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The BuZZ for October 26

This week’s episode of Creative
Planet’s Digital Production BuZZ
– the world’s only talk radio for
Digital Production, Post Production and Distribution – is full of great
information and entertainment, as usual.

We’ll start
off by talking  with  Composer Shawn Clement who’s work
encompasses Film, Television and games. Shawn composed for reality
television before the genre was well established and most recently
completed the score for Ubisoft’s game “Open Season”.

After our popular “Pick our
Brains” segment we’ll be off to NAB New York live with Scott Sheppard.

After the break, we’ll be on the phone with Steve Wright, a 20-year veteran of
visual effects production with more than 70 TV commercial and 60 movie
credits. We’ll be talking about the process of digital effects and
digital intermediate workflows.

And finally, in our “BuZZ in Depth” segment we’ll talk in detail
about the Adobe’s attitude to the Mac with the release of Soundbooth.

Creative Planet’s Digital Production BuZZ is live 6-7 pm Pacific
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Adobe releases Soundbooth as public beta

Adobe Systems introduced the public beta of Adobe Soundbooth
at the MAX 2006 Adobe user conference in Las Vegas. Soundbooth is
designed for editing audio and fixing common audio flaws using
visually-oriented tools. However what it establishes clearly is that
Adobe has never been planning to “abandon the Mac” with two new Mac
applications in the last year. The release of Lightbox and Soundbooth
give some credibility to rumors that Adobe are planning to bring the
whole Production Suite to Intel Macs in a future release. (Note, rumor
only.)

Soundbooth will be part of the next release of the Adobe Production
Suite while Audition becomes a stand alone audio application available
separate from the bundled suite. It has been designed from the group up
to deliver high-quality sound to web and video workflows. It features
tight integration with Macromedia Flash and Adobe Premiere Pro so that
users of those applications can easily remove noise from recordings,
polish voiceovers, and customize music to fit a production.

Soundbooth’s basic feature set, for two track audio, allows video
and Web designers to record new dialog tracks, sound effects or other
audio assets or transform existing audio files with sample-accurate
tools that cut, copy, paste, fade, stretch, and add effects. Soundbooth
also provides tools that fix common flaws in audio recordings and
streamlined mastering tools to clarify vocals and polish files after
editing.

Creative professionals can use Soundbooth to easily import audio
assets from Adobe Premiere Pro for precision editing and to add music.
Creating animation cues for use in Flash is also fast and efficient
with the ability to lay down markers that can be exported as XML and
then used with Actionscript in Flash.

The public beta of Adobe Soundbooth for Intel-based Macintosh and
Windows is now available as a free download. A ‘first
glimpse’ preview of Soundbooth is available
at CreativeCOW.net written by Associate Director, Tim Wilson.

Adobe’s intentions with Lightbox and Soundbooth will be the subject
of the BuZZ in Depth as part of Creative Planet’s Digital Production
BuZZ show for October 26th. Join us live 6-7 pm
Pacific time and participate in the chat, review the commentary in the archive
or subscribe in iTunes.

The BuZZ Podcast for October 19

This week’s episode of Creative
Planet’s Digital Production BuZZ
– the world’s only talk radio for
Digital Production, Post Production and Distribution – is full of great
information and entertainment, as usual.


We’ll start off by talking  with  Robert Monaghan, owner of
Glue Tools, the company that
makes the Cineon and DPX QuickTime
components that enable Digital Intermediate and Effects workflows to
communicate with editing software.

Between interviews we’ll have a double session of our popular “Pick our
Brains” segment.

After the break, we’ll be on the phone with Ben Waggoner, Program
Manager of the Microsoft Codec Team who will be updating us on the
latest Windows Media  codecs, new options for increasing codec
efficiency and a new audio codec.

And finally, in our “BuZZ in Depth” segment we’ll talk in detail
about the Google purchase of YouTube.

Creative Planet’s Digital Production BuZZ is live 6-7 pm Pacific
Time. Join
the Show Live
, listen to, or download an episode from the archives or subscribe to the
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The BuZZ Podcast for October 12

This week’s episode of Creative¬†Planet’s Digital Production BuZZ – the world’s only talk radio for Digital Production, Post Production and Distribution – is full of great information and entertainment, as usual.

We’ll start off by talking former DP/¬† Gaffer/ Effects Technician turned independent software vendor, Ben Aein, President of Red Lightning Software, maker of DV Monitor.

Between interviews we’ll have a double session of our popular “Pick our Brains” segment.

After the break, we’ll be on the phone with Larry Atlas, writer and director of “The Onyx Project”, a short film starring David Strathairn. Released on DVD The Onyx Project lets users explore the film’s 400 scenes in a nonlinear format.

And finally, in our “BuZZ in Depth” segment we’ll talk in detail about the Google purchase of YouTube.

Creative Planet’s Digital Production BuZZ is live 6-7 pm Pacific Time. Join the Show Live, listen to, or download an episode from the archives or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes or off the website.

The BuZZ Podcast for October 5

This week’s episode of Creative
Planet’s Digital Production BuZZ
– the world’s only talk radio for
Digital Production, Post Production and Distribution – is full of great
information and entertainment, as usual.

We’ll start
off by talking with composing duo Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner,
who have composed music and lyrics for Broadway-  Secondhand Lions – for Disney’s
upcoming Cinderella III 
and, most unforgivingly, the theme for Folgers Happy Morning.

We’ll be back with Frank Jonen and our  monthly feature –  Product Insight. This month Frank
leads us through FrameCycler Pro and SpeedGrade DI/OnSet,  followed by our
regular “Pick our Brains” segment.

After the break, we’ll be on the phone with Tara Veneruso – Director
& Editor at Flaming Angel Films
about DVD 101 for Editors: what to put on your own edit reel and how to
make it, as well as how to create simple DVD “dubs” of your work in
progress for client review.

And finally, in  our “BuZZ in Depth” segment we’ll talk in detail
about  9 key factors affecting the future of our industry.

Creative Planet’s Digital Production BuZZ is live 6-7 pm Pacific
Time. Join
the Show Live
, listen to, or download an episode from the archives or subscribe to the
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