A lot has been released, announced and proclaimed the past few weeks – Final Cut Pro X, Lytro and Red Epic posts. So as the tech changes, so does the game.
I watched “PressPausePlay” at deadCenter a few weeks ago (minus the RG of the RGB). To paraphrase something I heard in that film – technology comes first. Jimi Hendrix wouldn’t have become famous without the electric guitar. The tech comes before the person, the genius, the moment.
As tech evolves it’s all about what we do with it.
As Bart Conner says, “Why not me?”
As Boone Pickens says, “Who are you going to bet on? Bet on yourself.”
Both are good interviews, by the way.
A lot of people are ripping Apple and FCPX. But somewhere, someone is gonna do something really cool with it. As someone who edits primary for online, the new FCPX sounds perfect to me, mostly for its speed (no more audio sync, no more rendering, no more Compressor or Mpeg Streamclip). I’m not worried about labels of “iMovie Pro” just show me what it lets me do. I’ll figure it out from there.
It’s not just the technology (which will always evolve), it’s what you do with it.
So here’s the quote from this article that I think is important:
Editing is going to become one of the most important, sought after skill sets in the next five to 10 years. I think we’re going to see such an incredible amount of data coming in, to the likes of which we’ve never seen before that editors are going to become one of the most important job positions out there.