Shake and other things

Recently, Apple cut the price of Shake drastically. Like from $3000 to $500. The educational version is now only $250. I had a $100 certificate for the Apple Store that I had to spend by the end of the summer. So that means I ended up with Shake for only $150 (5% of the original price).

That might sound like a lot of money, but as Mike and I have found out, you can’t take a piss for $150 when it comes to making film/video. So this seemed like a good deal. We actually used it twice last night while finishing up the Green Machine. There was a problem shot were the best take of a particular line was marred by a jiggle in the camera. We used Shake to stabilize the shot (took all of 30 seconds) and while it isn’t absolutely perfect, I think it did a pretty good job. Nice.

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4 thoughts on “Shake and other things

  1. Shake: It gets my blessing. It is easy to use, cheap and poweful.

    *Dragonlance: The Movie*: It was a matter of time with the LOTR craze. But it is cool that the *Dragonlance* movie is going to be animated (I just hope its not CG). Maybe that explains why Jetix is running the old *Dungeons & Dragons* cartoons. Really though, what they need to make is a *Snarf Quest* movie.

  2. Yeah, Shake is a pretty decent app, im taking an evening course in it near the end of summer, and it seems to get used in most of the high profile films, and now with the cheap version, lower budget films.

    The only problem I have with it is that there is no longer a Windows version, since Apple bought the company out πŸ™

  3. Screw windows πŸ™‚

    Honestly, one of the things that impresses me about Shake is the ability to really work with it from the command line. One of the things that impresses me so much with Mac OS X is the ability to work from the command line.

    I know Windows has a command line, but when I say command line I mean Unix. Has the Windows command line environment gotten any better since the DOS days?

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