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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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Guests this Week

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, 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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