My Interview with

My Interview with

  • Posted on: 2 September 2008
  • By: Colin

A few weeks ago, I spoke with Jared M. Gordon from He was doing a piece about the Flip Mino cameras and contacted me to learn more about how we're using them here at CCTV.

The article, entitled "Three Filmmakers, Three Cameras" is now online at their website. Here's a bit from the article:

"What projects are you currently putting together?

During this year I’ve been the project manager of what we call Bridging the Digital Divide. We’re putting computers and Internet access into the hands of people who need it the most in Cambridge. Another project, the Neighbor Media Program, is a citizen journalism program ( in which ordinary community folks are reporting on local news. A lot of what will be involved segues into the Flip Mino...

Tell me about your experience with your current camera of choice. What sort of work have you done with it?

We’ll be distributing [Flip Minos] to neighbor media journalists on a monthly basis. They’ll take them out, hopefully use it to cover stories, and we provide support, training, and all kinds of production skills that can help augment their stories. Some journalists weren’t ready for the advanced cameras and they wanted an easier way to start involving themselves in media production. We bought the Flips for that purpose, then realized that we could use them for our summer institute (youth program).

I have spent enough time to get to know some of its quirks, what it’s good for and what it’s not good for. For the money and for what it is, it’s absolutely worth it. It’s a cool little camera."