Tips for Writing Great Scripts
At the core of nearly every video are the words to express a message. You have a limited time to make an impact — often less than 60 seconds — so the script must be crafted with precision and power. Regardless of the duration of your video, these recommendations will keep your message clear and focused.
Hubris at C-Level
Perhaps I’m just jealous, but I was bothered by Apple’s response to a hacker’s warning that their product leaves their customers vulnerable to exploitation when using standard text messaging. Apple replied, ‘just use our software, iMessage’, as if iPhone users should have no reason to interact with anyone who doesn’t have an iPhone.
Biggest Snowflake Ever
We’re more about landing softly than falling freely, but Skydive Chicago does some truly impressive stuff. This week they sponsored a world record aeronautic feat by creating a midair formation of nearly 140 skydivers.
Automatic Journalism: Too Good To Be True
The lesson that should be learned from the rise and fall of Journatic is not that outsourcing doesn’t work, but rather, it’s quality that matters.
I understand why both the Sun-Times and Trib were suckered into a deal gone wrong. It’s the alluring fantasy of a media retailer to get gobs of content for pennies.
Aereo and What It Mean
A Better Mousetrap for Web Video?
The genius behind Aereo’s victory in a court decision that said, at least for now, that it does not violate copyright law, lies in the fact that it uses the public airwaves to originate its delivery of broadcasted content.
How to Make Bad Content
The big take-away from the unfortunate story of the ugly portraits of Olympians is that good visual content cannot be acquired by bringing a dozen photographers into a room, and then parading a hundred subjects before their lenses.
A nice piece on Washington Post offers advice from a guy who bet on e-books, and knew he had to win over book lovers.