I’ve been writing this blog for nearly six years now, posting a new story once a week. It’s been quite a labour of love, covering all manner of subject matter and I’ve loved every minute of it. However, lately it’s starting to conflict somewhat with my increasing interest in video. There’s a lot I want to investigate when it comes to video and I want to spend more time doing so. but video is a much more intensive task than photography, which has been the mainstay of my blog along with the writing. What’s more, I’m constantly aware that I need to be working on the next blog story and posting the latest one. A couple of times recently I’ve almost forgotten to finish or post my latest story, as I’ve been too intent on my video endeavours. So it’s becoming increasingly evident to me that I want to give myself more time for video learning and production, but also doing a blog story every week is really beginning to strain the brain cells.
Way back in 1980, The Buggles released a song called Video Killed the Radio Star (this is the original – amazing how both new and old sound) and so many decades later I still love it, perhaps even more, and it certainly had some relevance being the first music video shown on the newly arrived MTV. I think this was a somewhat seminal moment in history, heralding a major change in not only how we listen to music, but also how we would consume entertainment, news and many other things to come. While my title ‘Video Killed…Everything’ is somewhat provocative, bear with me as I explain what I mean and why I think it’s relevant and maybe even important to consider in the wider scheme of things. Whichever way you look at it, video assails us in every possible way in our ‘connected’ lives and very often when you don’t need it whatsoever. I am just so over video appearing everywhere.