While I picked up my first film camera for a class in 7th grade it wasn't long until I was drawn to video work. In high school I worked at one of the first local origination cable studios where the production staff was professional and local residents worked with us to develop programs. Local access is more common, where anyone can learn how to use a camera and produce programs. Our studio was in a lucky position at the time two major counties in the D.C. area were negotiating cable franchises for the first time so the parent company pumped lots of money into our little operation to be their local ambasadors. I cut my teeth working on college basketball games, events and theater productions and work on ACE Award nominted programs (the Emmys or cable TV). In college I worked in TV for a long time at PBS and independent stations and on remote sports productions. Then the day arrived that I wasn't in a union and my opportunities to jump to regional and national productions was blocked. So I went back to photography and suplemented that with occasional video projects.
Over the years the changes in technology have been stunning. I worked with guys who had used razor blades to edit 2"-quad video tapes, through basic assemble and insert editing systems using 3/4" tape, and dreamed of access to advanced editing tools that cost millions of dollars. Now on my lap top I can run circles around those systems for only a few thousand dollars. Video cameras have gotten smaller and produce better, HD video. Digital SLR cameras that can capture video have been used on network TV shows. Video is all over the Internet.
Examples of work to come...
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