A/V geek with almost two decades experience transferring 6 MHz signals to whatever medium would take it and store it. Name a video trick, I have probably pulled it off in some form or another. Magnetic media, optical media, less magnetic magnetic media, I have seen it all, I have used it all, I have probably broken it all. I know my way around all sorts of video media.
Camcorders with strange little editing things, a VCR with a titler, command line video scripts, even mario paint. I have worked a number of what some may call small miracles with mundane and even (what some regard as) amateur attempts at "tools".
It is all the same to me, a method to complete a task which should be a lot simpler than many try to make it. It is fascinating enough to make varying levels of magnetic charge look like a memory plucked right out of somebody's mind, but to make these moving windows into the past sing and dance how you see fit is just something entirely different. I do not claim at all to be an artist, I just create visions in the least exciting way possible with whatever technology can handle it.
In the most literal way possible, video is what you make it. Something to remember, something to set a mood. Ever it be something to forget, the media does not lie. Your brain can cloud, video will preserve its integrity. Okay, I never said I was a poet, I spent my time on the technical side of things.
Just so we are clear, Jim is a pseudonym I use to hide from certain people. Nothing more elaborate, just keeping my personal life safe from the grind of public interactions (and the negative things that may entail).