For twelve years I swore I would never set foot on a TV or Movie set, so…
12 years ago, the last phone call I got from casting ended with my phone flying high up in the air to finally splash in the Bayonne river. I have no idea what the fish made of this bulky Motorola phone still spewing a recorded message into the aquatic world, maybe the crawfish finally got the message. (my apologies to Murielle Laferrière for never calling back)
This last summer my elder sister Eugenie told me she ‘d make a few days on
X-Men: Days of Future Past as extra just for the fun and the experience of it. hum…
So, what the heck! I got myself booked just to make her a surprise on the set.
And it worked, she was quite happy to see me there and I was too.
Thankfully enough, I had a brand new set of eyes to look at this movie business. Continue reading →
I started making movies with my cousin in 1981 on Super 8 film, video machine was still to come and the word “video” was not commonly used other than by technicians or engineers.
Instant imagery was still science-fiction in a faraway time to come, someday…maybe.
Waiting weeks to get 50 feet of super 8 films developed and then find out that some of your shot where out of focus!! aarrgh! after all that long wait!! nightmarish. But it was fun and we had great, very great expectation and enthusiasm for every magazine of film we’d send to the Kodak laboratories. We were just kids then, really…
Then you grow up, get more serious and try to get a real job! If it’s just for fun it ain’t real, right? Can’t fiddle around all your life. hum… Continue reading →
5. Exponential lifetime of a single publication – by Deitan Dumais
We use to buy advertising and pay per publication, pay per print, pay by amount basis. The amount of advertising was published or released had its effect and then was gone.
Web publishing is different. At the moment you publish material on the Internet, in a matter of hours or minutes it become IMPOSSIBLE to erase it from the Internet, no matter what you do to restrict, erase or stop the originating computers from making copies.
Broadcasting with Radio and TV versus broadcasting/publishing with the Web
At the beginning, no one could tell exactly how many peoples were listening or viewing a Radio or TV broadcast. Technician and engineers (considered half lunatic) would do their best to convince the new announcers that peoples would start watching them in 5 , 4, 3, 2, your on the air…
Beginning radio and TV man had to stretch their imagination to conceive that there would be people at the other end. After a few decades, systems were organized to survey exactly Continue reading →