Saturday, March 28, 2020

Covid-19 is Changing TV News Delivery Forever!

Los Angeles, CA--The Covid-19 catastrophe may well change forever the way TV news is gathered and broadcast.  

The nation’s news operations have been forced to have some reporters work from home.  They’re suddenly gathering news as they conduct their routine interviews via Zoom, Skype and Facetime

The Multi Media Journalist is a mainstay everywhere except where the photographers unions are politically anchored.  That’s all about to change. 

Drones, smaller and cheaper DSLR type cameras are capturing startling video images.  Quality video live streaming has never been so easy.  The technology learning curve for reporters is no longer an obstacle.

The increased efficiency and cost savings connected to news gathering are really monumental. 

There will always be a need for helicopters, and news crews to chase breaking news.  We need to forever end those ridiculous and expensive reporter’s live shots in front of stale crime scenes that serve no useful purpose whatsoever!  

The result of this will be more and better news stories.  More  reporters and producers can be hired with the cost savings. 

News gathered and reported in the field will have a new look of immediacy with the exciting creativity and style of those sucessful modern YouTube vloggers. 

These may be amazing times if actual news replaces those politically divisive talking heads once again.  Viewers want real journalists, not propaganda purveyors.  Perhaps the term, Fake News will finally disappear. 

I’m convinced the talking heads have driven viewers away from their TV sets. 

Lastly let me say that focus groups have led news managers down the same road for far too long.  It’s understandable, they are comprised of idle people that simply don’t have a life!  

Thursday, December 26, 2019

A MASSIVE GUNFIGHT IS BREWING IN VIRGINIA

Richmond, VA—The far left has gained control over Virginia’s political scene. They have a Democratic governor and a Democratic legislative majority.  They are all hell-bent on banning certain firearms and an additional bunch of really draconian dictates.

Virginia has both the federal and state constitutions that protect gun rights but that does not make any difference to this bunch of radicals.  Normally it’s up to the judges to decide the constitutionality of laws that are passed.  The courts however move very slow and resolutions take many years.  In the meantime those victimized by bad laws suffer irreversible harm through incarceration and the loss of valuable property and their guaranteed and hard won freedom.  That does not include tens of thousands in legal fees. I don’t think the founding fathers took into consideration that our courts would someday all but grind to a halt when it came to protecting liberty. 
The oath of office the radical leftist politicians have taken is meaningless to these people who are on a mission to destroy sacred Liberty.  They feel that the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are somehow outdated and they are smarter then our founding fathers.  They insist upon re-writing the constitution in a way that suits them and nobody else.

That’s however not the way it works and they cannot simply pass laws that violate the Constitution.  In a state where the motto is, “Sic Semper Tyrannis!” or, Death To Tyrants the politicians are asking for extreme retaliation from the citizenry. Will we see politician's homes burned down and assassinations? Tempers are understandably at an all time high.  

As the vast majority of Virginia’s counties are declaring their jurisdictions to be Gun Rights Sanctuaries the same leftist politicians are planing to unleash the National Guard on both citizens and their local law enforcement officials to overcome any resistance.  They are also making contingency plans to shut down cell phones and the Internet so the citizens cannot communicate with each other during weapons seizures.  I can’t begin to imagine the cost in both tax dollars and human lives for them to accomplish their demands.

This shows that they’re really not concerned about Public Safety but about Socialist style public control. Enforcing these unconstitutional laws will bring about more bloodshed than if we simply handed out loaded guns to prison inmates. 

We can only hope that these dangerous politicians rethink their plans and come to their senses before it’s too late. 

Thursday, December 05, 2019

A Review of a Great Film, SYSTEM CRASHER


Writer and Director, Nora Fingscheidt and me...
Los Angeles, CA--Being a member of the Screen Actors Guild I am blessed to get to see a lot of films and meet the creative forces behind them. That’s exactly what happened tonight as I saw a German film, System Crasher.  

It was a project dreamed up by a lovely young film student by the name of Nora Fingscheidt.   The film began seven years ago as a thought that has culminated in an Oscar competing film in the best foreign film category.  The entire cast was captivating. 

The film stars nine-year-old, Helena Zengel as Benni, a young, somewhat abandoned child.  This child is under care of the government and they can hardly cope with her.  She’s a bright girl and is fiercely independent. 

Benni's real problem is obvious she has been denied a two parent household and all of the love and attention that every child deserves. She’s considered a System Crasher. 

Benni has somewhat dangerous meltdowns that makes placing her in foster homes nearly impossible.  Her care givers do the best they can to tame this wild child under the circumstances.

The film also stars, Albrecht Schuch in a compelling role as Benni's assigned Social Worker Escort, Micha.  Micha crosses the line when he becomes personally involved in a somewhat understandable surrogate parental capacity.   

Just like Micha, you can’t help but fall in love with Benni as she travels through some rather horrific misadventures.

I have to say it’s one of the better films I’ve seen and I wish the writer and director, Nora Fingscheidt a trip up to the Oscar podium in February.  As for the young starlet she’s been visiting with none other than Tom Hanks. We will be seeing a lot more of her.

It soon may be available on Netflix. The English Trailer is below.
Being a member of the Screen Actors Guild I am blessed to get to see a lot of films and meet the creative forces behind them. That’s exactly what happened tonight as I saw a German film, System Crasher.  

It was a project dreamed up by a lovely young film student by the name of Nora Fingscheidt.   The film began seven years ago as a thought that has culminated in an Oscar competing film in the best foreign film category.  The entire cast was captivating. 

The film stars nine-year-old, Helena Zengel as Benni, a young, somewhat abandoned child.  This child is under care of the government and they can hardly cope with her.  She’s a bright girl and is fiercely ind

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Katie Hill has Resigned from Congress!

Washington, DC--Bi-Sexual, Democratic Congresswoman Katie Hill announced her resignation today.  This came as her soon to be ex-husband spilled the beans over her sexual activities with at least two subbordinate staffers.  Salacious photos surfaced showing hill naked with a female staffer, smoking a bong on 9/11/01 and another naked shot revealing her pubic area, Nazi Iron Cross tattoo. 

I suspect that there's a lot more to come involving Hill's financial chicanery and I promise that this story is far from over. My question now is what happens to the Million dollar plus 2020 campaign war chest? Hill promised to shake up Washington and she's done just that!  She's been missing since this story broke, choosing to hide behind written statements. Who will catch her with a video camera first to hear and broadcast what she has to say?