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Digital Production Buzz – March 1, 2018

This week on The BuZZ we look at renting gear. With new gear evolving so quickly, and costing so much, sometimes it’s better NOT to buy new equipment, but to rent it when you need it. Tonight we look at renting from the perspective of the person who needs the gear and the person that owns it.

Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Ned Soltz, James DeRuvo, Les Zellan and Carl Cook.

  • Ins and Outs of Renting Gear
  • Renting Gear using the Web
  • Selling Lenses to Rent
  • Renting Gear from a Rental House
  • The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

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Guests this Week


Ins and Outs of Renting Gear

Ned Soltz
Ned Soltz, Contributing Editor, Red Shark News, Ned Soltz Inc.
Ned Soltz, contributing editor for Red Shark News, joins us tonight to talk about renting gear, what to be aware of, and what you need to know if you want to rent out your own gear.


Renting Gear using the Web

James DeRuvo
James DeRuvo, Editor-in-Chief, DoddleNEWS.
James DeRuvo, when he’s not being Editor-in-Chief of DoddleNEWS, rents his gear. Tonight, he shares his personal stories of renting – what he requires and how well it works.


Selling Lenses to Rent

Les Zellan
Les Zellan, Chairman, Cooke Optics
Cooke Optics has been making lenses for 100 years. Tonight Les Zellan, Chairman of Cooke Optics, talks with us about their relationships with rental houses and how they sell their lenses for people to rent.


Renting Gear from a Rental House

Carl Cook
Carl Cook, Director of Television and Cinema, East, VER
VER describes themselves as the “biggest rental company you never knew about!” Tonight Carl Cook, Director of Television and Cinema, East explains what VER does and how they can help you with your rental needs.


The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

James DeRuvo
James DeRuvo, Editor-in-Chief, DoddleNEWS.
James DeRuvo Editor-in-Chief at DoddleNEWS.com, has a multi-faceted career spanning radio, film and publishing. With experience covering technology in the video industry for nearly 20 years, James joins us every week to present the latest industry news.
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