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Digital Production Buzz – May 30, 2019

On this episode of The Buzz, we talk with experts about the current state of technology and how it affects what we do in the future, user groups, and the way we teach technology.

On another note, we’ve decided it’s time to take a break from the Digital Production Buzz to focus more on training. After our May 30th program, we’ll be putting the podcast on hiatus. You will still be able to find all of our Buzz shows on iTunesTheBuzzShow.libsyn.com, and the DigitalProductionBuzz.com website. While I will miss hosting The Buzz and chatting with you, I look forward to creating new training.

Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Philip Hodgetts, Michael Kammes, Erik Johnson, Mike Horton and James DeRuvo.

  • Four Technology Trends to Watch
  • How to Succeed at Storytelling
  • Why Teaching Technology is Important
  • User Groups: Networking and Craft Skills
  • James DeRuvo’s Journal

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Guests this Week


Four Technology Trends to Watch

Philip Hodgetts
Philip Hodgetts, President, Lumberjack System
We asked Philip Hodgetts, CEO of Lumberjack System, what new workflows, technology or software have emerged that seems significant for the future of media. He highlighted four. Discover what they are tonight.


How to Succeed at Storytelling

Michael Kammes
Michael Kammes, Director of Business Development, BeBop Technology/Creator, 5 THINGS series
Since stories will always be with us, we asked Michael Kammes, Director of Business Development for Bebop Technology, whether the determining factor to successful storytelling will be new technology, new distribution or something else. He found a fourth option. Learn what he chose tonight.


Why Teaching Technology is Important

Erik A. Johnson, PhD
Erik Johnson, PhD, Vice Dean for Academic Programs, Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California
Erik Johnson, PhD, is the Vice Dean for Academic Programs at the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California. Today, as we look at technology, he explains why teaching technology to students is important, and what parts of technology are most important to teach.


User Groups: Networking and Craft Skills

Michael Horton
Michael Horton, Head Cutter, LACPUG
Michael Horton co-founded the Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group almost 20 years ago. Tonight, he explains why user groups remain an important part of the creative process, what subjects users like to attend and how he programs his events for maximum impact.


James DeRuvo’s Journal

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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BuZZ Flashback

Five Years Ago Today on The Buzz …


Terry Curren, Founder of Alpha Dogs, was grumbling about the coming impact of 4K media on post-production.