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Episode 43: Bad to the Bones

With Special Guest Rich Siegel of Bare Bones Software. We talk about the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh, and delve into the origins of Bare Bones and BBEdit.

This episode is sponsored by Maxon, makers of Cinema 4D. Download your free trial at maxon.net

Episode 42: I Predict a Riot

Special Guest Tim Riot, Adobe’s lead user experience designer for Photoshop, and co-creator of Adobe Generator

This episode is sponsored by Maxon, makers of Cinema 4D. Download your free trial at maxon.net

Episode 41: All the Gees

Happy New Year! We cut through the bullshit on the new Mac Pro, Maggie weaponises a parrot, and Christopher has a very good boxing day.

This episode sponsored by Red Giant Software

Episode 40: Playchoice 10

We have a chat about XBox1 vs. PS4, a new game from the creators of MYST, and some serious retrogaming.

This episode sponsored by Red Giant Software

Episode 39: Apple Turnover

We discuss new gear from Apple, and Maggie’s new Bitcoin hardware

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Episode 38: October Surprise

We’re back! In this episode: we struggle to remember how to podcast, Christopher gets a new job, and we talk about new toys from Apple and Adobe.

This episode sponsored by Red Giant Software

Episode 37: Game Over!

We bring Jon Alper back ruin the New Mac Pro, and discuss Apple’s commitment to the Pro market

This episode sponsored by Red Giant Software

Episode 36: Release the Kraken!

We talk about Magic Lantern 5D RAW, and the late, great Ray Harryhausen.

This episode sponsored by Red Giant Software

Episode 35: A Newer Hope

We talk about the history of Star Wars, and what’s next for Lucas’ properties, now that they’re owned by Disney. Guests: Josh Diamond, Jason Diamond, Mike J. Nichols, and Michael Scott

This episode sponsored by Red Giant Software

Episode 34: Scruffy Katamari

With Special Guests Kanen Flowers, Carolyn Stampeen, and Theresa Christine, we talk about what it takes to push out over 30 interviews in 3 days from NAB.

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Episode 33: Danimal!

We chat with Dan Weeks about creating tools for visual effects companies, Liquid Television, photography, and interface design

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Episode 32: NAB Part 1

Guests Jason Wingrove and Paul Schneider. We take a fresh look beyond the show floor at NAB

This episode sponsored by Red Giant Software

Episode 31: Downstream Color

We chat with Owen Williams about color grading, NAB, and how many times we can blow up a city.

This episode sponsored by Red Giant Software

Episode 30: Deathcab Confessional

This episode contains the additional topics we couldn’t fit into last week’s show. We talk more about The Hobbit, the Playstation 4, H265, and internet distribution. We also talk about near-death experiences in cabs.

This episode sponsored by Red Giant Software

Episode 29: Why Do I Have to Be the Brown Wizard?

Guests Josh and Jason Diamond and Mike J. Nichols talk about HFR, or High Frame Rate film, including our thoughts on the Hobbit. Alternative title: Eagles are Assholes.

This episode sponsored by Red Giant Software

Episode 28: Above the Line

In this episode we talk with Mark Christiansen and Kanen Flowers about the current state of the VFX industry, how it got there, and what can be done to change it. We cover #vfxprotest, Rhythm and Hues, and the Oscars. This is part one. A followup episode will be recorded soon.

This episode sponsored by Red Giant Software

Episode 27: Somebody Wake Up Hicks!

We have an amazing discussion with @jon_alper about the future of the Mac Pro, cutting the cable cord, and online advertising.

This episode sponsored by Red Giant Software

Episode 26: Django Fett!

In this episode, we ruin Django Unchained! WARNING: SPOILER ALERT! We also talk a bit about our break, and what we have in store for you in the near future.

Sponsored by Red Giant Software

Episode 25: The Naughty List

Happy Holidays from RI4E! With special guest Colin Barrett, we share our gifting ideas for the season. We talk video games, cheap stereo lithography printers, and of course, video gear.

Sponsored by Adobe Production Premium

Episode 24: Shake It Up!

We play catch-up, and talk new iMacs, say goodbye to John Siracusa and Marco Arment’s podcasts and making your Mac fast through CUDA processing and SSDs!

Sponsored by Adobe Production Premium

Episode 23: Shake Your Maker Faire!

Guests Kristin C. Martin and John Foster. We talk about Maker Faire, send our love to @vihartvihart, and make electronic farting noises.

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Episode 22: The Fire Bringer

We almost didn’t publish this episode, but we brought it out as Prometheus is now available on home video. We ruin the hell out of this film, so spoilers abound!

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Episode 21: The Kurosawa Suite

We Chat with Mark Christiansen (@flowseeker) about his new book, After Effects, his new Cinefex App for iPad, and life after the Ranch.

Sponsored by FX Factory by Noise Industries

Episode 20: On Three, You Have to Lift

Guest Starring @Jon_Alper. We muse about your out of control social graph, how to get yourself free from the gatekeepers, and squints vs. hum-heads. It’s our best show yet (despite some audio problems).

Sponsored by FX Factory by Noise Industries

Episode 19: Enter the 36 Chambers of Colin Barrett

In this episode we talk with Colin Barrett, indie Mac and iOS developer, about the App Store, Sparrow, and Netflix binging.

This episode is sponsored by Harvest. Check them out at http://www.getharvest.com/

Episode 18: Getting the Band Back Together

We have the lovely and hyper-talented Kristin Martin formerly of PIxel Corps, and currently of [redacted]! We talk about audio and video production, what it was like to work in the “Wild West’ days of podcasting, and how to get John, Ben, Kenji, and the rest of the castaways back on the island.

Episode 17: Literally #Crowbar

Special Guest: Kanen Flowers. In this episode we talk about the differences growing up in the 70s vs the 90s, Racoons, and things we can neither confirm nor deny.

Episode 16: Earth’s Mightiest Doggies

In this episode we, along with guest Kenn Bell spoil the $H1T out of The Avengers. We also talk about what goes into making his show, The Dog Files.

Episode 15: Design Within Reach

In this episode we have Michael Critz (@mike_critz), Emmy-award winning motion graphics designer and user experience designer. We talk about Cat memes, Facebook, Apple UX oddities, and user experiences that go beyond the screen and keyboard.

Episode 14: Cavalier Oblique

This week we’ve got Tim Cain, the father of the popular game Fallout, and lover of chocolate. We talk about storytelling, D&D, Fallout, classic arcade games, and how hard it is to preserve our digital heritage.

Episode 13: The Edit Doctor is In!

Our guest is Mike J. Nichols, aka The Edit Doctor, aka The Phantom Editor. We talk about TV, film, what it took to edit The Phantom Menace into something watchable, and why we can’t have nice things.

Episode 12: Ready! Steady! GoPro!

In this episode we talk about the 5DmkIII, the C300, Sony’s FS100, and our beloved GoPro, and how inexpensive hardware impacts budding filmmakers and veterans alike. We also pay homage to American Graffiti.

Episode 11: Snowmonkey

In this episode of RI4E, Maggie hacks some space, Christopher falls from grace with the Kimpon Hotel chain, we question Apple’s commitment to the Mac platform, surmise the probability your data getting pwned, and decide Google is scummy.

Episode 10: Borderlands of Kanen

Part two of our conversation with Kanen Flowers. In this episode, we talk about what it is that makes a good podcast, that Heartbeat City by The Cars synchs up with Defender, other video games, and wanting to stab people in the cinema.

Episode 9: Land of Kanen

This week’s special guest is Kanen Flowers, independent film maker and creator of That Post Show, and Scruffy Thinking. In this episode we talk about making a feature-length film, hardware, phone phreaking, hackers, money, and blow — but no hookers.

Episode 8: iBooks 2 Brace for Impact

In this episode we talk about the new iBooks 2 platform and the potential impact it has for the US school system, and elsewhere. We cover iBooks Author, the .ibooks textbook format, and the new courseware attached to iTunes U.

Episode 7: It’s A Trapcode!

In this episode, we have our first Guests! Aharon Rabinowitz and Seth Worley join us via Skype to talk about visual effects and post production in independent film. You’ll also learn the secret of THE MURDER HOUSE.

Episode 6: Unconventional Conventionalists

In this episode we talk about CES in a very big way. We cover new advances in TVs, cameras, computers, and THE NEW MAKERBOT! Also, we talk about product specs, why they matter, and why that’s part of the bigger picture of user experience design.

Math is hard.

Episode 5: Unsanitary Bag of Hurt

In this episode we talk about 3D in the cinema, and why sometimes IMAX isn’t.

Episode 4: The HIG Boson

In this episode we talk about what makes a good App. We we talk at excruciating length about the Apple HIG, and Apps that suck less.

Episode 3: Why is the Fat Guy Named Porkins?

In this episode we talk about Star Wars, and how George Lucas even today, continues to change cinema. We had some audio problems while recording this episode that were not discovered until after the show finished recording. Please excuse the audio quality. The problem has been corrected, and we’ll be back next week with our usual higher quality audio.

Episode 2: Liquid Television

In our second episode, your fearless hosts gasbag about TV shows we like, home theatre PCs, and different ways of getting content to your television.

Episode 1: Rounding Error

In this episode, we whinge about how Apple is leaving the high-end pro market. We talk about Mac Pros, education-as-enterprise, and giant 3D printed jumping spiders.



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