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lynda.com Explores Artist Mark Mothersbaugh’s Creative Odyssey in New Documentary

Award-Winning Composer, Musician, and Co-Founder of DEVO Discusses Process and Influences

July 27, 2010 - CARPINTERIA, CA – lynda.com, the award-winning online training provider of computer skills education for consumers, businesses and schools, announces the release of a new course listing in its Creative Inspirations series exploring the prodigious work of artist Mark Mothersbaugh, who got his start in the early 1970s as a co-founder of the highly experimental New Wave band, DEVO. The new lynda.com documentary will be set to original music written by Mutato, a company founded by Mark.

DEVO, creators of music videos a half a decade before MTV, set a trajectory for Mark that led him to write musical scores for film and TV — perhaps most famously for the theme to Pee Wee’s Playhouse and Rugrats, opening the floodgates to more work and collaboration with other artists including his brother and fellow DEVO band member, Bob Mothersbaugh. The new lynda.com documentary explores this innovator who lists among his clients the Oscar-nominated film director Wes Anderson and Sony Pictures Animation, writing musical scores for animated films including Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Mark’s musical arrangements have set the melodic themes for audiences listening to everything from 100-piece orchestras written into the scores for a range of projects from independent foreign films to an array of TV commercials.

“We wanted to capture Mark’s impressive artistic range in our profile,” says Lynda Weinman, co-founder of lynda.com. “Not only as an homage to a gifted, contemporary artist, but to inspire others to consider collaboration and innovation using music and multiple media streams as components of expression.”

About lynda.com
lynda.com is the most popular computer-skill educational site online, offering tens of thousands of straightforward, comprehensive instructional videos. The website offers a subscription-based service called the Online Training Library®, as well as CD- and DVD-based video training spanning hundreds of courses and thousands of topics that provide computer and technology skills. The lynda.com Online Training Library® is also available via the free lynda.com iPhone App.

From professional software tools including Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Logic, Illustrator and Office, to consumer-friendly education about digital photography, Web design, digital video, and many others, lynda.com’s all-star team of trainers and teachers provides comprehensive and unbiased video-based training to a global membership of tens of thousands of subscribers. Members have access to all 52,259 movies in the Online Training Library®, and non-members can sample thousands of training tutorials for free. Learn more at www.lynda.com.

For more information, press only:
Lauren Lochtefeld
(805) 477-3921
lynda.com, Inc.
6410 Via Real
Carpinteria, CA 93013

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