Wednesday, November 30, 2005

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - Former VIXEN Bassist, DOGS D'AMOUR Drummer Launch Vodcast

Rock n Roll TV - Episode #3: Click to play (QT)

"Drummer Bam Ross (DOGS D'AMOUR, THE WILDHEARTS, BUBBLE) and wife/bassist Share Pedersen (VIXEN, DOGS D'AMOUR, CONTRABAND, BUBBLE) have launched a vodcast (video podcast) at '

Rock n Roll TV' features stories about independent rock bands, music video clips, a regular segment called 'star flush' and much more.

Hosted by Share and directed/edited by Bam, the show is getting tons of featured spots in the video blog community and a fast-growing subscriber base. Each episode is 3-5 minutes in length. " (more)

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

BBC reporter on citizens media | Ourmedia


Author JD Lasica interviews BBC website technology reporter Jo Twist on the subject of the personal media revolution and the BBC's efforts to include citizens in the news process. Eight-minute video.Suitable for agesall agesDate created: 2005-09-22

More Interviews By JD Lasica

Monday, November 28, 2005

YouAreNowInfected: Non-Flashy Film Site

Deep Focus and Big Spaceship have created YouAreNowInfected, a promotional site for the upcoming Dimension Films feature Pulse, starring Veronica Mars' Kristen Bell that will be released by The Weinstein Company (Miramax founders).The site resembles an online FTP directory devoid of fancy Flash graphics usually associated with online promotions for Hollywood films and contains simple links to images, character video diaries and, of course, the film's trailer.

Video Blogging In The News

MPR: Midmorning: Archive for 10/3/2005 - 10/7/2005: "Video blogs gain popularity
Blogging plus video equals vlogging. Video blogs provided some of the most personal coverage of Hurricane Katrina. Does the Internet's newest form of self expression challenge television as blogs challenge newspapers?

Jay Dedman, one of the leaders of the video blogging movement and co-founder of the Videoblogging Group. He is also a partner in FireAnt, the first video aggregator. Ryanne Hodson, a video editor and a pioneer in the video blogging movement. Chuck Olsen, a Twin Cities video blogger. He started a daily video blog called Minnesota Stories and produced the documentary Blogumentary. "

Sunday, November 27, 2005

As Corporate Ad Money Flows Their Way, Bloggers Risk Their Rebel Reputation

New York Times

When Anita Campbell started her Web log about small-business trends two years ago, she thought it would simply be a service for her clients and help her consulting business grow.

Instead, she said, the blog "just took off," attracting more readers than she had dreamed of. Then, companies offered to pay her to post advertisements and product mentions on her site. There were enough offers, she said, that she could choose to work with only the ones relevant to her readers. And so, her blog, once just a marketing tool, became a money generator on its own.

"I never try to hide the fact that I am writing about an advertiser," she said in an e-mail statement. "But I also don't apologize for accepting advertising, and I make it clear that just like everyone else I have to earn a living and pay the expenses of keeping the site going."

After beginning as a vehicle for anti-establishment, noncommercial writers, many Web logs have laid out welcome mats for corporate America in the last couple of years. No one tracks how much advertising money is flowing to Web logs. Nor is it clear how many bloggers, like Ms. Campbell, disclose their sponsors. But when writers have not been completely open, their fellow bloggers have been quick to criticize.


Teens leave their mark on world through blogs

"Melissa Paredes, a 16-year-old in Lompoc, Calif., maintains a Web site where she writes poetry, posts pictures and shares music. So when she was mourning her stepfather, David Grabowski, earlier this year, she reflexively channeled her grief into a multimedia tribute.

Using images she collected and scanned from photo albums, she created an online slide show, taking visitors on a virtual tour of Gabrowski's life -- as a toddler, as a young man, at work.

'It helped me a lot,' Paredes said in an instant message, the standard method of communication among the millions of American teenagers who, according to a study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, are fast becoming some of the most nimble and prolific creators of digital content online.

For all of its poignant catharsis, Paredes' digital eulogy is also a story of the modern teenager. Using the cheap digital tools that help chronicle the comings and goings of everyday life -- cell phone cameras, iPods, laptops and Web editing software -- teenagers like Paredes are pushing content onto the Internet as naturally as they view it.

'At the market level, this means old business models are in upheaval,' said Lee Rainie, the director of the Pew project. 'At the legal level, this means the definition of property is up for grabs. And at the social level, it means that millions of those inspired to create have a big new platform with which they shape our culture.'

It's that kind of enthusiastic self-revelation that has begun prompting parents and school districts to begin monitoring -- and in some case banning -- sites where teenagers have taken up residence.

Last week, Pope John XXIII Regional High School in Sparta, N.J., banned students from posting on or similar sites, citing concerns that students were unwittingly revealing too much information about themselves to potential cyberpredators. " (more)

University of Kansas educational technology researchers plan K-12 film festival

KU: News: LAWRENCE -- Aspiring filmmakers from kindergarten through 12th grade in Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri are being invited to submit their films by Nov. 28 for the DiMO Awards competition sponsored by the University of Kansas’ research group known as Advanced Learning Technologies in Education Consortia or ALTEC. DiMO derives from Digital Media Online.

As part of KU’s Center for Research on Learning, ALTEC promotes technology use in education. “To help encourage the use of video in the classroom we are putting together the DiMO Awards, an ‘Oscar-style’ K-12 film festival at the Lawrence Arts Center Jan. 20, 2006,” said Isa Kretschmer, ALTEC media developer. The festival is a two-day event, Jan. 20 and 21, 2006, and will include a night of film screenings, a day of student workshops with teacher collaboration led by professional filmmakers and a semi-formal awards gala.

Students can submit their entries online."

Saturday, November 26, 2005

NerdTV | PBS : #9 Anina - High Fashion Meets High Tech

"Anina represents the new European tradition in mobile Internet development. And you'd never guess her day job."


Anina is a super model/user that mobile blogs about the fashion industry with her '360 circle of friends'.

Transcript Excerpt

Bob: Okay, Anina, you're 23 years old, which is not old, believe me, not old but you won't be modeling forever.

Anina: Who knows?

Bob: You might be. Some people do, but have you thought of continuing this technology stuff after modeling?

Anina: Well one of the things was is that I decided at a certain point that what is the point of being highly visual, if it doesn't mean anything? So I decided to start to use my persona, my physical presence to become sort of a role model so that when young women would see my picture in the magazine and they would put it up on their wall, it would mean more than like, ooh I want Anina's hair. It would be like oh, Anina has a website. And Anina has a blog. Anina uses her phone. She codes. Huh? Maybe I'll take a computer class. Maybe I can take that too. I really want not just for women, but for all non-technical people, to be able to say that if I can do it, you can do it. It's just a matter of showing and so I wanted to use my identity to bridge this technophobia.

Bob: Are people responding?

Anina: Absolutely, I taught 16 people in the fashion industry who didn't even know how to do anything, how to do every single thing with their phone. It's pretty cool, huh?

Bob: Very cool.

Anina: I think it's cool, not to mention, can you imagine you know what you could do for elderly people or for like I mentioned the telecenters, with homeless people. You know, talk about people who really need mobility, who really need to understand how to use this are people who are far away from their families and who are highly mobile.

Complete Transcript
Podcast (MP3)

Friday, November 25, 2005

Reuters Video: Shoes Recharge Cell Phone Batteries

Reuters Video: "
Ashok Sharma invented the battery recharging shoe after speaking to a friend in the paramilitary about difficulties out in the field where power is unavailable.

He says his unique shoes can also be used to charge other batteries, such as torch batteries.

Sharma has applied for patent rights and hopes to begin production of his battery charging shoes in the near future.

He says production costs should average at around 4 U.S. dollars per pair of shoes.

Ashoke Sharma, inventor of the mobile battery charging shoes, saying: (English)'One can charge mobile batteries without doing anything but walking, without wasting any energy. You can also charge other batteries including torch batteries.' "

Soldiers on patrol can charge their cellular phones without electricity

Ashok says the unique system will ease the problems faced by the Armed forces and the Paramilitary forces in the country. Since most of the times, the soldiers are in a mission, they cannot charge their radio equipments and thus lose their contacts with unit headquarters.

He believes that such a system will help the soldiers on patrol to be in touch with their colleagues. “Actually, I thought that when our security forces and Paramilitary forces go out on some mission, they do not have a charger to charge their instruments.

I thought of inventing such a system, which will help them to charge their instruments. It will also help them to maintain connection with their troops,” says Ashok

Moreover, the cost of production of this unique shoe mobile charger is very low. It is between rupees 180 to 200 (about 4 to 5 dollars). (more)

Video on Demand | : XBox Mania in North Olmstead

Video on Demand |


Video on Demand | : Getting The Black Friday Deals

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Woman, 73, says she was knocked down, stepped on during 'Black Friday' at Sawgrass Mills: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

During the rush
A fellow shopper reaches down to help Josephine Hoffman, 73, as the crowd behind her pushes through and rushes past security guards. Several people went down during the commotion. Crowds gathered at Brandsmart at the Sawgrass Mills Mall where the doors opened at 6 a.m. (Sun-Sentinel/Mike Stocker)

"Black Friday,' the traditional start of the holiday shopping season, began in South Florida early today with a 73-year-old woman being knocked down as a crowd at an electronics store rushed a metal security gate to get inside.

The crowd of shoppers outside BrandsMart USA in Sawgrass Mills, angry at being forced to wait by security personnel, pushed their way under the security gate and down a hallway into the store, forcing dozens of people against the walls and trampling the woman." (more)

Hand-held computers coming to fifth grade

Hand-held computers coming to fifth grade: "Far into the future, students will simply beam their projects through infrared rays to classmates and teachers.
Using wireless, palm-sized computers, they'll edit each others' work as they write it, conduct experiments and simultaneously explore the Internet.
All this will happen far, far into the year 2006.

Two fifth-grade classes in Bethlehem are among several schools in Northampton County to benefit from a state Hands On Learning grant that provides handheld computers for each student.

Students will use the computers to write, research, peer-edit papers and practice math, said Robin Lutcher, Bethlehem Area School District's director of information technology. Each classroom gets a storage cart full of 32 handheld devices, each valued at about $370 -- much less than laptop computers.

And the students can carry them anywhere they go, until class is over.

In two Nazareth Area School District grade levels, students will use the computers for science assignments and to write about math -- a recently added requirement that students haven't performed as well on for standardized tests, said Tracy Smith, the district's director of educational technology." (more)

Black Friday Xbox 360

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.: ""

Saginaw News: When everything's on (Excerpts)

When everything's on: "

Americans have such a diffuse range of television viewing choices it's hard to find common experiences anymore. Aside from an event as big as the Super Bowl, a cliff-hanger episode of a hit show such as "Desperate Housewives," or maybe Dave and Oprah together again, the communal television experiences -- those dissected the next morning at the office -- are about as rare as a dodo. The fractured audience grew with the proliferation of cable and satellite channels, and the freedom offered by VCRs, DVDs , TiVo and its clones.

And this nation of TV viewers is about to take the next fractured leap as paid, on-demand viewing and free classic television shows are added to the menu.

So the era is at hand when we'll have a goggle-eyed array of choices at our fingertips, available for viewing when we want them.

The choices make it easier to waste more time than ever before.
Once the novelty of the no borders programming fades, however, you can bet we'll still complain there's absolutely nothing on, and land on The Weather Channel -- where the focus remains on a topic of common concern. " (more)

Detroit Free Press: Black Friday shopping blog Black Friday shopping blog

"Hundreds of shoppers braved Friday morning's bitter cold weather for a chance to purchase some holiday gifts at reduced prices. And while most stores opened at 5 a.m. or later, some shoppers had been waiting outside since Thursday night.

Here's a look at the early morning line-ups outside of area retailers.

First stop: Circuit City in Troy, 3:15 a.m.


The bustling activity outside the store apparent long before entering the parking lot. Even though Circuit City didn't open until 5 a.m., a line of bundled-up shoppers already streched around the front of the store." (more)

Thursday, November 24, 2005 - Shoppers catch early-bird specials at stores - Shoppers catch early-bird specials at stores : "Forget the bird -- shopping was on the minds of many Thursday as people sought an early start to the frenetic season of gift buying.

Most said they liked the idea of stores being open on Thanksgiving so they could avoid Friday's onslaught of the retail masses.

'I woke up this morning and I said, `I'm finished cooking, I'm going to do a little shopping!'' said Cynthia Bess, pushing a cart filled to the brim with a stereo, clothing and toys at a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Gates, New York, near Rochester. WATCH VIDEO "(more)

TV Beyond the Tried and True - New York Times (excerpts)

TV Beyond the Tried and True - New York Times: "What were they waiting for? It's just over a month since the Apple chief executive, Steven Jobs, and Robert Iger, head of Disney, announced that they would be selling hit shows like ABC's 'Lost' for viewing on the new iPod. Now it seems like every big company in the industry has come up with a nontraditional twist on delivering television shows - a quantum leap in barely six weeks.

Perhaps the future of TV is in brief video clips, the kind workers enjoy e-mailing around the office. These might seem ideal for the atrophied attention spans of young people." (more)

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Economic Development in Jefferson County

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.: ""

Summit focuses attention on economic development

By Kasia Pierzga
Leader Staff Writer

A shortage of skilled workers and land for light industry were the top concerns cited by local business leaders at a countywide economic summit held in Port Townsend last week.

The event was organized by the Economic Development Council of Jefferson County.

About 100 people attended to hear government experts offer their suggestions on how to develop effective strategies for economic development.

With so many speakers packed into a one-day event, the audience had begun to dwindle a bit as a dozen local business leaders took turns talking about the challenges they face.

Of all the suggestions made about what can be done to boost economic development, the most direct came from those business people. The points they made will be discussed at the Economic Development Council board's retreat Saturday, and could become part of the organization's action plan for 2006, council Director Tamer Kirac said. (more)

Christmas Lights Gone Wild

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.: ""

RocketBoom reported on this Christmas light show on Monday. Very cool!

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Internet TV 'to boom' in Europe

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Internet TV 'to boom' in Europe: "TV delivered over broadband internet connections will become increasingly popular in Europe over the next four years, new research has predicted.

The number of subscribers is set to hit 8.7 million in 2009 - up from 658,000 now - giving operators almost 9.5% of the pay-TV market, Screen Digest said.

The leading enthusiasts in Europe are currently viewers in France and Italy.

But the services have taken longer to catch on in the UK, amid competition from satellite and cable firms. " (more)

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Larry Hryb - First look at Xbox 360 (with the MVPs) - Xbox 360 Launch

In October, chief Microsoft blogger Robert Scobleizer posted a video of a demo of the XBox 360 on Channel 9.

Access Video (14:12 minutes)

Xbox 360 Video - Mojave Desert Zero Hour Count Down

During the Xbox 360 launch event at a Best Buy store in Bellevue, Bill Gates signs an Xbox 360 face plate for Microsoft employee Dan Friedman, 26, of Bellevue, who had been in line since Friday at 5 p.m.
(November 22, 2005) Photo: Todd Bishop/Seattle Post-Intelligencer

At 12am this morning, the XBox 360 was launched. Seattle PI blogger Todd Bishop was at the Bellevue (WA) Best Buy where Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates took on drawing-winner Isaias Formacio, 26, in a game of "Project Gotham Racing 3". Access Coverage

Monday, November 21, 2005

Welcome To Port Ludlow

This afternoon I showed members of the Port Ludlow Movie Maker Productions group how to publish videos online.

Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: The $100 Laptop: An Up-Close Look

Eight-minute video documentary of the prototype of Nicholas Negroponte's $100 laptop, which premiered yesterday at the WSIS summit in Tunis. Andy talks with the chief technology officer of the initiative and gets a first-hand look at this highly anticipated device.


RocketBoom Report (Today)
Mobuzz Report (Friday)

Article - $100 laptops unveiled at UN summit (AP)
Engadget Report with CNET Photos

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Ryanne's Video Blog (Podcast)

RyanEdit, Momentshowing, Human-Dog on Yeast Radio



Watch Video

Anime Vegas Convention 2005 - Opening Ceremony with Anime Vegas Staff Members and various attendees.

Ex'pression Video Blog

Markus Sandy, video blogger, shot an introduction video for an event yesterday at Ex'pression, a Digital Arts College in Emeryville, CA.

Center for Social Media: Fair Use and Free Speech

"Untold Stories: Creative Consequences of the Rights Clearance Culture for Documentary Filmmakers

By Pat Aufderheide and Peter Jaszi, this 2004 study, which led to the creation of the statement, identified how rights clearance problems hobbled creativity in documentary filmmaking. Read the report>>

Watch the 7 minute video summarizing the results of the study:
Stories Untold: (43 Mb, streaming)
Or read a transcription in PDF format"

Defending Our Oceans, Protecting the Whales: Greenpeace launches most ambitious ship expedition ever undertaken

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.: ""

We are facing a growing wave of ocean extinction; our seas have reached a tipping point, with scores of species, fish, birds and mammals edging toward extinction (1). In response, Greenpeace is launching its most ambitious ship expedition ever to defend our oceans and to call for a vast network of marine reserves that are needed to protect and restore the health of the planets oceans (2)

The expedition will begin this weekend when two Greenpeace ships, the MY Esperanza and the MY Arctic Sunrise, leave Cape Town to oppose continued whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.

To help in the campaign Greenpeace is planning to gather a million "Ocean Defenders" through the course of the expedition - supporters who will join the call for action.

The Esperanza, the newest of the Greenpeace ships, has been fitted with new hi-tech equipment for the voyage, including 24/7 internet that will enable the ship to interact with supporters, below the water line cameras, a Remote Operating Vehicle camera and web cams. The crew will be blogging, podcasting and vlogging (video blogging) from the ship and producing programmes for the newly created web-based Greenpeace TV.

Greenpeace International Video Clips

Friday, November 18, 2005

How To Shoot A 4 Minute Documentary: Video Guides - FourDocs

Guides - FourDocs: "FourDocs Guides provide useful information on how to plan, shoot, edit and compress your documentary ready for uploading " (more)

Thursday, November 17, 2005

The Cougar Room Chronicles Part 3

Robert Force Show Part 3
Originally uploaded by digitalreporter.
Yesterday, cameraman Gene Talvin, Robert Force (on knees) and I pooled our resources together and produced the third installment of the news report on the WSU Learning Center Cougar Room remodel. Jason Green (sitting) was interviewed by Robert while he worked on a 4-H project lesson.

To see more behind the scene production photos, goto and search for "Robert Force".

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Let's Talk Video Blogging (Or Is It Vlogging?)

I know some of you are still probably trying to wrap your heads around blogging and podcasting. Now all of the sudden here comes video blogging! What is it? What's its potential? Why should you care? Those are just some of the questions I hope to answer for you.

It's Not TV

"It seems that so far, when TV tries to do the web they try to make it into TV. It's not TV. It's a different medium with different rules," says Michael Verdi . A filmmaker by trade, Verdi got involved with video blogging last fall. He had been blogging for three years, but decided to merge his two interests, "My original idea was to post short films to my blog every week as a sort of experiment. I wanted to make more stuff, get better, and get my work out there." While he doesn't receive the traffic of a top news site, it's still impressive for a blog. Each of his videos gets downloaded 2,000 to 3,000 times during the first week they are posted. "I couldn't imagine getting 3000 people to turn out in person for a 2-minute film." (more)

PBS NewsHour: The 'We Media' Phenomena

The Internet has spawned a new wave of journalists created not by traditional newsrooms, but fueled by citizen participation and interactive technologies. Special correspondent Terence Smith reports. Audio Report (Real)

ACCESS VIDEO (search: citizen journlists)

WATCH VIDEO (Hopefully this works)

Resource Links
Jan Schaffer, J-Labs

Meet the Vloggers in Chicago

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.: ""

Did you ever wanna know more about how a video blog (or video podcast) is put together? Come to the Chicago Apple Store this weekend, Saturday, Novemeber 19th at 6:30PM and meet some vloggers and learn how it's done.

XOLO.TV "Amanda from Rocketboom in New York" & Dutch TV RocketBoom Story


Interview with Amanda Congdon from Rocketboom at the Apple New York City store in Soho. (August 2005)


Dutch video blog/tv station Rocketboom news story. (November 2005)

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Current TV // Video - we have elected not to exercise our option

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Dear VC2 producer

Thank you for being one of our founding Online Studio members and for uploading your work to Current. According to our submission terms, we had three months in which to exercise our option to license your piece exclusively for Current TV. The three months have passed, and we have elected not to exercise our option. You are now free to do whatever you want with your piece, with no obligation to us. You may now remove it from our site directly from your profile page, or you can keep it in the
Studio as part of your profile.

It will no longer be eligible for greenlighting in the Studio; instead
your video will become part of our archive. There's always a chance that we still may want to negotiate a new license for your piece at some point in the future.

To get a better idea of what we're looking for, check out our new video feeds page.

-- or the on-air playlist in the watch and vote area --

If you have an idea you want to run by us before you start shooting, feel free to email us; we're happy to give you feedback. You may also want to check out our free online training .

Above all, don't be discouraged! We want to see you develop stories that will make it on air at Current, and look forward to seeing more of your work. If you have any questions, contact us at


The Online Studio Team

The Top 5 Most Popular vSocial Videos

vSocial - The Video Clip Sharing Community - The Video Roll

Monday, November 14, 2005

WSU Learning Center With Robert Force Part 1 of many more to come

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.: ""

Today, we published the first in a series of video blog shows from the WSU Learning Center in Port Hadlock, WA. with Robert Force, North Olympic Peninsula Learning Center Coordinator.

Alice Hill's Real Tech News - Independent Tech - Hasbro VuGo Teams with Nick and Cartoon Network

"When I was a kid the best thing I could get, mobile entertainment-wise, was the View-Master (yes, the site says they are celebrating 65 years of fun and no, I am not that old!).

\Hasbro's VuGo was announced in September. Today it was announced that Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network will offer the online sale of several half-hour programs for $2.99 per download, and that the programs will be formatted to play exclusively on the VuGo.

We Say: Oh, to be a kid nowadays. Based on price, the VuGo (Amazon: $119.99) is the most likely things for kids to have, so the deal makes sense, but I still see what I consider (maybe I'm too old-school?) to be too many children carrying portable DVD players, video games, etc. to dinner - whatever happened to talking to your parents at a restaurant? " (more)

Friday, November 11, 2005

New ARCHOS Gmini 402 Camcorder is the Premier Audio and Video Podcast Device with 50 Hours of Video Capture

Today at the Portable Media Expo and Podcasting Conference in Ontario, Calif., ARCHOS(R), Inc., the global consumer electronics manufacturer and leader in portable digital entertainment solutions, showcases two new podcast and videoblog devices aimed at consumers who want not only to play back audio and video content, but create personal feeds as well. The new Gmini(TM) 402 Camcorder and AV 500 Mobile Digital Video Recorder (Access CNET Video Review) with video capture accessory are the first portable media players to provide audio and video recording, editing and playback functionality directly on the device. The Gmini 402 Camcorder features a 20GB hard drive while the AV 500 is offered in 30GB or 100GB capacities and both are available today.

The sleek and slim Gmini 402 Camcorder is the first portable media player with an integrated camera and camcorder for capturing still pictures and video, making it the perfect device for those wanting to self-publish and syndicate personal radio and video shows -- podcasts or videoblogs. Podcasters and video enthusiasts can record up to 50 hours(1) of personal video or 650 hours(1) of audio. The Gmini 402 Camcorder measures only 4.17 x 2.37 x 0.69 inches and is 5.64 ounces, fits easily in a pocket and displays video on a bright, 2.2-inch color LCD screen. The AV 500 Mobile DVR (photo) features a 4-inch color screen and a hands-free camcorder accessory that allows for easy capture of everyday experiences, while both products enable easy editing of video files directly on the devices themselves.

Videoblogging, the ability to deliver personal video content via blogs, RSS feeds and emerging TV over the Web, is still in its infancy as video capture devices with significant hard drive capacities were not readily available -- until now. Analysts believe that videoblogging is in the midst of explosive growth fuelled by products such as the ARCHOS Gmini 402 Camcorder and AV 500 that empower consumers to easily capture, edit and share content.

BathTubYoga - RocketBoom Skit (ReelBlogs)

BathTubYoga - Welcome!

ReelBlogs Launches Video Blog Network "ReelBlogs has announced the launch of a video blog network on the Internet. Blogs on the ReelBlogs network will produce short-form video content made specifically for Internet and video podcasting audiences.

Each blog on the ReelBlogs network will host a video series with recurring characters and story lines. The blogs will publish several 'Eps' (1-3 minute video segments) each week, and will also include regularly updated text and pictures. ReelBlogs will be available on the Web, via RSS feeds to video aggregators, and as video Podcasts for the new video iPod."

Six Minutes With Gene Talvin

Yesterday, I turned the digital8 on ex-Hollywood cameraman Gene Talvin and showed him my online publishing process. I also helped him set-up a video blog site.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

public peeing on display

"Two bronze sculptures pee into their oddly-shaped enclosure.

While they are peeing, the two figures move realistically. An electric mechanism driven by a couple of microproccesors swivels the upper part of the body, while the penis goes up and down. The stream of water writes quotes from famous Prague residents."

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video 2 (flash) 1M
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From MoBuzzTV

Anil de Mello from Mobuzz TV (Watch Video)

mefeedia video tags: xolo: "Anil showcases his cool news project Mobuzz TV and talks about broadcasting to mobile phones and PSP.

Anil De Mello:
An entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in media development, content strategy, and mobile technologies. He is a strong team leader and dedicated client partner . Anil has been involved in numerous start-ups in high tech and media.

Click here to watch video "

MoBuzz - Another Rocketboom RipOff

MoBuzz is a daily magazine with celebrity interviews, cyber news, and a variety of other features. The web show focuses on mobile phones as a TV device, not with a conventional stationary television. With conventional TV the spectator and media are stationary, with MobuzzTV the spectator and the media are mobile, and interactive.

Haven’t picked up podcasting? Skip it. The vlogosphere has arrived.

Michael Verdi is famous.

So are Amanda Congdon, Ryanne Hodson, and Jay Dedman. Never heard of them? That’s okay; they’re famous anyway.

And they want to add you to the list.

These four, and an innumerable swell of others, are part of a surging movement on the internet known as video blogging, or “vlogging,” a video expansion of traditional blogging that, in roughly one year of existence, already boasts a tightly knit global community, legions of devoted fans, and its own hit shows and celebrities. To wit: People like you are creating, uploading, subscribing to, and sharing a vast and varied catalogue of video content online, and getting well-known for it, all with unprecedented ease. Vlog Nation, it seems, has arrived. And what’s more, it has officially hit San Antonio. (more)

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

YouTube - Smoking Fish

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.: ""

Video Blog Network Launches |

ReelBlogs today announced the launch of the ReelBlogs video blog network. Blogs on the ReelBlogs network will produce short-form video content made specifically for Internet and video podcasting audiences.

“There is a rapidly growing demand for good video content online, but no one is producing it yet,” said Robert Spiro, one of the founders of ReelBlogs. “ReelBlogs will use the self-publishing model of blogs to distribute exciting new video serials.”

Q&A with Brad Webb, Director of Social Media Technology vSocial

Welcome to vSocial - The Video Clip Sharing Community: ""

The above video is an installed from the Weekly Boiler Room Video Blog Show that was shot on Monday.

Q: Well, at the moment, I want to find out how to edit videos that have been uploaded to vSocial. Why does one of my videos indicate that a comment has been posted and I can't see the comment?

Brad Webb:

1) Editing - Yes, it's offline right now so I can finish getting it
sewn up. So currently (until tomorrow) they're as-is.

2) I wasn't checking for null strings, and it looks like you clicked
"save" with an empty box. This is fixed now. =)

Q: What is your business model?

Brad Webb: Actually, we're looking at the happy medium between ad supported, premium services, and extending the platform into b2b sales. Currently our business model is -- we need traction before there's a business.

Q: Where does vSocial get their funding?

Brad Webb: Wholly entrepreneurial. One entrepreneur at that.

Q: Why isn't there a "intro to vSocial" video on the front page?

Brad Webb: Because we're not video producers, we're application/service producers. :) I'm sure we could make something, but chances are it'd suck. We each, in-house, have our own personal projects that will involve vSocial in one way or another, me moreso than the rest -- but that's another conversation. :)
Q: Did vSocial launch in late October?

Brad Webb: The current iteration of the application, yes. We had been up in an earlier, iteration for about 6 months prior to that. The company has been around for 3 years.

Q: Will vSocial have a forum? Blog?

Brad Webb: We'll be adding a bunch more social features shortly. We were trying to get the platform/services aspect of things really sewn up before we went ahead with them, though.

We do have our development blog, -- not sure if this is what you were inquiring about, though.

Q: Can vSocial users provide more information about themselves?

Brad Webb: Yes; soon. We're going to really improve the personal aspect of the "user page," make it more profiley.

Q: What is vSocials target market?

Brad Webb: Content *producers* and consumers/aggregators of that content.

ROCKETBOOM: Online Video Tools Link List

Recommended sites for online video

:: :: Get Rich or Die Tryin'

:: :: Get Rich or Die Tryin':

"Get Rich or Die Tryin' ' offers a limited range of choices, but we'll probably never see a film titled 'Get By and Don't Die.' The film is inspired by the haunting life story of Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson, who never knew his father, whose drug dealer mother was killed when he was young, who sold drugs on the streets of New York City and survived nine gunshot wounds to become one of the best-selling recording artists of modern times. It has been an amazing life, and he is only 30.

Of course the odds against a young drug dealer eventually selling 4 million copies of an album are so high that, by comparison, getting into the NBA is a sure thing. A more accurate title might have been, 'I Got Rich But Just About Everybody Else Died Tryin', and So Did I, Almost.' Given the harrowing conditions of his early life, Jackson's movie dwells on it with a strange affection; the movie is closer in tone to 'Scarface' than to 'Hustle & Flow,' the year's other rags-to-riches rap story." (more)


Monday, November 07, 2005

49MEDIA - Anina: An international model with a passion for technology

49MEDIA - News & Background:

A podcast interview with Anina, who's all over the coolest magazines and one of the first mobile artists, producing mulitimedia art with cutting edge mobile technology at BlogHer 2005. Her most current project is Project Lifeblog, a 360 degree, personal point of view on fashion featuring blogs from people in the fashion industry."

Access Podcast

Anina is an american model from michigan. she is currently living in paris, france. Anina is passionate about technology and has been collaborating with Nokia Corporation for the last 1.5 years. More information can be found about her through articles written about her and her projects in the PRESS list on her blog. Her most visual project with Nokia Corporation is the website. Anina enjoys yoga, snowboarding, travel, art, cinema, music, and speaks 5 languages: english, german, italian, spanish, french, (and some japanese). She hand-coded her entire website & wap site.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Yahoo! Groups : Greasemonkeying with Google Video and YouTube

Yahoo! Groups:

"One of the frustrating things about websites that use Flash video is
that they rarely provide links to let you download the video files for
offline viewing or transcoding/syncing to portable devices like the
Sony PSP, video iPod, or Creative Zen Vision.

Case and point: Google Video and YouTube. Neither of these websites
allow you to download the video files, much less provide RSS 2.0 feeds
with enclosures. This type of lock-down is soooo Web 1.0.

I decided to give Greasemonkey a shot and created a couple scripts to
expose download links on Google Video and YouTube webpages. You can
download the scripts here:

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To install these scripts you will need the Greasemonkey extension for Firefox:
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Friday, November 04, 2005

The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW): Interview with Andrew Baron from Rocketboom (excerpt)

The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW):

"C.K.: It sounds like you are geared more to delivering the video via the site (ie, fast start considerations); but I've noticed that you are quick to come out with formats that are very compatible with new portable devices, like the PSP and the new iPod. How much of an impact do you think the podcast and video podcast RSS delivery is having on the delivery of the show and your audience?
Andrew: Yes, I always wanted just one format, but there is just no use. Our main objective is to let the video flow and its easy enough to generate any variety of file types. Whatever people want. We have blue ones and red ones. I think RSS with enclosure delivery has been extremely helpful. I was already on to doing exactly what we were doing before I ever heard of that, but my friend Josh Kinberg had been in touch with Adam Curry way back when (I remember thinking nostalgically when hearing about Curry and MTV) because Josh wanted to do the same thing for video, and actually made a little apple script. So by the time Rocketboom launched, we included the enclosure feature and I even tried to create a standard for multiple enclosures (no one was listening to me then) but it was all of these different file formats that called for it. Yet when we launched we had multiple feeds. Anyway, I think it's strange but there really has not been much at all coming down the pipes. Most videobloggers are personal diary oriented or esoteric fine artists, which does not really equate with a regular audience, though RSS works really well for all of the videobloggers to keep in touch. Also, the biggest advantage of course with RSS enclosures is delivering large file sizes in the middle of the night (when the audinece member is away from the desk) so that when they arive, the file is local. This opens up the barrierrs for emerging countries that have low band, but a desire to have the media.
C.K.: Have you seen a shift in your audience since the Stevenote and the mention of Rocketboom during the Front Row and video-capable iPod presentation?
Andrew: Yes, a little bit. It has added a lot of audience that comes in and has to learn all over what we have been learning ourselves for the last year. So I think people are having a hard time understanding what [Rocketboom] is and when at first glance it looks too raw, I think it's because they are used to story telling via production standards.... A lot of trolls." (more)

HIT - A weekly video blog from the Philippines

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.: ""

H.I.T. is a weekly video cast that is produced by two brothers and their sister. This week they traveled to the island of Mactan in Cebu for the first of a two-part travel special.

Included in this week's Hot Interesting Topics are Reflections by Jupiter Vidad, Life by Ricky Martin, Flood by Jars of Clay, Langka, Parasailing, Sparknotes, Flock, Quizilla, Tombraider Legends, F&N Cream Soda, and the Cat that traveled to France.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

UW's downloadable lectures have iPods playing a new tune

UW's downloadable lectures have iPods playing a new tune

On Mike Jensen's playlist: Oceanography 102.

Along with more entertaining tunes, the University of Washington senior has downloaded his instructor's lectures to his iPod. Now he can learn all the about the world's oceans at home, in the gym or anywhere else on campus.

"You're right there," he said. "It's almost like you're in class."

The course podcasts -- available through a UW pilot program -- have helped Jensen cram for tests while doing other things -- such as riding a stationary bike.

"When you're running around, it's easier to listen to the lecture," said Jensen, whose schedule these days is jammed. He's a forward on the Husky basketball team.

This quarter, oceanography instructor Richard Strickland and two other UW lecturers are offering podcasts -- allowing students to subscribe to the classroom sessions on their computer and transfer them to a portable listening device.

The podcasts have been downloaded more than 2,100 times since the program started a few weeks ago, UW officials said. (more)


Joshua Trujillo / P-I
Oceanography instructor Richard Strickland shows the digital audio recorder he uses to create podcasts of his lectures at Kane Hall at the University of Washington. Strickland is one of three lecturers at the UW offering podcasts of class sessions.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Youth Media Education Student Blog

YME blog:

"The Youth Media Education (YME) Summer Training Camp at Just Think student work.

Halloween Party '05-3 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Best Geek Halloween Costumes 0f 2005