March 1, 2007 by  
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In a bit of a Dorothy Dixer, Amanda Meade writes an article in The Australian, mainly based on an interview with Ninemsn managing editor Max Uechtritz, in which he says, “I am not a doomsayer on television. Television and online will work hand in glove and coexist, collaborate and seamlessly drive traffic to each other.”

Of course the online arm of a commercial broadcaster is going to try and drive traffic back to television. Independent online broadcasting and video content will not still be trying to push an analog wheelbarrow.

Driving video

March 1, 2007 by  
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I found the link to the weekend motoring section’s racetrack video I talked about last week.

There’s not as much loud engine noise and vision of racing around the track as I would have liked, but you get to see a bit of it. Vision of the full fast lap, with all the sounds that go with that, would have been a pleasurable end to the video.

If you want that fix, check out C’était un Rendezvous, a 1976 film by Claude Lelouch where he fitted a camera to the bumper of a Ferrari 275 GTB and had a friend, a professional Formula 1 racer, drive it through the streets of Paris at speeds of up to 200 km/h.

The following YouTube video may not work if it’s been taken down since I posted this. If it’s not available, follow the links below.

Relevant links through which you can also find better resolution versions (like the 32mb one I have on my hard drive):

Jerry Kindall: C’était un Rendezvous
2005 Metafilter post where I first saw the video.
Wikipedia: C’était un Rendezvous

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