Had a productive meeting with guys from #CruelButFair the music doc. I’m looking forward to using the ol’ editing chops. I think I’ll start with going over footage I haven’t yet seen, marking in’s and out’s from the selected clips. There is structure to the doc in place, the idea I’ll be trying to follow is finding the right clips- sit down interviews and footage of the bands playing.
Bobby Syvarth Live at Sarah Street, playing Fire in Brooklyn. Beautiful song, lyrics, band & soul. Check it out!
Technical understanding of whatever we might be doing or planning on doing is, needless to say, essential. Otherwise, we might at some point find ourselves in a position where we might feel hindered or stuck because we don’t have the appropriate technical know-how. This is especially true now, when we are seeing an increasing interest and use of technology in so many different ways. It’s hard to escape it.
As far as a technical understanding within gaming is concerned, it is fairly easy to say that a user with a greater understanding of how a game functions will be able to get farther within the game than one who does not understand it at all, or one who has limited knowledge. The degree of knowledge depends on the user’s personal interest. More often than not, if a user continually is seen as returning to the game, he can be said to have interest and with time, he/she can gain a little technical understanding simply by repetition and a little exploration.
An undeniable element, of course, remains the difficulty of the particular game in question. Take for instance, Second Life: if you do not have any technical understanding of the how it works, you cant really use it, or your use will be limited. In a complicated environment like Second Life, it might take you longer to get used to or understand the code, and that too if you know how to read code or have any interest in it. You might not succeed if you don’t understand the technical functionality of games. On the other hand, if you do understand technical functionality of the particular game, you could gradually master the levels, or try to gain the maximum score, or act in whichever way the game functions to win the game ultimately.