CLARENCE GREGORY “AUSTIN” BURBRIDGE

CLARENCE GREGORY “AUSTIN” BURBRIDGE

Austin Burbridge is a creative at Media Arts Lab, the worldwide, creative agency dedicated to Apple

He is an editorial consultant to Emerson Collective, the eleemosynary change organization founded by Laurene Powell Jobs.

He publishes Big Party Last Night—Media the Morning After: An Inventory of Effects.

He lives in Southern California, in the City of the Fallen Angels

SOCIAL

LINKEDIN
linkedin.com/in/burbridge

TWITTER@burbridge 

GOODREADS
goodreads.com/burbridge

INSTAGRAM
@
acgburbridge

CONTACT

EMAIL
[email protected] 

TEXT+1 (310) 303-4366

VOICE+1 (310) 303-4366

VIBER+13103034366

SKYPEcinemaminima


Austin Burbridge is a creative at Media Arts Lab, the worldwide, creative agency dedicated to Apple

He is an editorial consultant to Emerson Collective, the eleemosynary change organization founded by Laurene Powell Jobs.

He publishes Big Party Last Night—Media the Morning After: An Inventory of Effects.

He lives in Southern California, in the City of the Fallen Angels

SOCIAL MEDIA 

LINKEDINlinkedin.com/in/burbridge

TWITTER@burbridge 

GOODREADSgoodreads.com/burbridge

INSTAGRAM@acgburbridge

CONTACT 

EMAIL[email protected] 

TEXT+1 (310) 303-4366

VOICE+1 (310) 303-4366

VIBER+13103034366

SKYPEcinemaminima


PROFESSIONAL

Professional bio. This is a summary of Austin Bur­brid­ge’s work as an editor, and as a journalist; and his careers in technology, and business.  

EDITORIAL

Advertising. Austin Bur­brid­ge is copy chief at Media Arts Lab, the worldwide, cre­a­tive agency dedicated to Apple. He is a member of the creative department. 

Nonprofit. He is an editorial consultant to Emerson Col­lec­tive, the eleemosynary change organization founded by Laurene Powell Jobs.

JOURNALISM

Big Party Last Night. Austin publishes Big Party Last Night—Media the Morning After: An Inventory of Effects.

Cinema Minima. As executive editor of Cinema Min­i­ma—an international news service for movie makers which he founded in 1997 and which was published until 2015—Austin supervised thirty correspondents, covering film markets and film festivals in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe.

The number of daily visitors to Cinema Minima’s website sur­passed those of Variety and Indie­Wire in 2004–2005, according to competitive analysis by Amazon Alexa.

Podcast. Cinema Minima published the first podcast for movie makers in 2005. It was pro­duc­ed by Austin Bur­brid­ge, and hosted by Austin and by film critic André Soares of the Alternative Film Guide.

Mobile App. Cinema Minima launched the first film­maker-news app for iPhone in 2007. 

Education and Outreach. In 2007, Austin started Cinema Minima’s education initiative, “Sus­tain­able Cinema”; and its outreach program, “Far From Hol­ly­wood,” a season of mixers for filmmakers, in Paris, France, and in Mumbai, India.

TECHNOLOGY

Sales Automation. In the 1980s and 1990s Austin developed Macintosh busi­ness-auto­ma­tion applications for pro­fession­al offices and small businesses. Working with an Apple marketing ex­ecu­tive at the Apple Houston Market Center, he gave presentations on Macintosh as a sales-automation tool. He accompanied Apple dealer representatives on sales calls to businesses, both as a technical adviser, and as a coach on the special re­quire­ments of selling to businesses. He consulted with Apple’s business customers as a mem­ber of its Apple Con­sultant Relations program. 

Business Automation. Austin automated the sales, accounting, and electronic prepress operations of several small businesses, using Macintosh computers connected by AppleTalk. He trained the staff to use off-the-shelf productivity applications. He developed custom applications to improve operations reporting and inventory management. 

iOS. Although he continues to work as a full-time editorial consultant, Austin has developed iOS applications, including, for Cinema Minima, the first iPhone app for movie makers; and, recently, a few, prototype apps for business applications.

Macintosh. In the 1990s, he developed business software applications for businesses that relied upon networks of Macintosh computers.

Networks. He managed an international network of Macintosh computers for Wellstream Corporation from 1990 to 1991. AppleTalk local-area networks in Wellstream offices in Asia, the Americas, and Europe were connected in a wide-area network. 


BUSINESS

Stewardship. As chief executive officer of a closely held manufacturer of industrial marking equipment from 1982 to 1992, Austin shepherded the business (and its score of employees) out of the Texas oil industry’s devastating 1982–1987 recession. Throughout a catastrophic business environment—which bankrupted most of the firm’s customers—he made five hundred successive payrolls. It is the accomplishment of which he is most proud.

Marketing. He executed a national marketing plan which acquired new customers in diverse industries unrelated to the oil business, which restored the company to profitability. 

BACKGROUND

Schools. Austin was educated at St. John’s School (college preparatory), Rice University Media Center (film production), Brown University (art, and semiotics), and the University of Chicago (art history).

Natural languages. He is a native speaker of American English. He speaks metropolitan French.

Home. A native Texan, Austin lives in Southern California, by the beach.



EDITORIAL

Advertising. Austin Burbridge is copy chief at Media Arts Lab, the worldwide, creative agency dedicated to Apple. He is a member of the creative department. 

Nonprofit. He is an editorial consultant to Emerson Collective, the eleemosynary change organization founded by Laurene Powell Jobs.

JOURNALISM

BIG PARTY LAST NIGHT. Austin publishes Big Party Last Night—Media the Morning After: An Inventory of Effects.

CINEMA MINIMA. As executive editor of Cinema Minima—an international news service for movie makers which he founded in 1997, and which was published until 2015—Austin supervised thirty correspondents, covering film markets and film festivals in Africa, the Americas, and Asia.

The number of daily visitors to Cinema Minima’s website surpassed those of Variety and IndieWire in 2004–2005, according to contemporary, competitive analysis by Amazon Alexa.

PODCAST. Cinema Minima published the first podcast for movie makers in 2005. It was produced by Austin Burbridge, and hosted by Austin and film critic André Soares of the Alternative Film Guide.

MOBILE APP. Cinema Minima launched the first filmmaker-news app for iPhone in 2007. 

Education and Outreach. In 2007, Austin started Cinema Minima’s education initiative, “Sustainable Cinema”; and its outreach program, “Far From Hollywood,” a season of mixers for filmmakers, in Paris, France, and in Mumbai, India.

TECHNOLOGY

SALES AUTOMATION. In the 1980s and 1990s Austin developed Macintosh business-auto­ma­tion applications for pro­fession­al offices and small businesses. Working with an Apple marketing executive at the Apple Houston Market Center, he gave presentations on Macintosh as a sales-automation tool. He accompanied Apple dealer representatives on sales calls to businesses, both as a technical adviser, and as a coach on the special requirements of selling to businesses. He consulted with Apple’s business customers as a member of its Apple Consultant Relations program. 

iOS. Although he continues to work as a full-time editorial consultant, Austin has developed iOS applications, including, for Cinema Minima, the first iPhone app for movie makers; and, recently, a few, prototype apps for business applications.

Macintosh. He developed business software applications for businesses that relied upon networks of Macintosh computers in the 1990s.

NETWORKS. He managed an international network of Macintosh computers for Wellstream Corporation from 1990 to 1991. AppleTalk local-area networks in Wellstream offices in Asia, the Americas, and Europe were connected in a wide-area network. 

BUSINESS AUTOMATION. Austin automated the sales, accounting, and electronic prepress operations of several small businesses, using Macintosh computers connected by AppleTalk. He trained staffers to use off-the-shelf productivity applications. He developed custom applications to improve operations reporting and inventory management. 

BUSINESS

STEWARDSHIP. As chief executive officer of a closely held manufacturer of industrial marking equipment from 1982 to 1992, Austin shepherded the business (and its score of employees) out of the Texas oil industry’s devastating 1982–1987 recession. Throughout a catastrophic business environment—which bankrupted most of the firm’s customers—he made five hundred successive payrolls. It is the accomplishment of which he is most proud.

MARKETING. He executed a national marketing plan which acquired new customers in diverse industries unrelated to the oil business, which restored the company to profitability. 

BACKGROUND

SCHOOLS. Austin was educated at St. John’s School (college preparatory), Rice University Media Center (film production), Brown University (art, and semiotics), and the University of Chicago (art history).

LANGUAGES. He is a native speaker of American English. He speaks metropolitan French.

HOME. A native Texan, Austin lives in Southern California.

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