i began this blog with a few reasons in mind. one of the most visible purposes was to share what i had learned about using new technology as it applies to the film production process.
some who follow my blog but don’t know me well personally may be frustrated that the site went dark for about six months, only to return with cryptic stories and essays that don’t seem to have anything to do with iPad 4 rumors.
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many of you are aware that i often write articles for Macgasm. for many of my app reviews, features on Apple hardware and software, and thoughts on the future of tech, i often post on Joshua Schnell’s respected blog instead of here, since his readership is basically more in a day than i get in a year. Josh is kind to indulge. plus, it leaves me free to use this space to think purely about film technique and process.
if you’re at all interested in Apple stuff, and you’d like to hear our snarky opinions on everything (WHO WOULDN’T?!), give macgasm.net a few clicks. the comments are often where it’s at, so read and participate.
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you can find any of my Macgasm articles at macgasm.net/author/skidmore.
if you’re interested.
the speculation: Thoughts on iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, and the Future
the reaction: Beyond the Specs: Reactions to Final Cut X
the reflection: Final Cut Pro X: Our two editors spill the beans.
big ups to Josh for letting me be a part of the team.
UPDATE 2012.02.27 – two more:
the 10.0.3 update: The naked truth…
what FCPX may reveal about Apple’s plans for OS X: I’ve seen the future…
and a bonus, kinda related: Avid Studio for iPad…
and you can always read any of my articles by going to macgasm.net/author/skidmore.
great article by John Gruber over at Daring Fireball:
“Put another way, the obvious structure for a post-Jobs Apple is simply Apple as we know it, without Steve Jobs.”
i think he’s totally en pointe with regard to Apple’s CEO situation. if you’re at all interested in the future of technology, i highly recommend reading this article.
also in the news this week (here’s another DF link, sourced from The BBC) is the insane amount of cash Apple has on hand:
“Apple’s most recent financial results put its reserves at $76.4bn”
many have speculated what Apple might use this cash for, but most suggestions involve laughably small portions of this immense amount of corporate wealth. stock holders have wondered why they aren’t seeing any of it.
my theory combines these two articles.
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just a reminder that i occasionally review film-related apps for macgasm.net. macgasm’s readership has really shot up over the last few months as more and more people recognize it as a site with great writing about Apple news, products, and apps. and they still let me write for them anyway.
here’s a permalink to all my articles if you want to bookmark them.
also, @macgasm tweets new posts, and i try to retweet my reviews and articles, but don’t always.
a better headline might be “Movie Magic Scheduling iPad app escapes.” this app is more like proof of concept than really usable on set. good thing it’s $30. we can do better than this. someone can do better than this.
read my in-depth, slightly scathing review over at macgasm. included in my review of the app is a look at software for the film industry (and other professional industries) as a whole.
let’s go, bananaman. you better get on the stick.
the macgasm team asked for my reactions on last night’s news of Final Cut Pro X. you can read it here.
listen to some videos from last night here (image isn’t very helpful, especially during the demo).
would love to hear your reactions.
UPDATE: better video here.