Avid at Sundance Institute — Not All Heroes are Made in Hollywood

By in Education, Shared Storage, Video Editing

It’s true. Not all heroes are made in Hollywood. Wherever you are, you can dream, tell your story as you imagined it, and share it instantly—with everyone. In fact, today’s latest culture-shaping content doesn’t come out of Hollywood. It comes from small production teams pushing the boundaries of creativity around the world.

One of the places where independent production teams thrive is in Sundance, Utah, at the flagship location for the Sundance Institute. Since 1981, the Sundance Institute has worked to nurture and advance the careers of independent storytellers worldwide. Through its renowned labs, grants, and workshops, the Sundance Institute is one of the leading production-team incubators on the planet.

Take a look at this video, and see how the Sundance Institute is using Avid NEXIS | PRO and other creative tools from the Avid Premium Team Bundle to turn production teams like yours into the next generation of video superheroes.

Your team can deliver content that rivals the largest Hollywood production houses. But to take on bigger projects with tight deadlines, you need exceptional data management to create at your best. Otherwise, your workflow will be defined by the limitations of your storage, not by the reaches of your creativity.

That’s why we created Avid NEXIS | PRO. Storage that meets the demands of your workflow—not the other way around.

Stepping up to powerful, networked storage can be daunting, or feel like “too much.” But Avid NEXIS | PRO is easy to set up, and brings incredible openness and efficiency to your workflow right away.

Everyone on your team gets instant access to the same footage as soon as you ingest. Easily collaborate on projects at the same time—whether you’re working with Avid Media Composer or other creative apps—and save everything to one location. Then, playback your creations from any workstation. Anytime.

No more running drives back and forth to different workstations and wasting endless hours copying footage. No more worrying about which files are the most current version. No more managing stacks of hard drives. When you want more space, just add it to your Avid NEXIS | PRO. It’s the most open, intelligent, and flexible storage system you’ve ever experienced.


Learn more about Avid NEXIS | PRO and how it can help turn your team into a video superhero squad.


As Senior Director of Artist Relations, I not only strive to bring attention to the creative individuals who entrust Avid to help them make the most acclaimed stories and songs in media and entertainment, but to also connect them with the next generation of aspiring industry pros.