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David Semel: From 'Heroes' to 'American Horror Story'

Credit: FXCredit: FXBefore he directed episodes of Hemlock Grove, American Horror Story, Homeland, and CSI, David Semel was a Los Angeles film student just trying to gain experience. Interning for free on a small indie film, Semel got his first real exposure to post-production by lying his way into the editing room.

True Colors: Parke Gregg

Directors and cinematographers focus on how to tell their story, but it’s people like Parke Gregg who ensure that the visual details of a film work in tandem with the director’s vision. Gregg, a self-taught colorist who’s now co-founder of the video post-production studio

Good Taste: Christian Remde

A New Year’s resolution changed Christian Remde’s life, but let’s starts at the beginning. Remde spent the first 15 years of his career bouncing from San Francisco to New York to Los Angeles and back again, taking on a delightful mish-mash of jobs ranging from directing corporate spots for companies like Verizon, Blackberry, and Citigroup to designing DVD menus for films including Kill Bill, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, and Finding Nemo.

Catch Me If You Can: David Freid

Last year, millions of viewers switched their televisions to MTV to tune into the weekly docudrama Catfish. The show, which is currently in its second season, follows the online relationships of an unsuspecting victim who has fallen in love with a “catfish,” a person who creates a false identity online and pretends to be someone they are not.

Laugh Factory: Michael Schaubach

CollegeHumor’s goal may be to tickle your funny bone, but in the editing room, it’s anything but fun and games. Churning out between five and 12 videos per week, the comedy megabrand’s site brings in more than 15 million unique users every month, while its original material garners more than 100 million monthly views.

Lock it Up: Jeffrey Hart

If you ask Jeffrey Hart about his background as a camera operator and editor, he’ll tell you that he’s been doing it for as long as he can remember. “I’ve enjoyed bringing ideas to life and telling stories since I was about five years old. I’ve always had a passion for playing with cameras and lights,” he says.

Rough Cut: Hunter M. Via

If you’re helplessly addicted to The Walking Dead, Hunter Via is probably to blame. Responsible for slicing out everything but the absolute essentials, Via works with show creators from the first day of shooting through the last day of post-production to figure out the more effective ways to use footage, digital effects, and background music to enhance a show’s story arc.

Sequence Supervisor

A single visual effects sequence is often the work of dozens of artists, all contributing assets through processes of motion tracking, match moving, compositing, lighting, and animation. It is the role of the sequence supervisor to ensure that the work of each artist comes together seamlessly, producing a polished, finished product.

Time Warner

Time Warner is among the world’s largest media companies, with literally hundreds of business entities in areas such as film, television, print publication, and video games.

Entertainment Journalist

Entertainment journalists cover the news and events within the industries of film, television, music, live events, video games, and others. They dig up the stories of the latest Hollywood developments and follow the progress of next year’s major game releases, all for the anxious fans and enthusiasts who clamor for more. A great writer becomes an authority on the entertainment industry, a trusted source of information and insight.