David E. Aldrich

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David Aldrich
Born (1963-02-08) February 8, 1963 (age 54)
New York City
Residence Seattle, Washington
Nationality USA
Occupation Information Technology Management[1]
Website http://www.peckhammer.com/

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.[8] 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.[9] 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.[10] The film aired on KCTS-9's Reel NW series in 2014. It was nominated for an Emmy Award at the 2015 - 52nd Annual Emmy® Nominations in Seattle, Washington.[11]


  1. ^ Classroom Support Services: People, archived from the original on 29 August 2006, retrieved 13 July 2010 
  2. ^ Bach, Ashley (6 April 2006). "Podcasts a big hit at local colleges". Seattle Times. Archived from the original on 7 April 2006. Retrieved 1 October 2008. 
  3. ^ a b Frey, Christine (31 October 2005). "UW's downloadable lectures have iPods playing a new tune". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved 1 October 2008. 
  4. ^ "Move over, podcasting -- screencasting's a growing trend". 24 January 2008. Retrieved 31 July 2010. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Recipients of UAA Recognition Awards, 1999-2009". University of Washington Undergraduate Academic Affairs. Archived from the original on 8 October 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Automated Video Screen Capture System". University of Washington Classroom Support Services. Archived from the original on 2 January 2008. Retrieved 1 October 2008. 
  7. ^ Mehren, Tom (4 December 2008), "Peckhammer, The next generation of moto entertainment is here", Sound RIDER!, Mixed Media 
  8. ^ "Peckhammer, The next generation of moto entertainment is here". Motion Pro. 16 January 2009. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  9. ^ David Aldrich (Producer) (28 August 2011). Randy Parsons: American Luthier (Online video clip). IMDB. Retrieved 29 August 2011. [dead link]
  10. ^ B.J. Hansen (5 October 2011). "ITSA Film Festival Winners". mymotherload.com. Retrieved 6 October 2011. 
  11. ^ Northwest Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (10 April 2015). "2015 - 52nd Annual Emmy® Nominations". Retrieved 11 April 2015. 

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