…is a headache. Kinda like driving the same old rattrap car forever…when it dies there are way too many bright shiny new choices you’ve heard about but honestly really don’t know anything about. So I’ve dumped Apple computers for a PC – a Dell. And I’ve been slowly trying to wean myself away from the […]Read more "Choosing the right nonlinear editing program…"
Once again Poynter has come through with a great overview of how to tell when a major story has been hyped. Author Julie Moos’ definition: Hype is the discrepancy between the real value of something and the perceived value of that same thing. She also provides the some criteria to help you decide whether a […]Read more "Handling hype…"
Thanks to Canuckcam over at b-roll for this little item. Congressman Steve Chabot had police confiscate cell phones and recording devices from constituents at a town hall meeting. His reasoning? To protect the identities of his constituents. So below is the recording made by TV news cameramen at the event who were allowed to record […]Read more "Apparently photography IS a crime in Ohio…"
When news strikes, I go hunting for video. Just an old habit. I want to see for myself what it looked like. So after yesterday’s 5.8 earthquake back on the East Coast I went to youtube, thinking that I might be able to see some rocking. No such luck. What was there were myriads of […]Read more "youtube nation…"
When I saw this, I just sat back and sighed. Law enforcement making arrests based on their aesthetic judgements. If a cop on the beat determines what you are doing ain’t journalism or art, then it’s off to the slammer with ya. Shades of 1984.Read more "Sigh…wrong in every way…"
Life is change…sometimes we seek it, but sometimes it thrusts itself upon us. What’s up? In recent months I’ve made a difficult decision – to shift from thirty years working with Apple computers to PCs. The point of no return was Wednesday when my new Dell laptop arrived. With the help of friends (both nearby […]Read more "Old dog…new tricks…"