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In this post, we’ll continue our series of “10 to Follow” with another list of 10 influential Twitter users. Many of these Tweeters are professional video editors and work daily in the industry. Check out their latest projects and learn from their experiences by following with them on Twitter!
For a look at more pro-video Twitter users check out our earlier post, “10 to Follow: Video Editing and Post-Production Twitter Users“
I’m a FCP7 & sound editor and a HDSLR user back here in Germany.
German editor and videographer Michael Schmidt is an active Twitter user, often sharing his expertise in post-production with the Twitterverse. Michael is an expert in DSLR video production/post and runs a blog dedicated solely to this topic. Michael is a Final Cut Pro user and many of his tweets have to do with his positive and negative experiences using that application.
Editor, Producer, Writer, Colorist, MoGraphs, Chef, Creative Cow fan.
Many in the editing community may already be familiar with Atlanta-based producer/editor Walter Biscardi. He is very active in the industry, often writing in trade publications, creating tutorials and troubleshooting for other pros in the Creative Cow forums. Getting his start in the early 90’s as an editor for CNN, Walter went on to work in many stages of production and post before creating Biscardi Creative Media. His active participation on Twitter is beneficial to his followers, as he helps them troubleshoot technical problems, offers advice on production and shares his knowledge of video production.
Cristina Clapp, editor of Digital Video magazine, dv.com.
Digital Video Mag is the twitter handle for the popular site DV.com. Expect to find a wide range of video production topics covered on this Twitter account…everything from feature film production to the latest cameras, links to examples of quality work being done in the industry and bulletins regarding upcoming industry events. Follow @DigitalVideoMag if you want to stay up to date with the “things people are talking about” in production and post!
Digital media news, tips and events. More filmmaking survival tips at YouTube/user/LarryJordanFCP & larryjordan.biz
Larry Jordan may very well be known as “the Godfather” of Final Cut Pro! An expert on the application since its initial release, Larry is well known through the post-production community as an expert trainer and educator on the application. Larry’s twitter account serves as a platform for him to share his Final Cut Pro related tutorials and tips. Improve your FCP skills by following Larry on Twitter…he’s often helping other users troubleshoot by offering up advice and suggestions! Be sure to check out Larry’s personal website as well, for tons more FCP related info.
@5tu is the Twitter handle for Stu Maschwitz, veteran post-production and visual effects expert. Stu is well known in the visual effects community, as past founder of the VFX shop The Orphanage and former digital artist at Industrial Light and Magic. Stu’s active on Twitter as well as on his own personal production and post blog, ProLost (tons of good info there). His tweets often address topics such as cameras, post-production software and production techniques…as well as interesting cocktails (really!) He’s got a great sense of humor and is a fun and informative follow.
Final Cut Pro users may not recognize Graeme Nattress, but many will know the plug-ins he’s responsible for creating. Graeme’s transitions, plug-ins and generators have been wildly popular with Final Cut Pro users. Today, he acts as a leading consultant to the film industry in the areas of workflow, image processing and measurement/calibration. On Twitter, he’s very active in helping other video pros troubleshoot their projects and applications. Popular tweet subjects include video formats, apple products and tons of great RED cam/codec info.
If you’re interested in the business and future of the video production industry, keep your eye on Philip Hodgetts. Philip monitors the product releases and trends of the biggest players in video production and post…all the while sharing his views and findings with his Twitter followers. His opinions on the future of this field are quite interesting…and all well documented over at his website PhilipHodgetts.com. Combining business sense with technical expertise, Philip is an informative follow on Twitter!
Where Technology and Talent Meet!
Post magazine is one of the industry’s leading publication…chronicling the latest in editing and post-production. Their website at PostMagazine.com gives the magazine a digital presences and their Twitter handle is an extension of that site. Learn what tools are being used to create some of the biggest projects in film and television and who’s creating the content…with links to real-world examples and case studies. Hear about upcoming industry events and product launches. Geared toward the professional working in this industry, Post’s twitter is a wealth of info for staying up-to-date with news, trends and projects.
Author, Consultant, Digital Dude, Geek, Motion Graphics, Director, Photographer, Husband and Father. Corporate site – www.RHEDPixel.com
Washington, DC based Richard Harrington is the man behind @rhedpixel and the successful production/post house of the same name. Richard is known in the video production, editing and graphics community as both an educator and content creator. He’s often spotted in the in the Creative Cow forums, as well as presenting at some of the biggest conferences and events around the world. As a certified instructor for Avid, Adobe and Apple, Richard has become well-known as a video tutorial creator, blogger and author. Through his Twitter account he shares his experiences in the industry and provides tips and (links to) tutorials for working with applications such as Final Cut Pro, AVID and Photoshop. For those looking to hone their skills, Richard Harrington is a most worthwhile follow!
Ex-programmer currently masquerading as some sort of level boss at Al Jazeera English.
Andy Mees is a former software engineer, and now head of editing for the Asia Pacific region at one of the largest television networks in the world, Al Jazeera. He has written many plug-ins for Final Cut Pro that he continues to give away for free over at his site (check ’em out!) . Andy is a very active tweeter, where he comments about his personal experiences in the field as well as thoughts on editing software and hardware. Learn and connect with one of the industry’s best…on Twitter!
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