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Digital Production BuZZ

May 18, 2012

Join Larry Jordan and Michael Horton as they talk with:

Stephen Arnold, President/Founder, Stephen Arnold Music, Dallas

Chad Cook, VP of Creative Services, Stephen Arnold Music, Dallas

As a multiple Emmy, Addy and Promax Gold award-winning music production company, Stephen Arnold Music has over 15 years of success in delivering the sounds that make a difference to networks and producers the world over. Recently, they created an entire musical branding package for mainland China’s predominant television outlet – China Central Television America (CCTVA). We want to find out how a Dallas company creates memorable music for China? Stephen Arnold, President/Founder, and Chad Cook, VP of Creative Services, join us to explain.

Randon Morford, Director, Product Management, Sorenson Media

Last week, Sorenson Media upgraded Squeeze to version 8.5. This free upgrade provides significantly faster performance and supports yet more codecs. So, we invited Randon Morford, Director of Product Management for Sorenson Media, to explain the details. We want to find out just how much faster the update is and whether the world really needs yet more compression codecs.

Randy Hudson, Director of Digital Media Post Production, DuArt

Blu-ray Disc is NOT dead — at least, that’s according to DuArt. Randy Hudson, their Director of Digital Media and Post Production, joins us to explain what they are doing with Blu-ray. Along the way, we want to find out if Blu-ray is just for the high-end of the industry and how DuArt and its clients are competing against digital downloads. Should be a good discussion.

Tony Lee, Publisher,

In a recent study by, lumberjacks were rated as the worst job in the nation. Not particularly germane to The Buzz audience, until you consider the other two jobs at the bottom: newspaper reporter and broadcaster! Sheesh!! What’s going on here? Tony Lee, publisher of stops by to explain the findings of their study – and also suggest where to look for the highest rated jobs.