Tue. October 27, 2015 @ 7:00pm

IDA Tech Days - Part 1: Workflow Essentials & Editing Platforms

Meet the Panelists

Doug Blush
(20 Feet From Stardom)

Matt Radecki
(The Hunting Ground)

Chuck Braverman
(OJ Speaks)

Alexandria Bombach
(Frame by Frame)

Mo Scarpelli
(Frame by Frame)

Tchavdar Georgiev
(Finders Keepers)

Adam Irving
(Off the Rails)

Clay Tweel
(The Gleason Project)

Keynote, Panel, Q&A, and Reception

In this post-Final Cut Pro 7 world, many doc makers are asking, “What do I cut my next doc with?” Doc post expert Matt Radecki and master editor Doug Blush, along with a stellar group of editors and filmmakers, will guide you through a tour of workflow essentials and editing platforms that will answer your burning questions and set you on the path toward a successful edit of your next doc. In addition, company reps will be on hand to meet with you and answer questions, too.

First Matt Radecki of Different By Design will give an overview of the documentary post-production workflow from the start of production through the delivery of your film. This information is critical for anyone making a documentary, from directors and producers to editors and even DP’s. The lecture will be filled with tips and suggestions that could save your film (and your budget).

Master editor Doug Blush will then moderate a panel discussion with several filmmaking/editing teams discussing the pros and cons of cutting on such platforms as Premiere, Avid, Final Cut Pro X, and Da Vinci Resolve 12 and offering insights into which platforms may be right for your next project. Following the panel, a generous amount of time will be devoted to answering all of your questions.

Chuck Braverman (The Secret Tapes of the OJ Case: The Untold Story, OJ Speaks: The Hidden Tapes); Alexandria Bombach, Mo Scarpelli (Frame by Frame); Mindy Elliott, Angela Latimer (A Plastic OceanTchavdar Georgiev (Off the Rails, Finders Keepers); Helen Kearns, Lee Rosch (The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble);Adam Irving (Off the Rails); Clay Tweel (The Gleason Project, Finders Keepers); Andrew Montiveo, Tevin Teixeira, J.W. Cypress II (Apex Summit)


06:00pm – 07:00pm - Registration
07:00pm – 07:30pm - Workflow Keynote: Matt Radecki
07:45pm – 09:00pm - Panel: Real World Workflow/Editing Scenarios, Moderator: Doug Blush
09:00pm – 09:30pm - Q & A
09:30pm – 10:30pm - Filmmaker & industry mixer, Taco bar & refreshments


  • Filmmakers seeking practical, up-to-date information and advice about workflow issues and editing platforms
  • Filmmakers who have been editing in Final Cut Pro 7 looking to transition to a new platform
  • Editors who want to hear real world case studies from their peers
  • Cinematographers who want to gain a better understanding of workflow and editing scenarios
  • Emerging filmmakers and students who want to connect with experts in the field
American Film Institute, Mark Goodson Screening Room
2021 North Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
United States