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Digital Production Buzz – June 21, 2018

This week we talk with people who play with fire – both on-set and in software. Tonight on The Buzz, we enter the world of special effects. From pyrotechnics to massive monitor walls to the latest in effects software, if you can imagine it, one of our guests tonight can help you create it.

Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Matt Dillingham, Philip Galler, Boris Yamnitsky, Niclas Bahn, Aharon Rabinowitz and James DeRuvo.

  • The Art of Playing with Fire: Pyrotechnics
  • Better Than Green-Screen: In-Camera
  • Current Trends and Effects from BorisFX
  • FXFactory: An App Store for Effects
  • Effects, Tutorials and Films from Red Giant
  • The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

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Guests this Week

The Art of Playing with Fire: Pyrotechnics

Matt Dillingham
Matt Dillingham, President, Advanced Entertainment Services
Everyone wants to play with fire but the folks at Advanced Entertainment Services actually make a living out of it! Tonight we talk with Matt Dillingham, President of Advanced Entertainment Services about what they do to create explosions, fire and pyrotechnical effects.

Better Than Green-Screen: In-Camera

Philip Galler
Philip Galler, CTO, Lux Machina Consulting
Lux Machina Consulting has over 10 years’ experience in creating in-camera visual effects. Tonight we talk with Philip Galler, CTO of Lux Machina, about how they can replace green-screen work for both small and large projects, as well as their recent work on “Oblivion” and “Solo.”

Current Trends and Effects from BorisFX

Boris Yamnitsky
Boris Yamnitsky, Founder and President, BorisFX
Boris Yamnitsky, Founder and President of BorisFX talks with us tonight about the current state of visual effects, the role AI will play in future effects and what’s new at BorisFX.

FXFactory: An App Store for Effects

Niclas Bahn
Niclas Bahn, Co-Founder, FxFactory
With almost 15 years in the effects industry, Niclas Bahn, Co-Founder of FXFactory, joins us tonight to talk about how FXFactory works, changes in the effects industry and what’s coming in the near future.

Effects, Tutorials and Films from Red Giant

Aharon Rabinowitz
Aharon Rabinowitz, Head of Marketing, Red Giant
Red Giant is one of the leaders in motion graphics, color and effects. But, what else do they do? Tonight we talk with Aharon Rabinowitz, Head of Marketing, about what Red Giant is up to – as well as a sneak preview of an unannounced new product!

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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