November 28, 2006 5 Comments
Boston Media Makers
Next Meeting: December 3rd, 10: 00 AM
Sweet Finnish, 761 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
10:00 – 10:30 All important Ravi Jain inspired mingling. Everybody met over coffee in the front room.
10:30 – 11:15 Roundtable in the conference room. Everyone had the oppotunity to talk about what they are interested in. Questions and discussions happened as we went around the table. This was a good time for some 5 minute show and tells on new equipment and techniques.
David Tamés explained how 1/8, 1/4, and 1/2 Blue color correcting gels (a.k.a. CTB) can be used to fool your camera’s white balance for warmer video. Just hold the gel over the lens with camera pointing to a white object or white card, set the white balance, pull the gel away, and now the image will be less cold.
Some of the sites people mentioned:
11:15 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 11:50 Featured speaker – Brightcove [ http://brightcove.com/ ]
Sean Fitzroy, Production Specialist from Brighcove was there to talk about Brighcove’s mission of helping media creators of all sizes build distribution and revenue with Internet TV and demonstrate how you can build an internet TV station using Brightcove. It was enlightening to get the perspective of someone from the technical side who could compare and contrast what Brightcove is doing vs. other players in the market.
11:50 – 12:00
Ravi presented the wikake (wiki-cake). A cake where the cake flavor, frosting/filling, shape, and decoration were created and decided in an open source collaborative way.
12:00 Make Media
Thanks to Tech Superpowers of Boston for supplying the projector this month and to Sweet Finnish for providing the meeting space and free WiFi.