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NEXT EVENT: Saturday, November 14 

Atlanta Creative Ball 2015

“Content, Content, Content!”

The push for that well-rounded storyteller, shooter, editor, deliveror and encoding master to deliver as much content across the media universe as quickly as possible.

In October 2014, the FCC stated: “We have passed from an era where it was necessary to build a purpose-specific pathway to deliver video. The innovation of Internet Protocol has freed video from these closed pathways and single-purpose devices.”

In other words, linear television is no longer the path to reach an audience.  Anyone can produce any programming from anywhere in the world and deliver that video to a global audience.   All you require is an internet or mobile connection.   Now the race is on to deliver content, content and more content to keep those digital eyeballs coming back for more.  In the independent world, that one person writer/director/shooter/editor/deliveror is far from a unique person.  Many of us have done it and continue to do that.  However now even the ‘traditional’ linear networks have seen the need for these skilled one man band employees to deliver more content, as fast as possible to an every growing and media devouring audience.

We’re going to look at leveling of the content creation and delivery field in this new digital world from both the linear television perspective and the original content creator perspective.  We’ll look at how linear media is using both original and re-purposed content to expand their traditional television audience.  We’ll look at how an independent content creator can take advantage of the digital marketplace to create their own channels and networks.  What are the struggles and challenges of the traditional editor who is now being asked to do much more than just deliver one story or show, but now deliver and sometimes create many pieces of content for multiple delivery destinations.  With your input from the audience, this is going to be a memorable evening of conversation.

We’re thrilled to welcome Editor / Director Dan Dome (Late Night With Seth Meyers, The Conan O’Brien Show, The Tonight Show).  So thrilled to welcome Cirina Catania (The Catania Group, Producer, Co-Founder Sundance Film Festival) also making her first visit to the ATL Cutters.  Fresh from launching Great Big Story for CNN, we welcome Jonathan Tortora, Sr. Producer Digital Development, CNN who has a long history of delivering digital content.  We’re excited to finally get Sean and Stefani Mullen from Rampant Design Tools who have been a part of many great projects.  Producer / Director / Editor Walter Biscardi, Jr. (Biscardi Creative Media, Good Eats, Contemporary Living Networkwill moderate and bring his experience of launching the all digital network, Contemporary Living Network to the discussion.

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On Saturday night, November 14th, we invite you to come enjoy some Good Eats, Drinks, Networking with your fellow Creatives, meet up with our incredible sponsors and mingle with our Panel.  This is a party y’all, our final meeting of 2015.   You just come as you are and we’ll supply the fun.  Seriously, this is NOT a formal event, it’s a just a good old fashioned fun time.

Everyone gets an equal shot at a prize in the General Raffle, so you just might walk home a winner!  We will also have a Premium Raffle for the top prize items and those are noted below.

BMDCameraBannerLocation | Hilton Garden Inn, 97 10th Street, Atlanta

Date | Saturday, November 14.   5:30 – 9:30pm.

Time | 5:30 – 7:00pm, Dinner, Drinks (cash bar), Networking and Sponsor Showcase.   7:00pm.  First Raffle Pulls.  |  7:00 – 9:00pm Panel Discussion | 9:00pm Raffle Conclusion.

Creative Networking, Sponsor Showcase | The event starts out with Networking, Drinks (cash bar) and a Sponsor Showcase.  Mix and mingle with your fellow Atlanta Creatives, get up close and personal with the sponsors and meet our Guests.

Dinner & Drinks | Dinner will be a buffet of small plates allowing you walk around  and say “hey y’all!” to everyone around you and there will also be a Cash Bar.

Panel Discussion | We’ll call everybody to order in the main presentation room and join in the discussion led by our esteemed panel on “Content, Content, Content!”  Bring your questions as there will be a continual Q&A with the audience..

Raffle |  The Raffle will be run the same as our monthly Atlanta Cutters Meetings, each attendee will receive TWO tickets with entry.   You can then purchase additional tickets at the Raffle Table.   You will have to purchase different tickets to enter the Premium Raffle.  Those items, such as the Blackmagic Design cameras and FSI CM171 Monitor, will be raffled off at the end of the event.  We will begin pulling tickets at the beginning of the main event at 7:00pm so don’t be late!   YOU MUST BE PRESENT WHEN YOUR TICKET IS CALLED.  Raffle open only to 18 years and older.  See below for the current Raffle items.

Please note that speakers and agenda subject to change without notice.

Cost: $15

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Raffle Prizes from our Wonderful Partners – Keep checking back for updates!


These items will require a separate raffle ticket purchase.

These items will be awarded at the end of the event.

Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Camera

Blackmagic Design Micro Cinema Camera

               FSI CM171 Monitor

Blackmagic Design

Davinci Resolve


 (2) Teranex Minis


Mocha Pro 


RX Loudness Control 

RX Final Mix

RX 5 Standard

RX 5 Advanced


Media Composer

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$100 Gift Certificate 


1 Copy of Mocha Plus & 1 Copy of BCC Units


After Effects Training 


Magic Bullet Suite 


$500 Stock Footage

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6 Months of $49/Month Plan 


Filters 3 Elite


 240GB Envoy Pro mini


(3) Choice of Style Effects 


SliceX / TrackX / DriveX

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(5) Cineplay for Mac

(2) Cut Notes for iPad

(2) Kollaborate 1-year Subscriptions


(2) DigiSuite / Video Wall Bundle 


 (2) $50 Scene Discount


(2) Gift Certificates