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Pamela Svatos is a published video editor born and raised in Iowa City, and currently based in Los Angeles. As a dancer and musician turned video editor, Pamela has composed these three practices into an editorial talent that is choreographed into a visually harmonic sequence of movement. Upon her graduation at The New York Film Academy in New York City, Pamela set off to Los Angeles to first pursue her career in dance. After being surrounded by people in the film industry, Pamela realized how much she missed filmmaking. While at the Film Academy, Pamela excelled exceptionally in the edit bay and her perfectionist mind set loved the rush of making a deadline through the tedious task which comes with the editing process. So, she traded in her ballet slippers for a new Mac computer, and Final Cut Pro Studio.

Over the next three years, she worked her way up as a freelance video editor, editing videos for Simple Plan, Hoobastank, Sick Puppies, and UK sensations JLS, Lemar, and Alexandra Burke.

Her recent reputable accomplishments have been a Coca Cola commercial, "Open Happiness", JLS "The Club is Alive" charted number one video in the UK, and a probono job of editing and storyboard writing a 45 minute documentary called "Seattle Anesthesia Outreach: Black Lion Medical Expedition" which raised over $30,000 on the night of its premiere, to help save the souvreigned deteriorating Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which services a deficient third world country population of over 80 million people. The documentary continues to be a major cornerstone in SAO's fundraising efforts.


New York Film Academy, New York, NY

Diploma in Directing/Filmmaking


Film/Video Editor (03/09 - Present)


Los Angeles, CA

- Manage the post production process for music video and commercial director Frank Borin, including editing, some visual effects, organizing files into a project file, and transcoding.

- Reputable projects include:

     06.18.11 - Open Happiness

                            commercial                                                                                       Company: Coca Cola

     06.10.11 - I Missed You

                            Artist: Josh Radin

     05.04.11 - Jet Lag

                            Artist: Simple Plan Feat. Marie Mai (French)                                                                                         and Natasha Bedingfield (English)

     10.28.10 - If Only

                            Artist: Juke Kartel

     09.16.10 - Sick Puppies

                            Short Film                                                                                     Presented by: Frank Borin

     07.26.10 - Stay With Me

                            Artist: You Me at Six

     07.04.10 - The Club is Alive

                            Artist: JLS

     05.13.10 - Rosie

                            Artist: Daisy Dares You

Editor/Writer/Composer (2/01/11 - 5/28/11)

Green Dog Films

Los Angeles, CA

Seattle Anesthesia Outreach: Black Lion Medical Expedition


Editor (08/15/12)

Directed by Joan Pla

Vendetta Experience


Artist: Allon feat. Nelly Castillo


Final Cut Pro 7.0.3, Color 1.5, Motion 4, HTML Coding, Dancer (22 years of professional training in Ballet, Jazz, and Tap), Dance Choreography, Music Composition, Elite Music Reading (course credited), Vocalist in a select award winning choir for 6 years, called the Iowa City Chamber Choir (listen to recordings taken from live concert performances under "Portfolio" - "Music"), Writing, Human Resources, Paralegal.

     02.03.10 - Odd One

                            Artist: Sick Puppies

     02.01.10 - Hypertronic Superstar

                            Artist: The New Cities

     12.11.09 - Broken Heels

                            Artist: Alexandra Burke

     10.05.09 - So Close, So Far

                            Artist: Hoobastank

     10.03.09 - Weight of the World

                            Artist: Lemar

     07.01.09 - City Won't Sleep

                            Artist: Steve Appleton

     07.01.09 - Solaris

                            Artist: Elliot Minor

     03.21.09 - Discover (Why the Love Hurts)

                            Artist: Elliot Minor

Editor (12/05/11)

Directed by Dave Garcia

Kombine Media

Steelo: 4 God 4 Love 4 Dance

Please E-Mail Pam at for password to link

Pam's Top 11 Favorite Music Videos of All TIme

1 |Marie Mai - Mentir

2 |Jay Z - 99 Problems

3 |Goo Goo Dolls - Here is Gone

4 |En Vogue - Free Your Mind

5 |Britney Spears - Till the World Ends

6 |Beyonce - Why Don't You Love Me

7 |Janet Jackson - All Nite Don't Stop

8 |Eminem - Not Afraid

9 |Beastie Boys - Sure Shot

10 |OK Go - This Too Shall Pass

11 |The New Up - Bitch

Steven Spielberg Announces Jurassic Park 4 at Comicon 2011

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Yes, I am listening to that unforgettable melody on repeat as I put together this article. I suggest you do the same while reading it (link provided by clicking on the doo's).


You may experience side effects such as little tiny lumps all of your body called "goose bumps", and Jurafastimetravelic - stage 4 (a disease which causes you to obsess about time traveling into the future just to see Jurassic Park 4).

Steven Spielberg has revealed at the San Diego Comicon that Jurassic Park 4 has a writer, and is in development...

A few days ago, director Joe Johnston, on the promotional campaign for his latest film Captain America, mentioned that he may be taking up the reins on the Jurassic Park franchise, and even hinted that his involvement may herald a new trilogy of dinosaur-themed movies.

"We are in discussions about Jurassic Park 4," Johnston told Screen Rant. "The most important thing I can tell you is that it starts a new trilogy that will go off in a different direction - a completely different direction that is very exciting, and different from anything we've seen."

Over at the San Diego Comic-Con, meanwhile, Steven Spielberg's been promoting his own forthcoming movie, which is, of course, Tintin. While on the discussion panel talking about that film, the topic of conversation turned to the JP franchise, and Spielberg has officially announced that Jurassic Park 4 is, indeed, on the way, and that it already has a writer attached. He further stated that they had a story in mind, and that the film will be with us in the next two or three years.

It's little more than a news snippet for now, admittedly, but for the inner child in us who loves nothing more than to watch big dinosaurs breaking things, we're more than a little excited about this prospect.

Article courtesy of Ryan Lambie at

Final Cut Pro X Has Now Been Released

Here Are Pam's Thoughts:

"I am tired of people asking me what I think of FCP X. It doesn't matter what I think. What matters is what you think. I am also tired of people focusing on the negatives of FCP X. We already know what it can't do. So, lets be positive, and focus on what it CAN do. Maybe, we'll come to find that the new FCP has more and better things to offer than what we presumed."

- Michael Horton, President of LA Final Cut Pro User Group

Although I already heard many things about the new Final Cut X, that LAFCPUG July 27th meeting at the Gallery Theatre was the first time I had actually seen it. Upon first sight, my two thoughts were "Holy sh** that looks nothing like FCP" and "Oh, it's iMovie." Come to find, those are the thoughts going through every FCP user, upon first glance (maybe some with an exclamation point, instead of the swearing)

FCPUG has been trying to branch out from FCP, and be more about editing systems in general. Over the past 6th months, they have been covering all there is to know about AVID. However, when the new FCP X was released, it was evident and imperative that they go back to FCP, and focus on their first mission to educate editors all there is to know about FCP. At the July meeting, Michael Horton announced that FCP X is now on their syllabus over the next year.

Most of the things ... well, all of the things I heard from my fellow FCP users were negative comments about what FCP can't do anymore. Well, I have great news for you FCP users. It turns out the FCP X actually CAN do most of the imperative things that you presume it can't. You just don't understand its new vocabulary, therefore you don't know how to use it. FCP still has most of the same options, the words and keyboard shortcuts have just changed. For example: "Keyboard Layout" is now called "Commands", "Match Frame" is now called "Reveal in Events Browser", and "Add Edit" is now actually called "Blade" (which is a bit confusing since the blade tool was previously used to make a cut)

The first FCP X meeting also revealed that FCP is trying to be more like AVID. For example, now each sequence is called a "project" and saves into the preferred scratch disk as a project. Therefore, all of the clips that used to be organized into your project browser, is now mimicked and pulled straight from your scratch disk's project file folder. What does this mean? No more reconnecting media every time you open your project on a different computer, and most importantly, constant workflow through a NETWORK of editors. This is one of the huge things FCP used to lack, compared to AVID.

Although I have come to find FCP X is not as bad as its rep, there are still missing elements that have caused FCP X to be considered less-than-ready for the daily tasks currently tackled by Final Cut Pro 7. Some of these elements are merely temporary missing features that can be added later. Unfortunately, there is word going around from FCP tutors that there are some elements in the inherent design of the FCP X application which prevents potential future updates that are adequate in making FCP X more advanced than your typical, over the counter editing system.

Returning to another bright note, Apple should be commended for one thing by President Obama himself: They have just created a TON of jobs for FCP tutors.

A lot of us are frightened. Now we have to take the time to learn FCP X, or a new editing system. We have to sacrifice the precious time we would have used to be working on a project. However, as all editors should know, our field is an endless learning experience. This change is a great opportunity to use it as a motivational tool to keep learning new things in the post production world.

Now, if you are nerdy enough to have read this far into the article, here is the answer to the question I'm sure has been on your mind: Am I going to go head first into FCP X or move on? ...

I am going to keep using FCP 7, until I've seen what upgrades FCP X comes out with, and wait until the fog clears up to see what everyone else is doing. However, thank you AVID for your 30 day free trial. It's a time to be motivated to learn new things. So, I am going to learn all there is to know about AVID, that way I am prepared with options when the time has come to make a final decision.

If you don't want to spend a ridiculous amount of money learning about FCP X, and want to see the application for yourself, LA Final Cut Pro User Group meets every last Wednesday of the month from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. in the Gallery Theater at Barnsdall Arts Park. There is a $5 door charge, and you get 2 tickets for their Famous Raffle held at the end of every meeting. The give aways are INCREDIBLE! For more information about LAFCPUG, please visit

Seattle Anesthesia Outreach Presents "Black Lion Medical Expedition" a Documentary by Jason Gurvitz and Pamela Svatos

Seattle Anesthesia Outreach is a volunteer program through Swedish Hospital in Seattle, Washington. Their mission is to provide support for the improvement of medical care in developing areas of the world with particular emphasis on anesthesia and peri-operative services. SAO has no religious affiliation

In February of this year, SAO completed its first mission to Ethiopia. This was the first of what they hope will be a long term relationship with the Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa. This hospital is the teaching institution for medical students and residents of the Addis Ababa University Medical School.

As part of the mission they brought 8 tons of medical equipment, including 8 anesthesia machines, as well as monitors for the operating rooms (OR's) and the post anesthesia care unit (PACU). This shipment was delivered gratis by Ethiopian Airlines and the Boeing Corporation.

A total of 24 people participated in the mission over a 4 week period, including anesthesiologists, obstetricians, a pediatric surgeon, OR nursing staff and technicians, as well as obstetrical nurses, PACU nurses, anesthesia technicians, and biomedical engineering personnel.

Their major achievements on this mission were the following:

- Established an obstetric anesthesia service and trained the anesthesiologists and residents in the use of epidurals for labor and caesarian section.

- Previously, the hospital had no recovery room and so patients were sent from even major surgery direct to the wards. They built a new, state of the art PACU to monitor patients after surgery and ensure that they are stable before they return to the wards. This will make a major impact on reducing post-operative morbidity and mortality and also help streamline surgical services for the hospital. They also provided training for the newly dedicated PACU nursing staff.

- Installed the new anesthesia machines and monitors in the OR's and trained the staff in their use, as well as providing training to the bio-engineering department on maintenance for this equipment.

Upon their return, they installed the new anesthesia machines and monitors in the OR's and trained the staff in their use, as well as providing training to the bio-engineering department on maintenance for this equipment.

The event will be held at The Mountaineers at Magnusson Park on Saturday May 21st, at 7pm.

As part of the proceedings SAO will show Seattle Anesthesia Outreach: Black Lion Medical Expedition, a documentary of their February mission to Ethiopia by filmmaker Jason Gurvitz, who accompanied us through our entire stay in Addis, and Pamela Svatos, the editor who pieced together thier experience into a story.

Scott Campbell at Gallery 1988: Great Showdowns (2011) and Crazy for Cult Series

Scott Campbell (Scott C) is a maker of paintings, illustrations, comics, kid's books and video games. He studied illustration at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, focusing on comic and children's book illustration. Soon after graduating, he began at Lucas Learning as concept artist on children's video games. Four years later, he joined Double Fine productions as Art Director on such games as the critically acclaimed Psychonauts and Brutal Legend. Alongside this career in games, he has published numerous comics and created paintings that have appeared in galleries and publications around the world. Some of his most notable projects include the GREAT SHOWDOWNS series, "Igloo Head and Tree Head" series, Double Fine Action Comics, Hickee Comics, the Zombie In Love children's book, and Psychonauts and Brutal Legend with Double Fine Productions. Scott lives in New York City.

Scott is apart of the famous annual art exhibit "Crazy 4 Cut" which is held at Gallery 1988, and features 100 great artists who's primary work is dedicated to illustrating unforgettable visuals dervied from from cult classic films.

Please check out Scott's website at

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