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Archive for January 2011

iPhone App Identifies 2.6 Million TV Shows by “Listening”


Kevin Smith’s distrib plan: “eventize his picture”


LinkedIn purchased CardMunch and the service is free. Take pic of card, send. A while later, it’s back in text as a contact. I’m loving it!




Cargo Cults, and Kevin Smith…

Cargo Cults, and Kevin Smith


More Music Sold Than Ever Before, Despite Piracy UK’s BPI claims sales dropped but it’s a very selective reading of the data.


Zombie Cable Channels Seek Second Life online


App Developer Happy That Piracy Doubled His Sales


A busy week for those who want to learn more.

Thursday night is the Metadata Workflow Event at Oasis Imagery in Hollywood LA. Features myself; Tony Cahill from CET Universe; Doug Hynes of Get Phonetic and Erik Freid from Media Silo.

Metadata is crucial in today’s ever-changing, competitive post production environment. New, exciting tools continue to emerge. Trying to sort through it all? Join us for a special event in LA on January 27th

Friday night I’ll be one of the presenters at Alpha Dogs’ Editor’s Lounge in Burbank CA from 7pm. I’ll be demonstrating how we take the boring out of postproduction with Assisted Editing tools.

But the same night is the San Francisco Supermeet, so if you’re not in Burbank, you should be in San Francisco. Final Cut Studio, HDSLR and digital filmmaking and meet others who may know more than you do.



Has 3D Already Failed?

Has 3D Already Failed?


What’s going to happen in 2011?

Our longest show ever!

In this episode Terence and Philip, with Greg Huson from Secret HQ, look forward to what we can expect in 2011.  You might want to pace yourself on this one as we’ve set a new record for show length.

What will the Microsoft Kinect be used for? Who’ll be releasing new software this year – will we see new versions of Media Composer, Final Cut Pro or Adobe Creative Suite? Will Avid open up to 3rd party hardware? What will be in those releases? Is this the year Metadata (finally) takes off?

How many movies have to not make money from 3D before the fad is over? Or will 3D TV spark 3D production? Will we see RED Epic this year and will it be a success? What will develop with large sensor cameras?

How will the collapse of State Governments affect production subsidies? Will runaway production come back to LA?

When will the tipping point come when distribution breaks out of broadcast and cable channel models? Is ivi going to be ruled legal? What’s the future of Netflix? Is a social network a replacement for channel guides?

What do we wish we could predit for this year? More use of metadata for production automation and where it comes from? What if we didn’t do a first string-out manually? This leads to a discussion of the philosophy of editing.

What will be this year’s surprise? Another DSLR? Another daVinci/Smoke on Mac?

What will happen in distribution? What’s the future of DVD Extras?

What isn’t going to happen that needs to happen?

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