“Conscience... that stuff can drive you nuts!” – Terry, “On the Waterfront,” Columbia, 1954
Elon Musk probably didn’t realize he missed a great opportunity to find out what his “competitor” was doing and how to prepare for his first trip to Mars.
Okay, that didn’t sum up this year’s SMPTE (Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineering) Annual Tech Conference; but attendees did get a lot of valuable information on how fast work is changing for visual storytellers.
There is only one thing we require to make an ordinary day extraordinary: Great tunes embracing our ears in clear, vibrant beauty, no matter what device we are using to listen to them. With that in mind, we continue our quest for perfection in transmitting music to our aural canals.
“It's not how you stand by your car; it's how you race your car.” – “The Fast and the Furious ,” Universal, 2001
Taking on more of the flavor of an IT (information technology) show than a broadcast show, IBC network and studio attendees spent more time this year focused on rapidly moving their operations to IP (internet protocol) delivery and doing a better job of leveraging all the cloud’s services.
The investment and transition to OTT (over the top) content delivery has been going on for a few years now; but there was a new sense of urgency by attendees to move more quickly from linear TV viewing to anytime, anywhere viewing.
“I was hoping I wouldn't have to. Sometimes it skips a generation. I was hoping it would pass you by.” – Harold Howard, “Teen Wolf,” Wolfkill, 1985
Today’s teens are the ones who are in line to take over business, the world.
They’re the first generation to not know life before the Internet, the Web, apps, smartphones, constantly being connected and being able to tap into any news, information, entertainment anywhere in the world.
Obviously, they’re screwed up.