Industry professionals from big names in the industry such as CMAC, Adobe, Windsong Productions and BLARE Media will be talking and answering your questions about video, photo, graphic/web design industry and technological trends in the industry.


Bryan Harley, Operations Manager CMAC


“Bryan Harley is the Operations Manager at CMAC.  CMAC is a non-profit community media center and television station located in downtown Fresno. Bryan oversees the day-to-day operations of CMAC including production, programming, training, facilities and broadcast operations. He is also the Vice President of Fresno Filmworks, a non-profit that presents the annual Fresno Film Festival and a monthly film series at The Tower Theatre. Bryan also co-organizes Swede Fest, a film festival that showcases local no-budget remakes of popular Hollywood movies.  Bryan has previously worked at Catalyst Marketing Company and FOX Sports.”

AnnMarie Baba, Senior Manager, Marketing Campaigns of Adobe

AnnMarie is a Senior Manager of Adobe Campaigns, focusing on the student segment and creating the next generation of creative professionals and enthusiasts. The student Make it with Creative Cloud campaign has won many industry awards, including best use of video in social media and best B to C campaign. Before joining Adobe, she worked with consumer brands like Norton and Apple, and has over 15 years of experience and accolades across marketing disciplines  including market research, product marketing, experiential marketing, digital and social media. Earlier in her career, AnnMarie was responsible for marketing research at a number of high technology companies servicing multiple sectors including Cisco, Sun Microsystems, and Applied Biosystems. AnnMarie received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

Byron Watkins, Partner/Creative Director of Windsong Productions

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As a director, it’s Byron’s job to see things that others don’t and anticipate entire stories before they unfold. Then he has to find the most compelling way to tell them. With his ad agency background, Byron is able to think on the fly and deliver great video for all of Windsong’s projects. His work has earned multiple national Telly Awards. Byron also hosts the Slick Rock Film Festival, an annual competition for middle and high school filmmakers in the San Joaquin Valley, and he’s the co-creator of The Germ, another filmmaking event. On top of all that, Byron is the founder of I Bike Fresno, a campaign that encourages people to ride their bikes in Fresno by focusing on the joy of biking.

Jason Wada, Post-Production Manager Blare Media

Jason Wada, named one of Fresno’s Most Eligible Singles of 2014, graduated from Fresno State’s Mass Communications & Journalism, Electronic Media program in 2009. After independently contracting video work through a number of clients, Jason was brought on board with Blare Media as Post-Production Manager in 2012. Since then, has been involved with pre- and post-production on more than 150 projects and independent films. From contributing to a nation-wide editing team for Electronic Gaming Monthly to wrangling data on-set for clients like Sun-Maid and McDonald’s, Jason quickly adopted the flexibility required for Blare Media’s fast-paced business.

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