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Digital Production Buzz – November 22, 2018

Thanksgiving, here in the US, reminds us to take time and be thankful for what we have. This includes family, friends and health, of course. But, here at The Buzz, we are also grateful for our guests and our audience. So, in celebration of the season, here are some of our favorite interviews from the recent past.

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Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Norman Hollyn, Mark Harrison, Barbara Griffiths, Jim Malcolm and James DeRuvo.

  • The Art of Telling a Story
  • How Production Handles Change
  • A Better Way to Finance Gear
  • A 360/VR Leap Into Space
  • The Weekly doddleNEWS Update

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Guests this Week


The Art of Telling a Story

Norman Hollyn
Norman Hollyn, Teacher, Editor, Writer & Professor, USC School of Cinematic Arts
Who better to talk to us about storytelling than Norman Hollyn? Editor and Professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Norman talks with us about the process of crafting a story, what makes it work, and why training in story-telling will improve your craft. (First aired 9/13/18)


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. (First aired 8/30/18)


A Better Way to Finance Gear

Barbara Griffith
Barbara Griffith, President, SCL Equipment Finance
Financing equipment isn’t a new concept but it is one that is often overlooked. Tonight we talk with Barbara Griffith, President of SCL Equipment Finance, who explains why we should finance the equipment we need; and the benefits of a specialized company instead of a bank. (First aired 6/14/18)


A 360/VR Leap Into Space

Jim Malcolm
Jim Malcolm, General Manager, North America, Humaneyes Technologies
Humaneyes takes us into space! Tonight we talk with Jim Malcolm, General Manager of Humaneyes about an extraordinary 360/VR project they were involved with on the International Space Station and the challenges that project faced. (First aired 6/14/18)


The Weekly doddleNEWS Update

James DeRuvo
James DeRuvo, Editor-in-Chief, doddleNEWS.
James DeRuvo, Editor-in-Chief at doddleNEWS, has a multi-faceted career that spans radio, film and publishing. With experience covering technology in the video industry for nearly 20 years, James presents our weekly doddleNEWS Update.
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