Thanks guys, for letting me know there are people in this space with me. Not sure why it would matter. I think what’s happening is that I’m working all the time and going through a period of social isolation… so…
I’m thinking more about what to do with this blog and realized I never really did what I intended to do with it initially. Why the name I chose for this blog was perfect – or at least why I felt it was perfect. And really at this point I still feel too embarrased to say. So I’m going to take a journey toward it… and toward opening up a bit more.
Why do people v/blog? Is it really to communicate? Or is it something else entirely? Or perhaps a combination? Is this talking? Or just dumping? Is it delayed conversation..like picking up messages or smoke signals?
I teach videoblogging at the local Apple Store here in Los Angeles. (God, I’m missing NYC at this very, very moment.) In the beginning I was so enthusiastic – that was a year ago. Today, not so much. Something has shifted. The space is different. It’s like I want to pick up old books, and sit at a cafe, and people-watch without sticking a camera in someone’s face. :)
But talking about cameras – I made the final round in Film Independent’s (IFP) Project:Involve for the editing/producer/director track. I’m supposed to pick two, but I want to do all three. I’m interested in the mentorship part since I want to meet people in OM (old media) and help bridge it to NM (new media) and tech. I’m supposed to go in for the final interview next week sometime, so wish me luck.
Hah, I guess deep down you’ll never get the video/film geek out of me. It’s me.
It’s 5:35 a.m and I’m still up in front of this computer encoding video for jet set show. It’s 5:35 a.m. and I’m running out of hard drive space, so my system is running really slow, which is making me even more frustrated. How the heck do I run out of hard drive space so fast? I need to become more efficient with the footage that I bring in – sometimes I tend to bring in an entire tape and then not even bother to media manage it afterwards, so tons and tons of unused footage sits on my computer. Must. be. more. efficient.
So I’ve been thinking about what to do with this blog… Yep. I haven’t been consistent with the updating. Mostly because I’ve been so busy shooting, editing, etc-ering for jet set that the personal life – er blog – has suffered. And also because, well, who the hell reads it? Can someone let me know? I’m bumping into cobwebs left and right. Seems it’s time for a defibrillator.
I’ve always thought of this as a videoblog. Discriminating against text or photos, but you know what – funk it. I’m just going to do what I can with it, because truthfully most of my video creative energy is being spent on jet set, but I refuse to let this one die.
Okay, here’s how crazy I am. Though I’m complaining about time, Steve and I started a audio podcast the other day about videoblogging. It’s actually a lot of fun to do. And so much easier than videoblogging. We drink wine, talk shop, and watch old media. Yeah – it’s called New Mediacracy.
Anyway… 72% compression done… I could walk away, but I still have to upload the files to the server which pretty much ties me to the desk. Ya know, I may not be so against cloning. 5:56 a.m. I type slow.
So yeah, I’ll still post video on this blog – but I won’t be discriminating against the other forms of communication anymore… especially when they’re so much easier.
I forgot how much I like to just write…6:01am.
I will pass, we will pass,
says the water,
and the truth sings against stone.
The course of the river spreads and shifts.
Wild grass grows
on the banks.
I will pass, we will pass.
So says night to day,
month to year.
corrects the testimony
of winners and losers,
but the tree never rests in its growing.
The tree dies, another seedling comes
to life, and everything goes on.
and the sun is not aware of scars.
Hey guys, so this is what I’ve been working on lately: Jet Set Show – a videoblog for kids (and the kid in all of us). We (Steve Woolf, Brian Lerner and I) are co-producing it with Amanda Congdon and Andrew Baron from Rocketboom and it’s just been pretty awesome. :) It’s up every Thursday and Friday and includes sketches, DIY projects, interviews, short videos, kid created content… We edit, shoot, write the whole thing from our little Los Angeles apartment. Lots of work, but an absolute blast making. Makes me feel like a kid again – not that I ever really felt like I grew up. So here’s one show, but there are more to check out on the site.
It’s in Beta right now and there are lots more ideas in the works: making an online media center, behind the scenes blog (so everyone can be in on the process), kid correspondents, and a lot more. Okay, back to work! :)
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