PRODUCING IN FLORIDA AND BEYOND: SOUND IN FILM MASTERCLASS
Masterclasses & Symposiums
03/09/2019 01:00 PM
The “Producing in Florida and Beyond” seventh edition SOUND IN FILM MASTERCLASS 2, in conjunction with CineVisun and the BFMG, will focus on music composition, sound design, voice over, legal (working with contracts, mechanical licenses, securing rights) and scoring music for your production. The “Producing in Florida and Beyond” panels have covered project development from pre-production to post production, marketing, finance, legal, equipment, distribution and more. The panel will feature some of the most respected industry experts and artists and will be highlighted by Emmy Award winning composer Carlos Rafael García for his work on the Netflix series Godless; one of the top entertainment attorneys in Florida, David Bercuson, who represents artists such as Luis Fonsi, Flo Rida, Trina (from VH1’s Love and Hip Hop), KC and the Sunshine Band; Gil Green, filmmaker of the short “Who Is Lou Gehrig?” which premiered at the Miami Film Festival in 2016 and is one of the biggest music video directors in the world; and sound designer Justin Trieger.
Kevin Sharpley is the President and CEO of Kijik Multimedia Inc. a full service production company with specialties in integrated, branded and convergent media. He is also Executive Director of CineVisun TransMedia a non-profit organization that supports the independent film, media and entertainment industry. His range of work includes films, television, documentary, commercial, music video, multi-media and event video production. Mr. Sharpley currently serves as the Chairman of the Miami Dade County Film and Entertainment Advisory Board appointed by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis C. Moss. Mr. Sharpley holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami with a dual major in motion pictures and psychology in addition to an Associates of Arts degree from Miami Dade College. He was inducted into the Miami Dade College Hall of Fame in 2014.
Carlos Rafael Rivera is a commissioned and EMMY award winning composer whose career has spanned several genres of the music industry. His work for film and Television includes scores for Netflix’ Godless and Universal Pictures’ A Walk Among the Tombstones. As a guitarist he has performed onstage as opening act for The Who at the Hollywood Bowl; recorded studio sessions for Island/Def Jam, and Universal Records; and had songs featured on feature soundtracks (Crash, Dragonfly), as well as ABC’s Scrubs, MTV and VH-1.
David Bercuson is an attorney who has distinguished himself by devoting his practice to all aspects of the entertainment industry. Bercuson has extensive and diverse experience in the representation of recording artists, record labels, music and television producers, music publishers, composers, managers, and on-air television talent in the acquisition, negotiation and re-negotiation of significant industry agreements as well as the day to day business of its clients. He also handles the business and legal affairs for major and independent record companies.
Gil Green was raised in the cultural melting pot of Miami, and his work encompasses a vast knowledge of music, sports, and style that transcends into a world of iconic imagery. He has directed over 200 music videos spanning across the Pop, Latin and European markets. His client roster includes multi-platinum artists and Oscar award-winners. In 2007, Gil returned to Miami to set up a home-based production company, 305 Films, alongside seasoned Producer Judd Allison. In 2002, Source Magazine honored Gil for Video of the Year, he has been nominated for Director Of The Year for the 2008, 2009, and 2010 BET Awards and won the 2008 MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip Hop video for his direction in Lil Wayne’s “Lollipop.” Gil continues to raise social consciousness around him through his leadership in the community.
Justin Trieger is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and experienced recording engineer. After formal training in the Music Technology department of the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University, Justin relocated to Miami Beach, FL where he now manages all of the collaborative, internet-based projects of the New World Symphony. Justin also acts as project lead for MUSAIC, the premier online video portal for classical music education. His familiarity and love for all forms of music and sound, coupled with his vast experience in a variety of technologies provides him with a unique creative perspective ready to augment any intriguing artistic enterprise.