The Future of Television – On the Go Ep. 37 – Joe Marine, Philip Bloom, Richard Lackey and Fraser McGruer

October 29th, 2016 Jump to Comment Section

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We return to our conversation with our filmmaker/blogger friends Joe Marine, Philip Bloom, Richard Lackey and Fraser McGruer. This episode is all about television!

Times are changing, man… They have been for a while, in fact. We are living what seems like a fairly definitive transition from traditional television services to the online On Demand model with services like Netflix, that are themselves producing content with very high production standards.

But where does that leave traditional linear TV? And how does the viewing experience change when consuming content in these different media?

In this episode shot during IBC 2016, we discuss those constantly shrinking TV budgets, the role of larger-sensor camera operators in the TV world, wages, and the thrill of seeing your programme airing live on TV.


Joe Marine is a filmmaker and freelance blogger who first sat with us On the Couch way back in episode 2.

Philip Bloom, back on his feet again after a back injury, is a celebrated filmmaking and blogger, whose recent work includes being a Director of Photographer for CNN’s The Wonderlist with Bill Weir.

Richard Lackey is a Dubai-based filmmaker and colourist member of C.S.I. He is a regular cinema5D contributor, and you can see all his posts here.

Fraser McGruer is a filmmaker and is, along with Philip, behind the Lights & Shadows filmmaking workshops.

A fascinating conversation among the Dutch windmills, all the while navigating the dangerous streets of Amsterdam, escaping head-to-head collisions and avoiding the hoards of cyclists.

Make sure to tune in for the second and final part of our ride on episode 37, where we tackle the topic of the quality of current TV programming, as well as the future of television.

Please visit our sponsors’ websites to keep new episodes of ON THE GO coming! Thanks to Hedge for Mac,  G-TechnologyRøde MicrophonesSachtler and in association with Ford and Sony.


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