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Digital Production Buzz – February 14, 2019

This week “NAB Insight” highlights how the NAB Show programs their main stage keynotes and on-floor theaters. Then, after casting light on the inner workings of the NAB Show, we look at lighting and lighting gear, including some new technology that harkens back to how the ancient Egyptians used light. Cool stuff!

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Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Jonathan Toomey, Pat Grosswendt, Stefan Karle, Jakob Ballinger and James DeRuvo.

  • NAB Insight: Programming Keynotes
  • The Hardware of Light
  • Techniques to Shape Light
  • The Light Bridge: Brilliant Reflections
  • The Weekly doddleNEWS Update

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Guests this Week


NAB Insight: Programming Keynotes

Jonathan Toomey
Jonathan Toomey, Executive Producer, Content & Production, NAB Show
As part of the lead-up to the 2019 NAB Show, “NAB Insight” chats with Jonathan Toomey, Executive Producer for Content and Production for the NAB Show. He oversees content for the NAB Show’s main stage keynotes, floor theater programs, and marketing strategy for their Executive Leadership Summit.


The Hardware of Light

Pat Grosswendt
Pat Grosswendt, Co-Founder, Senior Sales Specialist, Litepanels
Litepanels began providing innovative LED-based lighting gear in 2001. Tonight we talk with Pat Grosswendt, Co-Founder of Litepanels, about lighting hardware, styles and how to pick the right instruments for your next project.


Techniques to Shape Light

Stefan Karle
Stefan Karle, Managing Director and Owner, DoP Choice
Once you assemble your lighting kit, you still need to control and shape the light to get the look you want. Stefan Karle, Managing Director of DoP Choice, makes tools you put in front of a light so it shines where you want and doesn’t shine where you don’t.


The Light Bridge: Brilliant Reflections

Jakob Ballinger
Jakob Ballinger, Gaffer and Founder, The Light Bridge
Jakob Ballinger, Founder of The Light Bridge, has lit sets as a gaffer for almost 20 years. During that time, he became intrigued with a new way to light sets. From that, he developed and released The Light Bridge. Tonight, he explains what it is, how it works, and why he was inspired to invent it.


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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