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Team

Martin Heller

Chairman

Martin Heller, Ph.D., is a technologist, writer, photographer and musician with 30 years of experience in the software industry. Prior to being elected Chairman of Tubifi he was CEO. Before joining Tubifi, he was a VP at Alpha Software.

 

Martin has led several software startups. He was an independent consultant for 25 years. Concurrent with his other activities, Martin has written columns, features, reviews, and blog posts for major tech magazines and sites, including InfoWorld, Byte, and Windows Magazine, and has written half a dozen books on software.

Ian Brower

Chief Creative Officer & Co-Founder

Ian has over 30 years of experience in advertising. His career has taken him from Johannesburg to London, Brussels, and Dublin, where he was Executive Creative Director of Ogilvy & Mather. During that time he has worked on many large global accounts, including, amongst many others, BMW, Swatch, Perrier, Vodafone, Cadbury, Kraft International, Ford and Barclays Bank. His work has won many globally recognized awards, including, Clios, Sharks, Loeries and at the New York and Cannes festivals. But perhaps his most important campaign was done for a referendum in South Africa, which proved to be the first step towards dismantling apartheid. His writing has not been confined to advertising, having contributed to two photographic books, both on football in Africa. 

Michael Phillips

Product Owner

Michael Phillips is an award winning filmmaker, producer, editor, and industry technologist. Michael’s contributions to the industry have been for the co-invention and design of Avid’s Media Composer, Film Composer, and Symphony product lines, which offer professional digital online and offline editing and finishing earning him a 1994 Academy Award® for Scientific and Engineering Achievement from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In 1999, Michael and Avid were rewarded with an Oscar® for their continued efforts in enhancing and developing the Avid Film Composer. That same year, Michael was recognized with a Massachusetts Innovator of the year Award.

 

He has also worked in the film industry as a camera operator, sound recorder, and film editor, regularly consulting with independent producers and directors in managing the post-production for feature films using digital technologies. His producing and editing credits include, “Johnny Slade’s Greatest Hits”, “Patriots”, “Jack in the Box” for editing, and “Leon (The Professional), “Milk” “and award winning documentary “Cinematographer Style” for digital post consultation and supervision.

 

Michael has lectured around the world on the ever changing nature of digital processes, spoken at industry forums, and conducted workshops on digital post-production. He co-wrote the book “Digital Filmmaking, The Changing Art Form of Making Movies,” published by Focal Press. He has been awarded over 10 patents from the United States Patent Office for digital synchronization of picture and sound and other editing technologies pertaining to 24 frame editing, as well as compositing, interactive media (transmedia), and surround sound. Michael has pending patents for foreign distribution platforms, verbal logging interfaces, and metadata synchronization for double system workflows.