Monday, June 4, 2007

Technology's Triumphs and Tribulations

We will be rescheduling our final day of principal photography for next Monday, June 11th at the Northside Grill in Ann Arbor, due to a technological glich we experienced today with the Panasonic HD Digital Harddrive.

In short, it froze.

There are many great advantages to shooting in HD, as opposed to film -- it's cheaper, many times faster and more efficient -- EXCEPT for in cases when the software goes haywire.

"Should have had a back-up." Ahhhhhh, yes. Right. The old "be prepared for everything" or "combat conditions" point. Well taken.

But at $1200 for a hard drive and $75 per p-2 card, the back-ups can become huge financial hick-ups as well.

Maybe film "ain't" so expensive afterall!

In any case, another great saying goes, "when you fall off the horse, you get back on."

I like that quote the best.

See you on Monday, June 11th!

Writer, Director: A FORK IN THE ROAD

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