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Digital Production Buzz – Feb. 10, 2011

EFM 2011, Synderela Peng, Alfred Holighaus, Ricardo Martinez, Simon Chappuzeau

HEADLINES: Live reports from the 2011 European Film Market, Yogi Bear in 3D, German LOLA Awards, Crowd-funding your film, and marketing your feature — all this, plus TWO NEW Buzz Shout-outs!, on this week’s show!

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This week’s episode of the world’s only interactive talk radio program covering Digital Production, Post-Production and Distribution is filled with 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:

Synderela Peng, Art Director, yU+Co

Synderela Peng is the Art Director for yU+co, Hollywood, CA. Established by Garson Yu in 1998, yU+co. has designed film titles for more than 100 feature films. Synderela most recently worked on the Stereoscopic 3D animated title sequence for the hit film “Yogi Bear.” Other recent projects of hers include title sequences for “Hot Tub Time Machine,” “Race to Witch Mountain,” “Shrek Forever After 3D,” “Enchanted,” “Gamer,” as well as numerous broadcast network projects including ABC, HBO and Showtime. This week, we talk with her to learn her secrets of working in 3D.

Alfred Holighaus, Managing Director, German Film Academy

Alfred Holighaus is the managing director of the German Film Academy, which is the German equivalent of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. LOLA is the German version of the American Oscar. We spoke with him last week and what he had to say was so interesting, we invited him back this week so we can learn more.

Ricardo Martinez, Director

Ricardo Martinez is a filmmaker, an editor, and a motion graphics designer. He’s just finished his first feature documentary film, The Wall, a documentary about the building of a fence on the Mexican border. It is now in festival screenings where it is winning awards. We first talked with Ricardo last June, when he finished production. Now, we want to learn how he’s marketing his film. You’ll find his comments fascinating.

Simon Chappuzeau, Founder, Digital Film Camp

Simon Chappuzeau is the founder of the Digital Film Camp, which runs as part of the Berlinale. The Film Camp looks at how we can use crowd-funding, that is, raising money via the Internet, to finance documentaries and feature films. In this session, we talk about what genres are generating money, how much you can expect to raise, and where you go to get started.

You can’t find people or interviews like this anywhere else! It’s another fascinating show.
It’s all the information you need now to know what’s coming next!


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