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Autodesk and Maya, the 3D Road Ahead – Siggraph 2006

An interview with Maurice Patel of Autodesk on their recent acquisition of Maya. With a 3D portfolio that includes Maya, 3Ds Max, MotionBuilder, AutoCad, mental ray, & Cleaner, Autodesk now controls many of the industry's most popular tools. In this interview we discuss the upcoming release of Maya 8, and the future according to Autodesk. Recorded at the Siggraph/ACM Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, in August 2006 by Harris Fogel. (14:23) Posted 9/17/2006

Revolutionize Your Video and Animation Work For Free with the Open Source Jahshaka Project – Siggraph 2006

An interview with Scott de Mercado and Goncalo De Carvalho, lead developer of the Jahshaka Project. Jahshaka is the worlds first Open Source Realtime Editing and Effects System. Currently supported on Mac OS X, Linux, Irix and Windows. It's free to download, try, and work with. If you are interested in the path not taken by the rest of the privately owned software industry, then maybe Jahshaka is for you! Recorded at the Siggraph/ACM Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, in August 2006 by Harris Fogel. Posted 9/14/2006 (8:50)

Painting the Digital River with Artist James Faure Walker - Siggraph 2006

 
An interview with painter and digital artist James Faure Walker about the impact of digital technologies on his work as an artist, writer, and educator. He was a founder of "Artscribe" Magazine in 1976, and his work has been internationally exhibited and collected. His book Painting the Digital River: How an Artist Learned to Love the Computer was published in 2006 by Prentice Hall. Recorded at the Siggraph/ACM Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, in August 2006 by Harris Fogel. Posted 9/12/2006 (33:12)

 

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Tired of Typing? All About OCR with IRIS! - C2ES 2006

 

Tired of Typing? All about OCR (Optical Character Recognition) with IRIS's Jean-Marc Fontaine. Have you ever had a stack of printed documents and wanted to turn them into an editable word processing document, but not at the hassle of re-typing all the information? If so, then consider OCR software which can scan, convert, and save your printed pages as editable text. Recorded at the Douglas Stewart C2ES Conference in Madison, Wisconsin in June 2006 by Harris Fogel. Posted 9/11/2006 (12:52)

 

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The Great Kat on Speed Guitar, Classical Music, & the Moron Masses

A shred interview with musician The Great Kat on matters ranging from the importance of classical music, the idea of virtuosity, and the impact of the digital age upon musicians. Listen in for a no-holds-barred, full-throttle interview with a musician that "Guitar One" Magazine named as one of the top ten fastest gutair shredders of all time. Recorded in New York, by Harris Fogel. (14:41)

Harris Fogel, Posted 7/28/2006

All About Digital InkJet Paper with Innova's Wayne Connelly!

An interview on the state of digital fine art paper for inkjet printing with Innova's inkjet paper guru Wayne Connelly! Wayne is responsible for some of the most respected papers used by photographer and artists around the world. If you have ever wanted to understand what makes a great paper to print on, or what factors go into creating and choosing a paper for your prints, then listen to this informative and candid interview! Recorded in Philadelphia in June 2006 by Harris Fogel. (24:35)

Harris Fogel, Posted 9/12/2006

Peachpit Press author Ben Willmore on Photoshop for Photographers - NAPP Philadelphia 2006

An interview with Peachpit Press author and NAPP Seminar Leader Ben Willmore on Photoshop for Photographers, and other thoughts on digital photography. Recorded at the National Association for Photoshop Professionals Seminar held in Philadelphia, May 2006 by Harris Fogel. (8:46)

Harris Fogel, Posted 5/27/2006

Learn to Play Guitar (Really!) with iPlay Music & Stewart Putney, Rob Silvfast, & Quincy Carroll

An Interview with Stewart Putney, Rob Silvfast, & Quincy Carroll of iPlay Music. If you have ever wanted to learn to play guitar, or even worse had a guitar in your closet feeling dusty and abandoned, then listen in as three music lovers and technologists harnessed the interactive power of the DVD to teach just about anyone between the ages of 7 to 70 to play guitar. Recorded at MacWorld San Francisco in January 2006 by Harris Fogel. (13:00)

Harris Fogel, Posted 4/15/2006

If Monks Had Macs, A Discussion with Brian Thomas, Creator of the Landmark Multimedia Title! - MacWorld SF 2004

An interview with Brian Thomas, creator of the landmark multimedia title "If Monks Had Macs" which began as a Hypercard stack in 1988! Inspired by Bill Atkinson, and revised throughout the years, it has recently been updated for OS X Tiger. A favorite interview from our archives! Recorded at MacWorld San Francisco in January 2004 by Harris Fogel. (18:59)

Harris Fogel, Originally Posted 4/16/2006, Updated 12/25/2006

 

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Advanced Digital Photography with Color Management Guru and Peachpit Press author Bruce Fraser - Photoshop World Boston 2005

An interview on advanced digital photography with color management guru and Peachpit Press author Bruce Fraser, 1954 - 2006. Bruce was one of those rare folks who you can say was really at the top of their field. Bruce passed away in 2006 after a battle with lung cancer, and we lost a treasured mentor, author, musician, resource, and friend to almost everyone involved in digital photography. Recorded at Photoshop World Boston in September 2005 by Harris Fogel. (18:38)

Harris Fogel, Posted 4/8/2006

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