Meeting Report: October 1st – Movie Making
October 2, 2006 3 Comments
Thanks to everyone who came out for October’s meeting. It really was a wonderful experience. We’ve gotten to a point where the format of these meetings is really working well.
After the Ravi Jain inspired mingled from 10: – 10:30, we moved into the conference room for a roundtable of introductions. Lots of new people here this week and we got to know each other better.
As people talked about who they were and what they were doing, others jumped in to comment or ask questions. This is one of my favorite parts of the meeting. Each one of the participants could have gone on for 30 minutes… There is so much knowledge in the room, it’s exciting.
At 11:30 John Herman began by telling us about himself and his new project, Boston Neutrino. It’s sounds like a lot of fun. Three groups of improv actors go out with three film crews and shoot video, and runners run the tapes back to the theatre to play real time, one after another without editing. They make a whole movie in real time. The final scenes is a combination of all three groups. After the tapes are shown, each group sends in three improvised videos, the film is over, never to be seen again.
There’s a lot that goes into this and we heard all about the technical details and the practice that is required.
We ended the meeting and those that wanted to stay, participated in making a short movie with John. Everyone took turns tellign the camera what they most loved and hated. It was fun and I used my Nokia N93 to capture each person one after another with the cool pause and continue feature of the camera.
The camera goes bleep-bloop and then a red light goes on. Then it’s recording. As the last person finshed their contribution, the camera re-booted and the movie was lost.
Since I was going to post the movie to the web, but in Neutrino fashion, the movie only existed for that pne performance and now lives on in our minds.
I’ve got an email in to Nokia to find out why that happened…
As we wrapped I got a lot of great feedback on the meeting. I had a blast hearing abot what everyone is doing.
I really liked the balance this week of mingling, round table, presentation and media making.
IDEAS FOR NEXT MONTH
Let me know your ideas for next month. I’d like to continue to have a media making activity to end the meeting!
OUR OWN BOSTON MEDIA MAKERS WIKI
I made up a wiki where we can collaborate and work together to share future meetings:
Check it out… Anyone can edit the page, just use the password ‘video’ to edit.