Upgrading website to WordPress CMS

The white cat (OSX10.6) broke my ancient Dreamweaver 2004 application. When I looked at the price of the latest version (too old to upgrade) I knew it was a really good time to abandon the static digistories website for something more dynamic. I wanted it to be based on WordPress. There seemed little point in […]

iMovie 8 Madness

I have started to re evaluate iMovie 8 (part of iLife 09) as a tool for digital storytelling. I was beginning to warm to it until I began some tests to nail down it’s behaviour with still images. Now it’s driving me to distraction – it’s so inconsistent. So my write up will take a […]

"iMovie" or "Photo to Movie"?

I’ve been evaluating Photo to Movie from LQ Graphics as a tool for digital storytelling. My favourite application is iMovie HD. It’s not perfect but better the devil you know – and I know iMovie pretty well now and still discover tricks that make me think “how clever”. When Apple rewrote iMovie for iLife 08 it […]

Testing new software for digistories

LQ Graphics Photo to Movie. I’m testing this software for use in my workshops. It’s available in Mac and Windows versions. There’s a timeline and it works under Snow Leopard. With no sign of a fix for iMovie 6 under Snow Leopard and the download no longer available on the Apple website, I have to […]

Warming to iMovie '09

I have just compiled a section of my tutorial story “Affected for Life” using iMovie ’09. I’m warming to it. I began this exercise because the free download of iMovie HD is no longer available from the Apple site and attempts to install it on a new MacBook brings up an error message because iMovie […]

10 Things Every Final Cut Pro User Should Know | Mac|Life

10 Things Every Final Cut Pro User Should Know | Mac|Life. A really useful basic user guide presented in a series of video tutorials.

Final Cutters – win software

A useful site for editors and storytellers using Apple’s Final Cut and to tempt you to visit there’s a software prize on offer too.

Free Final Cut plugin: Lower Third

If you’re a Final Cut user (Express or Pro) this plugin is free and very handy. It produces a result like this:

How to Export 720 HD video from iMovie '09

This a rather techy article from Macworld but it is very useful. The quality of exported video from iMovie is often disappointing for a number of reasons. This article tackles only one format, 720 line HD, but the principles can be applied to others too. It’s well worth a read. If you understand it, fine. […]

Useful first look at iMovie '09

iLife 09 continued: My first iMovie 09 video | The Download Blog – Download.com You also have better control over the audio track, the title animation, and the sound effects–you can change them or move them around, for example. But we still would prefer a more precise manipulation. For example, we wanted to match up […]