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Digital Production Buzz – January 26, 2017

Tonight we talk about choreography, with a detailed look at different types of dance, including fight choreography. PLUS, we have an update on music technology from the NAMM show.

Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Emma Dewing, Patrick Vest, Meline Tovmasian, Robert Salas, Scott Page, and James DeRuvo.

  • Teaching Dance and Choreography
  • Choreographing Fight Scenes
  • The Art of Choreography
  • Learning the Basics of Movement
  • Highlights from NAMM 2017
  • The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

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Guests this Week

Featured Interview #1:Teaching Dance and Choreography

Emma Dewing
Emma Dewing, Ballerina/Yoga Instructor/Singer, Soundcloud

What do you do when you train for something your whole life and then an accident stops you from doing it? First, you cry, then you teach! Tonight we talk to Emma Dewing, a ballerina who describes teaching dance and choreography.

Featured Interview #2: Choreographing Fight Scenes

Patrick Vest
Patrick Vest, Fight Choreographer, Shakespeare by the Sea

Fight choreography mirrors dance in a lot of ways. In both cases, not paying proper attention to technique means someone gets hurt. Tonight we talk to Patrick Vest, an accredited fight choreographer, about how he choreographs a fight scene.

The Art of Choreography

Meline Tovmasian
Meline Tovmasian, Choreographer,

Meline Tovmasian is a choreographer, originally from Armenia, who now choreographs professionally. Tonight, we talk with her about the art and technique of choreography; and what filmmakers need to know to make their dances look great.

Learning the Basics of Movement

Robert Salas
Robert Salas, Artistic Director, Movement Theatre CoLab

Those of us who don’t follow dance may not know there are many different ways to express story through movement. Tonight we talk to Robert Salas, Artistic Director of the Movement Theater, and teacher at Moorpark College, CA who explains Laban and Somatic movement techniques.

Highlights from NAMM 2017

Scott Page
Scott Page, CEO, Ignited Networks

This week was the annual National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show in Anaheim, CA, and tonight Scott Page, professional musician and Buzz regular, shares the highlights.

The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

James DeRuvo
James DeRuvo, Film and Technology Reporter, DoddleNEWS

James DeRuvo, Senior Writer at DoddleNEWS, has a multi-faceted career that spans radio, film and publishing. Covering technology in the video industry for nearly 20 years, James presents our weekly DoddleNEWS Update.

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