Monday, May 19, 2008

Australia, The Movie trailer released

The first trailer for the upcoming Baz Luhrmann film has been released. It is available in 480P, 720P and 1080P at this link. It looks FANTASTIC!!!

See all my pics from the movie set at

Monday, May 12, 2008

What a load of bollocks!

Trust an Aussie icon to play with itself in the middle of a worldwide sporting broadcast!  What a classic!

Friday, May 09, 2008

Still testing Animoto

I have thrown another folder of my pics at Animoto and a song from my library and pretty happy with the results. Animoto tell me that they will be offering SD and HD resolutions soon, cool! Feel free to let me know what you think of this!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

I'm really starting to love Nine Inch Nails

Up until a couple of months ago when Nine Inch Nails released their Ghosts albums (I blogged about it here) I hadn't even listened to a single NIN track.  Now they have earnt some of my hard-earned cash that I am really happy to have given it to them. I understand that from each CD sale that an artist makes through a music store they earn not much more than $1.00.  Their record companies, wholesaler, retailers, management etc are hoovering up the rest of the cash. But not Nine Inch Nails.  They are giving away much of their music and offering options to buy special merchandise and higher quality audio in the hope that it will attract audiences to live concerts in the future.
A NIN media release recently quoted
"Nine Inch Nails' 36-track instrumental opus Ghosts I-IV, released March 2 via, has amassed a first week total of 781,917 transactions (including free and paid downloads as well as orders for physical product), resulting in a take of $1,619,420 USD.
"These figures represent the most relevant and contemporary metric for measuring how Nine Inch Nails' music is reaching its fans," said NIN manager Jim Guerinot.
As previously reported, the $300 Ultra-Deluxe Limited Edition of Ghosts I-IV immediately sold out its run of 2500. The $5 Download, $10 2XCD set and $75 Limited Edition Deluxe versions are still available at The $10 2XCD SET will be released to retail April 5 in Australia and Japan, April 8 in North America, and April 7 in the UK and most European territories. A $39 4X vinyl version will be available at retail April 8. Ghosts I-IV has been released under the Creative Commons license."

And now Metallica, originally one of the most ardent crusaders against online music file-sharing have changed their tune.  They now appear to be planning to follow the lead of Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails - The Age wrote about it recently here
Big record companies like Sony BMG, Warner, EMI and Universal must be starting to worry about their futures.  Their biggest loss to date was when Madonna left Warner after 25 years to sign a US$120 million 10 year deal with a concert promoter.  Now big name bands are releasing music for free on the internet?  I say the writing is on the wall...

Monday, May 05, 2008


I've only just discovered a new online slideshow service that really rocks. Thanks to Leo and Amber from Net@Nite for the introduction! Here's a quick sample of the service using a few of my pics of model Hofit Golan I shot at the Palazzo Versace on Australia's Gold Coast.