The 2018 NAB Show is six weeks away! Between now and then, developers and manufacturers are in the "quiet period," where they are huddled over keyboards planning and executing the next round of new products and product upgrades they hope will please existing customers, attract new customers and frustrate the competition - though not always in that order.
I am already getting word of many interesting new products - spring promises to be exciting. As well, our podcast,
Digital Production Buzz
, will be at the NAB Show (
) webcasting a new 45-minute show every hour starting on the first day of NAB. 27 new shows in four days, containing more than 100 interviews! This marks our tenth year covering our industry's largest trade show. I'm looking forward to the challenge!
We've already started booking guests and we'll publish the show schedule starting in mid-March. I always enjoy covering NAB and this year is no exception. I'll have more details as the show gets closer.
Thinking of NAB, if you want a
to the NAB exhibit hall, please use this code:
Here's the link
for online registration.)
In other news,
sent me news that Adobe announced last week that the latest updates of Adobe Story will be their last. They are
discontinuing the Adobe Story service
as of Jan. 22, 2019. This includes Adobe Story CC, Adobe Story CC (Classic), and Adobe Story CC desktop application. If you have materials stored in Story, you have about a year to get them downloaded and migrated to another application. Here's the link with the announcement and download instructions.
Digital Production Buzz
had a fascinating show on
. Now, budgets may not make you feel all warm and fuzzy, but, when you think about it, budgets are how we turn our dreams into reality. Without a budget, nothing would get produced. We talked with Exec. Producer
Andrew David James
about the challenges in preparing a budget for film, theater and networks. I was impressed at how forthcoming they all were. If budgets are part of your world - you'll enjoy this week's show.
Webinars are taking a week off. However, last week's webinar is now posted. It was a doozy! We looked at
particle systems and simulators
and how we can use them to create effects that we just can't create any other way. Fascinating stuff. You'll find it in our
In fact, I have two video excerpts from last week's webinar on
as part of my new articles this week, as well as a
blog on storage
and a product review on a new set of plugins from
called "Rips." Do watch the videos, I haven't covered simulators before and what they can do to create exciting moving backgrounds is pretty amazing - and last week's webinar goes into even more detail.
That wraps things up for this week. Chat with you next week. In the meantime,