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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Digital Production Buzz — July 10, 2014

  • Picking the Right Storage for Editing
  • Balancing Creativity and Clients with Business

GUESTS: Larry O’Connor and Kevin Spark

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

Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO of Other World Computing (OWC) returns to showcase their latest release: a Thunderbolt 2 RAID designed for high-performance media production. Along the way, we’ll discuss real-world speeds, the advantages and disadvantages of using SSDs, and picking the right drive to use with a RAID.

Kevin Spark, Graphic Artist, Onion Creative

Kevin Spark is a graphic artist for “Onion Creative, an Australia-based agency. He joins us this week to discuss how to find creative answers for demanding clients.

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Digital Production Buzz — July 3, 2014

  • Analysis: Why the Aereo Case is Important
  • Frankie: A Remote Review and Approval System
  • Philip Bloom: Picking the Best 4K Camera (Pt. 2)

GUESTS: Jonathan Handel, Jeremy Pollard, and Philip Bloom

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Jonathan Handel, OfCounsel, Troy Gould

Late last week, the Supreme Court ruled against Aereo in a copyright case brought by broadcasters. This week, Jonathan Handel, Of Counsel at TroyGould briefs us on the significance of this landmark case.

Jeremy Pollard, Product Manager, Cospective

Cospective’s new online service, Frankie 2.0, builds on the technology behind the developer’s Academy Award-winning cineSync to provide a remote shot-review and approval system that runs in an ordinary web browser. Jeremy Pollard, Product Manager, showcases their latest version and tells us how it can help us with remote collaboration.

Philip Bloom, DOP, Editor, Director

This week, we continue our interview with Philip Bloom, filmmaker and director. Recorded in London, we talk about how to pick the best 4K camera as well as when it makes sense to shoot and edit 4K video. If you are thinking about working in high-resolution media, you need to hear this interview.

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Digital Production Buzz — June 26, 2014

  • Update on the Supreme Court’s Aereo Decision
  • Simplify On-Set Monitoring with Wireless Gear
  • Running a Creative Business
  • The Challenges of “Creative Storage”

GUESTS: Jonathan Handel, Jim Jachetta, Sean Mullen, and Philip Hodgetts

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Jonathan Handel, OfCounsel, Troy Gould

Jonathan Handel, OfCounsel at Troy Gould in Los Angeles, joins us with an update on the Supreme Court’s Aereo decision. This has a significant impact on independent producers as well as broadcasters. Jonathan explains what was decided, and why we need to know.

Jim Jachetta, CEO, VidOvation

Jim Jachetta is the Founder and CEO of VidOvation. VidOvation specializes in gear for video and data communication systems for broadcast television, sports, corporate and government markets. Recently, they’ve been working with the NHL to deliver wireless video in a production environment. This week, Jim explains how they did it.

Sean Mullen, CEO & Lead Creative, Rampant Design Tools

Sean Mullen, the CEO of Rampant Design Tools, is a creative powerhouse. He also runs a business. This week, we talk with him about how he balances the two. It’s a discussion of left-brain vs. right-brain.


Philip Hodgetts
, President, Intelligent Assistance

Earlier this week, Philip Hodgetts, the CEO of Intelligent Assistance, moderated a panel entitled, “Making the Cut: Storage Challenges and Opportunities in Post Production” at the Creative Storage Conference in Burbank. Storage is even more critical for media creators than the computers we use. So, we want to talk with Philip about what they talked about and what he learned.

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Digital Production Buzz — June 19, 2014

  • How to Become a Successful Documentary Filmmaker
  • Archiving Update from XenData
  • Philip Bloom on 4K Video (Part 1)

GUESTS: Kim Furst, Phil Storey, and Philip Bloom

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Kim Furst, Producer/Director, Kilo Foxtrot Films

Kim Furst is a filmmaker who has produced, directed OR edited several independent documentaries, including “Flying The Feathered Edge”, “The Horsemen Cometh”, and “One Six Right.” Tonight, Kim joins The BuZZ to share some of her thoughts on what it takes to successfully market and sell your documentary.

Phil Storey, Co-founder & CEO, XenData, Inc.

As media files continue to explode in size and quantity, long-term archiving is becoming more essential – and confusing. Dr. Phil Storey, CEO of XenData, joins us with an update on new archiving tools from XenData.


Philip Bloom
, DOP, Editor, Director

In the first of a two-part interview, recorded in England, DP/Director/Editor Philip Bloom shares his thoughts on the advantages and disadvantages of shooting, editing and distributing 4K video.

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Digital Production Buzz — June 12, 2014

  • Remote Collaboration with Live Play 3
  • The Human Side of Remote Collaboration
  • What “Avid Everywhere” Means to Editors

GUESTS: Michael Cioni, Jessica Sitomer, and Oliver Peters

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Michael Cioni, CEO, Light Iron

Remote collaboration is forcing on-set video review to shift to The Cloud. Michael Cioni, CEO of Light Iron, joins us this week to discuss the challenges of today’s production and Light Iron’s latest release of Live Play 3.

Jessica Sitomer, President, The Greenlight Coach

Productions are no longer studio-based. Cast and crew are traveling to the far corners of the world and working with new people every day. Jessica Sitomer, CEO of The Greenlight Coach, joins us to discuss the human size of “going remote.”


Oliver Peters
, Editor, Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC

Avid recently announced “Avid Everywhere.” This week, Oliver Peters, President of Oliver Peters Post-Production Services, joins us to explain what this means in the real-world.

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Digital Production Buzz — June 5, 2014

  • Michael Berenbaum, A.C.E., on Editing
  • Why See the Gear at CineGear?
  • How to Handle High-End Clients

GUESTS: Michael Berenbaum, Doug Pircher, and Chris Layhe

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Michael Berenbaum, A.C.E.

Good people, good work…that is what success is all about. Michael Berenbaum, A.C.E., has multiple awards for editing, including a Primetime Emmy. We talk with him this week on how he views the craft of ediing.

Doug Pircher, General Manager, International Supplies

CineGear opens in Los Angeles on Friday, June 6th. Why do we need to go? Doug Pircher, General Manager of International Supplies has an opinion on the value of actually seeing the gear before you buy it. He joins us this week to explain why.

Chris Layhe, Director/DP/Editor, CLAi

Chris Layhe is Director, DP and Editor at CLAi, a company he formed in San Francisco to produce for a long roster of high-end clients, including IBM, Nokia, ABC, Ford and Renault. This week he tells us how to successful handle high-end clients.

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Digital Production Buzz — May 29, 2014

  • Weighing In on 4K
  • Delivering 4K Video to the Home
  • New Varicams from Panasonic

GUESTS: Terry Curren, David Foley, and Andy Shipsides

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Terry Curren, Founder/President, Alpha Dogs Inc.

Terry Curren, Founder & President of Alpha Dogs weighs in on 4K.

David Foley, Sr. Technologist & Founder, NanoTech

David Foley, is Senior Technologist and Founder of NanoTech, the first company to offer 4K programming via OTT for consumers.

Andy Shipsides, Director of Education, AbelCine

Andy Shipsides, Director of Education at AbelCine has all the info you need on the new Varicams from Panasonic.

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Digital Production Buzz — May 22, 2014

  • Shooting “Kill Game” on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera
  • New Plug-ins From a Pluginologist
  • “Sight, Sound & Story” Workshop for Editors

GUESTS: Marty Murray, Michele Yamazaki, and Josh Apter

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Marty Murray, Producer, Kill Game

Marty Murray, is the producer of “Kill Game,” currently screening at Cannes. We talk with him this week about why he decided to shoot his feature using the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and how the images were handled during post-production.

Michele Yamazaki, VP Marketing, Toolfarm

Michele Yamazaki, is the official Pluginologist for Toolfarm, and joins us this week with her picks on cool new plug-ins and the power of social media to promote them.

Josh Apter, Founder & President, Manhattan Edit Workshop

Josh Apter, is the Founder and President of Manhattan Edit Workshops and is prepping for their “Sight, Sound & Story” event with some of our industry’s most prominent editors. Josh joins us this week to tell us more about it.

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