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Digital Production BuZZ

Aug 31, 2012

Join Larry Jordan and Michael Horton as they talk with:

Mike Savello, Vice-president of Sales, LiveU

LiveU provides live video streaming over cellular phones. We first saw this at the NAB 2012 Show, but they have since used their technology to broadcast live from the 2012 Olympics in London. Mike Savello is their VP of Sales and joins us this week to explain their technology and how it can be used by filmmakers to create compelling new content – live!

Mark-André Ferguson, Smoke Product Evangelist, Autodesk

Autodesk is in the process of creating a major new release of Smoke. With the launch of their first public trial release in June, they have since released two updates. Release 3 arrived earlier this week and we talk with Mark-André Ferguson, Smoke Product Evangelist for Autodesk, about the new release and the reaction from the marketplace.

David Vassar and Sally Kaplan, Co-producers, “California Forever”

“California Forever” is a two-part PBS series that premieres in September that tells the story of California’s state parks. Produced by Sally Kaplan, and co-produced, written, and directed by David Vassar, shot on the Red camera, this series was almost four years in the making. What we are interested in learning about, though, was the permitting process that Sally went through to get permission to film in more than 40 state parks. Why were permits necessary, how hard was the process, and what can we learn from her experience?

Jonathan Handel, Entertainment Labor Reporter, Hollywood Reporter

This week, a California judge ruled that the Directors Guild of America is properly complying with a 2008 settlement agreement requiring the DGA to report foreign royalties. The problem, as stated in the lawsuit, was that the DGA reports were virtually incomprehensible. Jonathan Handel, Entertainment Labor Reporter for the Hollywood Reporter joins us this week to explain the situation and what it means to filmmakers selling films overseas who aren’t DGA members.

Phil Storey, Co-founder and CEO, XenData

XenData is a leading provider of digital video archiving products tailored for the media industry. They are announcing some new archiving gear next week at the IBC trade show in Amsterdam. So, we invited Dr. Phil Storey, CEO of XenData, to explain their latest announcements and what they mean to filmmakers.