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July 31, 2020 Podcast

Ep.8 – Remastering Charmed


Machine learning, visual analysis and object recognition are now being used to facilitate remastering old shows for streaming platforms like Netflix. Join us for a breakdown of how the re-creation of an old sitcom like Charmed happens.


Brian Drown, Chief Engineer/Director of Engineering, Keep Me Posted, a FotoKem Company

Brian Drown draws on his 22-year career in audio/visual post production in his role managing a nine member team at Keep Me Posted. His skills include workflow pipeline management, automation, on-prem cloud infrastructure servicing, remote facility collaborative offline editorial, remote storyboarding and review. He frequently speaks with Avid Connect on the topic of remote collaborative workflows with asset management integration for post production.

Drown was an early adopter and integrator of Dolby Vision and HDR10 color pipelines. He was responsible for oversight and immediate implementation of all remote solutions in response to COVID-19, allowing for a complete end-to-end post production pipeline.


Chris Hiatt, Motion Graphics Artist, Keep Me Posted, a FotoKem Company

Now a motion graphics artist at Keep Me Posted, Hiatt cut his teeth on the Chyron Infinit building credits for numerous television shows. From there, he went on to design motion graphics and titles for a variety of projects utilizing the Adobe Creative Suite and Maxon’s Cinema 4D. Hiatt versioned international film trailers for Warner Bros, built retro graphics for Halt and Catch Fire and promo packages for Disney Channel’s KC Undercover, and designed titles for El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.

Today, Hiatt is assisting the visual effects team at Keep Me Posted by building computer and cell phone interfaces, as well as designing main titles, lower thirds, and motion graphics for on-air promo.


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