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By Popular Request, admission for 2014 is LESS than 2013!

Following on the successful inaugural event in 2013, the Southeast Creative Summit once again will be three days of film and video workshops across a wide array of creative media topics presented by actual working professionals in the film and television production business.   These people have to meet deadlines, build up new clients, and stay up on the latest industry trends.

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The Atlanta Cutters (a non-profit organization) developed the Summit as an affordable 3 day event for creative professionals to share insider, practical knowledge with other creatives.  Knowing what to do with all the creative tools available today; to complete a task, create something original, improve on in-house concepts and please your bosses & clients… it’s knowledge that puts you ahead of the curve. Understanding the business and marketing side of the industry is vital to grow your career and company.  You’ll gain insider knowledge to what works and doesn’t in growing a successful career in the creative media field.

We encourage you to bring your other half or your entire family with you to explore all Atlanta has to offer while you soak up the creative knowledge.   Click the “Explore Atlanta” button at the bottom of this page to check out some ideas.

 

THE WORKSHOPS

Workshops are all presented by working professionals.

The workshops are expected to cover production topics from concept to finish to business growth including Editorial, Color, Graphics, VFX, Sound, Producer, Budgeting, Facility / Suite design, Social Media, Contracts, 4k, Field Sound, Music Composition, Sound Design, Cameras and Acquisition, Lighting techniques and more.  Visit our Workshops page often for the latest roundup of workshops.

Each workshop session will run 90 minutes with up to 10 workshops per session.  We’ll provide full details on all workshops as they become available.  Check the Workshops page often!

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THE PRESENTERS  

Our Presenters have been honored with nearly every major creative award including the Academy Award, Emmy Award, Peabody Award, CableACE Award and more.  The following list is preliminary and subject to change without notice. 

Robbie Carman, Broadcast & Film Colorist | Ed Novick, Feature Film Sound Mixer

Patrick Inhofer, Broadcast & Film Colorist | Walter Biscardi, Jr., Broadcast and Film Post Production

Jesse Averna, Editor “Sesame Street,” #PostChatKylee Wall, Editor, Social Media Maven

Marco Solorio, Cinematographer, Documentary Filmmaker | Josh Diamond, Filmmaker

Gordon Burkell, Founder, “Art of the Guillotine |  Zack Arnold, Editor, “Burn Notice,” “Black Box,” #FitnessInPost

Michael Cardillo, Broadcast Sound DesignerScott Simmons, Broadcast Editor & Author

Monica Daniel, Film and Broadcast Editor | Adam Bedford,  Editor, “Going Postal” Podcast Host

Gary Adcock, D.P., 4k Consultant | Erik Naso, Director of Photography

Check back often as we will update the Presenters  as information is available.

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THE SCHEDULE

The Summit will take place November 7 -9, 2014 .  Check-In will open up on the afternoon of November 8th and we’ll have a casual get together that evening too for folks who are already in town.  General schedule follows, there will be a total of 10 workshop sessions with 8-10 workshops offered during each session.   Seating capacity for each workshop will be approx. 40 people.

Thursday, Nov 6th.  Afternoon, early evening Check-In.   Evening Happy Hour meet-up for those in town at one of The Westin bars.

Friday, Nov 7th.  8AM, Check-in.  10am – 6:00pm All Day, Four Workshop Sessions.  Evening, Happy Hour & Tweet-Up Social.  Dinner on your own.

Saturday, Nov 8th.  9:00am – 5:00pm All day, Four Workshop Sessions.  Atlanta Creative Ball, PM  (separate purchase required)

Sunday, Nov 9th.  9:00am – 12:15pm   Two Workshop Sessions.  12:15pm Event Ends.

Check back often as we will update the Schedule as information is available.

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LOCATION

The Westin Peachtree Plaza210 Peachtree Street • Atlanta, GA 30303   Located in the heart of downtown near CNN Center, Centennial Olympic Park and the Georgia Aquarium.  It’s a perfect spot to bring the entire family. 

REGISTRATION 

By popular Request, pricing for 2014 is less than 2013!  Through October 5th, save even more with Early Bird pricing.

You have the option to purchase a full 3 Day Summit Pass or a Single Day Pass for either Friday or Saturday.   3 Day Pass Holders receive preferred seating for all workshops.

The 3 Day Summit Pass is only $425 and Single Day Pass is only $160 through October 5th.   Starting October 6th, the 3 Day Pass will be $525 while the Single Day Pass will be $185.  Discount Codes are available from our many promotional sponsors and partners saving you even more.   Do not delay, once the Early Bird Pricing ends, it ends.

3 Day Summit Pass Holders receive a discounted Atlanta Creative Ball ticket $50 and 1 Day Pass Holders can attend for $65.

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THE ATLANTA CREATIVE BALL 

Our tribute to NAB’s ‘Media Motion Ball’ returns!

On Saturday Night, November 8th,we are bringing back the Media Event of the Year: The Atlanta Creative Ball!   Last year we brought the “fun of the Media Motion Ball” from Las Vegas to the ATL so we’re going to do it again for 2014!  This will be a great night to relax, enjoy some great food, awesome networking and conversation and probably the largest creative raffle we’ve ever had in this city!   

This will be a casual sit down dinner featuring our many sponsors, a keynote presenter and some special guests.  And yes we said CASUAL, as in “come as you are.”   No formal event here, just come to party and enjoy the presentations.

The Atlanta Creative Ball is a stand-alone-event. Attendance to the summit is not required. Meaning you can purchase a ticket to the Ball without having to come to the Summit….. but why would you want to do that … especially since Summit attendees receive a significant discount to the Ball.    

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The Atlanta Cutters are Atlanta’s own Post Production User group that encompasses all areas of Post, not just Editorial.  We’re a non-profit organization founded by actual editors and artists in Atlanta in 2011.  The Managing Members are Dan Daube (Turner Studios), Walter Biscardi, Jr. (Biscardi Creative Media), Kris Merkel (Flanders Scientific) and TJ Jaglinski (DCTV23).  We’ve grown from a few dozen folks on our mailing list to over 800 members on the membership roll.  Our monthly meetings have featured a “who’s who” in the industry from people to technology.  We created the Southeast Creative Summit from an idea thrown out at one of our meetings of the type of event all of us would love to attend.   

As a non-profit we’re not in this to make money.  To that end, we hope you’ll appreciate that the pricing for this event is much lower than what we’ve seen for comparable presenters and information.  We just want you to come gain some great insight on your craft, make some new friends and most of all, enjoy your stay in Atlanta.   We look forward to welcoming all of you to our great city!