These Exciting Special Guests Take the Avid Stage at IBC 2015

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If you’re movie buffs like us, then you’ve been wowed by the vivid costumes and amusing performances in The Grand Budapest Hotel, and been in awe of the stunts pulled off in Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation. Am I right? Well it’s quite an experience to see these films in the theater, but what if I told you we’d give you the chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at how the production of these films came together?

This is exactly what we’ll show you on the Avid stage at IBC 2015 with help from our special guests. Editor Barney Pilling of The Grand Budapest Hotel and Supervising Sound Editor/Sound Designer James Mather of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation will be taking over our stage this year to share their experience working on these films with Avid solutions.

But that’s not all. University of Salford’s Paul Welshman, Associate Director of Enterprise, Manchester, and Ameera Hill, Head of Technical Services, Manchester, will also take to the stage and share just why the University is among the best places to learn broadcast and multimedia production in Europe.

So if you’re touring the show, swing by the Avid stand to hear from Barney, James, Paul, and Ameera. They’re coming just for you! Get the facts on our guest speakers below, including what days and times they’ll be on the Avid stage in Hall 7 at stand J20.

James Mather

Supervising Sound Editor/Sound Designer
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

In modern filmmaking, sound is just as crucial to transporting audiences to imaginary worlds as the images you see on the screen. Get insight into how James, an Emmy-winning sound editor whose credits include work on four films in the Harry Potter franchise, used Avid solutions to create the sounds that transport audiences into the thrilling world of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.

And did you know that James began his career in animation, learning how to turn fantasy into reality? Yet another reason you don’t want to miss him on the Avid stage.

Saturday, September 12 at 12 PM CEST

Barney Pilling

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Join Barney, three-time BAFTA Award nominee and 2015 Academy Award nominee, as he shares his experience of working on Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. Get an insider’s look behind-the-scenes as he demonstrates his techniques and workflows using footage from the movie, and see how he cut it all together in Avid Media Composer.

Saturday, September 12 at 2:30 PM CEST

Monday, September 14 at 12 PM CEST



Paul Welshman

Associate Director of Enterprise
University of Salford, Manchester

Ameera Hill

Head of Technical Services
University of Salford, Manchester

The University of Salford is on the cutting edge of educating the next generation of digital media creators. Learn how they develop their curriculum to keep students engaged from Paul and Ameera. As leaders of their divisions, they are working to make Salford a leader in media creation, proving that a University can innovate, as well as educate.

Plus, discover how their partnership with Avid has helped make their state-of-the-art facility at MediaCityUK among the best places to learn broadcast and multimedia production in Europe.

Sunday, September 13 at 12 PM CEST

So what are you waiting for? Make sure you have your free Exhibits pass for IBC 2015 and mark these presentations on your show schedule. We’ll see you there!

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With a background in journalism and a passion for bringing information to the masses, I focus my attention on sharing the latest Avid news with you in my role as the Marketing Communications Specialist. @Timory