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Philip Hodgetts

Philip Hodgetts


Lumberjack System

I am an Australian American entrepreneur, with a background in educational and narrative production in Australia. After migrating to the USA, I continued to work as a training designer and writer for interactive training products for then new Final Cuto Pro 1.

I joined the DV Guys Podcast before podcasting was a thing and were one of the first podcasts listed in Apple’s directory. DV Guys led to the Digital Production BuZZ, which I enjoyed for a couple of years before selling it.

That signaled the transition to software developer, starting with the startling “First Cuts for FCP” metadata-driven automated editing. The need for metadata has driven a long term interest in “Artificial Intelligence,” along with my long term interest in anything metadata. Most of our apps are manipulating metadata in some way.

I’m currently president and co-creator of Lumberjack System and Intelligent Assistance. 

In the past I’ve written a couple of books and spoken at many conferences, most recently on Entertainment and Artificial Intelligence. I am a thought leader in the application of Artificial Intelligence to production workflows, although the “Aussie” in me would never claim that!

You can learn more about me at Linkedin, Facebook or my personal site.

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