Friday, November 21, 2008
As you may have already figured out iMovie can be rather unstable at times. After the last two multimedia II classes there are a few words of advice I'd like to offer the students. First off Save frequently (but not too frequently). I've found that if iMovie is going to crash on you it's usually when you're adding visual effects or titles so be sure to save before executing such actions. The problem is, if you save you can't undo to a point before the save. So my point is to save frequently but not after every little adjustment you make in your video. Secondly be prepared for iMovie to crash. That's just the way it is. Welcome to life with computers. Now go out and have some fun making videos.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Steve Aishman is an artist who contributes to the Boston art blog Big Red and Shinny. His column is titled A report from the Phantom Zone where he often speaks on quirky yet prevalent issues in the art world. I've been a long time fan of his writing style and commentary of the art world. Check out his latest article titled "Our toys were our first art collections" soon to be featured in next moths Big Red and Shinny. For more articles By Steve Aishman subscribe to his RSS feed on his blog.
If keeping it simple is the name of the game (or at least mine) RED is in severe violation. The new camera titled Scarlet from RED is what's called a DSMC (Digital Still and Motion Camera) and with over 2 Quadrillion variations I can't even begin to wrap my brain around this camera. With the over abundance of options and the super expensive price tag my patience with this camera is slim to none. But if you're a gear head you might want to check out the RED web site to brush up on the specs so that you can receive your photo dork badge at the next photo expo.
I made the dive today and finally upgraded my RAM for my laptop. Anyone who owns a Mac knows that if you buy the RAM from them you're going to be paying out the wazoo. Luckily the people over at Crucial offer some great deals on RAM. Not only are they cheap but they make it super easy to find the right RAM for your computer. I just purchased 4GB (2x2GB sticks) for $55.00! That's about $150 less than I would have payed if I had bought it from Apple. So Apple thanks for your well polished super awesome sexy products but RAMs RAM and I'm going elsewhere to buy it. If you're looking for a preformance boost in your Mac I highly recomend Crucial the memory experts.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
It's Veterans day and here's to all the great people who served and continue to serve. As we remember all of those great folk photographer David DeJonge is racing against the clock to take portraits of the last surviving WWI vets. to see his photo's click here. To read more about DeJonge's project click here to read the article on CNN.
Monday, November 10, 2008
On Saturday I made it out to Beep Beep Gallery to see this collaborative project by Sam Parker and Joe Tsambiras. The two spent eleven months working on this exhibition titled "Majestic Hours". The shows up for the rest of the month so check it out if you get a chance.
Last Thursday I was privileged to meet Danny Clinch before his lecture at SCAD Atlanta. Above is the video conducted by Michael David Murphy from Atlanta Celebrates Photography in conjunction with ArtRelish. Danny's style of commercial photography has always been one of my favorite photographers. You can see his amazing portfolio here.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Yay hooray yet another reason why Adobe Photoshop CS4 is going to be awesome. In this video you'll learn that most of CS4 is full of this certain feature called "magic". I can't wait to learn Photoshop all over again. To see the video click here.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Tonight history was made. I've participated in three elections in my life and never before have I experienced elections results like I have tonight. In my apartment complex I've heard people running down the halls crying, yelling and overall just celebrating. Out of all three of my elections I've never once heard people as exuberant as what I'm hearing now. With this election being as big as it is I can't help but reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s World House essay. If you haven't read it I'd recommend you take the time and do so now. Read, think and reflect on this historical day where Barack Obama has been nominated the President of the United States of America. Here is the World House Essay
and in pdf. format
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Eight Ways Twitter will change your life.
"It seems that everyone is atwitter about Twitter. Yes, other microblog services with insufferably cute names, such as Pownce, Jaiku, and Plurk, are around. But Twitter has quickly become the de facto choice for creating really, really short blogs.
Twitter has grown by 600 percent in the past year, according to cofounder Biz Stone. Aside from telling the world what they're doing every blessed moment, people often use Twitter to drive traffic to Web sites or to promote products and services"
click here for the full article.