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For the first time in a good few years, I’ve left this year’s IBC networkathon with a really positive mindset.  Everything just seemed to work this year. The sun shone, which always helps, and made the decision to remove the tent from the Beach a good one. In previous years, the tent cover created an actual echo...
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Having just returned from a lovely but ‘changeable’ week in Cornwall where the roads were so steep they were almost vertical, and the weather was so bad it was almost horizontal, the impending end of summer holidays is a reminder that Europe’s largest trade show is fast approaching. Amsterdam is a busy place for the...
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Adamantean customer, David Diley was recently commissioned to make a commercial for the Panasonic EVA-1 camera. David is a freelance filmmaker, DOP, Editor and Colourist; but predominantly an underwater cameraman so naturally this commercial would be shot beneath the sea! Click on the below link to read David’s in depth (see what we did there!)...
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A while back, my daughter showed me some history homework she’d had marked by her teacher. There were none of the ticks and V.Goods I was expecting, but two unfamiliar acronyms. WWW and EBI. When I asked her what this meant, she informed me in the patronising tone that only an 11 year old can really...
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As my Facebook and Twitter feed morphs from the obligatory “here we go again” and “look out Vegas, I’m coming to get you” status updates to the more subdued “Broken” and “BA, you’re rubbish” posts, I see that another NAB has come and gone.  The industry marketing machine was in full flow, and I feel...
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Well, on a strictly binary “was I right or was I wrong?” I clearly got it wrong. But walking around the show this year as a BVE veteran, one could be forgiven for thinking you’d walked in to the wrong hall.  For me, the show has always been about broadcast and production kit. Cameras, lenses,...
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It’s not often that every single person I speak to at any given trade show is raving about it. Those of you who have read some of my previous Trade Show blogs/rants will know that I’m not always effusive about them.  But that happened this weekend, and the BSC has hit the Goldilocks sweet spot for a show. A trade...
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I recall the excitement that I felt before my first IBC, back in about 1847.  To be honest, it was probably more to do with the free flights and beer than the opportunity to learn about the new technology, but it was real. The headlines from the thought-leaders of the day would have said something...
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What does loyalty mean to you? It’s such a personal, visceral emotion that it must be unique to each of us? I’m prompted to ask by two calls that I received last week from old customers that I helped many years ago. One used to have his own business, but is now an employee of...
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Anyone ready for the new Premier League season? Nah.. me neither. The World Cup joy of seeing the Koreans outplay the Germans will live long in the memory, and the gut-wrenching tension and ultimate success of an England penalty shoot out was pretty epic, and cathartic for those old enough to remember Turin, 1990. Just...
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