Posts by Geoff Lealand

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  • Hard News: "Creative" and "Flexible",

    Hmm! I don't want to add any weight to Coleman and English..and most especially Lhaws, with his vile column in the SST yesterday--but I have always had problem with Concert FM being preserved at all costs. Why should one music genre ('Classical', or whatever it might be called these days) be privileged over all other genres? I think it is a cultural hangover from those days when classical music=serious music, and other music was regarded as ephemeral, trivial or merely 'commercial'.
    This is not to say that I sometimes tune into Concert FM, for a bit of background pleasantry.

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  • Island Life: Anyone can do design.,

    I mean don't get me wrong. I love Hamilton. Where else am I going to get petrol on my way to Tirau?

    I will ensure you get charged double next time ;-)

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  • Island Life: Anyone can do design.,

    Sacha: You will need to translate for the locals--too obscure for us in the Waikato ;-)

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  • Field Theory: Out with the old,

    Well, that is a bit of a retort to those who think Super 14 is dull rugby--18 tries in the Chiefs vs Lions game this morning, 32 points from Stephen Donald and 137 points overall!

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  • Island Life: Anyone can do design.,

    Spoken like a Hamiltonian :)

    The ones with the funny accent?

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  • Island Life: So, what do you think of…,

    Stephen, you just reached the 2000 post mark, and I broke 1000. High five!

    As was discussed some time back, you deserve some kind of award. Maybe a Brownie badge?

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  • Southerly: Interview with Rodney Hide,

    And they get all their supplies through Tim the Groser?

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  • Southerly: Interview with Rodney Hide,

    I am glued to my screen, waiting on the next round of wit.

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  • Southerly: Interview with Rodney Hide,

    I could well believe this. Perhaps there is a parallel narrative concerning Phil Goff and laxatives.

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  • Hard News: Research Fail,

    But anyone wanting to take a course in 21st-century "video editing" (and that is the context) does not need to spend months or a year learning about the history of television.

    Yes, but I am reminded of a colleague's comment that learning to use Microsoft Word is not the same as creative writing. Technical skills and the expression of them are thin and under-nourished unless you have the opportunity to know and appreciate the rich heritage of what has gone before ie the 110 years of film-making; the 70+ years of television making; the centuries of literature... My experience is that many media-competent students have technical skills, but nothing of interest to say with them. It is not necessarily their fault--a 18 year old with great Photoshop or FinalCutPro abilities often has not had enough life experience--with all its flux and flows, curiosities and contradictions-- to construct anything of interest beyond him/herself.

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