Meeting Report: April 2, 2006


Steve and Jonny by stevegarfield, uploaded from flickr.

Steve Garfield and Jonny Goldstein at the Boston Media Makers meeting on April 2, 2006.

While I’m writing the meeting report, check out my video.

Please tag your photos bostonmediamakers on Flickr. Carl’s got some photos posted and Brittany made a video too.


To start the meeting I asked if anyone had any old business. Then we talked about how Michael Oh of Tech Superpowers is offering his Internet Cafe on Newbury Street space for us to use. We want to think about the best way to use this. The Forum hasn’t been used much and is now receiving a lot of spam comments, so we’ll have to think of a better way to discuss things online. I announced the start of Video Blogging Week 2006 and Podcast Academy.

The Un-Meeting
Next up we went around the room and introduced ourselves, talked about what we were working on, videos we’d seen, asked questions, and presented short Show and Tells. Fun Stuff.

I started off by showing a preview of a video I shot for Rocketboom. It was my first scripted piece. It got a few laughs but was probably too long for showing on the big screen. Might need some more editing.

Holland is making some changes to his site and next month will talk about his thoughts behind the redesign.


David Tames showed us a clip of the intro to a movie he is making about John K Marchall. He ads music to the start of the video so that people will be able to adjust their audio levels right away. Next he brought out his new Sony HD HVR-A1U and talked abotu it’s features. It’s a very powerful small camera.

Ben Sheldon talked about the BeyondBroadcast conference. Island94.org also was mentioned.


Annaliese was looking for feedback on how to arganise her new Annaliese.TV domain. She wants to have different sections of her site devoted to different styles of videos. She also has Rhinestonemedia.com.

I suggested taking a look at Broadcast Machine for allowing you to create channels for videos that are hosted elsewhere. Here’s a sample channel I set up for testing.

A new visitor to the group, Ken, asked about filming bands and rights associated with that. We had an interesting discussion on this topic and David Tames shared his experience with us. we could have a whole meeting on this topic.

Carl Weaver told us about a marathon education fundraiser he is involved in and spoke about Worcester Diaries.

Brittany of Shooting Full Force told us that she had decided to do a thesis on Viedoblogging.

Andy Carvin was here briefly then off to the airport to get some video footage of Jill Carroll.

Josh Kilgore was also new to the group and is excited to move from being a consumer of media, to a producer.

Dave Alpert showed a video.


Jonny Goldstein visited us from NYC and spoke about how he is getting kids in the NYC schools to vlog. Very exciting stuff. Check out BX21.org and comment on the kid’s videos.

DC Dennison from the Globe had to leave early and we thank him for bringing in the projector from Tech Superpowers.


Randy Mann talked about his totalaccesswrestling.com and his plan for videobloggingweek2006, Is It Art. Always a good topic.

Robert finished up with some stories of LiveFromLowell.com

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19 Responses to Meeting Report: April 2, 2006

  1. Abby says:

    I have GOT to stop leaving all my report writing for Sunday. It’s no good. I’m missing all the fun! Plus, I kind of worry I don’t have much to add, since I’m not very good with the video… but I’m working on it!

  2. Don’t worry. Worry is the worthless emotion. 😉

    We had a few people who were new to videoblogging join us this week and they asked questions. Very cool.

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