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in time

By Andrew Baron | "Andrew Baron" <videoblogyahoo@...> | hamletphase
November 19, 2004 | Post #1861 | Topic #1861

I wasn't planning on responding to Shannon's comment, but after all, I wanted to say thanks because actually, it is the best comment we have gotten. It certainly was delivered in the worst possible manner but there are a few things he (or is it she) mentioned that I was going to bring up anyway. By complete contrast, M. Sean Gilligan's moving and certainly exciting-for-me video comment was, in my mind delivered in the best possible manner, though the content of the comment was not nearly as valuable to me because what you were saying Sean, as it compared to yourself - false by non-sequitur (as others also saw and mentioned in their comments to you). I feel the same way. There is no way I could do this myself. Right now there are three of us dedicated to nurturing this project to grow. There is also another person involved who seems to be silently giving us an unbelievable amount of back-end support. There are also several other relatively informed people in various different fields who are watching over us with a close eye, lending their friendly advice. It was my one e-mail to all of you that truly launched us apparently, taking the word outside of the videoblogging list to what is now a seemingly quickly growing endeavor. Its certainly going better at this point than any other project I have ever done with any medium. But lets not... [View]

Re: [videoblogging] in time

By M. Sean Gilligan | "M. Sean Gilligan" <seanlist@...> | M_Sean_Gilligan
November 20, 2004 | Post #1882 | Topic #1861

Hi Andrew, et. al, >There is no >way I could do this myself. Right now there are three of us dedicated >to nurturing this project to grow. When I worked at 3Com in the mid-eighties management had a "motivational slogan" that went, "There are three kinds of work: hard work, smart work, and team work". (to which water cooler grumblers added the fourth kind of work "shit work".) Sounds like you guys are doing all four. The results are impressive. >For five solid months I spent countless hours tweaking the >slightest variables of the wave files and really working and sculpting >everything about the work from the writing, transcribing, directing >the musicians to play the parts, recording everything, stacking all >the tracks on the computer and pretty much, in a vacuum from the rest >of the world, blissfully just going at it with no rhyme or reason. I >didnt have a deadline, time was not of the essence. With RocketBoom, you're definitely not working in a vacuum, you're getting feedback right away. This is, I think, one of the cool things about videoblogging, at least if you look at it with a certain perspective. You could say that an individual post is not "the work", but that the collection of posts is. The feedback and input you get from your audience can help shape the work. In open source software development there is a slogan "release early; release often" which... [View]

Re: [videoblogging] in time

By Alia K | Alia K <AliaK@...> | aliak00
November 20, 2004 | Post #1887 | Topic #1861

On Sat, 20 Nov 2004 10:49:17 -0800, M. Sean Gilligan <seanlist@...> wrote: > > > > etc. Luckily he allowed me to video tape it and Ill be putting it up > > on Julia Set in the next day or two. I'll let you know when its up > > because it is a must hear/see. yes please do, sounds interesting. [snip] > >With rocketboom, I'm finding that so far, if we are going to meet that > >deadline, and I want it to be good there is no way I can sleep because > >there is not enough time. I'll go as far as to say, for me, it would > >be impossible. I cant tell you how completely awful and miserable I > >have been feeling this week having to upload these videos looking like > >they do, when, if there was time, I would probably still be working on > >the first one. > > This is another element of videoblogging that people have been discovering, > is that if you say you are going to post with a certain frequency, you're > forced to get something out even if you're not happy with the quality. > Whether you're a professional or a beginner, this is mostly a good thing, > because it forces you to get content out there and you can always try to do > a better job next time. > many tv... [View]

Re: [videoblogging] in time

By Joshua Kinberg | Joshua Kinberg <jkinberg@...> | joshkinberg
November 20, 2004 | Post #1888 | Topic #1861

> >In otherwords, when Bluetooth > >sent a cease and disist letter to Josh telling him they owned the word > >"bluetooth" and he could not use it in the way that they controlled, > > Josh just can't stay out of trouble, can he? It would be interesting to hear more about this sometime... This is very OT, but I made a website, sort of as a joke, called "Bluetooth Against Bush." After an ordeal with the Bluetooth SIG, I ended up changing the name to "Bluetooth Users Against Bush" to sidestep their legal threats: http://www.bluetoothusersagainstbush.com Here is an interview about the ordeal that was published on the Wireless Weblog earlier in the summer: http://wireless.weblogsinc.com/entry/8661224022388656/ BTAB was a hot topic in the Wireless world for a brief second. Funny enough, my next project, Bikes Against Bush, which also used Bluetooth technology, was featured on the Bluetooth SIGs website a few months later. They never contacted me about it, and therefore didn't thank me for doing cool shit with their tech and ultimately publicizing it better than they ever could. Hopefully I won't be getting in trouble again for a while :-) Still dealing with the bike arrest in court. Its a very frustrating process. Thanks for the interest, Josh [View]