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If you have ever fantasized about being a mega-rock star, this is the interview for you. :) Doug Blush has been a director, producer, and documentary filmmaker for over 16 years, and the release of his latest project, Rock Camp, the Movie, is being sponsored in part by Other World Computing. In this interview, our host, Cirina Catania, talks with Doug about his journey with "Rock Camp the Movie" and what it took to tell a great story with years of footage taken at 69 Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camps. The movie features numerous world-famous musicians who gave their time to campers including Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley(KISS), Tony Franklin, Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys), Jeff Beck (Yardbirds), Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Roger Daltrey (The Who), Alice Cooper, Slash, and Nancy Wilson (Heart). A few particularly amusing scenes involve the colorful Fantasy Camp founder, David Fishof. But it is the campers who grab our attention as we see them transformed by a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a rock star! For more information about our amazing sponsor, Other World Computing, go to MacSales.com or OWCDigital.com, where you’ll find hardware and software solutions and tutorial videos that will get you up and running in no time. For more about our host, filmmaker, tech maven and co-founder of the Sundance Film Festival, Cirina Catania, visit cirinacatania.com. If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe and tell all your friends about us! We love our listeners. And, if you have ideas for segments, write to OWCRadio@catania.us. Cirina is always up for new ideas! In This Episode 00:00 - Cirina introduces Doug Blush, a director, producer, and documentary filmmaker for over 16 years. His latest project is the documentary film, Rock Camp: The Movie. 02:22 - Doug tells the story of his company, MadPix Films, and the kind of films he’s been involved with.11:01 - Doug shares how he got started in the film industry, especially in documentaries.15:29 - Doug shares the premise of the documentary film, Rock Camp: The Movie, and how it got started.20:31 - Doug talks about how and why he got involved with the film, Rock Camp: The Movie. 24:03 - Cirina asks Doug about his roles and credits in film, and how he shares responsibilities with his co-editors.26:35 - Doug talks about the different cameras that were used for the film and how they used all the footage into one movie.33:00 - Doug shares his journey about getting the film to the people, especially given the COVID pandemic. Cirina and Doug also encourage listeners to watch Rock Camp: The Movie in local theaters by buying tickets at RockCamptheMovie.com.38:44 - Doug proudly divulges that he is an OWC fanboy. He talks about the types of equipment he’s purchased from OWC.44:38 - Cirina and Doug encourage listeners to check out Doug's company website, MadPixFilms.com, to know more about his films and services. Jump to Links and Resources What if you could fulfill your wish and go back in time when you were a teenager in your bedroom listening to the radio? What if you could jam with your heroes who sang the songs that live forever in your head? Transcript You may have been to summer camp, but I'll bet you've never been to rock and roll fantasy camp. Music producer David Fishof has been bringing rock star hopefuls to his fantasy camps to be tutored by some of the world's most famous musicians for over 20 years. And now, there's a movie about it. I spoke with Director Producer Doug Blush about this very cool documentary that features superstars like Roger Daltrey, Alice Cooper, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Nancy Wilson, Joe Perry, Jeff Beck, Slash, and well, you get the drift. It has changed many lives, and we think you will have a great time listening to how it got made and how you can watch it all while supporting a theater near you. Welcome to OWC Radio. Thank you so much. It's great to talk to you. You're not gonna say anything different, right?
Steve Douglass is a role model for educators worldwide, as he develops new ways of teaching filmmaking/storytelling using mobile filmmaking as a medium for motivation and inspiration. Cirina Catania, OWC Host, spends a lively hour with him and you will certainly be entertained. How does he teach? What does he teach? And what are the results? For one, a coveted first prize at the recent All American High School Film Festival. Steve's efforts are enthusiastically supported by several sponsors, including the folks at Other World Computing (OWC) led by Larry O'Connor, and the team at Apple. Join us. This will be fun! In This Episode 00:07 - Cirina introduces Steve Douglass, a teacher of media at the Lake Forest High School in Chicago. In this episode, Cirina and Steve put an emphasis on mobile filmmaking and why it's making a huge buzz with Gen Zs. 06:59 - Cirina and Steve reminisce about outdated, manual techniques and processes in the media. Also, how easy kids today have it thanks to technology. 11:29 - Steve shares his class curriculum and what he likes his students to focus on when it comes to creating remarkable and meaningful films.16:31 - Steve introduces Chicago Summer Stories, what it's about, and how it started. 26:52 - Steve summarizes a community project he worked on with his students and about how local businesses in their area were affected by COVID-19.30:44 - Steve explains how he organizes his students' tasks from pre-production to post-production.37:00 - Steve muses about how social media plays a massive role in Gen Zs' lives and how they can utilize it to create art and meaningful stories.39:10 - Cirina asks Steve about the changes and challenges of online homeschooling because of the pandemic.46:34 - Cirina wishes more people were like Steve, and share their knowledge with younger generations, so the art stays alive and continuously expanding.51:50 - Steve shares where people can find Chicago Summer Stories and St. Louis Summer Stories to learn more about filmmaking. Jump to Links and Resources Transcript Today we're talking with Steve Douglass, who teaches on the North Shore of Chicago, at Lake Forest High School. He teaches media, and at the moment, he's putting an emphasis on mobile filmmaking, which might be surprising to you for a media teacher at a major high school. He has a background in production at ESPN for many years. And he left ESPN and moved to St. Louis, where he began taking a lot of courses and getting qualified to teach at both high school and the college level. Steve, thank you for being here with us. You were at ESPN for many years, and I've heard that many, many times. I'm really curious about what you did there and what your specialty was. Well, thank you so much, first of all, for having me. We were on a panel together in Final Cut Pro.  Yeah, it was fun.  Amazing experience, but also like being on that panel with such distinguished folks. And then, like, clearly everyone knew you. And I was like, "This is amazing. I can't wait to have this conversation." Because everyone respected what you do, so you were there. And thank you so much for sharing this space because this is an exciting time for education. It really is a dynamic time. And I think it's great. Honestly, I think there's a lot of wins and a lot of good stuff, which we'll get to. But yeah, it all kind of starts back at ESPN. That was my dream job. I was very fortunate to get there when I was 22, just out of undergrad. I went to Bristol, Connecticut, where everything is still shot to this day, where they cut Sports Center, Baseball Tonight, all the different highlight shows, and I was one of about 150 people that applied. And they said, "Yeah, come on in, we'll do it," after a two-hour interview, it was insane. No benefits, and the highest cost of living state in the country, in Connecticut at the time. And it was sink or swim for six months. And so I learned from the best how to be able to cu...
The show must go on even if it doesn't. Cirina Catania reminisces about Frank Capra and Jimmy Stewart and the film, "It's a Wonderful Life," and talks with the cast of Christmas Carol.
Zeiss' Director of Cinema Sales, Americas, Snehal Patel, manages sales for the entire line of ZEISS cinema lenses in North and South America.  That means making decisions about how they sell, how they educate the market and how they help further the goals and aspirations of cinematography in the Americas.  This includes educational initiatives, creating content with filmmakers, participating at trade shows, film festivals and other events, and providing feedback directly from Cinematographers to Zeiss headquarters for future product development.  In this episode of OWC RADiO, host Cirina Catania and Snehal take a deep dive into the world of Zeiss Cinema Lenses and reveal some of the solutions available to productions interested in some of the highest quality glass available in the world! ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise, a pioneer in the field of scientific optics, is headquarted in Oberkochen, Germany and operates in nearly 50 countries around the world. Market segments include, semiconductor manufacturing technology, industrial quality & research, medical technology and consumer markets. Cirina and Snehal dissect the line of cinema lenses, guide us to more information and give us a look through the looking glass at some of the world's best glass. ZEISS is truly shaping the future of creative and scientific technology. You can check out their website: www.zeiss.com Write to us at OWCRADiO@catania.us or comment below. For more information about our amazing sponsor, Other World Computing, go to MacSales.com or OWCDigital.com, where you’ll find hardware and software solutions and tutorial videos that will get you up and running in no time. For more about our host, filmmaker, tech maven and co-founder of the Sundance Film Festival, Cirina Catania, visit cirinacatania.com. If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe and tell all your friends about us! We love our listeners. And, if you have ideas for segments, write to OWCRadio@catania.us. Cirina is always up for new ideas! In This Episode 00:09 - Cirina introduces Snehal Patel, Zeiss’ Director of Cinema Sales.03:58 - Snehal shares the topics covered under their educational Zeiss cine vlog.08:12 - Cirina compares flares created through special effects or plug-ins on a computer to mechanically created ones.13:20 - Snehal shares Zeiss’ less expensive lenses that don’t compromise quality from their cinema line.18:18 - Snehal explains the benefits of using Supreme Prime Lenses over less expensive lenses in the market.23:19 - Snehal gives an overview of the various family lenses on Zeiss’ cinema line on their website.28:42 - Cameras to consider using in doing documentary-style shooting. 35:11 - Snehal gives tips and advice on how to get access and change your mindset that can make an impact on your cinematography skill development. 39:02 - Snehal expresses how he loves to share his knowledge and support the art of cinematography to all the people he could reach.43:05 - Find out more about Zeiss cinema lenses and learn from various people with multiple talents by visiting zeiss.com/cine. Jump to Links and Resources Transcript This is Cirina Catania with OWC radio, and I have Snehal Patel on the line. One of my favorite people from Zeiss. You guys have been so good to me over the years. Hi, Cirina. I just wanted to bring you on because there's a lot to talk about. So you manage the sales of cinema lenses throughout North and South America, correct? Yeah, for Zeiss Cinema, I handle North and South America, so that's Canada down through Brazil. We do have a distribution company in Canada. And otherwise, we handle directly with our dealers in our network for sales in the US and countries all over Latin America, including Mexico, Central, and South America.  Oh my goodness. So you're awfully busy? It's quite a territory. It's a huge territory. I know you travel all the time,
Zach Arnold's editing career was on overdrive. His work on shows such as Cobra Kai, Glee, and Burn Notice was garnering him major awards, including an Emmy. But he was working around the clock, had limited time with family, and the many hours sitting in a dark room on the computer had wreaked havoc with his health and his body. One day, sitting on his couch watching TV with a big bowl of popcorn, his son commented on how "cool" the American Ninja Warriors were. Then and there, he made a vow to get on that show. Impossible? For some, maybe, but not for Zach,. He has an invaluable quality, consistency. Listen in as OWC RADiO host, Cirina Catania, talks with him during a live stream to a theater in Lake Forest, Illinois, about his journey to ultimate fitness, his editing career and his wish for all of us. Let's get fit. Let's find more happiness. Let's have more time with family. And remember what Cirina always tells us, "Get up off your chair and go do something wonderful today!" After you listen to the show. :) Other World Computing, (OWC) under the leadership of Larry O’Connor since he was 15 years old, has expanded to all corners of the world and works every day to create hardware that makes the lives of creatives and business-oriented companies faster, more efficient and more stable.  Go to MacSales.com for more information. According to Larry O'Connor, "At OWC, we're committed to constant innovation, exemplary customer service, and American design.  For more than 25 Years, OWC has had a simple goal. To create innovative DIY solutions to give you the most from your technology.  Beginning with 100% compatible memory upgrades, reliably exceeding Apple’s maximum RAM specs, OWC’s product offering has grown to encompass the entire spectrum of upgrade and expansion possibilities, all with a focus on easy, DIY setup and installation. Our dedication to excellence and sustainable innovation extends beyond our day-to-day business and into the community. We strive for zero waste, both environmentally and strategically. Our outlook is to the long term, and in everything we do, we look for simplicity in action and sustainability in practice. For us, it’s as much about building exceptional relationships, as it is about building exceptional products." Filmmaker Cirina Catania, is the Founder and Lead Creative at Catania Studios, CEO of the High School Media Collective sponsored by Blackmagic Design, and partner/tech evangelist with Lumberjack System. She has been involved as a writer, director, producer, cinematographer or marketing exec on over 150 film, television and new media projects for the big screen as well as for networks such as National Geographic, Discovery, etc. She is one of the co-founders and former director of the Sundance Film Festival and former senior executive at MGM-UA and United Artists. Cirina lives in San Diego, D.C. and Berlin when she is not on the road filming for her projects or for clients, or speaking as a tech evangelist for companies such as Blackmagic Design and Lumberjack System. Cirina is a member of Local 600 (IATSE), the Producers Guild, the Writers Guild, the National Press Club, the Society for Professional Journalists, and the National Press Photographers Association. Please write to OWCRadio@catania.us with comments, suggestions and ideas for interviews. Cirina loves hearing from you! :) Thank you to Larry O'Connor, Jen Soule and the wonderful folks at OWC for sponsoring this show!
Zach Kornhauser is a Mastering & Audio Engineer for Atlantic Records’ main studio in New York City. He comes in at the last and very important stage of the recording process to  make sure that the recordings translate well on multiple playback formats. And he makes sure they sound great! Zach is also on a small team of engineers who handle day-to-day sessions in the studio. OWC RADiO host, Cirina Catania talked with him about his workflow and his journey to where he is now. And she got a very cool answer to the question:  Who inspires you? OWC, under the leadership of Larry O’Connor since he was 15 years old, has expanded to all corners of the world and works every day to create hardware that makes the lives of creatives and business-oriented companies faster, more efficient and more stable.  Go to OWCDigital.com for more information. OWC Host and Filmmaker Cirina Catania, the Founder and Lead Creative at Catania Studios, has been involved as a writer, director, producer, cinematographer or marketing exec on over 130 film, television and new media projects for the big screen as well as for networks such as National Geographic, Discovery, etc. She is one of the co-founders and former director of the Sundance Film Festival and former senior executive at MGM-UA and United Artists. Cirina lives in San Diego, D.C. and Berlin when she is not on the road filming for her projects or for clients, or speaking as a tech evangelist for companies such as Blackmagic Design and Lumberjack System. Cirina is a member of Local 600 (IATSE), the PGA, WGA, National Press Photographers' Association and the National Press Club.
A personal note about Dan Kneece (RIP) from your OWC RADiO Host, Cirina Catania. "The world lost a wonderful person last week. Dan Kneece was loved by all of us in the entertainment industry. He worked tirelessly and with a great attitude. Ask Dan what is most important and he would say, "I work for the script and the director." Words are hard to find right now, but I wanted to share this interview I did with him back in July of 2019. May you find the love in it and may it help you to savor every moment of your lives. Because every day counts, and the friends you leave behind will remember you for how you made them feel and in Dan's case, also what they learned from you." (Cirina Catania, August 25, 2021) Dan Kneece On Set (Courtesy Dan Kneece) Cinematographer Dan Kneece worked with some of the world’s most iconic directors, including David Lynch, Wes Craven, Quentin Tarantino, and Joel Schumacher. But did you know that he was an award-winning musician, that he comes from a very small town in the American south, that he has worked on more than one movie simultaneously, traveling across the country to meet deadlines with no sleep, and that his favorite camera is… nope, no spoiler alerts. Dan Kneece’s secrets were revealed in this interview with OWC RADiO Host, Cirina Catania. We hope you will enjoy these words from someone we all loved. Here's a link to Dan's cinematographer reel followed by an interview with David Lynch about "Steadicam Dan," and his move towards more DP work. In This Episode 00:35 – Cirina introduces Dan Kneece, a longtime Steadicam operator and a cinematographer.08:09 – Dan tells the story of how he was first interested in making movies with a Super 8 camera at 13 years old. 17:17 – Dan points out what he learned from the news business that was relevant to the film business.24:08 – Dan shares the first experience using a Steadicam in the movie Chain Gang.32:27 – Dan talks about movies where he worked with David Lynch and how David entrusted him with his skills and ideas.40:53 – Dan explains some of his responsibilities in being a Steadicam operator based on his experiences with various directors and actors.48:28 – Dan explains how important it is for the script to be on point and why it is the foundation of a film  57:35 – Cirina asks Dan if it’s hard to decline projects from his trusted networks. Dan explains his principle of hiring and working with people.64:24 – What are some of Dan’s favorite lenses?71:41 – Follow Dan Kneece on his social media accounts and visit his website at DanKneece.com to learn more about him. (l to r) Cirina Catania, Dan Kneece, and Zeiss' Snehal Patel (photo courtesy Michael Valinsky) Jump to Links and Resources Transcript This is Cirina Catania with OWC Radio. I am speaking today with Dan Kneece, who was a longtime Steadicam operator and now a cinematographer. We call them DPs in our business. And, Dan, I’m so happy to talk to you on the air because you’re just a rarity in this town. And welcome to the show. Thank you very much for having me.  We have so much to talk about. Let’s just start almost at the beginning, and I like asking people what they liked to do when they were 5, 6, 7 years old. What were you like as a little boy, and what was life for you growing up? I grew up in the small town of Black Hill, South Carolina. It had a population of about 2000 people and was surrounded by swamps and alligators, and it’s 10 miles from Barnwell, South Carolina, where James Brown was born. In 14 miles, another side of that is a little town called Allendale, where Jasper Johns grew up. I think what really happened in the area, people are saying this must have been something in the water. But I think really, what happens is so darn boring down there that if you have a creative urge, you got to figure out a way to get it out, or you’re going to go nuts. You need time to be creative. And I think in a busy life in the cities,
Welcome back to OWC RADiO with your host, Cirina Catania! Today we share the story of an incredibly brave, courageous, and kind person, Wes Plate, who enjoyed major success in the tech world, overcame his personal demons - alcoholism and depression, and now runs ultramarathons! He is a winner on all counts! He not only survived, he became an elite athlete who runs ultramarathons such as the Moab 240 and the Cocodona 250.  Wes is someone who is well-known in the tech world, and he hasn’t shared the details of his personal story until recently.  He remains a dear friend to us and we are proud of him.  How did all this happen and how did he win this difficult personal battle? For many years, he and his father developed translation products that made post-production easier for all of us.   Their company Automatic Duck, was a staple at all major tech industry events. By 2011, Wes and his Dad had gone to work with Adobe. Wes eventually moved to Apple as one of the key members of the ProApps team and recently left Apple to pursue new adventures. Cirina Catania talked with him about his tech career and his races. Here's a link to his latest documentary filmed during the Cocodona 250 race. It is fascinating! Find Wes on Instagram @midpackelite
OWC Founder and CEO, Larry O'Connor, talks with OWC RADiO host, Cirina Catania, about his business life and his perspectives on the world, his love for space exploration (yes, he's already purchased his ticket!), what it's like running a major international corporation, his corporate president, Jen Soule, and how on earth he still manages to find time for the myriad of charities, films and creatives he passionately supports. Larry O'Connor is definitely a man who is living a generous, intelligent and joyful life. This episode of OWC RADiO was recorded with our audience of Larry's fellow CEO's in mind as well as anyone who wants some tips to help generate success in business and in life. It is a candid and insightful conversation with one of the world's most influential technologists. For more information about our amazing sponsor, Other World Computing, go to MacSales.com or OWCDigital.com, where you’ll find hardware and software solutions and tutorial videos that will get you up and running in no time. For more about our host, filmmaker, tech maven and co-founder of the Sundance Film Festival, Cirina Catania, visit cirinacatania.com. If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe and tell all your friends about us! We love our listeners. And, if you have ideas for segments, write to OWCRadio@catania.us. Cirina is always up for new ideas. In This Episode 00:09 - Cirina introduces Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO of OWC, and MacSales Founder. He was also named one of the Top 50 CEOs by Comparably. In addition, he’s recognized worldwide for his accomplishments in the world of technology. 05:23 - Larry talks about how he was raised, his first job, and his work ethic. 10:26 - Larry shares his mindset in leading OWC and how he successfully handles his relationships. 15:54 - Larry shares OWC’s best practices to protect against unexpected events. 21:18 - Why having allowances in the supply chain will benefit you in the long run.26:56 - Larry talks about Trees of Peace and many significant issues that affect everybody.31:30 - The consequences of human activities on the ground’s viability for agriculture. 38:25 - The differences between SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Virgin Galactic. 45:53 - Larry talks about OWC’s next steps in bringing greater accessibility to hardware and software solutions. Visit OWC’s website to know more about its latest offerings and follow Larry O’Connor on Twitter to stay updated on his latest pursuits.  Jump to Links and Resources Transcript Today marks the 100th episode of OWC Radio. What better way to spend it than by interviewing the CEO and founder of OWC, Mr. Larry O'Connor. Respected worldwide for his numerous accomplishments in the world of technology, Larry remains modest, personable, and dedicated to making his company and the world a better place for all of us. In fact, in 2020, he was named one of the top CEOs on comparably a list of 50 that was called from over 10 million ratings across 60,000 organizations.  I spoke with him about his rise to success from the early days as a tech-oriented team to the start of OWC, which was bootstrapped and remains privately owned even today. We talked about how he has achieved his success, his hiring and firing challenges, establishing a workable structure for a multinational corporation, and his long-standing president, Jen Soule.  Success in the tech industry follows a similar path to most major corporations. However, in this last year, there have been serious challenges—tax rates fluctuating, supply chains disrupted, and many more. In the middle of all of this, however, Larry O'Connor and his company have found the time and resources to help others—from Nashville musicians, to films with strong environmental messages, to charitable organizations that work toward making a better world. An avid follower and lover of space technology, I suspect we'll be getting communiqués from a spaceship in the not too distant future.
There's a new game in Techtown, and it is becoming the industry standard for remote collaboration over the cloud. Frame.io recently launched Camera-to-Cloud and it shook our workflow foundations.  Michael Cioni, Global SVP of Innovation, joins our host, Cirina Catania to explain in a deep dive under the hood how this will enable collaborators to transmit footage from camera/audio to their remote teams anywhere in the world, faster, easier and more secure than ever before.  In This Episode 00:01 - Cirina introduces Michael Cioni, the Global Senior Vice President of Innovation at Frame.io.02:23 - Michael explains what Frame.io and Camera to Cloud are, and how long he and the team have worked on them.06:45 - Michael talks about the cameras and audio equipment that are compatible with Frame.io.13:05 - Michael shares the process of how files are copied and sent to Frame.io.17:41 - Cirina asks Michael how DITs (Digital Imaging Technicians) feel about Frame.io.23:09 - Michael talks about Frame.io's naming convention and how it syncs up audio and video files.29:38 - Michael explains how secure Frame.io is and its process of authentication and authorization of editors. 36:32 - Cirina asks Michael how they made Frame.io's file transfer function faster than other applications.46:21 - Michael gives some tips on how to handle the versioning of files in Frame.io.49:43 - Michael shares what he sees for the future of post-production.58:50 - Cirina and Michael encourage listeners to visit Frame.io to learn more about its latest innovations. Also, check out its new technology, Camera to Cloud, at frame.io/c2c. Jump to Links and Resources Transcript Michael, I've been bragging about you at the beginning of the show and here you are. I'm so happy you're with us. I want to talk to you today about Camera to Cloud, Frame.io, post houses of the future, where we're going. I think this is going to be awesome. It's always fun talking with you. So welcome. Thank you for having me. Like you said, we've known each other for years and been doing this a long time. I'm always happy to be back with you and always happy to talk to the listeners where we want the feedback because what we're going to talk about today involves everybody. We're looking forward to more communication with the community.  It does. When you announced it, there was an immediate reaction in the industry about what you had presented. There is just a huge audience for this in media producers worldwide no matter what you're in. I think you really are going to change the future. For people who don't know, what is Frame.io and what is Camera to Cloud? Frame.io is an online review and approval database. It's the most popular professional review and approval tool in the world. We have over a million people uploading millions of assets a day into the platform and sharing them, reviewing them, marking them, and delivering them. It's a really interactive space—professional video sharing and collaboration—in the Cloud. Camera to Cloud is now a new feature set of Frame.io where we can actually have people on the set, in the field, and shooting directly into Frame.io, so that you can have access to everything you're doing, even deliver it right to an editor while it's still being shot in the process. Shoot directly into Frame.io. You make it sound easy. I know this didn't happen overnight. How long have you been working on this in the background? The answer is about 10 years. A good friend of mine, Laura Pursley, said after we announced that she goes, “You've been working on this for 10 years.” She's like, “This is your life's work. You've been gunning for this for a decade.” When she said that I released a lot because I think she's right. But essentially, this technology, Frame.io didn't invent the idea of Camera to Cloud. We're not the first people that whisper it into the market. There's a lot of people that have been trying it,
OWC RADiO continues its coverage on Remote Collaboration with this interview with Michael Kammes, VP Technology at BeBop
Cirina Catania, the host of OWC RADiO, talks with Terri Morgan, co-founder of LumaTouch and the lead product designer for LumaFusion and Neil Barham, and the guiding vision behind FiLMiC Inc. and the primary architect behind FiLMiC Pro. Luma Touch (www.luma-touch.com) and FiLMiC Inc. (www.filmicpro.com) announce the launch of an ambitious free online educational initiative in direct response to the impact of Covid19 on the content creation community: The Mobile Creator Summit. (Register Now!) The Mobile Creator Summit - designed, developed and hosted by the teams from Luma Touch and FiLMiC - is an entirely free global virtual training summit designed to teach new mobile filmmaking, journalism and storytelling skills to content creators from all corners of the globe and who may have lost work as a result of Covid19. Mirroring familiar conference speaking and presentation track formats, The Mobile Creator Summit will take full advantage of the interactive Live Streaming platform, StreamYard, to create an online presentation and interactive panel discussion format in a completely virtual environment and easily accessible to anyone. The premiere Mobile Creator Summit on Friday, April 17 will be hosted by mobile journalism industry expert, Glen Mulcahy, and will feature presentations from celebrity YouTubers Justine Ezarik (iJustine) and Cielo LaPaz, influential mobile filmmaker and trainer Cassius Rayner, and filmmaker/cinematographer Richard Lackey.  Each week, the FiLMiC and Luma Touch teams will announce upcoming Mobile Creator Summit tracks, featured presenters and schedules via both companies’ social channels and websites.  Write to us at OWCRADiO@catania.us or comment below. For more information about our amazing sponsor, Other World Computing, go to MacSales.com or OWCDigital.com, where you’ll find hardware and software solutions and tutorial videos that will get you up and running in no time. For more about our host, filmmaker, tech maven and co-founder of the Sundance Film Festival, Cirina Catania, visit cirinacatania.com. If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe and tell all your friends about us! We love our listeners. And, if you have ideas for segments, write to OWCRadio@catania.us. Cirina is always up for new ideas! In This Episode 00:08 - Cirina introduces Terri Morgan, co-founder of LumaTouch and the lead product designer for LumaFusion, and Neill Barham, the guiding vision behind FiLMiC Inc. and the primary architect behind FiLMiC Pro.02:40 - Luma Touch and FiLMiC Pro on creating the Mobile Creators Summit to help their community.06:04 - Terri, Neill, and their team on taking initiative to gather 70 people as speakers for the virtual summit.09:12 - Terri shares names of people; Glen Mulcahy, Cassius Rayner, iJustine, in different areas in their creative community to participate as speakers or educators.12:09 - Terri and Neill shared how Glen helped them manage the whole production.15:01 - Neill shares Cassius’ advocacy of sharing short videos of places people barely see. 17:58 - Terri shares how one of the speakers, Angelo Chiacchio traveled the world for 300 days where he went to 30 communities to shoot and edit.23:28 - Cirina shares how she loves millennials because of how they fearlessly explore new creative technologies.27:39 - Neill explains the streaming setup from StreamYard and Skype to make it more convenient for the audience to access.30:00 - Follow FiLMiC Pro and Luma Touch on their social media channels to get more news about the Mobile Creator Summit. Jump to Links and Resources Transcript This is Cirina Catania with OWC Radio. I have two amazing guests today because we're announcing something that I think you're all going to find incredibly wonderful. I have Terri Morgan, who's the co-founder of Luma Touch, and you all know LumaFusion, which we use to edit on our iPads when we're traveling, right? And Neill Barhams is here from FiLMiC Pro,
We think the world needs more great music! Cirina Catania, the host of OWC RADiO, joins the guys from Jam in the Van and talks with Jake Cotler, the founder of the innovative recording studio. With him today is Jack Higgins, the studio’s executive video producer & content creator. Jam in the Van is a mobile, solar-powered recording studio that is changing the way the world discovers new bands as they travel around the country producing live music videos inside their mobile studio and making them available online. OWC is a major sponsor, and the guys attribute much of their technological successes to the equipment they use from the family of Other World Computing products. Jake Cotler created the concept for Jam in the Van in 2011 along with partners Dave Bell and Louis Peek. Today, Jake oversees all creative aspects of the company as well as the programming and business development. Jack Higgins rums production, directs, shoots and edits the video and photo content as well as the live streams. Jack has been with Jam in the Van since starting as a college intern in 2014. You can check out their website: www.jaminthevan.com and Youtube Channel www.youtube.com/user/JamintheVan Listen in and find out more about this extraordinary recording studio concept that’s changing the way new music is discovered! Today's music features The Marcus King Band and their track, "Side Door." Thanks, Marcus. You Rock! Write to us at OWCRADiO@catania.us or comment below. For more information about our amazing sponsor, Other World Computing, go to MacSales.com or OWCDigital.com, where you'll find hardware and software solutions and tutorial videos that will get you up and running in no time. For more about our host, filmmaker, tech maven and co-founder of the Sundance Film Festival, Cirina Catania, visit cirinacatania.com. If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe and tell all your friends about us! We love our listeners. And, if you have ideas for segments, write to OWCRadio@catania.us. Cirina is always up for new ideas! In This Episode 00:32 - Cirina introduces Jake Cotler, started Jam in the Van in 2011. Jack Higgins runs Jam in the Van’s production.04:22 - Jake shares the story of Jam in the Van’s official launch way back in 2011.07:37 - Jake tells the story of when their old van broke down in Fort Stockton and they sold it to a police sheriff.12:23 - Jack explains how OWC products make his work more efficient and effective in terms of production.15:42 - Jack shares how SlingStudio is responsible for recording their multi-camera angle using a Camera Link Wi-Fi pack and creating a Premiere Profile ready to edit.21:04 - Jack shares each of the team’s roles: director of photography, sound and mixer engineer and camera guy. 27:00 - Jake shares advice for people in the music industry on how to build their own team to work with in order to reach success. 31:25 - Jack shares the quality equipment they use in the van provided by their sponsors; Audio-Technica, QSC, Orange Amps, and Vessel Drums.36:00 - Jake and Jack tell an interesting story of their life on how they started their journey with Jam in the Van.43:38 - Like and follow Jam in the Van on their social media accounts to keep up with all their activities and watch their amazing featured artists. Jump to Links and Resources Transcript We're jammin’ with the guys from Jam in the Van. Times like this, I have to say I love my job. So come on in, we've got the inside story right here, right now. Jack Higgins is the executive content creator of Jam in the Van. He oversees all the aspects of production. I'm going to be asking him questions about the gear and how they do it and what they edit in. And Jake Cotler started this along with Dave Bell and Louis Peek in 2011. I think it's a great idea, you guys. Welcome aboard. JC: Thank you. I think it's a great idea too. Let's talk about this for a moment just so we can set it straight.
This edition of OWC RADiO comes to you during the height of the COVID-19 virus quarantines. At times like this, we are able to spend more time with family, tackle projects around the house, cook, garden, play music or sing, check social media. Many of us are reading more and one of the most popular genres is classical Western fiction. Host, Cirina Catania, catches up with John Moore, an award-winning journalist, popular best-selling novelist, photographer, cowboy, rancher, and minister. Although on the surface this might be considered a departure from our "regular" programming, which is normally about tech and the creativity that drives it, this interview is about courage, perseverance, and honesty. All qualities that make us better storytellers. And since that is our end goal, we share this conversation with you. A third-generation Montana rancher and cowboy, John's work is noted for his authenticity and vivid descriptions of life in the Western United States. John grew up on a cattle ranch but left it to pursue life on the road during the "hippie" era. What he learned and what he brought back shortly before his father died, resonates with millions of readers who want to know more about life. He is a storyteller, who keeps history, tall tales and true stories of ranchers and cowboys alive. Some of his most known books include The Breaking of Ezra Riley, The Land of Empty Houses and Looking for Lynne, which won the silver medal in the 2015 Will Rogers Medallion Award for Western Fiction. John was recently inducted into the 2019 class of the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage, a nod shared with Pulitzer Prize winner Dorothy Johnson ("A Man Called Horse"), Pulitzer Prize winner A.B. Guthrie Junior and Norman McLean ("A River Runs Through It") among others. It's been a bumpy road with lots of trail dust, but the inspiration gets us off our straight and narrow. Who knows what will come in the future? Listen in and get inspired by John's courage, perseverance and authenticity. Write to us at OWCRADiO@catania.us or comment below. For more information about our amazing sponsor, Other World Computing, go to MacSales.com or OWCDigital.com, where you'll find hardware and software solutions and tutorial videos that will get you up and running in no time. For more about our host, filmmaker, tech maven and co-founder of the Sundance Film Festival, Cirina Catania, visit cirinacatania.com. If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe and tell all your friends about us! We love our listeners. And, if you have ideas for segments, write to OWCRadio@catania.us. Cirina is always up for new ideas! In This Episode 00:57 - Cirina introduces John Moore, an award-winning journalist, popular best-selling novelist, photographer, cowboy, rancher, and minister.06:00 - John tells a story of when he was 17 and their local newspaper offered him a job as a photographer and reporter. He ended up working there for 3 years.11:22 - John shares how he managed to finish his novel using a Kaypro computer working with Christian publishing houses.18:36 - John talks about his book The Breaking of Ezra Riley. He shares he felt like writing the ending was a gift to him given how close he was to the deadline.24:23 - John shares a tough and interesting story on his journey to publishing the book, Take the Reins.30:22 - Cirina shares the inspiration and reason behind inviting John to be her guest. 35:54 - John talks about the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage inductee.42:24 - John shares that having a strong sense of community is one of the reasons why he likes staying in the rural parts of Eastern Montana.49:24 - John shares how he had his books published online and being sold on Amazon. 56:21 - Follow John Moore’s Facebook page to check out and be inspired by his books.  Jump to Links and Resources Transcript As I record this, much of the world is in quarantine.
ABOUT THIS EPISODE In today's episode, OWC RADiO host Cirina Catania, talks to Slovenian journalist and film critic Damijan Vinter, who gives us his take on this year's Berlin International Film Festival (the Berlinale). Here are his must-see movies and his impressions of this year’s films in competition. Celebrating its 70th year, the Berlin International Film Festival has once again confirmed its status as one of the world's leading film festivals: 342 festival films, 330,000 sold tickets, and 22,000 industry professionals from 133 countries. Damijan Vinter shares his impressions of the best feature films, including the winner of the Golden Bear, “There Is No Evil,” a drama from the Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof centering on true stories of the people behind the scenes who carry out executions in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Rasoulof, has had many run-ins with the Iranian government since 2010, and was banned from filmmaking. He has now been sentenced to one-year in prison due to films which the Iranian authorities found to be "propaganda against the system." As of this writing, Rasoulof is refusing to turn himself in. An appeal is planned. If you missed this year's Berlinale, or just want to learn more about the films that were in competition in 2020, listen in to Damijan's recommendations and insights. You will find something interesting for sure! As always, your comments and suggestions are welcome. Write to us at OWCRADiO@catania.us or comment below. For more information about our amazing sponsor, Other World Computing, go to MacSales.com or OWCDigital.com, where you'll find hardware and software solutions and tutorial videos that will get you up and running in no time. For more about our host, filmmaker, tech maven and co-founder of the Sundance Film Festival, Cirina Catania, visit cirinacatania.com. If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe and tell all your friends about us! We love our listeners. And, if you have ideas for segments, write to OWCRadio@catania.us. Cirina is always up for new ideas! In This Episode 00:20 – Cirina introduces Damijan Vinter, a journalist and film critic from Slovenia.1:15 – Damijan agrees that Sheytan Vojud Nadarad or There Is No Evil is the best film in the competition5:25 – The award ceremony for the Golden Bear award touched everyone at the Berlinale Palast.07:41 - Never Rarely Sometimes Always, a realistic teenage dilemma. Awarded Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize09:04 – Damijan shares a funny cat scene from the film, The Woman Who Ran.11:46 – Damijan enumerated his favorite film in the competition. His favorites were Volevo Nascondermi/Hidden Away and Bad Tales.15:10 – Cirina shares what she loves most about the Berlin International Film Festival; People talk about the movie in terms of what country they’re from.18:48 – Damijan shares how the film Gunda managed to capture a very sincere moment in life on the farm.34:01 – Damijan gives his opinion about the new management running the Berlinale.35:48 – Damijan wished for a different approach on the opening keynote for the Panorama section. Jump to Links and Resources Transcript You've got to give me all of the inside scoop on the festival. I was really interested because you said that, for the first time in a long time this year, you were almost 100% in agreement with the jury. Yeah. So what was that all about? First of all, because I saw the last competition movie. It was this Iranian film, Sheytan Vojud Nadarad to which is like There is no Evil. I just saw it yesterday, and it was the best and most beautiful film ever in the competition. And you know the feeling when you see the best movie at the end of all this traveling? I was so touched that I skipped another screening, which I have tickets for. That evening, I realized that it was the film they gave the Golden Bear to. It was the start of my happiness or satisfaction, I should say.
Host, Cirina Catania, catches up with OWC’s owner, Larry O’Connor, to get the inside, under the hood skinny on how to configure your order for a new Mac Pro from Apple. It's an in-depth reveal of just about everything you need to know about the new Mac Pro and OWC's solutions for it. How many cores should you order? What kind of graphics card? How much memory? Does it matter which monitor you are using? What about your SSD internal storage? So many questions, so we went straight to the source and asked Larry. As usual, he has the answers! For more information, go to MacSales.com. You'll find hardware and software solutions and tutorial videos that will get you up and running in no time. For more about our host, filmmaker, tech maven and co-founder of the Sundance Film Festival, Cirina Catania, visit cirinacatania.com. If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe and tell all your friends about us! We love our listeners. And, if you have ideas for segments, write to OWCRadio@catania.us. Cirina is always up for new ideas! In This Episode 00:11 - Cirina introduces Larry O’Connor, CEO, and founder of Other World Computing.03:56 - Larry explains how to start choosing your machine based on the memory variant.07:31 - Larry explains how the Accelsior card works with the Mac Pro.12:03 - Larry tells the story of when they built an SSD designed for RAIDS with no need for TRIM.16:27 - Larry shares how to save money and get quality products by upgrading your Mac Pro with OWC products.20:57 - Larry recommends graphic cards based on specific working requirements and tips in buying the products.24:55 - Larry shares how they create products based on people’s challenges and pain points.29:19 - Larry shares the transition of TLC to QLC.34:54 - Larry shares the benefits of investing in high-performance flash memory.41:08 - Visit owc.com or macsales.com to check out reliable quality products. Jump to Links and Resources Transcript Okay, we are rolling. This is Cirina Catania with OWC Radio. I have Mr. OWC on the line, Larry O'Connor, the CEO, and founder of Other World Computing. We got a lot to talk about today. Don't we, Larry? Yeah, we always do, always lots going on in the world of technology. Yeah, there is. So I wanted to talk to you because I'm getting a lot of questions about configuring the new Mac Pro. And I know that OWC has solutions that can help us get more of what we need for less money than we can get on the Apple Store. And as much as I love Apple, I do trust OWC's memories, so I thought maybe we could take a minute and go through what a customer would need to know when they're buying the Mac Pro and how OWC can help with all that. How about that? In the Apple Store, you're going to pay a big premium, but I would never, certainly not today, question Apple's quality. Aftermarket, there's a lot of variabilities, and I would argue a lot more risk in that department. And now, we're glad to be certainly certified with all of our products with extensive testing and actual ownership of machines to ensure ongoing quality when it comes to memory. For memory, I have to recommend anything that's upgradeable from Apple, buying the absolute minimum that you can purchase and then be able to upgrade with OWC in this particular case. It literally saves you thousands, even under the smaller memory upgrades. It's a huge saving and to get effectively the same quality of product and a warranty that is lifetime versus just a year on AppleCare extended. And the memory in the Mac Pro Apple, the set is user upgradeable. They even had instructions up, which I believe at this point, they cranked. They had a mistake in how they tell people where to put the additional memory, but that was early on and taken care of.  Nonetheless, it is a user-supported upgrade. We tell you where to put it, and we tell you the right place, we'll show it in a video, so easy to do and then great savings.
Richard Taylor is a man of many talents, a life-long musician, video producer, editor, post-production supervisor, audio engineer, Apple-certified FCPX Trainer, 15-year podcaster, host of the Final Cut Pro Radio podcast and host of FCPX TV. Host Cirina Catania interviews him about creating great audio for podcasting and much more on this episode of OWC RADiO. What is a podcast? Hint: It’s not an audio file. In fact, in 2004, the first podcasts were special because they were downloaded automatically via RSS feeds. In today’s streaming world, it’s hard to imagine how revolutionary this innovation was. Richard Taylor is a legendary podcaster who was there to witness the birth of a new medium that since has grown into a global phenomenon.  Listen in to Richard's podcasts at www.fcpradio.com and www.fcpx.tv and follow RichardTaylorTV on Twitter, FaceBook, YouTube, Periscope and Instagram. For more about our host, filmmaker, tech maven and co-founder of the Sundance Film Festival, Cirina Catania, visit cirinacatania.com. If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe and tell all your friends about us! We love our listeners. And, if you have ideas for segments, write to OWCRadio@catania.us. Cirina is always up for new ideas! In This Episode 00:12 - Cirina introduces Richard Taylor, producer, editor, and host of Final Cut Pro Radio and FCPX.TV.06:21 - Richard tells the story of when he captured a video when he moved out of his house that he built on his own.11:43 - Richard shares how Adam Curry and Dave Winer were the first people to create a podcast way back August 2004.19:16 - Cirina recalls how she enjoyed working in a radio station back in the day when she was working for AFN Radio.26:45 - Richard explains how he records interviews over Skype with the use of various equipment and software.31:30 - Richard shares how he edits his outstanding quality audios.39:24 - Richard explains why you need to pay attention to the audio quality and how it overall affects the video quality.47:04 - Richard shares how radio recording is like a trial and error, you have to test multiple times for you to get it right and make it seamless.55:09 - Cirina shares how she conveniently did mobile filmmaking in Sicily just by bringing her iPhone 11 Pro Max capturing the great scenery of the town.1:01:57 - Visit Richard Taylor’s website fcpradio.com, and follow him in his social media accounts to stay updated with his weekly shows. Jump to Links and Resources Transcript This is Cirina Catania with OWC Radio. I have Richard Taylor with me. He is a producer, editor, post-production supervisor for eight years at the National Archives. But we know him in our community as a Final Cut expert. He's also the host of Final Cut Pro Radio and FCPX.TV. And both shows which I have been on and I love, so you need to watch those. Richard, how are you? Hi, I'm doing well on the East Coast of the USA. I gotta always plug the East Coast because everybody is from the West Coast these days. You guys aren't gonna believe what happened. I got up at five o'clock this morning because I moved to a new place. I'm trying to get the studio set up, and I worked for several hours unpacking and wiring, and then I went into the other room, sat down for a minute, and fell sound asleep. And Richard's message to me, it said, "I'm here," and the phone dinged and I went, "Oh." But when you're sleeping so soundly, and you don't even know where you are for a second, that's what happened.  Yeah, absolutely. So I'm groggy, I'm sitting here in front of my MacBook Pro where I am recording this with a cup of coffee, I got an espresso machine for Christmas. Isn't that great?  Oh, you did? What kind? It's Nespresso, and it's really cute. It's bright red, it sits on my counter next to the other coffee machine, and I actually go to Costco now and get Peet's Coffee. Have you ever tried the Peet's Coffee? I order Peet's from Washington State.
Smartphones may never be the same. Alpesh H. Patel, CEO of ZmBIZI, is an award-winning global entrepreneur with yet another ground-breaking idea. Cirina Catania, the host of OWC RADiO talks to this very special guest about his new product and shares his incredible entrepreneurial story. Alpesh Patel's latest revolutionary project (more info at www.zmbizi.com) is an Android-based smartphone that pays you when you use it and comes with its own rewards wallet and debit card. The ZmBIZI was announced at CES 2020 and will be available in April 2020. A veteran in the telecom industry, Alpesh generated $500m for Motorola in the eighties and went on to create the first African tech hardware startup and the world’s first Afro Emoticon character brand. That business was successfully sold to a $5B South African conglomerate and helped Alpesh launch a new wave of innovation. Alpesh specializes in market strategies, entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, results-orientated sales solutions, and emotional intelligence. He has been featured in more than 50 media outlets including CNN, CNBC, BBC, Forbes, GQ and Huffington Post. He is credited as one of the first tech innovators to come out of emerging markets and has worked with industry giants such as Visa, Vodafone, Western Union, and Uber. Alpesh is also the author of “Tested” a published narrative on the trials of entrepreneurship. The book was nominated for “The best book of the year UK, 2018” and has received critical acclaim, wide press and multiple 5-star reviews on Amazon.  For more about our host, filmmaker, tech maven and co-founder of the Sundance Film Festival, Cirina Catania, visit cirinacatania.com. If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe and tell all your friends about us! We love our listeners. And, if you have ideas for segments, write to OWCRadio@catania.us. Cirina is always up for new ideas! In This Episode 00:12 - Cirina introduces Alpesh Patel, CEO of ZmBIZI. 04:57 - Alpesh shares how he treasures his family values growing up in Indian culture where everyone in the family respects all family members, especially the elders.11:45 - Alpesh shares how he became a millionaire at the age of 24 years back in 1990.16:41 - Alpesh shares how he had a wakeup call when he moved to Africa in 1999.21:45 - Alpesh shares how he started creating the brand Mi-Fone and how it expanded quickly into Africa.25:21 - Alpesh shares how he lost his passion, causing an entrepreneur burnout, and ended up selling Mi-Fone to a large conglomerate.29:48 - Alpesh shares his goal of making his new company called ZmBIZI, a new category on smartphones' evolution.34:41 - Alpesh explains ZmBIZI’s innovative and interactive audio and video player.39:38 - How much is the ZmBIZI phone?43:28 - Visit zmbizi.com to checkout ZmBIZI, the first smartphone that pays you for your on-screen interactions. And checkout Alpesh Patel’s book, Tested on Amazon. Jump to Links and Resources Transcript This is Cirina Catania with OWC Radio. I met a very interesting dynamic person when I was at CES recently, Alpesh Patel, and we call him Alpesh P. He's the founder of a company called ZmBIZI, which actually is producing phones that pay you to use them. But I want to backtrack a little bit if you'll allow me, Alpesh, and talk about you and where you come from and what took you on this amazing journey that you're on. How are you today? I'm fine. Thank you, Cirina. And first of all, thank you for having me on your prestigious show. It was a great pleasure to meet with you in Las Vegas randomly so that we could see, and I'm really glad that a couple of weeks later we're actually chatting again, those connections are always important to foster and grow as you go along. We talk a lot about instinct on the show and when you follow that little voice inside of yourself, and I mean, we just happened to be sitting next to each other at a counter in the restaurant at the hotel,
Oliver Peters is a successful independent editor/colorist and workflow consultant. He talks with OWC RADiO host, Cirina Catania, about his five decades working in broadcast production and post, and offers a wealth of important tips for media producers at all levels. If you work in commercials, corporate video, feature films or themed attraction entertainment, you will want to listen in! And he has a unique spin, as he is conversant in many aspects of technology, including Adobe's Premiere Pro and Apple's Final Cut X. Managing a studio with several editors involves a challenging workflow, including edit sharing, networking and remote collaboration. Oliver has answers! If you’ve ever shot a scene with multiple types of cameras, you’ve faced a very specific problem: How do you get the colors to match from the different cameras? At worst, color inconsistencies can become super distracting. For many, color matching simply makes everything look the same. Yet, if you’re a post-production legend like Oliver Peters, you take coloring of multi-camera shoots to the level of its own art form. One look at his reel and you’ll immediately want to find out how Oliver makes everything looks so amazing. Get ready for a veritable post-production master class, as OWC Radio host Cirina Catania gets into the details of making editing magic. Find out more about an award-winning editor and colorist Oliver Peters: www.oliverpeters.com. There you will also find links to his wide range of articles published in print and web publications. For more about our host, filmmaker, tech maven and co-founder of the Sundance Film Festival, Cirina Catania, visit cirinacatania.com. If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe and tell all your friends about us! We love our listeners. And, if you have ideas for segments, write to OWCRadio@catania.us. Cirina is always up for new ideas! In This Episode 00:08 - Cirina introduces Oliver Peters, a successful independent editor/colorist and workflow consultant.05:37 - Oliver shares the cameras used for the Colorist Demo Reel video.10:30 - Oliver explains how cameras have different color sciences and shares the challenges of using different cameras for certain projects.15:19 - Oliver explains why media should be handled before uploading it to an editing system, like putting a valid timecode.22:35 - Oliver shares his blog where he wrote about different areas of workflow in the industry.28:23 - Oliver shares his recommendations for monitors with the best color grading display samples.36:37 - Oliver shares the price range of good quality display to perfectly-calibrated display TVs.41:02 - Oliver shares his workplace setup for an efficient media storage solution.47:16 - Oliver shares his opinion on LTO tapes in terms of practicality production wise.53:31 - Follow Oliver Peters’ blog digitalfilms.wordpress.com to learn more from his various lessons, tips, and updates. Jump to Links and Resources Transcript This is Cirina Catania with OWC Radio, and I have Oliver Peters on the line. Oliver is one of these quiet, strong, intelligent, very humble, incredibly talented people who work in so many different areas of what I call the entertainment industry. Oliver, you are an editor, you're an amazing colorist, you're a post-production workflow consultant, you run an operation with several editors working with you at any one point in time. I even noticed you had done still photography, which is beautiful. We all know you're an incredibly creative writer, both in the tech and the creative side, and I guess I would also call you although I don't know if you've used this term or not, you're definitely an industry analyst because it's such broad-based knowledge. So I'm excited and welcome to the show. Well, thank you for the big build-up there. Thank you very much. It's just wonderful because I know we haven't prepared this. I can pretty much ask you just about any question...
Cirina Catania, the host of OWC RADiO, talks with Michael Williams, the Godfather of Comedy! If laughter is the best medicine, the doctor is in! Imagine living in LA in 1985 and being an African-American fan of stand up comedy but having nowhere to go to see comedians who resonated with you! Michael Williams had the unique idea to open a comedy club that featured all-black stand up comedians tailored to and reflecting the culture of his African American race. It had never been done before, but the results were pure magic. This conversation is about what happens when one hard-working person has the courage to try something completely new. It is about changing the world. It's about giving a voice in the '80s to what, at the time, was an under-represented culture. It is about creating a legacy and passing on wisdom to the next generation. And...it is about having fun, poking fun, healing wounds and finding joy. If these themes interest you, get ready for another great episode of OWC RADiO as Cirina Catania interviews Michael Williams, the real Godfather of Comedy. Michael was honored during a celebration of African American history, on the 4th of February, 2020, at the City Hall in Los Angeles. The world has been too quiet for too long about this selfless pioneer. We hope he will continue to get the recognition he so well deserves. The exhibit honoring Michael and several of America's most popular comedians is entitled, "Stand Up: Art and Politics in Comedy" and will remain on display for the entire month of February. Follow whats next in 2020 here: https://www.comedyactplanet.com For more about our host, filmmaker, tech maven and co-founder of the Sundance Film Festival, Cirina Catania, visit cirinacatania.com. If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe and tell all your friends about us! We love our listeners. And, if you have ideas for segments, write to OWCRadio@catania.us. Cirina is always up for new ideas! In This Episode 00:08 - Cirina introduces Michael Williams, the Godfather of Comedy. He opened a comedy club that featured all-black stand up comedians and was tailored to and reflecting the African American culture.04:23 - Michael shares the first time he saw TJ McGee on stage performing at the Comedy Store.07:42 - Michael shares that Robin Harris was his first host and how he was unique to everybody who knew him. 14:21 - Michael shares how he encourages people and gives them chances if they want to be a comedian.18:54 - Michael shares how he inspires comedians to have freedom of expression, allowing them to be themselves.24:21 - Michael shares the story of how he opened his third club in Atlanta, and how he had to rebuild it in less than four months. 27:18 - Michael shares the names of the comedians he helped with their careers, including Chris Rock.32:07 - Michael shares the impact on the audience and the connection to the comedian in watching live comedy.36:01 - Michael shares how some comedians perform on stage to cope up with their life struggles.39:34 - Visit Michael William’s website comedyactplanet.com to learn more and stay updated. Jump to Links and Resources Transcript This is Cirina Catania with OWC Radio, and I'm here at CES, and I ran into Michael Williams. I'm so excited. This man, this young man is the godfather of comedy. That's your Nickname, right? A lot of people say that. So why CES? What are you doing here?  When I first started my business, which was in 1985, technology like it is today, it was just not here.  Not even close. I didn't have a computer, I didn't have a cell phone, I didn't have a fax machine. Even though I had access to a fax machine, that was that paper that would soon fade when exposed to the sun. I forgot what it was called. We all got stuck with thermal paper. Yeah. Thermal paper, that's what it's called. And if you didn't file it right, it can get away from the air. Exactly.
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