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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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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