Kenneth Davis [procutsediting]
What is your specialty in multimedia?
Video Editing, Graphics, Animation, Streaming Video, DVD Authoring
Do you have a website or blog where we can see something of your work?
What has been your career path? How have you arrived to the point where you are? What did you do before?
I did various television and film work, along with different types of work at other times. It has always been my destiny to get where I am today, and that is owning my own video post production firm.
What types of clients do you have? How do they find you?
Corporate, event, academic, family and artist. They found me through my Internet advertising efforts.
How did your interest in multimedia technology begin?
When I toured a TV station in the late summer of 1991.
Please provide a brief description of the hardware and software you currently use most.
Current Mac desktops and Final Cut Studio.
What parts of your work are the ones you enjoy most and least?
I enjoy the technical and artistic work the most; dealing with paperwork and billing the least.
Technology and art - a collison of the left and right brain?
Not for me! They work in unison when forged properly and not misused.
Do you usually keep an eye on the work of your competition and analyze how they have done things?
Yes, but I realize as well that results can vary... different clients can ave varying needs. The important thing is to take care of the client in the then and now and advise of any technical issues, if they exist.
How do you learn new techniques? Manuals? Tutorials? Trial and error?
A bit of all... I am always exploring and discovering new techniques using all available information.
What new technologies are you experimenting with now?
Blu Ray and HDDVD encoding. Some say it is not possible with some software, but I beg to differ. It is fun to discover new things.
What technology or phenomenon do you believe will revolutionize the sector in the next few years?
HD and red cameras, plus improved wireless and speech technology.
Does it irk you when something new makes what you've already learned obsolete?
Not necessarily... the process and knowledge can be applied to new situations and techniques.
You spend many hours in front of screens and in dark rooms. How do you compensate for that on a personal level?
I make sure I expose myself to laughter and fun, especially when I'm working. Makes me look forward to the next day.
If you have to hire an assistant, what qualifications and qualities do you look for when making your choice?
Curiosity, an eagerness to learn and grown, along with a strong loyalty to the mission of my firm to recruit and keep lifelong clients.
What types of professionals are you used to collaborating with, sharing experiences with, or forming a team with?
Videographers, artists, professionals in other fields as well as families.
What professional publications or portals do you follow regularly?
DV Magazine, Wedding Videography Magazine, apple.com, adobe.com and much more!
What advice would you give those who want to break into this profession?
Work hard, believe in yourself and never lose ambition especially when there are days which test the mind and spirit.