Editors Retreat 2016 Thursday

Premiere Bro is still a newbie when it comes to editing and post production events. But after one day at Editors Retreat, all those other events have a seemingly impossible chance of comparing. That might be too bold a statment. It might not. You should attend Editors Retreat and decide for yourself. 


Editors Retreat: Refuel, Rediscover, Retreat

The 10th Annual Editors Retreat kicked off Wednesday night in Albuquerque, NM. 

Thursday got off to a late start for Premiere Bro. Weather-delayed flight in Newark; missed connection in Dallas; long night in the airport. Worth it.

Editing legend Michael Knue (right :) at #EditorsRetreat!!! Edited #Daredevil #JessicaJones #TheLazarusEffect

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Sadly, Premiere Bro missed the chance to hear the opening keynote with feature film editor Michael Knue (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, The Lazarus Effect). But that's OK! At Editors Retreat, it's a small group of professionals; you can talk to anyone!

Editing legend Michael Knue (right :) at #EditorsRetreat!!! Edited #Daredevil #JessicaJones #TheLazarusEffect

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Deep Techniques in Premiere Pro with Jarle Leirpoll

Jarle Leirpoll is a Jedi Master and Premiere Pro is his lightsaber. But in real life, Jarle is a Premiere Pro editor, master trainer, and founder of premierepro.net, This year at Editors Retreat he shared advanced workflow tips and custom keyboard shortcuts for faster editing in Premiere Pro. Some of them are provided below. Thank Jarle.


Cutting a Broadcast Series in Premiere Pro with Nicole Haddock

Nicole Haddock was good enough to share some valuable Premiere Pro workflow solutions, learned while editing a trial-by-fire broadcast series. The challenges she overcame resonated with a room full of editors. It was a sweet time of post production empathy. Nicole is a longtime Editors Retreat attendee and her passion for this special event was evident in peer presentation.


EQ and Compression in Adobe Audition with Cheryl Ottenritter

The truth is, Cheryl's session wasn't really about Adobe Audition, as much as it was about correlating knowledge of frequencies with listening and mixing by ear. However, Adobe Audition was the only DAW Cheryl demoed in her presentation. And I only stepped out to go to the bathroom once.


Sponsor Expo

I had never heard of Mettle before Editors Retreat. And that's my fault. Now that I've been introduced to Mettle's cinematic 360/VR + 3D plugins, I will never forget it. 360/VR video is the next frontier of storytelling and it will require some unlearning and relearning from a technical standpoint. How will editors "direct" the viewers attention in a viewer-driven video experience? How will editing and visual effects evolve from a planar workflow to a spherical one? Even with Premiere Bro's limited understanding of cinematic 360/VR, there's one thing for certain: Mettle is at the forefront. 

Always great running into Genarts people! In fact, Genarts people are so great, they gave a 6-month subscription to Sapphire 9 plugins to every Editors Retreat attendee! That's in addition to the 6-month subscription they already put in the Editors Retreat Goodie Bag


Poker Night

Thursday ended with Poker Night. Can you imagine betting against some of your post production heroes and colleagues? I lost to Robbie Carman.



Sean Schools

Sean Schools is Premiere Bro, the Premiere Pro User Blog and Fansite, dedicated to enriching the Premiere Pro editing experience and user community. Sean is a Full Sail University alum and the award-winning video editor for JK Design, a New Jersey advertising agency.