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Happy 91st Birthday, Ray Harryhausen

I am little late in posting this (depending on where you are in the world at least). Today (Wednesday, June 29th) was the 91st birthday of legendary stop-motion animation pioneer, Ray Harryhausen. To celebrate, I was going to post a related photo I took many years ago to Instagram, but then decided to make it a blog entry instead. (I am including the photo I was going to post to Instagram here (see top left photo), although it was shot in 1983 using an analog SLR at the time, I had post processed it on the iPhone in prep to the intended posting to Instagram. Click on it for further details).

The following is lifted from a previous article I wrote here last year about Ray Harryhausen:

Filterstorm for iOS is Updated and Discounted

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Although I have many, one iOS app not yet in my photography tool box is Filterstorm (by Tai Shimizu) (App Store link). It has been highly recommended (especially in the Instagram community) by others and it has been on my 'want list' for some time now. Well, if you needed an excuse to buy it now (perhaps such as myself), it is has recently been upgraded to 3.0. The upgrade features a new interface along with some new features. It will be interesting to see how this app compares with other full featured photography post processing apps on the iOS such as PhotoForge2 and Photo fx (by The Tiffen Company) (App Store links) among many others of course. It looks to be more similar to the former than the latter. Despite its name, I don't believe it is what we would call a photo filter app on iOS today. To my understanding it considers adjustments to exposure, color correction, sharpening, etc. as filters (as opposed to more artistic filters such as those in Instagram and others). It is now on sale in the App Store for half off (currently $1.99 from $3.99) for June 23-24, 2011.

We Review the Spring 2011 Series of Doctor Who and Celebrate the 26th Anniversary of the Gallifreyan Embassy in Doctor Who: Podshock 250

Doctor Who: Podshock 250

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 250
Running Time: 2:11:50

We review the Spring 2011 series of Doctor Who and celebrate the 26th anniversary of the Gallifreyan Embassy live over the net with live and recorded listener feedback (Brent Johnson, Kobo4747, Stuart Natelson, Adam Pearson, Michael, Carl, D Scott 750).

Hosted by Louis Trapani ( @LouisTrapani ) and Dave Cooper ( @daveac )

Final Cut Pro X is Now Available in the Mac App Store

Final Cut Pro X

Apple has released Final Cut Pro X to the Mac App Store (store link: Final Cut Pro - Apple) today. The long awaited upgrade for this professional movie editor software has been rewritten from the ground up. The big news when it was announced a few months ago was that it would be coming to the Mac App Store with a new price of only $299 (previously FCP itself was $999). Other companion apps that had been included in Final Cut Pro Studio suite such as Motion - Apple and Compressor - Apple are sold separately also in the Mac Store for $49 each. It doesn't look like Soundtrack Pro has made the cut though, at least not yet.

Happy Anniversary! We Will Reviewing the Spring 2011 Doctor Who Series Live on Net on Doctor Who: Podshock Today

Today on the 26th anniversary of the Gallifreyan Embassy, in celebration, we will be reviewing the Spring 2011 Series of Doctor Who live over the net on Doctor Who: Podshock. If you missed out on our previews live review shows or if you have something to say about the spring series as a whole, join us live. See the link below for further details.

Doctor Who: Podshock Live Show Reviewing the Spring 2011 Series Scheduled for Saturday, June 18 -

Doctor Who: Podshock will be once again be taking to the net this Saturday, 18 June 2011 for a live-over-the-net show reviewing the spring 2011 series.

Doctor Who: Podshock Live Show Reviewing the spring 2011 series

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Ten Go-To Apps for iPhone Photography

Often I am asked which apps I use to do produce the images I do using just an iPhone. I decided to collect some of the apps I go to most for my iPhone photography at this time and list them here with some comments on each.

Ten Photo Go To Apps

'A Good Man Goes to War' is Reviewed in Doctor Who: Podshock 249

Doctor Who: Podshock 249

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 249
Running Time: 2:07:54

We review Doctor Who: A Good Man Goes to War live over the net with live listener feedback (Kobo4747, Terry Lightfoot, Mark Goodacre, Mattheous, Darth Skeptical, Russel Hale).

Hosted by Louis Trapani ( @LouisTrapani ) James Naughton ( @JamesNaughton ), Ken Deep ( @kendeep ). and Dave Cooper ( @daveac )

David J Howe and Sam Stone

David J Howe and Sam Stone

David J. Howe and Sam Stone enjoying a walk on the pier on the California coast (Hermosa Beach) earlier this year (2011).

The Almost People is Reviewed Live on the Net in Doctor Who: Podshock 248

Doctor Who: Podshock

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 248
Running Time: 1:56:16

We review Doctor Who: The Almost People live over the net with live listener feedback (Kobo4747, Darth Skeptical, TARDISGirl, Andre T, and ??).

Hosted by Louis Trapani ( @LouisTrapani ) and Dave Cooper ( @daveac )

InfoLinks Brings Dance and Music to Blogworld and New Media Expo NY 2011

InfoLinks Dancers at BWENY

From last week: @InfoLinksInc dancers at Blogworld and New Media Expo New York (by Louis Trapani - taken on May 25, 2011 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City). This was in promotion of their African hot air balloon ride contest.

Join Us Live to Review Doctor Who: The Almost People on Sunday, May 29th

Doctor Who: Podshock will be once again be taking to the net this Sunday, 29 May 2011 for a live-over-the-net show reviewing the sixth episode of the new series,The Almost People.

Doctor Who: Podshock Live Show Reviewing The Almost People

The Rebel Flesh is Reviewed in Doctor Who: Podshock 247

Doctor Who: Podshock 247

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 247
Running Time: 1:55:17

We review Doctor Who: The Rebel Flesh live over the net with live listener feedback (Perry G, Kobo747, Mark G., Darth Skeptical, TARDISGirl).

Hosted by Louis Trapani ( @LouisTrapani ), Dave Cooper ( @daveac ), and Taras Hnatyshyn ( @tarashnat )

Frazer Hines and Sam Stone

Frazer Hines and Sam Stone

Frazer Hines and Sam Stone were among those of us having lunch together on the California coast earlier this year (2011).

Doctor Who: Podshock Events This Weekend

This weekend is another busy weekend for Doctor Who: Podshock. We are having our seasonal Meet Up and Party on Saturday, 21 May 2011 on Second Life and then the following day on Sunday, we will once again be recording a live show reviewing the new Doctor Who episode, The Rebel Flesh. I hope you can join us for both.

Doctor Who: Podshock Live Show Reviewing The Rebel Flesh

For those of you who may be worried about spoilers, I am asking everyone at our meet up to keep clear of discussing The Rebel Flesh at it because not everyone would had seen it at that point. For our live show reviewing it on Sunday, well, obviously there will be spoilers.

For details on both events, see the links below.

We review 'The Doctor's Wife' in Doctor Who: Podshock 246

Doctor Who: Podshock 246

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 246
Running Time: 1:34:15

We review Doctor Who: The Doctor's Wife live over the net with live listener feedback (Mystery Presenter, Kobo747, Darth Skeptical).

Hosted by Louis Trapani ( @LouisTrapani ) and Dave Cooper ( @daveac )

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