Sonic Solutions

Sonic was an offshoot of Lucasfilm. Originally focussed on audio processing technologies for CDs, during my tenure the company was one of the leading providers of professional technology and software solutions for the home video market.

High Definition Interactivity

Product Manager. Sonic Solutions. Santa Clara CA. 2005 to 2007.

  • Worked with globally distributed team developing first professional authoring products for Blu-ray disc.
  • Drove research and analysis to identify product requirements with key customers and clients.
  • Represented company at DVD Forum and Blu-ray Disc Association standards specification working groups.
  • Presented product at major trade shows such as CES, NAB and IBC.
  • Edited and co-wrote series of white papers and specification analysis as part of Sonic’ Solutions High Definition Authoring Alliance initiative.
  • Conducted product trainings for clients in Los Angeles, London, and Tokyo

Detailed Case Study: Next Gen DVD Interactive Prototype 

Blu-Ray Professional Authoring Tools

Scenarist Blu-ray was a tool specifically designed to meet the rigorous requirements of the professional video authoring community. 

 

 

HD DVD and Blu-Ray interactivity prototypes

Screenshots from technical prototypes developed by Sonic to demonstrate interactive capabilities of new platforms.

 

 

Connected DVD

Program Director. InterActual Technologies/Sonic Solutions. San Jose, California. 2003 to 2005.

  • Technical production lead on 30+ DVD-ROM projects for top Hollywood DVD releases such as the Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban, and the Matrix Trilogy.
  • Creative direction for clients such as Warner Brothers, New Line, Paramount, Disney, Universal, and Fox.

Interactual DVD-ROM screenshots

Sampling of projects developed and produced by Interactual.