Wednesday, November 18, 2009

FAVES November Meeting Focuses on Local Editors

This Tuesday, November 24th We are proud to feature editing specialists in our monthly panel! 
This month’s free to the public event begins at 5:30PM with a Social Hour downtown in the Saranac building’s Lobby (25 W Main, Spokane, WA). At 6:30PM, we’ll move into The Magic Lantern Theater for a panel of film and video editors who will take some time out of their busy schedules to share their knowledge and experiences with us. Our guests will include:
Jason Payne graduated from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. Out of college, he began as a production assistant North by Northwest and worked his way up to commercial editor. He began producing and editing “making of” documentaries for NXNW, leading to his editing “Making the Passion of the Christ,” which aired nationally on PAX television. Director Juan Mas gave Payne his “big break” as a film editor with the film “The Choke.” Over the last four years, he has edited many features including “The Cutter” starring Chuck Norris, family films “Frank” and “The Family Holiday,” and the recently released action/comedy “Lies & Illusions” starring Christian Slater and Cuba Gooding Jr. He is celebrating his eight-year anniversary at NXNW, where he continues to work as senior editor and post production supervisor.
Matt Norbut, a native of Western Washington, grew up on the shores of the Puget Sound. He graduated from The Art Institute of Seattle, where he was awarded Best Portfolio during his final year of film school. Shortly after graduation, he started working for Pravda Studios in Seattle and worked his way up to Lead Editor and Post Manager. Over the next few years, he worked with a wide range of clients, including Microsoft, XBOX, Boeing, American Heart Association, Edelman, JWT NEW YORK, CASA and Washington Mutual. Norbut has worked on and created multiple Telly Award winning productions. He helped found Magnus Film Co. and manages all HD quality productions: commercials, corporate videos,  documentaries, motion graphics and online media. (bio from
Mike Bold is the owner of Digital Itch, a Spokane-based digital design house. Along with other mediums, Digital Itch 2D and 3D animation for broadcast news, entertainment and sports. Bold’s client list includes 20th Century Fox, NBC Universal, the Ellen Degeneres Show, Grammy Awards, National Football League, and many others.
These are only a few of the panelists who will be joining us, so keep an eye open for information on others. Join us this Tuesday, November 24th at the Magic Lantern Theater. Social hour starts at 5:30PM and the panel discussion begins at 6:30PM. See you there!

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