Director, Primary Access
Bill Ferster’s career over the past 25 years has been highlighted by the development of a series of innovative products for film and video before earning a Ph.D in instructional technology. He is currently on the faculty at the University of Virginia with a joint appointment with the Center for Technology and Teacher Education at the Curry School and the Virginia Center for Digital History at the College of Arts and Sciences.He is director of the PrimaryAccess Project which enables middle and high school students to create digital documentaries using primary source documents online.Bill founded StageTools, which is the leading developer of digital motion control tools with its MovingPicture product. MovingPicture is a tool for documentary and industrial filmmakers to pan and zoom on high-resolution images.
He founded Editing Machines, developer of the first digital nonlinear editing system. EMC received an Emmy Award for pioneering a technology that has revolutionized the way all films and videos are edited. He had founded West End, a pioneer in PC-based animation and presentation graphics tools.