The media is in a time of convergence and that’s what some people find fascinating. i’m listening to a number of podcasts about technology, the media and computing in order to keep informed on developments.
Today I will be working once again with footage that has been shot in another country. What makes this particularly interesting is that the footage is coming from Hungary whilst I will be in Switzerland. I will see the races take place, then I will cut the video, add some text and upload it to a website. This is similar to what you’d expect to find on a variety of websites.
Once the event has been finished for a week or two I may take one or two of the edits and upload them as part of my showreel.
The Pixies at Paleo
and Wampas, a group I knew nothing of until I went under the chapiteau and saw them performing.
Over the next two weeks I am working in part of what will become part of the new media landscape. I receive footage via satellite and edit short summaries to become video clips on the official site of the organisation. At the moment it’s not visible to the normal public but it is an interesting activity.
As part of my dissertation I have to understand where documentary has come from and where it’s going. It’s an interesting way to spend time and I’m learning about new things all the time. We’ll see what the lanscape will be like once I’m working full time in the media again.
Paleo was really good fun. An average day consists of five hours of work, followed by at least two or three concerts, a multitude of conversations before ending with three or four hours of sleep.
The conversations have ranged from the passion that certain friends have for nutella to driving segways around one particular stand. With one friend we went through to the moshpit of one concert and there was a good ambiance. With another friend everything was far calmer, more relaxed, taking time to unwind and relax.
I have learned about long hours in the sun drinking ice tea whilst at work and enjoyed it greatly. It’s good fun because there’s a breeze, people come and go, and as they do your greeting varies. The variation in greeting is part of what makes the work so enjoyable.
When people pass they do so without wanting to take time to chat sometimes but as they have a badge you can read their name. In doing so you can greet them more personaly. I read so many name badges over a number of hours that it was quite a challenge to remember everyone’s name. In fact I could probably remember none. Faces… that’s what I remember all the time, not names.
On that note I’ll stop rambling.
Here are some images from the party.
I’m still in the process of uploading the images but the pages can be found at
For the past week I was at Paleo going from concert to concert during the first few days and gradually moving towards other activites. It’s good fun as it’s the most sociable time aorund this part of Switzerland.
I took quite a few images which I have yet to upload.
This should be done within the next few days anyway.