Michael Rubin

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Michael Rubin, a former Netflix and Adobe executive, is an educator, entrepreneur, and photographer.[1]


Rubin graduated from Brown University with a degree in neuroscience in 1985. The story of his college application was syndicated,[2] and he was on the cover of USA Today on December 20, 1984.[3][4]


From 1985 until 1994, he worked in Silicon Valley and Hollywood, Los Angeles, designing new editing equipment and editing feature films and television shows. He has a number of credited editorial roles in TV and film -- including Bernardo Bertolucci's The Sheltering Sky.[5] Rubin has taught video post-production internationally and has written books on editing for professionals and consumers.[4][6]

He created AFI's first academic online course for Fathom, a joint venture including Columbia University and the AFI, "Introduction to Digital Video" in 2001[7] From 1993-2008 he was CEO of Petroglyph Ceramic Lounge, pioneering the contemporary ceramics industry,[8] opening six studios in Northern California.[4][9] From 2005-2017, he held senior product positions at tech companies and other startups.[10] He was Director of Product at Netflix from 2006-2008 and Senior Innovator at Adobe from 2013-2017 where he was awarded a patent on digital audio interfaces in 2017 [11][4]. He founded Neomodern in 2017, a bricks-and-mortar photographic printing + framing business in San Francisco,[12] which closed in 2020. He currently is a fine art photographer, and teaches photography workshops[13], notably with the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.


Rubin wrote, Defending the Galaxy in 1982, the first comprehensive book and satire on video games.[14] for which he was given a Twin Galaxies Videogame trading card #1603 in 2013.[15] In 1984, he wrote and published the humorous Computer Gardening Made Simple under the pen name Chip DeJardin. In 1990, he wrote the first edition of Nonlinear, which popularized the term “nonlinear editing”[16] and was used in film schools and in Hollywood, and released three additional editions until 2001. He wrote The Little Digital Video Book for amateur videographers in 2001; the book's second edition came out in 2008.[4] He also wrote three editions of iLife books for the Apple Training Series. In 2005 he authored Droidmaker: George Lucas and the Digital Revolution.[17][6]


Rubin is the director of The Rubin Collection, a large family collection of 20th-century photography, frequently on display at Neomodern in San Francisco (2017-2020) and now in Santa Fe, New Mexico.[12] As a high school student, Rubin was taught by Jerry N. Uelsmann in the darkroom and photographic effects in Gainesville, Florida [13][4].

Personal Life

Rubin married his Petroglyph co-founder Jennifer (Kurtz) Rubin in 1994 (divorced in 2013) with whom he shares two children. His siblings are artist Gabrielle Rubin-Israelievitch and screenwriter Danny Rubin [4].


  1. "Writing the Revolution", by Wallace Baine; published in Santa Cruz Sentinel, on 2005-10-16
  2. "Student Defies Convention and the Odds", by James H. Ludwin, UPI; published in Hartford Courant, on 1984-03-04
  3. "Brown may be 'Hottest' Campus", by Erik Brady; published in USA Today, on 1984-12-20.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 "For Gainesville Native Michael Rubin, One Career Just Isn't Enough". The Gainesville Sun. 2009-01-28.
  5. "Editing the Sheltering Sky, BBC2 broadcast, presented by Kate Leys". BBC. 1990-10-20. Retrieved 2023-01-27.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Digital Dreamcatcher: 'Droidmaker Chronicles the Early Years of Lucasfilm". Cinemontage - Editors Guild Magazine. 2006-01-01.
  7. "AFI Preps Online DV Class". Variety. 2002-01-16. Retrieved 2023-01-27.
  8. "Somewhat Individual", by Juliette Rossant; published in Forbes, on 1996-03-11
  9. "Entrepreneur Award Finalist Michael Rubin", by Alastair Goldfisher; published in Silicon Valley Business Journal, on 1997-05-01
  10. Siegler, M. G. (2010-10-16). "TripTrace: A Place Book For Where You've Been And Where You're Going". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2023-01-27.
  11. "HYBRID AUDIO REPRESENTATIONS FOR EDITING AUDIO CONTENT". Justia Patents. 2015-12-14. Retrieved 2023-01-27.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "New Concept Gets Out of the Phone and Onto the Wall". San Francisco Chronicle. 2017-09-18.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Visual Voice, by Mike Brannon p.138-151". 71 Magazine. 2021-01-30. Retrieved 2023-01-27.
  14. Guins, Raiford (2014). Game After: A Cultural Study of Video Game Afterlife. MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts. pp. 82–83. ISBN 978-0-262-32017-7. OCLC 869281813.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  15. "The Walter Day Collection - 1603 Michael Rubin". The Walter Day Collection. Retrieved 2023-01-27.
  16. Rombes, Nicholas (2009). "Chapter 25". "Cinema in the Digital Age". Columbia University Press, New York. ISBN 978-0-231-85118-3.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  17. "Writing the Revolution", by Wallace Baine; published in Santa Cruz Sentinel, on 2005-10-16

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