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Trick iDVD into recognizing a modified video file

After many years working with iDVD, I’ve finally beaten the worst bug – I mean feature – of that clunky kids’ program. The worst thing that could happen when creating a long iDVD project was to realize, after burning, that there was a typo in the credits or a sound glitch that you had missed […]

App Store Fix: Unable to update free apps.

I couldn’t update iMovie today at the lab where I work.  It just said: “Update unavailable with this Apple ID This update is for an app downloaded with a different Apple ID. Sign in with that Apple ID and try again.” I tried deleting the half-downloaded app from the Applications folder, restarting the computer, and […]

Why Google Glass Is So Bad and Hated and Will Never Work

I love this article and agree completely. Why Google Glass Is So Bad and Hated and Will Never Work. “People pay thousands of dollars to have lasers shot at their eyes so they don’t have to wear glasses. People put little pieces of plastic right on their eyes so they don’t have to wear glasses. […]

Introduction to Final Cut Pro @ VIVO Media Arts

VIVO has not disappeared, it’s just gone underground while the landlord laughs and the City of Vancouver steps in to the rescue. I’m teaching my very popular Final Cut Pro X workshop there on July 12th, now EXTENDED by one hour to fill you up with Apply goodness. Total 4 hours (Saturday, July 12th, 1-5pm) […]

Toronto Library is Hiring a Filmmaker for Residency

Toronto Public Library is hiring a filmmaker for a unique and fun job: our Fall 2014 Innovator in Residence. The six-week residency will take place October 20 to November 30 at the Digital Innovation Hub at Toronto Reference Library.   The recently-opened Hub is a learning and creation space that gives anyone with a library […]

Improvised Visuals with Jeff Younger’s Devil Loops

I’m doing my first live improvised visual performance with Jeff Younger and some amazing dancers and performers tomorrow night at the Orpheum Annex! TICKETS HERE I’ll be playing with video from Ukraine, with live animation, and VJ-type live cams.  I feel like someone has taken a DJ and said “here’s a guitar!” which is pretty […]

Add audio transitions to your entire timeline in Final Cut Pro X!

I finally figured out how to do something that should have been a no-brainer in FCPX: Audio-only crossfades in the whole timeline!  Or add multiple sound-only dissolves at the same time to as many clips as you select. Almost every time I edit, I need to add soft audio transitions between cuts.  All of them.  […]

“Space, Baby” premiere at The Toast, Apr 17-19 2014

Come to the spectacular performance of SPACE, BABY. April 17, 18, 19 – 8 pm The Toast Collective 648 Kingsway Tickets $10/15 at the door or at Brown Paper Tickets Space, Baby is a multimedia performance inspired by the palate of 1960s sci-fi film which tells the surreal story of a lone woman searching her […]

Long-term archiving projects for Final Cut Pro X

I wrote this email to Larry Jordan, author of the famous + awesome training website for video editors.  I was wondering how the new Library structure in FCPX 10.1 would hobble the economical archivist in me.  Since I end up doing some explaining and pontificating, and his answer is very useful, I figure I should […]

Summer video camp for teens at VIVO

Video Revolution! Making your message (click above for the application form and contact info) August 5-9, 2013 9 AM-4 PM Final Exhibition: Friday, August 9, 4:30-6 PM ¡VIVO la revolución! Youth ages 13-18 are invited to spend a week at VIVO immersed in the hands-on creation of documentaries, news, commercials, music videos, public service announcements, […]

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