Author Archives: John Maxwell Hobbs

July 13

Just Because Your Cat Has Kittens in the Oven, That Don’t Make ’em Biscuits

Here’s my latest opinion piece for IBC 365, covering the clash of cultures between IT and broadcasting: https://www.ibc.org/delivery/technology-v-culture-the-art-of-making-and-delivering-tv/2064.article?_ga=2.228132957.138508793.1499935580-421349024.1491219481

July 06

BBC Wales and Live IP

I’ve written an article for IBC365 about BBC Wales’ bold move into using IP transmission for video.  https://www.ibc.org/consumption/building-the-future-bbc-wales-all-ip-facility-/2044.article

June 21

Creative engineering

I’ve expanded on my blog post about engineers role as creative collaborators in the music business and how film and television could learn from that.   https://www.ibc.org/production/learning-lessons-from-the-music-industry-/2014.article

May 15

ENGINEERS AS CREATIVE PARTNERS – HOW THE FILM & TV INDUSTRY CAN LEARN FROM MUSIC PRODUCTION

A post I wrote for the National Film and Television School https://nfts.co.uk/news/engineers-creative-partners-–-how-film-tv-industry-can-learn-music-production NFTS Head of Technology, John Maxwell Hobbs, believes the film and television industry should view and work with engineers as creative partners as the music industry does and has designed the School’s new Production Technology MA to do just that. Why it is […]

May 12

WHY ARE WE FIXING WHAT ISN’T BROKEN? MOVING TO IT-BASED PRODUCTION 18th May: Free Production Technology Taster Workshop

I’ll be teaching a taster workshop for the Production Technology MA I’m developing for the National Film and Television School on the 18th of May. More details here: https://www.nfts.co.uk/news/why-are-we-fixing-what-isn’t-broken-moving-digital-based-production  

May 12

Blast from the past

Years ago in New York City, I had a funk band called, Your Monkey’s Not Funny. At various times it was called, Calamity Jane, Magnetic Dog Sisters, Spiny Norman (and once Spiny Richard due to confusion on the part of the booker at CBGB.) Various members at times included Steffen Franz, David Azarch, Tom Hamilton, […]

April 10

STEAM POWERED: WHY ARTS IS KEY TO ENGAGING STUDENTS IN ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY

A blog post of mine for the National Film and Television School:  https://www.nfts.co.uk/news/steam-powered-why-arts-key-engaging-students-engineering-technology National Film and Television School Head of Technology, John Maxwell Hobbs considers why the UK is facing a skills gap in broadcast engineering and how an increased focus on the arts could be the key: “There’s a lot of focus on what’s […]