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July 20, 2012

climbing the rickety ladder that is Final Cut X

After half a day spent negotiating the vagaries of Final Cut X there are good bits and bad bits. Apple are clearly addressing the professional connectivity of their latest editing software, though I feel there is still a way to go.

But some features are excellent - like background rendering. No longer waiting for five minutes as the software locks you out to rend a clip. And so far the magnetic timeline, or storyline as they now call it, is a plus - snapping taken to its logical conclusion.

Working, as I am without a mouse or dedicated keyboard, I'm finding it rather slow and imprecise, and the new terminology is taking some getting used to. but the worst thing so far is a bug where by all the images of the clips disappear, making it really difficult to navigate.

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with all the images

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without the images

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July 11, 2012

a short documentary about making chairs [sort of]

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July 08, 2012

Whistler's relatives

I was showing a friend and model my paintings, currently languishing in racks in the attic, and explaining my homage to Whistler.

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Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1 [Whistler's Mother], by Whistler, 1871, oil on canvas, 1443mm x 1624mm

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Whistler's Daughter, by me, JC, 2003, oil on panel, 1220mm x 1220mm


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July 06, 2012

redundant garden equipment

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July 02, 2012

preparing the studio

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getting ready to shoot Hilary Simms' wonderful ceramics tomorrow

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