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Digital Production Buzz – July 5, 2018

You’ve got your camera and a selection of lenses, what else do you need? This week, we talk with camera accessory manufacturers and users about products we should consider adding to our kit to make our filmmaking faster, easier, or better.

Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Peter Waisnor, Steve Eisen, Tommy Mack, Steve Weiss, Brian Valente and James DeRuvo.

  • Camera Bags for the Professional Photographer
  • What’s in your Camera Bag?
  • Filmtools Now Sells Cameras
  • Zacuto: Production-grade Camera Monitors
  • Redrock Micro: Everything that isn’t a Camera
  • The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

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Guests this Week

Camera Bags for the Professional Photographer

Peter Waisnor
Peter Waisnor, Vice President, Tenba
On tonight’s show we are talking about cameras and accessories. TENBA began more the 40 years ago with the goal to create a better camera bag. Tonight, we talk with Peter Waisnor, vice president for Tenba, about how they design their camera bags, how to pick the right bag and their highly unusual warranty.

What’s in your Camera Bag?

Steve Eisen
Steve Eisen, President, Eisen Video Productions
Steve Eisen is a professional photographer. So, it makes sense to ask him: “What’s in your bag?” What tools does he find essential to any job? And what does he look for when adding accessories to his kit?

Filmtools Now Sells Cameras

Tommy Mack
Tommy Mack, Director of Camera Sales, Filmtools
Filmtools is one of the oldest names in lighting and grip equipment. Just a few weeks ago, they added cameras to their mix. Tonight we talk with Tommy Mack, their new Director of Camera Sales about why Filmtools aims to be more than just a place to buy your grip expendables and lighting equipment. Tommy also shares his opinions on when to buy new vs. continue using what you’ve got.

Zacuto: Production-grade Camera Monitors

Steve Weiss
Steve Weiss, Creative Director, Zacuto
Zacuto has been making camera accessories since 2000. Continuing our discussion about camera accessories, we talk with Steve Weiss Co-Founder and Marketing/International Sales Director of Zacuto, about why they started in this business and the products they offer.

Redrock Micro: Everything that isn’t a Camera

Brian Valente
Brian Valente, Co-Founder, Redrock Micro
Redrock Micro began 2004 with a goal to provide every accessory that wasn’t a camera! Tonight we talk with Brian Valente, Co-Founder, who explains how their gear helps improve the productivity of the crew and some of their latest products.

The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

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