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Ten Commandments of Video Editing

1. Thou shalt not screw up thy client's job. 2. Thou shalt saveth thy project every ten minutes. 3. Thou shalt backup all sources, masters, and EDLs in more than one place so that thy precious video might be saved from eternal loss. 4. Honor thy Almighty Vectorscope...

Lunch atop a Skyscraper

Charles Clyde Ebbets (1905 – 1978) was an American photographer who took the iconic photograph "Lunch atop a Skyscraper." The 1932 photo was taken as a publicity stunt to promote the sky scraper called the RCA Building. While there is some uncertainty about the true...

The Best Life Hacks Ever

I discovered these wise gems in David Brooks NY Times column. He discovered them in Kevin Kelly's Technium blog. Kevin is a tech journalist who shared these for his 68th, 69th and 70th birthdays + + + When you have 90 percent of a large project completed, finishing up...

Sony’s $9000 Airpeak Drone

Sony’s $9000 Airpeak Drone

Sony's $9000 drone has retractable landing gear to avoid getting its legs in the shot. The Airspeak is plug and play for any Sony camera. The remote control can adjust any of the camera settings like exposure and shutter while you fly. Sony designed this quadcopter...

Gaffers Tape vs Duct Tape

It's still the same old story. A fight for love and glory. A case of do or die. Those lines are from the song "As Time Goes By (A Kiss Is Just A Kiss)." DISSOLVE TO THE SCENE IN THE MOVIE CASABLANCA. The battle between gaffers tape and duct tape is nearly as old. A...

How Many Ads Does It Take

How Many Ads Does It Take

If you've been reading this newsletter for a while, you know I have experimented with many marketing and advertising tactics for my video transfer business. I have used yard signs, newspaper ads, direct mail, moving billboards, Local Search Engine Optimization, Google...

YouTube Shorts 30 Billion Views

YouTube is focusing more resources into their new YouTube Shorts which is a short-form video platform designed to compete with TikTok. The new platform, YouTube Shorts, now averages more than 30 billion daily views, according to Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai. Alphabet is...

Toy Video Billions

Toy Video Billions

By Ryan ToysReview - Ryan ToysReview, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=60637274 "Ryan's World" is a YouTube channel for children aged 2–6 featuring 10 year old Ryan Kaji (born 2011.) One of the channel's videos, entitled "Huge Eggs Surprise Toys...

Client Sails to Tonga

Client Sails to Tonga

One of my favorite aspects of the transfer business I run is the people I meet. A very interesting woman came in to transfer some videos. As we talked she said they had just arrived in Rhode Island from a round-the-world sail. I asked if I could correspond with them...