Workshops will take place at COMFORT INN & SUITES located at 7737 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919.

All workshops are free and open to the public.



Sunday, Sept. 15 • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kevin Strahm

Kevin Strahm started out professionally in sound working for Marriott International in Chicago, IL and was an audio video technician with them for 13 years. During that time he earned an ‘Expert’ audio visual certification from MVP, a training organization for Marriott based in Houston Texas. When he moved to the South he worked in sports media mixing audio for the Charlotte Hornets basketball and Checkers hockey organizations, and also mixed live sound for bands and DJs at a popular fusion venue. He then studied Digital Film and Television at the Art Institute of Charlotte and it was there he began working with filmmakers and production companies in the area and launched his freelance sound mixer career. Now based in Savannah, GA, he is a member of IATSE Local 491, an FCC licensed motion picture and TV radio operator, as well as an associate member of Cinema Audio Society, CAS. For the past few years he’s worked on a variety of projects from independent feature films to episodic television, commercials, and has traveled around the world working as a friendly, knowledgeable and hard working sound mixer. His many credits include working on the films “Sully” and “The Peanut Butter Falcon”.


Making Your First Feature

Sunday, Sept. 15 • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Myles Matsuno

Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Myles Matsuno focuses on developing meaningful stories that carry out strong messages through visual aesthetics. For him, everything he creates comes down to two final factors: The audience and moments. Having led efforts for ABC Los Angeles in Technical Directing shows such as The Academy Awards, Dancing with the Stars, CMA awards, and more, at the same time gaining recognition for his films that bring honest and inspiring messages through his directing and writing. His works have been shown on television, theaters, and festivals winning awards throughout the country. His latest works include a feature titled “Christmas in July”, a documentary titled “First to Go: Story of the Kataoka Family”, and an online series titled “We’re The People”.