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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,
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 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, 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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