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Digital Production Buzz – September 13, 2018

This week, we split our focus between new technology and the age-old craft of storytelling. We start with news from IBC and a report on a live multicam stream from boats in San Francisco Bay. Then, we talk with three leading filmmakers about their process of storytelling; from first idea to finished edit. Discover what it takes to make a story work.

Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Ron Vargas , Norman Hollyn, Tom Jennings, Josh Apter and James DeRuvo.

  • Multicam Live Streaming
  • The Art of Telling a Story
  • Documentary Storytelling
  • The Process of Creating a Story
  • The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

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Guests this Week

Multicam Live Streaming

Ron Vargas
Ron Vargas, Producer/Director, on behalf of Keycode Media
Last week, The Ocean Cleanup launched a new method of cleaning plastic from the ocean. The event was live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube, using multiple LiveU units and support from KeyCode Media. Ron Vargas was the technical director for this production and explains how it worked.

The Art of Telling a Story

Norman Hollyn
Norman Hollyn, Teacher, Editor, Writer & Professor, USC School of Cinematic Arts
Who better to talk to us about storytelling than Norman Hollyn? Editor and Professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Norman talks with us about the process of crafting a story, what makes it work, and why training in story-telling will improve your craft.

Documentary Storytelling

Tom Jennings
Tom Jennings, Executive Producer, 1895 Films
The craft of telling stories for a documentary differs from telling a story in narrative fiction. Tonight Emmy and Peabody Award winner, Tom Jennings, Executive Producer for 1895 Films, joins us to share his thoughts on how he tells stories in a documentary.

The Process of Creating a Story

Josh Apter
Josh Apter, Founder & CEO, Padcaster
Filmmaker Josh Apter writes stories about people. Tonight, he shares his thoughts on what makes a good story, his creative process, and what we can do to improve the stories we create.

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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