Digital Convergence Episode 95: Fearless Felix To The Edge Of Space!

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Chris Fenwick takes on hosting duties for today's show since my vocal chords are ripped from being sick this week. Today's filmmaking panel includes planetMitch of and Ron Dawson of We start off by taking a leap from the edge of space with “Fearless” Felix Baumgartner and his amazing 128,000 feet supersonic jump – all covered in unprecedented detail. In addition to RED cameras and Canon 5D's mounted to the cabin, there were 5 GoPro Hero cameras mounted to Felix's spacesuit for what will no doubt be some of the most amazing POV shots ever. Speaking of GoPro, planetMitch talks about the new 4K GoPro Hero3 cameras announced this morning.

Stewart Cheifet

Stewart Cheifet

We continue the discussion of shooting interviews in this episode. Chris Fenwick talks with his former boss, Stewart Cheifet, long time host and director of the Computer Chronicles show. Cheifet – who has interviewed the likes of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Larry Ellison – shares some of his interviewing tips and techniques. Ron Dawson talks about the interview from the standpoint of being a documentary filmmaker. He talks about one of current projects – Mixed in America – and how the interview turned out to be journey of discovery that took the film into unexpected places and emotions.

In today's show we announce a new giveaway. We're giving away 5 copies of the iPhone / iPad app Shot Lister. What do you have to do to get an opportunity win a copy? It's real simple – listen to this episode for the instructions.

And finally, our friends at CrumplePop is now offering a 20% off discount of all their amazing products to all our listeners. To take advantage of CrumplePop's generous offer simply use the coupon code DCP20 when you place your order on their website:

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Ron Dawson @DareDreamerMag | | Crossing the 180 Podcast

Cool Links From the Today's Show

Stewart Cheifet on the web:

The GearBox accessory cage review by planetMitch on

The RigWheels giveaway #3 on – enter before it's too late!

Ron Dawson's documentary project Mixed in America

Atlanta Cutters next meeting details

Mixed in America (Teaser) – Ron Dawson

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Supersonic Freefall – Red Bull Stratos CGI

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Socks – by Daniel Lundh

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Active Child (Official Music Video for Johnny Belinda) – by Dylan Wiehan

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Jerry & Maggie: This Is Not Photography (Trailer) – by

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The Amazing Steve Modica of Small Tree Communications Presenting at Atlanta Cutters August 22, 2012

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(cover photo credit: snap from the video)

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