FiLMiC Pro, combined with an iPhone 4, 4S or 5, makes a respectable high deﬁnition video camera out of the iPhone.
Pierre-Loic Assayag, who I know from the old Viant days (at one point we both worked for this digital business consulting firms that rose and fell during the era of irrational exuberance) is now working on Traackr, a fascinating start-up which tracks and compiles social media data and produces a set of performance indexes around […]
The Center for Social Media of the School of Communication at American University recently published The American Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video, an important guide for producers of online video who make use of copyrighted materials without specific permission. Online video has become a vibrant part of our everyday communication […]
For over a hundred years filmmakers have been evolving a language for communicating efficiently using visual and audio elements over time. This session consisted of examples and discussion covering the fundamental elements of cinematic language which can help dramatically improve the effectiveness of any video production, regardless of budget. Appropriate for media makers at a […]
The interview is a fundamental element of most documentary films and many video blogs. Through examples and discussion this session, which I presented at Podcamp Boston 3, covered practical strategies and techniques including how and why to use interviews, how to choose the right interview style (e.g. walk-and-talk vs. formal sit-down), how to choose a […]
Podcamp Boston 3 will be held this weekend, Saturday, July 19-20, 2008 at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School, 77 Louis Pasteur Avenue in Boston. If you’ve not already done so, now might be a good time to register as space is limited this year, the event is being held in a […]
Curator Rachel Greene recently asked several artists (Sue de Beer, Matthew Higgs, Matthew Ronay and Wayne Koestenbaum) to present their favorite YouTube videos in Manhattan on May 13th at the Kitchen gallery and Virginia Heffernan wrote about it in the New York Times. I wish I could have seen the show. I’m fascinated by the […]
Some people who I tell about the monthly Boston Media Maker un-meetings can’t imagine getting up early on a Sunday morning and trekking across town. For me, Sunday mornings are usually reserved for slowly sipping coffee while reading the Sunday New York Times, so I can relate, however, take a look at the depth and […]