Digital Production BuZZ (AAC)
Summary: Welcome to Digital Production BuZZ! We cover video production, post-production, and distribution world-wide. From the people creating the gear, to the people using it to create cutting-edge film and video projects, these are the interviews you can't find anywhere else. Authoritative, informed, and fun to listen to. And the longest running podcast on the planet covering our industry. We inform, educate and entertain by bringing you the people creating the cool tools and those who're using them in creative or innovative projects. We'll bring you what's happening now, the tools and techniques to make your business grow now, and where we think the industry will evolve in the future so you can take advantage of emerging opportunities. Each show provides interesting guests and the BuZZ - what's hot and happening now without pulling punches. You can rely on Creative Planet's Digital Production BuZZ for honest and informed opinion. Hosted by Larry Jordan and co-host Michael Horton.
Join Larry Jordan as he talks with: Dan Saccheli, Event Manager, BVE Daniel Saccheli is the Event Manager for BVE 2015 in London. This year’s show continues to set attendance records with more exhibitors than ever. Listen as Dan explains what it takes to stage a successful trade show and describes his plans for the future. John Kelly, General Manager, JVC/Europe JVC announced new cameras this week at BVE 2015 in London. John Kelly, General Manager for JVC in Europe, joins us to explain why JVC considers BVE worth exhibiting at and showcases their latest cameras. Jeromy Young, CEO, Atomos Atomos announced products and upgrades to their digital video recorders this week at BVE 2015. We interviewed Jeromy Young, co-founder and CEO for Atomos, in his booth at the show as he explains what’s new. Nigel Wilkes, General Manager, Panasonic/Europe How are traditional camera companies responding to new competition from computer companies like Blackmagic Design and AJA? We talked with Nigel Wilkes, Group Manager for Panasonic/Europe, about the success of their GH4 camera, a major new dramatic show using Varicams, and how Panasonic views the increased competition from new companies releasing professional cameras. Jim Marks, DP/Director When you are shooting commercials, the “look” is everything. And nothing is more important to the look than the lens you put in front of your camera. Jim Marks is a DP and director, specializing in high-end commercials. At BVE, we talked about Schneider Optics new lens for 4K media, how to pick the right lens for your project, and the differences between prime and zoom lenses. Michael Accardi, President, CueScript We stopped by the CueScript booth at BVE 2015 to talk with Michael Accardi, co-founder and president. Michael gave us a tour of the challenges to creating good prompters, when and how they should be used and some practical advice on how to add prompters to your next shoot.
Join Larry Jordan and co-host Michael Horton as they talk with: Kanen Flowers, Chief Mayhem Officer, That Studio In 2014, Kanen Flowers founded THAT STUDIO with a focus on Independent Visual Effects, Creative Content and Distribution of new films. Along with his co-founder, Alan E. Bell, Kanen helps new, and existing, artists get their content onto the Internet. This week, Kanan joins us in our studio to preview upcoming highlights at the 2015 NAB Show. Dan Berube, President, Boston Final Cut Pro User Group Daniel Bérubé is the Founder of the Boston Creative Pro User Group and co-producer of the world-famous Supermeets. Recently, he spoke at Sundance and was involved with the yearly Editors’ Retreat in Florida. This week, he shares his thoughts about both. Maxim Jago, Director, MaximJago.com Maxim Jago is a film director, screen writer, and author who shares his time between film making and speaking as a futurologist. He’s a regular speaker at media technology conferences, film festivals and events celebrating creativity. He’s also Chief Innovation Officer at filmdoo.com and a mentor for new film makers. This week, he shares his thoughts on the future of filmmaking.
Join Larry Jordan and co-host Michael Horton as they talk with: Peter Hamilton, Founder and Editor, DocumentaryTelevision.com Peter Hamilton is a senior consultant who works with the nonfiction industry on marketing and business development. A former CBS executive, his clients include A+E Networks, the BBC, National Geographic, and many other media groups, governments and non-profits. He joins us this week to talk about the global market for documentaries. Philip Hodgetts, President, Lumberjack System Philip Hodgetts is the CEO of Intelligent Assistance and Lumberjack System and is involved in the technology of virtually every area of digital production and post-production. He joins us this week to talk about recording audio in the field. Terry Curren, Founder/President, Alpha Dogs Inc. Terry Curren is the founder and president of Alpha Dogs, an LA-based post-production company. This week, Terry stops by to explain what we can do to improve the quality of our sound in post-production. Erik Valenzuela, ReRecording Mixer, Sound Waves Post, LLC & Alpha Dogs Inc. Terry Curren is the founder and president of Alpha Dogs, an LA-based post-production company. This week, Terry stops by with Audio Mixer Erik Valenzuela to explain what we can do to improve the quality of our sound in post-production.
Join Larry Jordan and co-host Michael Horton as they talk with: Gesine Thomson, Filmmaker/Futurist/Visionary Architect, GTbyDesign Gesine Thomson is a filmmaker, artist, futurist, and visionary architect. She is a speaker at TED Conferences. This week, she joins us to talk about the impact media has on current culture. Grant Burton, Producer and Digital Analyst, Royal Australian Air Force Grant Burton has been creating training videos for the Royal Australian Air Force for almost 20 years, where is he now a Producer and Digital Analyst – first as a member of the RAAF and now as a civilian. This week, he updates us on his recent education under renowned cinematographer John Brawley. Adrian Belic, Director, Wadi Rum Films We first met Adrian Belic, and his brother Roko, four years ago when their first film after college was the Academy Award nominated “Genghis Blues.” His follow up films were the multi-award winning “Beyond the Call, and the international success, “Happy.” We talk about how he views the impact of film on society.
Join Larry Jordan and co-host Michael Horton as they talk with: Jon Chappell, CEO, Digital Rebellion Digital Rebellion has designed a cloud-based system of video review and collaboration called: Kollaborate. This week, Jon Chappell, CEO, joins us to explain what the system is and how it works. Ken Choy, Journalist/TV Writer, GizmoPorn Ken Choy is an avowed gearhead, and writer for Gizmoporn.com. He shares his thoughts on CES with us this week. Jonathan Handel, Entertainment/Technology Attorney & Labor Reporter, TroyGould and The Hollywood Reporter Jonathan Handel is the entertainment labor reporter for the Hollywood Reporter. This week, he brings us up to date on a variety of labor issues in Hollywood. Kevin Gilbert, Photojournalist, Memory Evangelist, Mylio LLC If you shoot stills, chances are you have them spread all over the place: on Facebook, your phone, your computer, USB sticks… everywhere. Mylio helps find, organize and protect those assets and memories. Photographer Kevin Gilbert stops by to tell us more about it.
Join Larry Jordan and co-host Michael Horton as they talk with: Matthijs Wouter Knol, Director, European Film Market Matthijs Wouter Knol is the new director of the European Film Market – one of the three largest film markets in the world. He joins us this week to tell us about the EFM, what we can expect at this year’s market and his goals for the future. If you are looking for international distribution, you need to listen to this interview. Jessica Sitomer, President, The Greenlight Coach Our favorite job coach, Jessica Sitomer, president of The Greenlight Coach, returns with more good advice on finding and keeping work. Kai Pradel, CEO/Founder, MediaSilo Kai Pradel is the CEO and Founder of MediaSilo, which is a cloud-based video-sharing and media asset management platform which he started in 2008. This week, he joins us to talk about the cool stuff they’re doing to help post-production professionals maximize efficiency in their workflows, including EditCompanion, a panel that gives editors access to MediaSilo from within Adobe Premiere.
Join Larry Jordan and co-host Michael Horton as they talk with: Boris Yamnitsky, Owner, BorisFX Recently, Boris FX announced they had acquired Imagineer Systems, makers of the world-famous mocha Pro tracking technology. This week, Boris Yamnitsky, CEO of Boris FX, joins us to explain what they did and why they did it. Ross Shain, Chief Marketing Officer, Imagineer Systems Since we were talking with Boris about their acquisition, we thought it would also be interesting to get the perspective of the folks at Imagineer Systems. Ross Shain shares his thoughts on the advantages of the new partnership and what they hope to do with it during the coming months. Philip Hodgetts, President, Intelligent Assistance On-location production gear continues to evolve, as do our needs for handling media. This week, Philip Hodgetts, CEO of Lumberjack Systems, describes what he takes when he goes into production and how he manages media and metadata.
Join Larry Jordan as he talks with: Michael Horton, Co-Host, Digital Production BuZZ His thoughts on user groups, trade shows, and industry trends. Cirina Catania, Producer, Digital Production BuZZ Her thoughts on industry trends and new Buzz guests going into 2015. Ned Soltz, Contributing Editor, Digital Video Magazine His thoughts on cameras and camera technology. Michael Kammes, Director, Technology & Marketing, Key Code Media His thoughts on workflow, automation, and hardware. Michele Yamazaki, VP Marketing, Toolfarm Her thoughts on software, plug-ins, and 3rd-party developers. Philip Hodgetts, President, Intelligent Assistance His thoughts on workflow, codecs, and technology. Jonathan Handel, Entertainment/Technology Attorney & Labor Reporter, TroyGould and The Hollywood Reporter His thoughts on labor and workplace issues.
Join Larry Jordan and co-host Michael Horton as they talk with: Pär M Ekberg, Cinematographer, Coldplay, “Magic” Cinematographer Pär Ekberg chose a unique black and white look and stark lighting to achieve his goals for Coldplay’s viral video, “Magic.” Kim Furst, Producer/Director, Kilo Foxtrot Films Kim Furst is an award-winning documentary film producer, director and editor. Flying the Feathered Edge is Kim’s fifth aviation documentary. She is now distributing the film and this week we learn what’s working and what isn’t. Matt Abourezk, Director/Photographer, Talkingbox Digital Media Group, Inc. Director/Photographer Matt Abourezk chose the new Panasonic PX270 cameras for his productions. We’ll ask why and find out what makes this gear unique.
Join Larry Jordan and co-host Michael Horton as they talk with: Julian Mack, Creative Content Producer, Nightjar Felix Mack, Filmmaker, Nightjar Los Angeles-base Nightjar, owned by brothers Felix and Julian Mack, has been creating innovative content for multimedia, video, animation and sound since 1999. Most recently they produced Hillary Duff’s music video for her hit single, “All About You,” and a mind-bending end-credit sequence for XBox One’s Sunset Overdrive. Tonight Julian takes us inside the company to explain how they work. Benoit Fouchard, Chief Strategy Officer, ATEME Being “on the scene” is “oh so 2014.” The new idea, once you’re on the scene is 360-degree coverage. Everthing everywhere. Tonight, Benoit Fouchard, Chief Strategy Office for ATEME, joins us to explain their new spherical capture device. Michael Cioni, CEO, Light Iron Kim Snyder, CEO & President, Panavision One of the industry’s most respected companies, Panavision, just acquired Light Iron. Kim Snyder, CEO and President of Panavision and Michael Cioni, Founder and CEO of Light Iron give us the inside scoop and what it means for the post-producion industry.
Join Larry Jordan and co-host Michael Horton as they talk with: Yvonne Russo, Producer/Director Yvonne Russo is an award-winning producer, director and writer of film, television and web. Her most recent production, VIVA VERDI! is a documentary about life inside Casa Di Riposo per Musicisti of Milan, the home that Giuseppe Verdi built in 1896 for retired opera singers and the musical artists who live there. Tonight, she discusses how she used crowd-funding to finance her film. Jonathan Handel, Entertainment/Technology Attorney & Labor Reporter, TroyGould and The Hollywood Reporter A grab-bag look at issues affecting the cloud, the guilds, and Hollywood, with Jonathan Handel. Rory McVicar, Head of Product, A-Frame A-frame is a company specializing in cloud-based media distribution and review. Tonight we talk with Rory McVicar, Head of Product, about their latest technology to enable filmmakers to do more faster.
Join Larry Jordan and co-host Michael Horton as they talk with: Jordan Kelly Montgomery, Producer/Director, Jordan Stone Productions For over a decade Jordan Stone Productions has partnered with some of the largest production companies to produce exciting content from development through post. Recent productions include Hoplite Entertainment’s reality series STABLE WARS for Fox Sports. However, for many editors, the real challenge is what to deliver when the editing is complete. This week, we talk with Jordan Montgomery about creating “deliverables.” David Foley, Sr. Technologist & Founder, Nanotech Entertainment David Foley, senior technologist and founder of Nanotech, is focused on high-resolution video. This week, he joins us to talk about 4K workflows, monitors and delivering 4K media to consumers. Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin and Associates Tom Coughlin is the president of Coughlin Associates, Inc. For more than 20 years, Tom’s been studying, consulting to and reporting on the storage industry. Every year, he surveys media companies to figure out where the future is taking us. This week, he gives us a detailed look at what he’s learned. The Buzz is all the information you need now to know what’s coming next!
Join Larry Jordan and co-host Michael Horton as they talk with: David Colantuoni, Senior Director Product Management, Creative Apps/Storage, Avid Technology Avid Pro Tools is an industry standard for audio editing and mixing. Recently, they announced new licensing rules, as Dave Colantuoni, Senior Director of Product Management for Avid Technology explains. Ned Soltz, Contributing Editor, Digital Video Magazine, Ned Soltz Inc. Last week, we spoke with Ned Soltz, Contributing Editor for Digital Video Magazine, about the latest camera technology. This week, we talk with Ned about killer new camera accessories that you need to know. Robert Neivert, Chief Operations Officer, Private.me Robert Neivert is the COO of Private.me, a company that enables people to search online without being tracked. With over 15 years of experience with technology and consumer relations he is an expert in both personal privacy and the current issue of Net Neutrality. This week, we talk with him about both. The Buzz is all the information you need now to know what’s coming next!
Join Larry Jordan and co-host Michael Horton as they talk with: Barry Frechette, Director of Integrated Production, Connelly Partners Barry Frechette is the Director of Integrated Production for Connelly Partners. He produces TV ads, videos, websites and other products for their clients. Recently, he discovered a story that he just had to create on his own and “Paper Lantern” was born. Barry launched and closed a successful Kickstarter campaign. We’re fascinated by the story and also want to know more about how he was able to raise his financing. Ned Soltz, Contributing Editor, Digital Video Magazine, Ned Soltz Inc. Nobody knows media hardware like Ned Soltz, Contributing Editor for Digital Video Magazine. It’s been a while since Ned was last on the show, so we invited him back to catch up on the latest toys. Kevin J. Railsback, Director of Photography, Filmmaking Naturally Kevin Railsback is a director of photography who specializes in nature and wildlife cinematography. His work has appeared in programs on National Geographic, Animal Planet, The Discovery Channel as well as theatrically-released films and commercials for such corporate giants as AT&T. This week, he shares his secrets to successful wildlife filmmaking.
Join Larry Jordan and co-host Michael Horton as they talk with: Jonathan Handel, Entertainment/Technology Attorney & Labor Reporter, TroyGould and The Hollywood Reporter Neil Patrick Harris recently declared that his upcoming variety show, produced by ITV, will be “crafted by union writers.” But in the ongoing labor negotiations, what does this mean? Jonathan Handel, entertainment labor reporter for “The Hollywood Reporter” joins us this week to explain. Josh Apter, Founder & President, Manhattan Edit Workshop The viral video of Princess Leia silently walking through Manhattan, in costume, exploded on YouTube. Josh Apter, president of the Manhattan Edit Workshop, joins us to explain. Philip Hodgetts, President, Intelligent Assistance Metadata is essential to every creative project and few are getting trained in how to use it to tame massive, numerous media files. Philip Hodgetts, president of Intelligent Assistance, joins us to explain what we need to know. The Buzz is all the information you need now to know what’s coming next!