Apple Shares Trailer for ‘Dear...’ Series

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Apple TV shared a trailer on YouTube for its upcoming documentary series called “Dear…”. It was inspired by the Apple Watch campaign where people read a letter on how the wearable impacted their lives. The series will have 10 episodes and feature stars like Oprah Winfrey, Stevie Wonder, Gloria Steinem, and others. “Inspired by Apple’s groundbreaking “Dear Apple” ad for the Apple Watch, Dear… is an inventive approach to biographies of the influential people who are shaping culture and society today using letters that fans have written to them. Dear… focuses on key moments from subjects’ lives and their work that has profoundly impacted not only the individuals who have written letters, but the world at large.”

New Versions of macOS, Stewart Brand – TMO Daily Observations 2020-04-02

· Kelly Guimont · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss what the new version of macOS could look like (and when we’ll see it), and an interesting documentary about an interesting guy, Stewart Brand.

Apple Previews ‘Visible: Out on Television’ on YouTube

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

On February 14 a show called Visible: Out on Television will premiere on Apple TV+. It’s a five-part documentary series that will examine how the LGBT movement has impacted television.

The docuseries features never-before-seen interviews with Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey, Anderson Cooper, Billy Porter, Rachel Maddow, Don Lemon, Sara Ramirez, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and dozens more. Visible: Out on Television is directed and executive produced by Ryan White (Ask Dr. Ruth, The Case Against 8, The Keepers). Jessica Hargrave, Wilson Cruz and Wanda Sykes also serve as executive producers.

Apple Shares Trailer for The Elephant Queen

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Apple has shared a trailer for The Elephant Queen.

Embark on an epic journey of love, courage and coming home. Join Athena, the majestic matriarch of an elephant herd, as she is forced to lead her family across the unforgiving African savanna in search of water. This family-friendly adventure is a cinematic love letter to a threatened species. Narrated by Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave, The Lion King), The Elephant Queen won the Cinema for Peace International Green Film Award of the Year.

You can watch the trailer on YouTube here, and check out our Apple TV guide here.

Before Macintosh: The Apple Lisa Documentary

· Andrew Orr · Link

Before Macintosh is an Apple Lisa documentary on Kickstarter exploring the history behind Apple’s device.

The work of Douglas Engelbart and his team, plus advances from the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) with their Alto and Star workstations were the progenitors of the Graphical User Interface (GUI), but the Apple Lisa stands as the clear foundation for what we all use today — Macintosh — Windows — iOS — Android.

The campaign goal is US$3,600, and it has raised US$2,401 so far.

Peanuts In Space Coming to Apple TV Next Month

· Andrew Orr · News

Peanuts In Space: Secrets of Apollo 10 is coming next month to the Apple TV. It’s a documentary that tries to answer a fundamental question.

Apple Hires Molly Thompson for Apple TV+

· Andrew Orr · News

Apple has hired Molly Thompson as head of documentaries for Apple TV+. Ms. Thompson previously founded A&E Indie Films.

Off the Tracks: A Final Cut Pro X Documentary

· Jim Tanous · Cool Stuff Found

Are you a fan of Apple’s Final Cut Pro? Or curious about the controversial history of the Final Cut Pro X update? Check out Off the Tracks, a Final Cut Pro X documentary that just hit its crowdfunding goal on Kickstarter. The documentary features interviews with key industry figures and filmmakers, including Randy Ubillos, the creator of Final Cut Pro and iMovie. The documentary won’t be completed until early next year, but you can reserve an early copy for a pledge of $25.