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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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Guests this Week

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, 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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