Hot and Cold media (part 5): you’re not competing with technology
By October 28, 2009 0 Comments Read More →

Hot and Cold media (part 5): you’re not competing with technology

…continued from Hot and Cold media (part 4): too much with too little… Issue #5: despite what you think, you’re not competing with technology I’ve always been a fan of radio and the variety of programming it offered. When I was 13 I would wake up to the CHEZ 106 morning show. During breakfast I would […]

Hot and Cold media (part 4): too much with too little
By October 21, 2009 1 Comments Read More →

Hot and Cold media (part 4): too much with too little

…continued from Hot and Cold media (part 3): it’s not the width of the wave… Issue #4: the risk of wearing people out or, worse, doing too many things badly rather than few things very well When they first moved to digital, newspaper, radio and television organizations used the Internet as yet another channel to […]

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Another look at media, traditional and digital
By September 21, 2009 0 Comments Read More →

Another look at media, traditional and digital

Did You Know videos (the videos that feature interesting statistics) have become quite popular over the last year or two, probably because of the rate at which change is occurring. Here’s another look at the state of media — traditional and digital — and how things continue to evolve in that space… Did You Know […]

Hot and Cold media (part 3): it’s not the width of the wave
By September 16, 2009 1 Comments Read More →

Hot and Cold media (part 3): it’s not the width of the wave

…continued from Hot and Cold Media (part 2): celebrity and personality… Issue #2: focus on content, not delivery, in the “Age of Niche” It’s not fun when “your” industry finds itself under huge external pressures that are well beyond your control.  The music industry has been struggling with this in several stages; first with MP3 files and […]

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Hot and Cold Media (part 2): celebrity and personality
By September 10, 2009 1 Comments Read More →

Hot and Cold Media (part 2): celebrity and personality

…continued from Hot and Cold Media (part 1): Media in the digital age… Issue #1: Celebrity and personality are two very different things Media is about relationships.  Relationships depend on individual personalities.  Just because a celebrity is admired by an audience, doesn’t mean the audience will relate to the celebrity.  The audience needs to feel as […]

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Hot and Cold Media (part 1): Media in the digital age
By September 9, 2009 2 Comments Read More →

Hot and Cold Media (part 1): Media in the digital age

It’s easy to see that specializing and streamlining is not the beacon of fortunes the media conglomerates have been counting on. Radio and television in particular have been gambling on homogenized content and centralized programming in an attempt to make their content work on the widest scale possible; all of this at the expense of […]

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Thinking Out Loud about Myopia
By July 29, 2009 0 Comments Read More →

Thinking Out Loud about Myopia

Whitney Hoffman, Andrea Ross and I have launched The Thinking Out Loud Podcast.  The show will feature conversations about community, communications, relationships, media in all its forms and personal and professional projects. The first episode features a discussion on myopia.

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Who needs a narrator anyway?
By May 30, 2009 0 Comments Read More →

Who needs a narrator anyway?

After being immersed in audio (and now video) production for the last four years, I’ve discovered that the greatest fun and flexibility in creative editing and storytelling is in playing with narration.  I’ve produced pieces in which the narrator played a key role in setting the context and guiding the listener/viewer through the story and […]

How do you consume media?
By April 2, 2009 1 Comments Read More →

How do you consume media?

I’ve decided that I’m going to start posting polls to my site on a regular basis.  The results will be public so that everyone can benefit from the findings. The question of how we consume media resurfaces on a regular basis.  I believe this is because the way in which we consume media evolves (more […]

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Pop media, the social web and an underserved niche
By March 27, 2009 1 Comments Read More →

Pop media, the social web and an underserved niche

Many industries have been made popular and interesting through their treatment by media producers.  Broadcast media outlets, newspapers and other print publications, music and especially movies have all done their share to make many industries interesting.  Their creativity has helped to make mainstream the mundane, the interesting and the truly fascinating.  I know that I’ve […]

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Applying Visual Thinking Strategies to Media Production and Consumption
By March 22, 2009 0 Comments Read More →

Applying Visual Thinking Strategies to Media Production and Consumption

As a media producer, I’m constantly looking for new ways to approach my production projects; new ways to think about the storytelling, unique and engaging ways to edit, pace and present the ideas, sounds and visuals.  As a consumer of media, I’m constantly looking for new ways to approach my media listening and viewing; new […]

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Bootcamp media production
By November 25, 2008 3 Comments Read More →

Bootcamp media production

The good news is that even when you think you know everything about something and have perfected techniques to achieve your goal, you find out you were wrong. There’s always something new to learn and new ways to challenge yourself — pushing your work to new horizons.  I enjoy that learning process; the zen cycle […]