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MicDrop Disposable Microphone Drops

This is one of the more interesting audio advances in quite a while.  It was posted today in ProSound News. New York, NY (April 1, 2016)—As we face a cultural epidemic of broken microphones tossed aside by everyone from music … Continue reading

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The Collaborative Office – Back to the Future

Don’t we all covet Don Draper’s office; from the Danish Modern furniture to the liquor cabinet, always stocked with Canadian Club? Ahhh… the opulent lifestyle of a Madison Avenue Advertising Executive.   If Don was Creative Director at Sterling Cooper today, imagine how … Continue reading

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I’m Back

Like the swallows to Capistrano.  Like Terminator.  But not quite like  Jesus Christ… I’m back.  Following a long term assignment with Tempest Technologies I have blown the dust off Weezer Group. Soon new thoughts will be posted on Weezer Words.

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Media Technology Trends 2014

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Just as the consumer and pro market for flat panel HD televisions becomes saturated, a higher resolution technology enters the market; 4k/Ultra-HD.  Technology marches on.  Don’t expect any major announcements for ground shaking technology in 2014.  Instead tools get better, … Continue reading

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Gen Y Managers Employ Video

It is well accepted that younger people prefer video over traditional communication tools.   Now a Cisco commissioned study confirms it.  The 2013 Cisco Global Young Executives’ Video Attitudes Survey “revealed that the majority of these next-generation executives intend to depend … Continue reading

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Insights From the Rental Houses

Henry Ford once quipped, “You can have any color Model-T, as long as it’s black.”  And before digital,  that’s how it was with professional video.  You could have any format, as long as it was Sony Betacam.  The choice was … Continue reading

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Who Hijacked Technology

Say it out loud.  Technology.  What is first thought in your head?  Probably computers.   And that makes sense as computers are such an integral part of our lives.  Yet technology encompasses a much broader perspective. tech·nol·o·gy * 1 : the … Continue reading

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NAB and the Next Big Thing

 Every year NAB offers something big; a hot new technology the world will latch onto and hordes of people will purchase.  Way back in 1999, it was webphone.  In 2002 it was HDTV.  2007, everything Apple.   And in 2010 it … Continue reading

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Customer Service and the Media Technology Manager

Customer service is not limited to the waitress, store clerk or butcher.  It applies to media technology professionals as well.   It is easy to forget people within our own organization; the college professor, corporate trainer and marketing director are customers.  … Continue reading

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Why Can’t Talented People Find Work?

Film is a collaborative art.  It takes a team with specialized skills to produce a motion picture: writer, producer, director, cinematographer, writer, grip and so on.  Each requires a different skill set, an individual talent.  Some people simply lack the … Continue reading

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