Saturday, June 23, 2007

How's your video?

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  1. Whoa, I call BS!

    70% of internet users may have watched that clip where that guy does that really funny thing or that other clip where that other guy does that other really funny thing, but to imply that 70% of internet users are actively watching video as a primary source of information exchange is a bit much.

    I worry that we will use graphs like this to justify video for video's sake and not remember that compelling is an important aspect in any medium.

  2. I don't mean it to imply 70% are regular video watchers -- only that they could be.

    We agree completely about the importance of compelling content; it's our only effective way through the datasmog.

    But one caution: I'm old enought to remember newspaper editors fulminating about using "color for color's sake." They didn't like color photographs.

  3. P.S. And *why* didn't the old editors like color photos?

    Because that wasn't the way they learned.

  4. Because when processing and printing color was time consuming and expensive, it was easy to make the "color for color's sake" argument when a shooter went out and shot something in color that would have just as much impact (if not more) in B&W.

    At least that's what I was always getting yelled at for :).

  5. And to think, I only got a brief "conversation" when I used a couple three sheets of film to get Quark to transmit a color separation correctly.