Pirates of Silicon Valley is a 1999 film based on the book Fire in the Valley: The Making of The Personal Computer by Paul Freiberger and Michael Swaine. It is a made-for-television docudrama written and directed by Martyn Burke which documents the rise of the home computer (personal computer) through the rivalry between Apple Computer and Microsoft. The film stars Anthony Michael Hall as Bill Gates and Noah Wyle as Steve Jobs.
The 1996 documentary “Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires” and it’s 1998 sequel, “Nerds 2.0.1: A Brief History of the Internet” chronicle the rise of the internet and personal computer along with the visionaries that created them. It was written and hosted by Mark Stephens under the pseudonym Robert X. Cringely for PBS.
Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires
It happened more or less by accident; the people who made it happen wereamateurs; and for the most part they still are. From his own Silicon Valley garage, author Bob Cringley puts PC bigshots and nerds on the spot, and tells their incredible true stories. Like the industry itself, the series is informative, funny and brash. Some of the episode participants include: Bill Gates (Chairman of Microsoft, the richest man in the world), Steve Jobs (Hippie co-founder of Apple Computer; CEO of NeXT Computer; and the man who wanted to change the world), and Steve Wozniak (Co-founder of Apple Computer; engineering genius, practical joker).
Triumph of the Nerds: Impressing Their Friends.
Triumph of the Nerds: Riding The Bear.
Triumph of the Nerds: Great Artists Steal.
Join Robert X Cringely in this much-anticipated sequel to Triumph of the Nerds, as he turns his well-informed and irreverent eye on the intriguing history of the Internet. Go deep into the bowels of the Pentagon to witness the birth of the Internet and follow its rapid rise to the cutting edge of the World Wide Web. On his journey, Cringely interviews the unknown nerds who laid the Internet’s foundations, visits the Silicon Valley of India and grills the founders of the networking companies who have made millions from this fascinating new technology.
Nerds 2.0.1: Networking
Nerds 2.0.1: Serving the suits
Nerds 2.0.1: Wiring the world
A look at the first years of Pixar Animation Studios – from the success of “Toy Story” and Pixar’s promotion of talented people, to the building of its East Bay campus, the company’s relationship with Disney, and its remarkable initial string of eight hits.
The contributions of John Lasseter, Ed Catmull and Steve Jobs are profiled. The decline of two-dimensional animation is chronicled as three-dimensional animation rises. Hard work and creativity seem to share the screen in equal proportions.
In their rare joint appearance at All Things Digital 5, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates discuss their contributions to the technology industry, the qualities they most respect in one another.
Gates’s on the passing of Steve Jobs:
“I’m truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs’ death. Melinda and I extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends, and to everyone Steve has touched through his work.
Steve and I first met nearly 30 years ago, and have been colleagues, competitors and friends over the course of more than half our lives.
The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come.
For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it’s been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.”
Steve Jobs, Apple founder and former CEO has passed away, at the age of 56. We’ve pulled together some of his best videos below. Apple.com has published its own memorial as well.
“Remembering That You Are Going To Die Is The Best Way I Know To Avoid The Trap Of Thinking You Have Something To Lose” – Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address
Steve Jobs demos Apple Macintosh, 1984
Steve Jobs on Paul Rand
Steve Jobs, “Computers are like a bicycle for our minds.”
1983 Apple Keynote-The “1984″ Ad Introduction
The First iMac Introduction
Apple Music Event 2001-The First Ever iPod Introduction
Steve Jobs early TV appearance
Apple WWDC ’97 Steve Jobs’ Closing Keynote
Steve Jobs Presents to the Cupertino City Council
Apple Keynote Bloopers!!
Featured on mtvU, the infamous creators of South Park: Matt Stone and Trey Parker, surprise a freshman class of writers at NYU and dispense some great writing advice.
In this video The Frugal Filmmaker shows you how to make camera crane (or jib) with $30 in parts and your own tripod. This version will give you the same functionality of the expensive ones and is portable as well.
1- 10′ length of chain link top rail
2- training wheels with rubber grooved tires
1- dumbell handle with screw collars
1- Simpson Strong Tie A24 angle (Home Depot SKU# 590007)
1- roll of 50lb. test fishing line
1- small hook & eye turnbuckle
1- quick plate from your tripod
2- 1/2″ PVC plugs
1- 1/2″ PVC end cap
1- 1/2″ PVC tee
1- 1/2″ PVC elbow
1- 1/2″ PVC pipe (3″ in length)
1- 1/2″ PVC pipe (5″ in length)
3- 1/4″ machine screws (1 1/2″ in length)
4- 1/4″ nuts with nuts
1- 1/4″ lock washer
2- 1/4″ fender washers
1- 3/8″ bolt (3″ in length)
1- 3/8″ bolt (4″ in length)
7- 3/8″ nuts
2- 3/8″ fender washers
1-4 3/8″ washers
1- 3/8″ lock washer
1- knobbed 1/4″ bolt with 5-6 exposed threads
1- 1/4″ screw (2 1/2″ in length)
1- 1/4″ wing nut
It’s been 28 years and now Cheech and Chong are back and off to deliver “magic brownies” to the Flaming Pole desert festival in this Fiber One 90 calorie brownie commercial.
Avid Technology Inc. has unveiled Avid Motion Graphics, the company’s new next-generation graphics platform that’s set to replace Deko in its lineup.
In today’s highly-competitive, image-dominated media industry, media producers need to create stunning visual imagery that cuts through the clutter, streamline their workflows to reduce costs, and build strong brand recognition.
Avid Motion Graphics™ is a next-generation graphics platform built on a revolutionary rendering engine that lets everyone involved in graphics development make the most of their media.
With Avid Motion Graphics:
Designers can quickly and easily light up their screens with stunning imagery that creates exhilarating visual experiences
Journalists can incorporate those graphics into their story-telling, leveraging agile integrations with news and automation workflows
Business owners can streamline their workflows to save time and money, and build strong memorable brand identities
Create stunning imagery
From character generation to full 3D animations, customers can create stunning imagery with a complete next-generation creative toolset, featuring an advanced real-time 2D/3D rendering engine accelerated by the latest GPU technology.
Customers can quickly get high-quality content to air with tightly-integrated creative workflows incorporating high-demand graphics tools from both Avid and third-party vendors, industry standard technologies, and plug-ins.
Designed for a wide range of customers from novice to veteran, customers can take advantage of a platform that is easy to use and learn.
Deko product family support
No one gets left behind. Avid Motion Graphics incorporates a bridge to the existing Deko product family, making it easy for users to migrate their assets to the new Avid Motion Graphics platform and make that transition at their own pace.
The all new Avid Motion Graphics architecture provides the foundation for a wide array of market applications, including news, sports, live events, post production, and channel branding.
Service and Support
Avid provides a 360 ecosystem of service and support for Avid Motion Graphics, from consultative services and implementation to ongoing support and training. As with every Avid solution, Avid Motion Graphics is designed to serve as an integral part of an open, collaborative, end-to-end architecture enabling Avid customers to make the most of their media the world over.
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What happens when Jessica Chobot from AOTS comes across the Phantom Flex High Speed Camera, the world’s most flexible HD digital cinema camera? She destroys things in slow motion! Watch as she nukes eggs, drops Mentos into diet cola and smashes fluorescent lights.