The Savannah Film Festival was once again held at SCAD where Avid was a huge sponsor. Meghan Ross reports on the event here
Avid Inspires Students at Savannah Film Fest
Avid was once again a proud sponsor of the 2016 Savannah Film Festival, a prestigious affair that brings together award-winning film professionals and emerging student talent for eight days of screenings, workshops, panels and lectures. Presented by the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) for over a decade, the festival has brought an arsenal of artistic powerhouses — from Oliver Stone to Olivia Wilde; Sir Ian McKellan to Mahershala Ali — to the city, and its students, each year.
“It’s an honor to a part of such a special festival, which is unique, not only in the type of talent it cultivates, but in that it’s hosted by a school,” says Doug Price, Director of Sales for Sports and Education in North America, referring to SCAD. SCAD, an Avid Learning Partner, claims nearly 13,000 students in over 100 countries, and takes pride in providing real-world opportunities for its graduates. “SCAD’s career-minded focus makes it a great fit for Avid,” Price goes on to say. “It’s important that we provide the tools and training these students need to be successful when they graduate.”
Part of that training included two Master Classes and a panel hosted by Avid at this year’s festival. The first class, driven by Sony Pictures Sound Supervisor Steven Ticknor (Spider-Man, Lincoln Lawyer, Karate Kid), focused on a lecture and demo of Avid’s Pro Tools to a packed classroom; the second class, led by Universal Studios’ Emmy-nominated editor, director and producer Chris Nelson (Bates Motel, Mad Men, Lost), took students through the ins and outs of Media Composer and encouraged an open forum for discussion on what it was like to be a working editor in Hollywood. [Continue Reading...]