Embedded Audio

This article was written for another website that never survived the capricious nature of my attention span. Many of the ideas relate to documentary work and audio production, so forgive me resurrecting it here, but I think the ideas are important enough. I’ve just...

Thinking About Sound (for picture people)

As a shooter and content creator, I cringe at a lot of what I see on YouTube and even the TV. It’s often amateur hour on YouTube, I reason, but why are the people who make their money in content creation, including broadcasters (and I’ve seen a marked decline in...

Purchasing a Video Camera

TLDR: The camera should be subject to what you are shooting (what you’re using it for and for who), the sorts of accessories that are available, and the technical specifications the of the distribution platform. I have a long and troubled history of camera ownership....

Lessons learned from owning so many cameras

TLDR: Being accessory friendly, or better yet, not needing a lot of accessories is the key to a good camera. Having a dedicated control for essential functions is king, or go the other way and enjoy zen-like simplicity. It’s the middle that’s never worked for me. In...