John-Clay Burnett

CWVFF Speaker2014201520162017201820192020

John-Clay Burnett has enjoyed storytelling ever since he learned to talk! He grew up creating skits and short home videos and from 2001 to 2004 interned in the video department at Character First.

In 2005, John-Clay started ReelCast Productions and specializes in cinematography, editing, and color grading. He has been significantly involved with a number of award-winning Christian feature films including PolycarpBeyond the Mask, and I Can Only Imagine. He has also helped create several feature length documentaries such as Captivated, Awakened, and Wait Till It’s Free.

Desiring to inspire others to pursue this art in a God-glorifying way, John-Clay has been a teacher at multiple film workshops including the Lamplighter Guild 2012, MWCFA 2014-2016, and the Christian Worldview Film Festival 2014-2019.

John-Clay loves the Lord, his family, and creative storytelling. He is committed to communicating messages of truth with high quality visual media!

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2019 Workshops by John-Clay Burnett

  • Communicating With Color

    We’ve all had that moment when our footage looks terrible. Someone forgot to white balance, or there are multiple cameras that don’t match. Or maybe you just want the footage to look different for story purposes. The art of color grading helps fix problems, and when used strategically, it complements the story and creates a consistent look for the audience. This session will cover the overall process of color grading and the tools to use.

  • Movie Trailers 

    Over 60% of people rely on the trailer when deciding whether or not to see a film. So you don’t just need a good trailer, you need a great one! This session will cover practical ways to make a trailer that is visually interesting, isn’t confusing, and leaves people counting down the days to your film!

  • The Cutting Edge 

    Editing is more than knowing which buttons to push…it’s knowing when to push them. From cutting dialogue to creative scene transitions, we’ll discuss techniques that can enhance the journey for your audience.