Wow. Catalina’s presentation on the the impact of new technology on audiovisual media was totally fascinating. As the Director of Industry and Market Trends at the Canada Media Fund, she was able to shed light on many of the issues we think about every day as consumers of media, and provided a lot of behind-the-scenes insight that will be useful to those entering the field of television production.
Catalina contextualized the CMF’s 2014 Trend Report for us in her talk.
We were able to discuss things like: innovation problems with devices; content piracy and rights management; the demand for “tv-like” media on the web; convergent media; “transmedia” and the impact of video on various platforms; what adjustments the “digital economy” is requiring of producers, and much more.
Since we didn’t take a photo of Catalina, this princess will have to serve as an avatar: