Are Creative Pros Going to Have to Force-Quit Apple?

“So if Apple just becomes a place where computers are a commodity item and where the romance is gone, and where people forget that computers are the most incredible invention that man has ever invented, then I’ll feel I have lost Apple. But if I’m a million miles away and all those people still feel those things and they’re still working to make the next great personal computer, then I will feel that my genes are still in there.” ~Steve Jobs

Source: Newsweek, Sep. 29 1985

This particular blog post really should be a letter to Apple CEO, Tim Cook. And maybe when I’m done writing it, I’ll decide to send it to him.

Death of an F (or the Final-ity of a Chicago Users Group Name)

Update and clarification: None of the film editing users groups mentioned in this posting are dead. Some have simply changed their names. I received feedback on this article from concerned readers who pointed out to me that by simply looking at the headline title of this post in a web search, it could result in some confusion about …

The CHIFCPUG lecture from March 24, 2010

For many of you regular readers, some of this blog entry may not make sense. I was honored to be invited to speak at the March meeting of the Chicago Final Cut Users Group this week, hosted by one of the top Chicago Advertising Agencies, DDB. Years ago, I was one of the co-founders of …

“Confess” – Making Jillian Ann’s new music video

“Confess” by Jillian Ann from Billy Sheahan on Vimeo. I thought I’d take a little break today from opening my Christmas cards (Yes, I’m that far behind schedule!), and write a little about the music video we released yesterday. A month ago to the day, our cast and crew assembled in Chicago to begin the …