Digital Production Buzz – May 21, 2015

  • Sennheiser Promotes New AVX System Through “The Oracle”
  • 4K in the Field with 4Kase
  • 3D Modeling and Animation for Reality TV

GUESTS: Uwe Greunke, Jeff Stansfield, and Brady Betzel

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Join Larry Jordan and Mike Horton as he talks with:

Uwe Greunke, Director, Global Marketing/Brand Marketing, Sennheiser

How do you promote new products from an international name like Sennheiser? Uwe Greunke, Director of Global Marketing and Brand Marketing tells us about their new viral video, “The Oracle,” and other innovative solutions on this week’s show.

Jeff Stansfield, CEO/President, Advantage Video Systems

Advantage Video Systems provides technology solutions to the broadcast, motion picture, television and motion graphics industries. If you are working on 4K in the field, you will want to hear what Jeff Stansfield, CEO/President has to say about integrating new workflows and technology on location.

Brady Betzel, Editor, Contributing Writer, Post Magazine & postperspective.com

Special effects artist Brady Betzel, who will be appearing in the upcoming Editor’s Lounge at Alpha Dogs, talks to us about 3D modeling and animation for reality TV with an emphasis on toolsets for editors such as Avid F/X tools, Adobe After Effects and MAXON Cinema 4D.

The Buzz is all the information you need now to know what’s coming next!


The Digital Production BuZZ airs LIVE Thursday from 6-7 PM Pacific Daylight Time. Ask questions during the show on our Live Chat, watch live, download an episode from the archives, or subscribe to the podcast either through iTunes or our website. Whatever you do, DON’T miss this week’s show!

Digital Production Buzz – May 14, 2015

  • Secrets of a Successful Cinematographer
  • Beamshare: Collaborative Media Share and Review
  • Creating Viral Videos that Work!

GUESTS: Mark August, Iain Richardson, and Seth Worley

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Mark August, President, Society of Camera Operators

Mark August was a combat photographer. Now, he’s the President of the Society of Camera Operators (SOC). He joins us in-studio this week to share his tips on what it takes to be a successful cinematographer. (And we’ll probably work in some stories on how to stay alive as a combat photographer.)

Iain Richardson, CEO, Beamshare

Iain Richardson is the CEO of Beamshare. This is a web platform for sharing and review of media files between disparate team members. We invited Iain to tell us more about it and what makes it better than the competition.

Seth Worley, Filmmaker, Red Giant

Seth Worley is the resident filmmaker at Red Gian, with several viral videos under his belt. This week, we talk with him about how he goes about making his short films and what it takes to make a video go viral.

The Buzz is all the information you need now to know what’s coming next!


The Digital Production BuZZ airs LIVE Thursday from 6-7 PM Pacific Daylight Time. Ask questions during the show on our Live Chat, watch live, download an episode from the archives, or subscribe to the podcast either through iTunes or our website. Whatever you do, DON’T miss this week’s show!

Digital Production Buzz – May 7, 2015

  • An Update on Editing in the Big Apple
  • DVDs on Demand
  • Deconstructing a Scene Helps Improve Editing

GUESTS: Josh Apter, Bruce Nazarian, and Garret Savage

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Josh Apter, Founder & President, Manhattan Edit Workshop

Josh Apter is the founder and president of the Manhattan Edit Workshop, a training company in New York City. He joins us this week with an update on the editing scene in New York City as well as his plans for the upcoming “Sight, Sound and Story workshop.

Bruce Nazarian, CEO, Digital Media Consulting Group, Inc.

DVDs continue to be a vibrant way to deliver media to the home. How do the major studios handle their DVD sales? Bruce Nazarian, CEO of the Digital Media Consulting Group, returns after a long absence to enlighten us what’s happening in optical media.

Garret Savage, Editor & President, Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship

Garret Savage is an editor and president of the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship. He is also moderating a panel at MEWshop’s upcoming NYC-based “Sight, Sound & Story” conference. This week, Garrett shares his thoughts on how deconstructing a scene can improve your editing.

The Buzz is all the information you need now to know what’s coming next!


The Digital Production BuZZ airs LIVE Thursday from 6-7 PM Pacific Daylight Time. Ask questions during the show on our Live Chat, watch live, download an episode from the archives, or subscribe to the podcast either through iTunes or our website. Whatever you do, DON’T miss this week’s show!

Digital Production Buzz – April 30, 2015

  • News from CinemaCon About Digital Exhibition
  • ProMAX Tools for Media Backup and Archive
  • A Young Filmmaker’s Take on NAB and SuperMeet

GUESTS: James Gardiner, Jess Hartmann, and Justin Thomson

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James Gardiner, The CineTech Geek

James Gardiner, The CineTech Geek, produces a YouTube channel, called CineTechGeek, to help theaters transition from film to digital projection. His thirty-years in the industry have focused on software development for digital cinema and content preparation. He joins us this week to discuss the recent CinemaCon and trends in digital cinema.

Jess Hartmann, CEO, ProMAX Systems

Jess Hartmann is the CEO of ProMAX, which has developed a series of products that enable backup and archive of valuable media assets. This week, he discusses techniques we can use to safely protect our precious media assets long into the future.

Justin Thomson, Founder, Ashridge Films

Justin Thomson is a actor, filmmaker and founder of Ashridge Films, with over 20 years of acting experience. However, until this year, he’s never attended NAB or the SuperMeet. He joins us in studio this week to share his reactions and insight on these two key industry events and what they mean to young filmmakers.

The Buzz is all the information you need now to know what’s coming next!


The Digital Production BuZZ airs LIVE Thursday from 6-7 PM Pacific Daylight Time. Ask questions during the show on our Live Chat, watch live, download an episode from the archives, or subscribe to the podcast either through iTunes or our website. Whatever you do, DON’T miss this week’s show!

Digital Production Buzz – April 23, 2015

  • New Products from TheC47
  • FCP X Workflow for “Focus”
  • Color Grading Terrence Malick’s “Knight of Cups”

GUESTS: Jem Schofield, Sam Mestman, and Bryan McMahan

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Jem Schofield, Founder, theC47 / The Filmmaker’s Intensive

Jem Schofield is the founder of theC47, an educational resource focused on teaching the craft of video production and filmmaking (with production based workshops taught throughout the United States and abroad). He is a producer, director & educator and also runs The Filmmaker’s Intensive, a bi-annual program that focuses on the art & science of documentary & narrative filmmaking.

Sam Mestman, Workflow Architect, FCPWORKS

Sam Mestman is the Workflow Architect for FCPWORKS, a leading integrator for the Final Cut Pro X platform. He is also the CEO of We Make Movies, the world’s first community-funded production company. He joins us this week to talk about the latest version of Final Cut Pro X, announced at the start of NAB.

Bryan McMahan, Colorist, Modern VideoFilm

Bryan McMahan (Knight of Cups, Tree of Life) is a feature colorist at Modern VideoFilm who has collaborated with talented cinematographers such as Emmanuel Lubezki and director Terrence Malick. We are talking with him tonight about his amazing work grading “Knight of Cups.”

The Buzz is all the information you need now to know what’s coming next!


The Digital Production BuZZ airs LIVE Thursday from 6-7 PM Pacific Daylight Time. Ask questions during the show on our Live Chat, watch live, download an episode from the archives, or subscribe to the podcast either through iTunes or our website. Whatever you do, DON’T miss this week’s show!

Evening Report from the 2015 NAB Show – Day 6 (04/18/2015)

This is Day 6 at the 2015 NAB Show. Evening report with guests:

James Lambert-Knott, Technical Director, Take 1 Transcription
Kenneth Yas, Managing Director, WCPMedia Services
David Stubenvoll, CEO and Co-Founder, Wowza Media Systems


Evening Report from the 2015 NAB Show – Day 5 (04/17/2015)

This is Day 5 at the 2015 NAB Show. Evening report with guests:

Mark Clementson, Managing Director, Miller Camera Support, LLC
Misha Tenenbaum, Founder, EditStock
Aaron Brady, Business Development Manager, Autoscript
Rob Jamieson, Industry Alliance Manager, Workstation Graphics, AMD
Jose Flores, International Sales Manager, Switronix, Inc.


Evening Report from the 2015 NAB Show – Day 4 (04/16/2015)

This is Day 4 at the 2015 NAB Show. Evening report with guests:

Sean Mullen, CEO, Founder, Rampant Design
Joel Holland, Founder/CEO, VideoBlocks
Gabe Cheifetz, Co-Founder, Crumplepop
Tom Dickinson, CTO, Bexel
Marc Batchkus, Business Development Manager, Archiware


Evening Report from the 2015 NAB Show – Day 3 (04/15/2015)

This is Day 3 at the 2015 NAB Show. Evening report with guests:

Angus Mackay, Marketing Director, Tiger Technology
Brian Nimens, CEO, Sound Ideas
Steve Bannerman, Chief Recognizer of Good Ideas, Silverdraft
Kosta Panagos, Director of Marketing, CalDigit
Steven Turner, Product Manager, OConnor
Michele Yamazaki, Pluginologist, Toolfarm


Evening Report from the 2015 NAB Show – Day 2 (04/14/2015)

This is Day 2 at the 2015 NAB Show. Evening report with guests:

Jeromy Young, CEO, Atomos
Don Shafer, Director of Sales & Marketing, Photo/Video, Schneider Optics
Rollo Wenlock, CEO, Founder, Wipster
Phil Storey, CEO, Xendata
Joel Stoner, CEO, AlterMedia
Doug Pircher & Gert Wagner, General Manager & Inventor, International Supplies & hipjib