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Digital Production Buzz – July 27, 2017

One of the nice things about doing a weekly show is that we collect some great interviews. Tonight, we present our favorites from the last six months with subjects that include: financing, security, backups, color grading and voice-acting.

Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Philip Hodgetts, Jim Cummings, Pierson Clair, Stephen Nakamura, Maxim Jago, and James DeRuvo.

  • Get Your Film Project Financed
  • Voice Acting – Invisible Movie Stars
  • Are You Really Safe In The Cloud?
  • The Basics of Backups and Archives
  • Color and Emotions
  • The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

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Guests this Week

Get Your Film Project Financed

Michele Yamazaki

Maxim Jago, Director, MaximJago.com

Every project requires financing to start and, ideally, distribution. Simply having a great idea does not mean you will get any money for it. Tonight we talk with Producer/Director Maxim Jago about his secrets to getting a film project funded and, ultimately, distributed.

Voice Acting – Invisible Movie Stars

Jim Cummings

Jim Cummings, Animation Voice Actor

Voice acting means you can be a world-wide movie star and no one knows what you look like. Tonight we talk with Jim Cummings – one of the best known voices in the industry. Jim starred or featured in hundreds of animated films and explains how he develops his different characters and the collaborative process of voice acting.

Are You Really Safe In The Cloud?

Pierson Clair

Pierson Clair, Faculty, Viterbi School of Engineering, USC

Increasingly, media creators are being invited to move their assets to The Cloud. Given that we are all paranoid by nature, is it possible to keep our data safe once its stored in The Cloud? Tonight, Pierson Clair, a digital forensic investigator specializing in data breeches and a member of the USC faculty, joins us to explain what we need to know to keep our data – and computer systems – safe.

The Basics of Backups and Archives

Philip Hodgetts

Philip Hodgetts, President, Lumberjack System

This segment was part of a show on media, archiving and LTO storage. To set the scene, we talk with Philip Hodgetts, CEO of Intelligent Assistance, about the differences between backups and archiving; and the importance of tracking metadata in a digital age.

Color and Emotions

Stephen Nakamura

Stephen Nakamura, Senior Colorist, Deluxe’s Company 3

Color drives our emotions and color grading is the process of getting those colors right. In this segment, Stephen Nakamura, Senior Colorist at Company 3 in Los Angeles, looks at the basics of color. Steven’s projects include “Oz, The Great and Powerful,” “Prometheus,” “Zero Dark Thirty,” and many others.

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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