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.
Subscribe to this by Rob Brandreth-Gibbs 2 days ago I believe subscription will eventually become a critical necessity for most companies creating software tools. Without subscription, businesses that have invested untold time, effort and money to buil
Re: Subscribe to this by Gabe Strong 9 hours ago With all due respect,......I feel that is a bunch of crap. Why pray tell, do they have to go to a subscription model to 'continue to innovate' I am with you on going to digital download. That frees th
A resounding NO to the question for us by T. Brown 2 days ago Apologies beforehand for my first post being of the bitter variety. The move to the Creative Cloud has been an unmitigated disaster for us so far. I run a small team of Macs in an enterprise environme
Day After Wall Street Response by Daniel McClintock 1 day ago I'll let you guys debate the merits of the story. Initial reports have Adobe signing up more than 220-thousand subscribers last quarter bringing total subscribers up to 700-thousand. Adobe profits are
Re: Day After Wall Street Response by Jim Wiseman 23 hours ago Sounds like the net income was not up. Just look at the reported insider trading. The CEO sold half of his stock the month before CC was introduced. Some faith in the product. Dump this guy. Then some
For the MP Tube rackmount skeptics... by Charlie Austin 2 days ago Booyah! http: www.macstadium.com blog new-mac-pro-hosting-and-colocation-will-be-here-soon "270 Mac Pro servers per POD in only 12 square feet of Datacenter floor space." Oh, there's a;so this tidbit.
cc and the big enterprises by Ricardo Marty 2 days ago I wonder if outfits like CNN,BBC,Hearst and other big players will embrace cc as some smaller players have . They have the cash but will they want their content potentially locked by an outside compan
Jony Ives and the next FCPX GUI by Aindreas Gallagher 1 week ago ok it hasn't got rich corinthian leather - but there is a ton of chrome in general - and drop shadows generated under every last clip you move... Interesting if the new broom seen in OSX calendar, ibo
Re: Jony Ives and the next FCPX GUI by David Lawrence 1 week ago Steve Connor "I've been using Mr Ive's iOS7 all day and I have to say I like it (apart from the icons) It might be nice if some Jony love came FCPX's way" Indeed! _______________________ David Lawren
Tracktion v4 by Dave Gage 2 weeks ago http: www.tracktion.com I'm not sure anyone here has used Tracktion or even heard it, but this is what I used before Mackie stopped support and I moved on to Logic 8,9. Evidently, they have come back
Re: Tracktion v4 by David Lawrence 2 weeks ago Dave Gage "Early on I looked closely at Logic and Pro Tools and didn't like the interface and general usability and went with Tracktion 1." Love love love Traction! Always felt it was one of the most
Avid's COW ad takes a shot at Adobe by Derek Andonian 3 weeks ago I see there's now an ad for Media Composer 7 here on the right side of the screen, with the words "Own It" prominently displayed above the price. :) ______________________________________________ "Up
Re: Avid's COW ad takes a shot at Adobe by David Lawrence 3 weeks ago Jeremy Garchow ""You have the right to use it, perpetually" just doesn't have the same ring to it." True, but from a single-user standpoint, there's essentially no difference. _______________________
Output 5.1 clip without stereo mix down? by David Lawrence 2 months 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 3 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 2 months 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