Video Production Trade News – Week of July 24, 2017

Each week I share select trade news articles with students enrolled in my New England Tech video production classes. It’s critical in any field to remain current, follow emerging trends, examine best practices, and learn about various challenges that face the industry. Below are some articles from the past week that were discussed during class: […]

Analyzing Lighting & Set Design of Election Coverage

Hat’s off to Alex McCown (@alexm247) for his latest piece over at AVClub.com, looking at the business of set design and lighting, specifically national election coverage. Expending such effort to make a bar look like a TV studio would seem to defeat the purpose of leaving the studio in the first place, but MSNBC is loath […]

Video Production Trade News – Week of 9/14/14

Each week I like to take a few minutes and share select trade news articles with students in my New England Tech classes. It’s critical in any field to remain current, follow emerging trends, best practices, and the various challenges that face the industry. Below are three articles from the past week that were briefly […]

Video Production Trade News – Week of 9/7/14

Each week I like to take a few minutes and share select trade news articles with students in my New England Tech classes. It’s critical in any field to remain current, follow emerging trends, best practices, and the various challenges that face the industry. Below are three articles from the past week that were briefly […]

Mansfield hiker dies after fall on Mount Washington – The Sun Chronicle Online – News Update

MANSFIELD – A Mansfield man died from injuries he sustained after falling while descending New Hampshire’s Mount Washington on Monday. Patrick Scott Powers, 46, fell about 800 feet while descending the mountain after dark on Monday. via Mansfield hiker dies after fall on Mount Washington – The Sun Chronicle Online – News Update.

The sudden death of film – Roger Ebert’s Journal

Who would have dreamed film would die so quickly? The victory of video was quick and merciless. Was it only a few years ago that I was patiently explaining how video would never win over the ancient and familiar method of light projected through celluloid? And now Eastman Kodak has announced it will no longer […]

ESPN Says New Subscribers Offset Cord-Cutting

Interesting article on CATV cord-cutting trends… NEW YORK: ESPN discounts cord-cutting as a trend across the cable TV industry. The network said it did a study of Nielsen data and found just 0.18 percent of U.S. households cut the cord “between fourth quarter 2010 and first quarter 2011.” ESPN defined cord-cutters as multichannel homes that […]

Murch Says 3D Will Never Work

The future of 3D is blurry at best, as more and more industry leaders express their concerns with the technology and its long-term viability.  Hollywood editor and sound designer, Walter Murch is the latest skeptic to come out, explaining his viewpoint in a letter to Roger Ebert: …dark, small, stroby, headache inducing, alienating. And expensive. The question is: how […]