I just found this post on Gizmodo that I thought I'd share with you before the weekend. In one of those rare shots of Michael Jackson as "just an ordinary guy", he's checking out the camcorders at an interview in Ireland. First the Sony F900 Sony then the HVR-Z1U.
We discovered a new video-sharing site producers might enjoy. Share My HD by Motionbox is geared towards sharing, storing and editing HD video free. Motionbox recently upgraded storage from 300MB to 1GB, which could be up to 2 hours of footage, depending on your format. Not too bad for free storage.
Two years ago, Donald Tayloe came to a Videomaker workshop to learn some producing skills because he wanted to make a documentary about a subject he felt passionate about: the vanishing Asian elephants.
The situation in Iran is frightening and is still unfolding rather quickly. (For anyone using us as their sole news source, the results of the recent election in Iran are being questioned by a large number of citizens, and the stability of the current Iranian government is in some question.)
Imagine if you made a video that was 42 seconds long, and it was part of project that included 41 other directors, who have made 41 other videos. All of which are 42 seconds long. With the likes of Mike Figgis, David Lynch, Gaspar Noe and Abel Ferrara. Well then, you'd probably end up with this video:
The analog switch is done. Like the Y2K scare, the sky did not fall and the machines did not take over. We've said all we're going to say about it. It is History. However, it IS a big moment in history, as video has been around for 6 decades, most of us are acutely connected to television transmission. As video creators, we producers are even more connected.