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.
Vote for new forum name by Herb Sevush 5 months ago This forum's name will soon be changed. I'm proposing that all who are interested vote for the best possible name. I do not want any discussion or persuading in this thread, simply list the name you p
Re: Vote for new forum name by David Lawrence 5 months ago Bob Zelin "I feel that it is important that the Lindeboom's understand that they own a world class, high class "restaurant" or "book store". What they DON'T know is that in the basement, there is an
Hackintosh by Oliver Peters 7 months ago Michael Kammes' Mackintosh build: https: www.youtube.com watch v=pxgctR1iuGI - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Hackintosh by Shane Ross 7 months ago Bill...that's good. That's great that Apple has made hardware that's perfect for you, and a LOT of it's users. No, I am genuinely happy that iMacs and Laptops work for most people. I myself got by wit
Re: The shape of employment ads to come? by Bob Zelin 7 months ago In Alex4D's "job post" - How certain are you that you would be able to place the complete multicam into a new project, decide on the best angles, add GVs when needed, do a basic grade, add a limiter t
Apple to ditch Intel? by David Mathis 10 months ago Just saw this on Facebook: https: www.reuters.com article us-apple-mac-intel apple-plans-to-replace-intel-chips-in-macs-with-its-own-bloomberg-idUSKCN1H91N5 Questions that come to mind: 1. What does t
Re: Apple to ditch Intel? by Bob Zelin 10 months ago this is my opinion, and of course, I am looking to "start trouble". Way back when, when Apple first purchased Final Cut from Macromedia, the "concept was to plug in a Firewire 400 cable into your DV c
Re: MAC Pro release Date by Bob Zelin 10 months ago sometimes I get SO ANGRY reading comments from Steve Connor and Bill Davis (even though they are nice guys). It seems that NO MATTER WHAT Apple does - it's ok - it's all Apple, just go along with it.
Re: Because Avid is sooooo hard by Mark Smith 12 months ago Yep . I didn t do animation on EIAJ decks but I definitely went through the school of makin 5 edits attempts to get one clean edit in the right place..
FCP X 10.4 Released. by Bill Davis 1 year ago As previewed at the Creative Summit - the new release of FCP X - 10.4 dropped today. Does NOT require High Sierra as some had surmised. Have fun today! Creator of XinTwo - http: www.xintwo.com The sho
360-degree video by Oliver Peters 1 year ago Is there really much of a market in the general, entertainment world for posted (not live) 360-degree video I know it has value for scientific, educational, cat videos on YouTube, etc. But is the comm
Re: 360-degree video by David Lawrence 1 year ago Speaking of 360 video, does Safari under High Sierra finally support it I'm not ready to upgrade but under 10.12.6 Sierra, Safari and 360 are still a fail. Did they fix that yet ______________________
Every Frame a Painting by Oliver Peters 1 year ago Post mortem thoughts - good insights. You'll need to get there through Alex's link, since the Medium URL uses symbols that mess up the COW's linking. http: alex4d.com notes item 28-videos-53m-views-ti
Re: Every Frame a Painting by David Lawrence 1 year ago Every Frame a Painting is at the top of my list of must sees for anyone interested in the language of cinema. I'll miss new essays but am glad for the rich library Tony and Taylor have left us. Great
Adobe watching your every move... (sort of) by Nick Meyers 1 year ago turns out Adobe, among other web-sites, uses mouse and keystroke tracking software to record your activity. the up-side is they can analyse user patterns to improve workability of their site the downs
CineForm goes open source by Walter Soyka 1 year ago The CineForm SDK is now open source. The industry now has a high-quality, compressed mezzanine format that is also open! https: gopro.com news gopro-open-sources-the-cineform-codec http: cineform.blog
Re: CineForm goes open source by David Lawrence 1 year ago This is fantastic news. Besides being a great cross-platform codec with outstanding image quality, CineForm has a unique "Active Metadata" architecture that enables some very efficient and flexible wo
Re: Apple's official FCP7 EOL by David Lawrence 1 year ago Andy Field "Apple - come on - just make a widget that opens FCP7 Project and creates a universal XML - can't be that hard -- Premiere Opens them without any translation" I doubt Apple will make this
Vertical Video: Just say No! by Ned Miller 2 years ago ADMIN NOTE: This thread began in Creative COW's Business & Marketing forum, but since this topic also cuts across shooting, editing, and distribution, we thought it'd be fun to open the discussion up
Re: Vertical Video: LOVING IT by David Lawrence 2 years ago Vertical video Horizontal video Bah! So yesterday. CIRCULAR video is the new black! https: www.spectacles.com _______________________ David Lawrence art media design research linkedIn: http: lnkd.in C
this is a test by David Lawrence 4 years ago I want to link to YouTube without embedding. Will this work https: goo.gl lgm1sZ https: www.youtube.com watch v=gxpQ0vnOVNE https: goo.gl KWkykH https: vimeo.com 4398241 _______________________ David
what about animated .gifs? by David Lawrence 4 years ago _______________________ David Lawrence art media design research propaganda.com publicmattersgroup.com http: lnkd.in Cfz92F facebook.com dlawrence twitter.com dhl vimeo.com dlawrence albums
Testing...testing... is this thing on??? by David Lawrence 4 years ago This is a test. This is only a test. I like this video: Sesame Street vs Beastie Boys - Sure Shot mashup (whole song) from Chester Fielder on Vimeo. _______________________ David Lawrence art media de
Output 5.1 clip without stereo mix down? by David Lawrence 6 years 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 6 years 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 6 years 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 6 years 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
Re: Event/Project bloat curtailed? by David Lawrence 7 years 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 7 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 7 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
Lost my work, arrrrrrrggggghhhh. by Mark Morache 7 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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