Heath McKnight is an accomplished writer, filmmaker and Final Cut Pro X editor, having edited numerous films, TV shows and videos. This blog is dedicated to writing about Final Cut Pro X and digital film and video production. Heath has also written several production and FCP/FCP X workflows for Digital Media Net. Heath also writes for Videomaker magazine, and has written for Screen Rant (movie news is his passion). In the past, he was Senior Writer at TopTenREVIEWS, an online technology review site, that specializes in consumer electronics and Apple hardware and software. He co-wrote and contributed to two best-selling HD production books from VASST and currently blogs at Advanced Iron (he’s a big Iron Man fan; he posts movie news under “Metal Head”) and DVInfo.
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As a filmmaker and video producer, he has written, produced and directed several short and feature films under his production company banner, MPS Digital Studios. His most recent efforts are 9:04 AM, a feature film that was in the 2007 Palm Beach International Film Festival (where he won a filmmaker award) and the 2009 Delray Beach Film Festival, and Hellevator, a short film written by comic book legend David Michelinie. You can see 9:04 AM here, and many of his short films on YouTube. Visit his IMDb page to learn more about the projects he’s worked on.
As a producer, he’s been involved with many short and feature films, most notably the feature film December, starring the late Jeff MacKay. This was his last role. Heath was also lead instructor at the Palm Beach Film School for over three years, where he taught directing and cinematography, and supervised over 125 student film shoots. He founded the Palm Beach Film Society, which puts on the Voices of Local Film at the Palm Beach International Film Festival, spotlighting local South Florida and Treasure Coast filmmakers.
Prior to the Palm Beach Film School, Heath worked as a Creative Services Producer and an Editor at WPTV NewsChannel 5 (NBC), as well as several other TV stations in Palm Beach County and Orlando.
Heath graduated from Florida Atlantic University with two Bachelor Degrees, Communications (Media Studies/Film and Video) and Arts and Humanities, and a Film/TV/Video degree from Palm Beach State College, where he cut his teeth in filmmaking on 16mm film and video.