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Feb 28

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 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

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Jul 31

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

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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 02

doddle Pro brings Digital Call Sheets to iOS (web access coming soon), with awesome features.

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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 26

thanks to my buddy, Stephen, I recently got the opportunity to do app reviews for macgasm is weblog about Apple news, products, and apps. Stephen is a Senior Contributor and Joshua Schnell is the Editor-in-Chief.

head over there and check out my first review for a film-related app, Artemis Director’s Viewfinder and Artemis Remote.

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