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Digital Production Buzz – November 16, 2017

This week, we invited several key regulars to share their perspective on recent industry news, then we take a more detailed look at the role of machine learning and editing, with a discussion on why editors hate using media asset management software and how machine learning can make that process easier.

Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Jonathan Handel, Philip Hodgetts, Randi Altman, Michael Kammes, Sam Bogoch, and James DeRuvo.

  • How Weinstein Exploded Into #MeToo
  • Machine Learning and Editing
  • Cutting-edge Trends in Post-production
  • Why Editors Resist Using MAM Software
  • Let AI Log Your Media
  • The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

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Guests this Week

How Weinstein Exploded Into #MeToo

Jonathan Handel

Jonathan Handel, Entertainment/Technology Attorney & Labor Reporter, TroyGould and The Hollywood Reporter

Jonathan Handel, Entertainment Labor Reporter for “The Hollywood Reporter” returns this week with his perspective on how the scandals of Hollywood have exploded into the much bigger #MeToo campaign against sexual harassment.

Machine Learning and Editing

Philip Hodgetts

Philip Hodgetts, President, Lumberjack System

Philip Hodgetts, CEO of Lumberjack System, returns with an update on artificial intelligence, machine learning and its impact on media technology and jobs. Adobe has already released AI-informed software in Premiere, with more to come. Is this good news? Philip has opinions.

Cutting-edge Trends in Post-production

Randi Altman

Randi Altman, Editor-in-Chief, postPerspective

Post-production is where technology has the greatest impact on media. Tonight, Randi Altman, Editor-in-Chief of, joins us to discuss the trends she’s seeing in her interviews with cutting-edge editors and VFX supervisors.

Why Editors Resist Using MAM Software

Michael Kammes

Michael Kammes, Director of Technology, Key Code Media

To paraphrase an old saying: “You can’t have too much storage, or be too organized.” But, what does that mean when an average production is now shooting well over 100 TB of data? Michael Kammes, Director of Technology at KeyCode Media, shares his thoughts on workflow, storage and finding that missing shot.

Let AI Log Your Media

Sam Bogoch

Sam Bogoch, CEO, Axle Video

Sam Bogoch, CEO of Axle Video, is bringing affordable media asset management to the rest of us. Tonight, we want to find out why its so hard to organize our media and why editors really don’t like getting organized.

The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

James DeRuvo

James DeRuvo, Senior Writer, DoddleNEWS

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

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