DVcreators.net launched in 1998. A decade and hundreds of thousands of happy customers later, DVcreators.net is widely considered the world’s finest digital video training company, and we’ve helped most Fortune 1000 companies, most network and cable television channels, most major universities, most branches of government, and all kinds of independent producers master the art of leading edge digital video creation.
Our mission: To help you improve the quality of your digital video projects and workflow.
We accomplish our mission by providing:
Clear, to-the-point, expert training on every aspect of the digital video creation process- from shooting aesthetics and lighting through editing, post-production visuals and audio, and delivery on the internet, broadcast and disc. We specialize in helping you achieve spectacular, world-class quality results from inexpensive gear.
Our teaching philosophy is revolutionary- the exact opposite of our competition. Where they show tools, we show techniques- and the tools in context. Where they cover software features, we focus on creating great projects. Where they cover theory, we cover reality.
We have led free seminars and fee-based, hands-on workshops to tens of thousands of enlightened students in 60 cities in five countries around the world over the last decade. We also do custom, private training and consulting for organizations like Apple, Canon, Chiat/Day, CNN, Warner Brothers, Cartoon Network and many more.
DVcreators.net workshops have been the highest rated and best attended at industry trade shows. Our products have received the highest ratings possible in reviews. We are also chosen by the industry leaders- Apple, Artbeats, Canon, discreet, HP, Intel, Lowel, Tiffen and many others when they need the world’s top digital video experts for important trade shows, special tours and training events.
We believe this website is a great starting point for finding answers to your questions about digital video.
Our new forums are a great place to ask questions.
Our free DV Revolution Report brings you valuable advice, tips and info once a month right to your email inbox, helping you learn new tricks and techniques, troubleshoot your system, and keep up to date on the latest technologies, trends and tools.
Several years ago, we spun off our reseller division into the very capable hands of Guy Cochran, one of the world’s top video experts. It has become a separate company, DVeStore.com, although we share a website and help each other out often!
A Brief History of DVcreators.net
In 1998 Josh Mellicker became one of the first three people in the world outside Texas Instruments Labs to capture video through Firewire. “Wow! This is going to change things!”
In February of 1999, DVcreators.net was contacted by Apple for the important mission of helping launch their professional video application division, starring Final Cut Pro. Josh received a beta of FCP 1.0, making him one of the first people (outside the dev team) to edit with FCP. (Here is the very first free Final Cut Pro seminar tour, led by Josh.)
In April of 1999, the world’s first Final Cut Pro training product, Final Cut Pro Powerstart, was released alongside Final Cut Pro 1.0 at NAB. This was to be the only FCP training product on the market for almost 9 months. Apple bought thousands to train their own staff on the program.
On Saturday, May 1, 1999, Josh hosted the world’s first Final Cut Pro users group meeting at Promax Systems in Irvine, CA.
Shortly thereafter, DVcreators.net launched the world’s first Final Cut Pro focused website, finalcutpro411.net.
In the summer and fall of 1999, Josh was chosen by Apple to introduce Final Cut Pro to the U.S. with several free seminar tours and two interactive CD-ROMs. Josh also consulted with Apple on marketing materials and trained Apple development executives on presenting FCP.
DVcreators.net also launched coast-to-coast 3-day workshops, called “The DV Revolution” starring Final Cut Pro. These workshops were heavily promoted by Apple and sold out quickly. To this day the DV Revolution Workshops remain the most successful digital moviemaking courses in history.
In 2001, Apple once again entrusted DVcreators.net with a critically important mission- running Apple’s first-ever hands-on training lab on the floor of the NAB show in 2001. It was such a resounding success there was a stampede each morning when the show opened to get tickets for the day’s events.
Over the next several years, DVcreators.net and Apple worked together to present digital video training workshops in 60 cities in 5 countries.
In 2003, DVcreators.net put on the biggest digital video free seminar tour in history, with over 160 events across the U.S., sponsored by Canon, Intel, Pinnacle, discreet, Lowel, SmartSound, Artbeats and others.
In 2004, Josh Mellicker was chosen as the world’s top video production expert for the very prestigious Conference Chair of the NAB Production Conference.
Since then, we have been busy producing more self-paced training and software, and have a few major secret multi-year projects in the labs, so stay tuned!
Photos from over the years
Josh and Guy from DVcreators.net, the world’s top Final Cut Pro experts, are chosen to lead MacWorld’s Final Cut Pro Power Tools Conference.
DVcreators.net attracts huge crowds at DV Expo showing the secrets of turning a digital Canon camcorder into a film camera. Okay, not really a film camera. Just looking like film on the monitor. What are the secrets? Find out on DV Enlightenment!
DVcreators.net is chosen by the elite unit at Warner Bros. to consult on workflow for re-editing the TV show “Friends” in HD. Guy Cochran says “The fun part was seeing footage from top secret future Warner Bros. films and TV shows!”
DVcreators.net is the only training company to have been chosen by Apple to teach with the creator of Final Cut Pro, Randy Ubillios, at NAB, the world’s most important video industry trade show, in a special collaboration between Apple and DVcreators.net.
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