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Star Wars: Episode VII editors line up at the Amsterdam Supermeet 2014

Amsterdam Supermeet 2014

Can't believe it's nearly time for IBC and that means it's also nearly time for the Amsterdam Supermeet. Top of the bill so far are the two editors working on the new Star Wars film.

Make a note in your diary for the 14th of September, as that's the date for the 2014 Amsterdam Supermeet. It's back at the Hotel Krasnapolsky which is just on the edge of Dam Square in central Amsterdam.

Held at the same time as the IBC exhibition at the RAI, the SuperMeet is a good chance to meet up with friends, meet new people, peruse the various manufacturers stands and of course sit in on the many presentations of the evening.

The first (or should we say two) presenters that have been announced are Maryann Brandon ACE and Mary Jo Markey ACE,  the editors of J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII. They take top billing, but there will be more excellent presentations announced closer to the date.

Michael Horton and Dan Bérubé put a lot of effort into these evenings and it's not to be missed if you are in Amsterdam for the trade show. Although the Final Cut Pro tag has long been dropped, this seventh holding of the event is squarely aimed at content creators who use a Mac.

Good news, if you register now the the ticket price of $20 is discounted down to $10. We also can't go without mentioning their world famous raffle. Thousands of dollars of kit and software up for grabs, all you have to do is turn up!

 

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I am the Editor-in-Chief of FCP.co and have run the website since its inception ten years ago.

I have also worked as a broadcast and corporate editor for over 30 years, starting on one inch tape, working through many formats, right up to today's NLEs.

Under the name Idustrial Revolution, I have written and sold plugins for Final Cut Pro for 13 years.

I was made a Freeman of Lichfield through The Worshipful Company of Smiths (established 1601). Though I haven't yet tried to herd a flock of sheep through the city centre!

Current Editing

great house giveaway 2020

2020 has been busy, the beginning of the year was finishing off a new property series (cut on FCP) for Channel 4 called The Great House Giveaway. I also designed and built the majority of the graphics as Motion templates. It has been a great success and the shows grabbed more viewers in the 4pm weekday slot than any previous strand. It has been recommissioned by C4 for 60 episodes, including prime-time versions and five themed programmes. 

Tour de france 2020
Although both were postponed to later in the year, I worked again on ITV's coverage of the Tour de France and La Vuelta. 2020 was my 25th year of editing the TdF and my 20th year as lead editor. The Tour was the first broadcast show to adopt FCPX working for multiple editors on shared storage.

 

BBC snooker the crucible

BBC's Snooker has played a big part in my life, I've been editing tournament coverage since 1997. I'm proud to be part of a very creative team that has pioneered many new ideas and workflows that are now industry standard in sports' production. This is currently an Adobe Premiere edit.

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Covid cancelled some of the regular corporate events that I edit such as trade shows & events. I was lucky however to edit, from home, on projects for Amazon Kindle, Amazon Black Friday, Mastercard and very proud to have helped local charitable trust Kendall & Wall secure lottery funding.

As for software, my weapon of choice is Final Cut Pro and Motion, but I also have a good knowledge and broadcast credits with Adobe Premiere Pro, MOGRT design and Photoshop.

Plugin Design & Development

I'm the creative force behind Idustrial Revolution, one of the oldest Final Cut Pro plugin developers. It hosts a range of commercial and free plugins on the site. One free plugin was downloaded over a thousand times within 24 hours of release.

I also take on custom work, whether it is adapting an existing plugin for a special use or designing new plugins for clients from scratch. Having a good knowledge of editing allows me to build-in flexibility and more importantly, usability.

FCP.co

Now in its 10th year and 4th redesign, running FCP.co has given me knowledge on how to run a large CMS- you are currently reading my bio from the database! Although it sounds corny, I am pretty well up on social media trends & techniques, especially in the video sector. The recent Covid restrictions has enabled live FCP.co shows online. This involves managing a Zoom Webinar through Restream.io to YouTube and Facebook. 

The Future

I'm always open to new ideas and opportunities, so please get in touch at editor (at) fcp.co. I've judged film competitions, presented workflow techniques to international audiences and come up with ideas for TV shows and software programs!

 

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