Category Archives: Production

January 24

IP for Broadcast

I recently produced a series of explainer videos for IBC. And, I presented one of them myself. Check it out here: Tech Expert: Inside IP

July 10

Crossing the inflection point

My latest column on the state of the media industry is up at IBC 365. I discuss how we’re the media industry is at an inflection point, one in which we have no clear view as to where we’ll end up, or who the winners will be. https://www.ibc.org/delivery/blog-crossing-the-inflection-point/2915.article

June 01

Old dogs and new tricks

My latest column is up at IBC365.  In the fresh connected world of IP, do years of experience in broadcast engineering still count, or should veteran technicians just hang up their SDI cables and retire? https://www.ibc.org/tech-advances/blog-teaching-old-dogs-new-tricks/2853.article

April 25

No Such Thing As A Magic Bullet

My latest column is up at IBC356 – I discuss the endless search for a “magic bullet” that will solve all of broadcasting’s problems:  https://www.ibc.org/consumption/blog-theres-no-such-thing-as-a-magic-bullet/2784.article

February 06

Building a worse mousetrap

Here’s my latest opinion piece at IBC365 on the way “good enough” is changing in the broadcast industry: https://www.ibc.org/production/blog-building-a-worse-mousetrap/2652.article

January 22

AI and the media industry

My latest column is up at IBC365.  I give my views on the increasing hype around the potential for AI in media. https://www.ibc.org/tech-advances/i-for-one-welcome-our-robot-overlords/2625.article  

December 08

Outsourcing and the broadcast industry

My latest opinion piece is up at IBC365.  I give my views on outsourcing and the broadcasting industry. https://www.ibc.org/content-management/focusing-on-the-core-the-importance-of-outsourcing/2582.article

July 13

Just Because Your Cat Has Kittens in the Oven, That Don’t Make ’em Biscuits

Here’s my latest opinion piece for IBC 365, covering the clash of cultures between IT and broadcasting: https://www.ibc.org/delivery/technology-v-culture-the-art-of-making-and-delivering-tv/2064.article?_ga=2.228132957.138508793.1499935580-421349024.1491219481

May 15

ENGINEERS AS CREATIVE PARTNERS – HOW THE FILM & TV INDUSTRY CAN LEARN FROM MUSIC PRODUCTION

A post I wrote for the National Film and Television School https://nfts.co.uk/news/engineers-creative-partners-–-how-film-tv-industry-can-learn-music-production NFTS Head of Technology, John Maxwell Hobbs, believes the film and television industry should view and work with engineers as creative partners as the music industry does and has designed the School’s new Production Technology MA to do just that. Why it is […]

May 12

WHY ARE WE FIXING WHAT ISN’T BROKEN? MOVING TO IT-BASED PRODUCTION 18th May: Free Production Technology Taster Workshop

I’ll be teaching a taster workshop for the Production Technology MA I’m developing for the National Film and Television School on the 18th of May. More details here: https://www.nfts.co.uk/news/why-are-we-fixing-what-isn’t-broken-moving-digital-based-production