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Ron DiCesare is the senior recording engineer at New York City's Ultra-Sound, a division of The Napoleon Group. He has over 20 years experience working on TV and radio commercials, television series, films and record albums. Throughout his career, he has worked with such musical artists as Lisa Loeb, Aaron Neville, the B-52s, Chuck Mangione and James Taylor. Ron is a member of the Recording Academy and votes in the Grammy Awards each year.
He has been writing for Post Magazine since 2007.
The Rise of Metadata, Global Namespaces and Orchestrated Workflows
Contemporary content production and visual effects are equal parts art and process. Without art, the product would be boring. Without process, there would be no product. As the complexity underpinning high-fidelity content production increases (number of assets, number of people), and as we bring together talented people from around the globe to work together, then making the process efficient, lightweight and reliable will ensure the art is the predominant artefact. Metadata, global namespaces and orchestrated workflows are the three key enablers to make the process seamless.