Michael Rubin is an editor, educator, and writer. In 1985 he joined the team that George Lucas assembled to introduce cutting-edge technology to Hollywood. Since then he has designed nonlinear editing tools, and supported feature films and television projects such The Twilight Zone and The Sheltering Sky. He has consulted for Sony and Apple on video literacy, and is the author of numerous books, including The Little Digital Video Book and Beginner's Final Cut Pro (both from Peachpit Press). He is the co-founder of Petroglyph Ceramic Lounge and is presently the director of community experiences at Netflix. His most recent publication is Droidmaker: George Lucas and the Digital Revolution. Michael lives in Santa Cruz, California, with his wife and two children.
Lisa Strong-Aufhauser is a writer, producer, cinematographer, sound recordist, and editor. She runs Strong Mountain Productions, a digital media production company specializing in nature, science, and history for museum exhibits, multimedia, DVDs, and the Web. Recent projects have included work for National Geographic's Crittercam, Yosemite National Park, and the Petersburg Marine Mammal Center. Lisa is a nationally published magazine writer and still photographer, with credits in LIFE, Earth, and California Wild, and a naturalist with many years teaching photography, natural history, and outdoor skills in Yosemite, Sequoia, and southeastern Alaska.