#27 The journey to 1.0 with special guest Matt Swoboda
In this special episode, we sit down with the Founder and Lead Developer of Notch, Matt Swoboda, to learn how his game development and creative coding experience evolved into a real-time motion graphics package used by exceptional artists on the biggest live shows in the world.
Join us as we journey through the evolution of Notch and discover what the next major version of Notch has in store!
This is is the last episode of this season of the Notch Showcast; we hope you have enjoyed it and we'll be back in a few months with season 5, see you then!
Researched, edited, and interviewed/hosted by: Kat Kemsley
Produced by: Bent Stamnes
Audio post-production, additional editing, and mastering by: Tor Øines
Episode cover background images and animation are development R&D creatives by Matt Swoboda
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6. #26 Live Events after COVID34:57To round up this season of the podcast we invited Laura Frank and Nils Porrman back to discuss some of the major changes we've experienced this year and to what the future of live events might look like.In our previous conversations, Laura and Nils have shared their opinions on education, wellness, and community as well as virtual production and the changing shape of the industry. Today we’re going to explore some of these topics in more detail. So if you’re looking forward to live events after COVID, then 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 cover background image by dandelion+burdockEpisode links:framework-community.comdandelion-burdock.com
5. #25 Developing a Solid Creative Process with FRAY_DEV33:12In this episode, we talk to Finn Ross and Adam Young from FRAY Studio to find out about the inspiration behind FRAY:DEV. We also talk about the benefits of learning by doing and the importance of developing a solid creative process. Adam and Finn share some golden advice on how to grow your confidence as a designer and ways to handle constructive criticism.If you’re a creative who’s looking to get their start or an experienced designer with a lot of wisdom to share, then 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:https://www.fraystudio.co.uk/devhttps://www.notch.one/portfolio/back-to-the-future-the-musical/https://shows.acast.com/notch-showcast/episodes/back-to-the-future-the-musical
4. #24 Screens producing with Laura Frank30:46Laura 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)
3. #23 Managing Client Expectations (and a Virtual Production Primer)30:38In this episode, we speak to Nils Porrmann of Dandelion + Burdock. Last year, Nils co-authored two extensive blog series entitled "Mixed Reality Studios, a Primer for Producers" and "Virtual Production with Notch and disguise". If you are about to embark on your first virtual or mixed reality project - or even if you are a seasoned pro - this is the episode for you!Listen as Nils shares his secrets to managing client expectations as well as the budget, time, and labor considerations you need to make if you're pitching a virtual production.Episode credits:Researched, edited, and interviewed/hosted by: Kat KemsleyProduced by: Bent StamnesAudio post-production, additional editing, and mastering by: Tor ØinesEpisode links:https://dandelion-burdock.com/articles/mixed-reality-studios-a-primer-for-producershttps://dandelion-burdock.com/articles/virtual-production-with-notchhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKXWNhmQX6whttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTpHulUWr-w
2. #22 Getting started with XR for live production35:14In 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 KemsleyProduced by: Bent StamnesAudio post-production, additional editing, and mastering by: Tor ØinesLinks to Showcases:https://www.notch.one/portfolio/virtual-production-gold-at-the-mtv-movie-tv-awards/https://www.notch.one/portfolio/gorillaz-song-machine-livestream/https://www.notch.one/portfolio/american-idol-katy-perry/https://www.notch.one/portfolio/billie-eilish-where-do-we-go-the-livestream/
1. #21 ‘Criolo XR’ Live Stream on Twitch34:39Welcome to season 4! In this episode, we speak to Tito Sabatini, creative director at Duo2TV, and director Denis Cisma - two old friends who combined their talents in concert design and film to create Brazil's first XR live stream concert for acclaimed artist Criolo.Listen as we break down some key looks from the show which include face tracking, performance capture, full virtual set, AR elements and live IMAG effects. We also talk about the challenges of creating a virtual production for the first time and the thrill of directing a live broadcast.Episode credits:Researched, edited, and interviewed/hosted by: Kat KemsleyProduced by: Bent StamnesAudio post-production, additional editing, and mastering by: Tor Øines
8. #20 Holiday Special38:49In this Holiday Special episode, Kat is joined by Notch founder Matt Swoboda and VP of Sales Sarah Cox to look back at the rollercoaster ride that was 2020, and forward to what 2021 might have in store. They share their favourite productions and personal highlights of the past year and dive into what Notch is working on for its next major release.We want to direct a special thanks to the Notch community who inspire us every single day with the work they create and share with us.Episode credits:Interviews and editing by: Kat KemsleyProduced and additional editing by: Bent StamnesAudio post-production and mastering by: Arto KoivistoCover dog: AlbieSpecial episode mentions:@aggressivetv, @piwolf, @tigrelab, @silentpartnersstudio, @XR.Studios, @t2visuals, @algorithm.ie, @synthestruct, @satorestudio, @wemakeeventsofficial, @miii_design_in/, @grossestennis_xr
7. #19 Inside The Boys37:28In this episode we find out how a small team of creatives re-imagined the talk show environment for Amazon Prime’s ‘Inside the Boys’.Amazon Studios approached Technical Director Brandon Epperson for a COVID safe workflow that could produce their nine-part TV series in just four weeks! Today Brandon shares why he decided LED virtual production was the way to go. andWe are also joined by his good friends at Aggressive TV, Daniel Shapiro and Alex Topaller who directed the animated set design, opening credits and branding. The team chose Notch as their content creation tool for real-time reactive animations. Art Director Federico Gonzalez also joins us on the line to share how his team at Tigre Labs created the set-pieces in Notch.Join us as we discuss set extension, what virtual sets means for the future of art departments and always needing more time!Episode credits:Interviews and editing by: Kat KemsleyProduced by: Bent StamnesAudio post production, additional music and mastering by: Arto Koivisto