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Digital Production Buzz – January 4, 2018

Last week, our analysts looked back at 2017. This week, they turn their attention to 2018 and forecast the trends they expect to predominate over the next 12 months. Their opinions will surprise you.

Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Ned Soltz, Randi Altman, Jonathan Handel, Michele Yamazaki, Philip Hodgetts, Michael Kammes, and James DeRuvo.

  • Soltz: HDR, VR and 8K
  • Altman: VR, AR and Diversity
  • Handel: Diversity and Industry Consolidation
  • Yamazaki: VFX, VR and Business Trends
  • Hodgetts: Smart Assistants, HDR and VR
  • Kammes: ATSC 3.0, OTT, New Mac Tech, and Subscriptions
  • DeRuvo: Artificial Intelligence, VR and Computer Security

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Guests this Week

Key Trends: HDR, VR and 8K

Ned Soltz

Ned Soltz, Contributing Editor, Red Shark News, Ned Soltz Inc.

Ned Soltz, contributing editor for Red Shark News, shares his thoughts on key trends in 2018 with a focus on cameras and production.

VR, AR and Diversity

Randi Altman

Randi Altman, Editor-in-Chief, postPerspective

Randi Altman, editor-in-chief of, shares her thoughts on the upcoming year with a focus on post-production.

Diversity and Industry Consolidation

Jonathan Handel

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

Jonathan Handel, entertainment labor reporter for “The Hollywood Reporter,” looks ahead at what expects for 2018 from his perspective of the law and labor.

VFX, VR and Business Trends

Michele Yamazaki

Michele Yamazaki, VP Marketing, Toolfarm

Michele Yamazaki, VP of Marketing for ToolFarm, shares her thoughts on what 2018 will bring, with her focus on visual effects.

Smart Assistants, HDR and VR

Philip Hodgetts

Philip Hodgetts, President, Lumberjack System

Philip Hodgetts, CEO of Lumberjack System, is less positive about VR. Listen as he shares his thoughts on what to expect in the coming year from his point-of-view as a developer.

ATSC 3.0, OTT, New Mac Tech, and Subscriptions

Michael Kammes

Michael Kammes, Director of Technology, Key Code Media

Michael Kammes, Director of Technology for Key Code Media, previews 2018 from his perspective with larger media organizations and workflows.

DoddleNEWS Forecasts 2018 Trends

James DeRuvo

James DeRuvo, Editor-in-Chief,

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.

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