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Digital Production Buzz — Feb. 21, 2013

  • The Start of the “Post-Studio” World?
  • How to Keep the “Funny” in Comedy During Editing
  • Three High-End Systems to Watch
  • Looking Ahead to Guild Negotiations
  • Turn that Job Offer From “Maybe” to “YES!”

GUESTS: Michael Cioni, Norman Hollyn, Michael Kammes, Jonathan Handel, and Jessica Sitomer

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This week we are looking into the future of technology.

New interviews every show! Join Larry Jordan this week as he talks with:

Michael Cioni, Founder/CEO, Light Iron

Michael Cioni, Founder/CEO of Light Iron, runs a high-end post-production facility based in Hollywood. Recently, they acquired Off Hollywood in New York City. Seeing as post facilities are on the endangered species list, we asked Michael why he did it. What we discovered is that Michael has a vision of the coming “post-studio” world. This will be a fascinating look into the future with one of our industries leading technologists.

Norman Hollyn, Professor, USC School of Cinematic Arts

Last week, we spoke with Jeremy Hunt about his comedy short film called “Fix It In Post.” This week, we continue our discussion about comedy by visiting with USC Professor Norman Hollyn. Norman has edited a number of major feature film comedies, and we want to chat with him about how we can keep the “funny” in our films.

Michael Kammes, Director of Technology, KeyCode Media

One way to judge what the future holds is to look at the high-end of the market. This week, we asked Michael Kammes, Director of Technology for KeyCode Media, to give us his perspective of what’s happening in the high-end that’s likely to trickle down to the rest of us. Michael found three companies that he wants to talk about.

Jonathan Handel, Entertainment Labor Reporter, The Hollywood Reporter

Jonathan Handel believes you can get a good idea of what’s happening with labor by simply looking at the calendar. So, we asked him to look over the next 18 months and let us know if we are in for a rocky ride; labor/management-wise?

Jessica Sitomer, President, The Greenlight Coach

The best way to get a job is to nail the interview. But, what’s the best way to do that? Jessica Sitomer, President of The Greenlight Coach, stops by to share her thoughts on how to turn “Thanks, we’ll put you on the list,” into “Glad to have you with us!”

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