I’ve had my time off (some of which was spent learning a new camera and editing software) and I’m ready to get back to work. Thanks for all the kinds words. While most websites and YouTube channels are filled with comments from vile trolls, you are a civilized and thoughtful bunch. Really, you guys are awesome and probably great at parties.
While the Camaro ZL1 episode may not look much different from past Driven episodes, it is a radical departure for me. The old ones were shot on tape using the Sony HDCam format and edited on an arcane Sony edit platform called Xpri. I think 20 systems exist in the US and our station owns five of them.
The new reviews are shot on a Panasonic P2 solid state memory camera and edited on Apple Final Cut X. Both are quite different from what I knew before and it took me a number of weeks to get up to speed. But now that I am, the episodes should start coming out quicker. It will be a little slow going for a month or so though. I appreciate your patience.
This change over means that literally everything you see on this website -writting, photo editing, video production, web posting and graphics- comes from a single MacBook Pro. I remember the days where an edit system that did basic dissolves ran over $125,000. Now a guy with a $2,400 laptop computer can write and edit a network TV show in his living room. Amazing.
Hope you continue to enjoy the reviews as much as I like making them! TV