David Lawrence is a designer, producer, researcher, and media artist with over 25 years of expertise in all aspects of digital and interactive media. His early work in the 1980s at Lucasfilm Ltd. includes groundbreaking research, design and productio... [more]
David Lawrence is a designer, producer, researcher, and media artist with over 25 years of expertise in all aspects of digital and interactive media. His early work in the 1980s at Lucasfilm Ltd. includes groundbreaking research, design and production on innovative projects that bootstrapped the interactive multimedia industry and led to the creation of breakthrough tools such as non-linear digital video editing. Partners included the National Geographic Society, the National Audubon Society, and Apple. Later projects include award-winning radio documentary, laserdiscs, CD-ROMs, DVDs, and a nationally acclaimed, transmedia publishing venture. He is a founding member of Stretcher, a collective of San Francisco Bay Area artists and art critics who have published the online art magazine Stretcher since 2001. He currently works as a producer, media consultant and videographer and is an associate and co-founder of Public Matters, a multidisciplinary project team with expertise in public art, education, new media, community building, capacity building, and leadership development.
SCRI: Avid Ex CEO Now Resigns As Director by Craig Seeman 3 days ago Avid Ex CEO Now Resigns As Director http: scri.com avid-ex-ceo-now-resigns-as-director Avid has reported via a Form-8K filing with the SEC that ex Chairman and CEO, Gary Greenfield has now also resign
The Cloud: An Opposing View by Michael Hendrix 1 day ago As I have been reading through this forum, I almost feel like the title should be changed to Adobe Creative Cloud: The Vent. That's okay because most do feel the need to vent instead of debate. So in
Re: The Cloud: An Opposing View by David Lawrence 21 hours ago Aindreas Gallagher "The thing is - i didn't actually need to utterly trust and neurotically understand the company before this: - I just bought the bloody software." This. ^ Excellent post, Aindreas.
It was fun while it lasted by Todd Stowe 2 days ago I teach computer graphics at the high school level. I started with a small lab of 10 computers running Photoshop 5.0 back in 1998. I now have over 20 machines with a half dozen scanners, Wacom tablets
Re: It was fun while it lasted by Dave LaRonde 1 day ago Andy Field "...so to recap - text book prices - ok - Software not." Todd Stowe "What are you smoking We don't get new textbooks every year. More like every five to ten years..." Amen to that, brother
Re: The Creative Cloud Divide by David Lawrence 2 weeks ago Walter Soyka "At some point, you have to do the work now to prepare for the future. They couldn't make awesome new CS7 CS8 CS9 releases while simultaneously developing an awesome CC in secret and unl
Output 5.1 clip without stereo mix down? by David Lawrence 3 weeks ago Hi All, A simple problem I can't figure out: I have an x254 clip with 5.1 audio. I want to simply cut out a section, then output it with everything unchanged. I'm checking "Match Sequence Settings" in
Cloud drawbacks as I see them. by Tom Daigon 2 months ago Besides technical issues that might make the necessary web connection for the monthly check by Adobe impossible (dead modem - down ISP or cable), the biggest drawback I see is this. When I purchased t
Re: Cloud drawbacks as I see them. by David Lawrence 1 month ago Tom Daigon "David, just a quick aside. It must have been quite an experience working at Lucasfilm when you did." It's not often you get told your job is "to invent the future". For me, even crazier w
Cloud question (adobe screwing us?) by Richard Cardonna 2 months ago Wil cloud users have special unique features that will not be available to CS7 production premium app owners I ask because of this: Note: With the exception of Retina display support, the new features
@Ian Liuzzi-Fedun by David Lawrence 1 year ago Well, I'm a bit out of my league here so maybe someone with deeper knowledge can chime in, But yes, that's how I understand it. I don't know where things are at with the transition to A V foundation i
Re: Event/Project bloat curtailed? by David Lawrence 1 year ago Confirmed. Just tried testing 7toX which uses compound clips to bring in FCP7 sequences. Tried adding and blading a couple sequence CCs in the primary. I kept a finder window open to the side and watc
Some FCP X Qs by Oliver Peters 2 years ago Some questions and some observations from an FCP X job yesterday. A few of these are subjective and I haven't had a chance to thoroughly test them, but I'm curious if others have seen these issues or
Re: Some FCP X Qs by David Lawrence 2 years ago Oliver Peters "Shoot! You're right. I typed in a duration of 2 and didn't actually check. Now I see that you can't make the crossfade (dissolve) shorter than 3 frames. That's what the result is even
Blog: Back into the fire. by gary adcock 2 years ago Hey, Yeah, me again. There is alot happening in the industry right now, here is an interview with MacVideo's Rick Young that I did at IBC. My thanks to Dean Cleary on Bcam and AJA for allowing us to s
Re: Blog: Back into the fire. by David Lawrence 2 years ago Aindreas Gallagher "I'm not personally saying I'm jilted, rather maybe that my girlfriend had a jeff goldblum end of the fly style transformation, he said... not at all over the top. I'm geena davis,
Lost my work, arrrrrrrggggghhhh. by Mark Morache 2 years ago 3-4 hours into an edit, my firewire cable wiggled out and my project went offline. Usually this is no problem. I re-mount the drive, restart FCX and everything is good. This time, the app didn't open.
Roles: got 'em to work. by Mark Morache 2 years ago Alright, I think I get it. Select clips -- assign role. I can use the minimize button to shrink the tracks that I've already assigned, and then assign (or re-assign) the remaining tracks. Makes sense.
Re: Roles: got 'em to work. by David Lawrence 2 years ago Craig Seeman "Import folder as keyword collections (bins) or create empty keyword collections and drop the clips in and they're keyworded. JKL and use Markers with comments as part of the marker name
My Life in FCP by Rob Tinworth 2 years ago I've been lucky to work on some great projects over the last decade with FCP. So when MC5.5 arrived in the post, I figured what better way to get back up to speed on Avid than to cut a retrospective o
Re: My Life in FCP by David Lawrence 2 years ago Jeremy Garchow "For me, I find FCPx's organization (keywords et al) to be what I always wanted it to be but I guess I'm weird." I don't think you're weird at all! All those new organizational feature
Service: David Lawrence by David Lawrence 2 years ago San Francisco California, United States Post Production Production David Lawrence Post Production Editing Multimedia Production Studio David Lawrence is a designer,
HV20 capture problems in FCP S2 by David Lawrence 6 years ago I'm new to the HV20 24p format and am having 2 capture issues with FCP studio2. One is dropped frames in log and capture. The other is that I can't hear audio I'm in log and capture mode (audio is fin
motion menu rendering question by David Lawrence 6 years ago Hello, I have a short video loop I want to use for a simple motion menu. I've pre-composited the menu buttons in FCP and have encoded a .m2v file with BitVice. I've imported the .m2v into my DVDSP pro