PodCamp Boston 2 takes place on Friday through Sunday, October 26-28, 2007 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center before VON Boston. Download the excellent Guide to Podcamp Boston 2 which contains everything you need to know including the schedule and session descriptions. Some of the amazing things about Podcamp Boston 2 include the depth and bredth of the sessions, the networking opportunities, and the fact that except for a small fee for the Saturday night party, it’s all free. Come learn, share, network, and enjoy the weekend.
Here’s a list of sessions I think will be of interest to filmmakers:
- New media crash course for traditional filmmakers (Beth Kanter & David Tames)
- Go HD today. Here’s Why and How (Matthew Snodgrass)
- How to Market with New Media 101 (Christopher Penn)
- What is it like to produce a video podcast? (Eric Gunnar Rochow)
- Web 2.0 Tools That Are Actually Useful (Scott Monty)
- Champagne Production Values on a Beer Budget (David Tames)
- Videoblogging in 5 Minutes (Steve Garfield)
- Intellectual property for the Creative Class (Sarah Salter)
- Tools Of The Social Media Trade (C.C. Chapman)
- How to Make Google Care About You (Julien Smith & Christopher Penn)
- Creative Briefs in Brief (J.C. Bouvier)
- Let the People Speak: How Users Are Changing the Web (Steve Mulder)
- The Arts 2.0 (Len Edgerly)
- Why are we calling it Internet TV, or Is it time for Internet Storytelling? (Kfir Pravda)
- Social Media for Business (Isabel Hilborn)
- Art and Technique of Double System Sound (David Tames)
- Social Networks 101 (Christopher Penn)
- How to Avoid Facebook F$#kups and the Google Gestapo, Reputation Management for Digital Natives (Mike Denton, Christin Eubanks and Paull Young)
- Crappy Web 2.0 Marketing. Don’t do it like this! (Panel, Isabel Hilborn moderates)
- Business Models (open discussion w/ David Cutler)
- The Art of Successful Interviews (Larry Lawfer)
Here are the details on the sessions I’m presenting:
New Media Crash Course for Traditional Filmmakers (Satuday 9:30 A.M. Room 204A): Social media expert Beth Kanter and I will present a crash course on what filmmakers need to know about “new media” and provide some starting points for further study and exploration. Appropriate for people who have been making traditional films or corporate videos who want to explore the potential of new media including blogging, podcasting, video blogging, and social networking.
Champagne Production Values on a Beer Budget (Satuday 10:30 A.M. Room 204A): a survey of the most important things media makers need to know to get better results when doing video and audio production in the field. Appropriate for beginner to intermediate media makers who want to improve their production values. A reprise of the popular “Video and audio production fundamentals.”
Art and technique of double system sound (Sunday 11:00 A.M. Room 204A): Double system sound (recording audio separate from video) is one of the easiest ways to improve the production values of video shot with tiny digital cameras. A step-by step tutorial including microphone selection and placement, survey of small digital recorders, recording tips and tricks, and demo using Final Cut Pro, however, the technique is easily translated to other editing systems.
Hope to see you there!