Monday, February 28, 2005

The Carol and Steve Show: Episode 8 - North Shore

The red dot means that the camera is recording

Today Steve was not going to go online.

He got off the computer at 3:00 PM.

Steve is driving and Carol is filming.

Carol learns the 'Arms Length Video Blogger Method'.

At the beach, Lynn Beach, looking at Red Rock covered with snow.

Driving by theSalem Witch Museum.

Salem profits from the misfortune of all the poor people that were murdered.

Salem Massachusetts Witch Trials

Steve's lucky day, shoping for new curtains at Country Curtains!

Monday, February 21, 2005

Shoveling is Fun

Boston was hit with another snowstorm today. We had fun though, going outside to shovel with Carol's mom!

Production Notes:
This video was shot with my Canon S400. I imported the .avi files into Final Cut Pro, and then resized each of them to fill the frame. You've got to turn on Image+Wireframe AND Title Safe. Then you click open each clip and then click and drag it to fill the frame.

Next, I edited all the segments together and exported the movie.

Then I imported the movie into Soundtrack and added the music. After that, I exported the music as a .aif file and imported that into FCP.

Once in FCP, I adjusted the levels for the music.

Finally, I exported the completed movie, opened it with Sorenson Squeeze, and exported a final .mov file.

Once that was complete, I droped the file into my vblogcentral client, and vblogcentral then created versions in QuickTime, Windows ands Real. When completed, the resulting video was posted here.

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Java Jo's Grand Opening

John Tobin attended the grand opening at Java Jo's in Jamaica Plain.

"It's a great thing for Jamaica Plain. It's become a real meeting place fo the community. Looking forward to more store openings across our city. These types of small businesses are the heartbeat of the community. The more ribbon cuttings the better. Hopefully we can getthis replicated across the district," John Tobin.

Saturday, February 19, 2005

On the Record: Berkman Bloggers

Here's my video from Thursday night's Berkman Bloggers meeting, which was also shot by a film crew from Nightline.
A record turnout, somewhat ironically, ensued; despite the enormous crowd, interesting discussion took place. The producer gave the group permission to blog that they had filmed us, and blog they did; along with the live notes taken by a regular group member, many other posts have sprung up around the web.
via [ Berkman Blog ]

What is an indefinite pronoun?

Tuesday, February 15, 2005


When you switch from the Orange line to the Red line on the MBTA trains in Boston, you can catch a glimpse of the Silver line.

They've got buses running in tunnels underground!

While waiting for a Red line train, we were entertained by someone who was actually entertaining.

Monday, February 14, 2005

Mayor Thomas Menino

"You're very fortunate to be working with a City Councillor who understands the issues of the city."

"John's one of the Councillors I look forward to working with continually in our city on issues that effect people's lives."

Mayor Thomes Menino

Friday, February 11, 2005

Dave Wildman: Rock Star

My friend Dave Wildman is trying out for Mark Burnett's new reality TV show, INXS Rock Star.

I helped him make this video.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005


Steve and Carol go food shopping.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005


Here's a short video about the Beercasting Across America Tour. Gregory Narain of brought the tour to Cambridge Commons after a recent Berkman Thursday Meeting.

Mike Walsh wrote about it too, Berkman BeerCast on Mating Patterns
Some of the Berkman regulars appeared in a BeerCast recently. Lisa Williams explains the mating patterns of geeks, Steve Garfield tells how to attract young redheads with cookies and Michael Feldman explains how to avoid Colombian border police with a truly half baked cake.
The Boston Beercasting Squad - Where you can hear the full beercast.

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Mayors Bet

Thursday, February 03, 2005


Last night at Harvard, I gave the folks at the Berkman Center Thursday meeting a sneak peak at the first video I produced for Boston City Councillor John Tobin.

It's exciting for me to be working with Councillor Tobin to demonstrate the power of video blogging.

Treo 650 Videos

I met Bill Wendel at a recent Boston Bloggers Meet Up.

He showed us videos that he took on his Treo 650 phone. The quality is really amazing.

I asked him if I could share his video so you could see what it looks like.

Bill says, "he took the videos on Jan. 17 @ the following clubs on South Beach."

Flamenco Dancer:
Ocean Ten
Shot in daylight hours outside

900 Ocean Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(South Beach)
This open-air club showcases a revue of hard bodies in tight outfits shaking to tropical beats -- can you say steamy? The cabaret-style celebration attempts to bring out the Latin lover in everybody.
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