Avid Sponsors Kevin Smith’s Film School Fridays

Avid announced its sponsorship of Film School Fridays – a new weekly podcast featuring writer, director and editor Kevin Smith and student filmmakers engaging in lively round-table discussions concerning all aspects of independent film production. Produced by SModCo, Smith’s multi-platform production company, each Film School Friday podcast features students from top film schools, including the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles Film School and Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, asking questions about writing, production, postproduction and distribution. Smith will offer insights into the processes he employed while producing such indie films as Clerks, Chasing Amy and Red State. […]

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Avid Supports Sundance Institute with Professional Editing and Shared Storage Systems

Avid announced its support of the Sundance Institute’s annual June Directors Lab, taking place in Utah. For more than 20 years, Avid has equipped this program with its flagship professional editing software, and in 2012, the eight selected projects and associated program participants will use Avid Media Composer 6 software, Nitris DX hardware and Avid ISIS 5000 shared storage to enhance and speed their creative process. […]


ASC Names 2012 Student Heritage Awards Nominees

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has chosen seven student filmmakers from six U.S. film schools as nominees in the 2012 ASC Andrew Laszlo Student Heritage Awards. A ceremony announcing the winners in each category will be held June 16. The awards are designed to showcase the artistic abilities of the next generation of filmmakers, with a focus on their cinematography skills. […]