New Media Expo 2008 Discussion

four-small.jpgTo wrap up New Media Expo 2008, I sat down with Steve Woolf (Epic Fu), Zadi Diaz (Epic Fu), Steve Garfield (, and Walt Ribeiro (Ustream.TV), here’s the unedited conversation. Recorded on Saturday, August 16, 2008. We discussed topics such as what was best about the show, issues as the big-players enter the space, and Net Neutrality.

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Special thanks to Steve Garfield for providing me with the video he shot with his Nokia N95. I had originally planned this to be an audio interview, but when Steve Garfield gave me his video of the discussion, it became a video. When I combined his video and my audio, I was impressed that the audio sync drifted less that a frame from start to end. Many of the little cameras drift a lot (like my Canon TX1). The N95 is an impressive little camera.

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  1. says

    I LOVE everything about this.

    I love that you appreciated the moment, and asked the people to take 15 minutes to record it.

    I love that you got great audio.

    I love that I had the camera on me and decided to record it at the last moment.

    I love that I had you stop until I was ready to record from the beginning.

    I love that I passed to camera around to the other people being interviewed so we go to see different perspective.

    I love how you edited it together.

    I love new media making like this.

  2. says

    Steve has alot of love I take it :)

    Yea, this was a neat idea to sync the audio up with the video. David, Great interview panel! Glad I could contribute!

  3. says

    Steve, thank you, it was great that you were part of it and shot the video, it all came together in a wonderfully spontaneous manner. The passing around of the camera and microphone worked well, the camera offering different perspectives as you mentioned, and the microphone helping people take turns with who has the floor. Yea, ideally I’d rather give each speaker their own mic so people can interrupt each other, which is often a good thing, but this was lean and mean field production.

  4. says

    Nice interview. Because of the way your guys did it, you could also have done this walking down the street reacting to things in the world around you. I can’t wait to see the cell phone steadicam that will surely come out in the next few years to support such productions.