Shifting paradigms - interview with Jerry Hofmann
Jerry Hofmann is a veteran of the video world, having first worked with black and white 2 inch Quad, and then moving onto Umatic in the 1970's. Jerry has witnessed every major shift in technology from film, tape, analogue, digital, linear, non-linear, RED, Avid, Final Cut Pro and more... In this interview Jerry talks about what he thinks is hot at NAB 2009 and where the technology may take us.
During his 32 year professional show business career, Jerry has become an award winning theatrical actor, TV and film editor, writer, director and producer. He started his pro career as a theatrical producer, director and actor. He founded his first television and film production company in Los Angeles in 1978. During those years, he produced hundreds of TV Commercials, industrial films, as well as broadcast television shows. Currently, he is a partner in Bat-Mann Productions. Their clients range from product manufacturers to development of feature films, as well as industrial clients which include Merck Pharmaceuticals and the National Jewish Medical Research Center.
Jerry has produced in excess of 600 projects. He was a beta tester for Avid, helping them develop the world's premier non-linear editing solutions.
For the past couple of years he has been teaching part-time at The Colorado Film and Video Instructional Studios, a joint facility shared by the Aurora Community College and the University of Colorado at Denver in the art and craft of production and post production in a laboratory with 20 Final Cut Pro bays.
He received his BA in Theater and a BA in Communications (emphasis on TV and Film Production) from the University of Denver.
Jerry's is the author of Jerry Hofmann on Final Cut Pro 4.