Tom White: Tom White began teaching video production at the Rockdale Career Academy in 2011 after a career in radio marketing and online content creation. In 2015, Tom launched the Sports Broadcast Institute and RockdaleLive.com to promote and produce live sports events for the Three high schools in the Rockdale County Public School system. The Sports Broadcast Institute’s dedication to coverage and professionalism has garnered several awards including the NFHS Network Best Overall School Broadcast Program and Innovation in Education by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement.
Build Your Program One Touchdown at a Time
Details: Learn from a ton of mistakes and broken equipment the best way to start a sports production program that builds your program both financially and in the community. You will walk away with best practices on how to handle staffing, equipment acquisition, and scheduling.
Pasha Souvrin: This session will be fully flipped, so bring a laptop if you can. Teachers will explore an online tutorial system for Adobe Premiere Pro at their own pace. The instructor will have individualized conversations with teachers while they explore the website. Attendees will learn how their students can use the tutorial system to learn Adobe Premiere Pro.
Pasha Souvorin has taught video production in Georgia for over 15 years. He is a PBSLearningMedia Lead Digital Innovator, and author of the award winning Learner Power hybrid learning system.
Working in the film industry is not easy nor glamorous. Your hands get
dirty, it's physically challenging and mentally exhausting, with very long hours, incredibly high stress situations, and constant change, not always for the better. It's not a job for anyone nor everyone. It requires thick skin. It's intrinsic and a lifestyle, with skills learned mostly on the
job. Terminology, basic equipment, and proper resume creation, as well as protocol, hierarchy, and networking are all important, but only those with passion, drive, and ambition for film and television are likely to succeed. To thrive, students must be able to problem solve, and think critically and independently, while also following directions exactly. It's military structure with a creative and innovative pursuit of art. Training on how to be an employable entry level production assistant is more important to a student's success than teaching them how to hold a boom pole, set a flag, or breakdown a script.
Linda Burns, with nearly 25 years of film and television experience
in Georgia, started her career as a production assistant, working her way up to producer of award winning narrative films, broadcast television shows, and national commercials. Occasionally, she directs documentaries. In her spare time, she runs the prestigious film training program, ThePAAcademy.org, teaches entry and advanced level production classes, mentors content creators in The D-Girl Project, and manages The Creative
Conference for Atlanta Film Festival. She sits on the executive boards of Georgia Production Partnership and Atlanta Film Society, and is a charter
member of the Atlanta chapters of the Producers Guild of America and Film Fatales.