Category: Apple Day

Drew Wharton: A Day in A Seal’s Life

Together with his intrepid film crew, documentary filmmaker Drew Wharton often found himself within feet of enormous bellowing 4,500 pound alpha males clashing mightily over females in estrus. It is A Seal’s Life, after all. The film (which debuted at the Monterey Bay Aquarium) tells the story of the world’s largest seal species—the northern Elephant Seal—behemoths that come ashore once a year to give birth, molt, and mate. “Apple technology saves me a ton of time and money,” notes Wharton, who edited the film in Final Cut Studio. “Our whole workflow is based on Macs, from field acquisition to post production. A Seal’s Life was made on a Mac from start to finish—for me, it didn’t make sense to do it any other way.”

Articulating the Wisconsin Idea

From iTunes U, which lets students take educational podcasts on the road; to the computational tools running on Xserves, which allow students to see and explore the structure, function, and behavior of molecules; to the Digital Academic Television Network, which delivers live TV via a network connection using QuickTime as a client), Macintosh computers, servers, and software help educators articulate the “Wisconsin Idea.” Erasing completely the “borders of learning,” they depend on the Mac to let learning go on—for students and teachers alike—anywhere and at anytime.

Articulating the Wisconsin Idea

From iTunes U, which lets students take educational podcasts on the road; to the computational tools running on Xserves, which allow students to see and explore the structure, function, and behavior of molecules; to the Digital Academic Television Network, which delivers live TV via a network connection using QuickTime as a client), Macintosh computers, servers, and software help educators articulate the “Wisconsin Idea.” Erasing completely the “borders of learning,” they depend on the Mac to let learning go on—for students and teachers alike—anywhere and at anytime.