Rick Young's Blog
Rick Young has worked in television and video production since the late 1980’s and is a committed Mac fanatic, using Apple technology for all his professional post-production work. Rick's introduction to Apple was with a Lisa before the Mac even existed, and since then has worked on Macs exclusively. He considers himself lucky to be able to get paid for what he loves to do - shoot and edit.
December 22, 2008
When I started in television in the late 1980's us new comers would look at the 20 year veterans, who had been working in the industry for the same amount of years that I'd been alive, and would think that they were so experienced, and we were so new to the game...
December 14, 2008
Does the camera matter? I don't think so. What matters more than anything is your ability to make the camera work, to get the best images possible and to convince the client that they are getting value for the amount of cash they throw your way.
December 14, 2008
Had a conversation with some people deeply involved in video production this week about the state of the economy and the effect this will have on all of our incomes. What got me was the attitude of these people. They point blank declared they will not be sucked into the doom and gloom which seems rampant through every conversation about work and how we're all going to survive in the difficult times ahead.
December 08, 2008
This week I was working with an Italian film crew, filming off the coast of Versai. Two Panasonic HVX-201's were shooting, underwater housing for one of the cameras, a handful of P2 cards and a boat which cost 1000 Euros a day to hire.
December 01, 2008
You've got to wonder, with all the millions of cameras out there, why don't people white balance?