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Anthony Bourdain Has Become The Future Of Cable News, And He Couldn't Care Less

parislemon:

Rob Brunner:

Another way Bourdain stays engaged is by constantly experimenting with technology. As equipment has improved over the years, the show has become more visually accomplished. In addition to high-end cameras like $16,000 Sony F3s with cinema-quality lenses and more modest equipment such as Canon 7Ds, the team now regularly uses GoPros, often in unexpected ways. In the Shanghai episode, they rigged up what they refer to as “shot cam,” a GoPro attached to a shot glass that captures, to dizzying effect, the liquor’s-eye view during a night of revelry. They have used bags of risotto for makeshift tracking shots (“risotto cam”) and turned a Hot Wheels track into a camera dolly. Bourdain is especially excited about the possibility of shooting an upcoming show entirely on iPhones.

The “shot cam” is genius. The iPhone thing should be very much possible with the iPhone 6/6+.

Also love this:

Bourdain now has a term for such corporate meddling: being asked to “eat a shit sandwich.” It’s one of the few meals he flat-out refuses to consume. “Given a choice between eating the sandwich and not having a television career, I would happily not have a television career,” he says. “Most people eat the sandwich.” He quit, taking the show to Travel Channel.

Most people definitely eat the sandwich.

Listen now. When people talk listen completely. Don’t be thinking what you’re going to say. Most people never listen. Nor do they observe. You should be able to go into a room and when you come out know everything that you saw there and not only that. If that room gave you any feeling you should know exactly what it was that gave you that feeling. Try that for practice. When you’re in town stand outside the theatre and see how the people differ in the way they get out of taxis or motor cars. There are a thousand ways to practice. And always think of other people.

—Hemingway on writing, via Brainpickings. (via chaddickerson)

Good advice for anyone.

Interviewing is about showing not about knowing

bricin:

moishelettvin:

allowedtoapply:

The onsite technical part of an interview is terrifying. Someone is going to stare at you while you try to write code! They’re going to see you type and how you think.

Let me tell you a thing that shouldn’t be a secret - mostly they don’t expect you to actually finish writing working code in that…

Also to make it easier, practice beforehand! Especially if you’re going to be coding on the whiteboard.

Should go without saying but interviewing is like any skill.. practice helps. If you’ve been at one company for several years odds are you are rusty. Find a friend. Or better talk to a bunch of recruiters; think of these as practice for the one job you *really* want.

Yup, nothing wrong with interviewing to keep your options open and your skills fresh.

Interviewing is about showing not about knowing

allowedtoapply:

The onsite technical part of an interview is terrifying. Someone is going to stare at you while you try to write code! They’re going to see you type and how you think.

Let me tell you a thing that shouldn’t be a secret - mostly they don’t expect you to actually finish writing working code in that…

Also to make it easier, practice beforehand! Especially if you’re going to be coding on the whiteboard.

ridepdw:

This Friday. And you can still donate to help Chris Igleheart with his medical expenses here.

Give Chris a hand!

ridepdw:

This Friday. And you can still donate to help Chris Igleheart with his medical expenses here.

Give Chris a hand!