Good lord. Changing the lexicon won't help anything. That's just a way to feel like one is making a difference without doing anything of substance.
Editors are underpaid. Why would an editor and an AC make the same amount? An editor has more influence on a project than anyone after a producer, director, and a DP. Editors not only have to know their craft, but they are often expected to interact with agencies, executives and so on. An editor can make mediocre footage sing or ruin fantastic footage. They fate of every project is in the editor's hands. They have tremendous influence. It's absurd. I suspect the reason is that editors are just seen as people working on a computer...and tech devalues everything.
I imagine the same will happen to DPs soon. As virtual production takes over and more and more shots are really created in post, DPs will be seen a raw data gatherers and their rates will drop. If you are a DP, I bet your rates will drop in half in the next 5-10 years.
This is a great topic for an article. I wish I saw more like it. Class is the #1 determiner of who gets to make films, but it's rarely discussed. I have somehow survived as a freelance filmmaker (mostly working in post) for 25 years. When I started, I assumed that when someone was successful it was because they were really talented, smart or worked harder. Now I always assume they are from money and I'm rarely wrong. People today bend over backwards to pretend they are not privileged, but their advantage becomes more obvious the older you get. You see people working the same jobs as you, but then they buy a house in their 30s and you know that it could never have happened on their income. Anyway, that's life and inequality is worse than it was 20 years ago, but...we now have better tools than ever to improve this. No Film School you could really make a difference by publishing more articles on "Pay Transparency." One of the great things about the unions is that they set minimums on pay. There's no reason that we can't have guidelines like this for freelancers. There could be a website that we all use to send to clients when they question our rates. It could offer guidance on acceptable rates for different skills and years of experience. It could also educate people health insurance, retirement, etc. I know this info is now out there in various places, but if we had something a little more universal, it would really help artists and technicians from middle and lower classes have a fighting chance. Also, stories about this topic should have their own section in your email/website next to articles on lenses and "insights on Wes Anderson's color schemes." NFX, I think you posted a link once to Blue Collar Post Collective's annual income survey and it was revelatory.
Wow. It's mind-blowing how bad most of these are. Lots of coming-of-age and assassin stories. Maybe next year we will see a coming-of-age assassin movie.
After trying a bunch of different methods, I also found that writing first drafts by hand is still the most productive approach. Writing is re-writing, right? Type it into a computer later for editing. You'll have best of both worlds (for way less money).
I agree that when you are really into your project nothing "should" distract you, but none of us are perfect. You google one thing and you suddenly find yourself replying to an email 15 minutes later. Our technology influences our behavior despite our best intentions.
I've tried the Alphasmart NEO as well. It does exactly what this does for much less, however, you don't have cloud backup--you transfer the text with USB. Not hard, but another step.
Another option is to buy a $10 typewriter at a thrift store, a $10 ribbon online and then use a $10 OCR app like Prizmo to transfer into the digital world for editing.
Couldn't they come up with a better name than Hemingwrite? It's kind of embarrassing.
Your YouTube link doesn't work :)