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Re: 1000s of new vloggers coming – it is the time to talk about content

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
October 31, 2005 | Post #25675 | Topic #25227

And if you head south there's room for you here in San Cristobal de Las Cas= as, Mexico. Jack --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Richard Show <rich= ard@r...> wrote: > > Also, if you're heading west, you should consider pass= ing through Rolla, MO > (or at least St. Louis, where the number of vlogger= s just doubled! - from 1 > to 2) > > ... also note that Clint's moving bac= k to Fort Smith Arkansas > > ... Richard > > On 10/28/05, Adam Quirk <bul= lemhead@g...> wrote: > > > > I know some Hoosiers that could use some excit= ement in their lives. > > Also some Seattlites, if that's the proper nomenc= lature for those > > coffee-swilling hippies. > > > > -- > > AQ > > > > > >= > > On 10/27/05, Verdi <michael@m...> wrote: > > > > > > Well hell, if yo= u think you might head west you can always stay > > > here! IH10 runs acros= s the south right through San Antonio and on to > > > LA. > > > > > > -- > = > > Verdi > > > <URL: http://michaelverdi.com/ > > > > <URL: http://freevlo= g.org/ > > > > <URL: http://node101.org/ > > > > > > > > > > On Oct 27, 200= 5, at 6:38 AM, Jan McLaughlin wrote: > > > >... [View]

Re: Mac compatible webcam?

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
November 6, 2005 | Post #26189 | Topic #26162

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Brett Gaylor <brettgaylor@g...> wrote= : > > I just bought a Creative webcam that said on the box it was only > wi= ndows compatiblel. Being the cocksure mac owner I am, I figured it > would= just work anyway. It very much did not, and I haven't found a > lot of ca= meras that DID say they were compatible with OSX, other than > the obviousl= y overpriced iSight. What webcams are the mac users here > using? I know = you can just plug in your firewire, but I'm thinking of > buying them for a= nother project I am doing where I would have to > install them in various p= laces, which may be PC, might be mac, but I > want to at least do the devel= opment on my computer using the same > camera I install on PCs. Am I out o= f luck? Unfortunately a lot of USB webcams do not work out of the box with= a Mac. Check out http://ioxperts.com/ they make a webcam driver for $20 = US that will work with a lot of Windows webcams. They have a list on thier= site of which cameras it does and does not work with. There are webcams t= hat work on both platforms. check macmall.com and search for webcam Jack = [View]

Re: Does size matter?

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
November 9, 2005 | Post #26418 | Topic #26323

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, David Meade <meade.dave@g...> wrote: = With a title like "Does size matter" I'm surprised that no one has make a = smart remark yet. When I saw this message I had to take the bait... > It'= s changing ... but we're not in the world of "everyone has more > space/ban= dwidth than they need" just yet. Some of us are lucky that > we do ... but= there are plenty of people who still use dial up, let > along walk around = with tens and tens of gigs in their pockets :-P you mean like "Hey is that= tens of gigs in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?. > > On 11= /8/05, Enric <enric@c...> wrote: > > --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, = Markus Sandy <markus@a...> wrote: > > > > > > lol - my wife has far more fr= ee space on her iPod than I do on my > > > Powerbook's 100GB drive! > > > >= > > i wish i could download from fireant, directly to the iPod (not stored= > > > on computer) > > > > I agree. I'm having a hard time filling up my = 60 gb. iPod. And have > > no problem putting a video over 50 mb on it. > >= > > -- Enric > > > > > > > > > > > David... [View]


By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
November 9, 2005 | Post #26442 | Topic #26442

I haven't seen this mentioned here, so I thought I'd post it. Anyone out th= ere making cartoons? Channelfrederator.com is soliciting cartoons to be sh= own on the web. They will make an ipod ready videocast/vlog that will be p= ublished once a week. Free to download. Authors retain the ownership and r= ights. Here is a bit from the site: Filmmakers Do you want your cartoon(= s) delivered directly into the hands of millions of cartoon fans worldwide= ? Submitting is free and easy, and - if we love your short - your work wil= l be included in a Channel Frederator episode along with some of the world'= s other top animated films. If that's not enough, you'll keep all the righ= ts and retain complete ownership of your work. Cartoon Fans Subscribe = to Channel Frederator now. It's free and easy, and each week you'll get a = fresh new 10- to 15-minute episode featuring some of the hippest animation = on Earth. About Frederator Studios We're the folks who originally gave= you tons of cartoons including The Fairly OddParents, ChalkZone, My Life = as a Teenage Robot, Johnny Bravo, Dexter's Laboratory, Courage the Cowardl= y Dog, Cow and Chicken, The PowerPuff Girls, and many, many more. And now = we're giving you even more shorts that we're hoping are just as cool and j= ust as funny. Why all this? We really love cartoons and the... [View]

Re: Old movies on the Internet?

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
November 15, 2005 | Post #26785 | Topic #26765

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Randolfe Wicker <rhwicker@o...> wrote= : > > I just read a news story that they are going to make all these old mo= vies available on the Internet. This makes me suspect that we vloggers ar= e going to get lost between Bette Davis and "Laurel & Hardy". People, lik= e water, seem to seek the lowest common level. > If they are going to put= old movies on the internet, so what? Unless you yourself are putting movi= es on the internet you're not really "competting" with them anyway. People = who want to watch vlogs will still want to watch vlogs (even if the occasi= onally watch old movies) > I know that there are "great" old movies. How= ever, I have a special prejudice against them. I'm sixty-seven years old.= When I go to some gathering of men, especially gay men my own age, they = aren't talking about the new exciting "TransGeneration" documentary on Sun= dance or offerings on the new (unique) gay cable channels like Logo or "Her= e! On Demand". > > No, they are talk about watching some old Bette Davis = movie to avoid watching Bush's acceptance speech. > > So, I really hate o= ld movies. "Old" movies make prisoners of those unable to stay young and = keep up with the changing times. I shudder every time I meet an intelligen= t person over fifty who still... [View]

Re: Old movies on the Internet?

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
November 15, 2005 | Post #26819 | Topic #26765

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Randolfe Wicker <rhwicker@o...> wrote= : > > Jack Nelson says: > "I don't see why watching old movies make you una= ble to stay young. I'm 55 years old and > love old movies, new movies, vl= ogs, classical music, rock music, computers and the > internet. They are n= ot mutually exclusive. Certain peoples brains may exclude any of these > = things, but that is their problem, not the media's problem." > > Movies re= flect the values of their day. There is nothing wrong with watching select= ed old movies. However, many people become trapped "in their times" by be= coming fixated on movies made only in one time period while totally ignori= ng current offerings. yeah, I agree with you there. I'm advocating being o= pen to all styles, genres and time periods. These sort of people that are = trapped in their times are not the ones who are going to seek out vlogs an= yway. They've planted their butts in front of the TV already > > The probl= em with the media in general is that it is a vast wasteland. I have two hu= ndred channels to choose between and sometimes can't find one mentally sti= mulating thing to watch. Again I agree with you. I live in Mexico and we = have 4 channels. We had cable for a while and had maybe 30 channels. I had= it... [View]

Re: External camcorder mic suggestions?

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
December 5, 2005 | Post #28685 | Topic #28481

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Randolfe Wicker <rhwicker@o...> wrote= : > > Thanks teaspace, I bought this mike. It really isn't very good. Act= ually, I paid $69 for it at B&H a few months ago. On zoom, it helps a wee= bit but "shotgun" makes the sound terrible. You are better off not using= it at all. I'm not sure what level of professionalism you are after here,= but I have a pair of Radio Shack lapel mikes (about $25 each) that I use = for interviews. It's not as good as a wireless mike and you could probably= do a better job with a boom mic if you had a boom mic operator, but it's = a hell of a lot better than any built in mic and for $25-50 you can't go w= rong. These are wired mics, so this would not work if you or the subject we= re walking around, but for interviews it works OK. I'm pretty sure they ma= ke a wireless version too. > > There is another mike that sells (lists) fo= r about $150 and I'm not sure if that is just more of the "bad" stuff. Ma= ybe, to get good sound, I'll just have to get a 3-chip camera with a mike = jack. I don't like them because they are so large. Big cameras are intimid= ating. This is a slippery slope you're treading here. You can easily spend=... [View]

New posts

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
January 4, 2006 | Post #31243 | Topic #31243

I don't usually use the group to announce new posts of mine, but it's been = months since I last posted. I had all of my cameras stolen and it was not = until recently that I got my new camera (woo hoo!) The two posts are abou= t the Guadalupe fiesta here in San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico= that takes place every year in December. See them on my blog: droppedframe= s.blogspot.com to see the text explanations of the fiesta or just view th= em on blip if you're the visual type: http://blip.tv/file/get/Jack-Guadal= upeFiestaRockets411.mov This one shows the home made rockets being hand-lau= nched http://blip.tv/file/get/Jack-Bombs249.mov This one shows the half mi= le of gunpowder and bombs exploding These will be of interest if you like = things Mexican or if you are like me a lover of fireworks (the more home m= ade and dangerous the better) Enjoy [View]

Canadian TV cocerage of vlogs?

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
January 18, 2006 | Post #32251 | Topic #32251

Hi everyone. I haven't posted in a while, but today my son (who doesn't hav= e a vlog) was contacted by someone in Toronto about his vlog. Here's the t= ext of the message: I am a t.v Producer from Toronto, Canada. Currently my= company is producing a show called VLOGGERS. The show is about how vlogge= rs all over the world view different topics. (ie. relationships.) I have s= een your vlogs and would be very interested to show some of them on televi= sion. Is there anyway you could possibly mail me a mini dv copy of it? Than= ks, Myles Shane Producer Vloggers http://www.hiltz2.com myles@... http://www.bitet= v.ca Has anyone else been contacted? Do any of the Canadian vlogers know i= f this is a legit TV person (is there such a thing? [just kidding]) I'm n= ot following this list every day (just too many messages) so reply direct;y= to me if you can jack@... Gracias [View]

Canon DC10 on a Mac?

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
March 11, 2006 | Post #35913 | Topic #35913

Hi, I have a friend who has a Canon DC10 and he'd like to get the movies o= nto his Mac Mini. iMovie doesn't recognize the ASF files that the camera m= akes (it's one of the Canon DVD cameras). The camera has a USB2 port but n= o firewire. Does anyone have experience with this camera and a Mac? I'm no= t following the list like I used to, so if you could reply to my email I'd= appreciate it. Jack Nelson jack@... [View]