by Garethin Media, MotoGP, Technology0 commentstags: hdtv, Media, MotoGP, Technology, television
Whilst covering the final round of the 2010 MotoGP season at Valencia in November, I was lucky enough to score an amazing interview with Sergi Sendra – he’s the Director of Dorna Sports TV Production, and I’d spent a while organising the interview so that I could publish a feature across my various MotoGP sites on the story of just what it takes to produce the international MotoGP TV feed. He was a great guy, incredibly helpful, and it was a fascinating hour or so of learning a great deal about a subject close to my heart. It’s a nice long read, and if you’ve any interest in MotoGP or TV production, then I hope you’ll enjoy it. Here goes…
by Garethin Art & Design, Media, MotoGP0 commentstags: application, iphone, Media, MotoGP, vroom magazine, vroom media
Today’s a special day. Yep, it’s someone’s birthday. And no I’m not talking about former MotoGP 125cc and current World Superstock 1000 rider Pere Tutusaus – happy birthday Tutu, by the way – No, I’m talking about my own baby VROOM MEDIA which turns one today. It’s going to be a day like any other really – I’m in the middle of a raft of wireframing for an iPhone application for a travel company, and also doing some printwork design for CBBC, Children’s BBC. So it’s going to be a long and busy day. But that’s good. And it’s something I’m very thankful for after a year of kicking off a completely new business in somewhat tough times.
by Garethin General, Media, Politics1 commentstags: fun, Media, news quiz, Politics, radio 4
Great news – the smug, self-satisfied Now Show steps aside and in its place Radio 4’s “News Quiz” returns tonight; Friday May 1st at 6.30pm (repeated Saturday at 12.30pm) – its superbly skewed weekly take on the world returning for an almost unbelievable *68th* series…Sandi Toksvig chairs, and panellists include Andy Hamilton, Fred MacAulay and Jeremy Hardy.There should be plenty to poke fun at…If you don’t catch it on the radio, then don’t forget you can subscribe to it as a podcast on iTunes.
by Garethin Environment, Media0 commentstags: Environment, Media, stuff, werner herzog
“Life on this planet has been a constant chain of cataclysms and extinctions. It is obvious that we are going to be next.”Legend Werner Herzog keeping things rosy in this excellent little piece in the New Statesman magazine, promoting his new film, Encounters at the End of the World, which opens in the UK today.
by Garethin Media0 commentstags: bbc, channel 4, dumbing down, jeremy paxman, Media
BBC presenter Jeremy Paxman has made what is taken to be a thiny veiled attack on Channel 4 in Good Housekeeping magazine, saying “I find it disappointing that there are TV channels that started with noble ideals and have become freak shows”… Interestingly, on BBC today you can watch Bargain Hunt, Bargain Hunt’s Famous Finds, Flog It, Escape To The Country, Young Mums’ Mansion, Gary: Young, Psychic and Possessed, The Real Hustle, and Two Pints of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps Please.Are we *sure* he was talking about Channel 4?