October 6th, 2010
MP3′s came along the same time recording studios popped up in every bedroom. That is two major technological advances (not including internet speed) that resulted in the now disposable art-form of recorded music. You won’t catch me with headphones on anymore unless I’m holding a CD player.
Now, 15 years later, we have the MP4 and faster internet speeds. The availability of high definition cameras has increased to the point where you can easily own a cellphone with one included. We can also trade movies with the same speed as it once took to trade a song. We have YouTube. Does this mean that the art of making video/film will be disposable? It already is and will continue to be more and more as these technological advances rapidly close the gap between Hollywood and my cellphone.
With that said, I’m a tech junkie and was right there in my bedroom recording songs. I’ve been right there with all the digital video advances during my lifetime. None of these blog thoughts are new. The same way people can accept an 128 kbps MP3 as a recording master is the same way audiences pay money to see District 9 and think it looks good. It’s the same way people can’t tell the difference between a recording done on a Neumann microphone versus a Coby one…or a music video shot on film versus a cellphone.