Old Boy Soundtrack, Japanese Humor, The Sultan’s Elephant


It’s late.  For some reason, most of the day, the waltz theme to one of my favorite movies, OldBoy, has been play through my head.  I’m embedding a link to a guitar rendition of this tune played by this young guitar prodigy who’s rendition of California Dreamin’ is also worth a listen:)

On another note, I’m slowly working on learning the Japanese language.  At lunch, I checked out these videos of Japanese humor.  I thought they were rather compelling.

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Oh, and somehow I came across this video


It’s from a performance piece in Europe called The Sultan’s Elephant.  





IBC – Day 1 – Adobe Production Premium CS4

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 After my original writeup from the tradeshow, Creative Cow was told to pull their writeup by Adobe.  I then took mine down.  Creative Cow now has theirs back up, so, I guess I’ll repost my take on CS4.

CS4 is going to be cool.  At first, as I watched the demo, I wasn’t quite sure, but I realized they were building up to the real summit of what is going to be great in CS4.  

1) Broadened use of “Dyanamic Link” – ie, now you can move back and forth between Premiere and After Effects as well as After Effects and FLASH!!!!!

2)  AE and Flash – – this is going to be sick . . . AE layers can be pulled directly into Flash for animation (wow)

3) Speech Transcription  – – Premiere will automatically transcribe spoken works and make video libraries, as well as frames within the videos searchable according to the resultant text!

4) New Effects for AE?  A decent cartoon effect.  With a few clicks, it was actually fairly impressive.

So, there you go.  When I was at IBC, this was one of the things I made sure I attended at Adobe.  This was just a “sneak peak”.  I imagine there will be much more fun behind the new release (not to mention some of the stuff one can find on YouTube surrounding Photoshop CS4).






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