A video industry institution is facing a dire end. Dick Reizner's "Tips to Clip" column is being canceled. Apparently, Videography's management felt it "wasn't cutting edge enough."
This move seems indicative of an attitude in technology circles that "old" is bad, "new" is good. Dick's column doesn't cover technology really. It's all about the "how" of the video production business, not the what. When he does talk about technology, frequently it's how to work around it's limitations. I cannot remember a time when I didn't learn SOMETHING from one of his columns or his presentations.
Especially now, with the great emphasis on technology, we need someone out there grounding us in the day-to-dayness of the production business.
A petition has been started to inform the Videography management just how their readers feel about dropping Dick's column. Go here to sign the petition.
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