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  • John Davidson

    June 28, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    I’m at Promax in NYC and got to meet and greet with keynote speaker Al Gore just a few minutes ago. Working up all my courage, I decided to sandbag him with complaints about Final Cut Pro X. Here’s how it went down.

    ME: “Mr. Vice President, I’m a stockholder and fan of Apple. Quite a few of us are having problems with Final Cut Pro X. It doesn’t do quite a bit of what we need to do our work. ”
    AL: “What doesn’t it do?” he asked.
    ME: “It can’t open previous projects and doesn’t lay to tape just to name a few. While I understand the need for secrecy the next time you get a chance, could you pass the word on to Apple that those of us in TV that use the Final Cut really need a roadmap or at least some official response on if and when we can expect these things to come back?”
    AL: “I’ll make sure to let them know”.
    ME: “Thank you!”

    Maybe we’ll hear something. He is an Apple board member, after all.

    John Davidson | President / Creative Director | Magic Feather Inc.

  • Aindreas Gallagher

    June 28, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    fair ball to you man.

    http://www.ogallchoir.net
    promo producer/editor.grading/motion graphics

  • Greg Burke

    June 28, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Awesome. Good to know.

    I wear many hats.
    http://www.gregburkepost.com

  • John Davidson

    June 28, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    I didn’t copy that edit that well. I was also incredibly nervous – please ignore the typos and poor sentence structure of that post :).

    John Davidson | President / Creative Director | Magic Feather Inc.

  • Alex Hawkins

    June 28, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Hey John, Did you really call him “Mr. Vice President”?

    Alex Hawkins
    Canberra, Australia

  • james carey

    June 28, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Understandable. And bravo for keeping your cool.

    Jim Carey
    Director of Video, Radical Entertainment
    linkedin: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/jcarey256
    mobygames: https://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,17212/

  • Adam McCune

    June 28, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    I admire your cojones for that one!

    I gotta say, of all the questions you could have asked him you chose the one most important to the herd/hive…thank you for that.

    Writer/Radio host/Community Media Advocate

  • Jamie Franklin

    June 28, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    I would have called him Mr *President 😀

  • Chris Conlee

    June 29, 2011 at 12:52 am

    Politics and religion… I guess I better not say what I would have called him…

    Chris

  • John Davidson

    June 29, 2011 at 5:56 am

    Lol. Yeah. He was very polite. We’re both southern boys.

    John Davidson | President / Creative Director | Magic Feather Inc.

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