I have been involved in Television Production since January of 1973, when I began my career at KOSA-TV in Odessa, Texas. I've been a commercial director/editor/shooter/post-production artist during most of my career, but I've also directed newscasts,... [more]
I have been involved in Television Production since January of 1973, when I began my career at KOSA-TV in Odessa, Texas. I've been a commercial director/editor/shooter/post-production artist during most of my career, but I've also directed newscasts, served as Production Manager, and helped build a broadcast TV station literally from the ground up.
When I began, videotape was still in the dinosaur age - hulking huge reel-to-reel machines that ran 2-inch wide tape. Commercials with products were done LIVE in our studios during newscasts! Weather graphics were done with plastic letters on a menu board!
How incredible the changes in technology have been!
I spent the first ten years of my career working in broadcast stations, but in 1983, I moved to Austin, Texas and began working for what became Time Warner Cable - first as Production Manager, then as the Senior Producer-Director (my preferred role). I stayed there for 24 years, but now I have my own post-production and music studio, CrewsCreative. This gives me the freedom to work on projects I find challenging and rewarding.
I am looking forward to working with you on many different types of projects, from feature film editing/fx/music, to other long-form programs, to industrial or corporate videos, and, of course, the short-form work I have excelled at for over three decades.
Long HD show exports black with audio by David Crews 9 years ago I'm exporting a long corporate HD show - 1 hour 16 minutes TRT. I've tried two times overnight (aprox 6 hour renders) and both times, I end up with a QT movie that has audio but no video - just black.
Re: Long HD show exports black with audio by David Crews 9 years ago Well, after lots of process of elimination, turns out it was the fault of one still image that was corrupted in some way. The image played fine on the time line, but when M100 tried to render it, it f
Volume nodes on bus track? by David Crews 10 years ago I'm running ver. 13.0.4 (Intel) on a Mac OSX, 10.5.7. 2x3 GHz, 8 GB ram. Hopefully a simple question to answer. I was once able to place volume nodes on the bus track. Can't seem to do that now and do
Re: Volume nodes on bus track? by David Crews 10 years ago Floh, I am running 13.0.4. Apparently, I have that bug. Changing scale enabled the nodes on the timeline. Thanks! David David P. Crews CrewsCreative Post Production - Motion Graphics - Original Music
Half green screen problem in black headers by David Crews 10 years ago I'm running ver. 13.0.4 (Intel) on a Mac OSX, 10.5.7. 2x3 GHz, 8 GB ram. Before I compress my commercials for various end users, I export from my timeline as uncompressed master files with two frames
batch reacquire audio problem by Murray Ferguson 11 years ago I might be missing something here but while digitizing material I accidentally changed the audio input settings from 48,000hz to 44,100hz while playing around with another project. I then proceeded to
Re: batch reacquire audio problem by David Crews 10 years ago I'm trying to do this, too, but when selecting any clip or clips and holding OPT CMD and going into the Batch Reacquire Selected menu, absolutely nothing shows up in either of the two fields of my Bat
Freelance job websites? by David Crews 12 years ago At the suggestion of a voice talent colleague who makes some good money with sites like Voice.com and Voices123, I signed up for that, since I also do vo talent. But, it seems to me there were some fr
BetaSP deck not accepting small cassettes by David Crews 12 years ago Anyone have a clue for me about this: It is a UVW-1800. It gives an error code 21-1C1. Large shells go in fine and work fine. Small shells go part way and make noise a second, then eject, with the err