It’s an exciting time to be a storyteller. Digital technologies have changed the rules of media creation. From “webisodes” to feature films, the power to communicate ideas and realize one’s artistic vision has never been greater.
As a third generation member of the media creation industries, my background includes extensive experience as a feature film and television editor for many of the top creatives at the world’s largest entertainment companies including, Time Warner, Sony, Fox, MGM and Disney. In this role I supervised all creative aspects of the post-production process on projects with budgets ranging from pretty much nothing, to upwards of 80 million dollars.
With a passion for technology, in 1991 I was fortunate to have the opportunity to break new ground as one of the earliest adopters of digital, non-linear, editing workflows working with Avid Technology’s Media Composer. Along the way I became an adjunct professor at the American Film Institute’s Center for Advanced Studies, and created and taught courses on non-linear editing at UCLA. I have also been a consultant and speaker for companies such as Apple, Adobe, Macromedia, Avid and Radius and have written articles for periodicals including DV Magazine and MacWorld.
In 1999 before Blogger, before WordPress, I hand-coded a website that would eventually become known as a “blog”. I called it “2-pop.com”, and it’s purpose was to provide news and information about Apple’s revolutionary new post-production software, Final Cut Pro. 2-pop quickly evolved into a huge Internet community and became one of the premier web destinations about the rapidly growing digital video marketplace.
Digital technologies are changing our world at a breakneck pace. The effect has been profound on any and all of us who work in media and create content for a living. Hollywood Reinvented was founded as a meeting place for freelancers and business owners in film, video, music, graphic arts and the Web to discover and learn about these new tools and trends that are altering our professional as well as personal lives. It’s an information resource and social network for people who’s job and passion is to tell a story.
As storytellers I know you have a lot to say, so don’t be shy! If you have any comments, stories or suggestions please be sure to let me know.
Thanks for stopping by.
Lawrence “Larry” Jordan
lj (at) hollywoodreinvented (dot) com
Stefan Glidden – Executive Producer/Director
Filmmaker and International Trivia Champion Stefan Glidden was born and bred in Rochester, New Hampshire. He later attended the film program at Boston University and like any crazy young dreamer headed to Hollywood. In only a short while, Stefan has accumulated an impressive list of credits in commercials, music videos, short films and most recently, downloadable media. Whether he likes it or not, his profile picture will be up here shortly. (told ya)
Selected Work as Director:
“Head In The Sand” – The Welch Boys – 2008
“Forget To Remember” – Second Dan – 2008
“Stacey Lou” – Killing Cassanova – 2007
“I’d Rather Die” – Immune – 2007
“Happy As A Runaway Slave” – Mighty Mo Rodgers – 2007
“Flying Pretend” – Oranger – 2007
“Target You By Feel” – Oranger – 2007
“Top Gear” New Media- BBC – 2008
“Pete Wentz: Human Race Spot” – Nike – 2008
“Ben Lee Interview” – Myspace.com – 2008
“Andrew McMahon Interview” – Myspace.com – 2008
“Mini-Moto Pilot” – AM Media – 2008
“Bebe Valentine’s Day Party”- Fashion TV – 2008
“Ashely Paige in Las Vegas” – Fashion TV – 2008
“Fashion Week – LA” Fashion TV – 2006 – Present
“S. Katz” 2006 -Winner of Best Director Award at Sundeis Film Festival 2007 / Winner of Best Short Film at the New Hampshire Film Festival 2006
“La Voiture Et Le Velo” 2006 – Official Selection at the NYU Jewish Film Festival 2007
“Commitment” 2005 – Winner of Best Picture and Best Screenplay at the 2006 New England College Film Festival
“Sandwiched” – 2005
Michael Harrison – Finance
Michael has a long list of experience managing the business end of companies large and small. From 2001-2007 he was the executive director of Independent Feature Project – Los Angeles where he supervised the day to day business operations.
Robert Olshever – Marketing
Robert is the co-founder of RPMC an international promotions and marketing company, He has created and produced campaigns for corporate clients including: Levi’s, McDonald’s, Anheuser Busch, CBS, Mattel and Amgen, to name a few.
Barbara Marks – Creative/Education
Barbara is professor emeritus at the University of California Los Angeles’s Graduate Film School Program. Before creating the editing program, where she taught students including Alexander Payne and Patricia Cardoso, she was an active member of the film communities in both New York and Los Angeles.
Steven Cohen – Creative/Editorial
Steve is a trailblazing film editor who help usher in the digital technology revolution in Hollywood. He can claim several first’s in the digital editing field, including the first long-format production to be edited digitally in Hollywood, “Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story” for HBO, and the first studio feature ever to be edited digitally, Lost In Yonkers for director Marth Coolidge. Steve is also a Emmy and Eddie award winning editor for his work on, “LBJ: The Early Years” and HBO’s “Don King: Only in America”. in 2007 Steve was honored with the Ameican Cinema Editors, Robert Wise Award for his contributions to the craft of editing. Steve is a graduate of Yale University and your can read his blog at SpliceHere.