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Digital Production Buzz – August 24, 2017

What makes for a successful film? Is there a magic button that creates success? Tonight, we talk with five successful filmmakers about their process, their mistakes, what they’ve learned and their ideas on what it takes to create a successful film.

Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Cirina Catania, Bruce Logan, William Boodell, Yvonne Russo, Nancy Schreibrer and James DeRuvo.

  • Set Your Filmmaking Priorities
  • Tips for Successful Filmmaking
  • The Unique Perspective of an Editor
  • Producing is the Art of Juggling
  • Avoid Common Filmmaking Pitfalls
  • The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

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Guests this Week

Set Your Filmmaking Priorities

Cirina Catania

Cirina Catania, Founder and Lead Creative, The Catania Group

Cirina Catania is a prolific independent filmmaker, with multiple network credits. She has vast experience in the process of making a successful independent film. Tonight we ask her to take us through her process.

Tips for Successful Filmmaking

Bruce Logan

Bruce Logan, Director of Photography, Bruce Logan Film

Bruce Logan is a legendary special effects wizard and a successful Indie filmmaker. Tonight he shares his thoughts on how to overcome competition, find the right book to turn into a film and how to regain your creative spark.

The Unique Perspective of an Editor

William Boodell

William Boodell, Editor, BoodellArts

What do you do when your first film is a major success? William Boodell hasn’t been a filmmaker for very long but he’s achieved a lot in that short space of time. Tonight we talk with him about searching for that elusive “magic button” that makes a successful film.

Producing is the Art of Juggling

Yvonne Russo

Yvonne Russo, Producer/Director

Yvonne Russo is a producer/director currently balancing a number of film projects, with some in pre-production, others are shooting and the rest in post. Tonight we talk with her about her techniques for managing multiple projects.

Avoid Common Filmmaking Pitfalls

Nancy Schreiber

Nancy Schreiber, ASC

Nancy Schreiber is a member of ASC and a constantly-working Director of Photography with more than 100 film and TV credits. As a DP, she works with a variety of filmmakers and tonight, we talk with her about the common mistakes she sees them making along with ideas you can use to make your films successful.

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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