I have made most of my livelihood as a video editor for anything from 30 second TV spots to hour and half feature films. This is a beautiful animation showing what an editor really does.
I believe that traditional TV is archaic and that we should, as society, move on. I understand there are business interest behind it, and they too should move on to new business models. If they cannot adapt they should shot down and disappear, because business should contribute to society, not stop it from growth and evolution.
For over 12 years I have worked creating and delivering some sort of media, for radio, TV, online and film. I am also what they call a cord-cutter. Around 7 years ago I gave up traditional TV, before Hulu existed, before iTunes sold movies. It was Netflix and video rental stores the only thing I consumed (I haven’t been to one in at least 4 years), and youtube was in its infancy. I already understood that changes were coming. That the industry was changing and so should the consumer mindset. I wanted to be part of that change. And little by little, video streaming and downloading has been taking over without people really noticing too much. [Read more…]