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Meet Ron Lindeboom

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Creative COW Forum Host, Magazine Writer, Web Writer, Podcast Leader, Administrator, Sales and Marketing


Ron Lindeboom
Ron Lindeboom
CreativeCOW.net
Paso Robles, California USA
Paso Robles, California USA

Ronald first pioneered web-based communities for media professionals in film and video in June 1995 and from this beginning has grown a vital international community that draws over 2 million unique visitors a month. As publisher of Creative COW Magazine and the CreativeCOW.net website, Ronald draws on his 35 year background in all facets of marketing and business development. As the forums community grew, Creative COW Magazine was launched in December of 2005, to fill a need Ronald saw in the marketplace. At the time, many competing print magazines were dying and leaving the market. Many laughed at the idea of launching a new magazine in such adverse conditions but the magazine's incredible rise and popularity was one of the reasons that FOLIO: Magazine recently named Ronald as one of its 2011 FOLIO: 40, one of the 40 most influential and trend-setting people in magazine publishing. Creative COW Magazine is the film and broadcast industry's highest circulation publication according to a recent study by VOCUS, who rates the overall circulation at 118,000 -- while the same study shows the nearest industry print competitor at 36,000 circulation. The Creative COW forums and tutorials website currently serves millions of unique visitors from around the world, with over 80% of the audience made up of working media professionals according to a University of Colorado at Colorado Springs School of Business survey and report.

Ron's LinkedIn page: http://www.linkedin.com/in/ronlindeboom

You can find Ron Lindeboom hosting in Creative COW's Test Posting Code Here, NAB Expo, COW: The Community Speaks, COW - Now Playing..., NEWS: Product News Releases, Creative COW podcasts, Podcasting, Apple iPod, Apple iPhone, Social Media, and Apple iPad Forums.

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Articles by Ron Lindeboom

Social Media
What Is It About Social Media? What Is It About Social Media?

Why our world of up-to-the-moment communication helps fill our human need for community.

Editorial
Creative COW StockYard
Welcome to the Creative COW StockYard Welcome to the Creative COW StockYard

The newest member of Creative COW is now open to serve you.

Feature
Audio Professionals
A Look at Alan Parsons Art & Science of Sound Recording A Look at Alan Parsons Art & Science of Sound Recording

If you are one of the many people working in film and broadcast that has been wanting to sharpen your skills in audio production -- or just become more aware of its principles and dynamics -- Creative COW's Ronald Lindeboom points to a series that is near to guaranteed to expand your working knowledge of audio.

Review
NAB Expo
Introducing Our Blue Ribbon Award Winners for NAB Show 2011 Introducing Our Blue Ribbon Award Winners for NAB Show 2011

NAB 2011 proved to be "the best NAB Show in years." That's what we heard from many Creative COW members as they reported from the show. We carefully reviewed their reports and bring to you your choices, the Blue Ribbon Award winners for Nab Show 2011.

Editorial
Letters to the COW Team
People of an interconnected world People of an interconnected world

Creative COW is truly a worldwide body of interconnected people that reaches around the globe. What can any of us say except that our thoughts, hopes and prayers are with the Japanese people.

Editorial
DaVinci
DaVinci, Our 3rd Most Trafficked Forum? DaVinci, Our 3rd Most Trafficked Forum?

DaVinci is our third most trafficked forum? What other surprises are in store for you at the COW? Ronald Lindeboom addresses inspiration from the great masterminds -- if one creative mind joins with another creative mind, they create an übermind, and Non-Linear Creativity.

Editorial
Business & Marketing
Recalling our First Five Years in Print Recalling our First Five Years in Print

The Power of Dreaming: Forging Visions that Work. That is the standard that we at Creative COW strive to unite under. In just five years, the COW Magazine has moved from the realms of dreams to a market leader. Read on for founder Ron Lindeboom's personal remembrances and inspiration, and what constantly keeps us at the COW motivated for further achievement -- you, our readers and members.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview, Project
Business & Marketing
If You Fail to Plan, You're Planning To Fail If You Fail to Plan, You're Planning To Fail

Read Ron Lindeboom's case study in why Creative COW's Business & Marketing forum is one of our Top 5 most visited forums.

Editorial, Business
Letters to the COW Team
Divergence in Broadcast Distribution Divergence in Broadcast Distribution

Read Ron Lindeboom's Back 40 Column from our Divergence Issue, in which he explores the rapidly changing face and pace of broadcast television programming distribution.

Editorial
Letters to the COW Team
Memo To Self -- RE: Creative COW's Blue Ribbon Awards Memo To Self -- RE: Creative COW's Blue Ribbon Awards

Who decides Creative COW Magazine's Blue Ribbon Award Winners? Here's the answer to that question.

Editorial
Letters to the COW Team
A Great Team to Introduce Our Award Winners A Great Team to Introduce Our Award Winners

The Blue Ribbon awards give a great community a chance to express its opinion.

Editorial
Demo Reels
A World of Great Music Video Contest Entries A World of Great Music Video Contest Entries

The results of the First Annual Creative COW International Music Video Competition.

Editorial
Business & Marketing
2010: The COW enters its own Year 10 2010: The COW enters its own Year 10

A few secrets of what lies ahead for the COW and its members in 2010. Read ahead for what the master of the pasture reveals about the COW's exciting new interface, new projects, and design.

Editorial
Business & Marketing
Creative COW - Year 10 Creative COW - Year 10

As we enter year 10, Creative COW Foundation is launched to award scholarships & grants to students in film & media studies. Creative COW Foundation has awarded its first check for $10,000 to the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women.

Editorial
Business & Marketing
Participating in Your Own Rescue Participating in Your Own Rescue

Your greatest tool - the one that is guaranteed to have the surety to gain you your next achievement, or to keep you from it - is there between your ears. It's in the way that you think, believe, and act.

Editorial
Windows Hardware & Software
HP Skyroom: Power & Simplicity for Remote Workgroup Tasks HP Skyroom: Power & Simplicity for Remote Workgroup Tasks

In this article, Ron Lindeboom looks at the powerful HP Skyroom technology, which allows team members to interact in high definition video with one another, as they work on projects and approvals remotely. Highly powerful, yet priced within reach of many small to medium-sized companies -- nevertheless, the system is powerful enough for even major players like Dreamworks Animation, who used the system during the making of the blockbuster 'Monsters vs Aliens.' Powerful, elegant, simple to use.

Review, Feature
DaVinci
A Letter From Grant Petty A Letter From Grant Petty

The fastest breaking news that is sure to rifle through IBC the quickest? Well, for starters, try this announcement from Blackmagic Design, who have acquired DaVinci Systems, the pioneering color system that for many years has been one of the dream systems in the marketplace. In the letter to employees below, Grant Petty discusses the acquisition with his team members.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Business & Marketing
Valuing Your Time Valuing Your Time

In this business article from The Creative COW Magazine, Ron Lindeboom takes a cowish look at the story of Jack In the Beanstalk.

Business
Business & Marketing
Free video and demo reel hosting comes to Creative COW Free video and demo reel hosting comes to Creative COW

CreativeCOW.net has added free hosting for demo reels, music videos, commercials, short films, trailers and other media files that our members want to use to promote their businesses or just show their work. We support up to 900 pixels wide, up to 100MB in size, with AAC audio encoding.

Review, Editorial, Feature, Business
Business & Marketing
Taking the Lay of the Land in 2009 Taking the Lay of the Land in 2009

In this article from Creative COW Magazine, Ron Lindeboom looks at some ideas that can help your business grow when markets are weak.

Business
Letters to the COW Team
Introducing the all new www.CreativeCowMagazine.net website Introducing the all new www.CreativeCowMagazine.net website

In this article, Ron Lindeboom, one of the co-founders of CreativeCOW.net and company architect and head of business development, says of the new magazine site interface: "I have never seen a magazine interface that makes as much sense and gives as much access to so much content, in so few steps." Those that helped test the new site while it was in development, agreed, stating that they didn't need any instructions to use it -- but we offer some here, anyway.

Editorial, Tutorial, Feature
Business & Marketing
Business: Competing With Your Ears Wide Open Business: Competing With Your Ears Wide Open

There is a secret to the kind of success that Creative COW has been experiencing over the years and in this article, COW CEO and lead architect of the COW's phenomenal growth, Ron Lindeboom, lays out the simple formula. It is a proven formula, one that is simple to follow. Use it. It works.

Editorial
Business & Marketing
The Growing Opportunity in the Market of Non-Broadcast Production The Growing Opportunity in the Market of Non-Broadcast Production

In this business advice article from The Creative COW Magazine article, Ron Lindeboom discusses how to take advantage of the growing market of non-broadcast production and how you can jump into new niche video production markets.

Feature, Business
AVID
Avid rolls out lower-priced Media Composer Avid rolls out lower-priced Media Composer

When most people think of Avid, low cost is not a term likely to be used in connection with the venerable leader in broadcast and film editing systems. But with today's announcements, Avid has both increased their lead in the education sector and has radically dropped the price of its flagship Media Composer software. In this article, Creative COW's Ron Lindeboom explores why we find this great news for both existing Avid customers and those who thought that they could never afford an Avid.

Editorial, Feature
Business & Marketing
The Power of Passion The Power of Passion

Making the most of your opportunities sometimes means knowing when not to take no for an answer. Many a project has fallen to the wayside because commonsense prevailed and the reasons to quit became greater than the will fueling the attempt. In the creative process, few things are as important as the passion and drive of the artist.

Editorial
Podcasting
Micro-Casting: Picking Your Target Micro-Casting: Picking Your Target

In this article from The Creative COW Magazine, Ron Lindeboom and Tim Wilson discuss how Eric and Cat Susch, with high production values, zero in on micro-cast broadcasting. In the iTunes podcasts they are climing the charts as their popularity grows and their commitment to podcast video quality is recognized.

Editorial
Adobe Audition, Soundbooth
Adobe Opens Public Beta for Its Upcoming CS3 Tools Adobe Opens Public Beta for Its Upcoming CS3 Tools

Adobe has opened a public beta for its upcoming CS3 tools. Kudos, says Boomer. Here's why...

Review, Editorial
Indie Film & Documentary
Formats, Color Bit-Depths, Data Rates and Storage Requirements Formats, Color Bit-Depths, Data Rates and Storage Requirements

In this chart, Creative COW Magazine shows readers the various data-rates, formats and codecs in use in video production and how much hard drive space is required when using each of these formats.

Tutorial
AVID
Workflow: Why it is the Next Big Thing Workflow: Why it is the Next Big Thing

In this Creative COW magazine article we will look at the future of workflow and what some of the players in the media industry are doing along with the changes they are bringing to the production landscape. Featured in this article are the structures and modules of Avid Interplay.

Review, Feature
Windows Hardware & Software
AMD acquires ATI: What Does It Herald? AMD acquires ATI: What Does It Herald?

With Intel's new CPUs and Apple as Intel's new customer, what does AMD see in its latest counter-strike move? In this article from The Creative COW Magazine, Ron Lindeboom discusses the future of ATI, AMD and the market as a whole.

People / Interview
Business & Marketing
Clients or Grinders: The Choice Is Yours -- Understanding the Three Market Types Clients or Grinders: The Choice Is Yours -- Understanding the Three Market Types

In this article, Creative COW co-founder Ronald Lindeboom explores a concept that will empower your negotiations, streamline your client acceptance policy and give you a near-failsafe system for spotting winning clients and quickly avoiding time-consuming grinders. This simple formula is so basic and easy to understand that once you see the concept, you will probably say: "I know this!" -- and you do, you see it working everyday in your business and in your life.

Tutorial, Feature, Business
Apple OS X
Apple BootCamp: Windows On the Mac Apple BootCamp: Windows On the Mac

In this OS X review from The Creative COW Magazine, Ron Lindeboom discusses Apple BootCamp and what it brings that older versions did not. While Rosetta wasn't enough to make us jump to an Intel Mac, here's a few reasons why Boot Camp looks a lot more promising...

Review
Letters to the COW Team
The Taps Project The Taps Project

Preserving the story of veterans for the library of congress - Everyday, we lose another 1,000 WWII veterans whose stories are lost forever. These are fathers, sons, brothers, uncles and friends whose stories are now gone forever. We are working with the Library of Congress to help preserve these stories for the families and for the future.

People / Interview
Business & Marketing
Understanding Copyrights: Part 2 - Fair Use Understanding Copyrights: Part 2 - Fair Use

In this article, Creative COW's Ron Lindeboom examines the legal mine-field that make up the Fair Use provisions of the Copyright Act of 1976. People regularly make ''blanket statements'' regarding the Fair Use provisions and how they guarantee specific rights for educators, individuals, independent filmmakers, documentarians, event and corporate video producers, other content creators and individuals. But this article shows that the law is fair from clear and commercial use of copyrighted work is a trap in all but the most limited of applications...

Editorial, Tutorial, Business
Business & Marketing
Dealing with Control Freaks Dealing with Control Freaks

In this article, Creative Cow's Ron Lindeboom looks at dealing successfully with clients who will not let you get a word in edgewise, don't listen to you when you do speak and interrupt you in mid-sentence and refuse to compromise on any point. They also do not remember a word you said and would sometimes even rather spend a bunch of money in court than pay you what is honestly due you. If you recognize any of these traits, chances are you have a ''control freak'' on the line. Here are some tips on dealing with them...

Editorial, Tutorial, Business
Business & Marketing
Understanding Copyrights: Part One -- Defining Intellectual Property Understanding Copyrights: Part One -- Defining Intellectual Property

In this article, Creative Cow's Ron Lindeboom begins a series exploring copyrights and intellectual property rights of content creators, artists, authors and others. In this first installment of the series, he examines the history of intellectual property rights, their origins in American and British law, along with the basics of what defines intellectual properties which can be copyrighted.

Editorial, Tutorial, Business
Business & Marketing
No-Cost Ways to Increase Business No-Cost Ways to Increase Business

In this article, Creative COW's Ron Lindeboom outlines time-tested and near no-cost ways in which even the smallest businesses -- or large successful ones -- can expand marketshare and increase their client base. The old saying is that ''Successful people do what unsuccessful people will not do.'' Here are some of the things that successful people do...

Editorial, Tutorial, Business
HDV Format
Sony HDR-FX1 -- an IBC preview Sony HDR-FX1 -- an IBC preview

In this pre-IBC 2004 first look, Creative Cow's Ron Lindeboom explores some of the just announced capabilities of Sony's new HDR-FX1 Handycam -- a camcorder that Sony says is targeted to give consumers "HD quality for their personal content." But many independent filmmakers who have ignored JVC's first-to-market HDV camcorders are sure to give Sony's new HDR-FX1 a second glance. Cow members attending IBC 2004 can get a first glimpse of this new Sony camcorder which is being shown in Amsterdam at the Sony booth.

Editorial
Apple Soundtrack
Apple Soundtrack 1.0 Apple Soundtrack 1.0

In this review, Creative Cow's Ron Lindeboom looks at the new Soundtrack 1.0 from Apple. Soundtrack ships as part of the Final Cut Pro 4 package and users are beginning to explore this latest offering from Apple Computer -- a tool that gives Mac users many of the powers that once were only found on the PC in tools like Sonic Foundry Acid. How well does Soundtrack perform and what can new users expect? Read on...

Review
Audio Professionals
SonicFire Pro: Great Audio Made Easy SonicFire Pro: Great Audio Made Easy

In this article, Ron Lindeboom shows why SmartSound's Sonicfire Pro is a video content creator's dream tool. If you have a studio filled with MIDI equipment, you write your own stuff, or you love to build loops layer upon layer upon layer for hours ... then SFP is probably not for you. But if you need great audio and you need it now -- and most importantly, you need it to fit your exact edit requirements -- then Sonicfire Pro is well worth exploring. Ron concludes that this is one tool that he refuses to be without.

Review, Tutorial
Windows Hardware & Software
Arrays, RAID Drives & Striping: How They Work Arrays, RAID Drives & Striping: How They Work

In a very basic look at issues like ''What Is an Array'', ''What is RAID'', and ''What Is Striping'' -- Creative Cow's Ron Lindeboom explores the issues that make digital video possible on personal computers. He examines the fundamentals and gives newer users the kinds of basics that they need to know to successfully configure their video drive solution.

Tutorial
Adobe After Effects
Digital Compositing for Film and Video Digital Compositing for Film and Video

In the world of graphics production, few books attain legendary status. In the past decade, two come to mind: David Biedny's ''Photoshop Channel Chops'' and Trish & Chris Meyer's ''Creating Motion Graphics.'' Well, if I were to pick another book that could stand right alongside these two titles and hold its own -- it would be Steve Wright's ''Digital Compositing for Film & Video.'' Some would read that and ask: ''Have you lost your mind, Boomer?'' To that, I can only answer that in 6.5 years of building forums-based communities online, we have met few people who have mastered what's in this book. Even fewer can articulate this mastery. Steve is one who has accomplished both. Buy it -- unless you could have written it yourself.

Review
Adobe After Effects
After Effects West Conference Report After Effects West Conference Report

In Pasadena, theres a gathering of many of the best and the brightest in the world of After Effects. Its the After Effects West conference which is the first ever power users conference dedicated to AE. Its an amazing gathering and the ideas and techniques being discussed are nothing short of breathtaking. Was it worth going? Well, lets just say: Whens After Effects East?

Review, Editorial
Web Design
Controling Adobe GoLive using Hot-Key settings Controling Adobe GoLive using Hot-Key settings

In this article, Ron Lindeboom shows newer and other GoLive users how to make GoLive act the way you want it to. Have you ever wished you could set the hot-key short-cuts the way you wanted instead of the way that the Adobe engineers set them? Well you can do it and it's very easy to do. Here's how...

Tutorial
Media 100 | Media 100 HD
Media 100's 'Lossless' Compression: What Does It Mean? Media 100's 'Lossless' Compression: What Does It Mean?

With Media 100's recent announcement and unveiling of its 'lossless' compression protocol, many users have expressed a lot of dismay and frustration at the news. Some have expressed support. What are the facts and why is this a good thing for some and a frustrating bit of news for others? Who is right and what lies at the heart of this latest bit of news from Marlboro, Massachusetts? In this article, Ron Lindeboom digs through the aftermath of the NAB news and with help from Philip Hodgetts and other noted industry leaders, gives this summery for those interested...

Editorial, Feature
NAB Expo
NAB 2001: Looking Back at the Industrys Top Conference and Expo NAB 2001: Looking Back at the Industrys Top Conference and Expo

Ron Lindeboom looks at some of the things that made NAB 2001 a worthwhile trip into the plasticene desert. His conclusions are that the broadcast industrys makeover into a digital replacement of its analog past, is near maturity. Gone are the whizz bang days of so much new that you could barely see half of it in a week. There was little that was really new at NAB 2001. Still, there was some great technology and creative options to be found by the silicon adventurers drawn to the silicone world of Las Vegas.

Editorial


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