New York (September 1, 2011)—Beginning September 4, short “Best Of” videos from the AES DVD Oral History Project will be available by texting AES to 757575 on mobile devices.
One video per day will automatically be delivered to users’ phone via mobile video sharing platform, THWAPR, wrapping up on October 23, the last day of the AES Convention.
Penetrating, insightful, illuminating and entertaining, the on-going AES DVD Oral History Project is dedicated to preserving the genius of iconic audio pioneers in their own words. In conjunction with the upcoming 131st AES Convention set for Oct. 20 – 23rd at NY’s Javits Center, Committee Chair Jim Anderson developed a fast-paced series of YouTube clips and rousing video promo videos to highlight the series.
“With over 100 DVD interviews to choose from, deciding who to feature in this campaign was a major challenge,” Anderson says. “We ended up going with some of the best known and most colorful figures, including: Dave Hewitt, Bob Ludwig, Frank Laico, Phil Ramone, Ray Dolby and John Eargle. But, all the audio wizards featured in the DVD Oral History Project are distinguished by idiosyncratic accomplishments which have literally changed the pro-audio world.”
In addition giving Convention attendees and all pro audio enthusiasts a ‘taste’ of the DVDs, Anderson created 17 1950’s – style movie promo videos replete with period graphics. Anderson also edited fifty ‘best of’ 3-minute sample videos. Thanks to Leigh Newsome, Senior VP of Product at mobile video sharing platform, THWAPR, viewers can subscribe now to receive these exclusive 3-minute videos by texting AES to 757575 on mobile devices in the US & Canada. The promos will also be posted on YouTube and Facebook and Twitter.
“The Oral History Project represents a huge commitment to posterity,” Jim Anderson concludes. “Initiated in 1997 by long-time AES member Irv Joel, guided by Bill Wray and edited by Harry Hirsch it provides an invaluable link to the past as the audio innovators and industry leaders who built the foundation of our industry personally describe their contributions. From Les Paul to Bruce Martin, Frank Abbey, Ioan Allen and John Meyer, this rich legacy should be of huge interest to industry pros and students alike.”
Audio Engineering Society