Meta-Blogging 7. The Tech Crew Speaks
No one expected the democratization of media to be pretty, but the attendant lens abuse is enough to break this cinematographer’s heart. But that ship has sailed, a nautical phrase as apparently outdated as Wide-Medium-Tight and Steady Sequenced Video. What use are lofty production values to the herky-jerky nature of today’s internet footage? Does proper composition really matter when the end product is viewed on a one inch screen? Of course it does - but only to us broadcast dinosaurs. This new hybrid breed of digital scribe gives little thought to such matters, instead relying on quick image uploads and push-button publishing to make up for his lack of camera acumen.
The post is a remarkably fair analysis of technological change in image capturing and how it affects social organization, aesthetics--and employment opportunities.
[Via Jeff Jarvis, who makes the obvious leap to blogging.]