Pat’s Cutting Room Calendar

January 07, 2015 by Joshua Fechter | Blog, Event Calendar

Pat is back and bringing you the best video editing and filmmaking events, conferences, seminars, and festivals each month. If one of these events is in your area, don't miss your chance to attend!

Event of the Month

Each month, Pat will introduce the “Event of the Month.” These are Pat's favorite events that provide value to you as editors and filmmakers. This month, Pat is featuring Ray Roman’s "Capture Cinematic Weddings Workshop Series" that spans across 28 different cities around the U.S. and Canada. 

Capture Cinematic Weddings Workshop Series

Price: In-depth seminars cost $149 per ticket, master class cost $499 per ticket
Start Date: January 19th in Dallas, Texas
For more information on the workshops, click here

Considered one of the best filmmaking workshops of 2015, Capture Cinematic Weddings Workshop Series features the renowned photographer and videographer, Ray Roman. The workshops are relevant to filmmakers, videographers, and photographers in the wedding filmmaking industry.  Ray Roman teaches video skills pertinent to cinema cameras and DSLRs.

The workshop will be making 50 appearances in 28 states (to view the full tour schedule, look here). It’s a live learning event that provides above and beyond content, an interactive environment, along with an engaging presentation to tie it all in. Ray Roman is providing a great value by sharing some of his best secrets, including: his tool kit, essential gear, his go-to picture profiles and how to use them, how to maximize the “first look” encounter, and how to shoot high profile events. 

Some of Ray Roman’s accolades are that he’s been an exclusive cinematographer for countless NBA and NFL players, high-powered CEO’s, and royal weddings. Moreover, Ray Roman’s work has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, ABC’s 20/20, Fox Sports, and countless other TV programs.

The in-depth seminars include information about what type of gear and products you need, how to maximize picture quality with camera settings, basic and advanced lighting techniques, and how to edit a main feature.

The master classes include everything in the in-depth seminar plus how to shoot a bridal prep, camera stabilization, first looks and creative sessions, ceremony coverage, audio acquisition techniques, and reception coverage.

Plus, your registration enters you into a drawing for one of three copies of totalFX. Don’t miss out on this great learning experience and chance to win our complete collection of plugins.


January Event Calendar



To add the below events to your calendar, download the file here.

Adobe Premiere Pro 101

Manhattan, New York
01/12/2015 — 01/14/2015
Manhattan Edit Workshop
Price: (3-day rate) $1,295
More information:

The course is built to teach you how to make the most of Adobe Premiere Pro. Learn how to create a great story and how to edit natively with video formats of your liking. Also, find out “how to save time by batch encoding source content to a wide variety of video formats for web, disc, broadcast, film, device, and mobile delivery.”

Awards and Accolades & Fitness in Post

Santa Monica, CA
Los Angeles Post Production Group
Price: $5.00 at the door
More information here

The event has two great speakers: Jon Gann and Zack Arnold. Jon Gann is the founder of the DC Shorts Film Festival and Executive Director of CINE Golden Eagle Awards. Zack Arnold is an award-winning feature film and television editor, spending four years editing USA series Burn Notice, and now currently working on the FOX series Empire.


Fontainebleau Resort, Miami Beach
January 20-22, 2015
Price:  General Admission (3-day rate): $1,350.00
More information:

NATPE aims to connect the entire video content world by creating an excellent environment for networking and making deals. Included in the event is access to 5000+ top media executives, 1000+ content buyers and acquisition executives, 250+ global exhibiting companies, and 200+ influential speakers.

2-Day Directing the Camera Workshop

Manhattan, New York
01/24/2015 — 01/25/201
Solar Film/Video Productions
Price: $425 (Includes Equipment, Studio & Lunch
More information:

The workshop teaches you - through hands-on exercises - how to practice optimum camera positions, to understand lens choice and camera movement.
The goal is to give students the ability make their video have a dynamic look while being able to execute the director's vision.

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

Atlanta, Georgia
01/28/2015 — 02/19/2015
Price: General Admission $13
More information:

AJFF is Atlanta's largest film festival and second largest Jewish film festival in the country. The festival attracts over thirty thousand movie enthusiasts and features a collection of 65 international narrative and documentary films. Moviegoers vote on the best narrative and documentaries; the winners receive the AJFF Audience Award and are honored with a special encore screening and statuette while winning shorts also receive a cash prize.

Annie Awards

UCLA’s Royce Hall, Los Angeles, California
Price: General Admission $30
More information:

The 42nd Annual Annie Awards honors those working in the field of animation. Awards are presented in 36 different categories that range from "Best Television Production" to "Best Student Film."


Joshua Fechter

San Diego

Josh has a passion for all things video editing. He prides himself on creating tutorials for different effects and NLEs while also staying updated on the most relevant industry news. In his free...