December 4, 2006 13 Comments
Our first meeting of 2007 attracted a full house! On a really beautiful day in Boston where temperatures were more Spring-like, a group of media makers gathered to hang out. We had a good number of new people who had very interesting things to add to the discussion. When you’ve got a room full of interesting people who want to both hear what others are working on and share what they are doing, it makes for a very enjoyable Sunday morning.
There was a lot of recording equipment at this meeting. Christopher Penn has a one hour podcast of the Boston Media Makers meeting if you want to listen on your computer or load up on your iPod!
Everyone had 3 minutes to talk and then we had 1 minutes for discussion after. It isn’t a hard and fast rule, but it kept things moving along.
We now have a Boston Media Makers Flickr photo group too.
From 10:00 – 10:30 people got to know each other as we filled the front room of Sweet Finnish.
The roundtable went from around 10:40 – 12:00 with everyone having a chance to tell us who they were and talk about what they are involved in.
Here are some of the notes I took:
David Tames showed the iTalk iPod microphone and a ATR97 Audi Technica Boundary Microphone.
Christopher Penn showed his Pro24 Audio Technica microphone and talked about making friends on MySpace.
Johh Herman of The Eye told us about his new project The Man Who Was Thursday
Dave Lamorte talked about his podcast and at that moment Bre found out that Dave had interviewed him!
Rhea, The Boomer Chronicles, she told us that to join blogads you need 3,000 hits / week
Jamie teaches nursery school and is doing a film about the kids including a 4 year old who is really good at math.
John Briggs worked with John on the man who was thursday
Ravi Jain was back from Florida and wants to wear sweatpants as much as he can this year.
The iart opening is Firday where his car will be in the gallery
DC Dennison represented the Boston Globe
Phillipe Lejune told us about his experience in eduction and talked about his experiments with video.
Bre Pettis visited us from Seatlle and talked about his work on Make Magazine.
Damian, founder of youaretv, talked about what they are doing and gave us a preview of their new video player.
Ben showed us his new tripod, the gorilla pod which you can get on amazon or REI
Jason Daniels, medfield comminuty access told us about the 100 sec film festival
Josh was tagging along
Randy Mann talked about neave.tv and how he liked the Flash interface it uses to show full screen video.
At the last meeting we talked about making some ‘movies’… ;-)
This time we made a video after the meeting. It was kinda like an episode of The Apprentice where the group had to decide what to film and who was going to do what task. With a great group like we had it all went smoothly. We won and no one got fired.
1. A few of us filmed a video for Sweet Finnish that they can put on their web site.
Axiom Gallery Installation (postponed)
2. Ravi needed his car for work next week so we couldn’t install in in the gallery. the show opens on Friday night at Axiom gallery at Green Street Station…
Bre Pettis of MAKE Magazine.
Look at “iArt,” opening Jan. 12, showcasing video art made for handheld devices. Artist Ravi Jain’s car, where he has recorded his own video blog while commuting, will be driven into the space. Viewers can sit in the car, view Jain’s vlog, and record their own. John Herman‘s “The Man Who Was Thursday” is a project featuring a band made up of 25 people all over the world who responded to Herman’s cryptic posts on Craigslist and then took part in his offbeat challenges to compose music together — such as setting a drumbeat to the musician’s heart rate . The group will perform via an Internet feed at the opening.
Boston Media Makers
Next Meeting: February 4th, 10:00 AM
Sweet Finnish, 761 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA