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Martin Scorsese Is A Big iChat Fan

Apple's iChat can be quite addictive when chatting with friends and family, but who knew that an Oscar winning director could use it for work? In The Departed, Martin Scorsese used iChat to help him direct the final "rat shot" scene from a Mac in New York.

According to Macenstein, in an interview with visual effects supervisor Rob Legato, he explains how Scorsese wanted to do a reshoot of a scene filmed in LA, even though he was in New York at the time. So Scorsese and the director of photography, Michael Ballhaus, used a Mac to watch the shoot. Legato says "A speaker connected to the Mac was placed on the camera dolly, and iChat allowed Scorsese to direct the scene with the crew listening to him in realtime."

This calls for a "lights, camera, iChat, action!"

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woodycakes woodycakes 10 years
i want a mac!!!!!
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
ichat is great! free conversations with people...i hate talking on the phone but somehow don't mind using ichat. seems to much more personal than a phone call plus much more comfortable i find.
macgirl macgirl 10 years
I love iChat so much! Have any of you seen the new iChat features coming out in Leopard (next version of OS X coming in October)? You will be able to do pretty cool presentations where you can show someone a keynote document through chat. Or show them something on your screen (would be great for those of you that do tech support for friends and family from afar). Check out the iChat page at Apple, click the demo button to see a vid.
maisiegirl maisiegirl 10 years
I adore iChat!!! I use it often to yak with friends, especially my sissy, "Bizzybee", because it makes the distance factor disappear. It's a great way to stay connected without being on the phone!! I couldn't live without my Apple prods!!!
lovekailua lovekailua 10 years
i am in the wrong industry! i love my macbook and ichat!
Phasekitty Phasekitty 10 years
I'm not surprised. I work in the film business and since everyone (for the most part) uses Macs, iChat is very common on set and in the office. As a secretary, I find it much easier to IM people with "So and so is on Line 1" when they're on the other line instead of hovering in the doorway to attract their attention. Plus, when the crew is on location, I'll get IMs and texts throughout the day from PAs letting me know what's going down. It makes my job a little bit easier!
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