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Digital Production Buzz – February 7, 2019

NAB is eight weeks away, so, to help us all get ready, we are kicking off “NAB Insight” – a behind-the-scenes look at what’s next. Plus, we discuss new ways to buy or rent gear, plus, an amazing story from DPA on how they are sending a mic to Mars. so we can hear actual sounds beyond earth – in real time.

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Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Chris Brown, Barbara Griffith, Marius Ciocirlan, René Morch and James DeRuvo.

  • NAB Insight: Planning the 2019 Show
  • A Better Way to Finance the Gear You Need
  • ShareGrid: A Rental Service for Filmmakers
  • DPA: The Sound of Mars – LIVE!
  • The Weekly doddleNEWS Update

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NAB Insight: Planning the 2019 Show

Chris Brown
Chris Brown, Exec. VP, Conventions & Business Operations, National Association of Broadcasters
To launch our “NAB Insight” segment, tonight we talk with Chris Brown, Executive VP of Conventions and Business at NAB. He shares his thoughts on how they decide on the theme each year and some of the highlights of the 2019 NAB show.


A Better Way to Finance the Gear You Need

Barbara Griffith
Barbara Griffith, President, SCL Equipment Finance
How to fund your equipment purchases is an ongoing question. Tonight, Barbara Griffith, President of SCL Equipment Finance, explains how equipment financing works, what you can do to improve your credit score and what the difference is between business and personal credit scores.


ShareGrid: A Rental Service for Filmmakers

Marius Ciocirlan
Marius Ciocirlan, Co-Founder/CEO, ShareGrid
Marius Ciocirlan founded ShareGrid in 2015. This is a website where you can rent the production gear that you need – instead of buying it. What’s different is that you are renting from fellow filmmakers. Tonight he talks with us about the company, the problems it solves and why easy access to insurance was the key to starting their service.


DPA: The Sound of Mars – LIVE!

René Morch
René Morch, Product Manager, DPA Microphones
DPA microphones are legendary for their quality. Since the 1970’s, in addition to supporting media productions around the globe, DPA has put mics in racing cars. Today, they are putting a very special mic in a rocket to Mars. René Morch, Head of Product Management at DPA Microphones, explains about a unique partnership between DPA and JPL to let us hear the sounds of Mars – live.


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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