Ken Loach made the keynote speech at the 54th BFI London Film Festival. He said television has become the ‘enemy of creativity’. Update (Sep 2018): the video is no longer available on the BFI’s YouTube page.
Watching the G20 protests on TV it seemed that every other person had a camera. Yet only two video clips of the Ian Tomlinson incident have come to light so far. One was shot by a member of the public, the other by a broadcast news team and despite professional cameras being outnumbered by ‘activist’ […]
AOL is to close its user-generated content site on 18 December.
Channel 4 News reveals how film-makers are using footage from public cctv cameras. It’s called ‘video sniffing’.
This software is impressive and only costs $89 (£44).
Tonight (Wednesday) the BBC’s Newsnight programme will feature a report about unsafe sex on gay porn shoots. This follows a recent scandal in the UK where several actors contracted HIV during a shoot.
One thing that hasn’t impressed me about my Sony DCR-HC22E camcorder is its dismal performance in low-light. It isn’t a patch on my old Canon Hi8, which can pretty much shoot anything the eye can make out and also corrects the colour well — even in street lighting at night.