Monthly Archives: January 2010

Make a one-minute movie

Part 1 of 3 in the series 1-​Minute Movies

If you hold a digi­tal camera steady for a minute or so (in Movie mode), you get a still photo­graph with move­ment in it. Photog­ra­phers have been “simu­lat­ing” move­ment for a hundred years by regis­ter­ing blurs of more or less distinct­ness. Now they can get the detail and the move­ment at the same time, or during the same time–and time itself becomes a dimen­sion of the photograph.

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Use the technology

Part 1 of 5 in the series 3-​Cent Magazine

By our own calcu­la­tions we had spent $65,000 in the Marble Arch beer parlour, the equiv­a­lent of 130,000 glasses of beer. We had printed a total of 117,000 copies of the maga­zine, half a million pages of liter­ary writ­ing, we had perfected the finan­cial manage­ment tech­nique that we had named 100% Loss Financ­ing. And we had launched the 3-​Day Novel Contest, which is still thriv­ing today, in its pages.

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Launch a 3-cent magazine

Part 5 of 5 in the series 3-​Cent Magazine

The idea for a four-​page maga­zine emerged on an other­wise idle after­noon when we discov­ered that you could get 5,000 words onto an 8.5 by 11 inch piece of paper in 5 point type if you weren’t too picky about margins.

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