LumaForge Shares Highlights from Thought-Provoking Speeches at The Faster Together Stage 2019

Seattle, WA—April 18, 2019—LumaForge, a leader in video collaboration, drew more than 600 attendees to The Faster Together Stage at the NAB Show recently to hear some of the biggest names in film and video editing share their thoughts and vision for the industry. Sam Mestman, founder and Chief Filmmaking Officer of LumaForge hosted the lively event.

Highlights included:

  • Michael Cioni, senior vice president of innovation at Panavision, gave a compelling TED-like talk on the future of digital cinema and how the audience could activate its future. "Technological skepticism is one way to maintain balance between a proper wage and the quality of your work," he said.
  • Jonathan Morrison, who has more than 2.6 million subscribers to his YouTube channel, amusedly stated, "We're more than kids in a bedroom with a vlog camera," after walking with his Alexa Mini camera to grab an audience shot for a video he edited live on stage.
  • Lisbeth Kaufman, CEO and founder of Kitsplit said, "I see Millennials and Gen Z contributing to the growth of democratization at a dizzying pace. Eighty percent of them consider themselves creatives, and twenty five percent of them are shooting and uploading video on a weekly basis. We're entering a new era of creative expression. Video is the dominant medium of communication."
  • Tim Harms, producer of Academy Award-winning short film “Skin,” said about his film, "It was one of the most intense four and a half day filmmaking experiences I've ever had, but I'm very proud of the result," Israeli editor Yuval Orr edited this film in a remarkable 10 days after having the film drives flown to him by the director after shooting here in the U.S.
  • The team from “The River and The Wall,” a political documentary and SXSW darling that The Hollywood Reporter calls “visually stunning and politically sharp," discussed how they used Hollywood technology for their independent film.

Mestman of LumaForge summed it all up at the end of the event, ”My hope for you all, and the real purpose of The Faster Together Stage, is that you will spend tonight taking in all the presentations from all of these amazing people, and you will find something that helps you go back to wherever you live and work that allows you to iterate faster, cheaper, and help you achieve something you never thought possible in your own life and career.”

This was the third year that LumaForge has hosted The Faster Together Stage at the NAB Show. LumaForge has produced countless presentations from those, all of which are available at no cost for the public online at: Sponsors of The Faster Together Stage this year included Adobe and Blackmagic Design.

"Events like The Faster Together Stage are so important for the community because they not only connect people together, but assemble speakers that connect the technology and creative worlds together," said Cioni.

About LumaForge

LumaForge is a leader in video collaboration. The company’s Jellyfish and ShareStation video workflow solutions are used by more than 200 video teams around the world, including those at Activision, Adobe, BBC, CBS Interactive, Disney, Google, NASA, Pandora, Sony and WeWork. Founded in 2015, LumaForge is based in the greater Los Angeles area and is led by its two co-founders, CEO Josh Minney and Chief Filmmaking Officer Sam Mestman. For more information, please go to

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