Apple Devours Hulu?

Edited 731 7/22 I don’t know about this rumor, but it’s too fascinating to let go.  According to Deadline, Apple is considering purchasing Hulu for $2 billion.  What’s most interesting is that the deal would include two years of exclusive programming from NBCUniversal (now owned by Comcast), Fox (NewsCorp) and Disney (who happens to have […]

Conan Vs. Final Cut Pro X

When I have posted video from Conan O’ Brien, it usually had something to do with him skewering movies (such as his “Thor” parodies), though I was surprised to learn that he’s aimed his sights at Apple. And speaking of Final Cut Pro X, here’s video of someone actually using the program.

Final Cut Pro X Is Here!

Today Apple released Final Cut Pro X, their flagship video editing application. It’s available via the Apple App Store for $299. The prior version, Final Cut Studio, is in high demand by movie studios for film editing, though it remains to be seen if Final Cut Pro X is adopted as enthusiastically. At first, seeing […]

‘FullMetal Alchemist’

Lately I have been expanding my anime repertoire.  A few days ago I watched some episodes of “Samurai Champloo,” which has to be the best synthesis of anime/hip-hop attitude/Japanese history that I have yet seen, assuming that there is other anime in done a similar vein, which I doubt (though “Cowboy Bebop” came close in […]

‘X-Men: First Class’ App Released

“X-Men: First Class” is coming to theaters June 3rd, to commemorate Twentieth-Century Fox is introducing “X-Men EXTRA”, an app that claims to put the viewer “…in the middle of history’s most defining–and top secret–moments. At the moment it’s available only for iPad.

More On Final Cut Pro X

I wasn’t planning on writing anything about Final Cut Pro X till I either got my hands on a copy, or reviews started appearing in the wild, though I changed my mind when I received an email on the subject.  Frankly, there isn’t much in the way of visuals, though it does give information about […]


According to CNET, DVD sales are down 20 percent.  And while I can’t speak for anyone but myself, I know that if there’s a choice between downloading a movie via iTunes or purchasing a DVD, I will virtually always go with iTunes.

Birdy the Mighty, Dude Looks Like a Lady

At first glance “Birdy the Mighty: Decode” seems like an average fan service anime complete with scantily clad female lead, but there’s a bit more to this story of an intergalactic police officer’s mission to Earth.  The trailer claims that the titular character is stranded on Earth until she repairs the damage she’s done to Tsutomu Senkawa’s life, […]

Editing Tips

Editing can be one of the most difficult tasks in shooting a film.  Sure, it’s a pain to get to a location, get your shots, get multiple takes of your shots and then get them home, but imagine choosing exactly the right take and then making sure that take works within the framework of all […]