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Pixar's Chris Ford Increases RenderMan's Threads & Student Availability! – Siggraph

When most folks think of Pixar, they think of Pixar the famed animation studio, which is correct, but Pixar's roots are really as a technology company, and one of the backbones of the animation and special effects industry is their well-respected Pixar RenderMan software. Every year we sit down with Chris Ford of Pixar and explore the state-of-the-art in rendering technology. We discuss the easier access for students seeking to learn the ins and outs of shaders, and the new licensing that allows unlimited core usability. If you want to learn about the tool used to create many of your favorite characters and effects, this interview is for you! Recorded at the Siggraph/ACM Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, in August 2009 by Harris Fogel.

Harris Fogel, Posted 9/12/2009 (10:05)

Take Control of Your Image Downloads! Marc Rochkind on ImageIngester and DAM – SPE Conference – Denver 2008

In this extended interview with Marc Rochkind, creator of ImageIngester, we learn what led to his creation of the tool that many photographers rely on for easy, accurate, and automated downloading of their memory cards to their computer. While other programs offer an automated approach to download images, nothing has the flexibility or feature set of ImageIngestor, or ImageIngesterPro. With DAM (Digital Asset Management) proving more important then ever, tools like ImageIngester will help to streamline your workflow. Don't miss this interview if you want to make sure those precious images are safely transferred and tagged! Recorded at the Society for Photographic Education conference in Denver, Colorado, in March 2008 by Harris Fogel.

Harris Fogel, Posted 3/29/2009 (19:53)

Jimi DeRouen Tells All About Rocky Nook - A New Name in Photo Book Publishing – SPE Conference – Denver 2008

In this interview with Rocky Nook's Jimi DeRouen we learn what led to the creation of Rocky Nook, a new publisher of photography books. Rocky Nook is distributed by O'Reilly Press, and their editorial stance is of carefully defined topics in photography and digital imaging, often with a European vantage point setting it apart from other publishers. Recorded at the Society for Photographic Education conference in Denver, Colorado, in March 2008 by Harris Fogel.

Harris Fogel, Posted 3/23/2009 (10:24)

Kathy Ryan, New York Times Magazine Photo Editor on Her New Role As Curator – New York Photo Festival – Brooklyn, New York 2008

In this extended interview with Kathy Ryan, photo editor for the New York Times Magazine we discuss her new role as a curator for the New York Photo Festival, held in the DUMBO area of Brooklyn, New York. The NY Photo Festival is a new event, in fact the first photo festival in New York! Ryan articulately discusses the photographers and work she selected for her pavilions. Recorded at the NY Photo Festival, in May 2008 by Harris Fogel with editorial assistance by Frank Schramm.

Harris Fogel, Posted 3/23/2009 (20:05)

Daniel Power, Founder and Publisher of powerHouse Books – On The Creation of The New York Photo Festival – Brooklyn, New York 2008

In this interview with Daniel Power, Founder and Publisher of powerHouse Books, we discuss what led to the creation of The New York Photo Festival, a new festival celebrating contemporary photographic expression. It may be hard to believe but New York doesn't have a photo festival, but with the New York Photo Festival, it does now! Held in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn, the festival is preparing for the 2nd gathering in May 2009. If you are interested in fine-art photography, then listen in to this interview! Recorded at the NY Photo Festival, in May 2008 by Harris Fogel.

Harris Fogel, Posted 3/23/2009 (14:03)

AIPAD President and Photography Gallery Owner Robert Klein on the History and Importance of the AIPAD Photography Show

In this interview with Robert Klein, the President of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers and founder of the Robert Klein Gallery in Boston, Robert discusses the beginnings and history of the AIPAD Photography Show held in NY each Spring. Recorded at the AIPAD Photography Show in New York, in April 2008 by Harris Fogel.

Harris Fogel, Posted 3/8/2009 (9:55)

Josh Weisberg of Microsoft on their Commitment to Digital Photography – Microsoft Pro Photo Summit, Redmond, Washington 2008

In this interview with Josh Weisberg, Director of the Microsoft Rich Media Group, we discuss Microsoft's commitment to digital photography. Josh describes how Microsoft's recent purchase of iView MediaPro, and the introduction of SilverLight, point to renewed support for creative professionals. Recorded at the Microsoft Pro Photo Summit conference in Redmond, Washington, in July 2008 by Harris Fogel.

Harris Fogel, Posted 12/26/2008 (13:02)

Photography Gallery Director Peter MacGill on Exhibiting the Work of Curator John Szarkowski – AIPAD Conference, NY 2008

In this interview with Peter MacGill, Director of the respected Pace/MacGill Gallery in New York, Peter discusses working with legendary photography curator John Szarkowski to exhibit his own photographs. While at the Museum of Modern Art, Szarkowski was dedicated to exhibiting the work of photographers, and when he stepped down from his post, he had the opportunity to finally pay attention to his own photography. Recorded at the AIPAD conference in New York, in April 2008 by Harris Fogel.

Harris Fogel, Posted 12/26/2008 (7:43)

Lynda Wienman of Lynda.com on Lynda.com – MacWorld Expo & Conference, San Francisco 2008

In this interview with Lynda Weinman, founder of Lynda.com we discuss the state of training in the age of broadband. Where a teacher once reached a small number of students each course, with online resources like Lynda.com a teacher can reach an enormous audience, in bite-sized pieces, 24/7, and anywhere on the planet! Recorded at the MacWorld conference in San Francisco, in January 2008 by Harris Fogel.

Harris Fogel Posted 12/26/2008 (13:40)

Photography Curator Graham Howe of Curatorial Assistance Discusses Discovering E.O. Hoppe, his Journey in Photography, and Working for Graham Nash - Photo LA 2008

 In this extended conversation with photography curator Graham Howe of Curatorial Assistance, we discuss his discovery of photographer E.O. Hoppe, his own journey in photography, and working as a curator for Graham Nash. Howe also founded Curatorial Assistance, one of the first to help create and travel exhibitions of fine-art photography. Recorded at the Photo LA conference at the Santa Monica Airport, in January 2008 by Harris Fogel.

Harris Fogel, Posted 12/25/2008 (32:57)

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