I've been elected to the Board of Directors of the DVD Association

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The DVD Association (DVDA) has just held its election, and I've been elected as a member of the Board of Directors. I feel very honored to be invited into such August company, led by Sonic's Jim Taylor and my old colleague Bruce Nazarian. Bruce gives a great overview of where the DVDA is going here.

It's hard to believe it's been 10+ years of DVD as a format and for me. I was a student in the first DVD authoring class in history at the Vancouver Film School in the summer of 1997, running an extremely pre-release version of Scenarist on the SGI O2. My old friend Halstead York and I also worked with Intel to build what we believe was the first ever DVD authored end-to-end DVD created on the desktop, using one of the first DVD-R for Authoring burners in the country.

It was amazing how quickly we went from scary big iron solutions to something that consumers could knock out for themselves over the weekend. And here we are again, with things going even faster in the HD era.

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History, HD, HD DVD, DVD, DVDA

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    Massif

    Sorry to lower the tone, but didn't anyone do a quick check as to what else DVDA could stand for before adopting it as the official abbreviation?

    Seriously, don't even think about searching for it.

    Other than that, congrats.

  • User profile image
    Massif

    Sorry to lower the tone, but didn't anyone do a quick check as to what else DVDA could stand for before adopting it as the official abbreviation?

    Seriously, don't even think about searching for it.

    Other than that, congrats.

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