A 1981 graduate of the Boston University College of Communication, Bruce A. Johnson got his first job in broadcast television at WFTV, an ABC affiliate in Orlando, FL. While there, he rose through the ranks from teleprompter operator to videographer, editor, producer and director of many different types of programming. It was in the early 1980’s that he bought his first computer – a Timex/Sinclair 1000 – a device he hated so much, he promptly exchanged it for an Atari 400. But the bug had bitten hard. In 1987, Johnson joined Wisconsin Public Television in Madison as a videographer/editor, and still works there to the present day. His responsibilities have grown, however, and now include research and presentations on the issues surrounding the digital television transition, new consumer technology and the use of public television spectrum in homeland security. He freelances through his company Painted Post MultiMedia, and has written extensively for magazines including DV and Studio Monthly.

Your NLE: The most personal choice you can make?

I confess: I’m a freak. An outcast. A hard case. Why? Because I use the wrong NLE. What’s the wrong NLE, you ask? Well, obviously, it…

NAB: The Most Intriguing Rumor

NAB: The Most Intriguing Rumor

Archiving – now that’s cocktail-party conversation! But something may be on the horizon that could make it sexy. In one of those little conversations you have on…

NAB: Other Stuff

I’ve spent the last week digesting everything I saw at this year’s NAB show, from products great, like full-tilt video production trailers, to small, like…

NAB: The Most Amazing Demo

If you have HBO, you should be watching the amazing miniseries “John Adams.” It’s wonderful to see important American history re-created in such a dynamic…

NAB: Some Things You Just Have To Wait For

Last year at NAB there were two products that I felt could really change the biz – but sadly, neither actually came out last year. Apparently, that’s changed…

Things to know about NAB

First thing to know about NAB: Las Vegas is probably one of the last cities in the world where you can routinely expect to pay exorbitant money for Internet service…

Holy $***!

Swearing: It’s something we all do. OK, not all of us, but a hell of a lot of us (oops, I apologize if the “hell” in…

Uh-Oh.

Word today from Broadcasting & Cable magazine that Microtune, a manufacturer of digital TV tuner components, has been sampling the competitor’s wares and finding them lacking. From the…

Science is EVIL!

It was only about ten years ago when a stunning announcement came from the west end of the campus of the University of Wisconsin: In the wake of the cloning…

In Michiana, The Future Arrived Today.

In Michiana, The Future Arrived Today.

It’s funny how after a vacation, all kinds of things seem to happen at once. I was taking a short week of skiing with my family in the…