Here Come the Videofreex
Director: Jenny Raskin, Jon Nealon
Cinematographer: John Foster
- DURATION : 79 min
- COUNTRY : United States
In 1986, a record-playback model of the Sony Portapack was introduced. For the first time, a video recorder was available in a lightweight format, effectively revolutionizing the news and media industry. Nealon's documentary recounts the story of a pioneering collective of video journalists who were to become the forerunners of public access television and the modern mobile journalism era. Largely composed of video footage shot more than forty years ago, the film traces how technology shaped a generation. A must-watch for media and journalism students.