The Workflow Show

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January 25, 2021 00:42:15
#58 Video Production and Post Production in the Cloud During Covid with Michael Kammes of Bebop Technology, Part 1

#58 Video Production and Post Production in the Cloud During Covid with Michael Kammes of Bebop Technology, Part 1

The Workflow Show is also available on Spotify, Stitcher, iTunes, Amazon, YouTube Subscribe on Castos On this first of our two-part episode of The Workflow Show “Video Production and Post Production in the Cloud During Covid” with Michael Kammes of Bebop Technology, Jason and Ben of CHESA speak with returning guest Michael Kammes, Director of Business Development at Bebop Technology. It’s been a year (Pre-Covid) since Michael’s last guest appearance. Much has changed since our last chat when we discussed editing in the cloud. Quickly this has become the norm. Catch up with Jason, Ben, and Michael to hear what has changed in the last year and what video editors and studios are looking for as they adapt workflows to an at home and remote creative workforce. What is the difference in requests of clients and customers from a year ago to now, including facility changes, moving assets to the cloud, and vetting out the right tool for each team’s need?  What has Post Production in the Cloud during Covid looked like? Why low cost solutions to cloud file management can be enticing, but sometimes don’t fit the overall needs of customers.  How should you consider a cloud strategy for your team? What are the different methodologies of collaborative editing in the cloud? View a list of all The Workflow Show podcast episodes The Workflow Show is also available on Spotify, Stitcher, iTunes, Amazon, YouTube ...

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November 30, 2020 00:46:48
#57 Scaling Out Workflows; Audio Production vs. Video Production with Ben Meadors, Post Production Engineer, Spotify Studios

#57 Scaling Out Workflows; Audio Production vs. Video Production with Ben Meadors, Post Production Engineer, Spotify Studios

The Workflow Show is also available on Spotify, Stitcher, iTunes, Amazon, YouTube Subscribe on Castos On this episode of The Workflow Show, Jason and Ben speak with Ben Meadors, Post Production Engineer at Spotify Studios about the differences between a video production workflow and an audio production workflow. Ben covers the processes of Spotify and where the production team has grown. Ben Meadors shares the thorough, detailed documentation at Spotify that enables the teams in their onboarding and in troubleshooting.  Tune in for some highly useful first-hand experience.    Episode Highlights: Covered processes Spotify uses to provide documentation to new editors and users in their production team(s)  Ben Meadors describes his influence on Spotify Studios’ workflow and transitioning workflows during the pandemic for remote work (work from home) The differences in video production and podcast production are discussed including media asset management We talk about exciting new tools in the podcasting space and innovations in media production View a list of all The Workflow Show podcast episodes The Workflow Show is also available on Spotify, Stitcher, iTunes, Amazon, YouTube Subscribe on Castos     About Ben Meadors: Ben is the Post Production Engineer at Spotify Studios, guiding post-production workflow for video and podcast creation. Previously Ben was the Integrated Services Manager at AbelCine, where he designed and installed shared storage and asset management systems, post-production facilities, and broadcast ...

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November 04, 2020 00:53:55
#56 Engineering Empathy: Building Innovative Access Systems and Preserving Video Testimony with Sam Gustman, CTO and Associate Dean at USC Shoah Foundation and USC Libraries

#56 Engineering Empathy: Building Innovative Access Systems and Preserving Video Testimony with Sam Gustman, CTO and Associate Dean at USC Shoah Foundation and USC Libraries

On this episode of The Workflow Show, hosts Ben and Jason interview Sam Gustman, CTO of USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education (USC Shoah Foundation) and Associate Dean and CTO at the USC Libraries where he oversees IT for the Libraries and started USC Digital Repository (a CHESA client). Their discussion covers the intricacies of maintaining a media archive to last for generations, including file management and migration, avoiding bit rot, preservation quality video codecs, and the Dimensions in Testimony project which uses AI to allow people to have a real-time conversation with Holocaust survivors and other witnesses to genocide.  Sam Gustman also elaborates on the origination of the Shoah Foundation and the important work they do for education, highlighting the voices of genocide survivors and leveraging technology to engender respect and understanding. Episode Highlights: Sam Gustman outlines the start of the Shoah Foundation as an effort to archive and maintain interviews of victims of the holocaust, founded by Steven Spielberg after the release of Schindler’s List. Ben and Jason ask about the hurdles of storing and managing a multi-Petabyte collection of digital video, such as monitoring for bit rot, ingesting metadata, preservation quality video codecs, and even the possibility of utilizing blockchain to preserve video across the internet. Sam, Ben, and Jason discuss the importance of the Visual History Archive’s work in education  providing compelling ways to access a vast library of experience as the Shoah Foundation continues its mission to document and provide ...

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October 09, 2020 00:44:15
#55 Creative Journeys: Surprise! You Work in IT Now

#55 Creative Journeys: Surprise! You Work in IT Now

Feeling the Pain of Being Out of Your Technical Depth? Don’t Suffer in Silence - CHESA’s got a Workflow Therapy couch ready for you. Take heart from your CHESA friends’ struggles with “Imposter Syndrome”- and tactics to overcome it! – throughout their careers. CHESA Business Development rep Louise Shideler returns to chat with hosts, Ben Kilburg and Jason Whetstone, about their journeys from the creative realm into the technical domain of Media IT. They share similarities along their paths and suggest characteristics, attitudes, and habits that anyone working in Media and Entertainment technologies can apply. How do skills from traditional “creative” fields transfer to Media IT roles? The importance of critical problem-solving and analytical skills, as well as one’s mindset, for successfully managing such a career How to find your mentors in the industry: communities that support continuing education, such as professional organizations and online forums & blogs  Why and how “Imposter Syndrome” affects those in this field — and even the customers who seek workflow consultation  ...

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September 28, 2020 00:58:05
#54 “Education to Innovation: A conversation with Mike Szumlinski of iconik.io Cloud Based Media Asset Management”

#54 “Education to Innovation: A conversation with Mike Szumlinski of iconik.io Cloud Based Media Asset Management”

On this episode of The Workflow Show, Ben and Jason speak to guest Mike Szumlinski, Chief Commercial Officer at iconik.io, about what it means to foster the growth of a product and creating a collaboration tool for media asset management in the cloud. Mike also talks about his background, working at PVT, and emphasizing the sharing of knowledge via blogs and education. The hosts and Mike discuss how to spot innovation through customer feedback and anticipating growth beyond the current need of a product, including how Iconik utilizes Kubernetes and how that fits into the future of cloud based workflows. Mike recounts his history in the industry, from studying at MSU to working with Pro Video Tech, and eventually Cantemo AB.  Ben and Jason discuss with Mike the importance of education and community learning in Media IT. Mike discusses the values of ICONIK in ease of accessibility to other tools, open API, and the growth of the customer base in the last year due to WFH needs.  Ben, Jason, and Mike dig into using kubernetes and the use of VMs (virtual machines) to better the ICONIK product and what it means for the next round of innovation in media technology. ...

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September 11, 2020 01:13:07
#53 Shared NVMe Storage, Object Storage, and the Future of StorNext, with Eric Bassier

#53 Shared NVMe Storage, Object Storage, and the Future of StorNext, with Eric Bassier

CHESA’s Ben and Jason chat with Eric Bassier, Senior Director of Product and Technical Marketing at Quantum. Ben and Jason ask Eric about the future of storage systems in and out of the cloud, and what changes within Quantum’s products are helping businesses adapt their workflow to the current climate of on-prem, cloud, and hybrid systems. Eric details the benefits and use cases of NVMe and how companies are migrating to it. Storage and Networking Technologies behind StorNext from Quantum Talk about Hybrid Cloud and File Systems entirely in the Cloud Cover use cases for Block Storage vs Object Storage, NVME vs SSD Talk innovations in the future for Cloud Level Storage and changes to the industry from these technologies   More From CHESA on NVMe: For more on NVMe read Ben Kilburg's blog Is NVMe Right for You Right Now? ...

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