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Getting Healthy Again

September 2nd, 2007 · 3 Comments

Wow what a couple of weeks it has been. First the trip out to Phoenix was odd. Then getting sick in Phoenix was worse. Here’s what happened.
I was called out to Phoenix to help a documentary fix their media manager nightmare. After receiving the call I flew out the next day […]

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Tags: Filmmaker · Final Cut Pro · Personal · Profession · Sidework

Canon GL-2 And Final Cut Pro 5 Something Is Not Right

July 31st, 2007 · 4 Comments

This is the second email I’ve gotten from my ilk. I wish I could help out with my experience, but I do not own a GL-2 so I can not help out. So I’ll ask my readers to bail me out once again and help Jeff out with his question.
I hate to bug […]

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Tags: Apple · Creative · Final Cut Pro · Tips

HOW: Using Storytelling in Design

June 12th, 2007 · No Comments

Presented by: Kit Hinrichs
Partner & Creative Director
Pentagram
This session was packed and sold out. Wow sitting in the session of Using Storytelling in design was fantastic i feel like the pathway is becoming clearer now. He used his real world examples but I loved his commentary about each design and what the client wanted […]

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Tags: Art · Message · Personal · Profession

Help Me Name My Production Company

April 5th, 2007 · 12 Comments

When I work with clients I’m known as Andy Coon. Which is who I am, but I need something a little more professional. I need to come up with a Production Company name for myself. That is why i need your help. I have a few ideas and want to throw […]

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Tags: Personal · Profession

Car Troubles, Need Help

March 30th, 2007 · No Comments

My wife has a 1987 Toyota Corolla and it needs a catalytic converter and something else with the exhaust. The car has over 291,000 miles on it. The engine was replaced about five years ago with a Toyota pickup truck engine. We bought it 3 years ago and it has done it’s […]

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Tags: Personal

Upgrade Your Powerbook G4 Hard Drive

March 4th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Last week I upgraded my hard drive from an 80 GB to a 160 GB for my 17″ Powerbook G4. It was fairly simple. There are many places that will charge you to do this service which is nice if you are a technotard. But don’t worry, if you want to take […]

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Tags: Apple · Tips

To The Rescue

February 28th, 2007 · No Comments

I received an email on Friday from April with Lilac Films asking for some help on Final Cut Pro or if I could recommend someone. I called her and asked her how could I help.
She was past her deadline and had gone through three editors. She had a completed film but […]

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Tags: Apple · DVD · Final Cut Pro · Profession · Sidework

MAC Users Watch Out For The Sony HDR-SR1 Camcorder

December 5th, 2006 · 47 Comments

I was over at Doc Searls site earlier and he’s considering buying the SR1. This is a breakthrough consumer camcorder. A 1080i HDV camcorder that has a 30Gb hard drive, is really pushing where digital camcorders need to go. Especially for us Indie filmmakers. There is one huge problem for me […]

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