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Digital Production Buzz – March 7, 2019

Tonight, we have an in-depth conversation with Oscar-winning editor William Goldenberg (“Argo,”), a look at new trends and technology in visual effects, and an update on how the Writer’s Guild managed to make everyone in Hollywood angry this week.

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Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Jonathan Handel, Ross Shain, Joseph Nilo, William Goldenberg and James DeRuvo.

  • Guild Update: WGA Angers Everybody
  • State-of-the-Art Trends in Effects
  • Create Compelling Software Demos
  • Editing – The Invisible Art
  • The Weekly doddleNEWS Update

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Guests this Week


Guild Update: WGA Angers Everybody

Jonathan Handel
Jonathan Handel, Entertainment/Technology Attorney & Labor Reporter, TroyGould and The Hollywood Reporter
Jonathan Handel, contributing editor on entertainment labor issues for “The Hollywood Reporter” shares his insight on recent secret Writers Guild meetings that managed to anger just about everyone associated with writers in Hollywood.


State-of-the-Art Trends in Effects

Ross Shain
Ross Shain, Chief Product Officer, Mocha from Boris FX
Ross Shain is an accomplished visual effects industry veteran and the Chief Product Officer of Mocha from Boris FX. In 2013, Ross was recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures with a Science and Engineering Academy Award for his work on the design of Mocha Pro planar tracking software. Tonight, he shares his thoughts on new trends in effects.


Create Compelling Software Demos

Joseph Nilo
Joseph Nilo, Head of Training, FxFactory
Joseph Nilo is Head of Training for FX Factory. Tonight he explains how he creates a compelling demo or training video, their new YouTube channel, and key trends in effects he’s looking to see at NAB next month.


Editing – The Invisible Art

William Goldenberg
William Goldenberg, ACE
He won the Academy Award, BAFTA and A.C.E. Award for film editing with Ben Affleck’s Best Picture winner “Argo,” and received Oscar, BAFTA and A.C.E nominations for editing “The Imitation Game,” and “Zero Dark Thirty.” He’s also been nominated for an Oscar for film editing with “Seabiscuit,” and “The Insider. Tonight, as part of NAB Insight, William Goldenberg shares his thoughts on editing.


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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