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Briefly: SF Animation Festival, app updates

updated 05:30 pm EST, Tue November 6, 2007

SF Animation Festival

Briefly: San Francisco International Animation Festival hosts event at an Apple store, FileMaker Masters Colliquium to run seminar in Newport Beach, Freeverse updates Sound Studio to v3.5.5; bringing Leopard compatability to the app, Motorola updates Timbuktu Pro to v8.7 ... The San Francisco International Animation Festival will be hosting a free event for animators at the Apple store at 1 Stockton Street in San Francisco, outlining various new animation techniques, the state of animation in the online environment, and new methods of production, distribution, and exhibition. Panelists include Phil Robinson (animator, W!LDBRAIN), Tiffany Shlain (founder, Webby Awards), Tom Sicurella (digital content lab mentor, American Film Institute) and Mark Sikes and Spencer Riviera (art director and writer, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners). The event begins at 2 PM PST.

FileMaker Masters Colloquium training seminar

Newport Beach, California will see a training seminar presented by the FileMaker Masters Colloquium, headed by eight speakers who are regarded as some of the top experts in the field. Each speaker will perform a 90-minute presentation in the field of their expertise, and will offer users a chance to talk one-on-one. Speakers include Ray Cologon (custom functions), Wim Decorte (systems integration), Brian Dunning (marketing and resale), Albert Harum-Alvarez (design), FileMaker systems engineer Andrew LeCates (relational design), Danny Mack (advanced solution design) and John Mark Osborne (scripts and calculations). The event will be held on February 29th and March 1st of 2008, and has a cost of $3500 per person before January 15th ($3900 thereafter). Applications are available through the FileMaker Masters website.

Freeverse updates Sound Studio 3

On Monday, Freeverse Inc. updated Sound Studio to version 3.5.5, introducing Leopard compatibility, as well as fixing a few known bugs. The update creates a menu item that allows users to lock a particular zoom level in place; and bugs relating to System 7 sound files, Applescript, changing views, and default window sizes have been resolved. Sound Studio is available for $80 from

Motorola adds Leopard support to Timbuktu Pro

Timbuktu Pro 8.7 was introduced last week, bringing a number of performance and functionality enhancements, as well as Leopard compatibility. Motorola says that this latest update reaffirms their commitment to the Macintosh platform, and that the new version will work with both Intel- and PowerPC-based Macs. Timbuktu Pro is available from Motorola's website, and through retailers, starting at $100.

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