Last week was a week none of us will forget: the coronavirus became real, NAB canceled their 2020 show, the NBA canceled the rest of their season - followed by all the other major sports - panic buying hit the supermarkets, oil prices fell through the floor and the stock market... well, it didn't collapse, but its fingernails are getting really tired.
Personally, I would prefer to live in less interesting times.
Last week, we were debating whether or not to go to this year's NAB Show. Today, we are dealing with the ramifications of NAB canceling the show. I reached out to
, EVP in charge of the NAB Show, offering my sympathies and support. Chris sent a nice note back saying, in part: "We carry on. All we can do."
That's true for all of us.
We carry on
is based on a question from
: "With all that is going on in the world, I'm starting to get calls on shooting a conference and live-streaming a webinar. Maybe [write] a refresher on tools and connectivity to the internet, from the production standpoint."
We already know this stuff.
Production is production
whether live, streamed or recorded. The difference is in the distribution and, today, we have more distribution options than ever before. I talk about this
We got into this crazy business because we wanted to change the world. Now, with the world changing around us, we can help the world understand, cope and survive these changes. I would much prefer to take an active role and help folks than sit around wondering if I'll have a business in a couple of months.
We are communicators
The truth drives away fear. Of course, times are challenging.
Of course, we are scared.
Of course, we would prefer this had not happened. But it has happened. The key is what we do next. Personally, I refuse to give up.
I have four new articles for you this week:
Adversity provides opportunity
, thoughts on what happens
now that NAB is gone
, how to get the best image quality
files and work-arounds so we can finally
burn Blu-ray Discs
Lots to learn and lots to talk about. These are difficult times and, from everything I read, they will get worse. Don't lose sight of the fact that we can all be part of the solution. Communication drives away fear. And I'm here whenever you need me.
Until next week, stay safe, stay healthy and