David E. Aldrich

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David Aldrich
Born (1963-02-08) February 8, 1963 (age 51)
New York
Residence Seattle, Washington
Nationality USA
Occupation Information Technology Management[1]

David E. Aldrich (born February 8, 1963 in New York), is an American producer, director, cinematographer, editor, and information technology professional. He is best known for his involvement in the development and promotion of new media technology, and for his work in new media production.

Aldrich is a University of Washington IT Department Manager connected with the establishment of the first formal educational podcasting service in Washington State, in October, 2005.[2] The University of Washington project was also the first fully automated podcasting system used in the educational environment.[3] The goal of automation was to reduce the technology burden for instructors.[4] Aldrich received an Undergraduate Academic Affairs Outstanding Achievement Award[5] in 2006 for his role in podcasting development[citation needed] at the University of Washington.

In April, 2007, Aldrich and his development team introduced an automated video screen capture system at the Pack Forest Conference Center, in Eatonville, Washington.[6] The system replicated the automated model of their audio podcasting system, and delivered flash video, screen capture, chapter-markers, and sound to students through a Web interface.[3]

In 2008, Aldrich began producing Peckhammer TV, a web TV documentary series about people who ride and race motorcycles.[7] Aldrich filled a void resulting from the lack of special interest motorcycle programming on Television by creating a motorsport show on the Internet.[7] Forty-two episodes of Peckhammer TV were created between January 2008 and November 2010.

In 2011, he released Randy Parsons: American Luthier, a documentary short about a Seattle guitar-maker whose client list includes Jack White, Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, and many other well-known guitarists.[8] The film premiered at the 2011 ITSA Film Festival, screening at the Historic Sonoma Opera Hall where it won an award for Best Documentary Film.[9]


  1. ^ Classroom Support Services: People, retrieved 2010-07-13 
  2. ^ Bach, Ashley (2006-04-06). "Podcasts a big hit at local colleges". Seattle Times. Retrieved 2008-10-01. 
  3. ^ a b Frey, Christine (2005-10-31). "UW's downloadable lectures have iPods playing a new tune". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved 2008-10-01. 
  4. ^ "Move over, podcasting -- screencasting's a growing trend". 2008-01-24. Retrieved 2010-07-31. 
  5. ^ "Recipients of UAA Recognition Awards, 1999-2009". University of Washington Undergraduate Academic Affairs. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  6. ^ "Automated Video Screen Capture System". University of Washington Classroom Support Services. Retrieved 2008-10-0.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. ^ a b Mehren, Tom (4 December 2008), "Peckhammer, The next generation of moto entertainment is here", Sound RIDER! (Mixed Media) 
  8. ^ David Aldrich (Producer) (28 August 2011). Randy Parsons: American Luthier (Online video clip). IMDB. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  9. ^ B.J. Hansen (5 October 2011). "ITSA Film Festival Winners". mymotherload.com. Retrieved 6 October 2011. 

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