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I will be at Broadcast India- through Oct 24th

I will be speaking at the Broadcast India Show on Tapeless Production Friday from 1-2pm. I will post the location when I arrive in Mumbai on Tuesday evening.

I will be around the Aja stand during the show as usual, if you see me be sure to mention that you are a friend on Creative Cow.


Posted by: gary adcock on Oct 17, 2011 at 6:59:08 am tapeless, broadcast india

a note to all those people updating to iOS v5

there is one thing to remember if you are having issues installing the iOS update on your iPhone or iPad.

YOU MUST LOGIN to iTunes after updating the iTunes App to 10.5 and before you update your devices!

Otherwise the iOS will reject installing the update because it cannot guarantee that your device is verified with that account.

Posted by: gary adcock on Oct 13, 2011 at 10:42:43 amComments (1) iphone, iOS

Creativity boost or those of you concerned about your NLE

There is now a truly creative fuel to use when you no longer are sure of your project or future in the film and TV industry.

Now you have "Bay in a Can" to increase your creativity and T&A levels in all your current and future projects.

Posted by: gary adcock on Oct 10, 2011 at 7:48:22 amComments (2) FCPX, FCP

In Passing.

A number of people have contacted me asking about Steve Jobs, sadly I was only ever in his presence one time and in all honesty he was not interested, but I have always thought it fitting as I was talking to John Sculley at the time and it was immediately after he came back to Apple in '97.

It did not change my view of the company, I have been a Mac user from the very beginning, I bought the very first one, having gotten a chance to see one up close in my Photostudio as I was shooting it while doing Advertising for a local computer store, so I guess that makes me an apple fanboy, the cult of mac as it is called.

I have had more Apple computers than I care to count, from the beginning I have owned almost every model of laptop and all but the current Imac. I go thru phones like water (not because of water) so I have owned every model of iPhone and both iPads, the benefit is that my wife has some of the best "hand-me-downs" possible.

I Choose to use a Mac because they make my life easier, more creative, less constrained.

That was what Steve was talking about in this speach about "Think Different"

and I like most of the rest of you I would not be here if it were not for his visions regarding computing and communicating.

Very few of us would know each other or our shared experiences here if Steve had not decided that he needed to change the Music and Video industries as much as he shook up the computer industry.

Yes, true visionaries are always missed and we just lost the one for our generation, as no one has changed our future more.

Scott Stanis Cartoons are© Chicago Tribune.

Posted by: gary adcock on Oct 7, 2011 at 9:21:32 amComments (1) Steve Jobs, iSad

The Coolest New Toy I found out about


If you are like me, you carry your iPad onset for everything, from camera and 3D rig manuals, ordering lunch, reading the script to using the damn thing as a slate when needed, and for the last usage the people over at Pomfort had come up with one of the coolest ideas,(though kind of expensive) but here it is, the iPad Slate.

This is a hard shell that goes over the your iPad or iPad2 to give you that full Slate experience when using a digital slate app like Movie✶Slate

iPad case with mechanical clapper sticks
Closing magnet: Loud and clear clap sound
Houses both iPad and iPad2
All controls and interfaces of iPad are accessible
Robust design, high quality materials
Numbered edition, manufactured and assembled in Germany
Integrates with Movie★Slate iPad app (sold separately)

Go take a look here

Posted by: gary adcock on Oct 5, 2011 at 6:43:26 amComments (7) ipad, Slates

CNN thinks Chicago is a Great Place to shoot a Movie

CNN posted this story over the weekend about how friendly the Production Market is in the Chicago Metro Area.

Maybe you should be shooting here also!


Posted by: gary adcock on Oct 3, 2011 at 1:55:02 pm Chicago, CNN

Join industry geek Gary Adcock as he explores the world and technology as it relates to Film and Video production. I am also a Glass artist, so I spend my free time creating art from silica and fire when I am not cooking.


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