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Archive for December 2015

If there was a theme to 2015 in production technology, it would be that this was the year of more. More pixels – 4K and beyond; more dynamic range with HDR video; more field of view as VR establishes; and more programming sources as Netflix et. al. become fully fledged ‘networks’.

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Dec/15

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Success requires failure!

A new article in Scientific American – Why Creativity is a Numbers Game – hits on themes that resonate with me. The point of the article is that even famous creators like Edison and Steve Jobs have many failures as well as their prominent successes. In fact, even Shakespeare was remarkably inconsistent in his creative output.

Problematically, most of us are scared of failure, or at least want to avoid it, so we never get past the point where we suck – always at the beginning – and start to improve.

Back in 2009 I wrote an article – What is the role of “failure” in innovation – where I explored the role of ‘failure’ in my own career. It seems relevant again.

 

 

Dec/15

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Lunch with Michael Horton

Michael Horton’s  career is well documented – the first of our guests with a Wikipedia entry. Michael is also one of my longest standing and closest friends. We met at a LACPUG meeting long before I moved to the USA and he endeared himself to us when he was the first to review The DV Companion for Final Cut Pro back in 1999.

Michael Horton Key Image

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Dec/15

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Lunch with Philip and Greg

In this edition Cirina Catania turns the tables and takes Philip Hodgetts and Greg Clarke to lunch. You can find out all you want about Philip on this blog or with a Google search. Greg Clarke has a PhD in Medical Research but chose a career of entrepreneurship over medical research, becoming ‘Friday boss’ in Philip’s Australian business. He is now the co-develper and coding partner for Intelligent Assistance and Lumberjack System.

Philip and Greg have been together as a couple for nearly 25 years, and married in California in 2008.

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