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Producer’s Corner: October 2, 2014

By: Cirina Catania

http://www.thecataniagroup.com

news@catania.us

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This week’s BuZZ is a special one for me!

LUIS BARRETO, EMMY-NOMINATED PRODUCER

Emmy-Nominated Producer, Luis Barreto, has a long history of success in the field of reality television, having worked on some now classic and incredibly successful shows.  His credits include “The Mole-2: The Next Betrayal”, “Mole: Celebrity Edition,” “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and “Texas Ranch House.”

Luis Barreto

Luis Barreto

What is most exciting about hearing Luis speak, is the feeling that you are in a room with someone who is incredibly knowledgeable and conversant in a way that is almost unprecedented.  He really knows his “stuff” and we are happy to have him on the BuZZ.  This week is a preview of the full hour interview with Luis that will be aired on November 6th simultaneously with Moviola’s full-length filmed version.  He talks about the workflow, budgets, union vs. non-union, how the writing “really” works in reality and tells some stories about things that happened behind the scenes on some of his past shows. Yes, Larry Jordan and Michael Horton will be ON CAMERA for that one! Please mark your calendars. We’ll be sending out further information as we get closer to the date.

Luis Barreto with Larry Jordan and Michael Horton

Luis Barreto with Larry Jordan and Michael Horton

GEORGE OLVER, MOVIDIAM

George Olver, the founder of Movidiam was at IBC a couple of weeks ago.  Larry had spoken with him at length and was impressed with what he heard, so George and I decided to meet and talk further while we were both in Amsterdam.  His platform for creative collaboration and business/production management of our process seems like it might help open some new doors.  Very cool.  George talks in detail about it in his interview with Larry Jordan on this week’s BuZZ.  Check it out and let me know what you think.  Movidiam is in Beta now, but they are taking pre-registrations on the web site at http://www.movidiam.com

Movidiam

THE INCREDIBLE ARTISTRY OF CINEMA 4D WITH OLIVER MEISEBERG, LARS SCHOLTEN AND GUENTER NIKODIM

At IBC, I had the good fortune to interview three very creative people at the Maxon booth at IBC:  Oliver Meiseberg, Cinema 4D Product Manager (http://maxon.net ) and 3D artists Lars Scholten at Cyberbear (http://cybear.nl/portfolio_animations.htm ) and Guenter Nikodim of Cybertime (http://cybertime.at ).

CyBear

CyBear

Words escape me when I start to look at their work, so I’ll give you some photos and links to enjoy.   Please note that all photos from Günter are © www.cybertime.at

This is a nice VFX breakdown of the eel sequence from Günter Nikodim:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHMWaT89KCg

The leader for “De Wereld Draait Door” rigged by Lars Scholten:

https://vimeo.com/90396882

Lars Scholten Rigged Hand

Lars Scholten Rigged Hand

Lars Scholten Volkswagen Commercial

Lars Scholten Volkswagen Commercial

Lars Scholten Veronica Commercial

Lars Scholten Veronica Commercial

And the Sky Radio Commercial, also from Lars Scholten:

https://vimeo.com/30125851

Sky Radio Commercial

Sky Radio Commercial

THE CREATIVITY TOUR GOES TO BOSTON, D.C. AND NYC FOR BLACKMAGIC

On a personal note…I’m about to start my tour to user groups on the East Coast sponsored by Blackmagic. I’ll be talking about, “Courage and Creativity – The Magic of Conviction.”  If you are curious about how we use the Blackmagic cameras in my documentaries or want to talk about how to pitch, market and get ready to sell your projects, you might find this interesting.  If you are around any of these cities, please join us and bring lots of energy, enthusiasm and … questions!  I look forward to meeting many of you in person. And stayed tuned for more cities being announced soon.

Cirina preps the martini shot, Kionte Storey, Ramona California

Cirina preps the martini shot, Kionte Storey, Ramona California

Kionte with parachute

Kionte with parachute

 

Here are the dates as of now:  Dan Berube’s BOSCPUG in Boston October 14th (http://www.boscpug.com/nextmeeting), Washington D.C. with George Kennedy’s District Digital Creatives on October 23 (http://districtcreate.org) and the soon to be announced MoPictive with Ned Soltz in New York on November 11th.

As always, thanks for listening to the Digital Production BuZZ.  Write to me with questions, comments or suggestions for interviews.

Have a great day!

Cirina Catania

Cirina Catania
Supervising Producer
Digital Production BuZZ
Write to Cirina at:  news@catania.us

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