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Digital Production Buzz — Oct. 28, 2010

Cory Trépanier, Jonathan Handel, Simon Chappuzeau, and Tom Bennett

We have an international show this week: Canada, Germany, New Zealand, and, ah, New York. From breath-taking fine art in the Arctic to teaching filmmakers in Berlin, you’ll find it all on this week’s show!

This week’s episode of the world’s only interactive talk radio program covering Digital Production, Post-Production and Distribution is filled with great information and entertainment designed for the independent filmmaker or industry professional.

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Join host Larry Jordan, and co-host Michael Horton, as they talk with:

Cory Trépanier, Producer/Director, Campside Productions

For years, artist and filmmaker Cory Trépanier has explored some of the most wild places in Canada. Few have walked in these landscapes. Even fewer have captured them on canvas. Now he’s going further into remote and breathtaking arctic wilderness to experience, paint, and chronicle a land that might never be the same again. Cory spent three months with his team filming “Into the Arctic II” about these challenging and sometimes dangerous adventures in over a dozen arctic locations.

Jonathan Handel, Of Counsel, Troy/Gould, and Entertainment Labor Reporter for The Hollywood Reporter

Jonathan Handel is a regular on The Buzz — keeping us up-to-date on where the industry meets the law. Jonathan has been covering the Hobbit controversy in New Zealand — will the film be shot there or won’t it? Why are the unions there so worried about it? Why would anyone object when a multi-hundred-million-dollar film wants to shoot locally? The issues are complex and have an impact on the general malaise of runaway productions. Listen in as Jonathan gives us the complete low-down.

Simon Chappuzeau, CEO, Home Base Lounge

We shift locations this week to talk with Simon Chappuzeau, CEO of HomeBase Lounge – a place in Berlin where filmmakers can hang out. So, what happens when a bunch of filmmakers do nothing but hang talking? Right, they started Digital Film Camp, a networking / financing / distribution / free-form sort of thing. Perfectly understandable. This week Simon explains it all to us.

Tom Bennett, CEO, Pond 5

Pond 5 is the world’s first open marketplace for stock video footage, and they tell us it’s a better way for video professionals to buy or sell stock footage for use in productions. Recently, they announced a new program for stock footage that we want to learn more about. We’d tell you what it is, but then, it wouldn’t be a surprise when Tom tells us about it on the show!


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