Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor

It’s like loosing one of your family, the daddy of Apple computers has sadly passed away today and I for one will forever be indebted to him. This Genius and visionary was my only saviour from the PC and a fantastic editing package Final Cut Pro.

My business is run on Apple computers from the 23″ iMac that I am typing this tribute on to the MacPro that day in, day out edits many happy clients video footage to the three iPhones and two iPad 2s we are steeped in Apple fantasticness and it’s all due to one man…Mr Steve Jobs.

I thank you Steve from all my heart and am glad you are now free from any pain and distress you may have suffered and my best wishes to your family and all Apple employees who will also be feeling very sad today.

Only yesterday were we treated to a further advancement to the iPhone 4 the 4s with many fantastic new features and people are now calling for the launch date of October 14th to be called Steve Jobs day…I would prefer the Apple stores to close for a day in respect of Steve who with his vision and commitment has brought not only a lot of pleasure to many people’s lives but a lot of employment worldwide.

In the words of the great man himself “You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them,” he once said. “By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.”

A lovely tribute to Steve on Apples own web site from the people who knew Steve best…


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

2 thoughts on “Steve Jobs dies aged 56 “The Genius who brought colour into many lives”

  1. Very nicely put Philip – he truly was a genius who changed the world and impacted the lives of so many people. He will be sadly missed.

  2. A fitting tribute Philip. Let us hope that Steve’s legacy is for the company he built so successfully to continue with determination to delight its customers with innovative, ground-breaking technological development.

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