Monday, December 7, 2009

Cringe

It never occurred to me (until 5 minutes ago) that sending a bunch of raw video footage to the ABC without first listening to the audio could be an embarrassing mistake. The footage documents a field trip earlier this year to central Australia. We had not intended the video for public viewing and, in any case, a lot of the actual video shows me and my colleagues sitting in the car gossiping and talking shit. Some of this has, of course, ended up on the footage sent to the ABC who are going to use it for a popular science program...private conversations potentially broadcasted to a million viewers. How embarrassing.

4 comments:

Cazzie!!! said...

Oh no! That happened to me once, well not on radio/telly with so many people listening in. Still, if it is one, three or one million and three..the cringe feeling is no less. :(

Andrew said...

Can't be worse than me uploading a vid to xtube with Jon Faine prattling on in the background. I didn't know my camera recorded sound with the vid.

Adaptive Radiation said...

Cazzie - the thing is that most people won't give a toss but the thought of it makes me shudder. Anyhoo...I've emailed my contact on the ABC to request discretion.

Andrew - I never told you what was prattling on in the background on the car radio. Could well be a case of double cringe.

Victor said...

How often have we all regretted hitting that 'send' key a second after doing so.