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Digital Production Buzz – January 25, 2018

Whether it’s a movie set or theater stage, there is so much more that goes into it than just putting pieces of wood together. Tonight we talk with production designers, art directors and visual artists about creating and working with physical and digital sets.

Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Maxim Jago, Chuck Parker, Mark Andrew Reyes, Marti Romances, Jayse Hansen, and James DeRuvo.

  • Report from the Sundance Film Festival
  • The Art of Production and Set Design
  • Set Design for Nonprofessional Theater
  • Make a Set Look Believable
  • Creating Holographic and Virtual Sets
  • The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

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Guests this Week

Report from the Sundance Film Festival

Maxim Jago

Maxim Jago, Director, MaximJago.com

Held each year in Park City, Utah, the Sundance Festival has been around for 33 years. Tonight we are joined by filmmaker Maxim Jago, who is at Sundance and shares his thoughts on the festival and how to make the most of it.

The Art of Production and Set Design

Chuck Parker

Chuck Parker, Executive Director, Art Directors Guild, IATSE Local 800

Tonight, we are talking about set design. And what better place to start than at the Art Director’s Guild. Chuck Parker, executive director, joins us to talk about set design, what it is, who does it, and what filmmakers need to know to give their projects a sense of place.

Set Design for Nonprofessional Theater

Mark Andrew Reyes

Mark Andrew Reyes, Lead Theatre Technician, Hillcrest Center for the Arts

Continuing our look at set design, Mark Andrew Reyes is the Lead Theatre Technician for the Conejo Recreation & Park District Cultural Unit at the Hillcrest Center for The Arts in Thousand Oaks, CA. Tonight he shares his thoughts the challenges of set design in a non-professional environment.

Make a Set Look Believable

Marti Romances

Marti Romances, Creative Director, Territory Studio (San Francisco)

A set is more than just the walls and furniture that the actors interact with – there are a lot of other “accents” that go into making a set realistic. Tonight we talk with Marti Romances, Creative Director from Territory Studios, about all those little additions that make a set believable.

Creating Holographic and Virtual Sets

Jayse Hansen

Jayse Hansen, Fictional UI Designer for Film, jayse.tv

If you can think of a big name movie – our next guest has worked on it! Jayse Hansen, Fictional UI Designer for Film, talks about creating those holographic and virtual set pieces that enhance a movie.

The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

James DeRuvo

James DeRuvo, Editor-in-Chief, DoddleNEWS.com

James DeRuvo, Editor-in-Chief 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 and showcases his thoughts on what he expects for 2018. As well, James shares his thoughts on “Best of Show from CES 2018.”

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