The History of Image Gathering: An Oral History of Technology and Technique by Robin E Hirsch
English | Apr. 6, 2016 | ASIN: B01DYW98HQ | 291 Pages | AZW3/MOBI/EPUB/PDF (conv) | 13.19 MB
The History of Image Gathering is an oral history. It traces the development of the art and technology of capturing real life images for TV News and "reality type" show production as described by the camera men and women who looked through their lenses from 1955-2015.
The history is a first hand account of a generations incredible image gathering journey that began with 16mm film, evolved into three-quarter inch, then Betacam videotape, and finally hi-def and digital formats.
This is an amazing story. Never before has an entire generation of skilled artists had to master a totally new technology every ten years or so over the entire span of their careers. Nor has there ever been a group that had to repeatedly take on the challenge of a whole new way of doing things as image gathering evolved from TV News to Magazine Shows, to Prime Time reality type shows.
Today, as this same generation of image gatherers prepares to retire, the craft of image gathering has become a world wide omnipresent phenomenon. The History of Image Gathering is the story of how we got there.