Next Meeting



NEXT EVENT: Saturday, August 22. 

The Atlanta Cutters present:

“Audio and Sound Design – Production to Post”

Featuring Marion Laney (D.P. “Good Eats”) and Michael Cardillo (Sound Designer).  This event will feature workflow tips and advice from production all the way through to post.   

We’re excited to finally bring about a longtime Atlanta Cutters Members request.  An event centered around good quality audio production.  From choosing the right microphone and microphone placement for your field production all the way through final mix and original music, we’re going to show you ways to improve your audio quality and workflow from start to finish.

To lead the event, we’re thrilled to welcome two Atlanta veterans who should be familiar to all Atlanta Cutters members.

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If you’re a fan of the series, “Good Eats with Alton Brown” then you know Director of Photography Marion Laney.   He was the DP for the entire run of the series as well as many other national projects.  Marion is very audio conscious during his productions shoots to ensure that not only is all audio recorded well, but that all necessary additional audio is recorded to make for a better Post session.  He has recorded in many unique and difficult situations from industrial settings to underwater.  He’s learned many tricks along the way to get good audio recordings even in difficult situations.    Marion will be joined by Trew Audio’s Atlanta team who will be both sharing some of their knowledge and introducing a new concept in field audio recording.

Michael Cardillo is a seasoned professional audio designer having produced many hours of national broadcast sound for clients such as Turner Studios.  He has a unique perspective on sound design in that he keeps pushing NLEs to be able to edit and mix as much sound as possible within the editing systems, going beyond the traditional ProTools route.   That openness is one of the reasons we asked him to oversee the Post side of the workflow.  He has a great advice, tips and tricks both for audio designers to create a great mix as well as working with the field production team to ensure that not only does he get all the sound elements he needs, but that everything is organized in such a way that he can find it all.  Michael will be joined by composer Steve Lock Franks as music is always a big part of the audio Post workflow.

This is sure to be an amazing night of audio production and something that you Atlanta Cutters have been asking us to put on for quite some time.

ATL Register Now

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

Date | Saturday, August 22.   5:30 – 9:30pm.

Time | 5:30 – 7:00pm, Dinner, Drinks, Networking and Sponsor Showcase.   7:00pm.  First Raffle Pulls.  |  7:00 – 9:00pm Audio Workflow presentations | 9:00pm Raffle Conclusion.

Creative Networking, Sponsor Showcase | The event starts out with Networking, Drinks (cash bar) and a Sponsor Showcase featuring Avid, Flanders Scientific, FSI Solutions and Izotope.  Mix and mingle with your fellow Atlanta Creative, 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.

Demonstrations & Panel Discussion | We’ll call everybody to order in the main presentation room for the demos and then join in the demonstrations and discussions on Audio Workflow.  Bring your questions as there will be a continual Q&A with the audience.

Raffle |  Each attendee will receive TWO tickets with entry.   You can then purchase additional tickets at the Raffle Table.   We may have a premium item that will be raffled off at the end of the event, if so, it will be announced at 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.

Cost: $10

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


Davinci Resolve AND Fusion


Mocha Pro 


RX Loudness Control 


Media Composer AND Pro Tools


2 Copies of DigiSuite

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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 


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