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Digital Production Buzz – December 13, 2018

This week on The BuZZ we turn our thoughts to post-production and the companies that specialize in it. How is the business changing? How are they evolving? And what does the future look like for professional post?

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Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Oliver Peters, Terry Curren, Mike Hendricks, Mark Raudonis and James DeRuvo.

  • Post-production: An Evolving Challenge
  • The Challenge of “Good Enough”
  • The Challenge of a New Business
  • Insider’s Guide to the Business of Post
  • The Weekly doddleNEWS Update

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Guests this Week


Post-production: An Evolving Challenge

Oliver Peters
Oliver Peters, Editor, Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC
Tonight, as we look at the current world of post-production, there’s no better place to star than Oliver Peters. He’s the founder of Oliver Peters Post-Production Services and has been an editor for more than 50 years. Tonight we talk about the business challenges on post in today’s world.


The Challenge of “Good Enough”

Terence Curren
Terence Curren, Founder/President, Alpha Dogs Inc.
Terence Curren founded Alpha Dogs, a boutique post-production house in Burbank, in 2002. Today, he’s expanding beyond traditional color grading and finishing to meet emerging client needs. Listen as he describes the challenge of “good enough” and how low-cost software is forcing his business to evolve.


The Challenge of a New Business

Mike Hendrickss
Mike Hendricks, Founder, Ascend Media Productions
Ascend Media Productions began in 2015. Founded by Mike Hendricks, it focused on aerial imagery then expanded into post-production. Like many, Mike needed to focus on what client’s were willing to pay for. Tonight, he shares his thoughts on what a new business needs to do to attract and keep clients.


Insider’s Guide to the Business of Post

Mark Raudonis
Mark Raudonis, Senior VP Post Production, Bunim-Murray Production
Bunim-Murray started 25 years ago. Today, they are the leader in reality television, producing dozens of hours of programming every week. With clients that range from Netflix to the networks, Mark Raudonis, Senior Vice President of Post-Production, shares his thoughts on the challenges of running a large-scale post-production house in today’s business environment.


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.

Digital Production Buzz – December 6, 2018

This week on The BuZZ we turn to the evolving role of producers and the state of production today. How are producers coping with changes in audience, technology, budgets and clients? Tonight, three experienced producers share their views of production from the inside.

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Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Bob Bain, David Tillman, JJ Kelley and James DeRuvo.

  • Producing: The Challenge of Change
  • The Evolving Role of Producer
  • Producing Docs in a World of “Fake News”
  • The Weekly doddleNEWS Update

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Guests this Week


Producing: The Challenge of Change

Bob Bain
Bob Bain, Executive Producer, Bob Bain Productions, Inc.
Tonight, we are looking at producing during an era of change. Certainly, no one knows that better than Bob Bain, Executive Producer of Bob Bain Productions. With over 20 years of experience as a Producer of live awards shows under his belt, Bob shares his thoughts on what’s driving our industry today.


The Evolving Role of Producer

David Tillman
David Tillman, Documentary Producer/Editor, Website
With ten years of experience producing documentaries, tonight we talk with David Tillman about his latest projects and how the role of Producer has evolved over the past five years.


Producing Docs in a World of “Fake News”

J.J. Kelley
J.J. Kelley, Senior Producer and Correspondent, National Geographic
In this era of “alternative facts” and “fake news,” what’s it like producing documentaries for major networks? Tonight, J.J. Kelley, Emmy-nominated director and correspondent, and senior producer at “Explorer” for National Geographic, shares his thoughts on the challenges.



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.