For the past 20 years I have been experimenting with different, new and sometimes radical ways of both producing and delivering television news and programming. For more information please visit www.rosenblumtv.com

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  2. Dear Mike,
    In the 1970s I was deeply and permanently affected by the nascent ‘guerilla video’ movement, which used then-new portable (EFP) equipment to challenge prevailing thoughts on war, morality, art, etc. Later, as an instructor at the Sony Video Institute, I tried to keep that ‘street video’ sentiment alive. Where, in this new century, are the underground video pirates?

  3. Jeff. They called “Solo VJ’s” now.

    Take a look at the work of David Dunkley-Gyimah

    When he lectures – he talks about the roots of video and film pioneers before him. He shoots more in the style of a Bourne film than in a Beeb standup report.

  4. great blog you have here, as a TV newsie myself, I can absolutely feel for the guy who had to shoot his first pkg after only a week of bootcamp. Good for him!

  5. Perhaps you’re aware that there is already a large and thriving company whose entire mandate is to provide just the sort of video you describe…


    I have no affiliation with them but before I discovered your company I thought they were the closest thing out there to where I’d like to be in 20 years. 🙂

  6. Good Morning Michael, Quite by accident I clicked on C-Span this morning. I have got to tell you I enjoyed listening to you. You were my first cup of coffee. The only thing I can disagree with is that you proved there still is good television out there if you look. I found you. Annie

  7. David Phillips

    Hi Mr Rosenblum, Saw the C-Span interview on Sunday and was captivated by your timely comments. I have worked in TV Production for over twenty years but have never heard of you. I downloaded the C-Span transcript so I could read it at my own pace.
    I now read your blog on a daily basis and it’s now a part of my favorites.
    Keep up the good work. I will definately attend one of your training sessions soon.

  8. Dear Mr. Rosenblum,
    I recently saw your interview on C-Span, and a bad cold is rendering me sleepless; hence, I am reading your notes, and felt compelled to write you a note, myself. I had a thought this evening while my husband was watching the news. When I was a little girl, born in 1966, I can remember the network breaking in and making a brief announcement, Former President Johnson had died of a heart attack on his ranch in Texas. This is memorable to me for two reasons. I did not know at six years of age that we had once had a president named Johnson, in fact that there had been a president before Nixon. Also, I did not know that they could interrupt a program with such a sense of urgency and I remember asking my sister, “What does that mean?” She answered, “When a president dies it is important. They fly the flag at the school at half-mast.” (I grew up in small town in the midwest.) Flag duty mattered. Fast forward about 35 years, and we are hearing on all the news channels about the lamentable death of John Travolta’s 16-year-old son with “live on the scene” reporting, telephone calls to Michael Baden, world famous pathologist, etc. with several minutes of questions and answers between Greta Van Sustren sp? and the reporter at the tropical resort. I now live in Houston, Texas, and a few years ago when Selena was killed, it was flashed across the bottom of the screen every few minutes, in English and Spanish. And I remember thinking, “Was Selena elected presidente of Mexico and did I miss it?” When president Johnson died, a simple announcement was made that lasted a minute or two. It was more tasteful, dignified and appropriate, in my opinion. I related this thought to my husband. I once had a professor at Alma College, a small private liberal arts school in Michigan, who taught his students, “It is your job no, your duty to continue to bring the torch of illuminated thought to the dark corners of ignorance in this world because you have been given the good fortune to gather a thoughtful education at this place, do not waste your questions, the flame of your intellect idly.” His name was Michael JJ Smith, and he was selected as one of the fifty greatest history professors of all time on one of those famous lists whose name escapes me. He inspired his students with his devotion to scholarship and used his quick wit to keep us on our toes. What is inspirational about this truth Ms. Van Sustern is revealing? Perhaps I sound old fashioned, but I believe Ms. Van Sustren is wasting her torch of illumination on a family’s private tragedy. This is not news. In the old days, this would not have been worthy of breaking into the network. In fact you would have been fired for breaking into the network with such a story. Now, it will be the only topic on two networks for three days. I am understanding from you that they must fill air time with something to sell advertisements, and yet…I feel they could find something better to do with this time and the powerful instrument of illumination they are wasting. William F. Buckley, while being accused of elitism in thought, once said something to the effect that he had uncommon faith in the common wisdom of the common man, and that he would rather be governed by the first 500 names in the Boston telephone directory than the faculty of Harvard. I think I like it that you are putting the torch into the hands of seniors and students in the form of these cameras. There is common wisdom still to be found in the hands of common men.