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Welcome to Area 53

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Once Upon a Time, Twenty some-odd years ago, I sat at a table daydreaming about what I’d do when I grew up. This was well before I knew anything about computers. I did not have the slightest inkling what my adult life might hold, and I had no appreciable skills beyond daydreaming. I didn’t have [...]

luckydave’s New Look

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

For the record… Old luckydave: New luckydave: People who have known him for years have walked up to introduce themselves. I can’t blame them.

Musical Interlude

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Toolbox: Flip camera, Final Cut Express, ScreenFlow, Soundflower, WireTap Studio, and QLab. Music: Hey Pocky A-Way, The Meters. (Amazon, iTunes)

Announcing our BSMC Sponsorships!

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Ta da!

Students at the Broadway Sound Master Classes: put it on our tab

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

Hey students! Are you yearning to go to the Broadway Sound Master Classes, but ain’t got the coin? Well maybe now you do. Figure 53 will be sponsoring two (count ‘em: two!) full student passes to this year’s BSMC. Here’s what you’ll get 1 ticket to a Broadway show (American Idiot) on Friday May 21 [...]

Figure 53 in the Baltimore Sun

Friday, January 8th, 2010

On Wednesday the business section of the Baltimore Sun ran a great article about QLab and Figure 53. The reporter, Gus Sentementes, also posted extra notes from the interview on his blog. This includes a video of me attempting to summarize QLab in 60 seconds. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Thanks Gus! (And thanks [...]

New Year! New Website! New Products!

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Yesterday afternoon we flipped the switch on our brand new website. We hope you like it! There was one acknowledged casualty in this process, which is a mailing list that won’t currently accept incoming mail. Our hosting provider is working to get that sorted. In the meantime, check out the new stuff! Streamers is for [...]

What’s up at Figure 53? I’ll tell you.

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Gentle Readers, I feel I owe you something in the way of an update. It’s not that we’ve been out of touch, exactly. I released QLab 2 six months ago, and in that time my inbox has been graced with thousands of messages. Some days I’d get up at 6 AM, respond to emails until [...]

Please welcome Sean Dougall to Figure 53

Monday, June 1st, 2009

I’m extremely excited to announce the arrival of Sean Dougall as a full-time member of the Figure 53 team. If you have used QLab 2, you have already benefitted from Sean’s skill. He designed and built QLab’s SMPTE timecode synchronization mechanism and the entire license and authorization system. I feel extremely lucky to welcome Sean [...]

Would you wear this shirt?

Monday, December 10th, 2007

2008 is shaping up to be a big year for Figure 53. To celebrate, we asked designer Robi Mookerjee to create a shirt for us. We asked for a design to pull together themes of engineering, theatricality, and ingenuity. Something that reflected creativity and spectacular mechanisms. Something hand-crafted and full of imagination. Something that’d work [...]

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