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February 26th, 2015

The BuZZ

Join Larry Jordan as he talks with:

Dan Saccheli, Event Manager, BVE

Daniel Saccheli is the Event Manager for BVE 2015 in London. This year’s show continues to set attendance records with more exhibitors than ever. Listen as Dan explains what it takes to stage a successful trade show and describes his plans for the future.

John Kelly, General Manager, JVC/Europe

JVC announced new cameras this week at BVE 2015 in London. John Kelly, General Manager for JVC in Europe, joins us to explain why JVC considers BVE worth exhibiting at and showcases their latest cameras.

Jeromy Young, CEO, Atomos

Atomos announced products and upgrades to their digital video recorders this week at BVE 2015. We interviewed Jeromy Young, co-founder and CEO for Atomos, in his booth at the show as he explains what’s new.

Nigel Wilkes, General Manager, Panasonic/Europe

How are traditional camera companies responding to new competition from computer companies like Blackmagic Design and AJA? We talked with Nigel Wilkes, Group Manager for Panasonic/Europe, about the success of their GH4 camera, a major new dramatic show using Varicams, and how Panasonic views the increased competition from new companies releasing professional cameras.

Jim Marks, DP/Director

When you are shooting commercials, the “look” is everything. And nothing is more important to the look than the lens you put in front of your camera. Jim Marks is a DP and director, specializing in high-end commercials. At BVE, we talked about Schneider Optics new lens for 4K media, how to pick the right lens for your project, and the differences between prime and zoom lenses.

Michael Accardi, President, CueScript

We stopped by the CueScript booth at BVE 2015 to talk with Michael Accardi, co-founder and president. Michael gave us a tour of the challenges to creating good prompters, when and how they should be used and some practical advice on how to add prompters to your next shoot.


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February 12th, 2015

The BuZZ

Join Larry Jordan and co-host Michael Horton as they talk with:

Kanen Flowers, Chief Mayhem Officer, That Studio

In 2014, Kanen Flowers founded THAT STUDIO with a focus on Independent Visual Effects, Creative Content and Distribution of new films. Along with his co-founder, Alan E. Bell, Kanen helps new, and existing, artists get their content onto the Internet. This week, Kanan joins us in our studio to preview upcoming highlights at the 2015 NAB Show.

Dan Berube, President, Boston Final Cut Pro User Group

Daniel Bérubé is the Founder of the Boston Creative Pro User Group and co-producer of the world-famous Supermeets. Recently, he spoke at Sundance and was involved with the yearly Editors’ Retreat in Florida. This week, he shares his thoughts about both.

Maxim Jago, Director, MaximJago.com

Maxim Jago is a film director, screen writer, and author who shares his time between film making and speaking as a futurologist. He’s a regular speaker at media technology conferences, film festivals and events celebrating creativity. He’s also Chief Innovation Officer at filmdoo.com and a mentor for new film makers. This week, he shares his thoughts on the future of filmmaking.


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February 5th, 2015

The BuZZ

Join Larry Jordan and co-host Michael Horton as they talk with:

Peter Hamilton, Founder and Editor, DocumentaryTelevision.com

Peter Hamilton is a senior consultant who works with the nonfiction industry on marketing and business development. A former CBS executive, his clients include A+E Networks, the BBC, National Geographic, and many other media groups, governments and non-profits. He joins us this week to talk about the global market for documentaries.

Philip Hodgetts, President, Lumberjack System

Philip Hodgetts is the CEO of Intelligent Assistance and Lumberjack System and is involved in the technology of virtually every area of digital production and post-production. He joins us this week to talk about recording audio in the field.

Terry Curren, Founder/President, Alpha Dogs Inc.

Terry Curren is the founder and president of Alpha Dogs, an LA-based post-production company. This week, Terry stops by to explain what we can do to improve the quality of our sound in post-production.

Erik Valenzuela, ReRecording Mixer, Sound Waves Post, LLC & Alpha Dogs Inc.

Terry Curren is the founder and president of Alpha Dogs, an LA-based post-production company. This week, Terry stops by with Audio Mixer Erik Valenzuela to explain what we can do to improve the quality of our sound in post-production.


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January 29th, 2015

The BuZZ

Join Larry Jordan and co-host Michael Horton as they talk with:

Gesine Thomson, Filmmaker/Futurist/Visionary Architect, GTbyDesign

Gesine Thomson is a filmmaker, artist, futurist, and visionary architect. She is a speaker at TED Conferences. This week, she joins us to talk about the impact media has on current culture.

Grant Burton, Producer and Digital Analyst, Royal Australian Air Force

Grant Burton has been creating training videos for the Royal Australian Air Force for almost 20 years, where is he now a Producer and Digital Analyst – first as a member of the RAAF and now as a civilian. This week, he updates us on his recent education under renowned cinematographer John Brawley.

Adrian Belic, Director, Wadi Rum Films

We first met Adrian Belic, and his brother Roko, four years ago when their first film after college was the Academy Award nominated “Genghis Blues.” His follow up films were the multi-award winning “Beyond the Call, and the international success, “Happy.” We talk about how he views the impact of film on society.


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January 22nd, 2015

The BuZZ

Join Larry Jordan and co-host Michael Horton as they talk with:

Jon Chappell, CEO, Digital Rebellion

Digital Rebellion has designed a cloud-based system of video review and collaboration called: Kollaborate. This week, Jon Chappell, CEO, joins us to explain what the system is and how it works.

Ken Choy, Journalist/TV Writer, GizmoPorn

Ken Choy is an avowed gearhead, and writer for Gizmoporn.com. He shares his thoughts on CES with us this week.

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

Jonathan Handel is the entertainment labor reporter for the Hollywood Reporter. This week, he brings us up to date on a variety of labor issues in Hollywood.

Kevin Gilbert, Photojournalist, Memory Evangelist, Mylio LLC

If you shoot stills, chances are you have them spread all over the place: on Facebook, your phone, your computer, USB sticks… everywhere. Mylio helps find, organize and protect those assets and memories. Photographer Kevin Gilbert stops by to tell us more about it.


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January 15th, 2015

The BuZZ

Join Larry Jordan and co-host Michael Horton as they talk with:

Matthijs Wouter Knol, Director, European Film Market

Matthijs Wouter Knol is the new director of the European Film Market – one of the three largest film markets in the world. He joins us this week to tell us about the EFM, what we can expect at this year’s market and his goals for the future. If you are looking for international distribution, you need to listen to this interview.

Jessica Sitomer, President, The Greenlight Coach

Our favorite job coach, Jessica Sitomer, president of The Greenlight Coach, returns with more good advice on finding and keeping work.

Kai Pradel, CEO/Founder, MediaSilo

Kai Pradel is the CEO and Founder of MediaSilo, which is a cloud-based video-sharing and media asset management platform which he started in 2008. This week, he joins us to talk about the cool stuff they’re doing to help post-production professionals maximize efficiency in their workflows, including EditCompanion, a panel that gives editors access to MediaSilo from within Adobe Premiere.


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January 8th, 2015

The BuZZ

Join Larry Jordan and co-host Michael Horton as they talk with:

Boris Yamnitsky, Owner, BorisFX

Recently, Boris FX announced they had acquired Imagineer Systems, makers of the world-famous mocha Pro tracking technology. This week, Boris Yamnitsky, CEO of Boris FX, joins us to explain what they did and why they did it.

Ross Shain, Chief Marketing Officer, Imagineer Systems

Since we were talking with Boris about their acquisition, we thought it would also be interesting to get the perspective of the folks at Imagineer Systems. Ross Shain shares his thoughts on the advantages of the new partnership and what they hope to do with it during the coming months.

Philip Hodgetts, President, Intelligent Assistance

On-location production gear continues to evolve, as do our needs for handling media. This week, Philip Hodgetts, CEO of Lumberjack Systems, describes what he takes when he goes into production and how he manages media and metadata.


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January 1st, 2015

The BuZZ

Join Larry Jordan as he talks with:

Michael Horton, Co-Host, Digital Production BuZZ

His thoughts on user groups, trade shows, and industry trends.

Cirina Catania, Producer, Digital Production BuZZ

Her thoughts on industry trends and new Buzz guests going into 2015.

Ned Soltz, Contributing Editor, Digital Video Magazine

His thoughts on cameras and camera technology.

Michael Kammes, Director, Technology & Marketing, Key Code Media

His thoughts on workflow, automation, and hardware.

Michele Yamazaki, VP Marketing, Toolfarm

Her thoughts on software, plug-ins, and 3rd-party developers.

Philip Hodgetts, President, Intelligent Assistance

His thoughts on workflow, codecs, and technology.

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

His thoughts on labor and workplace issues.


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December 23rd, 2014

The BuZZ

Join Larry Jordan and co-host Michael Horton as they talk with:

Pär M Ekberg, Cinematographer, Coldplay, “Magic”

Cinematographer Pär Ekberg chose a unique black and white look and stark lighting to achieve his goals for Coldplay’s viral video, “Magic.”

Kim Furst, Producer/Director, Kilo Foxtrot Films

Kim Furst is an award-winning documentary film producer, director and editor. Flying the Feathered Edge is Kim’s fifth aviation documentary. She is now distributing the film and this week we learn what’s working and what isn’t.

Matt Abourezk, Director/Photographer, Talkingbox Digital Media Group, Inc.

Director/Photographer Matt Abourezk chose the new Panasonic PX270 cameras for his productions. We’ll ask why and find out what makes this gear unique.


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December 18th, 2014

The BuZZ

Join Larry Jordan and co-host Michael Horton as they talk with:

Julian Mack, Creative Content Producer, Nightjar

Felix Mack, Filmmaker, Nightjar

Los Angeles-base Nightjar, owned by brothers Felix and Julian Mack, has been creating innovative content for multimedia, video, animation and sound since 1999. Most recently they produced Hillary Duff’s music video for her hit single, “All About You,” and a mind-bending end-credit sequence for XBox One’s Sunset Overdrive. Tonight Julian takes us inside the company to explain how they work.

Benoit Fouchard, Chief Strategy Officer, ATEME

Being “on the scene” is “oh so 2014.” The new idea, once you’re on the scene is 360-degree coverage. Everthing everywhere. Tonight, Benoit Fouchard, Chief Strategy Office for ATEME, joins us to explain their new spherical capture device.

Michael Cioni, CEO, Light Iron

Kim Snyder, CEO & President, Panavision

One of the industry’s most respected companies, Panavision, just acquired Light Iron. Kim Snyder, CEO and President of Panavision and Michael Cioni, Founder and CEO of Light Iron give us the inside scoop and what it means for the post-producion industry.


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December 11th, 2014

The BuZZ

Join Larry Jordan and co-host Michael Horton as they talk with:

Yvonne Russo, Producer/Director

Yvonne Russo is an award-winning producer, director and writer of film, television and web. Her most recent production, VIVA VERDI! is a documentary about life inside Casa Di Riposo per Musicisti of Milan, the home that Giuseppe Verdi built in 1896 for retired opera singers and the musical artists who live there. Tonight, she discusses how she used crowd-funding to finance her film.

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

A grab-bag look at issues affecting the cloud, the guilds, and Hollywood, with Jonathan Handel.

Rory McVicar, Head of Product, A-Frame

A-frame is a company specializing in cloud-based media distribution and review. Tonight we talk with Rory McVicar, Head of Product, about their latest technology to enable filmmakers to do more faster.


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December 4th, 2014

The BuZZ

Join Larry Jordan and co-host Michael Horton as they talk with:

Jordan Kelly Montgomery, Producer/Director, Jordan Stone Productions

For over a decade Jordan Stone Productions has partnered with some of the largest production companies to produce exciting content from development through post. Recent productions include Hoplite Entertainment’s reality series STABLE WARS for Fox Sports. However, for many editors, the real challenge is what to deliver when the editing is complete. This week, we talk with Jordan Montgomery about creating “deliverables.”

David Foley, Sr. Technologist & Founder, Nanotech Entertainment

David Foley, senior technologist and founder of Nanotech, is focused on high-resolution video. This week, he joins us to talk about 4K workflows, monitors and delivering 4K media to consumers.

Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin and Associates

Tom Coughlin is the president of Coughlin Associates, Inc. For more than 20 years, Tom’s been studying, consulting to and reporting on the storage industry. Every year, he surveys media companies to figure out where the future is taking us. This week, he gives us a detailed look at what he’s learned.

The Buzz is all the information you need now to know what’s coming next!


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November 26th, 2014

The BuZZ

Join Larry Jordan and co-host Michael Horton as they talk with:

David Colantuoni, Senior Director Product Management, Creative Apps/Storage, Avid Technology

Avid Pro Tools is an industry standard for audio editing and mixing. Recently, they announced new licensing rules, as Dave Colantuoni, Senior Director of Product Management for Avid Technology explains.

Ned Soltz, Contributing Editor, Digital Video Magazine, Ned Soltz Inc.

Last week, we spoke with Ned Soltz, Contributing Editor for Digital Video Magazine, about the latest camera technology. This week, we talk with Ned about killer new camera accessories that you need to know.

Robert Neivert, Chief Operations Officer, Private.me

Robert Neivert is the COO of Private.me, a company that enables people to search online without being tracked. With over 15 years of experience with technology and consumer relations he is an expert in both personal privacy and the current issue of Net Neutrality. This week, we talk with him about both.

The Buzz is all the information you need now to know what’s coming next!


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November 20th, 2014

The BuZZ

Join Larry Jordan and co-host Michael Horton as they talk with:

Barry Frechette, Director of Integrated Production, Connelly Partners

Barry Frechette is the Director of Integrated Production for Connelly Partners. He produces TV ads, videos, websites and other products for their clients. Recently, he discovered a story that he just had to create on his own and “Paper Lantern” was born. Barry launched and closed a successful Kickstarter campaign. We’re fascinated by the story and also want to know more about how he was able to raise his financing.

Ned Soltz, Contributing Editor, Digital Video Magazine, Ned Soltz Inc.

Nobody knows media hardware like Ned Soltz, Contributing Editor for Digital Video Magazine. It’s been a while since Ned was last on the show, so we invited him back to catch up on the latest toys.

Kevin J. Railsback, Director of Photography, Filmmaking Naturally

Kevin Railsback is a director of photography who specializes in nature and wildlife cinematography. His work has appeared in programs on National Geographic, Animal Planet, The Discovery Channel as well as theatrically-released films and commercials for such corporate giants as AT&T. This week, he shares his secrets to successful wildlife filmmaking.


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November 13th, 2014

The BuZZ

Join Larry Jordan and co-host Michael Horton as they talk with:

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

Neil Patrick Harris recently declared that his upcoming variety show, produced by ITV, will be “crafted by union writers.” But in the ongoing labor negotiations, what does this mean? Jonathan Handel, entertainment labor reporter for “The Hollywood Reporter” joins us this week to explain.

Josh Apter, Founder & President, Manhattan Edit Workshop

The viral video of Princess Leia silently walking through Manhattan, in costume, exploded on YouTube. Josh Apter, president of the Manhattan Edit Workshop, joins us to explain.

Philip Hodgetts, President, Intelligent Assistance

Metadata is essential to every creative project and few are getting trained in how to use it to tame massive, numerous media files. Philip Hodgetts, president of Intelligent Assistance, joins us to explain what we need to know.

The Buzz is all the information you need now to know what’s coming next!


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November 6th, 2014

The BuZZ

Join Larry Jordan and co-host Michael Horton as they talk with:

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

More and more high-end productions are originating projects for the web. But making money on the web is entirely different from traditional funding methods. Recently, Actors Equity, SAG-AFTRA, and the Metropolitan Opera got into a major tussle about revenue and residuals for streaming events. Legal expert Jonathan Handel, Of Counsel at Troy/Gould in Los Angeles, joins us to explain.

Dror Gill, CTO, Beamr

Dror Gill is the CTO of BeamrVideo, a company that has found a way to reduce the costs associated with storing and transmitting media files by recompressing media files without reducing image quality or introducing artifacts. He joins us this week to explain how this works.

Jessica Sitomer, President, The Greenlight Coach

Becoming complacent may reduce your stress, but it also reduces the quality of your work. In this highly informative interview, Jessica Sitomer, President of The Greenlight Coach, explains how to overcome complacency with “mental conditioning.”


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October 30th, 2014

The BuZZ

Join Larry Jordan and co-host Michael Horton as they talk with:

Darroch Greer, Co-Director/Producer, “The Millionaires’ Unit”

“The Millionaires’ Unit” is a documentary made by Humanus Documentary Films Foundation and directed by Darroch Greer about a group of Yale students who became U.S. Naval Aviators in the First World War. He and his co-directing partner, Ron King, have been working on this film for years and it is finally complete. We talk with him about it this week.

Larry O’Connor, President & Founder, Other World Computing

Larry O’Connor is the CEO of Other World Computing (OWC). They’ve been providing quality hardware products and support to the computer industry since 1988. There seems to be a problem with SSD drives and Yosemite (Apple’s latest operating system.) Larry joins us to explain what you need to know to keep your system running smoothly

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Sean Williams, VP Design, AlphaDogs, Inc.

AlphaDogs, Inc., just completed major VFX and color grading work on “The Millionaire’s Unit.” This week, we talk with Sean Williams, VP Design, Russell Frazier, senior designer and animator, and Sean Stack, Online Editor and Colorist, about the project and what they did.

Russell Frazier, Senior Designer/Animator, AlphaDogs, Inc.

AlphaDogs, Inc., just completed major VFX and color grading work on “The Millionaire’s Unit.” This week, we talk with Sean Williams, VP Design, Russell Frazier, senior designer and animator, and Sean Stack, Online Editor and Colorist, about the project and what they did.

Sean Stack, Colorist and Finishing Editor, Alpha Dogs, Inc.

AlphaDogs, Inc., just completed major VFX and color grading work on “The Millionaire’s Unit.” This week, we talk with Sean Williams, VP Design, Russell Frazier, senior designer and animator, and Sean Stack, Online Editor and Colorist, about the project and what they did.


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October 23rd, 2014

The BuZZ

Join Larry Jordan and co-host Michael Horton as they talk with:

Michael Kammes, Director, Technology & Marketing at Key Code Media, Key Code Media

Michael Kammes keeps busy as the Director of Technology and Marketing for Key Code Media, in Los Angeles. But…as a side project, he just launched a new web tech series called, “5 Things!” Tonight, we go behind-the-scenes to learn more.

Brandon Reza Parvini, Co-Founder/Creative Director, Ghost Town Media

Brandon Reza Parvini is creative director and co-founder of Ghost Town Media, an LA-based visual effects and design boutique. Their recent VFX work on the film “Mall” joins their award-winning work for film, broadcast commercials and live-visuals for the world’s top performers including Muse, Linkin Park and others. Tonight we learn how they do it.

Paul Babb, President/CEO, MAXON US

Paul Babb is a graphics software technology expert and President/CEO of MAXON US with more than a decade of experience in 3D animation, visual effects and motion graphics. He is the technology keynote speaker at the upcoming World Animation & VFX Summit. Tonight we want to talk with him about whether technology is making art easier or harder.


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October 16th, 2014

The BuZZ

Join Larry Jordan and co-host Michael Horton as they talk with:

Danny Manus, CEO/Script Consultant, No Bull Script Consulting

Danny Manus, CEO of No Bull Script Consulting, is an in-demand script consultant. He is also the author of “No. B.S. for Screenwriters: Advice from the Executive Perspective.” Tonight, we learn the secrets to improving our scripts.

Dan Montgomery, CEO, Imagine Products, Inc.

Dan Montgomery is the CEO of Imagine Products, Inc. They developed Shotput Pro and other tools which enable filmmakers to work more easily with their media. Recently, they released a series of new products to help with archiving our projects, as Dan explains tonight.

Rob Bessette, Colorist, Finish Boston

Rob Bessette is a colorist for Finish Boston. He’s an exceptionally talented colorist who has been working non-stop for over eight years making his clients visions come to life on the large and the small screen. Tonight, he shares his insider’s perspective on how color can improve any project.


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October 9th, 2014

The BuZZ

Join Larry Jordan and co-host Michael Horton as they talk with:

Brian Drewes, Co-founder, ZEROvfx

Sean Devereauz, Co-founder and Lead VFX Supervisor, ZEROvfx

Brian Drewes and Sean Devereaux are the Co-Founders of ZEROvfx, a Boston-based effects house, that recently handled the visual effects work on “The Equalizer,” starring Denzel Washington and directed by Antoine Fuqua. We talk with them about what they did, how they did it, and how it worked out.

Dan Berube, Founder, Boston Creative Pro User Group (BOSCPUG)

Dan Berube is the president of the Boston Creative Pro User Group. This week we talk with Dan and co-host Mike Horton about the role user groups play in enabling media folks to do more with technology.

Tim Buttner, Founder, Tim Butt 2 Productions

Tim Buttner is a multi-talented individual. An accomplished photographer, writer, director and producer, Tim recently shot Owl City’s newest track, “Wolf Bite,” using the Blackmagic Cinema Camera (EF) and color graded on DaVinci Resolve 11. We talk with him about his experiences using both the camera and latest version of Resolve.


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