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September 2006

A great alternative web browser

For a while now, I've been using a new web browser called Flock. It is billed as "the social web browser" as it has built in support for blogging, Flickr, and news reading. I had tried it once and had trouble with the blogging. But after an update it seems to work much better and ...

All Simpsons!! (or the internet is great. Part II)

We all know and love The Simpsons. The long running animated Fox series is perhaps the greatest social commentary that man-kind has ever produced. Now there is a web site that has posted all of the Simpsons episodes. Ever. http://www.allsimps.com/ has attemped this feat. Or at least that is the claim. Sure there are some ...

Editing out alllllll the bad stuff in movies. Legally?

UPDATE: Cnet has a quick video interview with Cuts CEO Evan Krauss explaining the Cuts "service." They comment on Titanic during the interview.  Enjoy it while you can Evan before James Cameron sees this interview and snuffs your venture out! As he rightly should. There's also a nice debate going on about this at this ...

Highlighting text in Final Cut Pro

   If anyone has ever had to highlight on-screen text in sync with audio, you know what a pain it can be. I once had to do "karaoke style" lyrics to 10 + children's songs and it was not a fun thing. There is a current thread on the Apple Final Cut Pro discussion forum ...

Star Wars then and now

Thanks to DVguru for pointing out a fascinating post at starwars.com that uses 151 still frames for a side-by-side comparison of the original 1980 version of The Empire Strikes Back and the remastered 2004 release. If you have any interest in the films, and digital effects and compositing in particular, then it is worth a ...

10 Commandments of Editing

Video University - Ten Commandments of Digital Video Editing Here is a nice little read if you have a minute. There are always dos and don'ts and such whenever you go into an edit. The folks at videouniversity.com have attempted to put some of those things into a nice list. Of course all rules are meant ...

Brick (and some nice online support resources)

Brick is a strange little gem of a movie that I had the pleasure of watching recently. It is a film-noirish, gum shoe, detective yarn, all set in high school. The low budget independent was a Sundance winner of a Special Jury Prize for Originality of Vision. If you are a fan of the Coen ...

Bottom 10 Final Cut Pro …. tips?

If there is such a thing as the Top 10 Final Cut Pro tips then there has to be a bottom 10 as well. Actually these really wouldn't be tips so much as they are things / features / bugs to complain about. It's always nice to complain as hopefully Apple will take complaints to ...