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Bleeding Edge Technology…

One of the things I have always taught on my courses is that when it comes to technology, you can’t believe anyone. Especially when it comes to new technology. This is not because experts are mistaken or wrong, it’s because everything is so untested. There simply hasn’t been enough instances of it working out in […]

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Blog facelift!

As you can see, the blog has been given a facelift. For some time now, I have been meaning to do this, and as Cannes is looming, I knew I had to do it sooner rather than later. I plan to update the blog daily in Cannes, and hopefully with either some audio or even […]

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Business Cards For Cannes

As part of my preparing for Cannes, I decided to make new ‘Gone Fishing’ business cards. It was cheap as chips to do at VistaPrint and done and dusted in under 30 minutes. I used one of the main images from the film, shot by DP Vernon Layton, and then mocked up a logo that […]

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On the road with EEE

So after being out on the road for a few days with my new Asus EEE ultra portable laptop, I can confirm that it's really a perfect balance between power and portability. I have started to get my head around the Linux Operating System (which the EEE comes with), which I still maintain, is NOT […]

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On the road with an Asus EEE 700

For years I have been in search of a portable computer. Powerful enough to do what I need, small enough (and tough enough) to carry in my bag without really noticing it. I have tried all kinds of devices in the past, and I just bought an Asus EEE – a tiny laptop that has […]

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Gone Fishing Trailer Windows Media Encoded

I had an interesting mail today from another film maker complaining about Quicktime – apparently the trailer for Gone Fishing would not play on his computer. And this is not the first occurrence of this, so if you have had problems playing back the Quicktime trailer, drop me a line – it would be useful […]

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Webstats for Gone Fishing Trailer

Now the trailer has been up for a little while, I thought I would let you know how it’s doing and how I managed the infrastructure. When we decided to put a trailer up, we wanted it be world class quality, which meant using the Apple trailers website as a template. In turn that meant […]

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PAL DVD of Gone Fishing Complete

Yesterday I completed the PAL DVD for ‘Gone Fishing’. This DVD is for showing to festival co-ordinators and people who may be interested in the new features I am writing. For now, it won’t be available to anyone else, not even my family! (as I explained on the blog before, we need to keep tight […]

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