For now, editing is a commodity and less a craft
Interesting piece by Walter Biscardi how video editing, and other professional “crafts”, are changing.
"As CNN says in their release, high quality video cameras and editing software are available to the masses, so they don’t need the professionals any longer"
I can’t help but shake my head how “craft” is being misused here. Is it less a craft because a child does it? At home?
The article also mentions the line that’s been created between high-end and low-end.
"Basically editing is just a commodity right now in the minds of many. The craft is associated with cheap tools rather than the artist using the tool. There are millions upon millions of folks who use word processing software but that doesn’t make all of those millions writers."
It doesn’t make me a writer when I write something? Why not? I’m not an artist when I write? Not an artist when I make screencasts in my “non-professional” Final Cut Pro X? Ridiculous.