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Digital Production Buzz – January 3, 2019

This week, to celebrate the new year, we reflect back on 2018, then look forward into 2019 to spot emerging trends that will impact the media industry this year. We’ve invited seven futurists to share their thoughts on what’s coming.

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Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Michael Kammes, Philip Hodgetts, Maxim Jago, Larry O’Connor, Emery Wells, Paul Babb and James DeRuvo.

  • Kammes: What to Expect in 2019
  • Hodgetts: What to Expect in 2019
  • Jago: Blockchain and Smart Payments
  • O’Connor: Top Hardware Trends in 2019
  • Wells: The Next-Gen Content Creator
  • Babb: The VFX Artist is the Industry
  • The Weekly doddleNEWS Update

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Guests this Week


Kammes: What to Expect in 2019

Michael Kammes
Michael Kammes, Director of Business Development, BeBop Technology
A regular contributor and thought leader for our industry, Michael Kammes, Director of Business Development for Bebop Technology, joins us tonight to share his key highlights from 2018 and the trends he expects in 2019.


Hodgetts: What to Expect in 2019

Philip Hodgetts
Philip Hodgetts, President, Lumberjack System
Continuing our look into 2019, Philip Hodgetts, CEO of Lumberjack System, discusses AI/Machine learning and the trends in production he expects in 2019.


Jago: Blockchain and Smart Payments

Maxim Jago
Maxim Jago, Director, MaximJago.com
Producer, Director and futurist, Maxim Jago, looks back at 2018 and the emergence of social media as a distinct distribution platform, then shares his thoughts on what coming in 2019.


O’Connor: Top Hardware Trends in 2019

Larry O'Connor
Larry O’Connor, Founder & CEO, Other World Computing
Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO of OWC Computing, offers his thoughts on key hardware from 2018 and the trends he expects in 2019.


Wells: The Next-Gen Content Creator

Emery Wells
Emery Wells, CEO and Co-Founder, Frame.io
Emery Wells is the Co-Founder and CEO of Frame.io, a video review and collaboration platform used by hundreds of thousands of media professionals and companies. Tonight, he looks back at the highlights of 2018 and shares what he expects for 2019.


Babb: The VFX Artist is the Industry

Paul Babb
Paul Babb, Head of Worldwide Marketing, Maxon
Paul Babb, Head of Worldwide Marketing for MAXON, has a new perspective on the visual effects industry and shares his expectations with us tonight.


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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