The Pixar Story

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.

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates Together

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: iCon 1955 – 2011

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. 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!!

$30 DIY Camera Crane / Jib

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

Introducing Avid Motion Graphics

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

Key Advantages

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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