Category: Misc

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iMovieFest at WWU

MacCentral posts an article about iMovieFest, a small digital film festival: iMovieFest turns WWU students into auteurs.

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iChat Location Setter

Jason Snell at Macworld magazine wrote a clever AppleScript script for setting iChat’s status to reflect where he (or more specifically, his PowerBook) is located: iChat Knows Where I Am. [I know, this isn’t necessarily iMovie related, but I’ve been covering a gamut of topics over the past year, including my latest book iChat AV ...

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More on iMovie-Edited Tarnation

Wired News ran a story about Tarnation, Jonathan Caouette’s iMovie-edited film now playing at Sundance: Here’s the Price of Fame: $218.32. Filmmaker Gus van Sant, who has signed on as an executive producer, is quoted as saying: “People assumed that one day film would be as accessible and inexpensive as writing, and now it practically ...

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iLife ’04 with iMovie 4

Apple announced iLife ’04 at Macworld Expo today, which includes iMovie 4, iPhoto 4, iDVD 3, iTunes 4, and GarageBand, a cool new program for creating music. iMovie 4 doesn’t look much different, but that’s just on the surface. Most significant is the capability to trim clips directly in the Timeline – simply drag the ...

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See Me at Macworld Expo

I’m doing a presentation on Graduating from iMovie to Final Cut Express as part of the Users Conference, Wednesday from 11:00 to 12:15 in room 133. Shortly thereafter, at 1:00, come visit me at the Peachpit Press booth (#1917) where I’ll be signing copies of my books and chatting about iMovie, iChat AV, and Palm ...

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Feature-length Sundance film “Tarnation”

According to director John Cameron Mitchell, a feature-length movie that is set to appear at Sundance titled Tarnation was edited entirely in iMovie.

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Digital Film Restoration

Interesting article at Apple.com about John D. Lowry, whose company restores damaged film – in this case, the Indiana Jones movies.

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iMovie 3.5 on the Way?

Think Secret reports that we may see an iMovie 3.5 soon – perhaps at Macworld Expo in January? Of course, only Apple knows, and Apple isn’t saying.

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iMovie 3 VQS 40% Off at Amazon

I noticed today that Amazon is selling the book at 40% off, for $11.99. If you haven’t picked up a copy, or if you’re looking for a good holiday gift, this is a pretty good deal. While you’re there, and while I’m shilling anyway, consider the other books I’ve released this year: Palm Organizers, Third ...

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Mac OS X 10.3.1 Solves FileVault Issue

Apple released Mac OS X 10.3.1 late yesterday, which apparently fixes the data loss issue with FileVault. I still don’t think FileVault is ready for prime time, but this is progress, at least.