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Digital Production Buzz — Dec. 29, 2011

  • 2011 Year in Review!!
  • Technology
  • Employment
  • Gadgets
  • Labor
  • Legal
  • Music
  • Trends to Watch for 2012
  • From all your Buzz favorites!

GUESTS: Philip Hodgetts, Jessica Sitomer, Ned Soltz, Jonathan Handel, Bruce Nazarian, and Cirina Catania

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We have an amazing year-end show for you this week! Join Larry Jordan and Michael Horton as they look back at 2011 with:

Philip Hodgetts, CEO, Intelligent Assistance

Philip Hodgetts, President of Intelligent Assistance returns to the BuZZ for our annual look back at the past year and his patented crystal ball prognostications looking forward to what we can expect in technology for 2012. Philip has an expert’s eye for marketing, distribution and digital technology. You’ll want to hear what he has to say.

Jessica Sitomer, President, The Greenlight Coach

2011 was a tough year for many who were struggling to get jobs in the entertainment industry. But if you were listening in to Jessica Sitomer, President, The Greenlight Coach, you caught some valuable advice about how to get and keep a job. On this week’s BuZZ, Jessica talks about employment in 2011 and what to expect for 2012.

Ned Soltz, Contributing Editor, DV and Government Video magazines

Who doesn’t love gear? And who doesn’t envy someone who gets to try out virtually everything new as soon as it appears on the horizon! Ned Soltz, Contributing Editor for DV & Videography magazines, and a regular contributor to the BuZZ, returns with a wrap-up of his favorite discoveries during 2011 and a list of what he’s hoping to see in 2012.

Jonathan Handel, Entertainment Reporter, Hollywood Reporter

2011 was a busy year for strikes and almost-strikes and if anyone was on the front lines of labor, it was our favorite legal expert, Jonathan Handel, Entertainment Attorney of counsel with Troy Gould and entertainment reporter for the Hollywood Reporter. Jonathan shares his thoughts on the year past, with his expectations for what the coming year holds.

Bruce Nazarian, The Digital Guy

Bruce Nazarian , The Digital Guy, has gone back to his music roots and his musical journey during this past year has been an eye-opener for him as well as for us! We are always delighted to welcome him back and this week, he gives us a quick education in what happened in the music industry with some great advice about how to survive and prosper in 2012.

Cirina Catania, Producer, Digital Production Buzz

As Producer of the Digital Production BuZZ, Cirina Catania gets to talk with just about everyone in our industry and finds herself constantly on the front lines as news breaks. She’s a filmmaker, a journalist and a long-time member of our BuZZ family, booking our guests and predicting trends on a daily basis. She joins us live from Germany to talk about what was memorable for her this year and what she thinks will be on the radar for 2012

You can’t find people or interviews like this anywhere else — on another fascinating show!

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P+S TECHNIK Announces New Technical Base in Hollywood

The creative industry needs inspirational tools for exceptional motion picture images. That is the passion and mission at P+S TECHNIK. Since its founding in 1990, P+S TECHNIK has blazed new trails in camera manufacturing, emphasizing technological precision and successfully making the best technologies even better.

P+S TECHNIK´s proven track record includes the development and manufacture of digital cameras such us the SI 2K, WEISSCAM HS-1 and HS-2, and award winning optical and mechanical systems such as the PRO35 and SKATER Mini dolly. Our 3D Freestyle Rig is one of the industry´s lightest and easiest to use systems for stereoscopic productions. Projects worldwide are successfully employing the P+S TECHNIK Freestyle Rig in many challenging environments. The current release, the PS-Cam X35, represents the next level in digital motion effects camera.

P+S TECHNIK now announces the start of the P+S TECHNIK Technical Base in Los Angeles.

This base located in the center of Hollywood will offer service and support for North America. The center will serve as a single point of contact for customers, cinematographers, directors, technicians and partners.

The P+S TECHNIK Technical Base will be operated by Alan Lasky and Michael Gamböck. It is located in Hollywood, California on the lot of the Television Center Studios.

Michael Gamböck joined P+S TECHNIK this year in April and will spend half of his time in America to support you with any business issues. Michael has a long history in sales within our industry and has worked for Avid, Elektrofilm (post production) and Bavaria Film.

Alan Lasky will run the office fulltime in Hollywood. He will help customers, partners and end-users with technical and workflow issues. He has a long track record in Hollywood in camera and visual effects.

The P+S TECHNIK Technical Base is right in Hollywood in the Television Center:

Technical Base

6418 Santa Monica Blvd #8200 I

Los Angeles, CA 90038

UNITED STATES

The P+S TECHNIK Technical Base opened for business 15st November 2011 and is currently operational.

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Thinkbox Software Releases Deadline 5.1 and Krakatoa MX 2.0

Thinkbox Software has released new versions of its cross-platform render farm management and high-volume particle rendering, manipulation and management solutions. Deadline 5.1 and Krakatoa MX 2.0 are now available as no-cost upgrades to current customers.

Deadline 5.1

Deadline’s hassle-free administration and rendering toolkit offers management options for render farms of all sizes, and the flexibility to run the software on a range of platforms and rendering packages. Version 5.1 delivers significant performance improvements and new features including:

  • Shotgun production management integration – For a seamless render and review data flow
  • Native Python support – Native installation of Python 2.6 is bundled with Deadline; Python.NET integration allows Deadline to run native Python scripts and load CPython modules
  • New Thinkbox license server with built in auto-configuration
  • Multiple slaves on one machine – Launch/configure a number of slaves on a single machine
  • Database statistics – Users can now store Deadline stats in an existing Postgres database

Krakatoa MX 2.0

Krakatoa MX provides an efficient pipeline for particle acquisition, caching, modifying, deforming, shading and rendering inside Autodesk 3ds Max; enabling artists to recreate natural phenomena and solid objects or deliver abstract images in unparalleled detail. New features in V2.0 include:

  • Hair rendering support – Conversion of 3ds Max Hair&Fur, Hair Farm and regular Bezier splines into particles
  • New atmospheric effect – Allows the direct integration of voxel rendering in any renderer that supports native 3ds Max atmospherics
  • Chaos Group Phoenix FD particles rendering support
  • Faster, more powerful Magma system – Thinkbox has completely re-factored Magma for V2.0
  • PRT Creator fractal designs generation – Combined with Magma, this new object generates complex particle distributions and animations procedurally

Deadline 5.1 is available as a no-cost software update to Deadline customers on active support contracts. Krakatoa MX 2.0 is available as a no-cost upgrade to Krakatoa customers on active support contracts.

Click for more information about Thinkbox Software’s Deadline 5.1 and Krakatoa MX 2.0.

Blackmagic Design Releases Avid DNxHD Public Beta Update for HyperDeck Studio

Blackmagic Design has announced the immediate availability of HyperDeck Software Update 2.0 Public Beta, a new software update for its popular HyperDeck Studio that adds broadcast quality compressed 10 bit recording and playback to the Avid DNxHD format.

DNxHD is a broadcast industry standard for media files and adding native support for this compressed video format into HyperDeck Studio will allow dramatically longer recording times, lower media storage costs and full file format compatibility with Avid Media Composer systems. All media is recorded in MXF format, so it’s available in Media Composer without any time consuming import processing.

HyperDeck Software Update 2.0 public beta is available and will allow customers to update their HyperDeck Studio free of charge simply by connecting to their Mac OS X or Windows computer via USB. The release of this software will allow customers to get the immediate benefit of this new compressed video mode, and to help check compatibility with various third party software products while the format certification process is underway.

HyperDeck Studio still includes support for perfect quality uncompressed 10 bit video, for the ultimate in high quality, mathematically perfect recording and playback. With this new software update, customers will now be able to choose between uncompressed or DNxHD formats any time they need, depending on the work they are doing. DNxHD recording allows dramatically longer record durations from the same size Solid State Disk (SSD), and even the smallest size 64 GB disk that has a record duration of 6 minutes uncompressed can record for more than 40 minutes when used with DNxHD compressed video. This reduces the cost of using SSDs to a little more than $2 per minute, which is much lower cost than other high end videotape formats, while customers have the added benefit that the SSD can be mounted on their computer desktop for editing direct from the SSD itself.

As HyperDeck Studio records direct to SSDs it offers incredibly fast read and write speeds, so they have the high bandwidth required for full SD or HD recording and playback in both uncompressed and DNxHD compressed video formats. SSDs have the advantage of being used in regular laptop and desktop computers, so are constantly increasing in size, while purchase prices have been dropping dramatically over the last few years. The result is the cost per minute of recording is lower than other broadcast formats, and decreasing more each day.

HyperDeck Studio is the perfect solution to replace aging broadcast decks due to its higher quality, direct file format compatibility with NLE software and easy to use broadcast deck features. HyperDeck Studio allows recording and playback from SDI and HDMI sources, and includes support for RS-422 deck control. Unlike broadcast decks, HyperDeck Studio can record forever because it includes dual SSD slots. This allows a new blank disk to be inserted while recording, and when the current recording disk is full, HyperDeck Studio will seamlessly continue to record across onto the new blank disk. Disks can be swapped constantly for continuous recording.

HyperDeck Studio Features

  • Selectable record and playback to 10 bit uncompressed QuickTime or Avid DNxHD MXF media files.
  • Uses high speed off the shelf Solid State Disks (SSDs) available from computer resellers at low cost.
  • Includes dual SSD slots allowing disks to be changed while recording for unlimited record duration.
  • 3 Gb/s SDI and HDMI inputs and outputs, including SDI loop through and monitoring outputs.
  • Familiar broadcast deck VTR design and functionality, including jog/shuttle wheel and RS-422 deck control.
  • QuickTime and MXF file formats are compatible with Avid Media Composer and other editing applications.
  • 1 rack unit design saves valuable rack space when mounting multiple units.
  • HyperDeck Software Update 2.0 public beta with DNxHD recording and playback features is available now free of charge from the Blackmagic Design web site for all HyperDeck Studio users. Customers simply need to connect their Mac OS X or Windows computer via USB to upgrade their HyperDeck Studio after downloading and installing this update. HyperDeck Studio is available now from Blackmagic Design Resellers Worldwide.

Click here for more information about Avid DNxHD Public Beta Update for HyperDeck Studio.

Thoma Bravo to Acquire Telestream to Accelerate Business Growth

Telestream, the leading provider of video transcoding and digital media software solutions, has announced that leading private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo, LLC has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Telestream, Inc. The transaction will facilitate further growth of Telestream’s core businesses in addition to providing additional capital for further market expansion and acquisition.

For more than 13 years, Telestream has been at the forefront of innovation, pioneering file-based video encoding and transcoding solutions for media and entertainment companies, enterprises, and consumers. According to 2011 reports by business research firms Frost & Sullivan and In-Stat, the worldwide multi-format transcoders market is poised for strong growth.

Telestream has been profitable since 2001 and has self-financed three acquisitions: compression specialist Popwire in 2006; live webcasting and screencasting provider Vara Software Ltd. in 2008; and Anystream, a leading provider of automated multi-platform media publishing solutions in 2010. At the close of 2011 Telestream brings thirteen straight years of record sales growth.

The transaction is expected to close in early January 2012. Terms of the deal were not disclosed as both companies are privately held. Telestream will continue to operate as an independent entity with existing management teams continuing their current roles. Headquarters will remain in Nevada City, California with offices in Virginia, Sweden and Germany.

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CoreMelt Unveils CoreMelt Complete v2.5 for FCPX and Premiere Pro

In a recent point release update, CoreMelt has added 20 motion templates and 8 new plug-ins to its CoreMelt Complete plug-in suite that installs across multiple OS X host programs, including FCPX, FCP 7 and After Effects, with a single license. Version 2.5 now contains some 220 plug-ins and is a free upgrade for all existing CoreMelt users.

CoreMelt’s GPU-accelerated plug-in engine drives all of the suite’s effects, which range from standard glows, blurs and color correctors to 3D distortion effects. The new plug-ins in v2.5 include:

  • Vintage Newsprint, a shatter effect that overlays a dot-screen or channel-separation effect that looks like misaligned newspaper print
  • 4 Point Mask Layer – Gadget, which creates a mask with four onscreen control points
  • Light Burn – TRX, which wipes to the next image through a controllable burn
  • Lights Out – TRX, a flicker that darkens and then lights up to reveal the new clip
  • Light Streaks – TRX, for grunging up your image with random light streaks before revealing the main subject
  • Shapes Grow – TRX, a random shape generator
  • Glass Fractures – Delta V, which creates fractured blurred glass shapes at random before revealing the target clip
  • Plasma Wipe – Delta V, which does the same with plasma wipes

CoreMelt is currently running a special of CoreMelt Complete v2.5 for $199, essentially 50 percent off the list price. The company is also offering a 14-day unrestricted trial of the full package as well as CoreMelt FREE!, a no-cost download of some 33 plug-ins for FCP, FCE, Motion and AE.

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Crumplepop debuts ToneGrade for Final Cut Pro X

Video plug-in maker Crumplepop in collaboration with Editkick have released a new plug-in called ToneGrade for Apple’s Final Cut Pro X that makes it easy to color-grade and apply HDR-like tone-mapping effects to video footage, enhancing the texture of brightly-lit scenes and increasing detail and realism in faces and objects.

As seen in the video below, the application of tone-mapping can be used to apply a subtle grittiness, even out differently-lit portions of a scene or bring out detail that can get washed away. As in still photography, HDR tone-mapping brings out textures in white objects like snow and restores “punch” in both shadows and highlights, creating a “hyper-real” level of accuracy and fine detail. Because the plug-in is FCP X native, no rendering time is required and users can see the effect of their adjustments in real-time. ToneGrade works with both SD and HD footage.

The plug-in also includes a set of color grading tools to help warm or cool the natural lighting of a scene, along with a skin smoothing control that will soften only skin tones (which tend to get uncomfortably detailed in tone-mapping extremes).

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IKinema Announces Public Beta of New Browser-Based Animation Service – WebAnimate

Animation on the go. High-grade retargeting for the little guy. With the influx of smaller studios entering into the independent film and game development industries, ideas like these are becoming more important. Those will be achieved with the release of IKinema LTD’s WebAnimate – an all-in-one platform that can professionally retarget and customize animation through your browser.

Based off the same IKinema technology that major studios like Framestore and 20th Century Fox trust, WebAnimate’s built-in toolset allows users to fashion rigs, manipulate bones, retarget/ customize motion capture data and animation all in the span of a few minutes. With this program, independent studios and individuals working on games, films, and mobile projects can now realize realistic and believable animation at a price they can afford. Free.

Over the course of the next year, users can expect to see new features added to WebAnimate. The introductory version of the platform will allow for the retargeting of motion capture data to models from standard formats such as bvh, FBX, and in the near future, c3d. Both experienced and beginner users alike can use this platform to quickly port motion capture data from cloud or local sources directly to their models. They can also tap into the vast number of free mocap files that reside online. Traditionally, this functionality has been only available to high-end markets. WebAnimate democratizes this toolset by making this high-end software accessible to anyone who wants to use it; in part, by tapping into the well-traveled ground of their browser.

Because IKinema’s solver works off of a browser, users are able to animate or retarget from anywhere. This is especially helpful for development teams with members that telecommute from across the globe. With WebAnimate, they only have to sign on to the Internet to start collaborating on projects from afar. For a small studio, this flexibility will save a lot of money and will give their artists some room to focus on the things that make them happy; like the speed at which WebAnimate allows them to dynamically animate human and fantasy characters.

Availability

WebAnimate is available now and it will remain free of charge while in its beta period. After that, users will only be charged when their animations or poses are exported for commercial use. However, it will always be free to try out and experiment within WebAnimate, as well as store or use the scenes you create in a proprietary format.

Click for more information about IKinema’s LTD WebAnimate.

Panasonic PRO Presents New Products, Tech Info and More

AW-HE120 HD/SD Pan/Tilt/Zoom Camera

The AW-HE120 delivers the highest image quality of any integrated pan/tilt/zoom camera. Featuring a fast 20X zoom lens and a three 2.2 megapixel U.L.T. MOS imagers supporting Full HD video capture, the compact HE120 produces stunning video in a wide range of shooting conditions. Ideally suited for such demanding applications as sports, staging, House of Worship, news and government video, the HE120 is equipped with the same high-performance sensors and Digital Signal Processor (DSP) used in Panasonic broadcast camcorders such as the AG-HPX370. With a 1000 TV lines of resolution and a 60dB signal-to-noise ratio, the HE120 sets a new performance standard for integrated PTZ cameras, with advanced features as 16-axis color correction and Panasonic’s exclusive DRS (Dynamic Range Stretch).

Click for more information about the new Panasonic PRO AW-HE120 HD/SD Pan/Tilt/Zoom Camera.

AV-HS410 9-Input “Smart” HD/SD Smart Switcher

The AV-HS410 is a powerful 19” rack width 1+ ME live “smart” switcher that provides, as standard, nine signal inputs (eight HD-SDI, one scalable HD DVI-D), and is expandable with option boards to a maximum of 13 HD/SD switchable signal inputs. A built-in 7” color LCD panel can display selected video inputs or outputs (including MultiViewer out), menus and settings in an easy-to-read format, as well as a built-in waveform monitor and vectorscope. For the first time ever in a Panasonic professional video product, the HS410 offers an Application Program Interface (API) and SDK (Software Development Kit) for the creation of powerful custom plug-in applications. Available in December.

Click for more information about the new Panasonic PRO AV-HS410 9-Input “Smart” HD/SD Smart Switcher.

AG-HPX250 P2 HD Camcorder with Master-quality 10-bit, 4:2:2 AVC-Intra Recording

The AG-HPX250 is Panasonic’s first P2 HD handheld camcorder with 10-bit, 4:2:2 independent-frame, full 1920 x 1080 resolution AVC-Intra recording. Weighing 5.5 pounds, the sleek HPX250 incorporates high-sensitivity 1/3”, full-HD 2.2 megapixel 3-MOS imagers and a 20-bit Digital Signal Processor to acquire native 1920 x 1080 resolution images. With a wide 28mm to 616mm (35mm equivalent) 22X HD lens with 3 independent adjustable rings (Zoom/Focus/Iris), it offers variable frame rate capability in 1080p up to 30fps (17 steps) as well as 720p up to 60fps (25 steps) for undercranking/overcranking. In addition to AVC-Intra 100/50 recording, the HPX250 records in DVCPRO HD, as well as standard definition recording in DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV.

Click for more information about the new Panasonic PRO AG-HPX250 P2 HD Camcorder with Master-quality 10-bit, 4:2:2 AVC-Intra Recording.

HDC-Z10000 Twin-lens 2D/3D Handheld Camcorder

The HDC-Z10000 is Panasonic’s first integrated twin-lens 2D/3D camcorder that is fully compatible with the AVCHD 3D/Progressive standard. It achieves the industry’s nearest close-up of approximately 17.7 inches for a twin-lens 3D camcorder, while maintaining an equivalent 32mm wide angle of view. It records close-up images that would be conventionally difficult to capture in crisp detail. With the two high-sensitivity 3MOS sensors (with an effective pixel count of 6.57 megapixels each) that are independently mounted left and right, the Double 3MOS system creates outstanding Full HD 3D video content. The same level of performance is also provided for 2D images, allowing remarkable 2D image quality in combination with 1920 x 1080, 60 progressive recording. Also offers 3 independent manual rings (focus, zoom and iris) and a dedicated dial lets the user finely adjust 3D convergence.

Click for more information about the new Panasonic PRO HDC-Z10000 Twin-lens 2D/3D Handheld Camcorder.

Panasonic AG-AC130 AVCCAM Camcorder with 22X Zoom Lens

The new AG-AC130 incorporate high-sensitivity 1/3”, full-HD 2.2 megapixel 3-MOS imagers to capture native 1920 x 1080 resolution images, with a new, wider 22X HD zoom lens (the longest in its class) with three independent adjustable rings for zoom, focus and iris. It offers a wide 28mm to 616 mm (35mm full frame equivalent) viewing angle, covering most shooting situations without the need for a wide-angle conversion lens. Records in four AVCCAM HD recording modes, including the highest-quality PH mode (average 21 Mbps/Max 24Mbps), the HA mode (approx.17 Mbps), the extended recording HE mode (approx. 6 Mbps), and a PM mode (approx. 8 Mbps, 720p only), which is ideal for shooting sports training and web video. The AC130 can record up to 12 hours on two 64GB SDB cards in PH mode.

Click for more information about the new Panasonic PRO Panasonic AG-AC130 AVCCAM Camcorder with 22X Zoom Lens.

BT-L1500 15.4” Professional WXGA LCD Monitor

The BT-L1500 is a 15.4” WXGA, (1280 x 800) LCD video monitor with standard dual HD/SD switchable SDI inputs, HDMI input, and LED backlight offering low power consumption. The LH1500 is ideal for broadcasting and production use with professional features that include tally lamp, markers, blue-only display, color adjustments, and GPI remote control terminal. Combining affordability with high-level specifications, the LH1500 delivers great value to the user. The two HD/SD switchable SDI inputs (BNC × 2) in the standard configuration allow the display to be switched between two camera inputs. In addition, HDMI, analog component (Y/PB/PR, BNC X 3), PC (D-SUB 15P) and analog composite (BNC X 1) video inputs are provided. HD/SD multi-format support and worldwide 59.94 Hz / 50 Hz system frequency.

Click for more information about the new Panasonic PRO BT-L1500 15.4” Professional WXGA LCD Monitor.

Panasonic AG-AC160 AVCCAM Camcorder with Variable Frame Rates

Panasonic‘s new AG-AC160 AVCCAM HD handheld camcorder with a high-sensitivity 1/3”, full-HD 2.2 megapixel 3-MOS imagers offers all the feature/benefits of the AC130. Plus it offers these top production features, including: 22-step variable frame rate capability in 1080p in 23.98pN, 29.97p and 25p; LPCM Audio, HD-SDI Output and switchability between 59.94Hz/50Hz for worldwide use.

Click for more information about the new Panasonic PRO Panasonic AG-AC160 AVCCAM Camcorder with Variable Frame Rates.

BT-L2150 Versatile 21.5” LCD Production Monitor

The BT-L2150 21.5” Full HD (1920 x 1080) LCD monitor is an exceptional price-to-value performer, while fulfilling the basic functionality required for video production and monitoring. The L2150 includes two HD/SD switchable SDI inputs for switching the display between two cameras, an HDMI input to ensure compatibility with a wide range of digital HD equipment, and an eco-friendly LED backlight that contains no mercury and assures low power consumption. Other high-level professional features essential for broadcasting and production include tally lamps, markers, blue-only display, various color adjustments (color temp., sharpness, RGB white balance) and GPI remote control terminal.

Click for more information about the new Panasonic PRO BT-L2150 Versatile 21.5” LCD Production Monitor.

Digital Production Buzz — Dec. 22, 2011

  • Creating Better Presets for Better Color
  • Behind-the-Scenes Producing the Mark Twain Prize
  • Editing and Mixing the Mark Twain Prize
  • Maxon’s Cineversity Returns!

GUESTS: Simon Walker, Ralph Kelsey, Bob Kaminsky, Yossi Kimberg, and Paul Babb — THIS IS AN ALL-STAR CAST!!

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Simon Walker, Colorist and Trainer

Colorist and trainer, Simon Walker, has released “Master Artists for Looks 2,” a collection of painterly pre-sets that will have your images looking like they were created by a true genius. We speak with Simon about the process of color grading an image, what works, what doesn’t, and why he created these new plug-ins.

Bob Kaminsky, Co-creator and Executive Producer, Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

It would take the entire show to list all of Bob Kaminsky’s credits. He is the co-creator and an Executive Producer of the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, now in its 14th year. He is also the co-creator and an Executive Producer of The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Bob has produced hundreds of hours of music specials and worked with just about every music superstar or humorist you can think of including: The Rolling Stones, The Who, Bonnie Raitt, The Police, Reba McIntire, George Strait, George Jones, Whoopi Goldberg, Bob Newhart, Richard Pryor, Lily Tomlin. Bill Cosby. First, we’re gonna ask if he can introduce us, then, we want to go behind the scenes to learn how he produces a show like this.

Ralph Kelsey, President and Co-founder, Broadway Sound and Yossi Kimberg, Editor, Broadway Video

Broadway Video, and its audio division Broadway Sound, specialize in programs for television, radio, film and the theater. They handled many of the production duties in creating the recent Mark Twain Prize for American Humor program. Ralph Kelsey mixed the audio, while Yossi Kimberg edited the show. This week, we talk with both of them to learn how they approach a major network show like this and pick up some techniques we can use ourselves.

Paul Babb, President, Maxon

The Cinema 4D Education site, “Cineversity,” has been re-launched by Maxon U.S. and we’re looking forward to hearing more from Maxon President, Paul Babb. Why did they need to relaunch it? What did they improve? And how can you benefit from the new site?

You can’t find people or interviews like this anywhere else! This is another fascinating show with a GREAT cast!.
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