Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Premiere Pro reveals collaborative Productions feature

The other PM in our family (“Hollywood” Nack 💃🏻😌) & her team have been busy:

[T]he new Productions feature set for Premiere Pro was designed from the ground up with input from top filmmakers and Hollywood editorial teams. Early versions of the underlying technology were battle-tested on recent films such as “Terminator: Dark Fate” and “Dolemite is My Name.” Special builds of Premiere Pro with Productions are being used now in editorial on films like David Fincher’s “MANK.” […]

Editorial teams can organize feature film workflows by reels and scenes. Episodic content creators can group their shows by season and agencies can allocate a Production to each client, for easy access to existing assets. You control your content: Productions use shared local storage and can be used without an internet connection.

Check out a quick tour:

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Planet hunting with Google ML

Check out how Anne Dattilo, a PhD student in astronomy and Astrophysics, collaborated with Google TensorFlow folks to use machine learning to discover new planets (!):

This is the story of the student who became a planet hunter. When Anne Dattilo attended a guest lecture at the University of Texas she had no idea it would be the start of a journey involving complex algorithms, a space telescope breaking down in orbit, a trip to an observatory in the Chihuahuan desert and, finally, the discovery of two new planets.

If you’re so motivated, you can download Chris’ AstroNet code for yourself. Happy hunting! 🪐🤘

[YouTube]

A personal story of making Maps more accessible

Amidst all the frustrations that come along with working in any big company, I’ve always found that meeting amazing people at Google is far & away the best part of working here. In the last year I’ve gotten to collaborate a bit with Sasha Blair-Goldensohn, a Google Maps engineer who’s using his own life experience of needing a wheelchair to help others navigate the world more easily. Check out his story:

[T]he more I shared with colleagues, the more I found people who wanted to help solve real-world access needs. Using “20 percent time”—time spent outside day-to-day job descriptions—my colleagues like Rio Akasaka and Dianna Hu pitched in and we launched wheelchair-friendly transit directions. That initial work has now led to a full-time team dedicated to accessibility on Maps.

[YouTube 1 & 2]