Michael Rubin

Moderator, Author of Droidmaker: George Lucas and the Digital Revolution

Michael Rubin is an educator, author and filmmaker dedicated to empowering people with new media tools. After graduating from Brown University with a degree in neuroscience, he began his career at Lucasfilm’s Droid Works. From 1985-1994 he designed editing equipment and edited feature films and television shows in Hollywood. Since then, Rubin has lectured internationally, from Montreux to Beijing, and has published a number of texts on editing for professionals as well as consumers, including Nonlinear, The Little Digital Video Book, and Apple’s iLife ‘05. He has consulted for businesses such as Sony and Apple regarding video literacy; he is also the co-founder and CEO of Petroglyph Ceramic Lounge, a creative retail chain in the Bay Area. His latest book, DROIDMAKER: George Lucas and the Digital Revolution (Triad; Oct ‘05) explores the evolution of entertainment technologies at the Lucasfilm Computer Division.


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