WWDC was the perfect place to introduce the
2019 Mac Pro
- a powerful system for power users. But it was
the best place for Apple to introduce the
Pro Display XDR
- the developers there had no clue what to do with a reference HDR monitor. But, to introduce the Mac Pro without a monitor would make no sense, so Apple did the best it could. Still, the Pro Display has been getting more flack than it deserves, mostly because the average computer user has no idea what it is.
I have three reports on
: the first is my write-up after watching the keynote. Next,
has a more detailed look at the Mac Pro. Finally, after several days reading the different write-ups and analyses of the new hardware, I created a "
" on what the Mac Pro indicates about where Apple is taking us.
publishes a periodic newsletter covering the VFX industry. An article from the June 7 issue caught my attention: "
Five of the biggest trends from FMX 2019
." FMX is an annual trade show focused on animation and visual effects which is held in Stuttgart, Germany, each May. I think you'll find the trends highlighted in this article to be both thought-provoking and cutting-edge.
returned last Thursday with "
Illustrating Visual Literacy
." This was first suggested by
, back in February. In this session, I looked at different visual composition techniques and the emotions that they generate. This was a fun session, you'll see an excerpt from it my Articles section, below.
I'm currently researching my next webinar, which will be in a couple of weeks. As soon as I figure out what I want to cover, I'll let you know.
Also, I want to welcome
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In addition to our articles on this year's WWDC, and the excerpt from last week's webinar, there's a VERY cool composition technique that I learned about as I was researching the webinar. You'll find all of these in the
One last note,
, the next version of the macOS, will be the first version that does not support 32-bit applications. This has implications for both older media and applications that you may rely on. Between now and when this new version ships - most likely in the early fall - please take time to review any older applications and media that you currently rely on and plan what you want to do. Remember, there's no advantage to being the first to upgrade to a new OS if the apps you rely on no longer work. I repeated two earlier articles that discuss applications and media in more detail, also in Articles below.
As always, I'm interested in your comments. I look forward to chatting with you next week. In the meantime,