Articles by David Biedny
: David Biedny
Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate
Confessions of a Creative Maniac: Unified Theory of Media
Convenience is more important than quality -- I've taught a couple of generations of students that understanding this basic reality is a great way to predict just about any future media trend, and in the case of NAB, it looks like the equation has not lost a molecule of relevance.
What Computer Should I Buy?
Confessions of a Creative Maniac: Keys to Getting It In
In the history of computing, including the extension to the notion of what actually falls under the guise of history - let's face it, smartphones are really just diminutive computers in a somewhat flimsy disguise - an often overlooked aspect of the entire discussion is something absolutely core to the idea of how these communications devices interface with us - the venerable keyboard.
COACM: Plug In, Tune Out
Adobe created quite a stir when it recently announced a public beta for the next major update to Photoshop. Is this the result of some very smart marketing, or perhaps an act of desperation, due to the harsh economic realities facing most creatives these days? What is the future of this critical production tool?
COACM: The Application is Dead. Long Live the App!
While tablets might seem like a bit of a gratuitous topic for media producers, the fact is that the smartphone and tablet markets have created an entirely new reality for software publishers and users, and it seems like the value proposition for application software is forever changed. What does this spell for the future of software development?
Art of the Edit
Confessions of a Creative Maniac: Of Wills and Ways
Moving forward into faster and more aggressive technology is no substitute for creative thinking. The simple fact is that we're on the bleeding edge of the sword, we're the ones pushing the whole cart forward with our demands for more speed, more performance, more everything. How much is enough?
Confessions of a Creative Maniac: Pixel Pushing with Analog Digits
The primary author of the very first book ever written about Photoshop appropriately chooses a Photoshop-related subject to hone in on for his very first column for his new editorial home - and on a platform that many COW fans might feel is little more than a media consumption device, the iPad. Take a moment to consume these thoughts, as David serves up fresh opinion about the Photoshop Touch app.