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From interviews with insightful creatives utilizing tech to turn their vision into reality – to info and advice on the latest tech trends and advancements, the OWC Radio Podcast offers unique insights from one of the largest Mac DIY upgrade outfitters on the planet. Hosted by Cirina Catania.
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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,
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.
Cirina Catania, OWC RADiO host, talks with Neill Barham, CEO, and the guiding vision behind FiLMiC Inc. and the primary architect behind FiLMiC Pro. An independent filmmaker from Seattle turned serial entrepreneur, Neill studied at the Vancouver Film School before working on projects large and small in countries all over the world. With the advent of the iPhone 4 and its ability to shoot high definition video, Neill saw a vision of the future where everyone has the tools to become an artist or storyteller. The company began working on the initial designs of the FiLMiC Pro in 2010 and has been relentlessly updating the app ever since. Under his leadership, FiLMiC Pro has become the pre-eminent high-end video app, used by filmmakers, artists, educators and journalists the world over. You can find out more about FiLMiC PRO here. 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 Neill Barham, CEO pof FiLMiC Inc.04:38 - FiLMiC Pro’s new Multi-cam or DoubleTake features explained by Neill.09:15 - Neill shares his background story and talks about how he ended up going to film school.13:06 - Neill shares the advantages of today’s generation, where they have tools available to create projects without going to film school.16:35 - Neill elaborates on FiLMiC Pro’s mission to democratize media to enable artistic creativity.20:01 - Neill describes how FiLMiC Pro’s Cinematographer Kit works.25:03 - Cirina has her opinion about the LUT/not to LUT argument amongst creatives.28:06 - Neill favorite part of his year is also the most rewarding. It’s the FiLMiC Pro’s contest.35:18 - FiLMic Pro gives $25,000 cash to the grand prize winner for their next FilMiC project.40:35 - Visit www.filmicpro.com to learn more about FiLMiC Pro, view amazing projects from various artistic people, and many more. Jump to Links and Resources Transcript This is Cirina Catania OWC Radio. I spoke to you guys a moment ago about Neill Barham of FiLMiC Pro and how accomplished he is and how much I love all of those apps. And now we are lucky enough to have him on the phone with me. So, Neill, how are you today?  I'm doing great. Thank you so much for having me.  Before we get too far down the line, I want to thank OWC for sponsoring the podcast. Without them, I wouldn't be able to be talking to you today. So thank you, Larry, and the team over there in OWC. We're grateful to you.  Neill, I watched you on stage at the Worldwide Developer Conference, and we won't talk too much about it because I noticed the new version isn't up yet. But we affectionately call that the dub dub. You're on stage at the dub dub talking about a new multi-cam version of FiLMiC Pro. How's that coming? Can you tell us any more about what's happening with that?  Sure. And just a quick clarification, I was in the venue and may have been seen, but it's Sean Baker and our CTO Chris Cohen, who got the luxury of being on stage. And Chris is probably the best person to articulate the technical underpinnings of what rolled out with iOS 13 on the iPhone 11 Pros that will make the next generation of FiLMiC Pro possible. So multi-cam is a revolutionary capability. Kevin Buonagurio and I were recently at CES last week, and we had a great time testing out the latest FiLMiC beta with the multi-cam on the trade show floor at CES. I'm jealous. Now I was at CES, why didn't I see this? And it was fantastic because that made a richer presentation and interaction. We would wander from one booth to the next after we shot an interesting clip of the Sony booth where they unveiled, I'm presuming it's an electric car I had seen on maybe...
OWC Radio Host, Cirina Catania tackles AB5 issues head on in an in-depth interview with entertainment and tech lawyer Jonathan Handel. of counsel with the law firm of TroyGould and a contributing editor at The Hollywood Reporter. Jonathan covers labor, workplace and legal matters and is a reliable and informed source when we need to know the latest on what is happening in the legal side of the entertainment and tech industries. Do you qualify as an employee or are you a contractor? The answer isn’t so simple, and it may be even more complicated as it applies to those in the music, film, and TV industries. In California, new legislation called AB5 changed the rules effective January 1, 2020. So how do this impact you? Listen in as we answer those questions. Transcript This is Cirina Catania with OWC Radio. I have Jonathan Handel on the line. He's an entertainment technology attorney at TroyGould, and also a frequent contributing editor at The Hollywood Reporter. Jonathan and I have spoken over the years about many issues involving unions and trade and things. Jonathan, you're always the go-to smart guy when I need to know the legal implications of anything that's current, that's happening in the industry. And recently, there's a lot of hullabaloo about this new AB5. So can you explain to our listeners what that is? Sure, it's a pleasure to be back with you. AB5 changes the legal analysis, the legal criteria in California, for whether someone is considered an independent contractor or an employee when they're doing work for someone else. It's called AB5 because it was Assembly Bill 5, the state assembly, the state representatives. And it passed and was signed by the governor last month or several months ago, and it will take effect January 1st of this year and is now part of the laws of the state of California, the Labor Code. Perhaps the first thing to explain is, why do we care? What's the difference between for a worker and for an employer, the difference between someone being an employee versus being an independent contractor? That would be awesome. Let's explain that. Great. Okay. And it turns out that there are some pros and some cons on either side, on the one hand, employees are entitled to a variety of protections, protections regarding minimum wage, so-called Wage and Hour laws. The number of hours they can work, if they're not highly paid the number of hours, they can work before being given a rest break and a break for lunch and things of that sort. When people talk about being paid overtime, that's protection from in wage and hour laws, workers compensation and unemployment insurance when they lose their job, discrimination laws in many cases only apply if someone's an employee, not if they're an independent contractor. Social Security payments, when you're an employee, they deduct money for Social Security from your paycheck, but the employer also has to pay a share and additional share towards social security. So those are advantages of being an employee. Now, the advantages of being an independent contractor are, first of all, that you're not tied to a single employer, whereas often an employee only has one job well, that's not necessarily the case. And the key thing is that if you make use of your home office, make use of your car, and certain other expenses, these things are deductible, for independent contractors are not deductible for employees. In fact, because of the Trump tax reforms, even something like a large expense like a commission to an agent, 10% of your wages going to an agent are not deductible for employees but are deductible if someone is an independent contractor. So I guess I think maybe the next thing to think about is, who falls into what kind of a bucket and can you simply say, "I'm an independent contractor," or "I'm an employee." Even before AB5 assumed that if you were treated as an employee if you were paid wages,
Kevin Bourke is the founder and principal of BourkePR, a PR and communications consultancy. He specializes in the media/entertainment, production, post-production and music tech space. Kevin talks with OWC RADiO host, Cirina Catania, about the lessons he’s learned throughout his PR career and how it all started with a passion for music. As principal and founder of BourkePR, Kevin Bourke is a consultant to some of the most interesting and innovative companies in the entertainment media tech, music tech, VFX, post-production and production technology markets. Kevin works exclusively with companies whose ideas and accomplishments deserve their moment in the spotlight. With 30 years of experience in technology-related PR and communications, he has worked closely with companies of all sizes. From startups to Fortune 500 brands, Kevin helps them navigate the markets in which they play, including brands such as GoPro, FiLMiC Inc., Luma Touch, Red Giant, Frame.io and many more. Follow Kevin on Twitter and Facebook. Learn more about his business and reach him on LinkedIn. And don't miss Kevin's #TheDailyRiff guitar performances on YouTube like this one. In This Episode 00:39 - Cirina introduces Kevin Bourke, founder, and principal of BourkePR, a public relations and communications consultancy specializing in the media/entertainment, production, post-production, and music tech space.05:50 - Kevin shares how during college he became interested in marketing.12:20 - Kevin talks about what made him stand out among the group applying for his first job.16:46 - Kevin describes PR's true meaning and shares his experience when he started back in the 90s.22:50 - Cirina compares the changes in doing PR now vs. 20 years ago, and Kevin gives his advice on things to know about PR nowadays.27:31 - Where and how you should focus on doing your PR to reach prospects and potential clients.33:03 - Kevin shares his vision of the tech business for filmmakers and how it evolved, especially now with the mobile filmmaking being one.39:55 - Cirina and Kevin talk about Frame.io's success story sharing, where it all started as a tiny startup company.47:31 - Kevin shares his passion for music, and tells the story of how he began filming himself playing Pink Floyd's, Comfortably Numb, in his first video.53:42 - Follow Kevin Bourke on his social media accounts and visit bourkepr.wordpress.com, to learn more about BourkePR's business and services. Jump to Links and Resources Transcript Kevin Bourke is the founder and principal of Bourke PR. I've known Kevin for a long time, and he runs a public relations and communications consultancy that specializes in media entertainment production, post-production, and music tech space. He's awesome at what he does. He has a lot of talents, and we're going to talk about your music, but before we go, hi, Kevin, thank you for doing this in the middle of all of your craziness. Hi, Cirina, thanks for having me. It's always fun talking to you. Yes, you have had over the years, some of the most amazing and interesting clients. But before we get into that, I want to set the scene a little bit. Tell me about your background and your education and where you come from so people can understand how your background contributes to your success with all of these companies.  Sure. So going way back to the 80s. I am a graduate of Boston University. Ultimately, I graduated with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing, but I didn't start out that way. I actually went into college, thinking that I was going to be a rock and roll and a music star, and I entered college as a music major. And after about a year of studying classical guitar performance, I realized, I don't think I'm cut out for this exactly, so maybe I should try something different. And I'm kind of glad that I had that realization at that very young age, I think I was 18 when I made that decision.
"Kiss the Ground," is a beautiful and fascinating film produced and directed by Josh and Rebecca Tickell. Detailing methods of soil regeneration as a solution to the worldwide climate crisis, the film is narrated by Woody Harrelson and premieres on Netflix Global on September 22, 2020. Tickell talks with our host, Cirina Catania, about regeneration, regenerative farming/ranching, and how we can put a huge dent in global warming if we learn how to harness carbon, something that Josh and other experts say is absolutely possible. Josh Tickell is a keynote speaker, best selling author, and film director who specializes in connecting with the Millennial Generation (those born between 1980-2000). Tickell grew up in Louisiana next to waterways polluted by petroleum refineries. In 1997 he captured national attention by driving a van powered by used French Fry oil, “The Veggie Van,” across the United States. By 1998 Tickell published his first book and was touring colleges giving talks to the first members The Millennial Generation. His journey culminated in 2008 with the release of his first feature film, FUEL. FUEL won the Sundance Audience Award for Best Documentary and was released theatrically in the United States. The movie was screened in the White House for energy and environment staff working in the Obama Administration and was shortlisted for an Oscar. Josh Tickell directed the Cannes Film Festival movie, The Big Fix (2011). PUMP (2014) exposes a conspiracy to block fuel choice at the gas pump. His latest film, GOOD FORTUNE (2017), The Official Biography of John Paul DeJoria, Co-Founder of Patrón Tequila and Paul Mitchell Systems is being released by Paladin and Lionsgate - available worldwide in iTunes in August. He is currently in post-production on KISS THE GROUND, a film/book combo that illustrates how to reverse climate change through diet, agriculture, and soil. The must-see controversial trailer for Kiss the Ground is finally live! Watch it and discover the cure for climate change. The full-length film is available on Netflix on September 22! Save the date and learn more at KissTheGroundMovie.com!
Nestled in the Valley of the sun in Phoenix, Arizona, is a little automotive shop run by two women, Bogi Lateiner and Shawnda Williams called, Girl Gang Garage. Its mission is to empower, educate, and encourage women to explore skilled trade opportunities within the automotive industry. There is a national deficit of available workers to fill critical automotive jobs spanning from manufacturing to repair and maintenance. This need signaled an opportunity to help widen the cracks in the walls that have limited women's entry into this industry and do so in a fun and engaging way. People commonly recognize Bogi Lateiner, for the role she plays as a host on All Girls Garage. Shawnda Williams join's Bogi in this crusade to disrupt the automotive industry through positive change. An automotive novice, Shawnda is an IT expert, leveraging more than 15-years of experience in the creative, marketing and technology sector. She boasts an expansive career of designing award-winning graphics, creating nationally recognized marketing initiatives, and enhancing user experiences in conjunction with global brands such as Apple Computer, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Cisco, Zappos, and Red Bull. 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! ABOUT OWC If you work in tech and haven’t heard about Other World Computing (OWC),  you may have had your head in the sand. 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. Here’s the company’s official mission statement: 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. About Cirina Catania, Host of OWC RADiO and Founder and Lead Creative, The Catania Group Filmmaker Cirina Catania, the Founder and Lead Creative at The Catania Group, 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. For nine years, she was the original “BuZZ Babe” showrunner on the weekly t...
In this episode of OWC RADiO, host Cirina Catania, talks with technology expert, multi Instrumentalist, author, speaker, writer, producer, & worship team trainer, Steven Reed. Steve along with his wife and children comprise the worship group, Steve & Shawn. Steve is an avid learner and teacher by nature and his extensive travels as a guest minister, long history of local church service, and experience in the recording industry provide a fresh perspective on how equipment can help resource the church. In This Episode 00:09 - Cirina introduces Steven Reed, worship leader, writer, minister, and author.04:07 - Steven talks about his recent trip to Peru with the Worship Leader Ministry.07:41 - Steven describes the three components of helping communities develop their worship service.12:21 - Steven talks about technology trends in churches that have successfully attracted and retained new members to their congregations.15:43 - How does the Worship Leader ministry help communities be creative with available musical gear and equipment resources?21:32 - What are the recommended models and gear for worship service?26:11 - Steven talks about how he prefers using a wireless microphone like the Shure SM58 for worship service.31:14 - Steven describes their setup at Worship Leader in shooting videos for worship services.33:55 - Steven talks about the Sunday experience in churches and the adjustments that have happened due to the pandemic.42:10 - Check out Worship Leader Magazine on their social media accounts, and visit their website, worshipleader.com, to learn how to grow in your understanding and practice of praying musically. Jump to Links and Resources When we gather together, it feels like the Lord is with us more than when we're not together. It's not that He's not with us, it's just a different kind of belonging. Transcript This is Cirina Catania with OWC Radio. Steven Reed of Worship Leader Magazine is here with me. And I am fascinated by what you do and who you do it for. So can you tell our listeners exactly what that is? And then tell us about your recent trip. Sure. So excited to be here and thankful you guys are doing a podcast like this. So my name is Steven Reed, and I'm with Worship Leader Magazine. I'm with several other people at different times, my wife and I, and our family, do some music and travel, and do consulting for churches. But then we also take all of that knowledge, all that experience that we've had over decades of leading worship and being involved in churches and doing that consulting work and put that into Worship Leader Magazine, which is an online resource that has just so many decades. It's basically 30 years of magazines and conferences. And we host a podcast of our own that we do with different worship and church influencers. And then we also get to go to different churches and preach and teach and lead people in worship. So it's been an amazing journey, for sure.  And you're also an author.  I also write a lot, obviously, write for Worship Leader Magazine, and I've written a book that is about ready to be published. I'm writing another book that was written later, but it's going to be done before delegating because a lot of church people are struggling with learning how to delegate to other people. And so that's exciting to be getting that out. I've written plays, I've written all kinds of different stuff, and it was kind of funny because I felt like I struggled in English class, with grammar and all those things. So I'm thankful for spell check, thankful for my wife, who knows some grammar. And the AP Stylebook, right? That's right. Yeah, I think it's interesting. Delegating is a problem that all businesses have. It's very difficult for someone who is either an alpha or very creative or the leader of a team. Sometimes teaching people how not to micromanage can be very, very valuable. That's awesome that you're doing that. So you're multi-talented,
In 2019, after 21 years in New York City, artist and musician Tony Vincent ("The Voice," "Jesus Christ Superstar," American Idiot," We Will Rock You," and "Bohemian Rhapsody" in front of Queen Elizabeth II and 200 million fans) relocated to Nashville. He is producing music out of his new studio, SoundShop370 and training music theater hopefuls in PCG Theatrical. Our host, Cirina Catania, catches up to him and has a very candid conversation about life in the Broadway fast lane, what took him to Nashville and what he is doing now to honor his musical roots while helping others! Stay tuned. It is a fascinating conversation which will leave you appreciating all that you have now in your life and give you the courage to pursue your dreams. Widely known for his appearance as a finalist on NBC's The Voice, recording artist, actor and producer Tony Vincent has spent the last 22 years of his career operating out of New York City. While at university, Vincent started his own record company, Adobe Flats, writing and producing the EP (Love Falling Down) that led to a recording contract with EMI Records. The two solo albums that followed, (Tony Vincent, One Deed) produced six #1 Billboard radio singles. In 1997 Vincent took a detour into rock-based theater, starring on Broadway in RENT (Mark, Roger), Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas Iscariot) and Green Day's American Idiot (St. Jimmy). He played Simon Zealotes in Andrew Lloyd Webber's film remake of Jesus Christ Superstar, and is also featured in the film Andrew Lloyd Webber: Masterpiece. Vincent originated the role of Galileo Figaro in the rock band Queen's We Will Rock You on London's West End and has also fronted the band multiple times including an epic performance of "Bohemian Rhapsody" for Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee, with a live audience of over 1-million people surrounding Buckingham Palace and 200-million viewers globally. Vincent independently released two more albums, A Better Way, produced by Adam Anders (Glee, Rock Of Ages), and the self-produced In My Head, following his showing on The Voice.  Tony Vincent is currently writing and producing out of his newly relocated recording studio (SoundShop370) in Nashville, TN and is leading PCG Theatrical— a customized, full-service artist development program specifically designed for aspiring musical theatre performers. 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 00:01 - Cirina introduces Tony Vincent, recording artist, actor and producer05:19 - Tony shares how The Beatles is one of the greatest influences in his music and career and almost every other musician, too.11:04 - Tony describes his experiences moving back to his hometown after living in the busy city of New York.17:03 - Tony talks about being a father of two and how he supports his children’s interests even if they are not music industry related.24:14 - Tony’s talks about the PCG Theatrical, a customized, full-service artist development program specifically designed for aspiring musical theatre performers.29:14 - Tony shares his vision in helping young people gain the confidence to believe in themselves that they can become what they dream of.34:06 - Tony tells us his inspiration behind his music shop, SoundShop370.39:36 - Cirina and Tony talk about their preferences in producing good sound and music quality.45:42 - Why is it important to invest in good quality gears and equipment in recording performanc...
Jim Tierney is a pioneer in the development of plugins for motion graphics, animation, and video editing. During the 1990s, Jim worked for software companies like MetaTools, Atomic Power, and Cycore. He helped create graphics products like Bryce, Evolution, and Final Effects. After working on After Effects plugins for six years, Jim thought it was finally time to get out there and do some of his own. So he did, and Digital Anarchy was born in 2001. 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 Jim Tierney, Chief Executive Anarchist and President of Digital Anarchy.7:19 - Jim Tierney talks about the Beauty Box as one of the first plugins of its kind to be released and Digital Anarchy’s most popular plugin.13:48 - Jim explains the changes of Digital Anarchy’s Flicker Free version 2.0 plugin.22:07 - Jim describes the best features of the PowerSearch and Transcriptive plugins to optimize your NLE workflow. 29:22 - Jim shares the efficient work setup of Digital Anarchy’s team, where they don’t need to go to an office daily.35:45 - Visit Digital Anarchy’s website at digitalanarchy.com to check out their awesome products and solutions. Jump to Links and Resources Transcript This is Cirina Catania with OWC Radio. Jim Tierney hasn't talked with us in, boy, it's been a year Jim, it was last NAB. Jim is president of Digital Anarchy, and he has a lot of amazing solutions for people who work in the media. So Jim, how have you been? I haven't talked to you in a year. Good. My April is much calmer than it's been in probably 25 years with no NAB. Does it feel weird not to be going to NAB, or are you kind of happy about it? It feels pretty weird. I certainly don't miss setting up the booth and all that nonsense, but I do miss the people. That's the important part about the show, it's like who cares about the booth, but it's the people that you see once a year. There's just a lot of people that I just love to catch up with and nice to see folks that you know. Yeah, I do too. I'm missing everybody. It's the one chance every year, NAB and IBC, I think are the two big ones for me. I always complain about them because there's so much work in preparation. It takes at least a month in advance, and I'm not setting up a booth, but it's just crazy. It's full time for at least a month in advance, and when you get there, and in those days that you're at the convention, you're exhausted by the time you get home. But as much as I complain about it, sometimes they say you don't miss it till it's gone, and I'm kind of missing it.  Oh, totally.  Yeah, I kind of missed it this year. Yeah, I complain about every year as well. And as I said, my April was much calmer than I think it's been in 25 years. Just not having to ship stuff and not having to prepare stuff and all the rigmarole that you do, but yeah, I missed it. Well, there's no Burning Man this year either. How many years have you been involved in Burning Man? This would have been the 20th year that had gone. Wow.  But yeah, they're not holding it this year. That's longer than a lot of relationships. I've been going to NAB longer. Have you really? Oh, my goodness. Yeah, my first debut was 1996.  Oh, my goodness. You're not old enough. So, Burning Man, you were involved in the creative artistic side of it, right? We talked a year ago about this,
If you wanted those wonderful, very expensive wheels for your 2019 Mac Pro but couldn't afford them....Guess what?! You now have another amazing option from OWC...the Rover Pro Wheels. Host Cirina Catania says she is, "Over the Moon about these." Visit MacSales.com and find out more. If you pre-order them, the limited-time price is only $199 (with free shipping). 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! ABOUT OWC If you work in tech and haven’t heard about Other World Computing (OWC),  you may have had your head in the sand. 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. Here’s the company’s official mission statement: 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. About Cirina Catania, Host of OWC RADiO and Founder and Lead Creative, The Catania Group Filmmaker Cirina Catania, the Founder and Lead Creative at The Catania Group, 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. For nine years, she was the original “BuZZ Babe” showrunner on the weekly tech podcast, Digital Production BuZZ heard in 195 countries.  Cirina is a member of Local 600 (IATSE), the PGA and the WGA. Best way to know more about her is to type her name into your favorite search engine! There you will find all the good stuff.
In this episode of OWC RADiO, host Cirina Catania, talks with Writer/Producer and activist, Deborah Calla. Deborah is CEO and Chair of the Media Access Awards (MAA), which she producers with Allan Rucker. The MAA is one of Hollywood's major awards events originally created by Norman Lear and Fern Field, honoring people in the entertainment industry who advance the portrayal and employment of people with disabilities.  In 2018, the MAA entered into a partnership with Easterseals of Southern California, the oldest US organization fighting for the rights and education of people with disabilities. Deborah is the founder of Calla Productions, an international company working in the US and abroad to produce and develop feature films, television programming, commercial campaigns, web content and social activism. Deborah and Cirina met years ago when Deborah served as the chair of the Producers Guild of America Diversity Committee (from 2004 to 2018). It was the Producer's Guild mandate to create programs that would educate, promote and provide opportunities for diverse talent including the very successful Producers Guild of America Diversity Masters Workshop. She is also the Brazil Chair of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.  In that capacity, Deborah lectures, creates workshops and presentations on gender equality, and the foundation's work. Deborah is the producer/writer of "Chicano Artists" (HBO Latino), "2019 Media Access Awards" (KNEKT TV), "2018 Media Access Awards" (KNEKT TV),  "A Beautiful Life" (Showtime), "You Got Served: Beat the World" (Sony), "Romeo & Juliet Redux" (Freeform),  "Stolen Loves" (Globo series adaptation for the US market),  "Carnival in Rio" (Travel Channel),  "Lost Zweig" (TV Cultura), "Dream House" (Paramount) among others. She is also a published author. 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 00:13 - Cirina introduces Deborah Calla, CEO and Chair of the Media Access Awards (MAA), and the founder of Calla Productions, an international company working to produce and develop feature films, television programming, commercial campaigns, web content, and social activism. 08:06 - Deborah talks about the 2019 Media Access Awards, and shares the winner of the Media Access Awards Visionary Award, the creator of The Good Doctor, David Shore.16:55 - Deborah tells the story of growing up in Brazil and starting her career in New York.. 22:31 - When and where to watch the 2020 Media Access Awards.31:22 - Visit Deborah Calla’s website, callaproductions.com, to check out her work. And visit Media Access Awards’s social media accounts and website, mediaaccessawards.com, to stay updated. Jump to Links and Resources Transcript This is Cirina Catania with OWC Radio. I have a dear friend and longtime associate on several guild committees, Deborah Calla, on the line. She's a writer, producer, and CEO of the very well respected Media Access Awards. Deb, thank you, I know you are swamped right now, but I appreciate you coming on the show. We have a lot to talk to people about. Yes, we do. Thank you for having me on. I'm laughing because I'm just really picturing what your days are like right now. Let's talk about the Media Access Awards and tell people who might not know what they are and when you started them. Well, actually, the Media Access Awards started In 1979, with Norman Lear and Fern Field,
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