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These Are Good Times…

By James A. Donnelly | "James A. Donnelly" <videotv@...> | jadly6
August 5, 2005 | Post #19035 | Topic #19035

These are great times to be alive if you are creative content guru. 10-20 years ago when you produced videos, you were lucky if a few close friends got a chance to view it. Plus, to mention the it was a longer process. Today the open communication is outstanding. You can have instant feedback on any of your projects. Have fun, and create, create! jad http://www.dummycast.com (vblog) http://www.madpod.com (podcast) http://www.madlymedia.com http://www.moonvideo.com [View]



Re: [videoblogging] These Are Good Times…

By Frank Carver | Frank Carver <frank@...> | frankefficacy
August 9, 2005 | Post #19397 | Topic #19035

Friday, August 5, 2005, 10:03:10 PM, James A. Donnelly wrote: > These are great times to be alive if you are creative content guru. > 10-20 years ago when you produced videos, you were lucky if a few > close friends got a chance to view it. Plus, to mention the it was a > longer process. > Today the open communication is outstanding. You can have instant > feedback on any of your projects. > Have fun, and create, create! I completely agree with this. But one thing bothers me. 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. How can we act to save all this great stuff, before it's too late? -- Frank Carver http://www.makevideo.org.uk [View]



Re: These Are Good Times…

By James A. Donnelly | "James A. Donnelly" <videotv@...> | jadly6
August 9, 2005 | Post #19401 | Topic #19035

I have a mix of old and new on my vblog. That's why I made that initial statement below. One story on dummycast.com, is a video/story about one of FIRST internet cafe's in the world (at the time) 1995. We have come along way in 10 years. And some people out there (like myself) have been producing content for a long time. Now it's time to show it! It's just funny to hear the audio, "will the desktop computer..be as popular as the VCR". I guess so. jad http://www.dummycast.com http://www.madpod.com http://www.madlymedia.com http://www.moonvideo.com --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Frank Carver <frank@m...> wrote: > Friday, August 5, 2005, 10:03:10 PM, James A. Donnelly wrote: > > > These are great times to be alive if you are creative content guru. > > 10-20 years ago when you produced videos, you were lucky if a few > > close friends got a chance to view it. Plus, to mention the it was a > > longer process. > > Today the open communication is outstanding. You can have instant > > feedback on any of your projects. > > Have fun, and create, create! > > I completely agree with this. But one thing bothers me. > > 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... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] These Are Good Times…

By Jan | "Jan" <vze4pnhk@...> | janmclaughlin08
August 9, 2005 | Post #19403 | Topic #19035

Ahem, Frank, what is the age of "too old to bother"? There's a service industry: log, digitize, edit, upload & host old movies / videos. Am sure it's been done. Jan -- "It isn't done alone. Pay more." http://fauxpress.blogspot.com http://blog.urbanartadventures.com http://vlogpresskit.blogspot.com http://the-hold.blogspot.com ----- Original Message ----- From: "Frank Carver" <frank@...> To: <videoblogging@yahoogroups.com> Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2005 2:44 PM Subject: Re: [videoblogging] These Are Good Times... > Friday, August 5, 2005, 10:03:10 PM, James A. Donnelly wrote: > >> These are great times to be alive if you are creative content guru. >> 10-20 years ago when you produced videos, you were lucky if a few >> close friends got a chance to view it. Plus, to mention the it was a >> longer process. >> Today the open communication is outstanding. You can have instant >> feedback on any of your projects. >> Have fun, and create, create! > > I completely agree with this. But one thing bothers me. > > 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... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] These Are Good Times…

By Frank Carver | Frank Carver <frank@...> | frankefficacy
August 9, 2005 | Post #19410 | Topic #19035

Tuesday, August 9, 2005, 8:08:48 PM, Jan wrote: > Ahem, Frank, what is the age of "too old to bother"? I guess it's a euphamism for "maybe dead by now". When I was active in the original Ipswich Camcorder Club ten years or so ago, many were already in their 60's or 70's. -- Frank Carver http://www.makevideo.org.uk [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: [videoblogging] Re: These Are Good Times…

By Pete Prodoehl | Pete Prodoehl <raster@...> | raster
August 10, 2005 | Post #19485 | Topic #19035

Jack Nelson wrote: > --- 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. ...And once I hook up the VCR to my... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Re: These Are Good Times…

By Beth Agnew | Beth Agnew <wellville@...> | wellville2005
August 10, 2005 | Post #19567 | Topic #19035

Glad to hear there's someone else on the list with a pile of 8mm and Super8 film still to be digitized. I'm also from the chad tape/punchcards era. Hey Jack, got anything on protest marches and pre-moon landing events? I think I do. :-/ Jack Nelson wrote: > --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Frank Carver <frank@m...> wrote: > > Friday, August 5, 2005, 10:03:10 PM, James A. Donnelly wrote: 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. -- Beth Agnew, Professor of Mirth laughpractice.blogspot.com http://tinyurl.com/83u5u [View]