Recently an ABC-TV news executive recently outlined his departments plan to have a site where ordinary people could submit their spot news videos for possible use on air. His logic was almost impeccable. With all the camphones and cameras that take video in use someone always has to be at the right spot at the right time. Why not let Joe Eyeball shoot the stuff and upload it to the nets news web site.
Most of the content would be garbage but With todays equipment anyone can capture a decent shot or video sequence. But the pros training and discipline helps them deliver what they callthe money shot. And the fact that they shoot 10x more content than they use!