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Adobe Presents: From Script to Screen, the Fusion of Technology and Storytelling in Film

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From storyboard to distribution, the proliferation of digital technology is changing the way filmmakers create high-quality productions, redefining how movies are made. This new breed of filmmaker is transforming the industry by using digital technology to enhance his or her stories, simplify workflows, and bring content online. Join Adobe and a panel of prestigious filmmakers and artists to discuss how the latest trends in technology are helping them produce exceptional content.

Panelists include

Tyler Nelson

Tyler Nelson is currently the assistant editor of House of Cards, a Netflix-produced series directed by David Fincher. He is known for developing cutting-edge technical workflows that enable directors to make changes until the very last minute, saving significant dollars in production costs. His previous projects include The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. For the past six years, he has assisted the two-time Academy Award–winning editing team, Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall. He started his career as an assistant editor at Angus’s commercial editorial house, Rock Paper Scissors, before moving from commercials to feature films.

Bill Yukich

Bill Yukich has been editing music videos, live concerts, and commercials for nearly 20 years. His career has spanned several musical genres, including R&B, hip-hop, punk, pop, rock, country, and beyond. Yukich has also created commercials for clients that include Coca-Cola, Volvo, and Procter & Gamble. In 2012, Yukich cut music videos for artists like The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adam Lambert, Flo Rida, Pitbull & Shakira, as well as creating two short films—one for Oliver Peoples’ 25th anniversary celebration, starring Ray Liotta, and another for Esquire’s "Sexiest Woman Alive," featuring Mila Kunis. Yukich has recently stepped out of the edit bay to act as second-unit director on a feature documentary about a haunted house in New Orleans, titled Enter the House of Shock, a project that he will edit in 2013.

Bayan Joonam

Bayan Joonam is the head of production at actor Rainn Wilson's production and media company, SoulPancake, where he oversees all production and postproduction work, establishes workflow processes and systems, implements technology and equipment upgrades, and manages a staff of filmmakers, editors, and interns. SoulPancake's primary focus is creating daily Web video content for its premium YouTube channel, which has 100,000 subscribers and five million video views. Prior to working with SoulPancake, Joonam was a filmmaker with Jay-Z's new media enterprise, Life + Times, out of New York, as well as a media strategist for the Brookings Institute in Washington, D. C., where he helped restructure the organization's online content workflow. Joonam earned a BFA in film, photography, and visual arts with a minor in art history at Ithaca College in New York and prior to that attended Idyllwild Arts Academy, where he studied cinematography.


Meagan Keane

Meagan Keane is the product marketing manager for Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Story, but she began in documentary film production. As part of award-winning Interloper Films, Keane served as a field/associate producer on the 2009 Sundance Grand Jury Prizewinning documentary We Live In Publicand Join Us, a 2007 Los Angeles International Film Festival official selection for documentary film. Throughout her career, Keane has worked with documentary greats, including Ondi Timoner, Steve James, and Jessica Yu. In 2008, she produced a feature documentary, Defining Beauty: Ms.Wheelchair America, which toured the festival circuit in 2011. While finishing the film, she stepped from film production into film tech, first as an artist relations manager for video at Avid; she then joined the video team at Adobe in 2012. Keane earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in film production from USC's School of Cinematic Arts.

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