The Chinese Scam I Almost Fell For

It’s amazing the lengths people will go to to rip others off.  I recently was contacted by a Mr. Dehua from Henan Yu Xin International Co. Ltd. in Zhengzhou, China.  He emailed to say that his company was making a 20 episode series of 25 minute documentaries in HD for television broadcast.  The intention was to enlighten the Chinese audience about America’s history, economy, culture … Continue reading The Chinese Scam I Almost Fell For

Hard Times in Hollywood

TV producer turned psychologist, Susan Winston, writes in the New York Times about the collateral damage from downsizing in the television and film businesses. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/12/jobs/12pre.html?_r=1&src=twrhp For more information about Vicky Collins visit http://teletrendstv.com. Continue reading Hard Times in Hollywood

Photography: Stepping Up My Game

Just bought a Nikon D7000 camera and Nikkor 18-200 mm 1:3.5-5.6 GII lens. Have set a goal to teach myself to shoot and edit video in the year ahead. My television colleagues are trying to talk me into Final Cut Pro. Also looking into continuing education at the Santa Fe Photography Workshops. Need to enhance the skill set. Time to step up as a photographer … Continue reading Photography: Stepping Up My Game

Alphaboomers

Move over Generation X, Y and Z.  Make room for the Alphaboomers, the 55 to 64 year old demographic that has been largely ignored by advertisers when it comes to broadcast television buys (except during the evening news which relies heavily on prescription drug advertising and Beano.)  Now NBCU is calling out for this demo age group to get respect and be recognized as a … Continue reading Alphaboomers

Tim Horton’s Coffee Commercial

Just another couple of days and I’ll be heading home from Vancouver.  Didn’t want to leave the Olympic city without sharing this commercial with you.  Over the course of the games, out of the corner of my eye, I kept joining this television ad in progress.  I never quite grasped what it was about because I didn’t see it in its entirety until tonight.  It … Continue reading Tim Horton’s Coffee Commercial

Why I Work at the Olympics

My 16 year old son is mad at me.  When I call home his anger is palpable.  He does not understand why I leave home for extended periods of time every couple of years to work at the Olympics.  He won’t listen when I try to explain so I’m putting it out to the world.  Being part of a production team at the Olympics is, … Continue reading Why I Work at the Olympics

10,000

It took a while but I finally have 10,000 hits to this blog.  Thanks to all of you who read it.  I would love to know who you are, where you live, what you do, so feel free to introduce yourself.  Reach me at vicky@teletrendstv.com or comment below.  Looking forward to more blogging in the coming year.  Really appreciate your interest.    For more information on Vicky Collins … Continue reading 10,000

Bob Sevey

As a kid growing up in Hawaii, perhaps the most influential person on the island was KGMB anchor Bob Sevey.  He was our Walter Cronkite.  Our TV set was always tuned to his newscasts in the evening and he and his protegee, Linda Coble, were the reason I went into television in the first place.  Bob Sevey died on Friday but his excellence and legacy … Continue reading Bob Sevey