Digital Production Buzz – August 6, 2015

Join Larry Jordan and Mike Horton as they talk with Mike Mihalik, Steve Eisen, and John Feland.

  • The Future of Storage Technology
  • The State of Creativity in Chicago
  • Predicting the Future of Technology

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Mike Mihalik
Mike Mihalik, Computer Industry Maven
Storage technology is rapidly changing, just as media files devours ever larger amounts of storage. Computer industry maven, Mike Mihalik, joins us to share his thoughts on the future of storage technology – and what we can expect to see in our edit suites.
Steve Eisen
Steve Eisen, Vice President, Chicago Creative Pro Users & Eisen Video Productions
Steve Eisen began his career in broadcast news as a photojournalist and video editor more than 25 years ago. In 2002, Steve started Eisen Video Productions, traveling the world filming aand editing corporate videos, concerts, sporting events and non-profit videos. Currently, Steve is the vice-president of the Chicago Creative Pro Users Group and joins us to share his thoughts on the state of creativity in Chicago.
John Feland
John Feland, CEO & Founder, Argus Insights
John Feland is the award-winning founder and CEO of Argus Insights, a new type of market intelligence company seeking to connect the dots between technology innovation and consumer adoption. John holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and is an expert in consumer response to technology. This week, we explore how he predicts the future of tech by using big-data analysis and sales results.

Digital Production Buzz – July 30, 2015

Join Larry Jordan and Mike Horton as they talk with Andy Maisner, Tim Bajarin, Paul Saccone and Pilar Alessandra.

  • 4K and New Production Gear
  • Bajarin: New Wearable and Mobile Technology
  • Tech Talk: Insider Preview of the New DaVinci Resolve 12
  • Create a Successful, Sellable Script

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Andy Maisner
Andy Maisner, President, TV Pro Gear
Andy Maisner is President of TV Pro Gear, a company that specializes in the design, engineering and assembly of television stations and mobile video production systems, along with in-house production and video rentals. Andy joins us in-studio to talk about current trends in equipment and production.
Tim Bajarin
Tim Bajarin, President, Creative Strategies, Inc. & Tech.pinions
Tim Bajarin is the President of Creative Strategies, Inc. Tim is recognized as one of the leading industry consultants, analysts and futurists, covering the field of personal computers and consumer technology. He is also presenting at the upcoming Flash Memory Summit in San Jose. We are very interested in hearing what he has to say about the state of our industry.
Paul Saccone
Paul Saccone, Senior Director, Marketing, Blackmagic Design
After an illustrious career at Apple, Paul Saccone is now the Senior Director of Marketing for Blackmagic Design. Tonight he gives us a preview of the new features just announced with the latest version of DaVinci Resolve 12. Plus, some cool tricks you can do with it that you may not heard of!
Pilar Alessandra
Pilar Alessandra, Script Consultant & Author, On the Page
Pilar Alessandra is the director of the popular writing program “On The Page” and author of “The Coffee Break Screenwriter.” A sought-after teacher and lecturer, she’s traveled the world teaching screenwriting, pitching and story analysis. As a script consultant, Pilar has helped thousands of writers create, refine, and sell their scripts. Tonight, she joins us in-studio to share her thoughts on creating a successful, sellable script.

Digital Production Buzz – July 23, 2015

Join Larry Jordan and Mike Horton as they talk with Danny Manus, Jonathan Handel, and Sean Wycliffe.

  • Maximize Your Creative Writing Success
  • Court Ruling: Should Interns Be Paid?
  • Bringing People Back To The Movies

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Danny Manus
Danny Manus, CEO, Script Consultant, No Bull Script Consulting
Are you a writer with the Summertime Blues? Have trouble getting your script moving? Does your script just seem “blah?” Script consultant Danny Manus, CEO of No Bull Script, shares his tips to help us “maximize” our scripts.
Jonathan Handel
Jonathan Handel, Entertainment/Technology Attorney & Labor Reporter, TroyGould and The Hollywood Reporter
A recent court ruling determined that interns can’t work for free, but need to be paid. What does this mean for a media industry that relies on interns for just about everything. Jonathan Handel, entertainment labor reporter for The Hollywood Reporter, joins us this week to explain.
Sean Wycliffe
Sean Wycliffe, CEO/Co-Founder, Dealflicks
Three years ago, the folks at Dealflicks decided they wanted to bring people back to the movies and save money at the same time. One million tickets later, CEO Sean Wycliffe can say that getting a deal on your favorite movie is easier than ever. Tonight, he explains how his system works.

Digital Production Buzz – July 16, 2015

Join Larry Jordan and Mike Horton as they talk with William “Bill” LaChasse, Jonathan Handel, and Suzanne LaChasse.

  • Techniques for Lighting for Advertising
  • New SAG-AFTRA Rates for Indie Films
  • How to Survive as an Actor in LA

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William LaChasse
William “Bill” LaChasse, DP, Photographer
William LaChasse has been creating unique photographs since he was six years old. His work at ad agencies for clients such as Cadillac, Sunbeam, Old Milwaukee Beer, and others has broken boundaries with unique and beautiful campaigns. He joins us in-studio tonight to share his techniques for lighting for advertising.
Jonathan Handel
Jonathan Handel, Entertainment/Technology Attorney & Labor Reporter, TroyGould and The Hollywood Reporter
Jonathan Handel is an entertainment and technology attorney, Of Counsel, at TroyGould in Los Angeles. He is also the contributing editor on entertainment labor issues for The Hollywood Reporter. Recently, SAG-AFTRA published new rates for actors in indie films. Jonathan joins us to explain them.
Suzanne LaChasse
Suzanne LaChasse, Producer/Actor, Screen Actors System
Suzanne LaChasse is a Los Angeles-based producer and actor. She and her husband, Ryan Williams, own and operate Screen Actors System which won the Backstage Magazine Reader’s Choice award for Best On-Camera acting class in Los Angeles. Suzanne is currently the lead actor in a six episode series of an edgy new comedy/crime series, “Sketchy.” She shares her thoughts on how to survive as an actor in L.A.

Digital Production Buzz – July 9, 2015

Join Larry Jordan and Mike Horton as they talk with Scott Hosfeld, Jonny Videl, and Steve Leon.

  • Music Composing for Film & TV
  • Online Digital Call Sheets
  • Discover the Power of Media Events

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Scott Hosfeld
Scott Hosfeld, Music Supervisor/Editor/Conductor, Malibu Coast Chamber Orchestra
Scott Hosfeld is the Conductor and Music Director of the award-winning Malibu Coast Chamber Orchestra. He also works with producers, and directors creating music for major motion pictures, independent films, television and video gaming. He joins us this week to share his thoughts on composing music for film and TV.
Jonny Videl
Jonny Videl, Founder & CEO, Callsheet Operator
Printed Call Sheets would be a thing of the past if Jonny Videl, Founder & CEO of Callsheet Operator has his way! They have invented a brand new web-based app providing Call Sheets specifically designed for filmmakers.
Steve Leon
Steve Leon, Partner, Showstoppers
Steve Leon is a Partner at Showstoppers, a global leader in producing press and business events. They produce media-only special events at CES, Mobile World Congress, NAB, CE Week, CTIA and many other venues. We thought this would be a great time for Steve to explain how to get press coverage for your projects.

Digital Production Buzz – July 2, 2015

Join Larry Jordan and Mike Horton as they talk with John Putch, Tom Inglesby, and Kristen Nedopak.

  • Creating Successful Indie Films on a Micro Budget
  • The Future of Storage for Independent Filmmakers
  • Why Geeks Rule the World

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John Putch
John Putch, Director / Writer / Producer, PutchFilms.com
Indie filmmaker, John Putch, is embarking on a new creative venture, a micro budget film entitled, “The Father and The Bear.” John has producing/directing credits for many films and network television shows. He joins us in-studio this week to tell us how he plans to accomplish this project.
Tom Inglesby
Tom Inglesby, Editor, Markee 2.0 Magazine
Tom Inglesby, Editor of Markee 2.0 Magazine, reports on the latest storage technology from the Creative Storage Convention in Culver City, California.
Kristen Nedopak
Kristen Nedopak, Executive Producer / Creative Director / CEO, The Geekie Awards
Kristen Nedopak, the creator of The Geekie Awards honoring gaming, comics and indie film content, is also a host of her own YouTube Channel and has recently won “Best Host” at the IWATV Awards. She will also be on The Geekie panel at this year’s San Diego ComicCon. She joins us this week to explain why “Geeks rule the world.”

Digital Production Buzz – June 25, 2015

Join Larry Jordan and Mike Horton as they talk with Starr Ackerman, James Stevens and Cullie Poseria.

  • Audio Gear To Make Your Music Sing!
  • Directing from an Actor’s Point of View
  • Behind the Scenes of Successful Cinematography

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Starr Ackerman
Starr Ackerman, PR & AR Manager, USA/CA/SA, IK Multimedia
Starr Ackerman is a musician, as well as a Public Relations and Artist Relations Manager for music production software and hardware companies, including IK Multimedia and Musician First. She joins us tonight to showcase all the latest digital and mobile technology for music, podcasting and network audio.
James Stevens
James Castle Stevens, Director of Marketing, Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc.,
James Castle Stevens is currently the Director of Marketing for Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc. and the Digital Production BuZZ. Prior to that, he spent 16 years in Los Angeles as a professional actor. He started by studying with notable instructors like F. Murray Abraham and John de Lancie, but James soon started working on such television shows as Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Drew Carey Show, The King of Queens, and Heroes. He joins us tonight with his actor’s take on directors: How can the director’s style affect the quality of the acting?
Cullie Poseria
Cullie Poseria, Cinematographer
Cullie Poseria is a young, leading-edge cinematographer with a love of movement and lighting who works on music videos and independent films. Tonight, she shares the behind-the-scenes stories from one of her latest projects: Skyler Reed’s “I’m Doin It.”

Digital Production Buzz – June 18, 2015

Join Larry Jordan and Mike Horton as they talk with Philip Hodgetts, Curtis Fritsch, and Marco Missinato.

  • All You Need For Production – In One Small Bag
  • Secrets of International Audio
  • The Emotional Power of Music

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Philip Hodgetts
Philip Hodgetts, President, Lumberjack System
Bigger is definitely not better when you’re packing gear for international flights. Philip Hodgetts, President of Lumberjack Systems, joins us in-studio to show the gear he carries for production, and how it fits into one small carry-on bag.
Curtis Fritsch
Curtis Fritsch, Sound Editor, Alpha Dogs
Curtis Fritsch, Supervising Sound Editor at Alpha Dogs, is an expert in preparing film sound for foreign distribution. Tonight, he shares his secrets about what audio to provide and what to avoid in your final mix so your distributor will be able to release your film internationally.
Marco Missinato
Marco Missinato,Composer & Music Producer, Sounds of Oneness
Italian-born composer and music producer Marco Missinato believes that beautiful music can change the world. At the age of six, he began composing at a piano that was a gift from his mother, spending endless hours alone in his room. In the nineties, he left Rome and went to Los Angeles to dedicate himself to his passion for music. Tonight, discover how adding the right music can add power to your projects.

Digital Production Buzz – June 11, 2015

Join Larry Jordan and Mike Horton as they talk with Oliver Hollis-Leick, Larry O’Connor, and Tim Smith.

  • Inside Tips on MoCap Acting
  • Not All Cables Are Created Equal
  • Pick the Right Lens for Your Camera

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Oliver Hollis-Leick
Oliver Hollis-Leick, Co-Founder, The Mocap Vaults
Oliver Hollis-Leick, founder of The Mocap Vault, is a 13-year mocap acting veteran that has worked on over 80 videogame and movie titles, with roles in such films as “Iron Man 2,” “Total Recall,” “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” among many others, The Mocap Vault’s goal is teach today’s actors and filmmakers mocap techniques for video game and feature films. He joins us this week to share some of his secrets.
Larry OConnor
Larry O’Connor, President & Founder, Other World Computing
Not all cables are the same. Construction and component quality make a difference in how well your system will work. Larry O’Connor, CEO of OWC, joins us this week to explain what we need to know to make sure our cables are up to snuff.
Tim Smith
Tim Smith, Senior Film and Television Advisor, Canon USA, Inc.
Tim Smith has been with Canon for more than 25 years and serves as a Senior Film and Television Advisor. He’s the perfect person to talk about picking the right camera, which is exactly what we are about to do.

Digital Production Buzz – June 4, 2015

Join Larry Jordan and Mike Horton as they talk with Eddie Robison, James Cullen Bressack, and Louis Kravitz.

  • Creating Visual Effects for NBC’s Grimm
  • Bloody Horror! What’s the Workflow?
  • Creating Stunning Still Images

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Eddie Robison
Eddie Robison, VFX Supervisor, Inhance Digital
Starting in 1996, Eddie Robison has created visual effects for over 40 different TV shows including “Star Trek Enterprise,” “X-Files,” “NCIS,” “CSI Miami” and “Grimm.” He’s been nominated for a VES Award and an Emmy Award. We talk with him tonight about creating visual effects for Grimm.
James Cullen Bressack
James Cullen Bressack, Writer/Director, Pernicious
One of the most popular creators of modern-day horror films, James Cullen Bressack – whose previous credits include “Jennifer”, “Hate Crime” and “13/13/13″ – directs the June release of “Pernicious.” Shot and set in Thailand, “Pernicious” is a bloody, no holds-barred horror film that marks James’s first theatrical release. Tonight, he talks about how he scares an audience to death.
Louis Kravitz
Louis Kravitz, Still Photographer
Prior to becoming a still photographer, Louis Kravitz worked for 45 years as an actuary, founding the still successful Kravitz, Inc., headquartered in Los Angeles. We caught up to him at the Coffee Fix in Studio City where he is exhibiting a fascinating series entitled, “Kolkata Morning.” Tonight we talk with him about how he creates the stunning still images that have become his trademark.