Version 5 of Macromedia’s Director is imminent. We’re reviewing it. The interesting thing is that it uses Xtras, third party plug-ins, like Quark’s Xtensions and the new PageMaker things. There’s a couple of dozen of them, including speech recognition (from Digital Dreams) and a very fast database called FileFlex from Component Software. They will be shipping within 90 days of Director 5’s formal launch. Don’t pay a lot for them. An unguarded passage in the press release reveals that at least one of the Xtras took “weeks rather than months to develop”.
We speak to both mentors and mentees to find out what benefits mentorship programmes offer, and how to get the best out of them.
Financial payments company Square was set up by Twitter founder and ex-CEO Jack Dorsey in 2009, and will now be known as Block.
The move aims to create a new agency model, according to the marketing group, specifically designed to help brands in a “dynamic media environment”.
Two immersive installations at Amy: Beyond the Stage from set designer Chiara Stephenson seek to show a different side of the troubled singer.