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OWC RADiO Podcast - Interviews, insights, information, and advice about the Mac, tech trends and more.


OWC RADiO News: Rover Pro Wheels
Aug 7
If you wanted those wonderful, very expensive wheels for your 2019 Mac Pro but couldn’t afford them….Guess what?! You now have another amazing option from OWC…the Rover Pro Wheels. Host Cirina Catania says she is, “Over the Moon about these.” Visit…
Deborah Calla, Media Access Awards, Celebrating the Contributions of People With Disabilities
Aug 2 • 32 min
In this episode of OWC RADiO, host Cirina Catania, talks with Writer/Producer and activist, Deborah Calla. Deborah is CEO and Chair of the Media Access Awards (MAA), which she producers with Allan Rucker. The MAA is one of Hollywood’s major awards events…
Felix Cavaliere, Legendary Music Transcending Generations
Jul 11
The Beatles once opened for the legendary Felix Cavaliere and the Young Rascals and he has dozens of behind the scenes stories to tell about music from the 60’s all the way to present day. Remember, “Groovin,” “Beautiful Morning,” “People Got to Be Free,”…
Mandy David, Signing for the Deaf
Jun 17
OWC RADiO Host, Cirina Catania has lots of Father’s Day specials, some tech tips, and a couple of workflow secrets to share on this show. The highlight, however, is Mandy David, a sign language interpreter and President at JFD Communications as well as…
Gary Rebholz, VEGAS Software Paving the Way for Video Editing and Audio Creatives
Jun 3
OWC RADiO host, Cirina Catania, and Gary Rebholz, Product Owner, MAGIX/Vegas Creative Software, take a deep dive into the world of the VEGAS NLE and their full line of products. VEGAS Post, VEGAS Pro, and VEGAS Movie Studio are helping creatives be… well,…
Justin Thomson, Moscow Misfits, Filming at -50 Centigrade or 35,000 Ft in the Clouds
May 17
OWC RADiO Host, Cirina Catania, throws back some fun memories and catches up with the news from Justin Thomson, an experienced filmmaker/producer and co-founder, Moscow Misfits. Justin’s in demand worldwide for his boundless creativity and extensive…
Orlando Luna, Andy Stein & the Orphaned Starfish Foundation
May 9
In this episode of OWC RADiO, host Cirina Catania, talks with Orlando Luna (Producer/Benefactor) and Andy Stein (Founder and Executive Chairman) of the Orphaned Starfish Foundation, as they unveil the behind-the-scenes stories of how this organization…
Jem Schofield (theC47) DP, Producer, Educator
May 3 • 50 min
Cirina Catania, the host of OWC RADiO, talks with Jem Schofield - producer, DP, educator and the founder of theC47 (a full-service production company that focuses on video production, filmmaking, consulting & education). Jem now spends most of his time…
Zeiss Director of Cinema Sales, Snehal Patel, Through the Lens
Apr 25 • 44 min
Zeiss’ Director of Cinema Sales, Americas, Snehal Patel, manages sales for the entire line of ZEISS cinema lenses in North and South America. That means making decisions about how Zeiss sells, how the company educates the market and how they help further…
Lumatouch and Filmic Pro – Bringing the Mobile Creator Community Together Starting April 17
Apr 14 • 33 min
Cirina Catania, the host of OWC RADiO, talks with Terri Morgan, co-founder of LumaTouch and the lead product designer for LumaFusion and Neil Barham, and the guiding vision behind FiLMiC Inc. and the primary architect behind FiLMiC Pro. Luma Touch…
Jam in the Van, With Jake Cotler & Jack Higgins
Apr 6 • 45 min
We think the world needs more great music! Cirina Catania, the host of OWC RADiO, joins the guys from Jam in the Van and talks with Jake Cotler, the founder of the innovative recording studio. With him today is Jack Higgins, the studio’s executive video…
John Moore, American Novelist
Mar 28 • 61 min
This edition of OWC RADiO comes to you during the height of the COVID-19 virus quarantines. At times like this, we are able to spend more time with family, tackle projects around the house, cook, garden, play music or sing, check social media. Many of us…
Report from the Berlinale 2020 from Damijan Vinter
Mar 14 • 39 min
ABOUT THIS EPISODE In today’s episode, OWC RADiO host Cirina Catania, talks to Slovenian journalist and film critic Damijan Vinter, who gives us his take on this year’s Berlin International Film Festival (the Berlinale). Here are his must-see movies and…
Configuring the New Mac Pro, With Larry O’Connor
Mar 9 • 41 min
Host, Cirina Catania, catches up with OWC’s owner, Larry O’Connor, to get the inside, under the hood skinny on how to configure your order for a new Mac Pro from Apple. It’s an in-depth reveal of just about everything you need to know about the new Mac…
Richard Taylor, Good Coffee & Good Audio for Podcasts
Feb 29 • 63 min
Richard Taylor is a man of many talents, a life-long musician, video producer, editor, post-production supervisor, audio engineer, Apple-certified FCPX Trainer, 15-year podcaster, host of the Final Cut Pro Radio podcast and host of FCPX TV. Host Cirina…
Alpesh Patel, Zmbizi, Creating a World Where Cell Phones Pay You!
Feb 17 • 45 min
Smartphones may never be the same. Alpesh H. Patel, CEO of Zmbisi, is an award-winning global entrepreneur with yet another ground-breaking idea. Cirina Catania, the host of OWC RADiO talks to this very special guest about his new product and shares his…
Oliver Peters, Editor/Colorist/Filmmaker
Feb 10 • 55 min
Oliver Peters is a successful independent editor/colorist and workflow consultant. He talks with OWC RADiO host, Cirina Catania, about his five decades working in broadcast production and post, and offers a wealth of important tips for media producers at…
Michael Williams, the “Godfather of Comedy” Talks About the Beginnings of Black Stand Up in America
Feb 1 • 40 min
Cirina Catania, the host of OWC RADiO, talks with Michael Williams, the Godfather of Comedy! If laughter is the best medicine, the doctor is in! Imagine living in LA in 1985 and being an African-American fan of stand up comedy but having nowhere to go to…
Neill Barham, CEO, FiLMiC Pro, Taking Mobile Filmmaking to an Incomparable Professional Level
Jan 25 • 42 min
Cirina Catania, OWC RADiO host, talks with Neill Barham, CEO, and the guiding vision behind FiLMiC Inc. and the primary architect behind FiLMiC Pro. With the advent of the iPhone 4 and it’s ability to shoot high definition video, Neill saw a vision of the…
Special Report: Jonathan Handel, Esq., on the Impact of AB5
Jan 21 • 64 min
OWC Radio Host, Cirina Catania tackles California’s employment issues head on in an in-depth interview with entertainment and tech lawyer Jonathan Handel, of counsel with the law firm of TroyGould and a contributing editor at The Hollywood Reporter.…
OWC’s Founder, Larry O’Connor, Enthusiastic About Their Latest Gear at CES
Jan 18 • 37 min
Host, Cirina Catania, catches up OWC’s owner, Larry O’Connor, at CES 2020. The resulting conversation will come at you fast and furious. Whether you’re an advanced home user or you manage a high-end studio, this podcast gives you an essential overview of…
Matt Bach, Puget Systems, How to Build an Awesome PC
Jan 5 • 54 min
Puget Systems is based in Seattle and specializes in building high quality, custom-built desktops, workstations, and servers. OWC Radio Host, Cirina Catania, talks to Matt Bach, Senior Labs Technician, for an in-depth conversation about the latest trends…
Joshua Meyers (“The Pursuit”) Geeking Out On Long-Form Doc Workflow
Dec 28, 2019 • 54 min
OWC Radio Host, Cirina Catania talks workflow and story for the Netflix original feature documentary, “The Pursuit,” with Josh Meyers, the head of post-production and co-founder of Emergent Order. Founded in 2011, Emergent Order is an independent studio…
Kevin Bourke of Bourke PR, Publicity Overview for the Ever-Changing Media Landscape
Dec 20, 2019 • 55 min
Kevin Bourke is the founder and principal of BourkePR, a PR and communications consultancy. He specializes in the media/entertainment, production, post-production and music tech space. Kevin talks with OWC RADiO host, Cirina Catania, about the lessons…
Kirstie Tostevin – FXhome, HitFilm and Star Wars SFX secrets
Dec 14, 2019 • 32 min
“Come and Learn the True Power of the Dark Side!” “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” launches December 20th and FXhome has a lead on SFX secrets! Head of Marketing, Kirstie Tostevin, talks to OWC Host, Cirina Catania, about the company’s new updates to…
Vortex, Part 2 – MESMERICA 360: A Visual Music Journey
Dec 7, 2019 • 44 min
Ed Lantz , Mark Laisure and Kate McCallum from the team at Vortex Immersion Media join Cirina Catania, OWC RADiO host, go under the hood about Vortex Immersion Media ‘s next-generation immersive entertainment journeys with a focus on a deeper, more…
Vortex, Part 1 – the Future of Immersive Experience
Nov 30, 2019 • 22 min
Ed Lantz and Mark Laisure, from the team at Vortex Immersion Media join Cirina Catania, OWC RADiO host, and share their experiences about working with Dr. Jancy McPhee (see last week’s show), and Larry O’Connor of OWC, to help bring the Humans in Space…
Jancy McPhee – Ph.D, the SciArt Exchange and Humans in Space
Nov 23, 2019 • 35 min
OWC was a proud sponsor of the recent “Humans in Space Art Competition,” held in Los Angeles, California. OWC RADiO host, Cirina Catania, interviews Dr. Jancy McPhee creator of the international Humans in Space Art Program which encourages people of all…
Patrick Southern – Workflow Architect at Frame.io & Emmy-Winning Editor
Nov 16, 2019 • 44 min
Patrick Southern is a Workflow Architect at Frame.io and Editor on the upcoming feature film ‘Faith Based’, starring Jason Alexander, Lance Reddick, Margaret Cho, and David Koechner. Patrick moved to Los Angeles from Oklahoma in 2012 to pursue his…
Tim Standing – SoftRAID, Storage, and Pizza
Nov 9, 2019 • 53 min
Tim Standing, VP Software Engineering at OWC, understands every creative’s nightmare. Disaster strikes and you lose a massive amount of your precious work. It could be fire, flood, ransomware, or even something as common as a failed drive. SoftRAID warns…
Marco Missinato – Composer, Musician, Messenger of Peace
Nov 2, 2019 • 55 min
Marco Missinato is an artist, a music composer, a photographer, but mostly he’s a messenger of peace. “Following our most joyful imagination by taking action is the key to the manifestation of the highest expression of ourselves in the physical…
Maxim Jago – Filmmaker, Futurist, Adobe Trainer
Oct 26, 2019 • 39 min
Maxim Jago is a filmmaker, futurist, an Adobe Master Trainer, author and motivational speaker. His focus is on the creative act, and what it means to be human. Maxim talks with OWC Host, Cirina Catania, about the challenges of making and financing films,…
Josh Sularski – Creating Amazing Audio
Oct 19, 2019
Josh Sularski loves audio. He builds custom microphones in his spare time, when not working on audio for clients such as Wisteria. We talked with him from his new studio in XXX. Josh, it’s all your fault! We want to learn how to build microphones now!…
Ed Newman – Writer, Tells All
Oct 12, 2019 • 57 min
Author, blogger, journalist, artist, Ed Newman has interviewed some of our favorite celebrities, including Kurt Vonnegut, Jonathan Winters, Buddy Holly, mass protests in the ’70s, and more! These are stories you have never heard before. And they are…
John Aldrich – Behind the scenes with “The River and The Wall”
Oct 5, 2019 • 50 min
John Aldrich’s latest film I’ve done is, The River and the Wall, a doc he edited and helped shoot. It tells the story of five friends who descend the Rio Grande on bicycles, horseback, and canoe examining issues surrounding the border wall. The film…
Thomas Michael Mulligan, Part 2 – Co-Founder, New Hope Film Festival
Sep 28, 2019 • 27 min
Thomas Michael Mulligan is a successful actor and producer. His recent film, “The Witching Hour,” won Best Period Short at Silver Docs!
Thomas Michael Mulligan, Part 1 – Actor and Producer
Sep 21, 2019 • 30 min
Thom Michael Mulligan is a successful actor and producer. His latest short film, “The Witching Hour,” recently won Best Period Short at Silver Docs!
John Heino – Rockin’ Music and Photography in Duluth, Minnesota
Sep 14, 2019 • 70 min
John Heino, left a high-paying job as CEO of a successful company to pursue his love of photography and perform with rock groups like the Centerville All-Stars. Decades later, he travels the world creating popular HDR photographic images, and still writes…
Patty Mester – Publishing Your Film with PBS
Aug 31, 2019 • 32 min
An Enlighting Interview with WDSE-WRPT’s Patty Mester (Duluth, Minnesota, August 24, 2019) Want to publish your film on PBS? Patty Mester is President and General Manager of WDSE-WRPT in Duluth, Minnesota. This PBS affiliate is one of the top ten in the…
Scott McLeslie – Drones and DIT
Aug 17, 2019 • 50 min
“I shoot movies, brew beer, and ride my bike.” Scott McLeslie, DIT, drone operator and cinematographer talks with host Cirina Catania about his recent work with Village Studios on some pretty awesome projects with major stars and a great team. He has some…
Lij Shaw – Grammy Awarded Recording Engineer
Aug 3, 2019 • 67 min
Lij Shaw speaks with OWC RADiO producer and host, Cirina Catania. He shares a bit about his Grammy awarded recording studio, The Toy Box Studio in Nashville. And if that isn’t enough, we also get a chance to hear about his yearly adventures with Hay Bale…
Dan Kneece – Renowned Cinematographer
Jul 20, 2019 • 74 min
Cinematographer Dan Kneece has worked with some of the world’s most iconic directors, including David Lynch, Wes Craven, Quentin Tarantino, and Joel Schumacher. But did you know that he was an award-winning musician, that he comes from a very small town…
Aubrey Mozino – Smart, Talented & Charismatic​
Jul 13, 2019
Aubrey Mozino describes herself as a “tornado in a linen closet.” This intelligent, weirdly wacky actress has comedic timing and a big brain which comes in handy when dealing with her position at SAG. She talks with host Cirina Catania about her career,…
Peter Hamilton – Distributing Your films
Jun 29, 2019 • 30 min
Peter Hamilton and Host Cirina Catania discuss the current state of VOD and SVOD distribution for producers who want to sell to Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, PBS, and other outlets. Peter is a veteran business development consultant played a key role in the…
Larry O’Connor of OWC Talks Tech
Jun 22, 2019 • 44 min
Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO of OWC (Other World Computing) talks tech with Host Cirina Catania—covering Tim Cook’s address to the graduating class at Stanford, his thoughts on “giving back,” the new expandable MacPro, eGPU’s and Helios, Envoy 3 SSD’s,…
Chris Fenwick on Editing, Woodworking and StarWars
Jun 8, 2019 • 54 min
Star Wars fan, techie, successful editor and maker of sawdust, Chris Fenwick, has some great advice for those who wish to get into the “biz.” This one time record-holder for the fastest Rubik Cube solution was raised by a fine-artist mother and engineer…
Jim Tierney, CEO of Digital Anarchy
May 20, 2019 • 20 min
Jim Tierney, CEO of Digital Anarchy, and Host Cirina Catania, talk about his long history with Burning Man and share information on his company’s plugins for motion graphics, After Effects, animation and video editing.
Philip Hodgetts, Co-Founder Intelligent Assistance Software and Lumberjack System
May 13, 2019 • 26 min
Join host Cirina Catania as she interviews Philip Hodgetts, Co-Founder Intelligent Assistance Software and Lumberjack System as they discuss where Lumberjack come from and how it helps producers save time on non-scripted workflows, and so much more.
Mads Larsen Nielsen and Ryan Velin of Metronome Productions
May 13, 2019 • 29 min
Join host Cirina Catania as she interviews Mads Larsen Nielsen and Ryan Velin of Metronome, the biggest production company in Denmark as they discuss shrinking budgets, large expectations, and the production process they use to hit their schedule.
Shailendra Sinha, Intel
May 3, 2019 • 16 min
Join host Cirina Catania as she interviews Shailendra Sinha, Sr. Business Development Manager, Intel as they discuss Thunderbolt technology, its history, how it works, and Thunderbolt’s amazing capabilities.
Uwe Martin
Apr 30, 2019 • 42 min
Uwe Martin, calls what he does, “slow journalism.” OWC RADiO host, Cirina Catania, calls it great journalism. Uhwe travels the world documenting, via photographs, video and multi-media exhibits, our water crisis, the land rush, the challenges of…
Beeple, Mike Winkleman
Apr 30, 2019 • 21 min
Beeple’s, aka Mike Winkleman’s “Everyday” creations, launched every single day without fail for the last 12 years, inspire us and bring our creative genes to their knees. He talks candidly at NAB 2019 with Host Cirina Catania, and gives us an interesting,…
Jon Bach, Puget Systems
Apr 24, 2019 • 20 min
Once upon a time, a young boy started playing with computers in his basement…in 2019, Jon Bach, now CEO of Puget Systems, runs a company building custom systems for on-set DIT’s and content creators. Host Cirina Catania dives into the corporate culture…
Chris Vanderschaaf, Cinematographer
Apr 24, 2019 • 25 min
Chris Vanderschaaf, Phantom High Speed Cinematographer, may have the world’s most awesome job! He smashes, drops and slices really neat stuff at 1,000 frames per second and gets paid for it. Host Cirina Catania, loves that!
Andy Cochrane, Sprinbok Entertainment
Apr 24, 2019 • 27 min
Get out the tissues, Immersive Content Creator, Andy Cochrane, of Sprinbok Entertainment talks with host Cirina Catania about the first in a series of mixed media films about cancer survivors. “The 100%” premieres at Tribeca the week of April 22nd as part…
NAB 2019 – Larry O’Connor, Founder, OWC
Apr 11, 2019 • 26 min
Join host Cirina Catania as she interviews Larry O’Connor the Founder and CEO of OWC as they discuss NAB, the Extreme Tech Challenge, life changing tech, future tech, and how sustainability is part of OWC’s core.
NAB 2019 – Michael Kammes, BeBop
Apr 11, 2019 • 17 min
Join host Cirina Catania as she interviews Michael Kammes the Director of Business Development at BeBop Technology as they discuss why he wanted to work at a startup and how BeBop wants to change how media creation can change to use cloud computing vs…
NAB 2019 – Filmmaker, Ryan Connolly
Apr 11, 2019 • 21 min
Join host Cirina Catania as she interviews Filmmaker, Ryan Connolly as they discuss NAB, his Film Riot web show, when he realized he was creative, Filmmaking, the kind of films he makes, lessons from low resource short films and high resource productions,…
Paul Babb, Maxon Computer
Apr 10, 2019 • 23 min
Join host Cirina Catania as she interviews Paul Babb, Head of Worldwide Marketing and COO for the Americas for Maxon Computer as they discuss at what age he figured out he was creative, Cinema 4D, getting tools into the hands of artists, motion graphics,…
NAB 2019 – Terri Morgan, LumaTouch & Henny Tha Bizness
Apr 10, 2019 • 26 min
Join host Cirina Catania as she interviews Terri Morgan from LumaTouch along with Grammy Award Winning Music Producer, Youtuber, and Gadget Guru Henny Tha Bizness as they discuss how they got started, editing videos and music on iPad, iOS workflows and…
Barton Damer, Founder, Already Been Chewed
Apr 10, 2019 • 26 min
Join host Cirina Catania as she interviews Barton Damer the Founder of Already Been Chewed, as they discuss how an injury freshman year changed his direction, how they approach new clients needs, their workflow, and so much more.
NAB 2019 – Florian Wagner, African Waters 360
Apr 10, 2019 • 26 min
Join host Cirina Catania as she interviews Florian Wagner from the African Waters 360 project as they discuss the project, book, documentary, challenges they had to overcome including Malaria, what drives them to tell this story, and so much more.
NAB 2019 – Joshua Davies & Javert Valbarr, FXhome
Apr 10, 2019 • 19 min
Join host Cirina Catania as she interviews Joshua Davies & Javert Valbarr from FXhome as they discuss HITFILM PRO VFX studio, how they make and teach VFX and make it approachable for people to learn, how they got started and so much more.
NAB 2019 – Jen Soulé, President, OWC
Apr 10, 2019 • 25 min
Join host Cirina Catania as she interviews Jen Soulé, President of OWC as they discuss the African Waters 360 Project, how OWC is expanding internationally, the focus on great support and quality gear, SoftRAID for Windows, what’s new at OWC, and so much…
An Interview with Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO of Other world Computing
Apr 5, 2019 • 29 min
An interview with Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO