Walter Biscardi, Jr. is the creative genius and owner of Biscardi Creative Media. He founded his creatively driven company with one idea in mind: whatever you can envision, it can be created. Walter is also a disciplined professional who understands the importance of a deadline and a budget. After studying film and video production at the renowned Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University Walter’s career began with editing for a national and international audience at CNN. In 1995 Biscardi designed and managed a new media production facility for Foxwoods Resort Casino. 1997 brought Walter back to Atlanta for a Senior Editor position and then in 2001 he introduced Biscardi Creative Media.
Biscardi has produced and edited programming that airs on The Food Network, NBC, The Weather Channel, Georgia Public Television, PBS, among others. He has also produced work for companies such as IBM, The Home Depot, Kroger, Jacoby Energy, Nortel, and Oglethorpe Power to name a few.
A recognized industry leader, Walter has been recruited by companies such as Apple, Panasonic, AJA Video Systems, ATTO Technologies, and Small Tree Communications to test and find ways to improve hardware and software solutions for the film and video industry. He counts a national Emmy, Peabody, Regional Emmys, CableACE awards, Telly & Aurora awards among his many honors and credits.
Dan Daube has been with Turner Studios Post-Production group for almost 10 years. His 30 year career has taken him from coast to coast. As Director of Editorial, Dan has been part of tremendous growth for Turner Studios. Beyond expansion in suites and overall resources though, there’s a strong commitment to client service and creativity.
Things Dan learned from his start at a small CBS affiliate in Erie, Pennsylvania. Dan took on post-production and editing jobs from Kansas to Kentucky, then to Atlanta at WATL-TV, then eventually on to LA and New York. Yet Atlanta always seemed like the right fit. Returning in the early 90’s he helped get Magick Lantern as well as Brick House Editorial off the ground. Looking to extend beyond linear and non-linear editing Dan turned to the emerging world of the “Preditor”. Stints at Paramount and CBS Atlanta led to opportunities to write, direct, produce but most of all to edit the work he conceived. Dan was fortunate to win Emmys for Editing as well as Producing in 2001 & 2002 in that role. Today the experience of having been both editor and producer give Dan a unique perspective to meet the challenges of rapid technology shifts alongside an immensely talented staff.
Kris Merkel is the Product Specialist at Flanders Scientific Inc. and an industry veteran with 16 years in the trenches of production and post. Kris started his career as an audio engineer hoping to be a big rock star but migrated to the world of video when the bills needed to get paid. His experience ranges from small scale guerrilla production to large scale production facility management and everything in between. While a freelance editor kris used and evangelized FCP, AVID, Media100 and Premiere Pro as editing platforms in order to stay competitive in the quickly changing production industry. Today Kris takes his experience and applies it to Professional Broadcast Monitoring support with FSI.
T.J. has been working in the video production industry for 12 years. He is the Technical Director/ Producer/ Editor and Shooter for dctv23, the government access channel in Douglas County where he produces 7 original monthly programs. He assumes a role in front of the camera hosting a monthly best-of-Douglas-County show called, “Gesundheit On The Road” which is filmed entirely on-location.
T.J. branched out in 2006 and started freelancing with his own production business, Silver Penguin Productions, producing a monthly real estate show called “Around Town, Homes of West Georgia”, which was a half hour infomercial for local home-builders and real estate agents to highlight their properties. In 2007, T.J. started producing local commercials, training videos, PSAs and a host of other programming.
Although Final Cut is his weapon of choice right now, he is also very familiar with Premiere Pro, which is the software on which he learned to edit. T.J. is also very proficient with After Effects and Cinema 4D.
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