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As our #GoldenRaspberries begin to ripen, I thought I'd rework a photo I took about three years ago. What I like about this capture is it depicts several stages of #fruit development in the same image. The ripest berry has mostly separated from the cluster and is about to fall, there are some #ripening fruits, a green unripe berry and also a flower which has just lost its petals.
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Hat tip to +Nik Photography for the share. This is my cropping of
Prairie Tree Sunrise number 2  by +Matt Anderson . Here is the posting featured by Nik -- https://plus.google.com/105020366195257635597/posts/272TpLNUKZN
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Last year at NAB 2013 +GoPro demonstrated (teased?) an updated #3D enclosure and sync cables for the Hero3, showing some gorgeous  cinematic stereo footage shot with dual cameras at 2.7k . Unfortunately this was never released to market due to the massive firmware FUBAR which plagued their otherwise terrific camera. This year at #NAB 2014 I learned they're ready to release a stereo solution for the new #Hero3+, long overdue good news for 3D folk, so hooray for that, but sadly it is not backwardly compatible with the cursed Hero3.
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Finally home and rested after a week of NAB madness in Las Vegas and ready to resume processing the backlog of images from the garden and our recent trip to +Monterey Bay Aquarium . My #NikonD800 capture is nearly straight out of the camera, just a little noise reduction from Google +Nik Photography and a touch of Clarity and Lens Profile correction in Camera Raw. Maybe I'm still awash in the afterglow of seeing Blue Man Group, but I really like the nearly #Silhouette effect created by the #SeaNettles display, considered crushing it but decided to keep the blue details. We visited a few weeks too soon for the Tentacles exhibition but this was pretty cool.
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+Anthony Magliocco - had my eye out for you all week but oddly for the first time in many years our paths did not cross! +Lori Freitag deep dive demoed DE:Flicker from RE:Vision Effects for me on Monday and I was very impressed. You should build them a Brand Page and/or Community here on Google+.  Oops! I jumped the gun months ago and purchased a similar, somewhat less comprehensive (and much lower cost) plug-in from +Digital Anarchy back when it was in Public Beta.
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Do you hate your camera strap? Check out this #DSLR #holster at the #NAB store. Thanks to the CEO for holding it in the light for me. Check it out at spiderholster.com .
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Interesting technology display at #NPR Labs. Audio from radio #emergency broadcasts translated into a #Braille device. 
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Got home from a week long convention in Las Vegas to find my Adirondack Blue #Potatoes sprawling over and into my Tomato patch, encroaching on the peppers and threatening space I had set aside for Romano Beans. So, using stakes and #ChickenWire I've erected a defensive perimeter around the row of now 2.5 foot high plants. This enclosure could also serve as a containment vessel for straw, mulch, compost and / or soil if I go the route of mounding up to increase yield. I've heard mixed reviews of the mounding technique. Has it worked for you? Did you really get more potatoes growing in the upper layers created by mounding? What materials did you use?

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I mound the potatoes as they grow mainly to keep sunlight away from the tubers as they expand and develop. This prevents the tubers or the potatoes from turning green which can become toxic and contains Solanine (glycoalkaloid) due to photosynthesis. Although solanine is a natural defense mechanism of the plant against pests and diseases it is poisonous to us and animals. I haven't gotten much more potatoes by mounding, I did think the same as to getting more...I will watch closely and compare this year though. I planted the blue potatoes too, I'm excited!
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Hat tip to +Hugo Barra for the share.

Brilliant essay , thoroughly enjoyed this, but a glaring omission in his  self described role clearly explains why folks like Hugo Barra have such a tough time finding the right PM. Mentoring. Where is the Robin to your Batman? Without an Assistant Product Manager whom you are grooming to replace yourself with, your career trajectory is blocked (you've become indispensable) and the world is starved of its expanding need for the skills folks like you can propagate out. I've often been told I'd make a decent PM, but I know I lack many of the skills you describe. Yet I rarely see opportunities for an Assistant PM, a job I might throw a resume at with a company in my sweet spot / market vertical.
 
I wrote a thing about what it's like to be a Product Manager. 
a janitor, essentially. 
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#Eyeball #drone balloons patrol the audience airspace leading up to this evening's performance by the #BlueManGroup. 
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Dear #videohelper (.com) : Please fire your director of #marketing. This sort of pottymouth sexist humor might seem edgy and cool to fans of Comedy Central, but I don't think it is an effective strategy for #NAB.
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I'm activly seeking new opportunities, full time or freelance on-site or remote from here in San Francisco. I've worked at TV stations, networks and post facilities in every studio, field and engineering capacity. These days I'm in technical and marketing writing, as well as video editing and voice-overs. I've sold and supported consumer and professional video hardware/software/services. In the past I've worked at web casting, computer animation, post-production, broadcast operations and management. My sweet spot is with high-end media technology as an expert operator, effective sales rep and accurate, accessible technical and marketing writer. I've had many terrific jobs, often with game changing start-ups, experiences which have prepared me for fresh challenges.
Skills
During Q1 2013 I worked (through Volt) as a contract E-mail Support Representative at GoPro; handling RMA's, writing helpful tips, suggesting knowledge-base articles and providing troubleshooting guidance focusing on our broadcast and production professional customers. I am proficient with several of the Adobe Creative Suite tools including Premier Pro, Camera RAW and Photoshop. You'll also be interested to learn that I authored a 3D computer graphics and animation hardware/software product review column in TV Technology Magazine for several years, my publishing history is here - http://www.brucegoren.com/Published.html . Click on the links in this list for a few older writing samples, more recent work is available on request. Read what my references on LinkedIn have said about me! Video editing demos are here -- https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXc7Gw6Z6gleQQxITJR5ghspn9ZcWuypm My Voice-over demo reel is here - https://www.box.net/shared/o4oa6ov2sn Photos I've captured and processed are here -- https://plus.google.com/u/0/113983902035072067923/photos.
Employment
  • Bruce N. Goren
    Freelance, 2007 - present
  • WMT-TV, Cedar Rapids Iowa
    PRODUCTION ASSISTANT/OPERATIONS TECHNICIAN, 1980 - 1980
    After learning Telecine, VTR operations, and color camera registration I moved on to become responsible for the electronic graphics and animation for the evening newscasts and special events. Also, I occasionally ran audio for taped productions.
  • WQAD-TV, Moline Illinois
    Broadcast Operations Engineer, 1980 - 1981
    On master control I operated the transmitter by computer assisted remote control, aired scheduled materials, switched between video sources, and initiated quality control adjustment and interpretation of the broadcast television signal. With the financial support of the station I completed a 90 hour certificate in Broadcast Electronics at Scott Community College in Bettendorf, Iowa, and at the encouragement of the department, went on to acquire my F.C.C. First Class License.
  • CNN, Atlanta Georgia
    Master Control Engineer, 1981 - 1982
    At CNN network operations I was instrumental in implementing quality control for incoming tapes and live satellite remotes. I also trained new employees as the engineering department expanded its responsibilities into tape operations. The duties of master control engineers include camera shading as well as on-air switching, router and machine delegation, quality control and light maintenance. Engineers keep the daily log and discrepancy report. Additionally, we evaluated and dubbed commercial matter for system playback.
  • WSB-TV, Atlanta Georgia
    TV Engineer, 1982 - 1984
    At WSB-TV my duties were on-air control operations. I switched NET/LOCAL transitions and cut-ins, rolled shows and breaks, operated the transmitter, kept the logs, and prepared quality control reports. During the late night local news cut-ins I doubled as Air-Control/Technical Director.
  • VideoStar Connections, Atlanta Georgia
    ASSISTANT UPLINK ENGINEER, 1984 - 1984
    With VideoStar I freelanced with west coast satellite uplink operations. Duties included set-up and strike-down of the dish and mobile technical operations center, monitoring broadcast signal quality and interfacing with the client and vendor utilizing both C, and Ku band gear.
  • Cable Music Channel / The Post Group, Hollywood California
    ON-AIR SUPERVISOR POST GROUP BROADCAST CENTER, 1984 - 1985
    Responsible for the "day-to-day" on-air technical operation of the CABLE MUSIC CHANNEL. Brought on-board to create and implement operational procedures and supporting documentation. Conducted interviews, trained and supervised on-air operators. Worked with software contractors during ongoing systems development. Wrote the operations manual, designed forms, and developed database using IBM PC. Worked in tandem with the Supervising Production Coordinator. Interfaced with Cable Music Channel Traffic, Production Group Stage, Post Group Engineering and Personnel. Reported directly to the Senior Vice President, Post Group. After Turner Broadcasting ceased operations of CMC, I returned to KLCS.
  • KLCS-TV, Los Angeles California
    TELEVISION ENGINEER, 1984 - 1995
    At KLCS-TV I rotated between several staff duty positions including field camera, A/B roll videotape editing , and live studio technical directing. I also operated Chyron and electronic graphics, master control, studio camera, video control, and audio. Frequent remote assignments, a daily live studio presentation, as well as extensive in-house instructional program production made KLCS a busy facility. Over the years, I personally trained dozens of young professionals who have gone on to successful production and engineering careers at TV stations and Post facilities throughout Southern California.
  • TV Technology Magazine
    Computer Graphics Columnist, 1992 - 1995
    From my computer animation studio in Val Verde I wrote about using computers in production and post-production for TV Technology. As the west coast news correspondent for TV Technology I traveled to trade shows and user sites to report on new developments and practical applications. As a technology analyst, I reviewed and tested new hardware and software provided to me on loan by major manufacturers. http://www.brucegoren.com/Published.html
  • CSI Digital, Los Angeles California
    APPLICATIONS ENGINEER, 1995 - 1996
    My responsibilities at CSI Digital included configuring, demonstrating, installation, and support of Silicon Graphics workstations running high end solutions such as Discreet Logic FLINT and Alias|wavefront PowerAnimator. Pre-sales, I accompanied account executives as a demo artist and technical resource in the field. During the sales cycle I performed technical reviews of system quotations. Post sales I was the customer's first line of tech support and training after completing turnkey installation.
  • The Museum of Television and Radio, Beverly Hills California
    TECHNICAL MANAGER, 1996 - 1997
    During the construction phase I helped supervise audio/video/data sub-contractors in liaison with a project manager and our New York based executives. Having hired and trained an engineering staff of five I managed all daily technical operations. My responsibilities encompassed technical staff development, daily audio/video/computer operations, facilitating A/V requirements of rental activities and broadcasting/taping museum presentations. It was my job to evaluate, purchase, maintain and install broadcast or computer equipment and I implemented changes to our phone switch and voice mail systems. I worked with the database contractor to analyze the library software and develop new features. Reporting to the Vice President, I was responsible for senior management decisions and museum operations nights and weekends. MT&R is a state of the art television master control, theater, and radio studio for transmission, production, individualized listening, video on demand & exhibition.
  • Preferred Video Products, Burbank California
    VP SALES & MARKETING / CONSULTANT, 1997 - 2000
    I was invited by PVP to participate in a challenging turn-around situation for one year. PVP represents and distributes high-end professional video equipment to major market broadcasters, telecommunications common carriers, film and video post facilities, and networks. Under the guidance of President/CEO Richard Lyons I developed sales & marketing tools, wrote ad copy, web pages, and white papers in support of the NAB’98 rollout of MTI’s IntelliDeck and Digital Restoration Services SGI software. Overseeing five regional sales representatives I generated quotations, reviewed contracts and set up technology demonstrations. After the first year I stayed on in a consulting role for PVP, performing business development, technical writing, and website maintenance on a contract basis.
  • Enron Broadband Services, Burbank California
    SENIOR SALES ENGINEER, 2000 - 2000
    Championing customer causes with Engineering, Implementation, Network Operations, and Product Development, I supported the Media and Content vertical market Deal Originators. We promoted and prescribed our MediaCast service for streaming live or on-demand video, bypassing the congested and over-subscribed Internet via the Enron Intelligent Network. An in-house resource/evangelist for high quality encoding and digital pre-mastering/restoration, I’ve demonstrated EBS products at industry trade shows such as NAB, Sun Digital Media Universe, and Real Conference2000. Traveling with the Venture Capital group, I contributed technical reality-checks to our due diligence process. Evaluating technical requirements or feasibility of deals for Strategic Alliance and New Product Deal Originators, I participated in exploratory and negotiating sessions with first to market innovators and ePower partners leading to millions of total contract value dollars.
  • Teranex, Burbank California
    APPLICATIONS SALES ENGINEER, 2000 - 2001
    Teranex is a manufacturer of massively parallel SIMD Architecture video processing computer platforms. We provided format conversion, pre-compression processing and encoding software to the Post Production, Broadcast, and Broadband video markets. Presenting our technology story at trade shows and private demonstrations, I supported Teranex sales initiatives and helped close deals working with the Regional Sales Managers. As a first line of liaison in the field, I provided customer feedback to Product Management as well as on-site installation and upgrade assistance for Customer Service. I contributed feature and product ideas to Engineering, sought out and created opportunities for Business Development and generated leads for my territories by researching new and previously targeted verticals.
  • Advanced Video Designs, Burbank California
    TECHNICAL WRITER / PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT, 2001 - 2003
    Preparing product requirement documents, white papers, web pages, feature descriptions, help files, press releases and business proposals are some of the assignments I completed while freelancing with AVD. The company introduced a high definition digital disk recorder at NAB 2003 to the Telecine and Post Production market, a dual channel HD I/O interface board for OEM’s was to follow later that year.
  • Good Guys!, Valencia / Daly City, California
    Product Specialist, 2003 - 2005
    Starting at store 44 in Valencia and later at store 02 in Daly City - Serramonte I sold Camcorders, Digital Cameras and many types of High Definition Big Screen TVs including Plasma, DLP, LCoS, Direct View and Rear Projection LCD and CRT. In this customer facing retail environment my compensation was commission based and I consistently exceeded my gross profit targets for product, accessories and extended service protection. Repeat customers and referrals sought me out for my friendly, honest and knowledgeable solutions to specific requirements or general technical issues.
  • Pacific Coast Visions, Santa Clara California
    Sales Executive, 2005 - 2006
    Pacific Coast Visions (PCV) is a Manufacturer’s Rep firm in the Broadcast, Industrial and Pro A/V marketplace. Calling on over 100 Northern California channel sales and designer/consultant partners for top flight OEMs including AutoPatch, Winsted and Chyron was my primary responsibility. Traveling within an extensive territory, I demonstrated product and trained dealer sales staff while providing quotation support and manufacturer liaison. Prior to my hire, this territory had gone completely fallow due to illness and neglect. I cleaned up and expanded the account list, sought out new business and built sales back up from zero in short order.
  • Riptopia, San Francisco California
    Sales Account Manager, Western Regional, 2006 - 2007
    Riptopia converted music CDs into digital files for use on an iPod or media server. Reporting to the Director of Business Development and the A/V Partners Pipeline Executive I handled our western states & provinces dealer channel for the US and Canada calling on Tweeter, Bang & Olufsen and hundreds of Custom High-end Home Theater design/build professionals. Representing Riptopia on the phone, in the field and at trade shows such as CEDIA and EHX, I applied a mix of hunter/farmer/teacher techniques and used NetSuite to seek out, sign up and generate revenue from new and existing Riptopia re-sellers.
  • Vsolay / Point Marketing, Brisbane California
    Associate Producer / Video Editor, 2007 - 2007
  • Equilibrium, Sausalito California
    Sales, 2007 - 2007
  • Cheap Computer Graphics (D.B.A.)
    Animator / Consultant, 1986 - 1995
    Freelancing with my own equipment or in a client studio I provided quick turnaround on 3‑D animations, effects, and simulations. Using my TARGA/32, TIPS, and TOPAS system I produced 3‑D animations, computer generated stereo‑pair views of CAD models, and slides of frame grabs from videotape. In August 1990 two of my stereo pairs were displayed at the annual SIGGRAPH convention in Dallas and included as part of the technical slide set. I also conducted Beta site testing and evaluation for OEMs as well as convention demos and end user training for local VARs.
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Video Maven, Cat Whisperer, Fruit & Veggie Gardener, Sales & Marketing Tech Writer, Voiceovers.
Introduction
We boomers are living in the science fiction future of our teenage years.

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Bruce N. Goren, Bruce Neal Goren, brucegoren, HDTVBG
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Best ice cream on the planet, exotic fruit flavors and your favorite childhood tastes.
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Best bakery on the planet. Next time you are lamenting how nutty and dysfunctional #SanFrancisco is, remember that this is also the home of Schubert's Bakery. I've heard that the secret to their incredible Princess Cake is that they import fresh sheets of light green marzipan icing from Europe by overnight air express! Yum.
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