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Re: [videoblogging] Re: Money Changers, out! (was: reality check?)

By Jack Nelson | Jack Nelson <jack@...> | mexiculture
July 17, 2005 | Post #17244 | Topic #16672

On Jul 17, 2005, at 10:40 AM, ryanne hodson wrote: > money is good > money is bad amen. > > i think i am one of the first videobloggers to have gotten sponsorship > in april. > flat out money to make my videoblog > of course i chose to contribute to more than that, (how could i > possibly feel ok getting paid to just put videos of my vacation up? > [ok i guess i do more than that]) good for you. And yes you're contributing more than just vacation vids > money is always kinda weird. > but i agree that we should take control of some commerce to help > sustain. > > will money dictate content? > i get scared that it will. > > hopefully it will not. > we need money to eat and do the things we want to do. > is this the way? > probably. > is it freaking me out? > um, yeah totally. This is a good discussion. In the end it's a personal decision. For some the primary reason for the vlog will be money. There will be (already are?) purely commercial vlogs. Others will have tip jars or sponsors and others will be purely "amateur". I don't see an intrinsic problems with any of these approaches as long as there is an opportunity for all. I'm new to the vlog scene, but had a commercial... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Electric Verdi Rides Again

By Jack Nelson | Jack Nelson <jack@...> | mexiculture
July 19, 2005 | Post #17484 | Topic #17478

This great. This why I love this group. People are passionate. I remember way back when, when I went to my first Macintosh user group meeting. An argument that almost ended up in a fistfight broke out over fonts. FONTS! I said to myself, I gotta join this group. On Jul 19, 2005, at 3:54 PM, ro9core wrote: > http://tigerbliss.com/electric-verdi/electric-verdi.mp4 > > http://tigerbliss.com/electric-verdi/electric-verdi.avi > > From the brilliant videoconference on Sunday, which, unfortunately, I > missed. > > Ro > > > > > > > Yahoo! Groups Links > > > > > > [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Re: Electric Verdi Rides Again

By Jack Nelson | Jack Nelson <jack@...> | mexiculture
July 19, 2005 | Post #17487 | Topic #17478

I think it was a fight over whether T1 fonts or some other type was better. Don't remember the details (it was way before TT), but it impressed me. On Jul 19, 2005, at 4:17 PM, ro9core wrote: > --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Jack Nelson <jack@b...> wrote: >> This great. This why I love this group. People are passionate. I >> remember way back when, when I went to my first Macintosh user group >> meeting. An argument that almost ended up in a fistfight broke out >> over >> fonts. FONTS! I said to myself, I gotta join this group. >> > > FONTS! What point size or what? > > Ro > > > > > > > Yahoo! Groups Links > > > > > > [View]



Tags

By Jack Nelson | Jack Nelson <jack@...> | mexiculture
July 20, 2005 | Post #17574 | Topic #17559

This has probably been covered before, but where and how do I add tags to my videos? [View]



Categories

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
July 22, 2005 | Post #17940 | Topic #17940

Hi, I'm still pretty new to all of this, so here's a beginner's question: A day or two ago someone mentioned having categories in his/her blog (sorry, I wasn't keeping notes). I use Blogger to post my entries and I don't see categories anywhere on the Blogger pages. Am I missing something or is this a feature that only more sophisticated blogging software has? Right now I have two blogs, one for clips and odd stuff and one that is about my experiences here in Mexico (DroppedFrames.blogspot.com and AGringoInMexico.blogspot.com), I gather that I'm splitting up my "audience" by not having just one blog with categories. Now, I'm lean towards the Michael Verdi "I don't give a fuck if you watch or not" school, but still I'd like to know if there is an easy way to add categories to my blog. By the way Michael, the Yin/Yang videos are classics. Jack [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Categories

By Jack Nelson | Jack Nelson <jack@...> | mexiculture
July 22, 2005 | Post #17944 | Topic #17940

OK, Thanks Michael. I've put links from blog to blog and I'm not gonna switch from Blogger for now at least; a combination of being cheap, lazy and not giving a damn. Jack On Jul 22, 2005, at 11:48 AM, Michael Verdi wrote: > On Jul 22, 2005, at 11:38 AM, Jack Nelson wrote: > >> Am I missing something or is this a feature that only more >> sophisticated blogging software has? Right now I have two blogs, >> one for clips and odd >> stuff and one that is about my experiences here in Mexico >> (DroppedFrames.blogspot.com >> and AGringoInMexico.blogspot.com), > > Hey Jack, > You're not missing anything - Blogger doesn't have categories. As > far as having two blogs you can always cross post some stuff - tell > one group of viewers about the other. Put links to the other blog > and it's feed on each blog. If you want categories though, you'll > have to get off blogger and spend a few dollars. I lot of > videobloggers use WordPress, TypePad and Moveable Type. Check into > those. > -Verdi [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Categories

By Jack Nelson | Jack Nelson <jack@...> | mexiculture
July 22, 2005 | Post #17946 | Topic #17940

On Jul 22, 2005, at 11:45 AM, Markus Sandy wrote: > hi, > as far as I know, there is no support for categories in blogger > typepad has it > not sure what others do > there was a posting of a blog feature comparison chart recently that > might help if you want to search for it OK, thanks Marcus. I'll stick with Blogger for now... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] 150 – Group Tipping Point?

By Jack Nelson | Jack Nelson <jack@...> | mexiculture
July 22, 2005 | Post #17954 | Topic #17917

If we split out all of the tech guys, whose gonna help the newbies? I say do all of this a s a last resort. Jack, who is now well above two entries this month On Jul 22, 2005, at 11:54 AM, Stephanie Bryant wrote: > Chris, dude.... everyone on this list is a narcissist, to one degree > or another. > > Anyway, some possible sub-groups that could evolve out of this one: > > 1) Vlogger-newbies: Make sure a core handful of "old-timers" spanning > a broad range of technical expertise stay in the group and keep their > eyes open to questions and help people out. > 5) Vlogger-tech: Talking about changes in technology, bleeding edge, > etc. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/videoblogging/ [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Ripping a DVD+R to AVI or MOV

By Jack Nelson | Jack Nelson <jack@...> | mexiculture
July 26, 2005 | Post #18134 | Topic #18132

What platform are you working on, Mac or Windows? On Jul 26, 2005, at 9:53 AM, strollingbones2 wrote: > Hey Gang, > > I have not the slightest interest in pirating commercial DVDs (I'm a > Netflix subscriber, so why bother?) but I do have some uncopyrighted > videos on DVD+R that I want to rip and recycle into other products. > > I have poked around on the web a bit, and all the info I can find seems > directed at movie pirates and involves some rather elaborate efforts to > defeat the DVD copy protections. > > Does anybody have a simple, one or two step solution to take a homemade > DVD+R and rip into a MOV or AVI file? > > Thanks in advance! > > Eric > http://strollingbones.blogspot.com > > > > > > Yahoo! Groups Links > > > > > > [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Re: To buy Quicktime Pro or Not buy Quicktime Pro

By Jack Nelson | Jack Nelson <jack@...> | mexiculture
July 27, 2005 | Post #18187 | Topic #18141

I use mostly Final Cut Pro. It has a steep learning curve, but it's a powerful program. I've also got iMovie and occasionally use it if I know it will be a quick and dirty video. Although you can do things like L-edits (video ends before the sound) and J-edits (sound starts before the video) in iMovie, you have more control in FCP and with a little practice it is easier to do this in Final Cut. On Jul 26, 2005, at 11:14 PM, naschmult wrote: > So what program do you use for editing? > Nick > > > > --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Michael Verdi <michael@m...> > wrote: >> Also be aware that the only kind of editing that you can do in QT pro >> is cut and paste. There are no transitons, no timelines, no titling >> tools, etc. That being said there are all kinds of other things you >> can do and it's totally worth the cost. I just say this because some >> people have found it a disappointment when trying to replace their >> timeline based editor. >> >> -Verdi >> http://michaelverdi.com >> http://freevlog.org >> >> >> On Jul 26, 2005, at 12:15 PM, Markus Sandy wrote: >> >>> i use it on Win2K >>> be aware that you have to pay the quicktime pro tax EACH time you >>> upgrade and that there is an upgrade QT7 currently in beta I believe... [View]



Re: Taking my videos down (Freeplay Music discussion)

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
August 8, 2005 | Post #19244 | Topic #19008

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "Andreas Haugstrup" <solitude@s...> wrote: > On Mon, 08 Aug 2005 05:01:53 +0200, Pat Cook (Jeeper One TV) > <kpdcnettv@c...> wrote: > > > Leave it fuckin' AOL to take something like "Happy Birthday" and > > copyright it for fuckin' profit (Sorry, I don't buy the so-called > > "private charity" bullshit). :-( :-( :-( > > Would you relax. AOL didn't copyright it. Copyright is automatic. > > You seem to prefer the opposite system. A system where copyright would be > lost when a work becomes really popular (e.g. when Happy Birthday becomes > a cultural icon). That would hurt creativity even more. What's the > incentive for creating works if you can't make money the one time in your > life you create something really good? Good Morning to All was written in 1893. In 1935 the Hill sisters sued for copyright (42 years after the fact and it is not even clear that they wrote the new words to the song (Happy Birthday to You). The last Hill sister died in 1946. Whose creativity is being stunted when we use this song? Time Warner's? Their creative act seems to be buying something already made and cahing in on it (and lobbying to extend the copyright laws so they can cash in more). Happy Birthday to You will be covered by copyrigh5t laws until 2030 (unless Time Warner/MS/other big uncreative companies can get the... [View]



Re: These Are Good Times…

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
August 10, 2005 | Post #19483 | Topic #19035

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Frank Carver <frank@m...> wrote: > Friday, August 5, 2005, 10:03:10 PM, James A. Donnelly wrote: > > Where is all the old stuff? > > People have been making great short movies and video for many years. > They have been showing them to friends, at local clubs, and submitting > them to festivals and competitions. Now we are at a stage where > distribution is as easy as uploading a file to the archive (or any > other web site), but the overwhelming attention is on the _new_. > > Have we really let all that great creativity just go to waste? Tapes > worn out and/or thown in the trash before they could be copied? I fear > that many of the most active amateur videomakers from the 1980s and > 1990s may now be too old to bother. Now listen here you young whipper-snapper, I was making films on Super8 when the amateur videomakers from the 1980s and 1990s were still wearing short pants. I'm not "too old to bother" yet. I am currently trying to get all of my old films back (they are at my ex's house and while she says I can have them there's the logistics involved; I live in Mexico and she's in Rhode Island. I'm working on it, and when I get them digitized I'll upload them. [View]



Re: When the video camera makes the reputation…

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
August 11, 2005 | Post #19632 | Topic #19610

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "chrbaudry" <chrbaudry@g...> wrote: > Something unexpected - and fun? - happened to me yesterday. > > I have been shooting yoga and dance classes for a yoga/wellness > studio these last 4 days. Each time it is a short interview of the > teacher and when editing I insert shots from the class. It is then > integrated into their blog. > > The first three days I was using my PANASONIC DVC60 which is a > shoulder semi-professional video camera that looks pretty much like > a pro camera. Each time I got a lot of respect from everyone there > and they would do what I wanted in terms of sound, light... > > Yesterday I brought my Canon Elura video camera which is a small > hand camera just fine to shoot video that will be streamed > > Guess what? No one cared about me! Teachers had other priorities, I > was basically ignored and wasted one hour! Yeah, having a big pro-like camera can work against you in certain situations too. It's pretty easy to get footage on the subway for instance if you have a small non-pro looking camera. But whip out that big shoulder DVC60 and you'll be asked pretty soon where your permit is. Jack [View]



Re: When the video camera makes the reputation…

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
August 11, 2005 | Post #19670 | Topic #19610

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Pete Prodoehl <raster@g...> wrote: > Jack Nelson wrote: > > --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "chrbaudry" <chrbaudry@g...> wrote: > >>Yesterday I brought my Canon Elura video camera which is a small > >>hand camera just fine to shoot video that will be streamed > >> > >>Guess what? No one cared about me! Teachers had other priorities, I > >>was basically ignored and wasted one hour! > > > > > Yeah, having a big pro-like camera can work against you in certain situations too. It's > > pretty easy to get footage on the subway for instance if you have a small non-pro looking > > camera. But whip out that big shoulder DVC60 and you'll be asked pretty soon where your > > permit is. > > Permit for what? Do you need a permit to shoot video on the subway or > other locations? (I'm asking because I really don't know. Are the > videographers rights the same as the well known photographers rights?) Most major cities require permits to film in public. I just did a promotional film for a publishing company in NYC, something that will end up on DVD and passed out to prospective clients. We needed about ten seconds of Mr. Everyman coming to work on the subway. We did it in Queens without any problems but later I told a professional cameraman working in NYC that we had done it and... [View]



Re: When the video camera makes the reputation…

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
August 11, 2005 | Post #19671 | Topic #19610

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Pete Prodoehl <raster@g...> wrote: > Frank Carver wrote: > > Thursday, August 11, 2005, 7:55:12 PM, Pete Prodoehl wrote: > > > >>Permit for what? Do you need a permit to shoot video on the subway or > >>other locations? (I'm asking because I really don't know. Are the > >>videographers rights the same as the well known photographers rights?) > > > > > > What you need to remember is that traditionally TV and moviemaking has > > meant big budgets. Many big cities in the USA (where lots of such things > > are shot), long ago decided to cash in on these lucrative activities. > > > > In such places (which (AFAIK) include LA, NY, and Chicago, for example) > > you need to pay up front for a permit to shoot, and will be nabbed if > > spotted doing something that looks like pro filmmaking without a > > permit. > > > > In these cases, looking like a dumb tourist is actually an advantage > > :) > > Hmmm, "what I need to remember" sounds just all wrong... I was never > involved in traditional tv or moviemaking, so I would have no idea I'd > need a permit to walk around a major city with a video camera. > > See? It always comes back around to money. The cities wanted to make > money off... [View]



Mexican vloggers?

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
August 12, 2005 | Post #19724 | Topic #19724

Hey, just wondering if there are any other vloggeras in Mexico. I know of just one other, Dennis who has the Mexican Movies vlog. Are there are others lurking out there? Any Spanish speakers? Maybe we should get together and have a vloggercue. We should have some sort of get together. It's happened in the states and in Europe. I think Latin America is the next logical place. Jack (preparing the goat meat) [View]



Re: Seattle: Meet The Vloggers Videos Now On Google

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
August 13, 2005 | Post #19799 | Topic #19748

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Michael Verdi <michael@m...> wrote: > Ha! That's a good one. If anything iTunes made it more difficult > because of their messed up special feed elements. It's been plenty > easy to get a feed with Feedburner and to subscribe with FireANT and > Mefeedia for 9 months now. That may be so, but since I've gotten my blog on iTunes the subscription rate has quadrupled (we're talking small numbers here, from ten subscribers to 40). It was easy for me to get a feed with Feedburner, but that was because of the great tutorial on FreeVlog. I tried once to get on iTunes and failed, but then followed the instructions someone posted on this list (sorry, I don't remember who) and it worked. For a not too tech savy person like me both ways were similarily easy once someone told me how. I think subscribing to an iTunes feed is easy. I've experimented with FireANT, MeFeedia and iTunes and all are easy to use form a consumers point of view. I actually use MyYahoo to view the feeds I'm subscribed to (I told you I'm not a tech guy). I just like to actually visit the web pages and I also like the idea of receiving the notice of new videos without having to download the videos. Sometimes (not often) I read the title and decide not to view the video. I was using FireANT for... [View]



Mariachi music (Cielito Lindo)

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
August 13, 2005 | Post #19805 | Topic #19805

Hey all, I've posted another out take from the promotional film I'm working on. This one features live music from Mariachi Azteca. Check it out and sing along. Jack agringoinmexico.blogspot.com [View]



Vlog awards

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
August 23, 2005 | Post #20693 | Topic #20693

Hi everyone. I'm not sure if this has been brought up before, but is there a vlog award of any kind? If not should there be? If so what would be the categories? My $.02: Best personal vlog Best reporting vlog Best art vlog Best public service vlog These could be for single shows or for a series. Then there could be technical awards: editing, special effects, sound, etc. Jack Nelson aGringoInMexico.blogspot.com DroppedFrames.blogspot.com [View]



meta data in Blogger

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
August 23, 2005 | Post #20695 | Topic #20695

Hi, I was just wondering if it is possible to add meta data (for instance keywords) in a Blogger entry. I know that the home page of the blog has this, but I'm interested in adding keywords to the individual entries. I can add the meta tag to the html when I add an entry, but I'm not sure if it will be seen by search engines since it will not be in the header where it normally should be. Jack Nelson aGringoInMexico.blogspot.com DroppedFrames.blogspot.com [View]