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Digital Production Buzz — March 14, 2013

  • Shooting and Compressing Ultra-HD Video
  • Changing the World – One Book at a Time
  • Color Grading “Oz The Great and Powerful”
  • Firing Up a Kick-Starter Campaign

GUESTS: Benoit Fouchard, Shanaya Fastje, Stephan Nakamura, and David Basulto

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New interviews every show! Join Larry Jordan and Mike Horton this week as they talk with:

Benoit Fouchard, Chief Strategy Officer, ATEME

We first spoke with Benoit Fouchard, Chief Strategy Officer for ATEME, on last week’s show. During that interview, we learned about the new H.265 compression codec, as well as the challenges in shooting Ultra HD (4K) video. This week, we invited Benoit back to talk more about what filmmakers need to know about shooting and compressing high-resolution images.

Shanaya Fastje, Producer, Author, and Motivational Speaker

Shanaya Fastje is a sought-after motivational speaker with a special commendation from President Obama. She is the author of 3 books, the most recent being, “Bully in the Mirror.” She runs a production company, 13th Productions, and is creating a web series entitled, “M.D. Squared.” Shanaya is also a singer/songwriter with two popular songs selling on iTunes. She is a high school graduate and… she is only 13! We talk with her this week to discover her secrets to success at such a young age.

Stephen Nakamura, Digital Intermediate Colorist, Company 3

“OZ The Great and Powerful” was recently released in theaters nationwide and there’s a lot of buzz about the “look” of the film. Stephen Nakamura, of Company 3. one of the most sought-after DI (digital intermediate) colorists in the industry, is one of the key people responsible for the look of this film. In addition to Oz, his work has been seen on countless features, including Prometheus, Zero Dark Thirty and the upcoming Spring Breakers, from director Harmony Korine.

David Basulto, Instructor, San Marino High School

David Basulto is the media arts and animation instructor at award-winning San Marino High School in Southern California. In his first three years of teaching, his students have won Silver and Bronze medals in the LACOROP annual competition. Outside the classroom, Basulto is an avid reviewer and influencer in the post-production community. He writes for Post Magazine and his own site Filmmaking Central. He is an Adobe Educational Leader and a fanatic about using iPads for teaching, content creation, and social media. He joins us this week to share this thoughts on technology and his new KickStarter campaign.

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