Our (digital) Memories at Risk

Our Memories at Risk

The thought dawned on me the other day that the rapid adoption of digital devices to run our lives has put our memories at risk. A risk that I think is higher now more than before, not that it was great pre-digital though. With one careless flush, we can quickly send our address book, emails, photos & videos, and more into the ether. Out of all of that the thing that scares me the most is losing the memories captured in the photos & videos.

If you are around my age you may remember family memories on slide film and VHS. While you could easily record over a birthday party with VHS, or have your slides damaged in a multitude of ways, at the least families had a physical copy stored somewhere.

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Creating a Christmas Card with a Cinema Camera

A few years ago our good friends asked us if we could take their Christmas card photo for them. We said, “Sure, of course, as long as you know we don’t have an actual stills camera.” They said yeah and agreed to the idea of taking their photo with a Blackmagic Cinema Camera. If you didn’t know this camera only shoots video, but it does it very well.

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Happy 6th Birthday WooThemes

WooThemes has just turned the corner into its sixth year of existence. I’m proud to be an employee here and consider myself lucky to be a part of this company and to be able to work with so many great people. Mindy and I put on our Woo shirts and grabbed some cupcakes to help celebrate with the rest of the team across the world.

Happy 6th birthday, WooThemes!