Just saw "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" at a press screening on Friday. My review is coming soon, and until then, here's a preview — my interviews with James Franco and Andy Serkis, where I talk with them about the nature of humanity and the challenge of portraying a unique mind.
The interviews were shot in HD and were given to me on CompactFlash cards. I then assembled the clips together with iMovie on my MacBook Pro. There were more than a few stumbling blocks — I recommend Prism if you're having trouble getting iMovie to see your video files, for instance, and I found a number of online tutorialshelpful when it came to using iMovie.
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Charles Q. Choi is a frequent contributor to Scientific American. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, Science, Nature, Wired, and LiveScience, among others. In his spare time, he has traveled to all seven continents. Follow Charles Q. Choi on Twitter