#67 Rapid Media Production in the Age of Remote Global Collaboration with Jack Wenzinger, Global Lead M&E Content Production & Matt Herson, Principal Content Production Specialist at Amazon Web Services

On this episode of The Workflow Show, Jason and Ben bring in Jack Wenzinger, Global Lead M&E Content Production & Matt Herson, Principal Content Production Specialist at Amazon Web Services (AWS), to talk about their recent partnership with the Hollywood Professional Association at their annual tech retreat in Palm Springs. Given the immediate need for remote video production at a fast pace in the last few years, this partnership led to an effort to bring creatives together to solve the challenges of rapid media production via remote and cloud workflows. Jack and Matt discuss the success of projects done fully in remote rapid production globally, including short films in Mongolia, Mexico City, London, and Dubai. They also discuss what the media workflow solutions look like through AWS given this new evolution in media production. 

#66 Virtual Reality in Media and Entertainment with Lucas Wilson, CEO of SuperSphere

This week on The Workflow Show, Jason and Ben are discussing virtual reality with Lucas Wilson of Supersphere. Our hosts ask Lucas about the tech behind the immersive experiences put on by Supersphere and where the industry is headed to incorporate more VR in the future. Jason and Ben also ask Lucas about his background, highlighting the journey from studying music to creating VR concerts and live performances.

#65 Automation in an Adobe Workflow with David Merzenich of MoovIt

On this episode of The Workflow Show, Jason and Ben chat with David Merzenich of MoovIt, a German-based systems integrator and the first Adobe Video Solution Partner in the program. David Merzenich discusses Helmut, a suite of workflow orchestration tools designed from the ground up, to bring consistency and flexibility to any Adobe post-production environment. Ben and Jason ask about the development, goals, and benefits of using Helmut within the Adobe ecosystem and discuss certain challenges of an Adobe-centric workflow. Listen in for some workflow therapy!

#64 PART 2: CHESA Interviews Adobe on the Adobe Video Solution Partner Program for Video and Audio

This is Part Two of our discussion with Dave Helmly, Head of Strategic Development, Adobe Professional Video, and Michael Gamboeck, Senior Strategic Development Manager, Creative Cloud Video regarding the new Adobe Video Solution Partner Program. In this episode of The Workflow Show, Dave and Michael further outline the benefits and intricacies of working within the AVSP Program, including how it benefits Adobe users. They also discuss the challenges of choosing a media asset management workflow and how the AVSP program aims to remove those challenges with highly trained systems integrator partners. 

Episode Highlights:

  • Ben, Jason, and guests discuss the possible impact of new Macs on customer hardware and workflow needs
  • They discuss how traditional workflows with Adobe are changing with new and exciting tech, such as LucidLink 
  • Ben and Jason bring up the new standards of workflow, including work from home, and how that will affect the connections and media asset management of editing teams
  • Dave and Michael highlight how CHESA, an Adobe Certified Service Partner, works as an extension of the Adobe engineering team
  • Dave and Michael share the benefits of Adobe’s new speech to text feature for editors in Adobe Premiere

View CHESA’s Press Release on our Adobe Certified Service Partner Status.

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#63 Part 1: Introducing The Adobe Video Solution Partner Program

The Workflow Show and CHESA are proud to announce that we have achieved Adobe Video Solution Partner Program. This week’s episode is Part 1 of a 2 part discussion with guests, Dave Helmly, Head of Strategic Development, Adobe Professional Video, and Michael Gamboeck, Senior Strategic Development Manager, Creative Cloud Video regarding Adobe’s program. Here we discuss the introduction of this program and its impact on the industry. 

As a way for integrators and clients to be further connected with the Adobe Engineering team, the Adobe Video Solution Partner Program seeks to close the gap between users and engineers, enabling collaboration that best serves the creative process.

Episode Highlights:

  • Ben and Jason discuss the usefulness of working at a deep level with Adobe’s team to best understand the software and implementation
  • Dave and Michael discuss the criteria for becoming an Adobe Video Solution Partner and the importance of choosing CHESA as the first US company to be part of the program
  • This discussion covers the importance of the program to help connect creative IT to creative users for coding integrations, Adobe panels, and new workflows.

View CHESA’s Press Release on our Adobe Video Solution Partner Status.

#62 HOW TO AUDIT A SYSTEM FOR CLOUD, ON-PREM, OR HYBRID SOLUTIONS WITH ERIC WHITE, CTO OF THE CLINTON FOUNDATION

In Part 2 of our interview with Eric White, CTO of the Clinton Foundation, Ben and Jason discuss different system types and how they can integrate or customize cloud components to fit the needs of a company and creative teams. They also dig into a common customer question of on-prem versus cloud, covering how Eric works through the needs of his own team for choosing a system.

#61 Managing Technology With Humanitarian and Environmental Impact In Mind with Eric White, Chief Technology Officer at the Clinton Foundation

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This is Part 1 of 2 episodes with Eric White, Chief Technology officer of the Clinton Foundation on The Workflow Show. Ben and Jason ask Eric about his background in tech, beginning with his childhood and school experiences, and burgeoning technologies of the time. Eric covers his journey from Microsoft to founding Utopia Systems Inc., focusing on web hosting and cloud services, and eventually to the Clinton Foundation. Eric also speaks on the role of CTO in an organization the size of the Clinton Foundation and how it differs, based on the mission of the foundation, from the needs of other technology companies.

#60 Post Production in Broadcast News Media and Advances in Editing Workflows with Robert Lawson, Director of Technology, News Editing, CBS News

In this episode of The Workflow Show, Ben and Jason have the privilege of interviewing industry veteran, Robert Lawson, Director of Technology, News Editing at CBS News. With over 20 years of experience, Robert brings a refreshing perspective about the common struggles of new tech in 2021, versus the transitions in broadcast media of the past, such as the move from analog and linear editing. The quick pace and stringent ethics of news reporting create separate challenges for post-production compared to feature film, network series, and others. Ben and Jason discuss with Robert important tools and workflows that help with the unique needs of news media.

#1 “What’s in store?”

This is the first episode (length 18-min.) of a new audio podcast series from Chesapeake Systems.

The Workflow Show features Merrel Davis and Nick Gold of Chesa’s Pro Services Sales team.
The media-centric IT space is undergoing unprecedented change, and Merrel and Nick aim to address overarching trends and specific tech topics to help our network of clients and contacts navigate through these exciting, yet challenging times.

In this first show, Merrel and Nick introduce themselves and discuss what the focus will be for each of the four upcoming episodes.

Comments are welcome below . . . or feel free to email us directly.

Listen to The Workflow Show #102, “The NLE Wars”

#2 “The NLE Wars”

When Final Cut Pro X was introduced, and Apple dropped sales of FCP 7, there was a lot of resentment within the professional video post-production world. “What gives?” was the common cry.

And more importantly, “What are we supposed to do now?” was the next banner.

We know this is a life and death question for many of our customers.

Merrel Davis and Nick Gold of our Pro Services Sales Team explore the “NLE (non-linear editing) Wars” in depth, put it all in perspective, and then provide detailed analyses of the options you have today.  (length 54:45)

 

Merrel Davis

Nick Gold

UPDATE: Hmmm, does the release of FCP X 10.0.6 “thicken the plot”? Read more.