Digital Production Buzz – February 26, 2015

  • BVE – 15,000 Attendees and Growing
  • New Cameras from JVC
  • New Digital Recorders from Atomos
  • Panasonic Responds to Increased Competition
  • New Lenses from Schneider Optics
  • Pick the Right Prompter

GUESTS: Dan Sachelli, John Kelly, Jeromy Young, Nigel Wilkes, Jim Marks, and Michael Accardi

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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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Digital Production Buzz – February 19, 2015

  • Are New Jobs Coming in Motion Graphics?
  • New 4K Style Effects for Editors, VFX and Motion Graphics
  • Blackmagic Design Updates Switchers and Capture Cards

GUESTS: Paul Babb, Sean Mullen, and Bob Caniglia

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Paul Babb, President/CEO, MAXON US

Paul Babb is the President/CEO of Maxon/US, as well as a graphics software technology expert with more than a decade of experience in 3D animation, visual effects and motion graphics. He has an optimistic theory about the “hiring surge” predicted for this year, particularly in the areas of virtual reality, augmented reality, digital signage and interactive state design. He joins us live in the studio tonight to share his thoughts.

Sean Mullen, CEO & Lead Creative, Rampant Design Tools

Sean Mullen, CEO and Creative Lead for Rampant Design Tools, specializes in creating original drag-and-drop visual elements for editors and VFX artists. Tonight, he talks about the best way to use these tools and how 4K imaged are affecting effects.

Bob Caniglia, Senior Regional Manager Eastern North America, Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design recently released a new Intensity Pro 4K capture card and an update for ATEM switchers. Bob Caniglia, Senior Regional Manager for Eastern North America discusses these new updates as well as the competitive landscape for ATEM switchers.

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Digital Production Buzz – February 12, 2015

  • Kanen Flowers Previews NAB ShowStoppers
  • Updates on Sundance 2015 and the Editor’s Retreat
  • Looking at the Future of Filmmaking

GUESTS: Kanen Flowers, Dan Berube, and Maxim Jago

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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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Digital Production Buzz – February 5, 2015

  • Where to Make Money in Distribution
  • Recording Audio in the Field
  • Improving Your Audio in Post-production

GUESTS: Peter Hamilton, Philip Hodgetts, Terry Curren, and Erik Valenzuela

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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 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.

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 ReRecording Mixer Erik Valenzuela to explain what we can do to improve the quality of our sound in post-production.

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Digital Production Buzz – January 29, 2015

  • The Impact of Media on Society
  • Education – It’s Not Just for Kids
  • The Challenges for Independent Film

GUESTS: Gesine Thomson, Grant Burton, and Adrian Belic

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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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Digital Production Buzz – January 22, 2015

  • Collaboration for Filmmakers Designed by Filmmakers
  • Thoughts on CES from a Gearhead
  • A Labor Update from Jonathan Handel
  • Find, Organize and Protect Your Photos with Mylio

GUESTS: Jon Chappell, Ken Choy, Jonathan Handel, and Kevin Gilbert

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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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Digital Production Buzz – January 15, 2015

  • Meet the New Director of the European Film Market
  • Market Your Business Using Social Media
  • MediaSilo: New Tools for Collaboration

GUESTS: Matthijs Wouter Knol, Jessica Sitomer, and Kai Pradel

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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 advice on how to successfully use social media to market our skills and our business.

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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Digital Production Buzz – January 8, 2015

  • Why Boris FX Acquired Imagineer Systems
  • Imagineer System’s Reaction to the Boris FX Acquisition
  • Creating A Really Small On-Location Production Kit

GUESTS: Boris Yamnitsky, Ross Shain, and Philip Hodgetts

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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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Digital Production Buzz – January 1, 2015

  • Live New Year’s Day Show from the Digital Production Buzz
  • 7 Industry Experts
  • 2014 Highlights & 2015 Trends

GUESTS: Cirina Catania, Ned Soltz, Michael Kammes, Michelle Yamazaki, Philip Hodgetts, and Jonathan Handel

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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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Digital Production Buzz – December 25, 2014

  • Lighting Coldplay’s “Magic”
  • How to Market and Distribute a Documentary
  • Shooting for the Web with Panasonic PX270 Cameras

GUESTS: Pär M Ekberg, Kim Furst, and Matt Abourezk

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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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