Author Archives: avideolife

About avideolife

video editor & director


Nexus Productions was a small editing facility that opened circa 1977. It was historically important and yet I see next to nothing about it on the web.  In my own small way I’d like to fill that gap a little … Continue reading

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Deluxe off-line tape editing room.

Back in the days of tape editing (pre-1990 for most East Coast folks) this  was a state of the art off-line editing room. It was in a facility called Post Perfect in the (then) Daily News building on E. 42nd … Continue reading

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Early Long-form on the Avid

As Wiki would say “this article is a stub”  I want to link to background material on other sites and not clutter the main article, so this is a test. After about six months helping Avid launch Media Composer in … Continue reading

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Before the Web, It Was Public-Access

I love the way this article draws parallels between cable Public Access of the 70s & 80s with the web and YouTube, it’s true!  Featured here is artist Jaime Davidovich who I work with in the 70s.  He was a … Continue reading

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Early Video of the Talking Heads

I was a founding member of a video group – Metropolis Video – that was among the first to shoot at CBGBs (1975). We were friends & colleagues working at Manhattan Cable Public Access. What made our effort special was … Continue reading

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Editing area used by Synapse

This is where editing took place for the Synapse Visiting Artists Program.  This was the corner in the Master Control Room of the TV studio at the S. I. Newhouse School of Communications at SU.  The people at Newhouse took … Continue reading

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Synapse Visiting Artists Program brochure

In talking about the Synapse Visiting Artists Program at Syracuse University, I’m aware there is not a lot on the web about it* – so I’ll try to fill in some here.  I was involved with the program from 1974-76, … Continue reading

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