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When you see yourself on video, do you like what you see? I've yet to meet someone who says yes.
- Susan Morem (2009).
Video killed the radio star. ~ The Buggles (1980).

Video is an electronic medium for the recording, copying, playback, broadcasting, and display of moving visual media.


  • Every video I'm in, every magazine cover, they stretch you; they make you perfect. It's not real life.
    • Lady Gaga, in: Amber L. Davisson (2013). Lady Gaga and the Remaking of Celebrity Culture. p. 162
  • When you see yourself on video, do you like what you see? I've yet to meet someone who says yes.
    • Susan Morem (2009). How to Gain the Professional Edge, Second Edition, p. 45.
  • All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value.
    • Carl Sagan & P.K. Ahnelt, (1998). "The photoreceptor mosaic." Eye 12(3B):531–540; as cited in: Stefan Winkler (2013). Digital Video Quality: Vision Models and Metrics. p. 138
  • Just as the spinning and gathering of wool serve as the raw material for a weave, so the artist working with video selects images to serve as the basic substance of the work. All technology, in its capacity to instantly reproduce, store, and retrieve information, has moved continually in a direction that seeks to free us from laboring with our hands by giving us greater conceptual freedom to organize, select, and judge.
  • Video killed the radio star.
    • The Buggles "Video Killed the Radio Star" in: The Age of Plastic (1980)
  • When I started in video I was one of two or three dozen video artists in 1970. And now, to paraphrase Andy Warhol, everyone's a video artist. Video, through your cellphone and camcorder, has become a form of speech, and speech is not James Joyce. It's great, and to be celebrated, but it has to find its own level.
  • While a polemical argument in prose may reach tens of thousands of the usual suspects - formally educated people who like to follow such texts - the video version reached far beyond that audience.
  • For all the power of video and film, I am not giving up my pen. I am just much more likely to try to link essays to webcasts or videos. The best way for these two media to move forward, to inform and make change, is in tandem; together they are more than the sum of their parts.

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