Digital Production Buzz – August 27, 2015

Join Larry Jordan and Mike Horton as they talk with Jonathan Handel, Avery Lu, and Casey Hupke.

  • More Conflicts at SAG/AFTRA
  • The Power and Risk of Wearable Technology
  • A Love of Art, Comedy, and Particle Effects

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Jonathan Handel
Jonathan Handel, Entertainment/Technology Attorney & Labor Reporter, TroyGould and The Hollywood Reporter
SAG/AFTRA’s recent election re-energized long-standing rifts in the union. Jonathan Handel, entertainment labor reporter for “The Hollywood Reporter,” joins us live tonight to discuss what’s happening in SAG/AFTRA and its repercussions on the rest of the industry.
Avery Lu
Avery Lu, Co-Founder, CMO, Palo Alto Scientific, Inc.
Avery Lu, is Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Palo Alto Scientific, Inc., a wearable tech company. The company’s goal is to “Bring Sports Science to Everyone” integrating Sports Science, Data Analytics, Wearable Technology and the “Internet of Things.” He is also an in-demand technology speaker. Tonight, we talk with him about wearable technology and the risks we run when we have all this personal data dangling from our wrist.
Casey Hupke
Casey Hupke, VFX Designer/Animator
Casey Hupke is a visual FX designer and animator who has been working in the commercial industry for the better part of seven years. As a freelancer he collaborates with studios to help define an art style for clients such as IBM, ATT, Coca Cola, and Buick. This week, he explains how his passion for comedy – and particle effects – helps define his workflow and aesthetic.

Digital Production Buzz – August 20, 2015

Join Larry Jordan and Mike Horton as they talk with Philip Hodgetts, Sean Mullen, and Doug Sheer.

  • The Haiku of Production
  • Explore the World of 4K Effects
  • Analyzing the Current State of Professional Media

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Philip Hodgetts
Philip Hodgetts, President, Lumberjack System
Philip Hodgetts owns two companies: Intelligent Assistance and Lumberjack System. He is a noted technologist and spends time currently talking about how to manage production when space and weight is limited. Because of his conservative approach to essential production gear, he’s developed “The Haiku of Production.” This week, we ask him what that means.
Sean Mullen
Sean Mullen, CEO & Lead Creative, Rampant Design Tools
Rampant Design Tools has launched new 4K effects footage for filmmakers – and now they are offering 4K effects free. We talk with CEO Sean Mullen about his latest titles any why he decided to offer them for free.
Doug Sheer
Doug Sheer, CEO / Chief Analyst, D.I.S. Consulting
D.I.S. Consulting, founded in 1982, specializes in research and consulting to the broadcast and pro-audio-video industry. This week, Doug Sheer, CEO, explains what his company does and highlights current trends we need to watch.

Digital Production Buzz – August 13, 2015

Join Larry Jordan and Mike Horton as they talk with Larry O’Connor, Chris Bross, and Art Adams.

  • Keep Your Data Safe
  • Recover Lost Data From A Hard Drive Crash
  • Lighting for a Perfect Scene

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Larry O'Connor
Larry O’Connor, President & Founder, Other World Computing
Eight months ago, Larry O’Connor, CEO of OWC, was one of the first to issue the warning about OS X and SSD drives on The Buzz. Since then, Mac OS X has evolved and this week Larry rejoins us with an update on how to successful use Solid State Drives with Mac OS X. Then, he shares his thoughts on how to keep our data safe using RAIDs.
Chris Bross
Chris Bross, Strategic Technical Alliances, DriveSavers Data Recovery
Hard disks fail. And when they do, you run the risk of losing all the data stored on them. Chris Bross is the Chief Technology Officer at DriveSavers, a company that specialized in data recovery, eDiscovery and forensics. Every day, Chris and his team work to recover data lost to physical trauma, mechanical damage and lost passwords. This week, he joins us to explain how to keep our data safe, as well as recover it from a bad hard disk.
Art Adams
Art Adams, Director of Photography
Art Adams is a cinematographer with 28 years experience in the film industry. He spent ten years in Hollywood working on features and TV series before returning to his native Northern California, where he currently shoots commercials and corporate marketing projects. Between shoots he works as a consultant for a number of industry companies including Sony, Sound Devices and DSC Labs, and writes technical articles at ProVideo Coalition and DVInfo. This week, he shares how he approaches lighting a scene.

Digital Production Buzz – August 6, 2015

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

  • Randi Altman’s Perspective: Exploring The Reality of Virtual Reality at SIGGRAPH 2015
  • The Future of Storage Technology
  • 1,000 Feet from New York City to Chicago
  • Predicting the Future Using 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 is a filmmaker and owner of Eisen Video Productions. He began his career more than 25 years ago as a photojournalist and video editor. Currently, he travels the world filming and editing corporate videos, concerts, sporting events and non-profit videos. He’s also the vice-president of the Chicago Creative Pro Users Group. Recently, he completed a non-profit film called “The 1,000 Feet Project,” which he shares with us tonight.
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.”