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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, 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 Masters Series
  • The First Master
  • The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

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Guests this Week

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 Masters Series

Emery Wells
Emery Wells, CEO and Co-Founder, 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 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 “Masters” series.

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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