Robert Cole sent me an interesting email last week: You might want to explore the sea changes that the pandemic has wrought. For example, clients used to send a crew to create a video interview, sometimes at fairly significant expense. …
Larry Jordan releases his tenth book: “Techniques of Visual Persusion.” This press release describes more about it.
The true heroes in today’s world are not the celebrities, sports stars or CEOs. The true heroes are those who help others. Share your thoughts here.
What this experience taught me is that programming takes an idea, a philosophy, and makes it real. Every effective piece of software has a clearly-articulated philosophy of how to solve a problem behind it.
Larry Jordan’s podcast, “Digital Production Buzz,” goes on production hiatus. Here are Larry’s comments on the break.
Unlike the past, technology is no longer improving our lives. It is simply making them more complex. This reflects on the impact of technology on society and media, with a look into the future.
Thoughts on what makes a good mentor and how they help shape a career.
A tribute to Norman Hollyn. Editor, teacher, and irreplaceable friend.
When is USB 3.0, 3.1 Gen 1 and 3.2 Gen 1 the same thing? Uh, now, actually. The USB-IF renames USB – again – creating a perfect storm of end user confusion. It’s gonna be a mess. Read the details here.
Visual communication skills are no longer “nice to know;” they are a business survival skill. Content, creativity and quality are the touch-points to success, not only in filmmaking but in business today.
For many years, I’ve suffered from a deep internal conflict – I want to find all my media but I don’t want to do any work to find it. This has led me on a long, strange journey exploring a …
The biggest news from CES 2019 was not a product or technology, but something no one talked about. Larry Jordan and Mark Harrison provide insight on a trend that could shake the financial underpinnings of the media industry.
You are filled with boundless creativity, with a toolkit filled with the latest software to create movie magic. Then, the real world intervenes. Clayton Moore and I were chatting via email this week about client problems that can kill a …
[ This commentary was written for the Digital Production Buzz podcast for August 9, 2018. ] I’ve been involved with technology all my life. Even when I was working in marketing, I was marketing software and explaining the benefits of …
[ Updated 7/6/2018 to correct some typos and add links to the interview between Mike Horton and Randy Ubillos. ] “A single grain of rice can tip the scale. One man may be the difference between victory and defeat.” This …
A real-world example from Brown University that illustrates how close we are to losing all our digital assets from the past. This needs to be a wake-up call for all of us to find a better solution for long-term archiving of audio and video media and projects.
A personal look back at how media has evolved over the last 40 years.
Descriptions and links to the best interviews for the Digital Production Buzz at the 2018 NAB Show.
Larry Jordan looks back at the 2018 NAB Show and offers his thoughts on the trends and products that emerged from the event.
A behind-the-scenes look at the setup, hardware and team of the Digital Production Buzz live coverage of the 2018 NAB Show. Cool, cool stuff.
The hardest thing for anyone creating stories for an audience is to think like your audience, because when we lose our audience, we’ve lost everything. Here’s an example.
Larry Jordan’s thoughts on challenges ahead for technology in 2018.
My thinking on Virtual Reality is evolving as I learn more. Here’s my latest thinking on something that’s new, creative – and there’s money to be made.
At what point do we need to care about whether an image is real or not?
A commentary on the audio limitations of current webinar software and our search for something better.
Thoughts on IBC 2017 – when is “game-changing” not a good thing?
A tribute to a legendary video editing system – Apple Final Cut Pro 7 – as Apple is ending all support for it in High Sierra.
Does quality still matter in the age of social media? Why are brands turning themselves into media companies? And how important is the gear you use? A fascinating discussing between Larry Jordan and Rollo Wenlock, CEO of Wipster.
An in-depth reflection on current storage technology: what works, what doesn’t and companies you need to watch; including links. Covers storage, backups, archiving, Cloud, and hybrid technology.
A collection of thought-provoking “Reasons for Hope” for media professionals in today’s market.
Larry Jordan’s thoughts and techniques on writing technical articles and reviews.
As someone skeptical of 360-Video, my thinking changed dramatically after talking with guests on the Digital Production Buzz. Here are my latest insights.
Marketing and sales are different. And, without marketing, you don’t get sales. In this commentary, Larry Jordan shares his thoughts on what makes marketing successful.
A generation’s worth of history – lost in the mist – unless we figure out the answer to long-term archiving of media, images and our memories.
Thoughts on key trends during 2016 in business, distribution, hardware and software; from the point of view of video editing and production.
Last week, Digital Bedrock officially announced their new secure, managed digital preservation service in what they describe as a “hack-free architecture.” NOTE: You can read their introductory press release here. BACKGROUND Their website states: “Everyone has digital content they’d like …
A commentary on the need to shift our thinking away from more pixels (greater image resolution) and into better pixels that are brighter and contain more colors.
[ Updated Nov. 14, 2016 with more thoughts after reading initial comments.] There were two themes that struck me forcefully from our recent election: First, was the vast number of people who no longer trust the media. Second, that actual …
A highlights tour of fascinating graphics products and 3D technology displayed at the 2016 SIGGRAPH event in Anaheim, California.
A discussion with the development team behind Adobe Audition about the future of the application.
A “good news” support story concerning Electro-Voice microphones.
An interview with James Knight, Virtual Production Direction at AMD, about the new technologies of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality and the hardware needed to display them.
In a discussion at the 2016 Creative Storage Conference, I discovered the answer to: “How long can we store flash media on a shelf without losing data.”
How long should a video production company keep copies of their edited footage? Great question! Here are my thoughts.
Creativity without limits creates nothing. Art requires conflict.
An interview with Andrej Kostresevic, founder and CEO of Nomads.co, on the rise of OTT (Over-the-Top) distribution and its impact on content creators and filmmakers.
With graduations in full-swing, I want to share my thoughts on job hunting, interviewing and finding your next job. Technical skills are important, but only a part of the solution. These tips can help you find your next job.
A true story in discovering how much you don’t know – and the magic that can spring from that discovery.
A commentary on problems with cancelling Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions, with advice on what can be done to improve the process.
Larry Jordan’s announcement of new ownership for the Digital Production Buzz.