MEW Tech Talk with Sony Creative Software
The event is designed for video professionals interested in exploring the creative capabilities of Vegas Pro 12, to see what sets it apart from other popular content creation platforms. The presenters will provide a product overview designed to cover the technical aspects of Vegas Pro, as well as the artistic advantages and unique workflows that its users enjoy. The highlight of the event will be a hands on demonstration by Justin Fornal, AKA ‘Baron Ambrosia,’ who will show how Vegas Pro 12 has become an integral part of his production toolkit on his popular “Bronx Flavor” TV show and his other long form projects.
Check-in - 6:00PM
Presentation - 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Cocktail Reception - 7:30PM - 8:00PM
About the Presenters:
Leigh Herman is an industry professional with a 25 year track record in video production and broadcast workflows. He is currently the Director of Business Development for Sony Creative Software, the team responsible for leading edge content creation software like Vegas Pro, Sound Forge Pro, and SpectraLayers Pro. Prior to joining this group, Leigh spent over twelve years as a Product Manager with the Sony Broadcast and Professional team, where he helped to launch revolutionary Sony production gear and formats including DVCAM, HDCAM, HDV, and XDCAM. Leigh’s pre-Sony experience includes over 10 years of work as a producer/director/editor for a number of production houses in the NYC/tri-state area, including VideoTrax Productions, Leigh’s own company specializing in corporate and commercial video projects.
Justin Fornal is an eccentric independent film maker with a unique creative mind and hardcore guerrilla approach. Since graduating with a degree in film from University of Pittsburgh in 2000 he has produced a series of acclaimed underground science fiction works including the much sought after feature length cult classic Canzo Empyrean. Since moving to the Bronx nine years ago he has become one of the borough's most recognizable faces. This is due largely to his presence both on and off screen as culinary ambassador Baron Ambrosia.
Recently, Fornal has been acting as an executive producer and writer for “The Culinary Adventures of Baron Ambrosia” on the Food Network/ Cooking Channel. This is a direct result of his ability to edit his creative materials and get them in front of the right people. "The Culinary Adventures of Baron Ambrosia" won a New York Emmy in 2011 for its outstanding work.
On November 2nd, Fornal's feature length film, "Baron Ambrosia is Dead" will premiere in the Bronx. With this film, and all of Fornal's previously mentioned work, he has always sworn by Sony Vegas Pro Software.
"The editing I do in Vegas is as much the identity of my work as the script and story boards. Comedy is all in the timing, and the timing is all in the editing. A few misplaced frames can drain a massive amount of a joke's impact. In regards to the look; as outrageous as a visual effect I may want pull off, very rarely have I ever had to look outside of Vegas's abilities to make it happen."