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Film and music converge on and off screen at SXSW 2014

Film and music converge on and off screen at SXSW 2014

Documentary on Stones Throw Records showing in Austin ahead of theatrical release

By Meagan Keane | March 07, 2014

Since 2009, Rob Bralver and Jeff Broadway of Gatling Pictures have worked together on documentary films that tell stories of social importance. Their latest project, OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON (THIS IS STONES THROW RECORDS), explores the history of Stones Throw Records, a record label committed to... Read More

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Second film by Joel Potrykus premieres at SXSW 2014

Second film by Joel Potrykus premieres at SXSW 2014

Feature film "Buzzard" edited with Adobe Premiere Pro CC

By Meagan Keane | March 06, 2014

Premiering at SXSW 2014, Joel Potrykus’ film Buzzard purposely doesn’t fit a particular genre. A follow on to his first film, Ape, the movie tracks a deadbeat check scammer through Detroit and is chock full of 1980s references—chugging Mountain Dew, Nintendo jokes, and heavy... Read More

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Documentary on dam removal enjoys SXSW 2014 premiere

Documentary on dam removal enjoys SXSW 2014 premiere

Adobe Premiere Pro workflow enables filmmakers to edit 90 minute film in REDCODE raw

By Meagan Keane | March 05, 2014

Directors Travis Rummel and Ben Knight have been making films together for 10 years. After starting out as still photographers with no real working knowledge of how to make films, they were inspired to try theirs hands at filmmaking by the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival. Their first short film... Read More

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“The Immortalists” selected for Documentary Feature Competition at SXSW 2014

“The Immortalists” selected for Documentary Feature Competition at SXSW 2014

Independent filmmakers create character-driven documentary about the pursuit of eternal youth

By Meagan Keane | March 04, 2014

Co-directors Jason Sussberg and David Alvarado met in Stanford University’s Documentary Film and Video program. They worked on a few projects together and soon realized that they shared an interest in science and technology. After graduating with MFA degrees, they came together to make... Read More

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SXSW 2014 marks North American premiere of “Evaporating Borders”

SXSW 2014 marks North American premiere of “Evaporating Borders”

Documentary edited in Adobe Premiere Pro CC presents visual essay on immigration and identity

By Meagan Keane | March 03, 2014

Named one of 25 New Faces of Independent Film of 2013 by Filmmaker Magazine, Iva Radivojevic is set to premiere her first documentary feature at SXSW 2014. Radivojevic was born in Yugoslavia and moved to Cyprus with her family to escape the war. When she was 18, she came to the United States... Read More

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Don’t fast forward

Television commercial editor delivers stunning spots using Adobe Creative Cloud workflow

By Meagan Keane | February 21, 2014

Our friend Adam Pertofsky at Rock Paper Scissors has been busy these last few months. Since we last talked with him, he’s completed the third part of the Captain Morgan series of commercials and cut three additional spots, one of which aired during the Super Bowl. We took a few minutes to... Read More

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Hearst Television covers the Winter Games

Hearst Television covers the Winter Games

Remote team uses laptops equipped with Adobe Premiere Pro to edit and package athlete stories

By Meagan Keane | February 20, 2014

Since the beginning of the Winter Games, Hearst Television has been on site in Sochi delivering general coverage, as well as profiles of individual Team USA athletes. Hearst relies on a tapeless workflow and reporters in the newsroom and out in the field use Adobe Premiere Pro CC, part of Adobe... Read More

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Graham Elliott puts creativity in motion

Graham Elliott puts creativity in motion

Fearless filmmaker and innovator explores the world of creativity with help from Adobe Creative Cloud

By Meagan Keane | February 19, 2014

Growing up, Graham Elliott desperately wanted to become a pilot and devoted himself to learning about flight. At 17 he received a scholarship to the RAF in London and within a week he was flying solo. Although Elliott ultimately decided he didn’t want to be in the Air Force, he took away... Read More

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Swiss Radio and Television produces stunning Sochi opener

Swiss Radio and Television produces stunning Sochi opener

Broadcaster uses Adobe Creative Cloud workflow to create opener promoting the winter games

By Meagan Keane | February 14, 2014

The Winter Games are a chance for us to witness magic moments of incredibly artistry and athleticism performed by the amazing athletes competing there. But in order for us to do so, broadcasters around the world spent months preparing for that short period of intense coverage. For Swiss Radio... Read More

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Charting a course for the filmmaking future

Prolific young filmmaker adopts Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Creative Cloud

By Meagan Keane | February 13, 2014

Blake Simon is a sophomore at Loyola Marymount University studying Film Production and he’s already making his mark on the filmmaking world. So far, he has written, directed, and edited 11 short films on his own, and ultimately plans to direct features. His short western, Delarosa, won... Read More

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“Red Obsession” weaves intoxicating story

“Red Obsession” weaves intoxicating story

Freelance video pro relies on Adobe video workflow to edit documentary about Bordeaux wine

By Meagan Keane | February 11, 2014

Paul Murphy studied writing in school, but his first job was with a publishing house overseeing the production of promotional videos for new books. He was instantly intrigued so he bought a copy of Adobe Premiere Pro and started creating the videos himself. Eventually he left publishing to... Read More

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HP Sundance House hosts Dustin Grella and his unique chalkboard animations

HP Sundance House hosts Dustin Grella and his unique chalkboard animations

Adobe Creative Cloud workflow helps artist create daily animations at Sundance Film Festival

By Meagan Keane | January 29, 2014

The Sundance Film Festival is a haven for independent artists, each showcasing their one-of-a-kind voice. Dustin Grella is one such artist, invited to the Sundance Film Festival by HP, a sponsor of the festival. Grella is best known for his Animation Hotline videos, which combine audio... Read More

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Malaysian-born filmmaker debuts short film at Sundance

Malaysian-born filmmaker debuts short film at Sundance

Short film shot on RED in 4k edited on Macbook Pro using Adobe Premiere Pro software

By Meagan Keane | January 28, 2014

Diffan Norman is not just a filmmaker, he’s a multidisciplinary artist, filmmaker, and designer. His nine minute short film Kekasih, which won the Audience Choice Award at Kelab Seni Filem Malaysia, had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Norman credits his Adobe workflow... Read More

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“Dig” explores what it’s like to be a kid

“Dig” explores what it’s like to be a kid

Short film edited with Adobe Premiere Pro CC delivers big impact at the Sundance Film Festival

By Meagan Keane | January 24, 2014

When you’re a kid, even the most mundane things can spark your curiosity. That’s the premise for Dig, a short film directed by Sundance Film Festival veteran Toby Halbrooks. After successfully producing a string of feature films with his partners, Halbrooks decided to take his turn... Read More

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Motion graphics and visual effects work shines at Sundance Film Festival

By Michelle Gallina | January 22, 2014

In the lead up to the Sundance Film Festival we had the good fortune to talk with a number of creative professionals involved in creating some of the great films premiering in Park City. From animated and live action shorts to feature-length documentaries and dramatic premieres, these films... Read More

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Sundance veteran offers up lyrical documentary film

Film about American music history comes together beautifully with Adobe video workflow

By Meagan Keane | January 20, 2014

The feature-length documentary This May Be the Last Time doesn’t only detail the history of the Seminole community’s ancient songs of faith and hope, it also explores their connection to Director Sterlin Harjo’s own personal history. It’s his first documentary project,... Read More

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“Last Days in Vietnam” to premiere at Sundance

“Last Days in Vietnam” to premiere at Sundance

Adobe Creative Cloud integral to working with archival content for PBS documentary

By Meagan Keane | January 17, 2014

Last Days in Vietnam isn’t the first trip to the Sundance Film Festival for Director Rory Kennedy. Her film Ethel premiered at the festival in 2012 and went on to garner an impressive five Primetime Emmy nominations. But for her Associate Producer, Taylor Johns, it’s not only his... Read More

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Adobe at Sundance 2014

Celebrating emerging filmmakers and great cinema

By Eric Philpott | January 15, 2014

Adobe will be at the Sundance Film Festival again this year in support of emerging independent filmmakers and great new cinema.

Adobe will present a special filmmakers panel Friday, January 17th from 3-4:30pm MST at the New Frontiers Microcinema: Engaging Story, Brilliant Visuals,... Read More

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