Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Robert Frank's Journey to the Outside

Sarah Greenough discusses the structure of The Americans in this video. She authored the 528 page volume that investigates Frank's Guggenheim project and the resulting 180 page book, first published in the United States in 1959.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Argh! They *&#%*in' Changed How Titles Work!

Just learned our 2017 CS6 changed how titles work.

And it's another 12 minutes of our lives to learn about this.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Learning Premiere

I found that this short video really showed me everything I needed to know;

Monday, September 18, 2017


Film editing was a process of physically cutting up film and gluing it back together again, good craft was a major issue.

Linear video editing was an additive process of recording a recording, with a loss in image and sound quality.

Non-linear digital editing allows any possible configuration of frames with no loss in quality. Nearly anything seems possible.

Along this path many technical terms were accumulated. Many are still in use. This glossary may be helpful.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Douglas Engelbart and Ted Nelson

Douglas Engelbart (1925-2013), whose vision of collaboration using computer technology to help solve the urgent and complex problems of all of humanity, died on July 2, 2013. His comrades believed that his ideas were never fully realized due to his ideals and generosity of spirit. For example, he resisted patenting the "mouse" he'd invented and it eventually fell into the public domain. The robotic rigidity of institutions is also to blame -- most powerful technology companies in American relegated him to R&D. Ted Nelson, professor and inventor of the first hypertext project, delivered Engelbart's eulogy on December 9, 2013. In his tearful delivery, he said the "...real ashes to be mourned are the ashes of Doug’s great dreams and vision, that we dance around in the costume party of fonts that swept aside his ideas of structure and collaboration...Perhaps his notion of accelerating collaboration and cooperation was a pipe dream in this dirty world of organizational politics, jockeying and backstabbing and euphemizing evil." Engelbart articulated his ideas for collaboration publicly in what is known as The Mother of all Demos delivered on December 9, 1968, nearly half a century ago. Some of what he described is still in the process of being realized in commercial forms such as Skype, Google Docs, and more.