Today is the Labor Day holiday in the U.S., honoring all us working folks. So, to celebrate, I've decided to spend the day, um, working... Such is life.
three new articles
for you this week - along with exciting news coming in next week's newsletter. First, in keeping with Labor Day, my lead story shares thoughts on what it takes to build a career in media today. These were based on conversations with my students who are currently in film school looking to make a career in media. As always, I'm interested in your comments. We need new, young filmmakers; but they also need to earn enough money to support themselves. That is not easy these days.
is less than two weeks away and new products are starting to appear. As an example, this morning,
the latest version of Cinema 4D (Release 20). I have all the details of this powerhouse program as an article this week.
Finally, as you know, I have been of two minds about the potential behind
. This week, I have a guest blog from
looking at the market for VR. Business is taking off - but not necessarily in the areas we expected. I view Andy's article as a cautionary tale about viewing new technology from the too-limited perspective of what we already know.
Digital Production Buzz
had a great show last week. Recently, London-based
published a study looking at how production companies handle technological change; and the results were
. So, this week, we talk with the managing director of DPP about the survey, talked with executive producer
on how he deals with technology, chatted with
about their new Masters series and wrapped up with an in-depth conversation with
, the first Frame.io Master. These proved to be a fascinating series of conversations. Listen to the
are returning in a week or two. I'll have more details next week.
Oh! I have a present for you - next week, I'm giving away a
producing and directing dance
for television. This was my first book and I've spent the summer creating a digital version. I'll have all the details and links for you in next week's newsletter. I can't wait to share this with you.
In the meantime,