I run a corporate video production house in Singapore, Visualise Media
I realise the importance of continually upgrading yourself, and when I received news that Kris Trexler was coming to Singapore to conduct a video editing workshop, I signed on immediately. This was a 4 day workshop in June.
It was just a small workshop, but I was definitely inspired.
More than just technical lessons, Kris shared his priceless experiences in Los Angeles - working with all kinds of personalities, working his way up to where he is today.
He was the first to edit a television broadcast comedy (Ellen) on Avid.
Avid multi-cam editing and the script function is invaluable to edit multi-camera footage. Currently I don't think any other software has the script or multi cam function.
The scripting function basically allows the editor to access different takes of the same line, from different cameras all at the click of the appropriate text in the script. Really useful for letting directors preview shots and very helpful in selecting the best take.
It's just amazing that someone like Kris would share his experiences with people in the industry. I hope that someday I will be able to share my experiences, in the hope that it will benefit others starting out.
This is how the industry in general will improve and break new boundaries.
Obviously Singapore does not have the same opportunities as Los Angeles. I could wait years and not get the chance or opportunity that Kris Trexler did.
However, we all play a part in shaping the industry, and everyone benefits from the labour of the previous generation.
I have trained industry producers and editors on Matrox Digisuite (Incite software), as well as Adobe Premiere. I have taught even teenage students videography as well. It is rewarding to see their faces light up, who knows what their future holds.
I hope we all play a part somehow in inspiring our future generation in some way.