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November 2006

Origins of the Rough Cut Lady song

A special thanks to Richard over at photoshopforvideo.com for posting a comment on the Impossible Promo Approval Guy post below that linked to a Showbiz Notes article about the origins of these spots... and more. It seems they "were actually a series of audio spots created for an internal presentation meeting at Discovery. The DAM ...

Impossible Promo Approval Guy

We all remember the Rough Cut Lady jingle... that wonderful :30 spot from the guys who do the Bud Light "real men of genius" ads. It's a ditty that any editor can relate to. Well here's another that came along in the email the other day, the Impossible Promo Approval Guy: Impossible Promo Approval Guy And ...

4 directors talk "inspiration"

Entertainment Weekly isn't generally known for its deep insight into the filmmaking process but on occasion they do manage to include an article of general interest to the more hardcore film fanatic. This week's edition is "The Inspirations Issue" and there is a 4 way question and answer session with Anthony Minghella, Catherine Hardwicke, Christopher ...

Goodbye.

I remember sitting in a theater in Memphis (with 3 other people) seeing my first Altman film...actually in the theater: It's been one of my favorites ever since. Ain't It Cool posted a statement from Altman's Sandcastle Productions. No one will ever direct dialog quite the same.

The great movie cars

Hot Rod magazine has a fun article online about the 40 greatest "car movies" of all time. Like all greatest lists, the winners are always debatable. But it is fun to see so many car movies assembled in one place. I would have rated The Road Warrior higher on the list and there is no ...

An Internet broadcast of interest (archive online)

interviews  interviewed You Mac Life is a great Internet "radio" show that airs every Wednesday evening 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm eastern with both audio and video feeds. The content is just as the title says, all about the Macintosh lifestyle. Last night's show is of particular interest to editors in that ...

Yet another connection. This one good.

Filmmaker Magazine | Fall 2006: HDMI: UNCOMPRESSED HD FOR A SONG The good filmmaker folks at Filmmaker magazine have posted a nice article about the soon-to-wow-everyone HDMI protocol. They mention that "some,in fact, have likened the debut of HDMI to the coming of FireWire 10 years ago." That really caught my attention. HDMI does look ...

Old Joy has this "otherworldly peacefulness about it."

In a world of Borat and The Departed (both of which I loved) it’s refreshing to see something as magical as Old Joy. Many would not understand it; most would not like it. But a mass audience will never see it anyway. It is the kind of movie that will be sought out by those ...

Handy tip for the different Final Cut Pro versions

 Don't you hate it when that happens? Shane Ross is one of the top posters / helpers over at the Apple Final Cut Pro discussion forum with some 6,000 posts online these days. That a helluva lotta posts. He is one of the most helpful elitists over there. I read a great post on his blog ...