Explore A Journalists Life 24/7 Live on Camera, Can you identify him?By Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Imagine if you could see what a journalist (the guy with the camera) does all day (from his point of view), covering important events like the Presidents speech to mundane tasks like watching a beautiful skyline to waiting for someone or something special (Ted Kennedy related?). You can hear their idle chatter, name dropping their relationship with Kennedy family, and everything in between. Frankly I find it very intoxicating, want to check it out?
Load the following live feed into a video player like VLC Player and join the ride:
The video camera is wireless enabled and streams the data 24/7 to the net. You can watch even in the night, facing the skyline of the city.
There is a puzzle to solve. Can you identify the cameraman and which news agency he works for?
As far as I could see he may be working for more than one.
The data is streamed using a popular content delivery network (Akamai) which indicates that the reporter belongs to a major news organization (CNN?).
How did I get this feed?
A friend handed me this feed to watch Barack Obama’s speech yesterday. Incidentally I wasn’t on my IM at that time. When I came back I saw an idyllic scene possibly from a copter and then it became more interesting. I realized that the cameraman doesn’t realize that the feed is on 24/7 and streams the data to the internet.
A lesson to take home…
Know your equipment is all I can say. I wish I could find him and tell him to switch it off when he is not using it.
Why is it so addictive?
Frankly I have been wondering about it myself.
Update: Ted Kennedy’s funeral procession just passed by. This journalist is sure interesting! Who is he?
Update: It appears to be thebostonchannel.com There is some really funny comments you can hear like, “this makes us look like wimps!”, “there’s your cobra, right?” and more.
Update: This feed appears to be controlling multiple camera’s of the crew.