Next Meeting: Sunday April 2nd

This is a reminder for the next BIG Boston Media Makers meeting on Sunday April 2nd from 10 AM – 12 Noon at Sweet Finnish in Jamaica Plain.

This meeting is for people who are interested in videoblogging. We’ve got a great local group of videobloggers who enjoy getting together to share what they are doing. Join us!

I’m a big fan of the un-conference, where there isn’t a speaker and attendees, but a room of participants.

We saw how well that worked at the last BIG meeting where for the first hour we moved along pretty quickly and also got a good sense of what everyone was working on.

I also like how David Tames took up the SHOW and TELL challenge and showed us a tip about making better sound on our videos.

So I’d like to run the meeting that way this Sunday.

We’ll go around the room to see what people are doing, look at some new videos, and if you’ve got a Show and Tell prepared, that would be great.

It’ll be fun!

See you on Sunday.


We’ve got a special guest who will be visiting is from New York City, Jonny Goldstein. Jonny is doing some exciting work teaching vlogging to kids in school and I’m sure he’ll want to tell us about it. David Tames is prparing another show and tell, possibly with that new Panasonic HD camera, Holland Wilde is looking at issues with site redesign and might want to discuss this with us too. Ravi will be entertaining with whatever he says, and Amy hopes to be able to join us if work doesn’t interfere.

See you Sunday!

Update from Andy Carvin:
Set your clocks ahead Saturday night so you’re not an hour late. 🙂


Meeting Report: March 19, 2006

Carol Weaver files this report from Sunday’s Boston Media Makers Meeting which was not so ironically titled Coffee With Carl.

Carl reports:

We had three: Brittany, Andy Carvin and me. We discussed Andy’s upcoming trip at the end of the week to Turkey. We also discussed creative ways to finance a traveling lifestyle. Andy will be visiting Turkey for a conference on videoblogging and will be visiting a friend there as well, who wants to take him into Iraq for lunch one day.

That’s about it. At 12 we adjourned. Hot beverages and pastries were enjoyed by all.

Join us for our next BIG meeting on Sunday April 2nd at 10 AM, Sweet Finnish, Jamaica Plain.

Meeting Report: March 5, 2006

Best Meeting Ever!

Boston Media Makers Meeting Report 3/5/06.
Mingling took place both in the main part of Sweet Finnish and the meeting room.

Introductions and Show and Tell
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We started of the meeting by going around the table to have everyone introduce themselves and talk about what they were working on.

Ravi started us off my talking about his DriveTime project. After about 10 minutes, we decided it was time to move on the next person. Not that Ravi wasn’t entertaining and informative, he is, but we needed to move along.

Holland introduced himself and after the meeting he added to the discussion we had on narcissism with a new post over on the Boston Media Makers Forum, Mythography: Echo and Narcissus in Greek Mythology

Amy talked about the S.S.D.S., and Carl and his wife talked about their plans for the future. Carl is going to vloggercon.

DC Dennison introduced himself and the Pulse Point project he manages for the Boston Globe.

We continued with David Tames, who had a Show and Tell about getting better sound.
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VIDEO: David Tames Video Tip: Sound.

After David, Mike showed some videos from his and Serra’s Headsoff vlog. Very interesting.

Then Serra presented her Emerson College project, Video String. Lots of people were interested, especially Ravi who is now going to present Serra’s project to his Northeastern class.

Nathan showed us his website which Steve anointed a vlog, Hooray For Funn. 😉 It now has a reverse chronological listing of video posts, where each post has a permalink. Congratulations Nathan.

Annaliese told us where she was working.

Randy talked about his projects with Lowell TV and Outlet, and John, for the day, talked about promoting local bands.

Four Eyed Monsters!
Arin Crumley and Susan Buice

Arin Crumley and Susan Buice were the main feature of the day and gave an entertaining presentation about their film project, Four Eyed Monsters, and how they use the video podcast and MySpace as more than just a promotional tool. They talked about how they used to send miniDV tapes back and forth to each other with messages. This was before online vlogging became popular. Those tapes were woven into the film, Four Eyed Monsters.

David Tames and Randy shot video of their presentation. When it goes online, I’ll point to it.

I shot a little too and it’ll be up soon.

Check out the Boston Media Makers Forum too!