Sunday, December 15, 2013

Ke$ha's "Timber" is Terrible

I just watched this twice. What a hot mess. This music video has, at my best count, 359 cuts in 214 seconds of content, averaging 0.6 seconds (about 18 frames) per shot. There is almost no way I could understand what this video is attempting to communicate to me.

The sad thing is, this video has many notable elements - accomplished production design, lush locations, effective choreography, evocative lighting effects, exotic animals... yet the editor seems intent at ensuring we don't get to really see, nor comprehend, any of it.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

High Cost of a U.S. Engineering Degree

The demand for STEM graduates is high around the globe, but the United States has placed a disproportionate cost of that education directly onto the students. What will this mean for the global competitiveness of the US in 10 years time?