHT IRON Digital

    Over the past decade, Michael’s passion for file-based acquisition talent and toolsets has helped give new shape to progressive filmmaking techniques. In 2003, he co-founded and built PlasterCITY Digital Post into one of Hollywood’s preeminent file and desktop-based post production facilities. Now CEO of LIGHT IRON, Michael has served as a Digital Intermediate Supervisor on over 200 feature films and provided 2D and 3D data-centric advisory support on file-based projects such as Pirates of the Caribbean 4, The Amazing Spiderman, The Social Network, Underworld 4, Total Recall, The Muppet Movie and CBS' Criminal Minds. Michael sits on the Board of Directors of both the Hollywood Post Alliance and Filmmakers Alliance and he served as an adjunct faculty member for USC's Annenberg School of Journalism.
    Michael is a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications and Media Arts.


    Michael Gossen - Editor, Tosh.0

    Since 2008 Michael Gossen has run Los Angeles based Helium Digital Media, a company that provides many services to the post-production industry including workflow consultation, equipment rentals and broadcast IT infrastructure support. Currently, Michael is an IATSE editor (among other things) on the third season of the hit Comedy Central show, Tosh.0. Michael began his career in production on the MTV hidden camera show Punk’d, and then moved into post-production with Bunim/Murray Productions in 2004. There he served as both a company lead assistant editor and broadcast IT engineer during the company’s ambitious transition to an all Final Cut Pro facility. He maintained and serviced several dozen systems as well as two massive XSANs while also working on five consecutive seasons of the long running MTV franchise The Real World as both an assistant editor and editor. After leaving Bunim/Murray in 2008, Michael has worked on various television shows and films as an editor, online editor, and colorist. He has also participated in discussion panels with Apple about Final Cut Pro. Selected work as well as his new blog can be viewed on his website heliumla.com.


    Jeremy Weinstein - Assistant Editor

    Jeremy Weinstein's experience encompasses working on everything from scripted series (iCarly, Eureka, The Cleveland Show) to documentary and indie features (Punk's Not Dead, Sp!t) to reality television (Project Runway, The Hills). In 2009 Jeremy was elected to the board of the Motion Picture Editors Guild where he works to bridge gaps between members of the post-production community and pursue a positive path for the motion picture industry. Currently Jeremy is finishing up post on two projects, assisting on Teen Wolf for MTV and editing a short film, Vet, about an Iraq war veteran suffering with PTSD. To find out more, you can follow Jeremy on Twitter: @jeremyweinstein. Jeremy is also up to 125 push-ups a day thanks to the Teen Wolf Push-Up Club. He hopes to move onto sit-ups next season.

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