Tag Archives: production techniques

September 01

Waiting for the Sergeant Pepper Moment

I’ll be chairing one of the featured panels at IBC this year called, “Waiting for the Sergeant Pepper Moment,” looking at the potential technology has to change the way we make television. You can read about the panel at the IBC website. In 1967, The Beatles released their album “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” […]

August 08

BBC Academy – Technology – Out with the old, in with the new

I’ve written an article for the BBC Academy looking at the dramatic changes we’re experience in broadcast technology. Check it out here: BBC Academy – Technology – Out with the old, in with the new.

October 11

To the Spoils Goes the Victor (now, the hard work begins)

In my last post, I only half-jokingly asked, “What do you do when you’ve won the revolution?” The answer to that is, “get working.” A revolution overturns the old order. Most revolutions fail because they’ve only focussed on the negative, with the only goal being the elimination of that negative. Once that’s accomplished, for most […]

Big data won’t save us

There’s a lot of focus on “big data” these days after the recent Facebook IPO. The term is becoming as ubiquitous at “the cloud.” There’s a great line in Michael Wolff’s article, “The Facebook Fallacy,” at the MIT Technical Review. “The company knows so much about so many people that its executives are sure that […]

June 11

Blurring of Lines

In the 121 years since the invention of the motion picture camera, the worlds of production and post production have operated as two connected, but completely discrete units. The production side, an optical/chemical/mechanical process, essentially unchanged from the Victorian era until the widespread adoption of the portable video camera (until recently, almost all feature films […]

June 11

Bridging the Gaps

There is intense focus at the moment on the potential of IP delivery of media. A slew of acronyms like VOD, OTT, and IPTV are being joined by terms such as, “second screen,” “orchestrated media,” “lean back,” and “lean forward,” viewing with more to come. To date, the majority of effort in this area has […]

June 11

New Technology and Production

Current situation Non-linear editing, fast computers, and high-speed data networks have gone a long way in changing our approach to post-production and is now making significant inroads into distribution; but as of yet, the production process has changed very little. In the second decade of the 21st century, we are still saddled with an 19th […]