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  • By Howard Buksbaum filed under People

    July 11, 2013

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    Nic Sadler is a very interesting dude. He’s an accomplished DP, award winning software developer, builder of a net-zero, eco-friendly...

    Nic Sadler is a very interesting dude. He’s an accomplished DP, award winning software developer, builder of a net-zero, eco-friendly home and, as it turns out, a pleasure to work with. But, before I get to all of that, let me tell you about how I came to know him.

    Years ago, during a fit of OCD, hunting for the BEST iOS apps for filmmakers, I stumbled upon an app called Artemis Director’s Viewfinder from Chemical...

      
  • April 4, 2013

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    Almost a year ago we sat together talking about plans for a new site. It had been years since we updated our existing site and even...

    Almost a year ago we sat together talking about plans for a new site. It had been years since we updated our existing site and even though we had big plans to keep it up-to-date, life got in the way. As the web has evolved over the past few years, so have we. Our needs have changed and thusly our previous site became outdated and too cumbersome to manage.

    Our goal was simple; we want to create our own little world. It...

      
  • By Howard Buksbaum filed under People

    March 30, 2013

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    Ever since I was a little boy I've had a fascination with drummers. I even took lessons for a little while, but watching truly talented...

    Ever since I was a little boy I've had a fascination with drummers. I even took lessons for a little while, but watching truly talented players has become a passion - an obsession. Female drummers in particular, have piqued my interest over the past few years. Something about a girl, wailing behind a kit, is really sexy. Like other rhythm instruments, drums are dominated by men. Whatever your preference, this list is sure...

      
  • By Danny Ameri filed under Tech

    March 19, 2013

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    If you haven't yet seen Vine, it's because it's still pretty new and/or you're already overwhelmed by all of the other social networking...

    If you haven't yet seen Vine, it's because it's still pretty new and/or you're already overwhelmed by all of the other social networking tools out there.  Twitter released Vine on January 24 of this year.  It's a video sharing application that has some extremely interesting features and constraints, the most significant of which is the max limit of :06 per video.  At present, it only works on the iPhone and it makes use...

      
  • By Howard Buksbaum filed under Tech

    March 19, 2013

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    About two years ago I cut the cord. I said goodbye to cable television because, like many others, I discovered that with high speed...

    About two years ago I cut the cord. I said goodbye to cable television because, like many others, I discovered that with high speed internet, there are very few compelling reasons why I should play upwards of $100 per month for cable TV. The problem is simple. Not unlike the record industry in the late 90's, cable providers have had a stronghold on their customers for decades, forcing them to pay substantial fees for a...

      
  • By Howard Buksbaum filed under People

    March 16, 2013

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    Every now and again someone comes along and changes their industry profoundly. Bob Vila is undoubtedly that guy when it comes to How-To....

    Every now and again someone comes along and changes their industry profoundly. Bob Vila is undoubtedly that guy when it comes to How-To. His name is synonymous with home improvement and his work has been instrumental in the ever-growing DIY ecosystem.

    When I was growing up I remember spending Saturdays watching marathons of This Old House and Home Again with my father. Both shows were unlike anything I had seen up until...

      
  • By Howard Buksbaum filed under Code

    February 13, 2013

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    Yesterday at around noon I got an email from Tom Beeby over at Beeby, Clark + Meyler asking me if I know anything about ARToolkit. He...

    Yesterday at around noon I got an email from Tom Beeby over at Beeby, Clark + Meyler asking me if I know anything about ARToolkit. He pointed me to this site from GE.  You can see a demo video of it here. So I printed the PDF as instructed and launched the GE demo. WOW!  This was the coolest thing I've seen in flash in a long time. Turns out it's not all that difficult to build your own experience. In this article...

      
  • December 1, 2012

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    At 15 years old, Howard Buksbaum won the New York Academy of Sciences prestigious 1st place award for inventing a device which doubled...

    At 15 years old, Howard Buksbaum won the New York Academy of Sciences prestigious 1st place award for inventing a device which doubled the capacity of a cassette tape in an awesome display of useless ingenuity. Much to his chagrin, tapes quickly became extinct, so there went that idea. Consequently, his fascination with solving analytic problems using creative solutions has never diminished. From code to commercials,...

      
  • December 1, 2012

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    Danny Ameri is a video producer, editor and camera operator. He has been creating original content since 1994 when he co-founded Burly...

    Danny Ameri is a video producer, editor and camera operator. He has been creating original content since 1994 when he co-founded Burly Bear, a college cable network he later sold to Broadway Video.

    At Very Nice Industries, Danny combines his broad skill set with a holistic, collaborative approach to productions, merging his experience managing tight, demanding budgets with proven chops honed over 20 years of creating...
      
  • December 1, 2012

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    You can't very well call your company Very Nice if you're not totally serious about living up to the name.

    To us, it's more than a...

    You can't very well call your company Very Nice if you're not totally serious about living up to the name.

    To us, it's more than a name. It's an ethos. When we began working together as Very Nice Industries in 2002, we banded together around a clear set of principles and a vision of what our work and life should be.

    The short story of Very Nice is that we've been around since 2002, creating custom content for...