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From interviews with insightful creatives utilizing tech to turn their vision into reality — to info and advice on the latest tech trends and advancements, the OWC RADiO Podcast offers unique insights from one of the largest Mac DIY upgrade outfitters on the planet.

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United States

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From interviews with insightful creatives utilizing tech to turn their vision into reality — to info and advice on the latest tech trends and advancements, the OWC RADiO Podcast offers unique insights from one of the largest Mac DIY upgrade outfitters on the planet.

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English


Episodes

Samantha Tauber, Alias VNCCII, in the Heart of the Metaverse

2/2/2024
Samantha Tauber , a singer/song/writer, technology expert, and multi-media performance artist better known worldwide as her avatar, VNCCII!, speaks with OWC RADiO Host, Cirina Catania, and deconstructs her amazing career in another metaverse. So, stop what you are doing, take a break and listen in to this revolutionary force in the creative world. This is a fun one. ABOUT OWC: Other World Computing, under the leadership of Larry O’Connor since he was 15 years old, has expanded to all corners of the world and works every day to create hardware and software that make the lives of creatives and business-oriented companies faster, more efficient and more stable. Go to MacSales.com for more information and to discover an ecosystem that serves your needs. As Larry says, “Our dedication to excellence and sustainable innovation extends beyond our day-to-day business and into the community. We strive for zero waste, both environmentally and strategically. Our outlook is to the long term, and in everything we do, we look for simplicity in action and sustainability in practice. For us, it’s as much about building exceptional relationships, as it is about building exceptional products.” ABOUT CIRINA CATANIA: Cirina Catania, is a successful filmmaker, former Sr Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at MGM-UA and United Artists and one of the co-founders and former director of the Sundance Film Festival. She is the founder, CEO and Executive Director of the non-profit, High School Media Collective. Cirina is Founder/Lead Creative at the Catania Group Global, Showrunner and Host of OWC RADiO and partner, Lumberjack System, as well as Tech Ambassador for companies such as Blackmagic Design. She is a long-time member of the Producers Guild, Writers Guild, Cinematographers Guild, the National Press Club, National Press Photographer’s Association, and more. She has worked as a writer, director, supervising producer, cinematographer, post-producer, or marketing exec on over 150 film, television and new media projects for the big screen as well as for networks such as National Geographic and Discovery. Cirina is based in San Diego, D.C. and Berlin when she is not on the road filming in the Amazon or other exotic locations. She is very proud of the fact that she has not yet contracted Malaria and that after all these years, she still loves her job!

Advice for Writers from Whitni Resides and Mark Brown

1/21/2024
Do you want advice from successful writers? Welcome to another insightful episode of OWC RADiO with host Cirina Catania, where we bring you the voices and stories shaping the creative landscape. Today, we feature two exceptional writing talents—Whitni Resides, a writer/producer/filmmaker from Chattanooga, TN, and Mark Brown, a multi award-winning, two-time Black List recommended screenwriter. Whitni, with her business acumen and accolades from festivals like the Austin Film Festival, Stowe Story Labs, HollyShorts and Catalyst Content Festival; and Mark, whose scripts have earned top honors at the Black List, the Academy Nicholl Fellowship, Catalyst Content Festival and other prestigious competitions, join us for a fascinating exploration of their journeys in the world of film and storytelling. Their current project, Redneck Army, is getting noticed by distributors! If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe and tell all your friends about us! We love our listeners. And, if you have thoughts about segments, write to OWCRadio@catania.us. We are always up for new ideas! You can find OWC RADiO at OWCRadio.com, on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and all other podcatchers! ABOUT OWC: Other World Computing, under the leadership of Larry O’Connor since he was 15 years old, has expanded to all corners of the world and works every day to create hardware and software that make the lives of creatives and business-oriented companies faster, more efficient and more stable. ABOUT CIRINA CATANIA: Cirina Catania, successful filmmaker, former Sr Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at MGM-UA, and founder of the Sundance Film Festival, leads OWC RADiO. Cirina's multifaceted career, spanning film, TV, and new media projects, has left an indelible mark on the industry. Join us on this journey as we delve into the fascinating realms of creativity, innovation, and storytelling. Subscribe, give us a thumbs up in the ratings, and join us again soon for the next episode! Related interview: Jacob Kreuger, "Skills for Better Screenplays"

Inside “A Christmas Story” 40 Years Later

12/29/2023
Get ready for a journey back in time as OWC RADiO presents a very special episode celebrating the 40th anniversary of the holiday classic, "A Christmas Story." In a unique twist, our host, Cirina Catania, wasn't just an observer—she was a key player in the film's marketing and PR team during its original release. Brace yourselves for exclusive insights and rarely-shared stories, straight from the filmmakers. These reminiscences, held close for four decades, are about to be unveiled again, giving you an intimate glimpse into the magic behind-the-scenes. Get ready to rediscover the joy of "A Christmas Story" in a way you may never have heard before! If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe and tell all your friends about us! We love our listeners. And, if you have ideas for segments, write to OWCRadio@catania.us. We are always up for new ideas! ABOUT OWC: Other World Computing, under the leadership of Larry O’Connor since he was 15 years old, has expanded to all corners of the world and works every day to create hardware and software that make the lives of creatives and business-oriented companies faster, more efficient and more stable. Go to MacSales.com for more information and to discover an ecosystem that serves your needs. As Larry says, "Our dedication to excellence and sustainable innovation extends beyond our day-to-day business and into the community. We strive for zero waste, both environmentally and strategically. Our outlook is to the long term, and in everything we do, we look for simplicity in action and sustainability in practice. For us, it’s as much about building exceptional relationships, as it is about building exceptional products." ABOUT OUR HOST: Filmmaker Cirina Catania, the Co-Founder and prior Executive Director of the Sundance Film Festival, and Founder and Lead Creative at The Catania Group Global, has been involved as a writer, director, producer, cinematographer or marketing exec on over 150 film, television and new media projects for the big screen as well as for networks such as National Geographic, Discovery, etc. She was a senior executive at MGM-UA and United Artists and is a member of the WGA-West, the PGA, IATSE Local 600, NPPA, the National Press Club, and more. Cirina lives in San Diego, D.C. and Berlin when she is not on the road filming for her projects or for clients, or speaking as a tech evangelist for companies such as Blackmagic Design and Lumberjack System. Cirina is the Founder and Executive Director of the High Media Collective (HSMC) a national nonprofit with top industry mentors bringing media literacy and new career pathways to classrooms across the country.

Gossip & Gear with Richard Taylor, Final Cut TV

12/12/2023
It's the time of year when we think most about family and friends and our friend Richard Taylor of Final Cut TV joins us on OWC RADiO to reminisce about the recent FCP Global Summit and our visit to Apple Park for exclusive Final Cut previews from the Apple team. Some of our favorite presentations during the Summit included those by Storm Smith, a deaf filmmaker and teacher at Gallaudet University, Dylan Bates the Final Cut Bro (who recently interviewed with Cirina here on OWC RADiO), Steve Martin and Mark Spencer of Ripple Training, Iain Andersen (Fun With Stuff in Australia), George Edmundson of Seed Creative, Isaac T. of Post Lab and others. We discussed the iPhone 15 Pro Max, the Blackmagic 6K Pocket Camera, that fabulous new free camera app from Blackmagic to manage and distribute your media while you shoot, LumaFusion, the Lumix S5 Camera...and our adventure finding half and half for our coffee in Cupertino! If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe and tell all your friends about us! We love our listeners. And, if you have ideas for segments, write to OWCRadio@catania.us. We love hearing from you! ABOUT OWC: Other World Computing, under the leadership of Larry O’Connor since he was 15 years old, has expanded to all corners of the world and works every day to create hardware and software that make the lives of creatives and business-oriented companies faster, more efficient and more stable. Go to MacSales.com for more information and to discover an ecosystem that serves your needs. As Larry says, "Our dedication to excellence and sustainable innovation extends beyond our day-to-day business and into the community. We strive for zero waste, both environmentally and strategically. Our outlook is to the long term, and in everything we do, we look for simplicity in action and sustainability in practice. For us, it’s as much about building exceptional relationships, as it is about building exceptional products." ABOUT OUR HOST: Filmmaker Cirina Catania, the Co-Founder and former Executive Director of the Sundance Film Festival, and Founder and Lead Creative at The Catania Group Global, has been involved as a writer, director, producer, cinematographer or marketing exec on over 150 film, television and new media projects for the big screen as well as for networks such as National Geographic, Discovery, etc. She was a senior executive at MGM-UA and United Artists and is a member of the WGA-West, the PGA, IATSE Local 600, NPPA, the National Press Club, and more. Cirina lives in San Diego, D.C. and Berlin when she is not on the road filming for her projects or for clients, or speaking as a tech evangelist for companies such as Blackmagic Design and Lumberjack System. Cirina is the Founder and Executive Director of the High Media Collective (HSMC) a national nonprofit with top industry mentors bringing media literacy and new career pathways to classrooms across the country.

How to Get Your Documentary Distributed, Rachel Gordon

11/20/2023
Independent filmmakers make films. That's what they do out of love for the craft, the message, or the story. But, how do they make money so they can continue to create those stories? Author Rachel Gordon interviewed 150 top experts, producers and industry representatives from around the world. Her book, "The Documentary Distribution Toolkit," is a comprehensive how-to for emerging as well as experienced documentarians. Our host, Cirina Catania, a long-time veteran of the filmmaking, marketing, and distribution world, engages Rachel in a lively conversation about best practices and pitfalls of this important aspect of our movie making world. OWC RADiO is sponsored by Other World Computing, creating technology for over 30 years that is changing your media world for the better. Whether it is external hard drives, storage, media cards, software, internal drives, DIY needs, or more…we have it for you. Visit owc.com to maximize your budget, and find your perfectly reliable solution. If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe and tell all your friends about us! We love our listeners. And, if you have ideas for segments, write to OWCRadiocatania.us. We are always up for new ideas! ABOUT OWC: Other World Computing, under the leadership of Larry O’Connor since he was 15 years old, has expanded to all corners of the world and works every day to create hardware and software that make the lives of creatives and business-oriented companies faster, more efficient and more stable. Go to MacSales.com for more information and to discover an ecosystem that serves your needs. ABOUT OUR HOST: Filmmaker Cirina Catania, the Co-Founder and former Executive Director of the Sundance Film Festival, and Founder and Lead Creative at The Catania Group Global, has been involved as a writer, director, producer, cinematographer or marketing exec on over 150 film, television and new media projects for the big screen as well as for networks such as National Geographic, Discovery, etc. She was a senior executive at MGM-UA and United Artists and is a member of the WGA-West, the PGA, IATSE Local 600, NPPA, the National Press Club, and more. Cirina lives in San Diego, D.C. and Berlin when she is not on the road filming for her projects or for clients, or speaking as a tech evangelist for companies such as Blackmagic Design and Lumberjack System. Cirina is the Founder and Executive Director of the High School Media Collective (HSMC) a national nonprofit with top industry mentors bringing media literacy and new career pathways to classrooms across the country.

John McDonald’s “CALL ME MULE” Film Winning Festival Awards

11/8/2023
OWC RADiO host, Cirina Catania, sits down with filmmaker John McDonald about his ten-year journey to film his latest documentary, "Call Me Mule," the story of a man named John Sears, nicknamed "Mule," who has lived a nomadic lifestyle for the past thirty years, traveling across the country with his three mules in tow. Living in harmony with nature, enjoying this beautiful United States on foot, and advocating against our country's dependence on motorized transportation and urban sprawl, Mule finds his simple way of life threatened by those determined to uphold the establishment. Despite his many confrontations with law enforcement, he and his mules refuse to give up. "Call Me Mule" is a fascinating story about a man and his mules, living his life exactly as he wants without concern for modern conveniences. He doesn't need them. John McDonald's documentary has been accepted to many festivals around the world and has won Official Selection and Audience awards. If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe and tell all your friends about us! We love our listeners. And, if you have ideas for segments, write to OWCRadio@catania.us. Cirina is always up for new ideas! OWC RADiO is sponsored by Other World Computing, creating technology for over 30 years that is changing your media world for the better. . OWC, under the leadership of Larry O’Connor since he was 15 years old, has expanded to all corners of the world and works every day to create hardware that makes the lives of creatives and business-oriented companies faster, more efficient and more stable. Whether it is external hard drives, storage, media cards, software, internal drives, DIY needs, or more…they have it for you. Visit owc.com to maximize your budget, and find your perfectly reliable solution. ABOUT OUR HOST: Filmmaker Cirina Catania, the Co-Founder and prior Executive Director of the Sundance Film Festival, and Founder and Lead Creative at The Catania Group Global, has been involved as a writer, director, producer, cinematographer or marketing exec on over 150 film, television and new media projects for the big screen as well as for networks such as National Geographic, Discovery, etc. She was a senior executive at MGM-UA and United Artists and is a member of the WGA-West, the PGA, IATSE Local 600, NPPA, the National Press Club, and more. Cirina lives in San Diego, D.C. and Berlin when she is not on the road filming for her projects or for clients, or speaking as a tech evangelist for companies such as Blackmagic Design and Lumberjack System. Cirina is the Founder and Executive Director of the High Media Collective (HSMC) a national nonprofit with top industry mentors bringing media literacy and new career pathways to classrooms across the country.

Entertainmint’s A J Salmen, Distribute your Film and Share in the Revenue

10/27/2023
AJ Salmen is the Co-Founder of Entertainmint, a Web 3 solution for creatives that gives us a fair share of the revenue using a totally transparent business model, far removed from what we may have experienced in the past. A J is a producer, writer, and entrepreneur currently focusing on helping story tellers achieve success. He interviews here on OWC RADiO with our host, Cirina Catania. OWC RADiO is sponsored by Other World Computing, creating technology for over 30 years that is changing your media world for the better. . OWC, under the leadership of Larry O’Connor since he was 15 years old, has expanded to all corners of the world and works every day to create hardware that makes the lives of creatives and business-oriented companies faster, more efficient and more stable. Whether it is external hard drives, storage, media cards, software, internal drives, DIY needs, or more…they have it for you. Visit owc.com to maximize your budget, and find your perfectly reliable solution. ABOUT OUR HOST: Filmmaker Cirina Catania, the Co-Founder and prior Executive Director of the Sundance Film Festival, and Founder and Lead Creative at The Catania Group Global, has been involved as a writer, director, producer, cinematographer or marketing exec on over 150 film, television and new media projects for the big screen as well as for networks such as National Geographic, Discovery, etc. She was a senior executive at MGM-UA and United Artists and is a member of the WGA-West, the PGA, IATSE Local 600, NPPA, the National Press Club, and more. Cirina lives in San Diego, D.C. and Berlin when she is not on the road filming for her projects or for clients, or speaking as a tech evangelist for companies such as Blackmagic Design and Lumberjack System. Cirina is the Founder and Executive Director of the High Media Collective (HSMC) a national nonprofit with top industry mentors bringing media literacy and new career pathways to classrooms across the country.

Under the Hood with OWC’s New Atlas CF Express 4.0 Cards

10/12/2023
Twice the speed? Buffering bye bye. Backward and forward compatible Atlas CFexpress 4.0 Memory Cards are available now at OWC.com. Farshid Tabrisi, the Senior VP of flash memory and media development at Other World Computing, OWC, goes under the hood and gives us the details about their new CF Express 4.0 Cards, Innergize Software, and the readers we all need. Our host, Cirina Catania, says she always enjoys speaking with Farshid because he addresses the engineering that goes into the solutions we all use for our creative work, but does it in a way that we can all understand. Other interviews with Farshid: Farshid Tabrizi Unravels the New Super Fast Atlas Card Readers and Innergize Software at OWC, April 2023 and Under the Hood On Atlas Memory Cards with Farshid Tabrizi, January 2023. If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe and tell all your friends about us! We love our listeners. And, if you have ideas for segments, write to OWCRadio@catania.us. We are always up for new ideas! ABOUT OWC: Other World Computing, under the leadership of Larry O’Connor since he was 15 years old, has expanded to all corners of the world and works every day to create hardware and software that make the lives of creatives and business-oriented companies faster, more efficient and more stable. Go to OWC.com for more information and to discover an ecosystem that serves your needs. As Larry says, "Our dedication to excellence and sustainable innovation extends beyond our day-to-day business and into the community. We strive for zero waste, both environmentally and strategically. Our outlook is to the long term, and in everything we do, we look for simplicity in action and sustainability in practice. For us, it’s as much about building exceptional relationships, as it is about building exceptional products." ABOUT OUR HOST: Filmmaker Cirina Catania, the Co-Founder and prior Executive Director of the Sundance Film Festival, and Founder and Lead Creative at The Catania Group Global, has been involved as a writer, director, producer, cinematographer or marketing exec on over 150 film, television and new media projects for the big screen as well as for networks such as National Geographic, Discovery, etc. She was a senior executive at MGM-UA and United Artists and is a member of the WGA-West, the PGA, IATSE Local 600, NPPA, the National Press Club, and more. Cirina lives in San Diego, D.C. and Berlin when she is not on the road filming for her projects or for clients, or speaking as a tech evangelist for companies such as Blackmagic Design and Lumberjack System. Cirina is the Founder and Executive Director of the High Media Collective (HSMC) a national nonprofit with top industry mentors bringing media literacy and new career pathways to classrooms across the country.

The Great Granddaddy of Text-Based Editing has a New App – Builder NLE

10/1/2023
Philip Hodgetts is the CEO and Co-Founder of Lumberjack System and Intelligent Assistance. Our host, Cirina Catania, speaks with him on this episode of OWC RADiO about Lumberjack Builder NLE that is now available for purchase (no subscription necessary!) on the Mac App Store. Lumberjack Builder is the original text driven video and audio editor for writing stories with transcripts and remains the only text driven video editor focused on the needs of professional production. Builder NLE solves the problem of working with transcripts by offering free transcription in 16 languages.

Dylan Bates The Final Cut Bro on OWC RADiO

9/23/2023
Dylan Bates is one of YouTube’s most popular Final Cut and Motion Trainers with over 43,000 very loyal subscribers. There is a reason for that! He is smart, entertaining, and incredibly compelling. With topics such as, “10 must have plugins for Final Cut Pro 2023,” “Object Tracking,” “Generating Captions,” “Instantly Remove Backgrounds,” “Learn Motion 5 in 12 Minutes,” and so many more. Some people were born to share their talents with us, and speaking with Dylan was fun, inspiring, and very energetic. I know you’ll feel the same way! Enjoy… If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe and tell all your friends about us! We love our listeners. And, if you have ideas for segments, write to OWCRadio@catania.us. We are always up for new ideas! ABOUT OWC: Other World Computing, under the leadership of Larry O’Connor since he was 15 years old, has expanded to all corners of the world and works every day to create hardware and software that make the lives of creatives and business-oriented companies faster, more efficient and more stable. Go to OWC.com for more information and to discover an ecosystem that serves your needs. As Larry says, "Our dedication to excellence and sustainable innovation extends beyond our day-to-day business and into the community. We strive for zero waste, both environmentally and strategically. Our outlook is to the long term, and in everything we do, we look for simplicity in action and sustainability in practice. For us, it’s as much about building exceptional relationships, as it is about building exceptional products." ABOUT OUR HOST: Filmmaker Cirina Catania, the Co-Founder and former Executive Director of the Sundance Film Festival, and Founder and Lead Creative at The Catania Group Global, has been involved as a writer, director, producer, cinematographer or marketing exec on over 150 film, television and new media projects for the big screen as well as for networks such as National Geographic, Discovery, etc. She was a senior executive at MGM-UA and United Artists and is a member of the WGA-West, the PGA, IATSE Local 600, NPPA, the National Press Club, and more. Cirina lives in San Diego, D.C. and Berlin when she is not on the road filming for her projects or for clients, or speaking as a tech evangelist for companies such as Blackmagic Design and Lumberjack System. Cirina is the Founder and Executive Director of the High School Media Collective (HSMC) a national nonprofit with top industry mentors bringing media literacy and new career pathways to classrooms across the country. Today's episode was edited by Jacob Rush and Cirina Catania on Final Cut Pro.

How to Podcast and Formula 1 Racing with Nick Golden and Cirina Catania

9/5/2023
Nick Golden is an Emmy winning Producer at Seed Creative in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. You know…those guys who make those awesome videos for Motion VFX? I met Nick because of his video work and also his support for the the High School Media Collective, a non-profit that I founded with the support of Blackmagic Design, Lumberjack Systems and Catalyst Storie Road. Although Nick is fairly new to the video production industry, which kickstarted for him in 2016, he shines brighter than most for his incredible organization and creative skills and he works nonstop on all kinds of productions, from commercials and client work, to podcasts, documentaries, and even podcasts celebrating Formula 1. A true inspiration, Nick says he likes to do "a little bit of everything." I can identify with that! Join us as we talk about podcasting and our mutual love for Formula 1. Oh, and I finally admit to a transgression that I’ve kept hidden all these years! (By the way, You can listen to my interview with George Edmundson, owner of Seed Creative, by searching for the episode here on OWC RADiO.) If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe and tell all your friends about us! We love our listeners. And, if you have ideas for segments, write to OWCRadio@catania.us. We are always up for new ideas! ABOUT OWC: Other World Computing, under the leadership of Larry O’Connor since he was 15 years old, has expanded to all corners of the world and works every day to create hardware and software that make the lives of creatives and business-oriented companies faster, more efficient and more stable. Go to MacSales.com for more information and to discover an ecosystem that serves your needs. As Larry says, "Our dedication to excellence and sustainable innovation extends beyond our day-to-day business and into the community. We strive for zero waste, both environmentally and strategically. Our outlook is to the long term, and in everything we do, we look for simplicity in action and sustainability in practice. For us, it’s as much about building exceptional relationships, as it is about building exceptional products." ABOUT OUR HOST: Filmmaker Cirina Catania, the Co-Founder and prior Executive Director of the Sundance Film Festival, and Founder and Lead Creative at The Catania Group Global, has been involved as a writer, director, producer, cinematographer or marketing exec on over 150 film, television and new media projects for the big screen as well as for networks such as National Geographic, Discovery, etc. She was a senior executive at MGM-UA and United Artists and is a member of the WGA-West, the PGA, IATSE Local 600, NPPA, the National Press Club, and more. Cirina lives in San Diego, D.C. and Berlin when she is not on the road filming for her projects or for clients, or speaking as a tech evangelist for companies such as Blackmagic Design and Lumberjack System. Cirina is the Founder and Executive Director of the High Media Collective (HSMC) a national nonprofit with top industry mentors bringing media literacy and new career pathways to classrooms across the country.

How to Tell if Someone is Lying – Faith Hibbs Clark Tells All

8/27/2023
Faith Hibbs Clark is an acting coach with a very different approach. She’s a seasoned casting director and former deception detection body language expert. In other words, she knows when someone is lying!

Tim Standing Explains How SoftRAID 7.5 Monitors our Hard Drive Health

7/30/2023
Tim Standing, OWC's VP of Software Development for Mac, is a long-time friend and one of the planet’s smartest technologists. His new version of SoftRAID (7.5) works natively with the new version of Mac OS and is now available for download. In case you weren’t aware, SoftRAID is Tim’s invention and what better way to get to know the ins and outs of the software that we use than to ask the coder! Our show runner and host, Cirina Catania, sat down with Tim to get the low-down and share it with you. Look around your office or studio or edit bay…how many external hard drives do you have around you? Cirina's company, Catania Studios, where this interview was recorded, manages literally hundreds of terabytes on RAID arrays and individual hard drives…and their main server. There are drives that go on location and re-attach when the crew returns, drives that are used for backup or redundant shares in the office, drives that will ultimately end up in storage or drives that are busy working to keep our digital worlds … well, working every day. We use SoftRAID from OWC to monitor all those drives and tell us IN ADVANCE when any of them might be getting just too tired to work properly anymore OR if they are about to fail for any reason! SoftRAID lives on our systems in each bay and works hard every day to report back to us about how our external drive are doing. Thanks for joining us today. If you like the show, please click that button and subscribe so you’ll get a notice whenever a new episode posts. If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe and tell all your friends about us! We love our listeners. And, if you have ideas for segments, write to OWCRadio@catania.us. We are always up for new ideas! ABOUT OWC: Other World Computing, under the leadership of Larry O’Connor since he was 15 years old, has expanded to all corners of the world and works every day to create hardware and software that make the lives of creatives and business-oriented companies faster, more efficient and more stable. Go to MacSales.com for more information and to discover an ecosystem that serves your needs. As Larry says, "Our dedication to excellence and sustainable innovation extends beyond our day-to-day business and into the community. We strive for zero waste, both environmentally and strategically. Our outlook is to the long term, and in everything we do, we look for simplicity in action and sustainability in practice. For us, it’s as much about building exceptional relationships, as it is about building exceptional products." ABOUT OUR SHOW RUNNER AND HOST, CIRINA CATANIA: Filmmaker Cirina Catania, the Co-Founder and prior Executive Director of the Sundance Film Festival, and Founder and Lead Creative at The Catania Group Global, has been involved as a writer, director, producer, cinematographer or marketing exec on over 150 film, television and new media projects for the big screen as well as for networks such as National Geographic, Discovery, etc. She was a senior executive at MGM-UA and United Artists and is a member of the WGA-West, the PGA, IATSE Local 600, NPPA, the National Press Club, and more. Cirina lives in San Diego, D.C. and Berlin when she is not on the road filming for her projects or for clients, or speaking as a tech evangelist for companies such as Blackmagic Design and Lumberjack System. Cirina is the Founder and Executive Director of the High Media Collective (HSMC) a national nonprofit with top industry mentors bringing media literacy and new career pathways to classrooms across the country. RELATED EPISODES: Tim Standing: All Drives Fail and Tim Standing SoftRAID, Storage & Pizza This episode of OWC Radio was edited on Final Cut and Logic by Richard Taylor and Cirina Catania, recorded at the Catania Studios and story-edited using Lumberjack System's Builder NLE. The music track is by Katrina Stone called "Best of Luck," and licensed from Arlist. Subscribe here.

Larry O’Connor on Regenerative Agriculture

7/23/2023
OWC's Larry O'Connor, and Other World Computing, are committed to helping us understand regenerative agriculture. He explains why in this interview with host, Cirina Catania. Larry O’Connor is more than the founder and CEO of Other World Computing. He donates much of his time and a sizable percentage of the profits from OWC’s business endeavors on issues that he believes need to be addressed in the world. He helps the planet and everyone and everything that inhabits it with his initiatives in support of non-profits such as "Kiss the Ground," and Charity Water. We enjoyed this interview because it is a discourse on regenerative agriculture, which is a new way to farm and which the movie exec produced by Larry, “Kiss the Ground,” highlighted during and following its release. A new sequel, “Common Ground,” has recently been released and we encourage you to search for it in your neighborhoods or by going to Kisstheground.com for more information. What is regenerative agriculture and why is it important to all of us? This kind of subject is always interesting, and as we dig further, we find that perhaps the old way of tilling the soil may very well NOT be the best for soil health. This type of farming places emphasis on that health, which in turn produces more food with high nutritional value. According to proponents of this theory, more carbon is stored in the ground, and biodiversity flourishes. That is good for the farmers, for us, and for Mother Earth. So, take a break from your tech tasks, from scrolling, and listen in to one of our country’s top business entrepreneurs as he discusses why he gets involved in films such as “Kiss the Ground,” and “Common Ground.” Tune in for another fascinating interview with OWC’s Larry O’Connor. If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe and tell all your friends about us! We love our listeners. And, if you have topics to suggest for segments, write to OWCRadio@catania.us. We are always up for new ideas! ABOUT OWC: Other World Computing, under the leadership of Larry O’Connor, has expanded to all corners of the world and works every day creating hardware and software that make the lives of creatives and business-oriented companies faster, more efficient and more stable. Go to MacSales.com for more information and to discover an ecosystem that serves your needs. As Larry says, "Our dedication to excellence and sustainable innovation extends beyond our day-to-day business and into the community. We strive for zero waste, both environmentally and strategically. Our outlook is to the long term, and in everything we do, we look for simplicity in action and sustainability in practice. For us, it’s as much about building exceptional relationships, as it is about building exceptional products." ABOUT OUR HOST: Filmmaker Cirina Catania, the Co-Founder and prior Executive Director of the Sundance Film Festival, and Founder and Lead Creative at The Catania Group Global, has been involved as a writer, director, producer, cinematographer or marketing exec on over 150 film, television and new media projects for the big screen as well as for networks such as National Geographic, Discovery, etc. She was a senior executive at MGM-UA and United Artists and is a member of the WGA-West, the PGA, IATSE Local 600, NPPA, the National Press Club, and more. Cirina lives in San Diego, D.C. and Berlin when she is not on the road filming for her projects or for clients, or speaking as a tech evangelist for companies such as Blackmagic Design and Lumberjack System. Cirina is the Founder and Executive Director of the High Media Collective (HSMC) a national nonprofit with top industry mentors bringing CTE solutions, media literacy and new career pathways to classrooms across the country.

OWC’s Larry O’Connor Talks Tech About New Products following the WWDC 2023

6/17/2023
Listen in to our interview with Larry O'Connor, Founder and CEO of Other World Computing. He has lots of information for us following the 2023 WWDC (Apple's Developer Conference Keynote). He was particularly impressed with the new 15 inch MacBook Air, and the MacPro M2 Ultra (that was demo'd with OWC's 8M2 Accelsior PCIe SSD!). Larry also updates us on OWC's Docks, Innergize Software, Atlas Cards and Readers, the new version of Soft RAID, 7.5, and more. Visit Apple's MacPro page and check out the MacPro. Scroll down to Footnote #14 and check out what Apple says about the 16TB OWC Accelsior 8M2 chip in that PCIE slot. :) If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe and tell all your friends about us! We love our listeners. And, if you have ideas for segments, write to OWCRadio@catania.us. We are always up for new ideas! ABOUT OWC: Other World Computing, under the leadership of Larry O’Connor since he was 15 years old, has expanded to all corners of the world and works every day to create hardware and software that make the lives of creatives and business-oriented companies faster, more efficient and more stable. Go to MacSales.com for more information and to discover an ecosystem that serves your needs. As Larry says, "Our dedication to excellence and sustainable innovation extends beyond our day-to-day business and into the community. We strive for zero waste, both environmentally and strategically. Our outlook is to the long term, and in everything we do, we look for simplicity in action and sustainability in practice. For us, it’s as much about building exceptional relationships, as it is about building exceptional products." ABOUT OUR HOST: Filmmaker Cirina Catania, the Co-Founder and prior Executive Director of the Sundance Film Festival, and Founder and Lead Creative at The Catania Group Global, has been involved as a writer, director, producer, cinematographer or marketing exec on over 150 film, television and new media projects for the big screen as well as for networks such as National Geographic, Discovery, etc. She was a senior executive at MGM-UA and United Artists and is a member of the WGA-West, the PGA, IATSE Local 600, NPPA, the National Press Club, and more. Cirina lives in San Diego, D.C. and Berlin when she is not on the road filming for her projects or for clients, or speaking as a tech evangelist for companies such as Blackmagic Design and Lumberjack System. Cirina is the Founder and Executive Director of the High Media Collective (HSMC) a national nonprofit with top industry mentors bringing media literacy and new career pathways to classrooms across the country. Cirina Catania edited this edition of OWC RADiO on Final Cut and Lumberjack's Builder. It was recorded on a OWC Elektron SSD with a Shure SM7B microphone, all driven by the MacPro and archived on an OWC Flex 8 and stored on a Jupiter Callisto server. Music from Artlist. OWC's introduction recorded by Ted Limpert. If you'd like to know more, please contact us.

Chris Brown Reflects on NAB 2023 and Reveals Plans for NAB 2024

5/30/2023
Chris Brown, the Executive VP and Managing Director of Global Connections and Events for the media and entertainment's preeminent convention, NAB, speaks with OWC RADIO host, Cirina Catania in this exclusive interview about NAB 2023 and...wait for it...reveals their plans for NAB 2024. Bottom line, if you are an exhibitor at the annual event in Las Vegas, better get your booth reservations in ASAP. Things are going to change! The National Association of Broadcasters celebrated its 100th anniversary this year and registration was up from the prior year with over 65,000 attendees from 166 countries and 1,280 exhibitors. Over 17,400 people traveled from international countries and were met with all the latest in broadcast, media and entertainment innovations. This marketplace is the go-to solution if you are looking for "all that is powering the future of broadcast, media and entertainment." If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe and tell all your friends about us! We love our listeners. And, if you have ideas for segments, write to OWCRadio@catania.us. We are always up for new ideas! ABOUT OWC: Other World Computing, under the leadership of Larry O’Connor since he was 15 years old, has expanded to all corners of the world and works every day to create hardware and software that make the lives of creatives and business-oriented companies faster, more efficient and more stable. Go to MacSales.com for more information and to discover an ecosystem that serves your needs. As Larry says, "Our dedication to excellence and sustainable innovation extends beyond our day-to-day business and into the community. We strive for zero waste, both environmentally and strategically. Our outlook is to the long term, and in everything we do, we look for simplicity in action and sustainability in practice. For us, it’s as much about building exceptional relationships, as it is about building exceptional products." ABOUT OUR HOST, CIRINA CATANIA: Filmmaker Cirina Catania, a Co-Founder and former Executive Director of the Sundance Film Festival, and Founder and Lead Creative at The Catania Group Global, has been involved as a writer, director, producer, cinematographer or marketing exec on over 150 film, television and new media projects for the big screen as well as for networks such as National Geographic, Discovery, etc. Cirina is the Executive Director of the High School Media Collective, a non-profit sponsored by Blackmagic Design., Lumberjack System, and Catalyst Storie Road. For eight years, She was a senior executive at MGM-UA and United Artists. Cirina lives in San Diego, D.C. and Berlin when she is not on the road filming for her projects or for clients, or speaking as a tech evangelist for companies such as Blackmagic Design and Lumberjack System This episode is edited by Cirina Catania on Final Cut with Lumberjack Builder. Music licensed rom Megatrax, "Wild Fandango." OWC's intro features the voice of Ted Limpert.

Farshid Tabrizi Unravels the New Super Fast Atlas Card Readers and Innergize Software at OWC

4/30/2023
Today, on OWC Radio, our host, Cirina Catania, speaks with OWC’s Farshid Tabrizi, their Senior VP of Flash Memory and Media Development. They discuss in detail two new high speed card readers, Atlas Dual SD Reader and the Atlas CF Express Type 2 with a second slot for an SD Card. And they introduce you to OWC’s new software, Innergize, which keeps your media cards running fast, sanitized, and updates the firmware that runs them whenever you buy a new camera! Oh, and did we tell you - it is free? The devil is in the details, as they say, and these new solutions will make you more efficient and take away the fear of losing data! If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe and tell all your friends about us! We love our listeners. And, if you have ideas for segments, write to OWCRadio@catania.us. We are always up for new ideas! ABOUT OWC: Other World Computing, under the leadership of Larry O’Connor since he was 15 years old, has expanded to all corners of the world and works every day to create hardware and software that make the lives of creatives and business-oriented companies faster, more efficient and more stable. Go to MacSales.com for more information and to discover an ecosystem that serves your needs. As Larry says, "Our dedication to excellence and sustainable innovation extends beyond our day-to-day business and into the community. We strive for zero waste, both environmentally and strategically. Our outlook is to the long term, and in everything we do, we look for simplicity in action and sustainability in practice. For us, it’s as much about building exceptional relationships, as it is about building exceptional products." ABOUT CIRINA CATANIA: Our Show Runner/Host, is filmmaker and radio personality, Cirina Catania, the Co-Founder and prior Executive Director of the Sundance Film Festival, and Founder and Lead Creative at The Catania Group Global. She has been involved as a writer, director, producer, cinematographer or marketing exec on over 130 film, television and new media projects for the big screen as well as for networks such as National Geographic, Discovery, etc. She was a senior executive at MGM-UA and United Artists. Cirina lives in San Diego, D.C. and Berlin when she is not on the road filming for her projects or for clients, or speaking as a tech evangelist for companies such as Blackmagic Design and Lumberjack System. Photography credit: Cirina Catania (c)2023 All Rights Reserved

Meet Jeff Fochtman, CMO of Other World Computing – It’s NAB’s 100th Anniversary!

4/15/2023
Meet Jeff Fochtman, a filmmaker in another life, who developed a keen ability to align major corporations goals as a top marketing executive with global tech companies. Jeff has a track record of driving success and value-based leadership for large international teams. He is a skilled communications expert and has recently joined the upper management team at OWC (Other World Computing) as the Chief Marketing Officer. He brings an incredible amount of energy, inspiration and renewed goals for continued success in the OWC ecosystem. One thing we appreciate about Jeff is his uncanny knack for joining internal teams with their outside customers and partners. Our host, Cirina Catania was excited to speak with him as we approach the 100th anniversary edition of the NAB (National Association of Broadcasting). Listen in as we feature yet another amazing executive in the tech and creative business...media and entertainment at its best! If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe and tell all your friends about us! We love our listeners. And, if you have ideas for segments, write to OWCRadio@catania.us. We are always up for new ideas! ABOUT OWC: Other World Computing, under the leadership of Larry O’Connor since he was 15 years old, has expanded to all corners of the world and works every day to create hardware and software that make the lives of creatives and business-oriented companies faster, more efficient and more stable. Go to MacSales.com for more information and to discover an ecosystem that serves your needs. As Larry says, "Our dedication to excellence and sustainable innovation extends beyond our day-to-day business and into the community. We strive for zero waste, both environmentally and strategically. Our outlook is to the long term, and in everything we do, we look for simplicity in action and sustainability in practice. For us, it’s as much about building exceptional relationships, as it is about building exceptional products." ABOUT OUR HOST: Filmmaker Cirina Catania, the Co-Founder and prior Executive Director of the Sundance Film Festival, and Founder and Lead Creative at The Catania Group Global, has been involved as a writer, director, producer, cinematographer or marketing exec on over 130 film, television and new media projects for the big screen as well as for networks such as National Geographic, Discovery, etc. She was a senior executive at MGM-UA and United Artists. Cirina lives in San Diego, D.C. and Berlin when she is not on the road filming for her projects or for clients, or speaking as a tech evangelist for companies such as Blackmagic Design and Lumberjack System.

Acting Tips from Jennifer Plotzke

4/1/2023
It's about talent. It's about relationships. It's about charisma. The award-winning Jennifer Plotzke has it all. And she knows how to produce as well. Should we say she's a quadruple threat?! This charming, smart woman has lots of tips for us about how she manages to keep working as an indy actress. We met her during the Catalyst festival and she has since become a mentor to students around the U.S. Her interview with our host, Cirina Catania was recorded in a theater in Chicago to a live audience. If you are wondering how to be more successful as a creative, this is one person who can steer you in the right direction. Her appearances include: FBI: Most Wanted (CBS), Blue Bloods (CBS), The Blacklist (NBC), The Sex Lives of College Girls (HBO Max), PBS' Lost and Found, and many others. If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe and tell all your friends about us! We love our listeners. And, if you have ideas for segments, write to OWCRadio@catania.us. We are always up for new ideas! About OWC (Other World Computing) Under the leadership of Larry O’Connor since he was 15 years old, OWC has expanded to all corners of the world and creates hardware and software that make the lives of creatives and business-oriented companies faster, more efficient and more stable. Go to OWC.com for more information and to discover an ecosystem that serves your needs. As Larry says, "Our dedication to excellence and sustainable innovation extends beyond our day-to-day business and into the community. We strive for zero waste, both environmentally and strategically. Our outlook is to the long term, and in everything we do, we look for simplicity in action and sustainability in practice. For us, it’s as much about building exceptional relationships, as it is about building exceptional products." About Cirina Catania, Host of OWC RADiO and Founder and Lead Creative, The Catania Group Filmmaker Cirina Catania, the Co-Founder and prior Executive Director of the Sundance Film Festival, and Founder and Lead Creative at The Catania Group Global, has been involved as a writer, director, producer, cinematographer or marketing exec on over 130 film, television and new media projects for the big screen as well as for networks such as National Geographic, Discovery, etc. She was a senior executive at MGM-UA and United Artists. Cirina lives in San Diego, D.C. and Berlin when she is not on the road filming for her projects or for clients, or speaking as a tech evangelist for companies such as Blackmagic Design and Lumberjack System.

David Valdez Presidential Photographer, On George Bush, 911, and Corvettes

3/1/2023
David Valdez, interviewed on OWC Radio with Host Cirina Catania, is a former Presidential photographer who worked with George Bush 41. He also photographed LBJ, worked for the National Park Service, the Habitat for Humanities, and the Republican National Committee. On the morning of 911, he was only two blocks away from the U.S. Capital and heard the plane hitting the Pentagon. He hasn't stopped working and volunteering his skills for over 50 years . It's a sure bet you'll find him at the yearly Texas Corvette Invasion wielding his 500 mm lens. This was a fascinating conversation! If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe and tell all your friends about us! We love our listeners. And, if you have ideas for segments, write to OWCRadio@catania.us. We are always up for new ideas! ABOUT OWC: Other World Computing, under the leadership of Larry O’Connor since he was 15 years old, has expanded to all corners of the world and works every day to create hardware and software that make the lives of creatives and business-oriented companies faster, more efficient and more stable. Go to MacSales.com for more information and to discover an ecosystem that serves your needs. As Larry says, "Our dedication to excellence and sustainable innovation extends beyond our day-to-day business and into the community. We strive for zero waste, both environmentally and strategically. Our outlook is to the long term, and in everything we do, we look for simplicity in action and sustainability in practice. For us, it’s as much about building exceptional relationships, as it is about building exceptional products." ABOUR OUR SHOW RUNNER & HOST: Cirina Catania, is a successful filmmaker, former Sr Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at MGM-UA and United Artists and one of the co-founders and former director of the Sundance Film Festival. She is the founder, CEO and Executive Director of the 501(c)3 High School Media Collective. Cirina is Founder/Lead Creative at the Catania Group Global est. circa 1989, partner, Lumberjack System, as well as Tech Ambassador for companies such as Blackmagic Design. She is a long-time member of the Producers Guild, Writers Guild, Cinematographers Guild, the National Press Club, National Press Photographer’s Association, and more. She has worked as a writer, director, supervising producer, cinematographer, post-producer, or marketing exec on over 150 film, television and new media projects for the big screen as well as for networks such as National Geographic and Discovery. OWC RADiO is recorded in the Catania Studios in San Diego, most of the time on a Shure SMB via Zoom and Audio Hijack. Cirina edits this show on Final Cut and Lumberjack's Builder.