Friday, March 2, 2007
Sundance is one of the premiere independent film festivals in the world. Its founder, Robert Redford has created one of the most successful organizations for aspiring filmmakers looking for awareness of their projects and hands on support from proven professionals.
Friday, February 9, 2007
The award of the ZEN Patent in August 2005 was an important milestone in our research and development efforts, particularly for personal digital entertainment products. It recognized our early innovation and development efforts in portable media players. The ZEN Patent was awarded to Creative for our invention of the user interface for portable media players, including many of the Creative ZEN and earlier NOMAD® Jukebox MP3 players, and found in some competing players, such as the Apple® iPod® products, and certain cell phones with music functions. The ZEN Patent covers the user interface that enables users of portable media players to efficiently and intuitively navigate among and select tracks on players which store large numbers of songs.
--Excerpt taken from the 2006 Annual Report located at http://www.creative.com/corporate/investor/reports.asp
Over the years, I have remained loyal to the Creative sound products because they have performed nicely and always receive solid reviews. I've never had a problem with any product selected from their lineup. Also, the designs are usually contemporary, but not too far out, just hip enough. The name of the company is symbolic and one of the first to brand with the multimedia PC community. I feel about them as folks do about the Saturn product line.
Friday, February 2, 2007
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
As we continue our work on the documentary, Driving the Magic: The Carl Jackson Story, we learn that one of the most powerful images of Mr. Jackson's life happened at the 1995 Masters golf tournament. The embrace of golf legend, Ben Crenshaw by his longtime caddy, Carl Jackson triggered hundreds of international sports stories. I cannot post the image on this blog, but you can do a search online for Carl Jackson and golf and find it with no problem.
I love the sleek, welcoming design of my Apple 30" Cinema display. It is where I spend most of my time these days editing video on Final Cut Pro. Apple has done an outstanding job with emotional design. The Apple systems have distinctive designs and the workflow of the operating system is an art unto itself.