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.
We have been producing nine videos every day for over 50 screens located at local Circle K and Buy For Less locations. Three :30 and six :15 segments about local, regional, national headlines and topics.
In somewhat of an effort to become more efficient, we are taping them in one take, which amounts to a 2-3 minute segment, then cutting in post for the smaller segments. Inside The Oklahoma building we have flat screens that display videos and TV programming. We have been posting this 2-3 minute segment on those screens, on NewsOK.com and on the upcoming NewsOK YouTube relaunch.
Most of the NewsOK video views come from within the articles. We look at what articles are getting views and try to match videos with those articles – if it adds value. But we’re not totally relying on article views. There will be additional online programming later this year and a revamped web page to better showcase that programming.
He’s Irish. She’s Italian. Both are excellent on camera and great to work with.
Sean and Cathy Cummings chef-it-up every other month with the OPUBCO video crew. We keep a small footprint, usually 2-3 people running a two-camera set-up. The videos are released twice a month on NewsOK.com. And they can be watched at Buy For Less’ web site and YouTube page. Also they can be viewed on the many screens inside the Buy For Less Locations.
We usually tape four episodes per session. Today we cranked out nine, including five :15 clips that will play on the Buy For Less screens promoting their new cheese section.
Click on the diagram to the right for a larger view of the set, located just outside the Buy For Less deli.
Here are a few recent Gourmet Grille videos from Sean and Cathy.
And yes, that first segment involved donuts. Really low-fat, healthy donuts of course! With bacon. And sprinkles.
Could the above video be Ed Kelley’s final video commentary for NewsOK? Maybe so.
Ed Kelley is leaving OPUBCO, he has taken the lead role at the Washington Times. Anyone who knows Ed (no disrespect intended with the first-name reference) immediately understands that this is a perfect gig for him. Pinstripe suits. Pocket square. Engaging conversationalist with a passion for politics, news and sports. Spent time in the DC area, his sons live there, he loves the news cycle.
I remember being in DC with Ed. David Jones and I traveled to install a video studio in The Oklahoman’s DC bureau for reporters Chris Casteel and Mark Green. We ate at 5 Guys Burgers more than a few times at the National Press Building’s food court. I gained 5 pounds probably. And we tried our best to keep up with the long strides of Ed, who remembered his way around the DC subway system remarkably well. We took the system for a tour of the Washington Post’s online operations to talk video.
Above is Ed Kelley’s final video (maybe?), below is one of his first videos from the summer of 2007. Notice the shot is way too tight with the non title-safe titles. More than 750 vids were taped in between. According to our Brightcove library, there are 784 “Ed Kelley” videos. Some may be duplicates, but I’m thinking the number is around 750. Only Angi Bruss and I would be in more videos for NewsOK during that time. Pretty impressive commitment by Ed Kelley.
Much respect to Clara Luper. I look at the still photos in this video and I wonder “what did those eyes see?” Because she lived through so much. She led through so much. Those eyes saw so much. Much more than most of us will ever see. Much respect.