Meeting Report: December 3rd

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.

Click to see photos on Flickr by Steve Garfield.

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.

Click to watch video on by Joe Cascio.

David Tamés
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:

New England Stories
CoBrandIt for video
Alliance for Independent Motion Media
Vlog Santa

11:15 – 11:30 Break

Sean Fitzroy
11:30 – 11:50 Featured speaker – Brightcove [ ]
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.

Click To watch video on by Steve Garfield.
Ravi jain unveiling the Wiki Cake.

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.

Click to see photos on Flickr by David Tamés.

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.


Video: Boston Media Makers Walkthru

I just found this video overview of the Boston Media Makers on the amazing Blinkx Video Wall in a search for “Steve Garfield”

This video points up the need for video producers to put credits at the end of their videos so that when the videos become liquid, and are displayed free of their home destination, viewers will be able to know who made the video.
via [ Lost Remote ]

DC Dennison made this video.