Digital Production Buzz — September 18, 2014

  • Blackmagic Design Acquires eyeon Software
  • Interviews from IBC 2014
  • Adobe Announces New Software at IBC 2014

GUESTS: Steve Roberts, Sam Nuttmann, Jim Geduldick, Graham Sharp, Steve Forde, and Alissa Johnson

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Steve Roberts, CEO, eyeon Software

The big news out of IBC 2014 was that Blackmagic Design purchased eyeon Software. eyeon makes Fusion, a compositing tool used on over a 1,000 feature films. This week, we talk with Steve Roberts, CEO of eyeon, about the acquisition and what it means for the future.

Jim Geduldick, Cinema & Photo Marketing Manager, GoPro

Cirina Catania interviews Jim Geduldick, Cinema & Photo Marketing Manager for GoPro, at IBC 2014. Jim discusses the latest camera and attachment technology from GoPro.

Sam Nuttmann, Freefly Systems

Sam Nuttmann is interviewed by BuZZ producer Cirina Catania at IBC 2014. Sam talks about the latest UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) technology from Freefly Systems.

Graham Sharp, SVP Global Products, Vitec Videocom

Graham Sharp, SVP for Global Products at Vitec Videocom, got his start in broadcasting more than 30 years ago. In this interview with Cirina Catania, BuZZ producer, Graham looks back at how the industry has changed over the last thirty years and how IBC has changed with it. He also offers his thoughts on the rising influence of independent filmmakers on broadcast television.

Steve Forde, Principal Product Manager, Visual Effects, Creative Cloud

Alissa Johnson, Product Manager for Collaborative Workflows, Adobe Anywhere

Adobe Systems announced new software at IBC 2014. Philip Hodgetts, CEO of Intelligent Assistance, was at the Adobe booth and interviewed Steve Forde, Principal Product Manager, and Alissa Johnson, Product Manager, about the new announcements, with an eye on visual effects.

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Digital Production Buzz — September 11, 2014

  • Visual Effects for “Game of Thrones”
  • Teaching Filmmaking to At-risk Kids
  • Sky-High Video at the Royal Australian Air Force

GUESTS: Jordan Soles, Manon Banta, and Grant Burton

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Jordan Soles, Executive Producer/CTO, Rodeo FX

Rodeo FX is a Montreal-based team of visual effects artists who just won an Emmy for their visual effects on “Game of Thrones.” This week, Jordan Soles, Executive Producer and CTO, joins us to talk about their work, their awards, and their workflow.

Manon Banta, Executive Director, The Mobile Film Classroom

The Mobile Film Classroom is a digital media production studio-on-wheels that brings digital media instruction to at-risk and under-served youth in Los Angeles County. Manon Banta is the Executive Director and explains their work and their successes on this week’s show.

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

Grant Burton is a long-time Buzz listener. He’s also the Producer and Digital Analyst for the Royal Australian Air Force. He joins us this week to talk about video production in some VERY challenging environments.

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Digital Production Buzz — September 4, 2014

  • Manage Massive Quantities of Content with Studio Suite
  • Using Creativity to Encourage Young Kids to Continue School
  • Managing Digital Media Assets and Protecting Copyright

GUESTS: Joel Stoner, Patricia Siqueriros, and Cathy Aron

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Joel Stoner, President, CEO, AlterMedia

Joel Stoner is the Founder and CEO of AlterMedia, the creator of Studio Suite. This is a studio management software solution used by facilities in more than 50 countries to budget, schedule, produce, manage, deliver and bill for massive quantities of content. He joins us this week to explain how it works.

Patricia Siqueriros, Senior Program Director, College Counselor, Variety Boys & Girls Club

Patricia Siqueiros, Senior Program Director and College Counselor at the Variety Boys & Girls Club (VBGC) uses creativity to enhance leadership and college eligibility opportunities for young students in East and Central Los Angeles. Her goal is to convince youth of the importance of a post-secondary education. We talk with her about her work.

Cathy Aron, Executive Director, PACA/Digital Media Licensing Association

Cathy Aron, Executive Director and former President of PACA (Digital Media Licensing Association), has been actively involved in the stock photo industry for over 30 years. She was also formerly the president of Photo Network Stock, a successful general stock photo rights managed archive. Cathy shares her thoughts on copyright protection of our digital assets.

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Digital Production Buzz — August 28, 2014

  • Designing Games: “Gabriel Knight”
  • Market Yourself Online
  • Lighting Styles Around the World

GUESTS: Jane Jensen, Jessica Sitomer, and Ali Ahmadi

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Jane Jensen, Designer & Founder, Pinkerton Road Studio

A game designer and writer, Jane Jensen is best known for her work on the award-winning Gabriel Knight® adventure games and hidden object games such as “Dying for Daylight.” She talks with us today about game design and innovation.

Jessica Sitomer, President, The Greenlight Coach

Jessica Sitomer has some real-world advice about how to market yourself online. It is often hard to find the right balance between work and online marketing. Jessica has some specific tips you can use along with ideas on how to balance your time between work and online.

Ali Ahmadi, Senior Product Manager, LED Lighting, Vitec Videocom

Ali Ahmadi is a multi-national tour de force in the lighting industry, having designed systems literally all over the world. He is Senior Product Manager at Vitec Videocom. This week, he talks about the differences in lighting techniques between Europe, Asia, and North America.

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Digital Production Buzz — August 21, 2014

  • The Creative State of the Music Industry
  • “The Reel Thing” for Film Restoration and Preservation
  • Inside Look at the Production Music Conference

GUESTS: Tom Seufert, Grover Crisp, and Hunter Williams

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Tom Seufert, Creative Director, Visual Music

Tom Seufert is the Creative Director of Visual Music, a boutique music house with an elite roster of world-class composers, emerging artists, songwriters and sound designers. Tom was originally a recording artist on Epic and Ariola Records and now markets and produces music for all media. This week, he helps us understand the current state of the music industry.

Grover Crisp, Executive Vice President, Asset Management, Film Restoration & Digital Mastering, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Grover Crisp, Executive Vice President for Asset Management, Film Restoration and Digital Mastering at Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), is co-organizer with Michael Friend, also at SPE as the Director of Digital Archives, of “The Reel Thing,” a unique event opening tonight that attracts technologists, archivists, programmers and asset managers, as well as people who simply love movies, television and all things related to moving image and sound preservation. Learn more tonight.

Hunter Williams, Executive Director, Production Music Association

The Production Music Conference is a new, daylong event that brings together the entire music community: Composers, libraries, technology providers and music users. Hunter Williams is the Executive Director of the Conference and joins us this week to tell us what its about.

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Digital Production Buzz — August 14, 2014

  • The Challenges of Working in China
  • Expanding the Reach of After Effects Templates
  • Blending Art with Business in a Creative Company

GUESTS: Peter Hamilton, Arie Stavchansky, and Stefanie Mullen

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Peter Hamilton, Founder and Editor, DocumentaryTelevision.com

Peter Hamilton is a senior consultant who works with the nonfiction industry on marketing & business development. A former CBS executive, his clients include A+E Networks, the BBC, National Geographic, and many others. We talk with him this week about the challenges of doing business in China.

Arie Stavchansky, PhD, Founder, DataClay

Arie Stavchansky is a software developer in Austin, Texas, whose company, “DataClay,” recently released Templater. This is an After Effects plug-in that easily integrates external data into After Effects templates. We talk with him about how this can be used to easily create customized videos.

Stefanie Mullen, CFO, Web Designer, Rampant Design

Stefanie Mullen is an artist with a business mind. She runs the business side of Rampant Design Tools, yet is an artist in her own right with an extensive portfollio of oil paintings. We talk with her about the challenges of artistic entrepreneurship.

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Digital Production Buzz — August 7, 2014

  • 4K Recording and 8K Video
  • Creating a Successful Acting Career
  • Preventing Sexual Harassment and Unsafe Working Conditions on Set

GUESTS: Tony Cacciarelli, Lydia Cornell, and Jonathan Handel

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Tony Cacciarelli, Product Marketing Manager, AJA Video Systems

Tony Cacciarelli, product marketing manager for AJA Video Systems, is deeply involved in the industry’s shift to higher-resolution video. This week, he talks with us about current experiments using 8K video for sports, the benefits of shooting extreme high-resolution video and the intriguing shift from panning the camera to panning the frame.

Lydia Cornell, Actress

Lydia Cornell is an LA-based actress who has appeared in numerous theater, film and television shows, including the hit series, “Too Close for Comfort.” She talks with us today about building a successful acting career, how to polish your acting skills, the importance of relationships and her plans for the future.

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

What do producers need to know to prevent problems like sexual harassment or unsafe working conditions on set? Jonathan Handel, Of Counsel at Troy/Gould in Los Angeles, and the entertainment labor reporter for “The Hollywood Reporter,” joins us this week to help us understand how to avoid problems like sexual harassment or unsafe working conditions on set.

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Digital Production Buzz — July 31, 2014

  • Television Production at Southeastern University
  • Update on “Avid Everywhere”
  • John Lennon and The Pop ’69 Movie

GUESTS: Ian Fritzsche, Philip Hodgetts, and Johnny Brower

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Ian Fritzsche, Director of Media Services, Southeastern University

Ian Fritzsche is the Director of Media Services for Southeastern University. Recently, they added Panasonic AK-HD3800 cameras to their studio. We talk with him this week to learn the why and how.

Philip Hodgetts, President, Intelligent Assistance

Avid has focused their company on “Avid Everywhere.” But what does this mean? Philip Hodgetts is attending a special briefing from the CEO of Avid and joins us this week to explain what was said.

Johnny Brower, Writer/Producer, The POP 69 Movie, Bella Luma Films

Johnny Brower is the writer and producer of “The Pop 69 Movie.” He returns this week with more stories from making the movie and his adventures with John Lennon, Eric Clapton, the Doors, Chuck Berry and many more!

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Digital Production Buzz — July 24, 2014

  • Fitness Tips for Editing Lifestyles
  • Update on the New SAG/AFTRA Contract
  • Cloud Computing is Changing Telecommunications

GUESTS: Zack Arnold, Jonathan Handel, and Marty Lafferty

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Zack Arnold, Editor/Director

Zack Arnold has been a professional editor for 15 years, most recently on the TV series “Burn Notice.” He made his directorial debut on the documentary: “GO FAR: The Christopher Rush Story.” Zack’s latest venture is founding “Fitness In Post,” an online resource and community built specifically for people in the post-production industry who want to live a healthier lifestyle but don’t know where to start. This week, he tells us more about it.

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

SAG/AFTRA is claiming “significant gains” in the new contract just ratified. Jonathan Handel, Entertainment/Technology Attorney and labor reporter for “The Hollywood Reporter” gives us the details.

Marty Lafferty, CEO, DCIA (Distributed Computing Industry Association)

The DCIA (Distributed Computing Industry Association) is an international trade organization focused on commercial advancement of cloud computing and related technologies, particularly as they are deployed for the delivery of high-value content. Marty Lafferty, CEO of DCIA, joins us this week to explain how big data, globalization and cloud computing is dramatically changing telecommunications.

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Digital Production Buzz — July 17, 2014

  • Marketing Tips for Creative Companies
  • Skin Re-touching Plug-ins Compared
  • Frame.io – New, Cloud-base Project Collaboration

GUESTS: Jessica Sitomer, Michele Yamazaki, and Emery Wells

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Jessica Sitomer, President, The Greenlight Coach

Marketing a business is not the same as marketing a film. Films are one-time-only, while a business is on-going. This week, Jessica Sitomer, president of The Greenlight Coach, shares her thoughts on successful marketing for creative companies..

Michele Yamazaki, VP Marketing, Toolfarm

Michele Yamazaki, VP Marketing at Toolfarm, has researched all the plug-in tools available for skin retouching in video clips. What should we use? How much is too much? And what are her “beauty” secrets?

Emery Wells, CEO, Co-Founder, Frame.io

Frame.io just launched a new cloud-based video review, storage, transcoding, versioning and task management platform for creative media teams. It combines the attributes of Vimeo, Dropbox, Gmail and collaborative review and approval applications into a singular home base application for creative video projects. Emery Wells, CEO and co-founder of Frame.io, joins us this week to explain.

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