Owner, J Greenberg ConsultingView Bio
Award Winning Editor and WriterView Bio
Founder of VIVIDAView Bio
Owner, Ripple TrainingView Bio
Creative Partner, Ripple TrainingView Bio
Owner, SoftBox Media LLCView Bio
CEO, LumaForge, Workflows Architect, FCPWORKSView Bio
Apple Master Trainer, Award-Winning Writer/Producer/DirectorView Bio
Film Editor and WriterView Bio
Editor and Chief Workflow EngineerView Bio
Filmmaker | Owner, Focused EquipmentView Bio
Owner, New Video; Creator, XinTwoView Bio
Apple Certified Trainer, Training BrisbaneView Bio
Owner, J Greenberg Consulting
Jeff I. Greenberg has nearly two decades of experience as a Post-Production consultant and Master Instructor (trainer for other trainers) for Adobe, Apple, and Avid, specializing in the areas of editorial, workflow, compositing, sound, color grading and compression.
Jeff is the owner of JGreenberg Consulting and for a decade was the Principal Instructor for Future Media Concepts. Consistently voted as one of the top seminar speakers/interviewers, audience’s feedback includes depth of subjects covered, approachability and student-centered teaching that helps keep them up to date on industry standards. Jeff teaches seminars at events such as NAB, IBC, CES and Inter BEE. He’s the chair for the Editors Retreat, an annually held exclusive getaway for editors.
Jeff is a published author of several books on the subject of editing and post-production. He recently finished a book on Adobe Premiere Pro Studio Techniques (Adobe Press). Jeff writes for various blogs and creates training materials for Lynda.com and macProVideo.com. He’s happy to talk to you about consulting and helping you find solutions for your training needs.
Founder of VIVIDA
Simeon is known for his creativity and storytelling in both Video and Photography. His work has seen him travel across the world for clients who seek his unique approach. To facilitate his vision, Simeon created a boutique agency VIVIDA. He successfully lead the wedding photography and cinematography industry for a number of years and now delivers creative for some of the biggest brands in the world, including Unilever, Barclays, Mars and Canon. As well as having the coveted privilege of being a Canon Ambassador, Simeon is also a Manfrotto Ambassador, GTEAM, a Rotolight Master of Light and an educator for YouTube.
Simeon is an experienced speaker who is extremely passionate about the thought process that leads up to a great photo or video. Having grown his team from 1 to just under 10 with offices in Covent Garden, he can help creatives wishing to earn a living from their passion.
Award Winning Editor and Writer
David Tillman is a Peabody award-winning and Emmy-nominated producer, editor and writer who has been making films for over 20 years.
His recent work, Challenger Disaster: Lost Tapes has been nominated for two Emmy awards, a Royal Television Society award, a FOCAL International award, and won the Gold Medal at the New York Festivals. He serves as a producer and lead editor of the Smithsonian series The Lost Tapes, which premiered in December 2016 and received several positive write-ups in publications such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Variety, Indiewire, The Daily Beast, The Atlantic and more.
Owner, Ripple Training
Steve Martin is the creative force behind Ripple Training and has been using and teaching Final Cut Pro since 1999. Since Final Cut Pro’s introduction, he has introduced thousands of people to Final Cut Pro through his classes, workshops and training products. He is the co-host of MacBreak Studio; a weekly web show focusing on Final Cut Pro post production and has consulted and/or trained for Apple, Disney, Hulu, Canon and other companies.
Creative Partner, Ripple Training
Mark Spencer is a freelance producer, editor, motion graphics artist, trainer and writer based in the Bay Area. He produces tutorials and plugins based on Final Cut Pro X and Motion for Ripple Training. His company Day Street Productions is a production and post studio focused on corporate and industrial video. He is the author and co-author of multiple books on Motion and Final Cut Pro X from Peachpit Press and has written for print and online publications including DV Magazine, ProVideo Coalition and kenstone.net. Mark has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Owner, SoftBox Media LLC
Ian Robinson is a Creative Director specializing in the creation of motion graphics and visual effects for broadcast and film. As the owner of SoftBox Media LLC in Virginia, he has been working in broadcast for over 15 years for such clients as Discovery Channel, National Geographic International and PBS. Not one to sit still, when he’s not creating his next graphics package, he spends his time teaching the intricacies of the business as both a consultant and as a popular instructor on lynda.com.
Alex Gollner is a freelance editor based in London. As well as editing projects ranging from dramatic shorts to films for corporations and charities, he creates complex motion graphics sequences for large-scale live events. Recently he has been working on 360° VR video productions.
Since 2008 he’s shared over 100 of his free ‘Alex4D’ Final Cut Pro plugins with the editing community.
Since November 2015 he has been making commercial plugins for Final Cut Pro X.
Ceo, LumaForge, Workflow Architect, FCPWORKS
Sam Mestman is the CEO of LumaForge (www.lumaforge.com), maker of the Jellyfish and the ShareStation, the world’s most advance shared storage for media and entertainment. He is also Founder of We Make Movies (www.wemakemovies.org), the world’s first community funded production company. As a professional editor and colorist, he has worked for Apple, ESPN, Glee, and Break Media (to name a few), and has edited or colored hundreds of shorts, features, web series, and just about every other type of content you can think of. He is also one of the world’s leading experts on Final Cut Pro X Workflow, and is responsible for some of the largest FCPX professional integrations in the world.
Apple Master Trainer, Award-Winning Writer/Producer/Director
Abba is an award-winning writer/producer/director with 30 years of experience in video and film production. He has done work for a wide range of commercial, corporate and federal clients, including: Major League Baseball, USA Today, NASCAR, The Associated Press, NASA, Univision and CNN.
Abba helped develop the Apple Master Trainer Program, and has certified university and training center instructors in Europe, North America, and Asia. Abba has a variety of online FCPx training courses on Lynda.com, Creative Live, and Ripple Training. In addition to FCPx, Abba teaches video editing techniques and strategies on a variety of platforms, DSLR production and post, scriptwriting, Photoshop for video, and production workshops around the globe at venues such as: NAB, IBC, InterBee, Photoshop World, and Macworld.
When Abba is not bouncing around the globe teaching and consulting, he is probably following his passion, chasing light and shooting photos.
Film Editor and Writer
Mike Matzdorff is currently editing Young Justice at Warner Bros. He’s also a writer and director in Los Angeles – currently two screenplays in the hopper. He was the first assistant editor on “Focus” — the first major film edited on Apple’s Final Cut X software and wrote a book on the experience loaded with real world tips, tricks, and proven workflow techniques. Find him on Twitter @mikematzdorff or @fcpxfeatures.
Peter is a broadcast Final Cut Pro X editor working in England concentrating on high pressure, quick turnaround sports and events. He has pioneered many ‘edit whilst ingesting’ workflows that have now become industry standard worldwide.
Since 2006 he has written and published Final Cut Pro plugins and templates under the Idustrial Revolution brand.
You will also find Peter as Editor-in-Charge at the popular Final Cut Pro X website, www.fcp.co.
Peter is proud to have been made an honorary Freeman of Lichfield, where he lives. Unfortunately this doesn’t mean he can herd sheep through the centre of the city on a Saturday morning.
Editor and Chief Workflow Engineer
Patrick Southern is an Editor and the Chief Workflow Engineer at LumaForge. He has worked in post production for documentaries on projects for National Geographic, Riot Games, A&E and the Lifetime Movie Network. Patrick has also acted as a Final Cut Pro X consultant on multiple feature length documentaries.
Kevin N Bailey has been working in picture editorial, sound editorial, and visual effects for fifteen years. While living in the San Francisco Bay Area he worked with many of the Bay Area’s premiere filmmakers at American Zoetrope, Skywalker Sound, and with many independent filmmakers. Since the release of Final Cut Pro 10 he has completed four feature length films using Final Cut Pro 10. He now lives in LA, working as an assistant editor and developing apps for filmmakers.
Filmmaker | Owner, Focused Equipment
Robin is a multi award-winning filmmaker. His versatility enables him to direct, produce and edit films, music videos, initiatives, PSAs and TV commercials – some of which he has shared award accolades for; both locally and abroad. His most recently produced “Solo, Solitude” (2016) won numerous awards internationally including Best Film in Jogja-NetPac Film Festival 2016 and Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival 2017.
Owner, New Video; Creator, XinTwo
Bill is a longtime corporate video producer/editor who’s reel includes work for BMW/Oracle, Intel and PetSmart among others. He also spent a decade as a consumer computer magazine columnist writing about NLEs. Bill was helping manage the SuperMeet crowd at NAB 2011 when FCP X made its debut. When the program finally shipped and he could study it “hands on” – he immediately saw great potential value in the new approach.
Six years, multiple FCP X certifications, and more than 300 FCP X projects later – he remains a major advocate for the program. Active in on-line forums, he now splits his time between client projects and working with FCPWorks on XinTwo.com – a website featuring FCP X-related micro-tutorial training resources.
Apple Certified Trainer, Training Brisbane
Iain Anderson is a trainer and freelance editor based in Brisbane, Australia. Among other things, Iain is an Apple Certified Trainer in Final Cut Pro X, a lead trainer for macProVideo.com, a tutorial creator for coremelt.com, a videographer, an editor, an animator, a writer, a designer, and occasionally a coder of Apple Watch and iPad apps. In the past he’s created animations and live videos for Microsoft, virtual islands in Second Life for government, and screensavers for fun.