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June 2008


George Carlin Has Died

George CarlinWhen I learned that George Carlin had died, I felt like I just lost a long time friend. Whenever anyone would ask me who was my favourite comdian, I would always respond, "George Carlin." I've been watching each HBO comedy special since Carlin at Carnegie Hall back in 1982. He once said that his job was just to observe life and report back later to tell everyone. What a wonderful job... it's the job description of an artist. He was an artist. A philosopher, a poet, a sun worshiper, and so much more. He always brought insight with his laughter. He always told it like it is and cut through the bullshit.

Initial Impression of the Flip Video Mino

In 2005, I bit the bullet with the purchase of our first HD video camera. At the time, there was not much of a selection of HD cameras in the consumer or prosumer market. It cost a pretty penny, but it was needed for a movie we were shooting at the time. Despite the age, it is still relatively new and in working order. I will be tagging it along with me on the JumpCon tour which will begin in just a couple weeks now. So why the need to purchase another video camera? One word: convenience!

That is the main selling point as far as I am concerned with the Flip Video Mino camera by Pure Digital Technologies. Think of it as the iPod Nano (not the new stubby sized one) of video cameras. It's other major strength is simplicity. Pretty much anyone will be able to work this camera, it is no more complicated than a point-and-shoot digital still camera.

Because of the simplicity, don't expect too many features, though it does have some. To my surprise it does offer zoom... Nothing too drastic. It may be purely a digital zoom, but I am not sure at this point (again this is just my initial review).

3G Gee-Whiz


It's here! Apple has now officially announced the new updated iPhone yesterday at Apple's WWDC. This came to no surprise to anyone that keeps on up tech. AT&T practically beat Apple to the punch with their memos concerning their staff vacation scheduling. It was obvious that something new and exciting was coming by restricting vacation time for their staff. The new phone, named the iPhone 3G because it uses the 3G data network which is a speed improvement over the Edge network that the original iPhone uses for data when outside of a Wi-Fi network.

New Site, New Vision

In my last post, I spoke of the website redesign for Art Trap Productions, the site you are reading this now presumably. If you were already familiar with the site previously, you may see the difference comparably like night and day. Most likely this site today being the "day" in that phrase.

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Established in 1994 by Louis Trapani, Art Trap Productions has been on the forefront of incorporating art, design, and media with emerging technologies. Encompassing traditional artwork and media with current cutting edge technologies to create everything from web design to independent movies, photography, and now new media such as audio and video podcasting.

Updating the ATP Website: New Hub

At long last, the update to the Art Trap Productions website is underway. This is something I have been meaning to do for quite a few years now. The last time I attempted it was back in 2005. At that time I was using the Dreamweaver suite of software to do it as I had been for... well for many years. Probably since Dreamweaver was up to version 2. Yep, that long ago.

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Doctor Who: Podshock is the longest running Doctor Who podcast (est. 2005) presented by the fan run Gallifreyan Embassy (est. 1985) and formerly presented by Outpost Gallifrey (up until Outpost Gallifrey closed in July 2009) is now the official podcast for the annual Gallifrey One conventions. We feature the latest Doctor Who news, reviews, interviews, commentaries and discussions from US and UK with an international perspective.

Hosted by Louis Trapani, Ken Deep, and Ian Bisset in the US and Dave Cooper and Graeme Sheridan in the UK and Germany respectively (and originally with James Naughton in the UK), with segments and contributions by regular corespondents around the world.

New Website Redesign

Welcome to the new website redesign. It is still in progress. There are plenty of new and exciting features coming to the new site, be sure to check back here as more of it is completed. In the meanwhile, the site as it was before the upgrade has been archived here: ARCHIVED Art Trap Productions website.

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