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May 23

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.


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Mar 31

Ben Brooks recently shared his iOS homescreens along with some of his readers’, so i thought i’d join the nerdfest.

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Feb 19

Hollywood is realizing what I’ve been saying for a while now. the success of iPad combined with the iPhone finally being available on Verizon will give iOS a huge foundation as a first arriver in even the LA film business.

[via TUAW] (thanks, Stephen & Joey)


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Feb 11

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the last film I produced and directed was made on a shoe-string budget. as with any independent production, we had to find the balance between professional quality and cost-efficiency. unfortunately, the first place most independent productions skimp is with audio. this is a compromise we weren’t willing to make.

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Jan 28

Ben Brooks breaks down some excellent thoughts over at the Brooks Review about meetings in today’s digital age, particularly with regard to using iPad.

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Jan 23

as money from various projects trickles in, i am constantly tweaking and adding to my home tech setup. the latest setup allows me to view my DVD collection over wifi in my home, over remote wifi, or even 3G when away.

this article is rather lengthy, but i hope to provide a complete picture of the setup for your education. also, if anyone has any suggestions for streamlining or adding to the existing setup, please post in the comments below.

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Nov 17

hulu plus moves out of preview mode and becomes a fully-offered service with an announcement of a rate DEcrease from $9.99/mo to $7.99/mo. ¬†as if that weren’t good news enough, to thank preview members, they are crediting them back $2/mo for every month they’ve been a member, with an extra $2 credit to make up for the free 1-week preview all of us previewers missed. hooray! also added is a referral program where current subscribers can get up to 20 free weeks by referring friends (2 weeks per friend) to hulu plus (UM MY REFERRAL CODE IS BELOW KTHX).

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