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Episode 52: “Live” from the HPA Tech Retreat 2013

The Hollywood Post Alliance Tech Retreat was, once again, held in Indian Wells, CA. Terence and Philip both attended this year’s retreat and recorded this show immediately after the welcome dinner, Wednesday night.

They discuss the topics from the Tech Retreat, and go off on a few tangents.

Episode 47: Solar Odyssey

Yes, finally, another Terence and Philip Show! This time Terence grills Philip on what really happened during the Solar Odyssey, the production lessons learnt and what else has come out of the experience.


Thanks to Alpha Dogs intern Sean Yap.

Episode 44: The HPA Retreat – technology’s leading edge.

Terence attended this year’s Hollywood Post Alliance retreat with the theme “Snowflake Workflows” and talks about the technologies that were previewed.

The things that stood out for Terry in the demo room: Sony’s Blu-ray archive solution to compete with LTO and $25,000 4K home projector;

There’s a side discussion how disruptive technologies often come out of the consumer divisions of the large conglomerates rather than their professional product division.

Terry then a panel where Disney discussed automating the diversity of outputs from master file (up to thousands of variations).

How does the combination of RAW and Lytro camera affect production? How much moves from production to post?

Terry also talks about the trends in production and consumption revealed at the HPA Retreat.

Thanks to Curtis Fritsch for editing the show and making us sound intelligent.

Episode 42: Toys and Trips

Terry has been deciding what equipment to buy, while Philip has some very specific technology needs for the upcoming Solar Odyssey project. Naturally the MacPro’s future features in the discussion. Terry’s video monitoring solution has been found but he’s still looking for audio monitoring tools, without it being too expensive or too cheap.

Discussion continues about the relative future of iOS and OS X (recorded before the announcement of Mountain Lion and Final Cut Pro X 1.0.3) and applications that might run on them.

Philip discusses the technology needs for the Solar Odyssey project: producing a reality TV show about the journey on the solar powered vessel Ra, under solar power. All equipment needs to run off 12v. During the production new technologies will be developed (as Philip discussed on his blog). Philip also discusses the types of software solutions they will be developing during the project.