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Old 10-18-2019, 11:41 AM   #1269
spurfilm
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It's so amazing that most people do not stop to enjoy the wondrous beauty of the world around them. I think those of us in the arts are the exception.
Alan, I totally agree. I think many of us are born with artistic flair without even knowing it. Like you, I started to make my first films when I was a teenager at high school. Celluloid in those days, of course. I have spent most of my life as a cameraman and editor experiencing the ever-changing technologies available. Even when I started producing and directing professionally I could not stop filming and editing.

While I was working on a video-tape tv series called "Frontline" at WGBH in Boston I was invited to try a new non-linear edit system called Avid. When I told my media friends in the UK what I had seen they said... "it will never catch on. Editing by computer? Never." Well, as we all know, Avid trail-blazed the way for many to follow, and look where we are now!"

The great thing is that camera gear and editing software such as EDIUS has now become affordable for almost everyone. We can therefore spend more time perfecting our creations. And in my opinion, time is what it takes to be totally visually aware of what you describe as... "the wondrous beauty of the world."
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