Saturday, March 27, 2010

The History of UK Pirate Radio

I'm gonna get in SOOOOOOO much trouble. :)

FROM THE INTERWEBS!!: Tron Title Sequence, Reimagined for 1960 [Image Cache]

Tron Title Sequence, Reimagined for 1960 [Image Cache]: "
Saul Bass is known for his work in famous 60s title sequences like Psycho and North by Northwest. So what would it look like if he made the opening to Tron? Vimeo user Hexagonall gives us an idea. [Wired] More »


Friday, March 26, 2010

FROM THE INTERWEBS: Not getting an iPad? Don't forget the 'netbook option'

Not getting an iPad? Don't forget the 'netbook option': "

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With all of the netbook hoopla, it's worth remembering that Apple really hasn't filled the need for a full-featured, really small laptop. With Steve Jobs saying that they simply can't build a cheap netbook without sacrificing quality, Mac lovers who still want one are left, quite literally, to their own devices. is here to help -- it has all of the latest news about getting OS X to run on a netbook in one place. It also has a valuable chart that shows you which netbooks work best with OS X, and links to the software that you will need to use in order to get a netbook up and running with our favorite operating system, and valuable, step-by-step directions for turning a netbook into your OS X dream machine.

The compatibility chart assumes that you want to install Snow Leopard, and shows you which features will and won't work on a particular piece of hardware. As of today, it looks like there are 10 different netbooks that are completely happy with an OS X install. I'll probably hold out for generation 2 of the iPad, even though I am very tempted to buy one now. On the other hand, getting something smaller than my MacBook Pro that does everything that I need it to do, and for a lower or similar cost, sounds pretty sweet too.

How many of you have already gone with an OS X netbook, or are planning to go that direction rather than getting the iPad?

[Thanks Ed!]

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Change Me to Me Trailer

TRAILER Change me to me from Federica Gianni on Vimeo.

Here's the trailer for one of the short films I've worked on. . . CHANGE ME TO ME by Federica Gianni!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

IGN Talks with ENCOM's Alan Bradley!

I've loved Space Paranoids since I was a kid. . . and we were ALL shocked when Kevin Flynn disappeared. . .

Speaking of which, I'm not one for tin-foil hat type stuff. . . but there's this REALLY GOOFY website about All the conspiracy theories about Flynn's disappearance. . .

NEW Canon EOS FCP Plugin Released + NEW Canon 5DmkII 24p Firmware Update!!

I've been getting ALOT of questions about vDSLR's lately. . . here's a stack of posts from, one of the MANY websites I follow in my RSS feeds. . .

Here's some tasty links!
Official Canon Announcement
Canon DL's Page (including New 5DmkII Firmware & EOS FCP Plugin)
Canon finally releases their DSLR plug-in for Final Cut Pro’s Log and Transfer tool

A few more notes on the EOS Movie Plugin-E1 for Final Cut Pro

5DmkII Firmware Upgrade
Canon 5DMKII 24p firmware is released with audio bug (UPDATE: Fixed)

And, of course. . here's the Link to my ORIGINAL WORKFLOW post about Canon vDslr's


If it's on your resume, you better KNOW it.

As a professional, I find myself having to study and self-teach ALOT to keep ahead of the curve, and current. When I'm teaching, this is one of the core concepts that I try to instill in my students. I try to give them the knowledge to get started, and give them the tools to arm themselves. . . BUT there's definitely some people out there that can't really grasp that.

. . . and some folks are just lazy.

If you DON'T know how to do a job, and you're getting paid for it, spend some time LEARNING it. If it's on your resume, you better know it.

With AMAZINGLY RICH resources online like REDUSER, The Apple FCP Support Forum, and THIS SITE, there's NEVER any reason why you should have to send someone an email asking you to teach something from start to finish for free.

Here's a conversation I had via email with a VERY unprepared Editor, who thought he could BULLSHIT his way through RED post. Only the Names have been changed. :P
(Also, I've made NO changes to the spelling/grammar/punctuation.)

Email #1

Hey Mike I'm ________'s editor and she told me I could email you about the red footage i'm editing for her.I'm having a little bit of an issue with it. When I place something into the time line the footage will play for about 5 seconds then it starts to lag out to a stop. I tried changing the easy setup settings to a high definition setting but that didn't help eaither. I think it might be due to the high quality of the clip in play back. I watched a friend edit his red footage a while back and I remeber his footage looking stripped down and pixlelated for play back and then he upresed after it was all finished. He told me that was so things wouldn't slow down during the editing process. Would you know the steps to get it to play back like that and maybe the easy setup settings i need to have fcp set up to? Thanks for your help!

Email #4

Dear ________,

Which Mac?

Have you tried Transcoding to SD for an offline, then relinking to 2k full debayer transcodes for online?


Email #5:
it's a mac pro. See that's where it gets a little technical. I'm not so technically inclined when it comes to editing. I basically just know how to edit. and being that this is my first run with red footage I'm at a loss completely i'm really just familiar with HDV or SD footage. What do you mean by transcode, And ho would i go about doing that? Thanks for your help by the way. I know i'm asking a gazillion questions.

Email #6:


I'm very much of the opinion that if you don't know how to handle RED
footage, then you shouldn't have taken the RED job.

Editing is a technical field. If you want to be an editor, you better
start focusing on the technical.


The thing that gets me is he KNEW that he had questions, but couldn't figure out how to search google.

I know I was being a little harsh. . . BUT it's guys like this that take jobs away from guys like me. . .

. . . which brings me to my final point. If you SAY you can do a job, then you better be able to do it. No IFs, ANDs, or BUTTS.
If you're really only familiar with SD or HDV Footage, then either JUST work with those formats, OR learn other formats from somewhere.

The Thing that gets me is if he typed ANYTHING that I sent him into google, he would have realized that I ANSWERED HIS QUESTION 100%. But he was lazy, and didn't want to take the time to look up things he didn't know.

I HONESTLY hope he lost the gig, and learned from his mistake. . . but I have a feeling he didn't. Don't take the easy way out. . . you'll learn more.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

^Video no longer works. . . go buy the single on iTunes instead. Now.

Album out May 15th.

Friday, March 5, 2010

NYFA loves Nigeria: Week 1

Here's some photos from the first week of our trip to teach in Abuja, Nigeria, for The New York Film Academy.


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Location:Abuja, Nigeria