Data Robotics, MAXON, and SmartSound Sponsor Launch of BuZZ Shout-Out!

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[] Agoura Hills, California - Data Robotics, Inc, MAXON Computer and SmartSound Software, Inc. are three companies with one goal in common - to help a job find you. These three companies chose to sponsor the launch of the BuZZ Shout-Out! on the Digital Production BuZZ, the foremost interactive internet talk radio show, featuring news and information on digital video production, post-production and distribution. The BuZZ Shout-Out! is a new service that lets everyone in film, video, or audio production or post-production reach a highly targeted market by creating a compelling, 30-second audio Shout-Out! to promote their services. Thanks to the sponsorship of Data Robotics, MAXON Computers and SmartSound Software the service is free to users.

"We are extremely pleased with the initial response from our listeners to the Buzz Shout-Out!" said Larry Jordan, Executive Producer and Host of the Digital Production Buzz. "Over 30,000 people have visited the BuZZ Shout-Out! website since we announced this two weeks ago! But we are even more grateful to our three launch sponsors, without whom this would not have been possible."

Mark Fuccio, Senior Director of Products and Markets for Data Robotics, Inc., makers of beyond RAID Drobo systems, has enthusiastically supported the BuZZ Shout-Out! since he first heard about it. "Data Robotics is very pleased to be a launch sponsor of the Digital Production Buzz Shout-Out!" said Fuccio. "Drobo has been very warmly received by the video production community and we are delighted to contribute our help back to the industry."

MAXON Computer, developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, is equally engaged. "We are excited to participate with the Digital Production BuZZ in this new marketing opportunity because it ties in with our strong belief that when we help people to become better at their craft, the entire industry benefits," said Paul Babb, President and CEO, MAXON US.

Brian Dickman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for SmartSound Software, Inc., maker of Sonicfire Pro, said, "When I first heard about the BuZZ Shout-Out! I thought it was a great idea and a perfect fit for SmartSound. Since we have a large worldwide customer base that is involved in audio and video production, we like the idea of doing something to help that community. By partnering with Larry Jordan on The BuZZ Shout-Out! we can make a greater impact than working alone."

Editors, directors, producers, set designers, or anyone else directly involved with production or post-production can create a 30-second audio Shout-Out! describing their services and letting prospective employers know what they can do. The Digital Production BuZZ, which reaches tens of thousands of listeners a month around the world (over 30% of the BuZZ audience is outside the U.S.) began running these weekly Shout-Outs! on its internet radio show November 4th.

To increase the audience for BuZZ Shout-Outs!, the 30-second spots are included on the Digital Production BuZZ Shout-Out! website, highlighted in Buzz Twitter and FaceBook accounts, and in the weekly Digital Production BuZZ newsletter; plus other marketing opportunities provided by launch sponsors.

The Buzz Shout-Out! is made possible by key sponsors who are equally committed to helping industry professionals find work. These include:

* Data Robotics, Inc., makers of the Drobo line of storage products, delivers the best data storage experience. Built on the award-winning BeyondRAID technology, the Drobo family of storage arrays support all phases of video production from capture in the field, editing in the studio, or creating online archives. Drobo delivers expandable, self-managing storage arrays. Drobo eliminates the complexity and expense associated with traditional RAID arrays.

* MAXON Computer is a developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions. Its award-winning CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D software products have been used extensively to help create everything from stunning visual effects in top feature films, TV shows and commercials, dazzling broadcast graphics, cutting-edge game cinematics for games, as well for medical illustration, architectural and industrial design applications. MAXON has offices in Germany, USA, United Kingdom, France and Japan.

* SmartSound Software, Inc. is the maker of Sonicfire Pro soundtrack creation software and the SmartSound fully-customizable multi-layer music library. These unique, patented products are designed to help the visual creator unlock the true impact, emotion and reach of their visuals through the power of music customized to fit to their specific project. The company's products make this result easy and affordable, bringing a new level of royalty free music options and flexibility to visual creators of all skill levels.

About the Digital Production BuZZ:
Digital Production BuZZ is one of the longest-running podcasts about technology bringing listeners all the news they need now and in their digital future. It remains a leader in programming related to digital video production, post-production and distribution, keeping its listeners in touch with the trends and technologies, people and practices essential to keep them up-to-date and entertained.

New episodes of the Digital Production BuZZ air live every Thursday from 6:00 to 7:00 pm PDT at show website or on iTunes.

Executive producer and host of the Digital Production BuZZ is Larry Jordan (internationally-renowned digital media expert, Apple-certified trainer, author, and member of the Directors Guild of America and Producers Guild of America). Michael Horton co-hosts (film editor and founder of the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group and organizer of the world-renowned SuperMeets) and Cirina Catania produces (writer/director, new media, the internet and reality programming for clients such as National Geographic, Discovery and MSN and member of the Producers Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America).

Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc. provides high-quality, engaging training and information covering video production and post-production for practicing professionals and students through a variety of media worldwide. The company was founded by Larry Jordan, an internationally-renowned digital media analyst, consultant, Apple-Certified trainer, and Final Cut Studio expert with over 30 years experience as a television producer, director and editor with national broadcast and corporate credits. He's a member of both the Directors Guild of America and the Producers Guild of America. Jordan is executive producer and host of the foremost weekly interactive internet radio show and podcast, the Digital Production BuZZ.


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