December 23, 1999 - So, I wound up getting a
new JVC DVM70. One of the first things I did when the new
baby arrived, was process the photos from Thierry's birthday party
(where I encountered that fateful piece of cake). It was a
great party and a prolific night of photo taking. You can see the
entire night of pix here.
it - Supercamera's final photo. I find it tremedously
comforting to know that she went out with syle and humor.
This picture also reminds of what a great year it has been.
One of the best parts of being an Expat in Pusan is the variety of
people who become part of your life. I have been very
fortunate to meet some wonderful souls this year, who not only were
willing and talented models, but were great people to hang out
with. It has been a really great year - from days
at the beach to those late
nights at Soul Trane. Thanks to all those who have
filled '99 and my hard drive with so many great moments and
smiles. ...and we're not done yet. The
plane for India leaves in a few hours. Stay tuned for the
millennium webcast and a lot more Pusan Multimedia when I return in
February. Time to pack. A very happy New Year to
The Pusanweb Guy
November 23 - To a digital video camera,
a broken pcb is fatal, or so I learned when Mr. Choi called last
Friday. I'll be picking up the remains of
Supercamera in a few weeks and she will some day join the Casio
QV100 in the Worldbridges Hall of honored
producers. In the meantime, my attention has turned toward
replacement. Been checking out sites like supremevideo and beststopdigital
- there are some fine digital camcorders out there. Still
haven't decided which one will help begin the Next Era (or which one I
can afford), but a purchase will be made before I return to Dharamsala
to webcast the Dawn of the Millennium.
Supercamera and I had some very fun times in Pusan,..
....but the highlight of our time together was
spent building Worldbridges
Tibet. Her most prolific day was February 17,
1999. She took 417 photos as the Year of Earth
Rabbit began. It was a great day that included
So yes, I'm very much looking
forward to winter in the Himalayas, but there's little time for
dwelling on future journeys or images of the past. There's a
lot going on during the next month that will keep this web builder busy
(even without a faithful digital companion) and hopefully provide some
new materials of interest to the Pusanweb community. We've
got a new music section
to build, lots of collaborative projects in the works, including a
Millennium Bash being planned with our friends at LifeinKorea.com and
we're about to introduce our first sponsor, C&G
As I bid farewell to the Era
of Supercamera, I would like to thank everyone who filled her cassettes
(and my heart) with so many wonderful moments. As the folks
in Dharamsala might say, may she have a very good rebirth.
November 16 - Spoke with Mr. Choi this
morning. 'Camera condition not good!' But he was
referring to how things looked on the outside - those who knew
supercamera may recall that she never looked particularly well kept.
Her images were sharp, but her body somewhat scuffed and worn. In any
event, Mr. Choi said he'd take a look inside and get back to me by
Friday. Stay tuned. In the meantime, here are some
more of Supercamera's unpublished pix.
November 12 (3:10amKST) - After sensing the worst
about Supercamera's condition and finding out that JVCKorea won't be
equipped to service DV cameras until next Spring, I had just about
given up hope. Last night, I 'peeked under the hood' and
realized that baby wasn't really showing any signs of mortal
injury. This morning, Mr. Choi from Sejong Media in
Seoul called to inform me that his shop could repair any JVC camera.
Mr. Choi sounded like he believed, so I've decided to hold out hope or
at least do everything I can to help 'baby' recover as long as that
remains a possibility. I'll be on a train headed for
Yongsan Electronics market in a few hours. Stayed
for the diagnosis from Seoul. In the meantime, I'm preparing
either a Farewell Tribute or a Welcome Back Exhibition that will
include many of Supercamera's never before published photos.
There are any number of ways to mark the pivots of
our lives. I've come to mark them with digital
Era began with the Camera
That Changed My Life. Together, we explored the
heights of the Pre-IMF
Expat scene and even made it to the Olympics.
That fine little piece of technology went down shooting on a festive
night in Nagano. Her demise eventually ushered in a time of
multipixeled, rapid zooming brilliance - The Era of Supercamera. Last
weekend, on a 'nuit de fete' in Pusan, this glorious Second
Era, came to an end.
Stay Tuned for
and of course
THE NEXT ERA