Dave Freeman

Title: Multimedia technician.

Duties: Meeting the audiovisual needs of scientists, students, and staff at the institute. This includes a variety of tasks, including setting up equipment for thesis defenses, lectures, and Board meetings, videotaping events and experiments, and staffing faculty and student retreats. Freeman also handles equipment maintenance and is on-call to help with problems. "The conveyance of information is critically important for science. I am proud to be part of that."

Goal: "Event-free events."

Started at TSRI: 1997.

Favorite Part of Job: "When a visiting investigator tells me that giving a lecture here was a great experience and the audiovisual support was terrific."

Advice to Speakers: "Get to the conference room or lecture hall early to make sure the equipment works with what you have to use it for. That way, if there's a problem, we'll have time to fix it before the talk. It there's no problem, you can relax and go get a cup of coffee."

Future Services: The Biomedical Graphics Department will soon be offering video recordings in a DVD format.

Background: Freeman worked as an audiovisual technician at the Scripps Clinic before coming to TSRI. He has also worked in video production for movies and commercials

Extracurriculars: Photography, zoo membership, tennis, hiking, camping, and backpacking. "I grew up in San Diego, so I know the backcountry really well. I love being outdoors and exploring."




Dave Freeman's goal is "event-free events." Photo by BioMedical Graphics.