Intersection: A Canon camera recorded the famous 47% Romney video
The Intersection is where cameras and photography intersect with the real world in real-world non-pixel-peeping kind of way. At this intersection, it was a Canon camera that recorded the (in)famous 47% Romney video that became a big kerfuffle during the 2012 Presidential Election. We don't know (yet?) which camera was used, or whether it was a DSLR, P&S camera or Video camera. The videographer was a bartender working the event, a 47-percenter himself. Details via The Verge which goes on to discuss the impact of photography/video-recording as part of our daily lives in the near future. The bartender-videographer gave a 32-minute exclusive video interview to the Sean Hannity of MSNBC (The Ed Schultz Show). The video starts automatically with a preroll ad and it is a very politically charged video so don't click on it if this is not your cup of tea. There are three video clips, the first is 16 minutes long, the second is 9 minutes long, the third is 7 minutes long. They play seamlessly, with video ads in the between the segments.
I listened to all of this (the sacrifices we make for this blog!), but there were no further details on the camera used or which video mode was selected. The bartender-videographer mentions repeatedly that there was no explicit prohibition/restriction against bringing cameras or photography at the event. It will be interesting to see what kind of impact this will have on photography/videography in future political events of this nature.
Theme song: "Bartender" (preferably a live version) by The Dave Matthews Band.
Speaking of The Intersection, the Supreme Court continues to resist the presence of cameras in the court according to a video report at the Nightly News. It's not like The Nine have to worry about selecting different outfits to wear for the cameras :)