Droidmaker: George Lucas and the Digital Revolution

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Triad Publishing Company, 2006 - Performing Arts - 518 pages
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The inside story of George Lucas, his intensely private company, and their work to revolutionize filmmaking. In the process, they made computer history. Discover the birth of Pixar, digital video editing, videogame avatars, high definition television, THX sound, and a host of other icons of the media age. Lucas and his friend Francis Coppola were not only central to the renaissance of independent film, but they both played pivotal roles in the universe of entertainment technologies we see everyday. Book jacket.

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Review: Droidmaker: George Lucas and the Digital Revolution

User Review  - Paul - Goodreads

Amazing, amazing book. For anyone with an interest in digital filmmaking, this book is like reading Genesis. Read full review

Review: Droidmaker: George Lucas and the Digital Revolution

User Review  - John - Goodreads

Creative people will appreciate the pathway of Lucas (and Coppola, to a lesser extent) to moviemaking, which was not a straight line or free of frustration. I was struck by the endless revisions of ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

Michael Rubin is an entrepreneur, editor, and educator dedicated to empowering people with new media tools. In 1985 he joined the team George Lucas assembled to introduce cutting-edge technology to Hollywood. Michael has designed nonlinear editing tools and supported feature films and television projects such as "The Twilight Zone" and "Sheltering Sky." In 1991 he published Nonlinear, the first book on computer editing for film and video, now in it's fourth edition. His other books include The Little Digital Video Book and Making Movies with Final Cut Express (both Peachpit Press). He is also the co-founder and CEO of Petroglyph Ceramic Lounge.

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