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Re: FCP-X and misrepresentation

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Bill Davis
Re: FCP-X and misrepresentation
on Dec 3, 2013 at 5:26:00 pm

"The truth is that none of them shoot or edit. They are pundits, trainers, tech leaders at companies with heavy iron and so on. It's all just marketing and self-promotion."


Sheesh. Of COURSE it's all marketing and self promotion and what's wrong with that?
We live in a world where there's a tangible business advantage to rising at least a bit above the noiise floor. If you don't do that, you get buried in the stew. And when Oliver wrote: "none of them shoot and edit" it was a presumptive phrase because in all likelihood, they all DO shoot and edit. The unknown quantity is how well. And that's a huge slowly sloping curve.

Your QFMFT is facile. It says "I know the truth and THIS is it."

But it's not. Because while the guy who "shoots and edits" may think that only they know "the truth" about shooting and editing, they (we) all have blind spots the size of warehouses. Oddly, we all seem to most highly prize the stuff WE know how to do best. Go figure.

Truth is the system, with all the players - planners, artises, hacks, writers, shooters, editors, post game analysts, historians, and even clueless bloggers motivated to stick their (our) necks out in public and risk redicule in the marketplace of ideas - have no more claim to superiority than any one else.

IMO, to the extent we help others - we win by advancing the whole game a fraction.

But when we give into our natural tendencies to think we have superior access to the MFT - we're just showing the world we're worried that the TRUTH we think we know - might be increasingly unimportant.

And there be monsters there.

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