13517 Albania Way -
Austin, Texas - 78729 - United States
I LOVE Video Production!!
I have been involved in Television Production since January of 1973, when I began my career at KOSA-TV in Odessa, Texas. I've been a commercial director/editor/shooter/post-production artist during most of my career, but I've also directed newscasts, served as Production Manager, and helped build a broadcast TV station literally from the ground up.
Back when I began, videotape was still in the dinosaur age - hulking huge reel-to-reel machines that ran 2-inch wide tape. Commercials with products were done LIVE in our studios during newscasts! Weather graphics were done with plastic letters on a menu board!
How incredible the changes in technology have been!
I spent the first ten years of my career working in broadcast stations, but in 1983, I moved to Austin, Texas and began working for what became Time Warner Cable - first as Production Manager, then as the Senior Producer-Director (my preferred role). I stayed there for 24 years, but now I have decided to open my own post-production and music studio, CrewsCreative. This gives me the freedom to work on projects I find challenging and rewarding and offers the opportunity to work with my clients in a professional, but comfortable and stylish environment that promotes creativity.
I am looking forward to working with you on many different types of projects, from feature film editing/fx/music, to other long-form programs, to industrial or corporate videos, and, of course, the short-form work I have excelled at for a quarter century. I have always enjoyed the creative vehicle of the 30 second spot and how one must write and edit for that short window. It is a haiku poem compared to long-form programs or films, and requires a certain art to do well.
Whether for a short form commercial or a long form video or original music track, call me today at 512-663-9669.
|Experience||Over 34 years broadcast video experience.|
David Crews offers full commercial and long-form
video editing and post-production services,
including graphic design, motion graphics, animation,
concepting/scripting, and original music production.
Extensive experience in broadcast and cable television commercial production since 1973.
|Education||B.A. from The University of Texas Permian Basin.|
Taught television production courses at UTPB.
Specialty production training from Sony Institute.
Specialty training in Lightwave from NewTek.
And, most importantly, practical every-day training from the school of hard knocks - doing commercial production every day while learning the tools in depth by DOING the work every day.
|Speciality||I have a deep love for After Effects and have been working with that program for 15 years, since it was still COSA After Effects.|
My specialty is commercial production using video, graphics, and motion graphics.
I also specialize in original music production for video or film.
|My main edit proficiency is in Media100. I've been a Media100 editor since 1992. I'm at home with most television production equipment, whether post, studio, or location. |
CrewsCreative current hardware equipment:
Video: Sony BetaSP UVW-1800; Sony DSR-45A DVCam/DV
Audio: Mackie 1402-VL3Z Mixer; Shure SM7B microphone; dbx215 EQ; KRK near-field monitors
|CrewsCreative current software setup:|
Editing: Media100HD (my main editing protocol)
FinalCutPro [Studio2]; Premiere Pro
Graphics/Animation: After Effects; Photoshop; Lightwave; Vue6Esprit; Poser7; Motion; Color; Illustrator;
Sound/Music: LogicPro; EastWest Gold Symphony Library; Ethnoworld Library; Waveburner; Kontakt2; Soundbooth; SoundtrackPro;
Other software: DVD Studio Pro; Compressor; Dreamweaver; InDesign; Fireworks; + numerous other applications
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Submitted by David P. Crews on Oct 4, 2007
13517 Albania Way -