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#22 Getting started with XR for live production

Season 4, Ep. 2

In this episode, we speak to JT Rooney and Scott Millar of XR Studios. Scott (CTO) and JT (CCO) have been behind some of the largest, most innovative live productions on the planet (including Katy Perry at American Idol, Billie Eilish, the MTV Awards, and Gorillaz), and at the forefront of virtual production workflows for live events.

Listen as they share their extensive experience in the world of live production, how to stay focused on the creative and dispel the myth of "perfect XR".

Episode credits:

Researched, edited, and interviewed/hosted by: Kat Kemsley

Produced by: Bent Stamnes

Audio post-production, additional editing, and mastering by: Tor Øines

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#24 Screens producing with Laura Frank

Season 4, Ep. 4
Laura Frank has worked in entertainment technology for over 25 years. Starting her career as a moving light technician, she established herself as a top lighting programmer with projects spanning rock tours with David Bowie and Madonna, to Broadway shows like Spamalot and television events like the Concert for NY. As the media server market started to evolve, Laura made the shift to screen content and control. After a decade of refining a media delivery workflow, she established herself as a Screens Producer leading a highly regarded Media Operations team for prominent events around the world. Her shows included the MTV Video Music Awards, The Game Awards, the Turner Upfront, and the CMA Music Awards.In this episode, Laura shares her journey to becoming a screens producer and the tricks she’s learned along the way to optimize her workflow. We also discuss the challenges of the COVID pandemic and the benefits of building a strong, connected community.If you’re interested in what a screen producer is, what they do and how to get on the road to becoming one, this is the episode for you.Episode credits:Researched, edited, and interviewed/hosted by: Kat KemsleyProduced by: Bent StamnesAudio post-production, additional editing, and mastering by: Tor ØinesEpisode links:framework-community.comAn evening with Screens Producer Laura Frank (YouTube)Screens Producing & Media Operations: Advanced Practice for Media Server and Video Content Preparation (Book)