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Acknowledgments

Acknowledgments

A team of dedicated professionals labored diligently to bring you this book. The authors particularly want to thank Marjorie Baer, Executive Acquisitions and Development Editor, Peachpit Press, for holding a vision of what digital video can mean to the real world; Charles Koppelman, editor, for his gentle persuasion and friendly advice, and for helping us look our best in print; Maureen Forys for an impressive book design; Hilal Sala for her masterful production coordination; John Farnsworth for rendering our crude sketches as stunning illustrations; and Jay Payne for shepherding the DVD.

Grateful acknowledgment goes to our colleagues and fellow wizards who contributed content, resources, and technical advice: Craig Abaya, Director of Intensive Programs, San Francisco State University Multimedia Studies Program; Michael Alberts, Ambidextrous Productions, Inc.; Nir Averbuch, Muzikhead Productions; Bruce R. Cook, Ph.D., Professor of Cinema Studies, Los Angeles City College and CEO of New Millennium Media; Lynn Fredricks, E-On Software; Greg Huson, Secret Headquarters Editorial; Bob Jeffords, Directors Guild of America; Thomas C. Muniz, CIO, IMPART, Inc.; Robert Payne, storyboard artist; Vivek Paramesh, Comco, Inc.; Randall Peede, Advanced Systems Group; Tom Reynolds, Executive Vice President, R A Media Company; Debbie Rich, Digital Anarchy; and Steve Weiss, CAS.

Thanks to the vendors who graciously granted permission to use copyrighted material: Robert Christie, Senior PR Strategist, Professional Video Products, Sony Electronics Inc.; Paul Clatworthy, PowerProduction Software Inc.; Frank Colin, Vice President Product Development, Final Draft, Inc.; Steve Foldvari, Sony Pictures Digital Inc.; Stephen Gallagher, Publisher, Filmmaker: The Magazine of Independent Film; ; Michelle Kohler and Tonya Sorn, Shure Incorporated; Andrew Little, Red Giant Software LLC (Magic Bullet Suite); Richard Manfredi, SmartSound, Inc.; Charles Parra, President, Denecke, Inc.; Lana Posner, Producer; Taina Rodriguez, Business & Legal Affairs, RCA Records; Brian Schmidt, Product Manager, DVD Studio Pro, Apple Computer, Inc.; Claire Smith, Citizens Bank; Mike Virgintino, PR Manager, Canon U.S.A., Inc.; David N. Walton, Professional Publicity Department, JVC Professional Products Company; and Comcast Digital Media Centers—Los Angeles.

And sincere thanks for their professionalism and enthusiastic participation to our photo models and video production cast and crew: Nicholas Altman, Philip Burgers, Paul Candice, Caleb Cindano, Ric Frazier, Elizabeth Fujimaki, Richard Haase, Rebecca Hirschfeld, Ainsley Hudson, Dave Hurley, Philip J. Gallegos, John Gilmore, Andrew Gorry, Tony Jenkins, Anthony Kaufman, Jenifer Kingsley, Ren Knerr, Heather LaFace, Peter Meech, Eddie Ed O'Brien; Ann Park, Michael W. Rue, Georja Umano, Derrick Warfel, and Josh Williams. We're grateful to Lance Schmidt, Visual Marketing, for logistical support, as well as to Mark Zamel, Zamel & Associates real estate management for providing shooting locations. Special thanks to Bruce Hornsby and Deep South Entertainment for permission to use his performance of “Try Anything Once” (used courtesy of The RCA Records Label, a unit of BMG).

Heartfelt personal thanks to Georja Umano Jones for her kindness, patience, and belief. And we appreciate the support and encouragement of Matt Wagner of Waterside Productions, who brought us all together.

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