Digital Production Buzz — April 17, 2014

  • Documenting the Death of “Rhythm & Hues”
  • Promoting Independent Films in New Mexico
  • How to Make Money on Your Movie
  • Film-making is for Everyone

GUESTS: Christina Lee Storm, Dirk Norris, Brad Stoddard, Jessica Hall, and Nic Novicki

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Christina Lee Storm, Producer, Accelerated Entertainment

As of April 17th, 2014, the 30-minute documentary “Life After Pi,” chronicling the death of one of Hollywood’s most prominent visual effects houses, Rhythm & Hues. R&H received the Oscar for Visual Effects in 2013, eleven days after declaring bankruptcy. Filmmaker Christina Lee Storm documented the behind-the-scenes factors that led to this sad and unforgettable moment in the history of Hollywood. She joins us tonight to talk about it.

Dirk Norris, President/Executive Director, New Mexico Film Foundation
Brad Stoddard, President, New Mexico Post Alliance

Dirk Norris formed the New Mexico Film Foundation, where he is now president and Executive Director, to help grow the independent film community there. Brad Stoddard is the President of the New Mexico Post Alliance and a certified Final Cut Pro X trainer at the University of New Mexico. They join us this evening to talk about a new campaign, “Life in New Mexico,” with an invitation to participate.

Jessica Hall, Director, Innovate Practice / 3Pillar Global

Jessica Hall is the Director of Innovate Practice at 3Pillar Global, a firm that helps convert great ideas into money. Recently, she spoke at the 2014 NAB Show on “Monetizing Content in the New Digital World.” Tonight, she joins us to talk about what independent film producers need to know and do to convert their films into cash with engaged fan bases.

Nic Novicki, Founder/Director, Disability Film Challenge

Nic Novicki is an actor, comedian and producer who started the “48 Hour Disability Film Challenge” to encourage disabled filmmakers to further their careers. Tonight he explains the contest and why he created it.

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Evening Report from the 2014 NAB Show – Day 7 (04/13/2014)

GUESTS: Ric Viers, Bob Zelan, Devon Cook, Steve Modica, James Lambert-Knott, Martin Tlaskal, Ross Kanarek, and Patrick Morgan

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Ric Viers, Sound Designer, Blastwave FX

Larry Jordan talks with Ric Viers, Sound Designer for Blastwave FX. BlastwaveFX is a high definition sound effects company. They just created SonaPedia 3.0, a sound effects library with over 40,000 high definition recordings.


Bob Zelan, Chief Technology Officer, Maxx Digital
Devon Cook, Workflow Specialist, Maxx Digital

Larry Jordan sits down with Bob Zelan and Devon Cook from Maxx Digital. Maxx Digital supplies storage solutions for the entertainment industry for editing, graphics, and production. They provide shared storage environments for post production and graphics industry for macs.

Steve Modica, Chief Technology Officer, Small Tree

Larry Jordan sits down with Steve Modica, Chief Technology Officer for Small Tree, to talk about shared storage. Steve explains Small Tree’s affordable shared storage solutions and technical expertise, which makes them stand out in the crowd.

James Lambert-Knott, Technical Director, Take 1 Transcription

Larry Jordan talks with James Lambert-Knott, Technical Director for Take 1 Transcription. Take 1 provides verbatim transcripts, post production scripts, closed cations, subtitles and other metatdata for productions. They are working on a new product built for editors and producers and it allows them to quickly do a search through their transcripts to create a story.

Martin Tlaskal, Head of Development, FilmLight

Larry Jordan sits down with Martin Tlaskal, Lead Developer for FilmLight, to talk about color grading and color grading software. Martin talks about FilmLight’s new color grading software and plug-ins for dailies and post production.

Ross Kanarek, Business Development Manager, Switronix, Inc.

Larry Jordan talks with Ross Kanarek, Business Development Manager for Switronix, Inc. Switronix is a power solution company for ENG news, film, and major motion pictures. They also do lighting and HD wireless transmission with their core business being batteries. They have released a hyper core lithium ion battery line for users that are using power hungry cameras.

Patrick Morgan, Product Manager, Digital Vision

Larry Jordan sits down with Patrick Morgan, Product Manager for Digital Vision. Digital Vision is a supplier of color grading, restoration and film scanning solutions for the broadcast. Morgan discusses Nucoda and Phoenix in depth.

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Evening Report from the 2014 NAB Show – Day 6 (04/12/2014)

GUESTS: Roger Mabon, Keith Warburton, Mark Hudgins, Doug Pircher, Brian Zarlenga, Rony Sebok, Miguel Saldate, Andrew Young, and Haluki Sadahiro

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Roger Mabon, CEO, mLogic
Keith Warburton, President, Global Distribution

Larry Jordan talks with Roger Mabon and Keith Warburton about mLogic. mLogic is the leading supplier of Thunderbolt peripheral products. mLogic has released the Industries first thunderbolt enabled LTO system which is an LTO drive with a thunderbolt interface.

Mark Hudgins, Senior Software Engineer, Imagine Products

Larry Jordan sits down with Mark Hudgins of Imagine Products. Imagine Products is a software company that makes workflow solutions software to help with all stages of the workflow from ingest to archive. New products discussed include Shotput Pro, PreRollPost and ShotSum.

Doug Pircher, General Manager, International Supplies

Larry talks with Doug Pircher, General Manager for International Supplies. International Supplies looks for new and unique companies that might be small but have revolutionary products. They distribute and market just about everything and have signed on with 2 new companies Nexto-di and DM Light.

Brian Zarlenga, Marketing, Apogee Electronics

Larry talks with Brian Zarlenga from Apogee Electronics. Apogee makes professional quality audio recording interfaces that record on Mac, iPad, and iPhone. Some of their products include Symphony I/O, Quartet, Duet, ONE, Jam and MiC which have been used to create Grammy and Oscar winning recordings.

Rony Sebok, VP Technology, 1 Beyond, Inc

Larry talks with Rony Sebok, VP of Technology for 1 Beyond, Inc. 1 Beyond is a manufacturer of custom built systems and focuses on the video industry. They are known for rugged portable products for onset wrangling but have extended their product line to archive and streaming products. They have just released a new expansion system for the mac products.

Miguel Saldate, Technical Product Specialist, JMR Electronics

Larry sits down with Miguel Saldate, Technical Product Specialist for JMR Electronics. JMR is an OEM product manufacturer and system integrator for several companies in the storage industry. JMR also has there own line of storage products and computer accessories. They have developed a system that lets you rack mount your mac pro, which fits 2 mac pros side by side in 4 rack units.


Andrew Young, Director, Product Management – Optics, Panavision
Haluki Sadahiro, Director, Product Management – Cameras, Panavision

Larry Jordan sits down with Andrew Young and Haluki Sadahiro, Director of Product Management, Optics and Director of Product Management, Cameras at Panavision, to talk about the lenses and cameras of Panavision. Andrew and Haluki also discuss the Panavision look and line of lenses, and Panavision’s camera rental customization.

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Evening Report from the 2014 NAB Show – Day 5 (04/11/2014)

GUESTS: Pete Litwinowicz, Craig Nimens, Tom Dickinson, Jeffrey Stansfield, Gabe Chiefetz, and Tabb Firchau

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Pete Litwinowitz, Co-founder, RE:Vision Effects, Inc

Larry Jordan sits down with Pete Litwinowitz, Co-founder of RE:Vision Effects, Inc, to talk about effects plug ins. Pete talks about retiming, motion blurring, warping, and more plug-ins that RE:Vision Effects offers.

Craig Nimens, Production Consultant, Sound Ideas

Larry talks with Craig Nimens, Production Consultant for Sound Ideas. Sound Ideas is the worlds largest supplier of sound effects, royalty free music and production elements. They have released a variety of new collections and libraries.

Tom Dickinson, Chief Technical Officer, Bexel

Larry talks with Tom Dickinson, CTO for Bexel. Bexel is a rental service that provides equipment from a one camera package for an interview to much more sophisticated packages for live events or sports.

Jeffrey Stansfield, Founder, Advantage Video Systems

Larry talks with Jeffrey Stansfield, Founder of Advantage Video Systems. Advantage Video Systems is a provider for the broadcast, motion picture, television and motion graphics industries. They are releasing a new DIT system designed around the new MacPro.

Gabe Cheifetz, Co-Founder, Crumplepop

Larry Jordan sits down with Gabe Cheifetz, Co-Founder of Crumplepop, to talk about video effects plugins for Final Cut Pro X. Gabe specifically talks about successful Crumplepop plugins such as an animated split screen plug-in and a skin tone corrector plugin.

Tabb Firchau, President, Freefly

Larry Jordan sits down with Tabb Firchau, president of Freefly Systems, to talk about new ways to stabilize cameras. Tabb talks about FreeFly’s new, handheld, motor driven stabilization rig that can be operated by one or two people, with the addition of a wireless remote.

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Evening Report from the 2014 NAB Show – Day 4 (04/10/2014)

GUESTS: Alexis Van Hurkman, Ned Soltz, Carey Dissmore, Michele Yamazaki, Alicia van Heulen, Oliver Peters, Corey Roberts, and Larry Jordan

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Alexis Van Hurkman, Author, Director, Colorist, Van Hurkman Productions

Larry Jordan sits down with Alexis Van Hurkman, a writer, director, and colorist, to talk about innovations in editing and color grading. Alexis discusses BlackMagic’s new DaVinci Resolve 11 release, and how it integrates editing with color grading.

Ned Soltz, Contributing Editor, Digital Video Magazine

Ned Soltz discusses how camera manufacturers should be worried about companies such as AJA and BlackMagic releasing new high end cameras under $10,000. He compares the features of the less expensive cameras with the high end cameras.

Carey Dissmore, Principal, Carey Dissmore Productions

Larry Jordan catches up with special reporter Carey Dissmore of Carey Dissmore Productions to hear his thoughts on NAB 2014. Carey talks about the 4k trend this year, as well as interesting camera support accessories and LED lights.

Michele Yamazaki, Pluginologist, Toolfarm

Larry Jordan checks in with Michele Yamazaki, Marketing Manager for Toolfarm, to hear her take on what’s new in the effects plug-in world. Michelle talks about a few new effects plug-ins that have caught her attention at NAB 2014.

Alicia Van Heulen, Marketing Manager, Toolfarm

Larry Jordan checks in with Alicia Van Heulen, Marketing Manager for Toolfarm, to talk about After Effects Plug ins. Alicia gives us a glimpse into two new after effects plug-ins called Motion Monkey and Flux.

Ned Soltz, Contributing Editor, Digital Video Magazine

Larry Jordan sits down with Ned Soltz, a contributing editor for DV Magazine, to listen Ned’s special report. Ned talks about the continuing trend of Cloud storage and safety issues that surround it.

Oliver Peters, Editor/Colorist, Oliver Peters Post Production Services

Larry Jordan sits down with Oliver Peters of Oliver Peters Post Production Services Company to talk about Oliver’s impressions of NAB 2014. Oliver talks about the 4K competition at NAB, new editing innovations, cameras, and more!

Corey Roberts, Actor/Writer

Corey Roberts has been here at NAB for four days now taking in all the show has to offer. As a first time attendee on the event, he talks about his experiences and gives a fresh perspective of NAB.

Ned Soltz, Contributing Editor, Digital Video Magazine

Ned Soltz summarizes his experience at the 2014 NAB Show.

Larry Jordan, Host, Digital Production BuZZ

Larry Jordan summarizes his experience at the 2014 NAB Show.

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Live Update from the 2014 NAB Show – Show 7

GUESTS: Durin Gleaves , Elaine Kwok, Rob D’Amico, and Derick Rhodes

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Durin Gleaves, Product Owner, Adobe Professional Audio

Durin Gleaves, Product Owner, Adobe Professional Audio stops by to discuss Adobe Audition and why a customer should choose Audition over Pro Tools. Durin also speaks about new features in Audition including new multitrack functionality and Audition’s powerful audio restoration tools.

Elaine Kwok, Product Marketing Manager, Promise Technology

Elaine Kwok, Product Marketing Manager discusses Promise Technology’s specialty in storage subsystems optimized for video editing. Elaine also speaks about Promise Technology’s new products to help video editors such as the M4 Pegasus Mini and the NAS Gateway. Elaine talks about the future of storage.

Rob D’Amico, Senior Product Manager, iZotope, Inc.

Rob D’Amico, Senior Product Manager discusses iZotope’s tools for quickly cleaning and repairing audio. Rob also discusses new audio plugins being released.

Derick Rhodes, Footage Content Producer, Shutterstock, Inc.

Derick Rhodes, Footage Content Producer discusses content on Shutterstock’s website and the search content feature. Derick also speaks about Shutterstock’s drive to promote high quality stock video and audio content.

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Evening Report from the 2014 NAB Show – Day 3 (04/09/2014)

GUESTS: Sean Mullen, Kanen Flowers, David Tobie, Jim Tierney, Mohammed Aboul-Magd, John Tkaczewski, and Angus Mackay

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Sean Mullen, CEO/Founder, Rampant Design ToolsKanen Flowers, Creative Director, That Studio

Larry Jordan talks with Sean Mullen, CEO of Rampant Design and Kanen Flowers, Creative Director for That Studio. Rampant Design creates drag and drop practical visual effects. They create QuickTime file effects such as fire, water, dust and more that layer over other elements. Indie Essentials is a less expensive option that offers a variety of stock effects as well. They have launched new products and a new website.

David Tobie, Imaging Product & Technology Manager, Datacolor

Larry talks with David Tobie from Datacolor. DataColor is color management in many fields and industries such as imagery video, video broadcasts, cinematography, animation and more. Data Color released the SpyderHD which calibrates both the computer and video displays.

Jim Tierney, Chief Executive Anarchist, Digital Anarchy

Larry Jordan sits down with Jim Tierney, the Chief Executive Anarchist for Digital Anarchy, to talk about editing plug-ins. Jim talks about past Digital Anarchy success in Photoshop and editing platforms like Final Cut or Premiere, as well as new plug-ins such as Flicker Free.

Mohammed Aboul-Magd, Product Manager, Signiant

Larry Jordan sits down with Mohammed Abdoul-Magd, Product Manager at Signiant, to talk about large file transferring. Mohammed also discusses Signiant’s use of the EDP protocol which allows clients to transfer files quickly and securely.

John Tkaczewski, President/Co-Founder, File Catalyst

File Catalyst is a file transfer solution for moving large media files over the internet. They guarantee users will get the most out of their internet connection during the file transfer process. President John Tkaczewski talks about File Catalyst and it’s usage in Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Angus Mackay, Marketing Director, Tiger Technology

Larry sits down with Angus Mackay, Director of Marketing for Tiger Technology, to talk about shared storage and storage workflow solutions. Angus also discusses Tiger Technology’s ability to customize shared storage to customers’ needs, whether it be storage drives, high speed connections, or managing software.

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Live Update from the 2014 NAB Show – Show 6

GUESTS: Kanen Flowers, Phil Ritti, Michele Yamazaki, and Duane Sherwood

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Kanen Flowers, Creative Director, That Studio

Kanen Flowers, Creative Director of That Studio, stops in to discuss the inspiration and concept behind That Studio and Scruffy TV. Kanen also speaks about his upbringing in film and his new feature film “Hero Punk.”

Phil Ritti, President/CEO, Cache-A Corporation

Phil Ritti, President and CEO of Cache-A Corporation, discusses Cache-A’s new software, the Simul-Copy. Phil also speaks about new storage trends and goes in depth about LTO technology.

Michele Yamazaki, Pluginologist, Toolfarm

Michele Yamazaki, Pluginologist for Toolfarm discusses Toolfarm’s role in the plugin market and goes in depth about brand new plugins debuted at NAB. Michele also let’s us know what some of the more popular plugins being used today include.

Duane Sherwood, Director of Communications, The Tiffen Company

Duane Sherwood, Director of Communications for The Tiffen Company, discusses Tiffen’s role in providing high quality camera filters. Duane also talks about Lowel’s new Pro Power LED light and one by one panel lights.

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Live Update from the 2014 NAB Show – Show 5

GUESTS: Dave Walton, Peter McAuley, Andrew Page, Andy Liebman

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Dave Walton, Assistant Vice President of Marketing and Communications, JVC Professional Products Company

Dave Walton, Assistant Vice President of Marketing and Communications of JVC sits down to discuss JVC’s eight new lines of cameras; four for the HD market and four previews for the 4K market. Dave also talks about the increased competition in the video camera market.

Peter McAuley, Senior Product Manager, Boris FX

Peter McAuley, Senior Product Manager for Boris FX drops by to talk about Boris FX’s latest product, Boris Continuum Complete 9 (BCC 9); with nine new filters, 20 new transitions and GPU processing. Peter also talks about the BCC 9’s visual preset browser and highlights the new filters and transitions.

Andrew Page, Senior Product Manager, NVIDIA

Andrew Page, Senior Product Manager Quadro Advanced Technologies for NVIDIA, discusses iray; the world’s first GPU accelerated and physically correct, photo-realistic rendering solution. Andrew also speaks about the capabilities of NVIDIA’s graphics cards and the increasing demand for media needing better GPU.

Andy Liebman, Founder/CEO, Editshare

Andy Liebman, Founder and CEO of EditShare discusses the companies solutions for collaborate environments. Andy also talks about EditShare’s new 40GB Ethernet, the EditShare 7 release and how someone can get started with an EditShare system.

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Evening Report from the 2014 NAB Show – Day 2 (04/08/2014)

GUESTS: Ned Soltz, Ross Shain, Kieren Foster, James Capparelle, Kevin Waehner, and Tobias Keuthen

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Ned Soltz, Contributing Editor, Digital Video Magazine

Ned Soltz discusses AJA’s just announced CION 4K global shutter camera. Ned discusses what the effect of products from AJA and Blackmagic upon the traditional camera manufacturers may be.

Ross Shain, Chief Marketing Officer, Imagineer Systems

Imagineer Systems is the Academy Award winning developer of Mocha AE and Mocha Pro as well as other motion tracking tools. Ross Shain discusses new features in the technology preview of version 4 of Mocha.

Kieren Foster, VP Product Management, Anton Bauer

Anton/Bauer is the primary provider of battery, charging and monitoring technologies for TV, radio and other forms of media. Kieren Foster, V.P. of Product Management, talks with Larry about Lithium Ion battery safety, and their new battery products for NAB 2014.

James Capparelle, Sales & Marketing Representative, DPA Microphones

Larry Jordan sits down with James Capparelle, a sales and marketing representative for DPA Microphones, to talk high SPL condenser microphones. James talks about some new DPA headset and lavaliere microphones which were used on Les Miserables, as well as the new necklace microphone which was used on the reality show Big Brother.

Kevin Waehner, Channel Manager, Sennheiser

Larry Jordan sits down with Kevin Waehner, the Channel Manager for professional systems and integrated systems at Sennheiser, to talk about new innovations in sound for broadcast and film. Kevin also discusses Sennheisser’s field surround sound recording system, which uses only two microphones, and their new 5-pattern microphone.

Tobias Keuthen, Global Brand Manager, Sachtler

Larry talks with Tobias Keuthen, Global Brand Manager for Sachtler. Sachtler is introducing a new range of accessories following the Ace product line they launched two years ago including a matte box, base plate, and follow focus.

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