Meet Zed Saeed
COW Leaders : Zed SaeedCreative COW Magazine Writer, Web Writer, Contributing Editor
Zed Saeed serves as a Senior Post Production Consultant with DigitalFilm Tree in Los Angeles and New York. He specializes in film and HD editing, compositing and workflow design issues. Zed has served as a senior post-production consultant for Apple Computer and Oxygen Media on Final Cut Pro and digital workflow issues, and has worked with Media 100 and Adobe Systems on video related products.
Zed has also worked as an editor, producer, compositing artists and broadcast designer for Showtime Channels, Sundance Channels and ESPN Classics channel.
He has served on the faculty of New York University, Parsons School of Design, and New School University. Zed has written, produced and edited films and videos that have received awards and recognition by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the American Film Institute. Zed is also the author or coauthor of Final Cut Pro 2 Bible, After Effects 5 Bible, Final Cut Pro for Dummies, Final Cut Pro 4 Bible, and Apple-authorized Final Cut Pro courseware for Color Correction 101 and Film and HD Editing.
"I've been privileged to help create custom workflows for films including Cold Mountain, Full Frontal, Napoleon Dynamite, and The Forbidden Kingdom. I also helped design digital workflows for “Scrubs,” the first top-10 network show to be edited entirely in Final Cut Pro. Currently we also post WC’s Everybody Hates Chris, another all-digital TV show that is shot on the Viper digital camera.
"There have also been scores of smaller independent features that have given us every bit as much pride. We enjoy helping filmmakers achieve their visions, regardless of the size of their productions."
We look forward to what's coming next for Zed, and for the future of digital workflows built around Final Cut Pro.
Articles by Zed Saeed