Episode 86: What’s changed in the last 58 months!

Terry and Philip are back, and after nearly five years (ignore the estimates in the show), and talking about what’s changed for them personally, and what changes they’ve seen in the industry.

We hint at an Artificial Intelligence show to come, and discuss whether “the industry” is better off now than five years ago – who has suffered a downturn and who is doing well.

Philip and Terry at their recording setup.

Episode 85: Is it Time To Retire?

A recent article in The Atlantic Your Work Peak Is Earlier Than You Think started this discussion, which is particularly relevant with so many layoffs happening through mergers among the Studios.

Terence and Philip discuss the implications and how we should react.

Episode 84: What does money “buy” in production?

Recently Wistia published an original series “One, Ten, One Hundred” that examined what happens when you have $1,000, $10,000, $100,000 in a budget for – essentially – the same concept for a video.

Somewhat ironically, Wistia make a video presentation tool – Soapbox – that is the featured product in the three videos.

As well as the three videos produced by an LA Advertising Agency, the Wistia video crew created a very entertaining view of the production and drew the conclusions as to best value.

Episode 82: What do You Get Paid For?

Terence Curren and Philip Hodgetts discuss the important role of professional skills and experience. They discuss the difference between having the tools, knowing how to use them and how to create with those tools.

With so much changing, new careers will need to be invented.

Episode 81: Are Editors Introverts?

Terence and Philip discuss introversion and why introverts make good editors.

Terence mentions Susan Cain’s book  “The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking”, and her website  Quietrev.com. Susan Cain’s Ted Talk https://www.ted.com/talks/susan_cain_the_power_of_introverts

Philip refers to RESPeRATE Ultra – Blood Pressure Lowering Device For Non-Drug Hypertension  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0022NI1NG/

Episode 80: Should Apple (or You) go to Trade Shows

In a new Terence and Philip Show they start from the question “Should Apple be present at Trade Shows like NAB?” and then extend discussion to question whether there is still a role for big trade shows like NAB and IBC.

Philip mentions Lumberjack Builder. If someone knows what Avid product we were trying to remember, email [email protected] and I’ll update this page.

Episode 79: TV holds the top spot in tech devices?

Terence starts the discussion by quoting an article that says that “TV is the top tech device”, which leads to a discussion on the TV experience and viewing habits.

The discussion also delves into the connection between internet serve and cable, and the availability of internet. Then on to constantly changing nature of the media and entertainment industry. How do we deal with these change. Philip shares some of the changes his software business has experienced.

Terence asks how do we get what we work on, what we produce, get seen? Are we all going to be YouTube stars? The YouTube advantage as an artist. That leads to the value of “sucking” as a newbie.

The value of democratization of production, and the limitations, and the new literacies.

As a footnote to the discussion, Philip has upgraded to an Apple TV 4K and now watches almost all “cable” through Apple TV apps on demand, since this show was recorded mid 2017.

Episode 78: AI and Editing

Recently a research team at Sanford University showed a demonstration project that purported to cut a piece of dialog in “different styles.” What does it mean and how does it related to the work Philip Hodgetts and Dr Gregory Clarke did in 2008 with First Cuts.  What will it mean for employment?


Episode 77: Imposter Syndrome

In this episode Terence and Philip discuss being imposters, or the feeling that some have of being an imposter, known as Imposter Syndrome, and what can be done to overcome it. They also discuss how failure is part of the gig and to keep trying.

Thanks to Alpha Dogs’ interns for editing the show.