Welcome to the Future?

I have been very interest in the DIY movement for some time, and the Production tool hacks, when I came across this Video piece. It is called ” Meet Your Creator”. A troupe of 16 quadrotors (flying robots) dance to and manipulate sound and light at the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase 2012. I loved the Mashup of different Technology and Production tools to create something completely new.

 

It hit me that we need to always be on the lookout for Tech from another industry or discipline, that you can use to create something completely fresh.  For sometime now I have seen Tech and Applications that have taken hold at the consumer level, and then to see it percolate up to the Professional tools. This process of Tools and Tech moving top to bottom, and bottom to top, has been ingrained in Video & Production arena.

 

But to cross pollinate from another industry or discipline, can move this industry forward.. and keep our clients fat and happy in the process.

 

Check it out, I think you will enjoy


Five Production tools for under $30.00

I found a very cool article at Videomaker.com, Five Production tools for under $30.00 In reviewing the articles on Videomaker.com, I found they can lean towards the prosumer user. But as a resource, they have tons of great free training tools and ideas, free downloadable production assets & software, and every month they do a […]


Is the 2k/4k World of Production Upon Us???

I have been watching the rollout of 2K/4K Camera, Stock Footage, and Post Production tools over the last 9 months. Is 2-4K going to follow in the footsteps of the much touted 3D Universe that was going to revolutionize production, only to find it’s way into very small niche markets for it’s Content, or is […]


Compelling VS Quality

In discussing the New Media impact on Broadcast, something occurred to me. As a content producer for many years, we struggle to produce the highest quality content everyday. We all have understood that our future success in this business is based on the old moto ” You are only as good as your last project” […]


How can Broadcasters succeed in the New Media Space

most Local stations are cutting costs in their Local News Productions. WRONG. For the Local Stations the News is the only Content that they own. And if ” Content is King” they are killing their only currency in this new space.


The Tools of the Trade

The problem with our Techno-Lust is we get so reliant on gear, we miss the real tools of the trade. They are tools you were born with..


Back in the Day or The Things Broadcasters Have Forgot.

Back in the Day or The Things Broadcasters Have Forgot. I grew up in Broadcasting, My dad produced children’s television in Canada, and I used to follow him around the TV studios, and on production.. I loved it and since then I have always knew what I wanted to do.. When I broke in , […]


Traditional Broadcasters.. ” Is transitioning to Digital, Embracing New Media? “

Television Stations around the country have completed the much discussed “Digital Transition” , but having this forced on Broadcasters during our current fiscal crisis, has left broadcasters wondering how to monetize this capital investment.. They see the trends…They are losing eyeballs to ” New Media Space” , putting downward pressure on Ad rates.. and squeezing […]


The 5 Myths of Corporate Video

The 5 Myths of Corporate Videos or “I WANT TO BE STEVEN SPIELBERG” Corporate videos are here to stay. Every industry has myths surrounding it. The world of corporate video is no exception. Let’s go behind the curtain of Oz and dispel some fictional tales that will, ultimately, help you create the inspiring and authentic […]


Hello world!

I have been asked for sometime now, to start a blog that would allow me to share my experiences as a Producer/Director in Broadcast & Live event production. I have found over the years that in addition to production & the ever changing tools we use, I really enjoy teaching. So this Blog will allow […]