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Digital Production Buzz – August 30, 2018

Technology affects every aspect of media; including production. Tonight, we talk to the DPP about a recent survey on how production companies cope with changing technology. Then, Executive Producer Aaron Semmel discusses technology and story-telling. Next, Frame.io tells us about their new award: the Masters Series. Finally, we chat with their first Master: Mark Toia about the challenges of production today.

Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Mark Harrison, Aaron Semmel, Emery Wells, Mark Toia and James DeRuvo.

  • How Production Handles Change
  • Producing: Stories vs. Technology
  • The Frame.io Masters Series
  • The First Frame.io Master
  • The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

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How Production Handles Change

Mark Harrison
Mark Harrison, Managing Director, DPP (Digital Production Partnership)
What exactly is happening in production? The DPP recently conducted a survey to find out how the business of content production was evolving and their findings were interesting. Tonight we talk with Mark Harrison, Managing Director of the DPP about what working practices are happening in reality today.


Producing: Stories vs. Technology

Aaron Semmel
Aaron Semmel, Executive Producer/CEO, BoomBoomBooya, LLC
Tonight we catch up with Aaron Semmel, Executive Producer and CEO of BoomBoomBooya about what he’s up to and how his projects are being received.


The Frame.io Masters Series

Emery Wells
Emery Wells, CEO and Co-Founder, Frame.io
Frame.io is a leading collaboration platform but they have a new announcement that they want to share with us. Tonight we are joined by Emery Wells, CEO and Co-Founder who talks to us about their Masters Project.


The First Frame.io Master

Mark Toia
Mark Toia, Commercial DP/Director/Editor, Zoom Film and Television
Mark Toia joins us tonight to talk about his experiences of being the first person in the new Frame.io “Masters” series.


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 – August 23, 2018

More than ever, as technology changes, it is important to keep our skills up-to-date. That means training. These few remaining days of summer are a perfect time to hone our existing skills or learn something new. Tonight we talk with a variety of different training firms about their approach to training and how to decide what works best for you.

Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Johnathon Amayo, Jim Malcolm, Ben Kozuch, Mak Azadi and James DeRuvo.

  • Training Media Professionals
  • New Ways to Teach VR
  • 20 Years of Professional Training
  • Inside Look at Online Training
  • The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

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Training Media Professionals

Johnathon Amayo
Johnathon Amayo, Chief Academic Officer, Key Code Media
Key Code Media has a new training department and tonight we talk with Johnathon Amayo, Chief Academic Officer for Keycode Media. His role is to work with educational establishments creating curricula and training subjects. He also helps students decide the best training for them.


New Ways to Teach VR

Jim Malcolm
Jim Malcolm, General Manager, North America, Humaneyes Technologies
Humaneyes, a company we usually associate with 360VR cameras, is working with schools and universities to develop curricula that will help students learn more about the creation of VR media. Jim Malcolm, General Manager of Humaneyes explains their approach.


20 Years of Professional Training

Ben Kozuch
Ben Kozuch, President, Future Media Concepts
Future Media Concepts first began training 24 years ago. Tonight we talk with Ben Kozuch, President of Future Media Concepts, as he discusses their approach to training, how they find instructors and how they can help professionals advance their careers.


Inside Look at Online Training

Mak Azadi
Mak Azadi, President/COO, CreativeLive
Sometimes the edge we need is to improve our ability to interact with people to get that next great job. Tonight we talk with Mak Azadi, President and COO of CreativeLive, about how knowing about “money and life” is just as important as learning about how to run the latest software.


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 – August 16, 2018

We are in the trailing days of summer and children are (finally) starting to go back to school. Even better, that means that IBC is just around the corner. Tonight we talk with key industry leaders about what’s coming this fall and where our industry is heading.

Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Mark Spencer, Philip Hodgetts, Ned Soltz, Michael Kammes and James DeRuvo.

  • An Inside Look at Creating Plug-ins
  • Looking Back – Looking Ahead
  • Camera Trends and Technology
  • Technology, Power and Efficiency
  • The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

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An Inside Look at Creating Plug-ins

Mark Spencer
Mark Spencer, Creative Partner, Ripple Training
Mark Spencer is a Creative Partner with Ripple Training. While he runs his own production company, tonight we chat with him about his “other life:” creating plug-ins for Apple Final Cut Pro X. Mark gives us an inside look at the entire process.


Looking Back – Looking Ahead

Philip Hodgetts
Philip Hodgetts, President / CEO, Lumberjack System
The summer is a good time to take stock. Tonight, Philip Hodgetts, CEO of Lumberjack System, looks back at the first half of the year and projects what might be coming in the second half. It is always worthwhile listening to Philip’s thinking.


Camera Trends and Technology

Ned Soltz
Ned Soltz, Contributing Editor, Red Shark News, Ned Soltz Inc.
Ned Soltz, contributing editor to Red Shark News, is a leading authority on camera technology. Tonight, Ned shares his thoughts on what’s coming – with a special look at the trend for mirrorless cameras.


Technology, Power and Efficiency

Michael Kammes
Michael Kammes, Director of Technology, Key Code Media
Michael Kammes, Director of Technology for Key Code Media, joins us tonight to share his thoughts on how we are going to get more work done faster and cheaper. And, you’ll never guess, Michael thinks improving our workflow is at the heart 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 – August 9, 2018

The classroom is evolving and tonight we look at how technology is used in education; both in the classroom and online. Are we using technology to teach or teaching technology – and is there an educational difference between online vs. in-classroom education?

Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Van Bedient, Brian Gaffney, Patrick Dent, Holly Ludgate and James DeRuvo.

  • Adobe Opens Office Focused on Filmmakers
  • SMPTE: Education for Engineers
  • Educating Entrepreneurs
  • Education, Tech and Teens
  • The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

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Adobe Opens Office Focused on Filmmakers

Van Bedient
Van Bedient, Senior Business Development Manager, Adobe
Recently, Adobe opened an office in Santa Monica, California, to allow Adobe to better understand the needs of filmmakers. Tonight, Van Bedient, Senior Business Development Manager at Adobe, explains their plans for this new office.


SMPTE: Education for Engineers

Brian Gaffney
Brian Gaffney, Hollywood Section Manager, SMPTE
SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) does more than set industry standards. It is also deeply involved in training and educating students and engineers about the latest in media technology. Tonight, Brian Gaffney, Hollywood Section Manager for SMPTE, talks about their education efforts.


Educating Entrepreneurs

Patrick Dent
Patrick Dent, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Curriculum, University of Southern California
The days of working 40 years for the same company are over. Now, each of us needs to be much more agile in our career. Tonight, we talk with Patrick Dent, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean at USC about the Iovine-Young Academy and how they are preparing students for the real world.


Education, Tech and Teens

Dr. Holly Ludgate
Dr. Holly Ludgate, Director of Learning (Full Sail Labs), Full Sail University
Getting students excited about technology starts at a young age. Tonight we talk with Dr. Holly Ludgate, Director of Learning at Full Sail University, who is responsible for courses and programs aimed at students from 7 to 17 years.


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.