Reading the Tea Leaves of Digital Rights Management

Submitted by Andy Marken on Sun, 02/18/2007 - 16:00

"Conscience. What a thing. If you believe you got a conscience it'll pester you to death. But if you don't believe you got one, what could it do t'ya? Makes me sick, all this talking and fussing about nonsense."
-- Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart) - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

Sometimes when folks are trying to run you out of town on a rail the best thing you can do is start leading the parade.

The guy from Cupertino (hint that's Steve) made a bold move in that direction with his Manifesto posted on the Apple web site.

Review: Adobe Premiere Elements 3.0 and Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 bundle

Submitted by Robert Alstead on Thu, 12/14/2006 - 16:00

Adobe's consumer video editing package Premiere Elements 3.0 builds on the strengths of its previous version with an even less cluttered interface to make the workspace less intimidating for the casual editor and relatively sophisticated tools tucked away for those who want to spend more time manipulating their video.

Sound Control - An Interview With Eddy Joseph

Submitted by A Gent on Tue, 11/28/2006 - 16:00

First of all, Eddy, can you explain what a supervising sound editor does?
The supervising sound editor is in charge of all audio postproduction on the film. When the editor has partially completed the edit, he will discuss with the supervising sound editor the sounds for the film. This covers all aspects of audio: the dialogue, the sound effects, the backgrounds, the foley, etc.

London Film Festival 2006 Wrap

Submitted by Matthew Arnoldi on Fri, 11/10/2006 - 16:00

The 50th London Film Festival drew to a close on Thursday following a frenetic two and a half weeks when over 180 feature films had been shown.

Festival Artistic Director, Sandra Hebron, said: "We've been delighted by the enthusiastic response of filmmakers and audiences alike to our special birthday Festival. The diversity of the films on offer, the range and calibre of guests who've attended, and the success of our industry and educational events puts the Festival in a very strong position and we now look forward to our next 50 years."

The Distant Promise of the Digital Home<br />

Submitted by Andy Marken on Mon, 10/23/2006 - 16:00

"Can I email it to ya when I figure it out?"
Harry Sanborn (Jack Nicholson) in Something's Gotta Give (2003)

Feeling a little tired lately? Spending less time watching TV? Wonder how you're going to absorb it all? Well...Yes...Yes...we'll email you on that.

If it's any consolation, you're not alone.

The beauty of today's content sources is that they are always on, always available, always sending stuff to you.

London Film Fest Gets Ready to Roll

Submitted by Matthew Arnoldi on Wed, 10/11/2006 - 16:00

In cinemas all around the capital - from London's West End, Leicester Square, the NFT, through to the Brixton Ritzy, the East Finchley Phoenix, Croydon's David Lean Cinema and the Tricycle in Kilburn, cinema staff all across London are gearing up for a frenetic fortnight in which over 180 new feature films and 130 short movies will get shown to audiences.

No Secrets To Good Film Directing

Submitted by Robert Alstead on Wed, 10/04/2006 - 16:00

The Vancouver International Film Festival annual Film and Television Forum wrapped on Saturday with the popular New Filmmaker's Day. The last event I caught at the forum, and probably the highlight of NFD, was a morning workshop, "the Actor/Director Relationship", with Sarah Polley (The Sweet Hereafter, Away from Her), actor/director Beau Bridges (The Fabulous Baker Boys, My Name is Earl) and Sook-Yin Lee (Shortbus, Hedwig and the Angry Inch). The 175-seater cinema was filled to capacity, with standing room only.