THE HUMANS BEHIND

THE TECHNOLOGY

CALL US IDEALISTIC, CALL US CRAZY, BUT DON'T CALL US NAIVE.

We know for a fact that our passion for storytelling is what makes us unique in this world of servers and shared storage and we couldn't be more proud of that. As we work alongside you to create video content, we remain confident that the solution isn't to add more technical complexity to the process, it's to add more humanity.

WHAT DRIVES US.

Our core values are heartbeat of who we are and the framework for the decisions we make. They both anchor us and give life to possibility. Watch out, they're contagious.

  • 01

    CURIOSITY

    We believe in challenging assumptions and the status quo.

  • 02

    EMPATHY

    We believe LumaForge brings a human element to an IT issue.

  • 03

    INTEGRITY

    We believe in doing what we say we're going to do.

  • 04

    POSSIBILITY

    We believe in doing what others say can't be done.

  • 05

    INCLUSION

    We believe everyone deserves to tell their story.

WHAT MAKES US HUMAN:

  • Josh Minney

    CEO
    Josh Minney is a leader in bringing innovative products to market through strategic partnerships with top brands. He has raised several rounds of capital for his respective ventures, developed lasting relationships with his investors and created organizational cultures that experience high growth with extremely low turnover. Josh’s ability to leverage community influencers to increase brand value in e-commerce and enterprise technology led to the successful exit of his previous company in 2014. Josh holds a B.A. in International Affairs from Northeastern University.

  • Sam Mestman

    Founder
    Sam Mestman is one of the leading experts for professional video workflow in media and entertainment, pioneering workflows for video departments across the world and teaching them to thrive in the face of ever-evolving technological requirements. He began his career as a professional editor and colorist, working on hundreds of shorts, features, web series and media content for companies such as Apple, ESPN, Glee and Break Media. He then transitioned into high end workflow integration and training, building installations and teaching video departments for companies such as DirecTV, Ted Talks, Swiss TV, Warner Brothers, and Google, to name a few. He is also the founder of We Make Movies, the world’s first community funded production company that is responsible for hundreds of original productions since 2009. Sam holds a B.A. in Film Production from New York University.

  • Eric Altman

    CTO

  • Krysta Masciale

    CMO
    Krysta Masciale is a seasoned brand strategist and thought leader on brand culture and communications. In her prior leadership role, she was CEO of Los Angeles based brand agency B!G DEAL BRANDING which led the way in strategic design and messaging for both small creative organizations and multi-billion dollar corporations. The result of her work led her clients to experience an increase of revenue as high as 147% within six months of their rebrand. Krysta holds a B.A. in Integrated Marketing and Communications from Wichita State University and a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University.

  • Kayla Garza

    Office Coordinator

  • Raibar Chener

    Senior Workflow Engineer

  • Loren Mally

    Account Executive

  • JJ Powell

    Account Executive

  • Tyler Heron

    Graphic Designer

  • Dash Scarborough

    Lead Software Engineer

  • Jake Schwartz

    Lead Software Engineer

  • Gergana Angelova

    Dir. Customer Experience
    Gergana Angelova is a leader in architecting customer experiences that increase the video editor’s ability to operate more efficiently. In her prior roles, she has been a post production supervisor and the head of the editing department at Nu Boyana Film Studios in Bulgaria where she led 12 team members through hundreds of video projects. In 2016, she was presented with the “Best Editor” award by 48Film Festival for her work on the film Insight. As a thought leader and active participant in the film industry, she was invited by TEDxNBU to give a presentation on Professional Happiness, a philosophy she applies to her approach with the LumaForge customer experience.

  • Sean Humphries

    Customer Experience Technician

  • Patrick Southern

    Lead Editor & Producer
    Patrick Southern has been editing for 12 years, working for companies like National Geographic, A&E, Smithsonian Channel, Riot Games and Lifetime Movie Network. His work on the film “Challenger Disaster: The Lost Tapes,” won Patrick an Emmy (2016). As the Lead Editor & Producer at LumaForge, he provides countless hours of content for fellow editors to stay on the bleeding edge of the industry. His presence in the editing community has made him a trusted collaborator with nonlinear editing giants Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, and DaVinci Resolve. Patrick holds a B.S. in Mass Communication and Media Studies.

  • JOIN THE TEAM

WE WORK FOR THE BEST

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CUSTOMIZING A VIDEO WORKFLOW FOR YOUR TEAM,

CALL US AT 818.741.2858