Archive | Musings on media

Quicker, Faster, Better? Or Lesser?

I was at a birthday party the other day, and got to talking about art, and media with Sarah Walker. We talked about the current state of the economy and the effect on individual shows, and also about Marshall McLuhan (one of my favorites.) Media, Media, Media. Over the course of the afternoon and amid […]

Insipid – Or why the small stuff sucks

The following story is real, the names have been omitted to protect the innocent from the stupid. So I did a friend of mine a favor. Which is fine, she’s a good friend, and very considerate. Transferring a few minutes of video to a DVD. No charge, after all she’s a friend. It was a […]

For whom the Toll Bells – Actors

Way back when I was a young guy, I thought an actor was much like a pose-able self propelled mannequin. To get them to act, you just yelled at them until they did what you wanted. Suffice to say, this is not how I view actors these days. An actor is vital to the film, […]

Digital – is the opposite of forever

I’m on a shoot, and during the day I run into some different cameramen also covering the event. We get to talking. One of them is a cameraman who has been working with Rueters for over a dozen years. We briefly discuss the cameras we are using, and then I ask him about archiving. It […]

The business – Why you got to be that way?

I’ve moved my blog to Reelgrok, so this post originally appeared on “” I’m just convinced that I’m on the low end of the business. I mean the business is huge. Ranging from someone shooting M.O.S. – Translated that is Man on Street for those of us who came up through film, and not video […]

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