Back in 2008 the possibilities of metadata in film production were pretty much unknown and idle. To push things forward, American director of photography and VFX supervisor Dave Stump gave a great lecture at the NABShow 2008.
First he explained, what metadata actually are – by a stunning example: he held up a picture and asked, whether somebody would be able to find out who the guy on it was. After some puzzling, a guy from the audience took the picture and turned it over to check for a name. “Ah, so know you’re checking the metadata of the picture.” said Dave. (On the backside it was written “Earl Stump, 1918”, Dave’s grandfather.)
For today’s Metadata Monday we’d like to show you a nice interview with him on the power of metadata – conducted by the Creative Cows: http://library.creativecow.net/stump_dave/metadata/1