Adobe Premiere Pro at Sundance 2017
Sundance 2017 Premiere Pro Highlights
It makes sense that Adobe would be the dominant creative tool used by independent filmmakers. With a dynamically linked ecosystem of creative software that spans the entire post-production process, Creative Cloud is the obvious choice for filmmakers on a shoestring budget. Even with a growing beachhead in Hollywood, Adobe is aggressively campaigning for the trust of the independent market.
And they're winning.
Sundance Film Festival saw an 81% increase in projects that were made with Adobe tools. That includes 97 films (out of 200) edited in Premiere Pro. Below you'll find some Premiere Pro highlights from Sundance 2017.
Premiere Pro and the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
1:01 - "Everyone is making lower budget films. But the bar for the quality of those films is rising. Everything you need to do fits within the Adobe product." —Sterlin Harjo, Director/Producer, This May Be The Last Time
Lights, Camera, Edit: Directing with an Editorial Eye
This year at Sundance, Adobe hosted a live panel with three Sundance alums on filmmaking with an editor's perspective. Read the Adobe blog post here. Panelists include:
- 18:27 - Jennifer Phang discusses her transition from Final Cut Pro to Adobe Premiere Pro CC and how Dynamic Link sped up the post-production VFX workflow on her film Advantageous.
- 50:57 - Panelists discuss a question from the audience (not a plant) on what influenced them to edit in Premiere Pro CC. Kyle Patrick Alvarez (The Stanford Experiment) it was the pricing structure change from Creative Suite to Creative Cloud.
Sundance 2017 Films Edited in Premiere Pro
Of course, if you watched the video, then you know 97 Sundance films were cut in Premiere Pro. I'm not about to list 97 films. The following films received special mention in Adobe's Pillow Talks series with the filmmakers. All photos are from Sundance and link back to the Sundance website unless otherwise noted. This section will continued to be updated as the festival runs.
A Ghost Story
- Director: David Lowery
Click here to learn more about David Lowery's A Ghost Story and how it was cut in Premiere Pro.
- Director: Peter Bratt
- Editor: Jessica Congdon
- Director: Joe Talbot
- Editors: Luis Alfonso De La Parra Joe Talbot
- Directors: Stephen Cedars / Benji Kleiman
- Editors: Stephen Cedars / Benji Kleiman / Eric Fisher