Now that I have written a (hopefully) informative post, I'd like to
actually introduce myself and explain why I have started the blog. I
promise that the next post will have substantive content.
Who the Heck Are You?
you look around this site, you should get a fairly good idea of "who I
am". I live in MA. I love to shoot video, edit and program. I also
have a new interest - writing articles.
Why Are You Posting Here And Not the Avid Website?
One question I have received is "Why are you doing this on your personal website instead of on the Avid site?"
want to show you that I create articles as an Avid enthusiast; not just
as an employee looking for a pay raise or a promotion (although those
are nice as well). I'm not writing these posts during my normal work
hours because during my normal hours I should do what I was hired to do
- write code. I want to frame my blog in the context that I am a part
of the Avid user base, just maybe with a slightly different perspective
because of where I choose to hang out during the weekdays.
The other reason I choose to post on my site is that it is infinitely more interesting for
me to go through the process of establishing my own presence on the
internet rather than simply signing up for a blog account on someone
else's site. I've never hosted a blog before, so I wouldn't want to
deprive myself of the entire experience.
If I decide I would like to expand the focus of the blog, it will be much easier to do so through this site.
Why Are You Doing This At All?
remember a few weeks after I started at Avid, I asked my group lead to
explain the QuickTime/Avid workflow. I felt utterly confused and asked
him the same question about five times during the same week. Asking the
same question five times was not something I wanted to do as a new
hire! While I don't have confusion about the workflows anymore, because
I use them so often, I realized that other people might have the same
confusion if it had never been explained to them. Now that I understand
more about this industry and Avid products, I'd like to share the
information with others.
Geez, You Write Like an Engineer But I'm an Editor!
I know that there has been some negative feedback about the first
article I posted but that feedback was not sent to me. While you are
free to direct your feedback in any forum you wish, it would be the
most advantageous for everyone to direct it at me so that I can take
any criticism into account when I write future articles.
on feedback I received, I don't think the writing style is as much of a
problem as the background I assumed of the audience. The first article
was intended solely to show a workflow. I purposely didn't write about
what color space conversion is, what 601/709 means, and what fast import
is. I thought doing so would take away from actually learning the steps
of the workflow. I recognize that understanding the "whys" and not just
"how" helps some people learn. I will try to be more attuned to this in
the future, although I don't feel that I should have to define the term in every post in which I decide to
use the term "709". I do think a post
describing some of the "whys" of the QuickTime brightness workflow is
Keep That Feedback Coming!
enjoyed receiving and responding to feedback on my first post. Based on
the positive feedback, I plan on continuing with more posts.