Treasure Two's Trail Tales

Submitted by John Millar on Sun, 05/15/2005 - 16:00

John Millar: What do you recall of your school days with the director of National Treasure, Jon Turteltaub?
Nicolas Cage: He was more popular. He was the one who had all the girls surrounding him as he talked about drama - we were in the drama department together. I was in the corner somewhere trying to figure out how to talk.
Millar: Did you enjoy the classical elements of the role like wearing the tuxedo during the robbery sequence?

Unmasking the Yes Men

Submitted by Matthew Arnoldi on Mon, 02/21/2005 - 16:00

Undercover saboteurs Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonnano, aka The Yes Men, set up a controversial Bush website that the Administration tried to shut down, embarrassed the WTO by parading unethical global trade practices that the WTO should be addressing, and on a lighter note, they've caused gender mayhem in U.S. toy shops by switching over the voice boxes of Barbies and GI Joes. And now they've got a film out, The Yes Men, documenting their spoofs.

Take 3 - Audition Audio Clips

Submitted by Robert Alstead on Wed, 02/09/2005 - 16:00

Following on from last week's review of Adobe Audition, here are three sample clips that I created in an evening's sitting. They are no works of art by any means, more sketches or works-in-progress, but you get a sense of what can be quickly achieved using Audition. All the loops that were used in the compositions came on Adobe Audition's Loopology DVD, so I didn't even need to search through online audio libraries for extra material. I envisage using these as possibly snatches of background music in a video project.

Going Underground

Submitted by Matthew Arnoldi on Tue, 02/08/2005 - 16:00

MA: What was the hardest thing about this shoot Franka, getting stuck in swamp-like cages or working with rats?

Franka: Ughh! Don't remind me! The rats, let's not even bring them into the equation. The hardest thing was to maintain focus, working in a maze, in cold, dark, draughty conditions. If you sent a feng shui person in there, I'm sure they'd agree that it's hard to focus on something. You can't sit down anywhere. Information travels really slowly down there. Working 6-day weeks, not seeing light .. ever.