Luddite Leanings

Teaching Media Arts means that I live my entire professional life on the “bleeding edge.” As soon as you master a software package, there’s a new version of it, or a different program that has gained popularity, or a new operating system that renders everything you knew before useless. The new Digital Filmmaking program we’re developing is exciting and, at times, daunting. Fortunately, there are places on the web like Adam Wilt’s Site that help tease apart some of the crucial points regarding DV production.

Equally useful was DV Info Net and DV 2-Pop (the digital cinema section was very useful). Even better than data mining online is data mining in the flesh! In December, I’m looking forward to the DV Expo in L.A. Count on future postings regarding the Expo!

A picture named kybd.jpgAll of this digital craziness makes me long for the good old days. So imagine my delight to find there is a new wooden keyboard for those who like the tactile experience of typing (although the website I found it on said they were really making the oversize wooden keys for the elderly market). I don’t care; I want one anyway.

Is anyone else miffed at Carnivale? I was so excited about that show but now it’s moving at a lethargic snail’s pace with everyone suffering from serious avoidance issues. I’m getting quite tweaked. And speaking being tweaked, what the heck happened on NBC this week? NBC Primetime Sucked because they advertised the heck out of new shows and aired nearly all reruns. Anybody know what happened?

“It’s pretty clear now that what looked like it might have been some kind of counterculture is, in reality, just the plain old chaos of undifferentiated weirdness.”
    Jerry Garcia (8/1/42 – 8/9/95)

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