Jonathan Aroesty, President and Founder of Playback Innovations, LLC
Jonathan has over 25 years experience in television production. Throughout his career, Jon has been involved in hundreds of television shows, including annual awards shows such as The Academy Awards, The Emmy Awards and The Grammy Awards. A decade ago, Jon was instrumental in successfully changing the way video playbacks are performed for live and taped productions. He introduced the use of digital non-linear technology, by overseeing the development of specialized software programs for use in conjunction with digital playback servers. More recently, as the leader of Playback Innovations, LLC he has once again revolutionized the industry by realizing the promise of the tapeless environment within television productions. Playback Innovations, LLC is now at the forefront of this industry. Jon resides in Los Angeles with his wife Margie and their two children, Kaeley and Justin.
Russ Srole, Director of Software Development
Russ is a 35 year veteran in the businesses of film production, post-production and product design. He has designed linear and non-linear editors as well as network delay software. Russ has been involved in unique and challenging projects requiring the design of front-end software for post-production DDRs as well as sophisticated tools for syncing telecine dailies. His experience with broadcast machine control projects, including VTR's, DDR's and switchers is an invaluable resource to Playback Innovations. As Director of Software Development, Russ draws on his wealth of experience to provide Playback Innovations' clients with tools that take advantage of the latest cutting edge technologies. Russ is a graduate of the UCLA Film School and resides in California.
Jason Prasad, Operations Manager