Founder and CEO,
Studio 37, Inc.
Gary Adcock is principal information architect at Studio 37, Inc, a Production and Consulting entity that specializes in creating and streamlining workflow issues for Episodic and Feature Production through Post-Production. Gary's extensive work in OnSet Data workflows is regarded by many as one of the most knowledgeable in the industry.
With emphasis on understanding camera and production technologies and how they relate into post production, Gary assisted the camera union with the Data Handling Procedures and Best Practices documentation for IATSE Local 600 (Cinematographers Guild) as part of an ongoing education initiative.
Gary regularly contributes publications such as Macworld Magazine, as well as being a regular contributor, moderator and blogger at CreativeCow.net.
Gary's client list includes: Adobe, Aja Video, Apple, Arri, Autodesk, Sony, Panasonic, and JVC. Media outlets like CNN, MSNBC, Discovery Networks, MTV, WGBH (Antiques Roadshow), FOX, National Geographic Inc. and the Nat Geo Networks worldwide. Commercial clients include such prestigious brands as McDonalds, Taco Bell, HBO, MLB, NASA, Citibank, NBA Entertainment and NFL Films.
Recent Production Work includes: Transformers Dark Side of the Moon 2011 (3rd Unit), Just Like a Women (2012) (Data and Dailies CC), NBC's Playboy Club (Camera Tech), ABC's Detroit 187 (remote recording technologies).
CEO and Founder
RHED Pixel, Inc.
A certified instructor for Adobe, Apple, and Avid, Rich is a practiced expert in motion graphic design and digital video. His producing skills were also recognized by AV Multimedia Producer Magazine who named him as one of the Top Producers of 2004.
Rich is a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals Instructor Dream Team, and a popular speaker on the digital video circuit. He is also an instructor at the American University in Washington, D.C. As both an on-camera trainer, and a writer for major magazines such as DV, Photoshop User, and Layers, Rich is on the forefront of the digital video revolution.
Rich is an internationally published author. His book, Photoshop for Video, was the first of its kind to focus on Photoshop's application in the world of video. He is also a contributing author for Final Cut Pro On the Spot, After Effects On the Spot, Broadcast Graphics On the Spot, After Effects at Work, and Understanding Adobe Photoshop.
A Masters Degree in Project Management fills out Rich's broad spectrum of experience.
MPM Production Sound, Inc.
Matt Mayer is owner of MPM Production Sound, Inc., a location sound mixing, recording and consulting company based in Chicago, IL. He has mixed and recorded sound in the field for a wide variety of clients in just about every facet of production, including reality, news, corporate communications and broadcast television.
Matt has been involved in sound capture for sports production since the mid 90s. With the excitement of the Michael Jordan era, audiences wanted more "sounds of the game," and Matt was there to help capture these sounds. In subsequent years, Matt has covered many NBA and WNBA games and special events for NBA Entertainment, including the Bulls' second "Three-peat" run, multiple All Star Games and hundreds of practice and off-court interviews.
With the advent of MLB Productions in 1998, Matt started working in his favorite sport, baseball. In April of 2000, Matt wired his first MLB player for a regular season game, providing audiences with the sounds of the field. From that point he has wired players, coaches and managers in the regular season and post season.
In addition to his work for the Leagues, Matt has worked for all of the major broadcast and cable networks capturing sound from the sideline, field, bench, floor and dugout. Since 2003, Matt has also worked as a consultant to Sound Devices, LLC, a leading manufacturer of field audio mixers and audio and video recorders. In this capacity, Matt provides insight into how crews work in the field with their gear as well as technical support to their user-base.
The Jockey Club Media
Ken Adelson is an Emmy Award- winning sports multimedia leader and innovator with expertise in file based media technologies and seamless content integration.
Adelson helped launch NBA TV, the first cable/satellite network created by a sports league. He was at the forefront of the design and development of the NBA's groundbreaking integrated digital media management and production systems.
In 2008, he started up the Oklahoma City Thunders' broadcasting department and digital media operations. As Senior VP and Executive Producer, Adelson managed all aspects of the team's regional high definition television and radio game broadcasts, production of feature programs, commercials, promotions and in-arena videos. While in OKC, he designed the new mult-million dollar control room at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Adelson began his career as a television sports anchor, reporter, producer and writer at network affiliates in Phoenix, AZ, Hartford, CT and Salt Lake City, UT. He also founded Media Forward, digital video production and consulting specializing in helping organizations of all sizes and budgets take advantage of emerging video and social media technologies.
Douglas Spotted Eagle
Douglas Spotted Eagle is a giant in the video and audio industries, having received Grammy, Emmy, DuPont, Peabody, and many other awards. His music is heard in a wide range of films from "Last Samurai" to "Star Wars-Ewok" cartoons. His biggest project of 2005 is his musical compositions for PBS monster "The War that Made America," and in 2006 contributed several score pieces to "Lost Landscapes, another PBS full-run, which has been nominated for an Emmy. Spot may also be found in the various forums as a host on subjects from compositing, HDV, Sony Vegas, to audio engineering. He also has won many awards for his documentaries, including "Toubat: A Journey of the Native American Flute" and "The Way of the Powwow." His Azee' Choo'nii'gii' is the first film produced in the Dine' language.
Douglas has authored several books, the first of which was published world-wide when he was 18 years of age. His technical books include subjects such as Apple's Soundtrack, Sony's Vegas, Adobe's Encore, and DV Basics, and author of the industry best-selling "HDV: What You NEED to Know," and "Instant Vegas." As a VASST trainer, Douglas has been around the world several times over. Training in areas as diverse as Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Guatemala, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Sweden, Russia, England, Germany, France, Holland, Israel, Canada, Japan, he has gained a powerful understanding of what people want to know, and how they'd like to best learn it. A dynamic speaker, an inspiration to the industry, and a doer rather than a talker, Douglas simply is wonderful to experience. Catch this guy where you can, because he never stays in one place very long.
Douglas is also an aerial camera operator, and has produced training videos on skydiving/aerial camera work. He is one of the first skydivers to fly HD camcorders. Spot trains in the Sound Forge, ACID, Vegas, HDV, Power Production Techniques, Now Hear This Audio sessions, and Streaming VASST classes.
You can view more training provided by Douglas at VASST.com.