Mike Pace of Contour Design | Interview snippets from NAB BuZZ 2018 podcasts with Larry Jordan

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Larry Jordan: For people who haven't heard of Contour Design, how would you describe the company?

Mike Pace: We're a company that designs products with two very basic principles: productivity and comfort. We really like to have simplistic designs that have really good applications for people, especially in post-production, or really any of the creative fields out there, especially digitally.

LJ: Give me an example of the kind of products you've created?

MP: We have the shuttle. Anyone in the industry has probably seen it because we've had it for about 15 years now. If it's not broke, don't fix it, right? It's a productivity device that really goes back to the reel to reel editing days. It allows you to have your job shuttle that has timeline control and also simplifies the keyboard down to shortcuts instead of having to remember really complex things. We really think of trying to edit with a keyboard is like trying to dig a hole with a rake. It's a tool that's really just not meant for the job you're trying to do.

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About Larry Jordan/Digital Production BuZZ

Larry Jordan is a 50-year veteran of media. Throughout his career, he has edited, produced, and directed at the local and network TV levels, and he's done extensive work with corporate training videos. He started his namesake website,, in 2003 and began using his extensive industry knowledge to educate current and aspiring media professionals. He has authored nine books and thousands of how-to articles on both production and post-production.

Digital Production BuZZ is a weekly podcast that focuses on the latest trends and advancements in media technology and also shines a light on the industry's leading innovators.

To learn more about Digital Production BuZZ and Larry Jordan, head here.

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