Fusing the Medium and the Message
Welcome to the writing of Drew Turney, showcasing recent work I've done for
publications and institutions throughout Australia and the world. Select a link from the random sample below that interests you or suits your
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the short excerpt sounds good, click the title to read on.
How can this site help you? By showing you my abilities in researching and writing stories that are engaging and easy to understand, skills over a dozen publications call on regularly.
My parallel career in design and computers is the basis for my technology writing. I'm putting my love of movies and books to practical use in film and book reviews and am talking to the personalities in publishing and filmmaking as well as reporting on the art and business of both crafts. I'm also writing general features on everything from celebrities and business to ideas and culture.
I've written over 15 novels,
dozens of short stories, poetry, a journal now in its 22nd year and countless
other pieces of random creative thought. If you're curious about any of my
imaginative, creative or fiction writing, contact me.
January 1st, 2007
"In the 80s, before Photoshop.” he continues, outlining the creative challenge facing artists who — in his words — want to be remembered, "you could probably have a few techniques to build your career on.
Cool For Cats
September 1st, 2005
The graphics technology that causes a little water ripple when you drag a widget to the live area to turn it on is beautiful — if you have the graphics card to handle it (most systems older than the original G5 don’t).
Pinnacle Studio 12 Ultimate
October 29th, 2008
There’s a massive raft of new features and free templates and plug-ins, but some of the major ones fall down by appearing in their natural state (ie not as a native part of the Pinnacle software) so you have a new learning curve for every one. If you’re taking the step up to editing video for HD however, it’s a good choice.
Wired Brown Land
April 1st, 2009
Thankfully it’s a fascinating, well-written hatchet job from a knowledgeable, well-placed industry figure, and Fletcher is not only completely right about Telstra but convincingly outlines the challenges and opportunities facing both Australians and our telcos.
Sony VAIO S28GP
March 10th, 2005
Some members of the sleek and stylish VAIO family from Sony are guilty of this transgression, but they seem to have found a happy medium with the S28GP.
March 31st, 2005
Any mention that you didn’t like one of his films and you’re likely to get more than member of the black turtleneck and latte set scoffing down their noses at you ‘You wouldn’t understand’.
Directed by Spike Lee
Starring Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer, ...
March 30th, 2006
Romance & Cigarettes
This film sat finished on studio shelves for a couple of years ...
March 6th, 2008
Adobe Audition 3
You've got to love Adobe's new marketing, giving all their products little ...
May 1st, 2008
Anacondas: Hunt for the Blood Orchid
Director: Dwight Little
Cast: Johnny Messner, KaDee Strickland, Matthew Marsden, Nicholas Gonzalez, Eugene ...
November 1st, 2004
We have the beaches, the lifestyle, the great climate and a host ...
April 16th, 2010
Old make-up effects artists never die... but plenty of their ...
May 28th, 2012