Digital Production Buzz – July 2, 2015

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

GUESTS: John Putch, Tom Inglesby, and Kristen Nedopak

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John PutchJohn 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 InglesbyTom 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 NedopakKristen 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.”

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Digital Production Buzz – June 25, 2015

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

GUESTS: Starr Ackerman, James Stevens, and Cullie Poseria

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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 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, 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.”

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Digital Production Buzz – June 18, 2015

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

GUESTS: Philip Hodgetts, Curtis Fritsch, and Marco Missinato

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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, 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,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.

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Digital Production Buzz – June 11, 2015

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

GUESTS: Oliver Hollis-Leick, Larry O’Connor, and Tim Smith

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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 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, 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.

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Digital Production Buzz – June 4, 2015

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

GUESTS: Eddie Robison, James Cullen Bressack, and Louis Kravitz

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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, 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, 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.

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Digital Production Buzz – May 28, 2015

  • Kollaborate for Collaboration from Digital Rebellion
  • Emmy-Award Winning Audio Mixing
  • Update on the CION Camera from AJA

GUESTS: Jon Chappell, Ed Golya, and Andy Bellamy

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Jon Chappell, CEO, Digital Rebellion

Jon Chappell is an editor, post production supervisor and software developer originally from the UK. He is the owner of Digital Rebellion LLC and is a regular contributor to the Final Cut Pro, Avid and Adobe communities. His company’s software is used by freelancers, production companies, studios and Fortune 500 companies worldwide to fix problems, optimize workflows and manage teams in post-production. Jon joins us in the studio this week to talk about Kollaborate, his new workflow and collaboration software.

Ed Golya, Owner, MiXXtreme

It is said that the best way to improve your picture is to improve your sound. But what does that mean in the real world? Ed Golya, multiple Emmy Award-winning audio mixer, joins us this week to discuss techniques you can use to improve your sound.

Andy Bellamy, CION Product Marketing Manager, AJA Video Systems, Inc.

CION is the new camera from AJA. Andy Bellamy is the CION Product Marketing Manager at AJA Video Systems and has worked in and around production for the last twenty years as an editor, documentarian and sound engineer. He joins us tonight with a very interesting update on the CION camera.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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