𝑫𝒊𝒓𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒐𝒓/𝑷𝒓𝒐𝒅𝒖𝒄𝒆𝒓 & 𝑷𝒓𝒐𝒑𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒕𝒐𝒓 – 𝗖𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗧𝗲𝗹𝗲𝘃𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻™
Edinburgh, United Kingdom23 connections
40+ years in TV production, I’m also an ex-Lecturer in TV and Multimedia; spent about a dozen years at the ‘chalk face’. My background is in news; qualified as an ENG cameraman back in the 80s and long-since moved on to management. Bread-and-butter wise, I’ve run a production company for over 33 years now.
Real-world, credible professionals ARE very welcome to ‘reach out’ and connect, especially if we know each other 𝐁𝐔𝐓…
After 25+ years using the internet and well over 30 ‘online’, the dishonest, deluded, infantile nature of modern social media bores me! I only really have a profile here because people think you’ve retired or died if you don’t! “Digital generation”? “New” media? – Rubbish! That boat sailed decades ago kiddies! And too often these days it’s like watching bairns play dressing-up games in a tenement close!
The online ‘digital’ world isn’t new nor innovative! And in business networking terms, it’s far-less-useful than it used to be! What 𝘸𝘢𝘴 promising a quarter century ago is now a sad infantilised idiocracy. Ever seen ‘Toy Story’ – that bit where the little three-eyed rubber guys worship ‘The Claw’?
LinkedIn is particularly degenerated, and certainly not the serious professional platform it claims to be! It’s badly run, easily hacked (I’ve had 3 old accounts hijacked), sells utter bunk and snake oil in its own right and is not credibly policed. In particular, it promotes and enables many fakes and Charlatans.
Business bunk has of course been around as far back as I remember and it wasn’t new then! – I’ve ZERO patience for all that ‘influencer’ tripe and the brainless, ‘everything is wonderful’, ‘don’t be negative’ rhetoric of wannabe ‘leedahs’ to the sheeple… NLP shysters particularly boil my blood! In reality, what the dishonest fear and label as ‘negativity’ is usually plain-spoken truth and common sense! I say call out those naked Emperors! Don’t enable them!
I have a particular contempt for Contrepreneur ‘Tarts’ (of either sex) that claim professional titles they have no legitimate right to! Charlatans who will pretend to be anything for anybody any time! Non-trained fakers claiming to be ‘digital this’ and ‘digital that’. Snake oil sellers pushing dangerous toxins to a claque etc. – I’ll happily rip imposters a new one, just for the sport!
Cynical? Rude? – Moi? No! – Just nobody’s fool and unfashionably rational! – I’m not interested in ‘stats’ or irrelevant connections and rarely send out invites. Recruiters – you REALLY can’t afford me! And those weird creepy anonymous viewers (stalkers) can just eff-off!
Caledonian Television™ – The Caledonian Television Company™
Stow College – Glasgow