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Digital Production Buzz — March 22, 2012

  • Stories from Susan Seidelman
  • Creating Digital Doubles
  • Second City Comedy at SXSW
  • Celebrating 1 Million Uploads
  • Update on the SAG/AFTRA Merger

GUESTS: Susan Seidelman, Mike Damanskis, Mark Kienlen, Brian Rausch, Dana Towers, and Jonathan Handel

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Brian Rausch, VP Production, Vicon House of Moves

With over a decade of motion capture pipeline and animation production experience, Brian Rausch became the VP of Production at House of Moves in February 2008. Under his direction, the company has been the go-to provider of motion capture and animation for high profile clients on film, video game and commercial projects. The studio recently collaborated with The University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies, Icon Imaging and Lightstage LLC to pioneer a new process to create digital doubles for Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. We wnat to find out what this is, how it works, and whether the rest of us can benefit from it.

Mark Kienlen, Head of Production and Distribution, New Media, The Second City
Mike Damanskis, Associate Producer, New Media, The Second City

The Second City is synonymous with humor with alumni that rank among the Who’s Who in Comedy. Recently, they branched out into comedy programming over the Internet. We talked with Mark Kienlen, Head of Production and Distribution, and Mike Damanskis, Associate Producer, at SXSW to learn more about what they are doing, what works, and what doesn’t. [Visit here for all our SXSW coverage.]

Dana Tower, COO & Co-founder, Pond5

Pond5 just celebrated their one millionth upload of royalty-free images to their online market. We talk with COO and Co-founder Dana Tower at the recent SXSW to learn more about what makes Pond5 so popular. [Visit here for all our SXSW coverage.]

Susan Seidelman, Film Director

Susan Seidelman got her directing start in 1982 with Smithereens, and has gone on to direct such stellar independent films as Desperately Seeking Susan, and Boynton Beach Club, as well as directing multiple episodes of Sex and the City, numerous TV Movies and episodes of  The Electric Company . She joins us this week to talk about her career as a director, what got her started, and what advice she has for women that are considering directing.

Jonathan Handel, Entertainment Attorney, Troy/Gould

On March 19th, Entertainment Attorney and regular contributor to the BuZZ, Jonathan Handel, reported that Judge James Otero had canceled the scheduled March 26th hearing in the lawsuit seeking to “preemptively void the SAG/AFTRA merger vote.” We asked Jonathan to explain to us what is happening and what it means to the impending March 30th merger vote.

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