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Digital Production Buzz – August 2, 2018

Changes in camera technology are driving dramatic changes in the lighting gear we use. Tonight we talk with both instrument and accessory makers to discover the latest trends and technology in lighting.

Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Jakob Ballinger, Toby Sali, Freider Hochheim, Stefan Karle and James DeRuvo.

  • Light Bridge: Light For Tight Spaces
  • Brighter, More Accurate, Lights
  • The Lights That Changed Hollywood
  • New Technology to Shape Light
  • The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

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Light Bridge: Light For Tight Spaces

Jakob Ballinger
Jakob Ballinger, Gaffer and Founder, The Light Bridge
For The Light Bridge, lighting isn’t about tools, it’s about the art and quality of light. Tonight, Jakob Ballinger, founder of The Light Bridge, explains why he started the company, the challenges of lighting today and a new way of thinking about light itself.


Brighter, More Accurate, Lights

Toby Sali
Toby Sali, Co-Owner, BB&S Lighting
BB&S have been in the LED lighting business for over 19 years. Tonight we talk with Toby Sali, Co-Owner of BB&S Lighting about how to measure lights and how to make people understand the measurements you are using.


The Lights That Changed Hollywood

Frieder Hochheim
Frieder Hochheim, President and Founder, Kino Flo Lighting Systems
Tonight we talk with Frieder Hochheim, President and Founder of Kino Flo about why the company was started and the history of lighting, we will also discuss the fashion of lighting and how it has changed – or not changed!


New Technology to Shape Light

Stefan Karle
Stefan Karle, Managing Director and Owner, DoP Choice
As lighting instruments get bigger, it becomes harder and harder to shape the light; to put it where you need it without losing shadows. Tonight, Stefan Karle, Founder and Managing Director of DoP Choice explains how their lighting accessories help control exactly where to put the light.


The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

James DeRuvo
James DeRuvo, Editor-in-Chief, DoddleNEWS.
James DeRuvo, Editor-in-Chief at DoddleNEWS.com, 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.

Digital Production Buzz – July 26, 2018

The media industry is amazingly vast. Tonight we look at creating a script, a new way to update script notes, low-cost, high-quality audio products and an in-depth look at a new media workflow over IP and how it affects broadcast, post-production and distribution.

Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Maxim Jago, Steve Vitolo, Dave Willard, Tony Orme and James DeRuvo.

  • Script-writing Software that Works
  • Scriptation – Faster Script Revisions
  • Great Audio at a Great Price
  • Migrating from SDI to IP means Changes
  • The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

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Script-writing Software that Works

Maxim Jago
Maxim Jago, Director, MaximJago.com
As an experienced writer, Maxim Jago uses scripting software to assist with his writing; without interrupting the creative flow. Tonight, we talk with him about what he’s tried, what works and how he uses it.


Scriptation – Faster Script Revisions

Steve Vitolo
Steve Vitolo, CEO and Founder, Scriptation
Whew! You just finished marking your script. Then, a new version comes out. Sigh. Now what? Steve Vitolo, CEO of Scriptation, showcases his new app that makes moving notes from one script to another a piece of cake.


Great Audio at a Great Price

Dave Willard
Dave Willard, Manager of Online Sales and Marketing, Azden
Nothing improves a project like good audio. And nothing is better than good audio products at a great price. Tonight, Dave Willard, manager of online sales and marketing for Azden, showcases their latest audio products and explains why we need to consider using them.


Migrating from SDI to IP means Changes

Tony Orme
Tony Orme, Founder and Technical Director, Orme Solutions Ltd
Broadcasters are slowly converting from SDI to IP workflows. The change is not easy, but it is very significant for all of us creating media for distribution. Tonight, Tony Orme, founder of Orme Solutions, explains what this shift is all about, what media creators need to know and what’s coming in the future because of it.


The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

James DeRuvo
James DeRuvo, Editor-in-Chief, DoddleNEWS.
James DeRuvo, Editor-in-Chief at DoddleNEWS.com, 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.

Digital Production Buzz – July 19, 2018

Tonight on The Buzz we look at the current state of virtual reality (VR). VR is expanding far beyond media and entertainment. In fact, VR is becoming increasingly popular in education and training. Tonight, we look at where VR is succeeding, as well as new ways to improve VR workflow and distribution.

Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Ryan Ritchey, Nick Jushchyshyn, Sean Safreed and James DeRuvo.

  • The State of VR Today
  • VR in Education & Training
  • An Easier Way to Create VR
  • The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

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The State of VR Today

Ryan Ritchey
Ryan Ritchey, Creator, VRonMac.com
What is the state of VR (virtual reality) today? More importantly, where’s the money? Tonight we talk with Ryan Ritchey, creator and editor for VRonMac.com about opportunities in VR, where this new format is headed and where VR is making money.


VR in Education & Training

Nick Jushchyshyn
Nick Jushchyshyn, Program Director – Animation, Visual Effects and Immersive Media, Drexel University Westphal College of Media Arts and Design
Drexel University is a leading research facility in VR. Tonight, we talk with Nick Jushchyshyn, Program Director, Animation, Visual Effects and Immersive Media at Drexel, about the kinds of projects their students are working on, where VR is taking off and what the future of VR in education looks like.


An Easier Way to Create VR

Sean Safreed
Sean Safreed, Co-Founder, Pixvana
VR is not easy to do. A single project can take weeks. Pixvana is seeking to change that by providing a Cloud-based workflow to simplify the post-production work necessary to stitch, edit, polish and release a VR project. Co-founder and technical lead, Sean Safreed, joins us tonight to explain what they are doing and why it is necessary.


The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

James DeRuvo
James DeRuvo, Editor-in-Chief, DoddleNEWS.
James DeRuvo Editor-in-Chief at DoddleNEWS.com, 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.

Digital Production Buzz – July 12, 2018

This week, we look at archiving our projects. There are three ways to archive: Cloud, tape and disk. Which is the best? Tonight, we talk to key technologists to help us figure out the best way to preserve our projects and media for the long term. It is surprisingly difficult.

Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Larry O’Connor, Andy Klein, Anthony Juliano, Chris May, Denis Leconte and James DeRuvo.

  • Three Long-Term Archive Options
  • Archive in The Cloud?
  • Tape Archives Everything
  • Prep Your Files For Archiving
  • You Saved It, Now Bring It Back
  • The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

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Three Long-Term Archive Options

Larry O'Connor
Larry O’Connor, Founder & CEO, Other World Computing
There are three main options for long-term archiving: Cloud, tape and disk. Tonight, Larry O’Connor, CEO of OWC, starts our discussion of archiving with a look at these three options, along with recommendations on what technology makes sense today.


Archive in The Cloud?

Andrew Klein
Andrew Klein, Director, Product Marketing, Backblaze
Backblaze is a Cloud-based storage solution. Tonight we talk with Andrew Klein, Director of Product Marketing for Backblaze about archive options, the differences between backups and archives, and what we need to know to successfully archive our files. His answers will surprise you, as will his thoughts on what we need to do to safely archive our projects.


Tape Archives Everything

Anthony Juliano
Anthony Juliano, Senior Account Manager, FujiFilm Recording Media USA
FujiFilm makes magnetic tapes for LTO systems. Tape is at the heart of almost all archive systems, including Cloud services. Tonight, Anthony Juliano, Senior Account Manager of FujiFilm, walks us through how to help future proof our media. Plus, he also shares his insights on the economics of tape.


Prep Your Files For Archiving

Chris May
Chris May, M & E Business Development Specialist, SpectraLogic
There’s a big difference between backups and archives. It is said that if you don’t have a file stored in three places, you don’t have it. Tonight, we talk with Chris May, M & E Business Development Specialist for SpectraLogic about preparing files for archiving, avoiding software obsolescence and how to find and access files after they are archived.


You Saved It, Now Bring It Back

Denis Leconte
Denis Leconte, Vice President of Technology, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services
Archives are more than digital data. They are also photographs, papers, books and other physical items. Iron Mountain is a well-respected archiving and storage company. Tonight, Denis Leconte, VP of Technology for Iron Mountain, talks about what we need to know to preserve ALL our assets, not just the digital ones.


The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

James DeRuvo
James DeRuvo, Editor-in-Chief, DoddleNEWS.
James DeRuvo Editor-in-Chief at DoddleNEWS.com, 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.

Digital Production Buzz – July 5, 2018

You’ve got your camera and a selection of lenses, what else do you need? This week, we talk with camera accessory manufacturers and users about products we should consider adding to our kit to make our filmmaking faster, easier, or better.

Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Peter Waisnor, Steve Eisen, Tommy Mack, Steve Weiss, Brian Valente and James DeRuvo.

  • Camera Bags for the Professional Photographer
  • What’s in your Camera Bag?
  • Filmtools Now Sells Cameras
  • Zacuto: Production-grade Camera Monitors
  • Redrock Micro: Everything that isn’t a Camera
  • The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

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Camera Bags for the Professional Photographer

Peter Waisnor
Peter Waisnor, Vice President, Tenba
On tonight’s show we are talking about cameras and accessories. TENBA began more the 40 years ago with the goal to create a better camera bag. Tonight, we talk with Peter Waisnor, vice president for Tenba, about how they design their camera bags, how to pick the right bag and their highly unusual warranty.


What’s in your Camera Bag?

Steve Eisen
Steve Eisen, President, Eisen Video Productions
Steve Eisen is a professional photographer. So, it makes sense to ask him: “What’s in your bag?” What tools does he find essential to any job? And what does he look for when adding accessories to his kit?


Filmtools Now Sells Cameras

Tommy Mack
Tommy Mack, Director of Camera Sales, Filmtools
Filmtools is one of the oldest names in lighting and grip equipment. Just a few weeks ago, they added cameras to their mix. Tonight we talk with Tommy Mack, their new Director of Camera Sales about why Filmtools aims to be more than just a place to buy your grip expendables and lighting equipment. Tommy also shares his opinions on when to buy new vs. continue using what you’ve got.


Zacuto: Production-grade Camera Monitors

Steve Weiss
Steve Weiss, Creative Director, Zacuto
Zacuto has been making camera accessories since 2000. Continuing our discussion about camera accessories, we talk with Steve Weiss Co-Founder and Marketing/International Sales Director of Zacuto, about why they started in this business and the products they offer.


Redrock Micro: Everything that isn’t a Camera

Brian Valente
Brian Valente, Co-Founder, Redrock Micro
Redrock Micro began 2004 with a goal to provide every accessory that wasn’t a camera! Tonight we talk with Brian Valente, Co-Founder, who explains how their gear helps improve the productivity of the crew and some of their latest products.


The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

James DeRuvo
James DeRuvo, Editor-in-Chief, DoddleNEWS.
James DeRuvo Editor-in-Chief at DoddleNEWS.com, 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.