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Thank you, Steve.

I’ve been using Apple products as part of my filmmaking workflow for the past 30 years. It all began with an Apple II plus when I was 11 years old.  I wrote my first program (in Applesoft) to generate the end credits for a stop-motion sci-fi film I had just shot on Super-8.  I simply pointed my camera and the green-tinted screen, typed RUN, and filmed the pre-programmed crawl.  It looked great, and I felt like a rock-star.

In the 30 years that have passed since then, I’ve integrated countless Apple products into every aspect of my professional and personal life. Each project I’ve directed, all the music I’ve composed, and every document I’ve ever shared have all passed through an Apple II, a Mac, an iPhone or an iPad.

Apple’s products have  motivated and empowered me.  They’ve given me a lifetime of inspiration. And for that, I owe Steve Jobs a bottomless well of gratitude.



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One Response

  1. It’s an incredibly sad day! It’s inspiring to see how one person has been able to impact the world through unbridled creativity, and the willingness to dare! I’ve been using Mac ever since my Dad got his first PowerBook Duo around 1990, the only computers I have ever owned & the only ones I’ve preferred to use have always been Macs.

    Thank you Steve for being a great inspiration; few people have left such a bold mark on the world.