jason santa maria
Archives By Month
January 2004
December 2003
November 2003
October 2003
September 2003
August 2003
July 2003
June 2003
May 2003
April 2003
March 2003

{   March 12, 2003   }
A Passing Thought
Do you think that the plethora of reality TV shows out now has caused a boom in the cameraman profession? With the growing number of these shows the need for people to handle the cameras must also grow. Just flipping through the channels (FOX being the most prolific offender) on any given night will show you how many new reality concoctions there are, from people letting America choose their spouse to the sordid adventures of college fraternity pledges. All of these shows require countless cameramen to record every waking second of the subjects’ lives. Is cameraman the new throw-away trade for college walk-throughs? Will the universities be robbed of Accounting and Marketing majors? Maybe the next reality TV show will be the glamorous life of the reality TV cameraman. Which I suppose will only create more of a need in the industry. I am just waiting for the inevitable real-life version of The Running Man.