Lazy Sunday Coffee With Carl

The Boston Media Makers met on Sunday Feb 19th from 10-12 AM at Sweet Finnish in Jamaica Plain.

Brittany and Carl wanted to meet for coffee so we had what I like to call a lazy Sunday morning having Coffee with Carl and other Boston Media Makers.

NEXT BIG MEETING
Our next BIG meeting is March 5th at 10:00 AM.

We also might get together on Feb 26th if people are interested.

Visit the Boston Media Makers Forum to contribute your ideas for our future meetings.

MEETING NOTES
We had a nice group that was able to sit around a few tables and talk media making. Joining Brittany, Carl and myself were Tim and Pat.

BRITTANY
Brittany showed us her new Canon SD400 which she got on ebay for $250. It has a 2GB memory card that she got on Amazon.com for $75. Brittany is thrilled with the ease of use of the camera. She shoots in 640×480 at 30 frames per second which allows her to drop her files into Final Cut Pro, render, and edit easily.

Brittany has a really great idea for a new videoblog based on her roommate. I won’t give it away here, but can’t wait to see it. She’s also going undercover on a secret video assignment. We’ll hear more next month.

We talked a lot about web video, including video sharing sites, and NBC’s recent decision to ask YouTube to remove Lazy Sunday.


Here we are watching Lazy Sunday on Google Video.

PAT
Pat showed us his new video Sprout Rap. He hosts both his videos and blog on blip.tv.

CARL
Carl told us about his new project, Worcester Diaries and entertained us all, especially me, with his dry sense of humor. Yay Carl!

TIM
Tim told us about a documentary he’s making on credit, and how he tried to get an interview with the Save Karyn girl, who now has a book that’s been translated in to a number of languages.

STEVE
I told a much to long story about how I got into videoblogging, but people seemed to enjoy hearing it, especially Carl who recorded some of it.

At one point we all professed our love for Amy and decided that what we were actually doing was having the first meeting of the Amy Carpenter Fan Club.

NEXT BIG MEETING
Our next BIG meeting is March 5th at 10:00 AM.

We also might get together on Feb 26th if people are interested.

Visit the Boston Media Makers Forum to contribute your ideas for our future meetings.

Meeting Report: January 29, 2006

We had the first Node101::Boston Media Makers meeting yesterday.

What a turnout! We had over twenty-five people meet up at Sweet Finnish in Jamaica Plain.

After mingling in the cafe, we moved into the conference room.


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After I welcomed everyone, I shot a quick video with my Canon S400, (this is it), and then explained what node101 is.

It's all about media as conversationa and not a lecture, so next we had each person introduce themselves and talk about what they are most interested in.

There were 4 or 5 video cameras at least grabbing footage of what everyone said. I'm sure that will come out soon. I've got two tapes, one from me and one from Michaeael Oh of Tech Superpowers was there to explain the Pulse Point that's being installed at Sweet Finnish, and also how Tech Superpowers wants to be a source of support for this group.

Some of the things that people are interested in are:

– Learning how to make a video blog
– How to better edit video
– Developing citizen media and telling stories
– Looking at media, media literacy
– Fostering creativity among the group
– Information sharing and community

Amy Carpenter talked about the SIM program at Mass Art where one meeting a month is a big meeting and the other meetings are self organizing where you need at least two people to meet to talk about a topic. We all agreed on this.

The next big meeting is Sunday February 5th at 10 AM where Aaron is going to do a presentation on how to make better videos. Everyone was excited about hearing Aaron share his knowledge.

I'll be putting up a site for node101::Boston that will include a forum for us to use to plan future meetings have discussions.

Stay tuned.