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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]



Re: Consumer goods vloggers need!

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
August 29, 2005 | Post #21176 | Topic #21134

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Randolfe Wicker <rhwicker@o...> wrote: > I think the t-shirt "Vlogger Voyeur" is a great idea. > > We need images. Who can draw the defining "image" that will come to be known and recognized as "the vlogosphere"? > > We need "VLOG NOW"(or should that be "VLOG ON", "VLOG ME", "VLOG YOU" ,"YOU VLOG" (that almost sounds insulting) of just "VLOG") buttons (or fabric patches) so we can spot each other out there in the field. How about a t-shirt with an arrow point left "I'm vlogging stupid" [View]



Damn RIAA (Re: Is there any way to remove music alone from a vlog's soundtrack?)

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
September 10, 2005 | Post #22196 | Topic #22132

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "Gena" <compumavengal@e...> wrote: > But I will not stop recording because someone (that I have no control > of) has music in the background. If is not fair nor would it be a > truthful representation of what I saw and observed. We can lose a lot > of history this way. > > Damn the RIAA and live in defiance! <satire> Gena, you are a dangerous person. What you are suggesting will cause the end of civilization as we know it. Why, if we all did what you suggest, billions of dollars would be lost by helpless music hanger-oners, middlemen, and promoters (not to mention thousands of dollars from the artists themselves). What's worse a trickle down effect would inevitably start that would affect thousands of pimps, coke dealers, etc. I suggest you view my vlog on this subject at droppedframes.blogspot.com and amend your ways</satire> <seriosly> I'm not against copyright laws, I just think they need to be rethought. Copyrights last too long and copyright lawyers are too agressive on things like incident music, insignificant logos in the background of videos etc. Copyrights are supposed to protect the artists and encourage inovation. Where they go beyond that they should be challenged. I'm with Gena, I'm not going to stop filming just because our environment is saturated with pop culture that cannot be avoided.</serious> [View]



Re: Feedburner Counter Oddness

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
September 12, 2005 | Post #22312 | Topic #22261

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "LeanBackVids.com" <leanbackvids@g...> wrote: > You can also access stats using the FeedBurner Awareness API. Check > out a beta project I just launched... > > http://www.vlogmap.org/feedburner/ This very cool. I'm wondering why one of my blogs shows up and another (the one that has way more subscribers according to Feedburner) does't. Shows up: droppedframes.blogspot.com circulation of 27 as of Monday 10:06 CDT Doesn't show: agringoinmexico.blogspot.com should show a circ of about 51 I'm not obsessing about rank, really I'm not (he says nervously), I'm just wondering if I have something set wrong Jack [View]



Re: Comment Spam

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
September 12, 2005 | Post #22313 | Topic #1173

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "Susan" <kitykity@g...> wrote: > I had a conversation with someone last week about comment spam... and > I noticed that "Dropped Frames" had a post about it in their blog, so > I'm sharing it with you here... > > http://droppedframes.blogspot.com/2005/08/comment-spam.html > > See, I'm not the only one! ;) No you're not. John August (he wrote the screenplay for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) has a screenwriting blog and he's got a kind of home brew comment spam blocker http://johnaugust.com/archives/2005/hey-why-didnt-my-comment-get-posted block them friggin spammers! Jack [View]



Re: Feedburner Counter Oddness

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
September 13, 2005 | Post #22317 | Topic #22261

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "LeanBackVids.com" <leanbackvids@g...> wrote: > The feed has to be listed in the VlogMap database in order to be > tracked. Sorry, but I don't see feeds.feedburner.com/agringoinmexico > in the database. so it was > > Please email me offline if these feeds are already listed in VlogMap, > but I do not see duh, I feel pretty stupid. I only listed one feed in vlogmap since they both originate from the same location. OK, thanks for the quick response Jack [View]



Re: New Poet Vlogger – John Korn

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
September 22, 2005 | Post #22959 | Topic #22937

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "Jan" <vze4pnhk@v...> wrote: > http://revivalpress.blogspot.com/ > Poet colleague John Korn has just posted his first vlog entry. Wow. I'm humbled. Great stuff. This belongs on the classics page. [View]



Re: Videoblogging book is cancelled

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
September 28, 2005 | Post #23254 | Topic #23232

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Jay dedman <jay.dedman@g...> wrote: > We found out that O'reilly has cancelled the Videoblogging hacks book. > The word from Chuck, the editor, is that their marketing department > determined that this book and 2 others were too risky financially. > > what does this mean? > > Answers are unclear at this point. > We are still negotiating the terms of the cancellation. > we should know more by Friday. > One possibility is to make it an online community project...a growing > book that everyone contributes to over time. Might even be better > since we can add hyperlinks and screencasts. > We have over half the book complete. Damn, I'm so sorry to hear that. You should think about making this into an ebook. Traditional books are great (I'm in the publishing business, so I like books, paper, print) but an ebook might be a better fit for this project. They can be edited easily, so they can be updated as the technology changes and it changes pretty fast. This would also mean there would still be a source of income which you all deserve. If you've got three quarters of the book written already it would not be that hard to convert it to an ebook. Check out what the TidBits people are doing with ebooks. I'm not sure, but I think an ebook could have hyperlinks and screencasts too. Jack droppedframes.blogspot.com agringoinmexico.blogspot.com [View]



Re: home video in retrographics

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
October 8, 2005 | Post #23779 | Topic #23756

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Steve Garfield <steve@o...> wrote: > = > Studio Artist will do what you want. Yeah, it will and it looks real coo= l. Technically I don't think it's really rotoscoping though (they call it = auto-rotoscoping). It's more like filtering and posterizing the frames. Rea= l rotoscoping is tracing a real video. It's not for everybody as tracing 3= 0 or even 15 frames per second of video is a huge job. If that's what you = want you'll end up with a more hand- made type of look (after hours and hou= rs of work). If you have Quicktime Pro you can export a movie as an image = sequence. Then import the images into Photoshop or another graphics progra= m and trace, color, or even posterize away. You'll end up with a folder ful= l of images that you can then turn back into a movie with Quicktime Pro. T= here are probably other ways to do this and if anyone knows I'd like to he= ar them. I've used this method to make a shaky sequence steady (you have = to crop the image too), but like I said if you are not the patient type an= y type of frame by frame process is agonizing. [View]



Re: home video in retrographics

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
October 9, 2005 | Post #23809 | Topic #23756

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "juan gonzalez" <carlospainter@m...> = wrote: > > I interned with Bob Sabistion, maker of WAKING LIFe, and the ani= mators of > ASCANNER DARKLY.... Bob Sabiston wrote the code for his progra= m and in my > opinion is a phenomenal animator himself.... as well as to m= ention a video > artist himself. The name of the program he created is cal= led "COLORENGINE." Hey Juan, thanks for the info. Did you work on this fil= m? Hey I googled Bob and found this link: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m= /waking_life/trailers.php Scroll down to DVD Extra: Bob Sabiston's Animati= on Tutorial and watch that. He shows just a bit about how the film was ani= mated. Jack [View]



Importing problem from iMovie to FCP

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
October 16, 2005 | Post #24602 | Topic #24602

I know this has been covered before, but I've searched and cannot find the = answer. I have a bunch of clips that were captured with iMovie and I'd lik= e to use them in FCP. When I import them I have to render them or the audi= o won't play. What is the workaround? I thought it was the sequence settin= g in FCP, but I can't seem to get it to work. Jack [View]



Re: to H.264, or not to H.264?

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
October 17, 2005 | Post #24663 | Topic #24626

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "Steve Watkins" <steve@d...> wrote: >= > Id like to get a much firmer idea of what the minimum spec computer is >= needed to play 320x240 H264 at 15,25,30 fps and bitrates around the > 700-= 800kbits/sec mark. > > I have access to an array of differently aged Wind= ows PCs at work, so > if operating system issues dont get in the way, I'll = post results from > them soon. > > But the only Macs Ive got access to are= a mac mini and 2ghz imac. If I > make a suitable test clip, would some peo= ple be prepared to try it on > older machines? Steve, I'd be glad to test= it for you. I have a 5 different G4 Macs and three different G3 Macs (I d= oubt that they will play h.264 well) Jack [View]



Re: Importing problem from iMovie to FCP

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
October 18, 2005 | Post #24706 | Topic #24602

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Verdi <michael@m...> wrote: > > Hey J= ack, > As far as I know, the clips have to be rendered in FCP - that's the = > workaround. > I could be wrong though. Thanks Michael. I've tried that= and then every time I move a clip it has to be rendered again. I guess I = could export the clips and then import them again, but I've decided to wre= stle with iMovie instead. There will be only a couple of L-edits, so it wil= l be faster than exporting and importing a couple of hours of clips. I go= t into this mess because I'm re-editing a film for a friend. She works for = a university here and they have an in-house video group. She's making a fi= lm about the traditional practices of growing corn here in Mexico. She eit= her got a bad batch of tapes or her camera is flukey. The inhouse video pe= ople just slapped it together, dropped frames and all. She asked me if I c= ould fix it. Well, I spent a whole day trying to import it. I tried every= thing and here's what I came up with: iMovie is less fussy about mporting= than FCP. I had to import into iMovie, use a gold plated cable and captur= e to a local drive. That way I got almost flawless footage. Varying any of= that and... [View]



Re: Citizen Journalism – multimedia.05

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
October 19, 2005 | Post #24805 | Topic #24775

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Steve Garfield <steve@o...> wrote: > = > This is the class blog for Temple University Film and Media Arts > Depa= rtment Multimedia Production Class, Fall 2005. Taught by Jen > Simmons. >= > <http://teaching.jensimmons.com/multimedia/2005/10/citizen- > journali= sm.htm> > > <http://tinyurl.com/745yg&gt; > > She assigned students to watch= some Citizen Journalism. > > Four of my videos were assigned and the firs= t student has posted his > comment. > > In part it says, "And yeah I lea= rned a few things, one being that not > just anyone can be a citizen jour= nalist because a little bit of talent > and creativity is required. Also = it seems like he compares himself to > Adam Curry's style, so basically h= e gets no points for originality." well, I'd give the guy an F for tack, b= ut he has some points. He says: >>2. some classes on learning how to hold = the camera steady. Like I said not tactful, but the camera movement is a = bit erratic. I know I've seen other pieces by you Steve that are rock stea= dy and I've wondered if you had a tripod or someone else holding the camer= a. Now I can understand that if you are making a personal vlog then "profe= ssional" methods don't apply, but I think if someone is aspiring to be a ci= tizen journalist, you should be held to... [View]



Re: encoding settings for the Video iPod?

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
October 28, 2005 | Post #25526 | Topic #25106

> On Oct 25, 2005, at 6:09 AM, bottomunion wrote: > > > I just found out t= hat none of my videos will show on the Video iPod. > > I'm struggling with = coming up with a good solution. I've read a > > recent > > post which di= dn't help. I use compressor from FCP, to compress the > > videos. > > Wh= at is the best way to encode for the ViPod? Preferably a good > > mixtur= e of > > good quality and low file size. Anyone, please help? I've just g= one through all of my posts and resized and re-compressed as needed so they= are all "iPod ready". My son has a friend who has a video iPod, and this = has been tested and it works. This is what I used: Compression: MPEG4, 32= 0 x 240, millions Bit Rate; No higher than 768 kbits/sec (most were around = 600-650) Audio: AAC, mono, 32 kHz (you could go stereo here, in fact it mak= es sense with an iPod, but Iwas trying to keep the files small) This is n= ot what you get when you use the Apple preset in Quicktime (export using Mo= vie to iPod), it is not h.264. I figure all iPods can view these files and= h.264 still doesn't have a deep enough penetration on the net, so I'm sti= cking with these settings... [View]



Re: encoding settings for the Video iPod?

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
October 28, 2005 | Post #25534 | Topic #25106

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "Enric" <enric@c...> wrote: > > --- I= n videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "Jack Nelson" <jack@b...> wrote: > > > > >= On Oct 25, 2005, at 6:09 AM, bottomunion wrote: > > > > > > > I just foun= d out that none of my videos will show on the Video iPod. > > > > I'm strug= gling with coming up with a good solution. I've read a > > > > recent > = > > > post which didn't help. I use compressor from FCP, to compress > the= > > > > videos. > > > > What is the best way to encode for the ViPod? P= referably a good > > > > mixture of > > > > good quality and low file siz= e. Anyone, please help? > > > > I've just gone through all of my posts an= d resized and re-compressed > as needed so they > > are all "iPod ready". = My son has a friend who has a video iPod, and > this has been tested > > a= nd it works. This is what I used: > > > > Compression: MPEG4, 320 x 240, m= illions > > Bit Rate; No higher than 768 kbits/sec (most were around 600-65= 0) > > Audio: AAC, mono, 32 kHz (you could go stereo here, in fact it makes= > sense with an iPod, > >... [View]



Re: Halloween Vlogfest!!!

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
October 30, 2005 | Post #25595 | Topic #25470

OK, I've posted two Halloween/Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead/Todos Sant= os videos. Sorry I won't make the flash conference. I added the Technorati= links to the vlogs but I'm not showing on the Technorati page. It may jus= t take a while, but since I'm a bit late posting them I thought I'd let ev= erybody here know they are up and ar free to be mixed, mashed, mushed or m= uxed. Whatever. The first one is on my A Gringo In Mexico vlog beacause it= was shot in a cemetary in Oaxaca Mexico: http://agringoinmexico.blogspot= .com/2005/10/dia-de-los-muertos-day-of-dead- todos.html The second is an o= ld (by web video standards) piece done in 1993 and is on my Dropped Frames= vlog: http://droppedframes.blogspot.com/2005/10/headless-hoarseman.html = [View]