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WEVA NEWS MINUTE: Heydar Adel, On-Line Editor of Emmy-Winning '24'
September 02, 2006

Las Vegas, NV - Just days before Fox’s groundbreaking action series 24 won Emmy Awards for best drama series and best actor (Keifer Sutherland), the thriller’s On-Line Editor Heydar Adel was relating 24 techniques to videographers who packed the WEVA EXPO 2006 ballroom for his Special Guest presentation, sponsored by Avid Technology.

WEVA NEWS MINUTE producer Sue Lawson caught up with Adel afterwards for this on-location interview for WEVA-TV. Click Here to Watch! (Allow for QuickTime download.)

During his WEVA EXPO presentation "Cutting-Edge Creativity: The Art of On-Line Editing the Award-Winning 24" Adel kept videographers on the edge of their seats with a fast-paced session that also included a special screening of his action-packed Wedding Concept Video -- a Love Story edited in 24 style, complete with car chase -- which he produced for his own wedding.

In addition to 24, Adel is the On-Line Editor of popular television shows such as Fox TV's “Bones,” “Without a Trace” on CBS, and ABC’s “The Nine.” He has also worked on numerous other popular shows, including “The West Wing” and “The Drew Carey Show.”

Adel holds a degree in Film Studies from UC Irvine and began his editing career while still in school. He built his own nonlinear editing system and did work on the side cutting Persian music videos and weddings. This portfolio helped him land a job at a well-established post house in southern California where he now uses the Avid DS Nitris system.

And, he continues to do special interest projects using Avid Xpress Pro software. Adel’s Special Guest presentation at WEVA EXPO 2006 was an unparalleled opportunity to see and learn from one of the contemporary pioneers in television editing.

About Wedding & Event Videographers Association International

The world's largest trade association for professional wedding & event videographers, WEVA International is dedicated to advancing the professional interests of videographers worldwide through continuing education, technical support, group benefits, advocacy committees and professional development training.

Membership also includes ongoing accreditation, marketing tools, industry resources and global networking at the annual Wedding & Event Video Expo the industry’s largest convention and trade show of the year.

For more information about WEVA membership benefits, including job opportunities through the ImageSpan program, Equipment and General Liability Insurance, Errors & Omissions Insurance, and the brand new Equipment Financing Program for WEVA members, contact the association at 941-923-5334 or email: info@weva.com

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