The glorious MiniDV cassette, I miss these damn things. It was always nice having a permanent backup of your video files after capturing all of your data to your computer. Sure, it was a pain in the ass "logging and capturing" all of your footage, but watching all of the takes back in realtime was nice when it came down to editing. It was also a plus just sitting back and taking everything in, jotting some notes, then breaking open FCP to start cutting it up. Good times.
It was also a great excuse to overshoot, get candid videos of on set quarrels and keep everything you ever caught on camera on a permanent archive. I mean come on, look how badass they look years later. These are the mixtapes of the video generation, people.
In today's HD era, it's hard to justify keeping insanely large HD video files considering the file size they take up on the back end. Keeping up with data backup can get very expensive. And thus, a lot of footage is thrown to the wayside, or never shot in the first place. Sad stuff.
At any rate, I found a bunch of old shorts, funny bits and random sketches that I'll be posting right here on my blog. So stay tuned... and long live analog. Word.