FotoMagico Makes "Picture Perfect" Storytelling Magic

by Cara -

Recognized with over 28 national awards for excellence in video editing and production, including 14 first place awards from the Broadcast Education Association, John Woody knows a thing or two about making "video magic." With extensive video production and management credentials, including manager of program development at The Learning Channel, John has produced nationally recognized television programs and video productions for top corporations, among the likes of Merck & Co., Inc., MillerCoors, and ESPN. An accomplished videographer, editor, digital compositor, and Apple Distinguished Educator, John looks to our very own FotoMagico in the classroom and professional studio to achieve storytelling magic.

John has always balanced his professional career with his love for educaiton. A recently retired Professor of Media Arts and Design at James Madison University, a school heavily involved with the post-production industry, John often shared his professional experiences, and video editing tips and techniques with his students. His style of teaching involved posting real-life scenarios to his students, and providing them with the tools and skills needed to produce professional quality work as quickly and efficiently as possible. "I told my students all the time, if you really want to create a cool and dynamic background, slap some photos together in FotoMagico, put it back into Final Cut and then blur the hell out of it. To me, it is truly the ultimate animated background generator," comments John.

Aside from teaching FotoMagico to hundreds of eager post-production students, John also puts the stellar software to use in his professional work for quick results. "To me, FotoMagico is the best tool to really develop stills in motion... beautiful pictures in motion. This is a tool that I will always go back to... if I have a story that needs to be told, and images to do so, FotoMagico delivers."

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