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Digital Production Buzz – May 17, 2018

If you want to be as efficient as possible, you need an effective workflow – a formal, organized process for completing a task efficiently. This could be as simple as a hand-written outline or as complex as a 3rd-party application. This week we talk with key industry leaders to see what’s available and how to create a workflow that works for you.

Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Michael Cioni, Joel Stoner, Andy Shenkler, Greg Dolan, Michael Kammes and James DeRuvo.

  • Defining a Good Workflow
  • Studio Suite Helps Facilities Manage
  • “One:” Cloud-based Workflow for Filmmakers
  • The Power of an Automated Workflow
  • Build a Better Workflow
  • The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

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Guests this Week

Defining a Good Workflow

Michael Cioni
Michael Cioni, Senior Vice President of Innovation, Panavision & Light Iron
What is a workflow and why is it important? Tonight we are joined by Michael Cioni, Senior Vice President of Innovation at Panavision, who explains why workflows are increasingly important in today’s fragmented media landscape.

Studio Suite Helps Facilities Manage

Joel Stoner
Joel Stoner, Founder, AlterMedia
Studio Suite helps post facilities and studios stay organized. Tonight we talk with Joel Stoner, Founder of AlterMedia and designer of Studio Suite. He explains what the software is, how it works and who should consider using it.

“One:” Cloud-based Workflow for Filmmakers

Andy Shenkler
Andy Shenkler, Chief Product Officer, Deluxe Entertainment
Deluxe Entertainment has been in business for over 100 years! They specialize in providing a full range of services for filmmakers. Tonight, Andy Shenkler, Chief Product Officer, talks about their newest product – “One” – a cloud-based workflow platform for post-production and distribution.

The Power of an Automated Workflow

Greg Dolan
Greg Dolan, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Xytech Systems Corporation
Xytech provides facility management and workflow solutions for both large and small companies. Tonight, Greg Dolan, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales, talks to us about why having a good workflow setup is important and how Xytech can help.

Build a Better Workflow

Michael Kammes
Michael Kammes, Director of Technology, Key Code Media
Michael Kammes is the director of technology for KeyCode Media. As such, he not only spots the new gear that the rest of us need to watch, but he helps clients integrate it with the technology they have. Tonight, Michael shares his tips on creating workflows that work.

The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

James DeRuvo
James DeRuvo, Editor-in-Chief, DoddleNEWS.
James DeRuvo Editor-in-Chief at, has a multi-faceted career spanning radio, film and publishing. With experience covering technology in the video industry for nearly 20 years, James joins us every week to present the latest industry news.
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Frank Huerta, CEO & Co-founder of, discussed how combining neural networks with metadata allowed for much more efficient collaboration on media projects.