Avid Paves the Way for Aspiring Artists at the Savannah Film Festival

By in Education, Video Editing

The prestigious Savannah Film Festival, organized by the Savannah College of Arts & Design (SCAD), is in full swing and Avid has already made its mark! Avid is once again sponsoring the festival as part of our commitment to aspiring artists in this exciting industry.

The festival kicked off Saturday, October 24 with the Writers Guild Foundation’s Scribble to Screen series where attendees were invited to sift through loads of development materials, from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast to the hit TV series Mad Men.

Fast forward to Sunday, which was filled with numerous screenings. From The Hunting Ground, a startling exposé of sexual assault on U.S. college campuses, to the contemporary Mississippi love story, Dixieland, the weekend sure went out with a bang.

On Monday, Avid hosted a panel and master class featuring two of the industry’s most talented and successful creative professionals – film and TV editor Dan Lebental and supervising sound editor Steven Ticknor – who shared the secrets of their success and took us behind the scenes on their latest projects

Lebental, known for his work on Marvel classics Ant-Man, Thor: The Dark World, Iron Man and Iron Man 2, has been a long-time supporter and mentor of students and aspiring professionals.

Dan Lebental

“I had a great time speaking at the Savannah Film Festival and sharing my knowledge as a film editor who has spent the last 25 years glued to my Avid system while fashioning great stories.”

—Dan Lebental

Ticknor, who has worked on over 100 feature films and TV shows like Total Recall, The Lincoln Lawyer, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and Spider-Man, also takes pride in fostering a relationship with students in this ever-changing industry.

“When I entered the business, no one used a computer,” said Ticknor. “Today, I can confidently say that there’s one industry standard, and that’s Avid. I was fortunate to learn from some of the best people in the industry, and what makes the industry so strong is that willingness to share. I always look forward to inspiring young minds and passing along a few stories.”

Don’t miss out! See what’s in store for the rest of the festival here.

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