One of the highlights of my job is traveling around the world, meeting with editors, and helping them learn how to become better at their craft.
Thanks to the hard work of Ben Balser, founder of the South Louisiana Final Cut Pro User Group, and Lynn Robertson, Assistant Professor at Delgado Community College, I was invited down to New Orleans to conduct two days of seminars for editors and students. The sessions were held at Delgado Community College.
We had almost 70 people each day for two days, with a great discussion on professional techniques to get editing work done faster, while improving quality.
(By the way, one of the highlights of the first day was a discussion of video formats and determining which one is right for your project. I’ve created a video tutorial for download that highlights what you need to know. You can learn more about it here.)
Saturday night, I participated in a panel discussion, sponsored by the New Orleans Film Commission, on skills editors need to develop that will help them get jobs, determine how much to charge for their time, and improve their negotiating skills.
The panel discussion was fun, but what I really enjoyed was the extended conversation many of us had afterward.
Our New Orleans trip was really successful and we’ve already been invited to present in other cities in the South. I’m looking forward to the trip.
(By the way, if you would be interested in hosting a seminar in your city, drop us a note and we’ll work with you to put it on the schedule.)