The New Show

Well, taping of the new show is done! Today time seemed to be both fast and slow.  The part I know best is the interview. Timing is everything in an interview. It’s a surreal place as an interviewer as while the guest is talking, you have to formulate the next question. Since I never script an interview, it’s not as easy as it looks.

Television studio set
ShawTV studio

Good news is the show will air the week of July 10th and after that it will be available on the station’s YouTube channel. I will share it all as soon as I know the air dates.

View from the interviewer's chair in a TV studio.
View from the interviewer’s chair

New About Page

Well, given I am always working on TV, radio, and e-learning projects for people around the world, I do not always get to my own website. Well I finally got to it. Please check the site out. Many new features are coming including the podcast and the push notification feature so you can keep up to date with all our posts, podcasts and stories!

Martin

Quote of the day… I Think… 

Sometimes I think too much… Other times maybe too little… I call it overthink or underthink.

My ‘think’ for today:

“Sometimes I feel humanity deserves its misery as when someone comes along that can solve it, the masses ridicule them into oblivion.”

Localization and World News on the Internet

Localization and World News on the Internet. What is localization on the internet? How does it affect you?

Find out March 22, 2017 at the VIRL Courtenay branch at 6:00pm.

Localization is a global system that in effect, may foster censorship and propaganda. How so? Let Martin Anthony walk you through his understanding of this seemingly invisible firewall of free information. His experience with topics of the internet started, in Vancouver, prior to the dot com era. He sat on committees (Praxis and AES) that discussed copyright protection long before it was an issue.

In later years, he became manager and Editor in Chief of the English Internet department of a privately owned Turkish news agency in Istanbul. There he worked with journalists from around the world. Martin later hosted a TV talk show in Istanbul where he interviewed scores of guests ranging from a former Whitehouse security chief, to world famous musicians.

The Award for… Oops! 

The award for… Oops!

Wow I haven’t watched the Academy Awards show for years. But I did last night! Surprise ending.

Last time I watched it, it was still a job for me. I was language advisor for the translation team at CNBC-E in Istanbul for the awards show. 6 or 7 translators and subtitle techs worked 12 hours nonstop overnight to get the show subtitled and on air.

Last time I did it, we were finishing off the last tape when the show was being aired. We finished like 10 minutes before the tape being aired was going to run out.

I would have loved, in a morbid fashion, to see the backstage reaction in the control room. Must have been just frantic. Whew, I have a few stories to tell. But those will be later.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/feb/27/anatomy-of-an-oscars-fiasco-how-la-la-land-was-mistakenly-announced-as-best-picture