The Network As Studio

Amazingly enough, there’s quite an array of tools ready to use, right there in the browser. Not just for basic file management, file sharing, communication and group collaboration, but also for recording, mixing and producing. Some are just convenient utilities, … Continue reading

by j p, April 23, 2010 1 Comment

Learning Quartz Composer Part 1

What is it? Quartz Composer is a versatile visual programming environment ( mac only +needs either tiger or leopard to work), that enables complex compositions to be created without writing a single line of code. Any mac running 10.4 or … Continue reading

by j p, April 15, 2010 1 Comment

Patrick Farley + The Attack Of The Drones

Pilotless floating killing machines now routinely fly over borders, grim drones of surveillance no doubt predicted by plenty of science fiction before them. The actual 21st century messiness of the drones was best nailed a near decade ago, by Patrick … Continue reading

by j p, February 15, 2010 0 comments

2010: International Year of the Sloth

Slothdom has never looked so good, or been so lazily achievable. Reduced emissions from schedules of slackness, being able to outsource our workloads to increasingly rad software, better health, wealth and good fortune: all this and more are bundled up … Continue reading

by j p, January 8, 2010 0 comments

Video Apps On The iPhone

Supposedly there’s an app for every splinter of today’s needs. Ask T-Pain and Trent Reznor. Time for a quick scan then, of the creative tools available for pixel-heads, visualists and cinematographers. VIDEO REEL DIRECTOR – $9.99 and a video editing … Continue reading

by j p, December 24, 2009 0 comments

Hitchcock, The iPhone Interview

Storyboarding is fun with Cinemek’s Hitchcock iphone application. (also known as Storyboard Composer ) When Cinemek’s Jonathan Houser dream of ‘making innovative film tools’ met the iPhone in his pocket, a new mobile storyboarding application was born: Hitchcock. Utilising the … Continue reading

by j p, December 23, 2009 2 Comments