Friday, December 18, 2009

Adobe And Avid Sponsor 5th Annual Editors Retreat

Future Media Concepts (FMC), the premier authorized digital media training organization for postproduction, broadcast, and content creators, announces Adobe and Avid as the main technology sponsors of the 5th annual Editors Retreat held in Miami Beach, Florida from January 13-16th 2010. As returning sponsors, Adobe and Avid show continuous commitment to the postproduction community. Their contributions and participation greatly enhance the Retreat's advanced workshops, discussions on emerging trends, cutting-edge technology application and workflow techniques. Avid editor Christopher Nelson, Emmy-nominated editor of the hit series "LOST" and "Mad Men," will deliver this year's keynote speech.

"This is Adobe's 4th consecutive year sponsoring the Editors Retreat. Our involvement with high-impact events such as the Editors Retreat provides an important opportunity to engage with the creative community," says Giles Baker, group product manager editing workflows, Adobe. "This Retreat gives us an opportunity to meet industry leaders and use their feedback to enhance the overall Adobe product experience for our customers."

Angus Mackay, marketing manager for professional segment, Avid, says, "We recognize the Editors Retreat as an invaluable opportunity for Avid's creative professionals to engage directly with today's digital content visionaries. The exchange of ideas that occurs during these sessions helps ensure our integrated audio and video solutions continue to align with customers' needs. In an ever-changing media production landscape, Avid seeks out these events to be a resource to the postproduction community, knowing the high caliber of attendees and presenters, and the depth of knowledge and industry insight that will be shared."

In addition to Adobe and Avid, Automatic Duck, CGM, Digieffects, Freeplay Music, NAB and Noise Industries are sponsoring the Editors Retreat, providing attendees with a phenomenal gift bag valuing over $5000 dollars. A variety of award-winning plug-ins, software, licenses and training are incorporated into this substantial gift, including:

  • Digiteffects Megasuite ($799)
  • Automatic Duck Plug-in ($495)
  • CGM DVE Favorites ($199)
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 ($799)
  • FMC Training Course ($1,500)
  • NAB Post Production Conference Pass ($895)
  • Free Play Music, Music License ($100)
  • Noise Industries' FxFactory Pro ($399)

"We are excited to have Adobe and Avid back on board as our main sponsors. Because of their continuous generosity, we can guarantee attendees a truly unique experience," says Ben Kozuch, co-founder and President, Future Media Concepts. "They walk away with fresh skills and newfound confidence; compliments of the amazing trainers, speakers and keynotes that come out to the Editors Retreat year after year. I'd like to thank both Adobe and Avid, as well as our other sponsors for helping us establish such a great industry reputation. We look forward to seeing everyone in Miami in January."

Editors Retreat 2010 Details
The Editors Retreat is produced in association with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). It will take place at the Deauville Beach Resort Hotel, located at 6701 Collins Avenue in the exotic Miami Beach, Florida. To view footage from the 2008 Editors Retreat or for more information about the Editors Retreat 2010, including schedules and speakers, please visit:

Pricing and Registration
Registration is still open and a minimum of 5-years extensive professional experience is required to apply. Attendance is limited and pricing varies per package, but until December 1st, 2009, the promoters of Editors Retreat 2010 will continue to offer $500.00 off the total cost by giving attendees the option to prepare a Peer Presentation on a technical topic they have done commercially. Limited to 75 minutes, sessions can utilize any platform. Past examples include:

  • Producing from the Editor's Chair: The Hurricane Katrina Project by Stig Daniels (Avid)
  • Cutting the Independent Film by Abba Shapiro (Final Cut Pro)
  • Documentary Work and Workflow by Steve Audette (Avid)

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