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Digital Production Buzz — September 19, 2013

  • Visual Effects for “Pacific Rim” and “Now You See Me”
  • Perfecting Your Pitch Meeting
  • Frankie: Interactive, Multi-User Video Review
  • Report from IBC and New FCP X Utilities

GUESTS: Sebastien Francoeur, Jessica Sitomer, Jeremy Pollard, and Philip Hodgetts

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

Sebastien Francoeur, Senior CG Artist, Rodeo Visual Effects Company

When it comes to creating amazing visual effect, the Rodeo Effects Company, based in Montreal, Canada, ranks among the best. Their films include: Red Tails, The Immortals, Pacific Rim, Pain & Gain, Now You See Me, The Amazing Spiderman and many others. Sebastien Francoeur is a Senior CG Artist with Rodeo Visual Effects. He has recently worked on Now You See Me, and Pacific Rim. We talk with him this week about the process of creating visual effects.

Jessica Sitomer, President, The Greenlight Coach

Jessica Sitomer, president of The Greenlight Coach, returns to The Buzz to talk about how to handle ourselves in a pitch meeting – demeanor, dress, perception of confidence and more. And, if we are lucky, she can explain how to get that pitch meeting in the first place. Jessica is filled with useful tips you can put to work immediately!

Jeremy Pollard, Product Manager, Cospective

Cospective, based in Glenside, Australia, created “Frankie,” an interactive application allowing multiple people to review and discuss a video — think client meetings where the clients are off-site. Jeremy Pollard is the Product Manager at Cospective and stops by this week to tell us about Frankie and their new, version 2, update.

Philip Hodgetts, President, Intelligent Assistance

Philip Hodgetts, president of Intelligent Assistance, just returned from a week in Europe attending the IBC trade show in Amsterdam. He joins us to share his perspectives of the new technology launched, or discussed, at the show.

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