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Videography basics

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

This post about videography basics pretty much sums up the entire videography class I had to take for my major. In one concise, digestable post. Although learning to use Final Cut Pro, shoot video, set up a tripod, use white balance and image stablization, log & capture, and all that fun stuff was definitely helpful, I sure did hate the three-hour long classes when I had to sit through them.

This post sums up what I actually remember (two years later) in what I’d estimate is fewer than 1,000 words. If you’re interested, the site for my videography class is here. The blog is more readable, so go read it.

QOTD: Don’t worry about people stealing an idea…

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

“Don’t worry about people stealing an idea. If it’s original, you will have to ram it down their throats.”
— Howard Aiken

Parody ad hits on why people don’t read papers

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

It probably shouldn’t, but this parody ad, which I saw linked from Romenesko, about the Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times made me laugh. It’s based on the I’m a Mac/I’m a PC ads that are pretty funny themselves.

My favorite part of this is the end:

Sun-Times: Hey what’s that white thing with the wires coming out of that guy’s ears?
Tribune: Oh. That’s an iPod. They’re all over the place now.
In unison: TREND STORY!

It wouldn’t be so funny if it weren’t true. But there are other funny quips in the ad, too.

While on the topic of parody ads, here’s one for the Microsoft Zune phone. It’s pretty lame, but the point it makes is funny.

Overheard in the office amusement

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

As some of you know, I keep a blog Overheard at KSU to track the crazy things people say at Kent State. I’ll continue taking submissions, but obviously as I will no longer be in Kent to hear random conversations, I’ll probably pass it on. Kali is already one of the posters, but I’ll probably solicit a few more Stater kin to keep it up.

The idea was based on Overheard in the Office, which is what this post is about. I just wanted to share some hilarious comments I saw on there for your amusement:

Receptionist #1: How could we have known what happened 10 thousand years ago if Jesus lived only two thousand years ago?
Receptionist #2: Because people before Jesus wrote things down in the Bible.
Receptionist #1: There were people before Jesus?

Young ad executive #1: Anybody want a Jamba Juice? Sam the intern is going to make a run.
Young ad executive #2: Yeah, but why are you getting a Jamba Juice? You just ate lunch.
Young ad executive #1: I don’t really want one, I just feel bad the intern has nothing to do.

Head trainer: Let’s face it, if you could be all that you could be, you wouldn’t be working here…
Class: [Silence.]
Trainee #1: [Applause.]
Trainees #2 and #3: [Applause.]

Managing editor on speakerphone: Do you know how to adjust columns in Excel?
Assistant: No…
Managing editor: What do you know?
Assistant: Um… I know that when a man and a woman get together, they —
Managing editor: —Come to my office.

Yeah. That’s my amusement for the day.

It would be kind of fun to start one of these collections of “Overheard in the Newsroom” because some funny stuff gets said. :) Maybe when I have some free time, I’ll do that.