Tuesday, September 27, 2005



With 672 unwatched videos in my FireAnt queue, here is this week's tour of the vlogosphere. I hope that this tour will introduce you to some vloggers that you'll want to keep watching.

I had a chance to watch a bunch of videos on a nice four hour train ride from Boston to NYC last weekend.

I've highlighted some of my favorites. I hope you see some vlogs that you'll subscribe to. If you do, please leave a coment and tell them that you saw thier vlog on Vlog Soup!
Name this city
Cafe Siena
Prarie Disco Companion
Break Time

Big Time TV

Gabes intro to vlogging
Welcome to Amyville

I say yes
Gorilla Dancing
Job Hunt 6
Market Shopping
Desert Walk
New York Humor
Vlog Map


A Russiian Vlogger

Meet the Zinesters
requium : Lobster cooking

Our Wild Life

Sakonnet Peace Alliance

Bottom Union
A Dol's House

Funky Surprise Time

A nano
New vloggers
Creative Biker

They don't always agree
In and Out
Living with Fallas

Monday, September 26, 2005

40 Yard Sale - Part One

The Carol and Steve Show: Episode 40, Yard Sale - Part One
Every year we have a yard sale to keep our home clutter free.

We sell a Star Wars Episode One Darth Maul figure, some 20 year old Clash, Devo, Lene Lovich, and Sex Pistols buttons, and extol the virtues of Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Friday, September 23, 2005

evolvetv.tv: The Issue - Show 1 Preview

Here's a short preview for EvolveTV's first episode of The Issue.

On Sunday, September 25, 2005 Markos Moulitsas of "Daily Kos" will interview Professor Juan Cole of "Informed Comment"

I was there during the taping and can tell you that it was very informative.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

evolvetv.tv: The Issue - Show 1 Preview

Here's a short preview for EvolveTV's first episode of The Issue.

On Sunday, September 25, 2005 Markos Moulitsas of "Daily Kos" will interview Professor Juan Cole of "Informed Comment"

I was there during the taping and can tell you that it was very informative.

El Oriental de Cuba Benefit Party

Boston City Councillor John Tobin reports from Hyde Square outside the Milky Way Lounge and Lanes on the Benefit party for El Oriental de Cuba that was held on Sunday, September 18th, 2005.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

39 Yorks Wild Kingdom

Carol and Steve go on vacation to Maine and visit York's Wild Kingdom. Carol used to go there when she was little.

The park was closed, but that didn't stop Carol and Steve from exploring.

They check out the Haunted House, the Fun House, see an elephant, a gorilla and end up with a ride on the Merry Go Round.

Monday, September 19, 2005

evolvetv.tv documentary - Jeremy Plunnett

Here's Jeremy Plunnett from evolvetv.tv talking about what's going to change about media today.

It's a short clip from a behind-the-scenes documentary I'm putting together.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Vlog Soup: Episode 3

Thanks for watching Vlog Soup Episode 3.

I've still got a lot of unwatched videos in my queue. Here are some of the ones that stood out recently.


Visit the vlogs and leave comments . Tell them you saw their vlog featured on Vlog Soup.
David Huth
Blogging makes him happy
Dave gets a new toy.
Vlog Post: New Toy

A new toy arrives in the mail and the cat likes the box it came in best.

Also check out these two other posts of his:

What I did over summer vacation

Extraordinary things

Amy from Amyville
80's guy

Gabe Mac interviews Josh Kinberg in Central Park

Chris Weagel shows us the feelings of ONE teacher in Michgan

HD Videoblog
The Habrek, pt 4


Home movie night

Note: I had to replace the sound on this onebecause it was too soft.

Channel 9
Robert Scoble interviews Bill Gates

Scoble says, "Well, OK, I interviewed him with my trusty Panasonic camcorder. No video crew. No audio crew. No lighting crew. Just me and Bill."
Robert Cringely interviews Andy Hertzfeld

Revolution in The Valley (Hardcover)
by Andy Hertzfeld

The Last Minute
Semacodes are JapanAwesome

Note: I had to replace hte natural sound since it didn't transfer into Final Cut Pro.

via [ we make money not art ]

"MYSQ (My Style So Qute) is an interactive "video booth" for shooting 30-second movies that can be viewed on mobile phones."

Universal Studios
King Kong Videos

Here's the link to the 15 Weeks to Go video courtesy of Peter Jackson's video blog for King Kong.

Who got it from:

Official Movie Site

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Video: New Mural at Zesto's

Boston City Councillor John Tobin went over to Zesto's Pizza and Grille and filed this video report on the new mural that was painted by the Mayor's Mural Crew and the kids from the new WGBH TV show Fetch!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

38 Beer Tasting

We're lucky to live in Boston, home to two breweries, Sam Adams and Harpoon. Carol and I were invited to a tasting of a new Harpoon 100 Barrel Series release, Framboise.

Not one of my favorite styles, but Carol enjoyed it. We went home with a growler of Octoberfest.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005



Here's a new crop of videoblog posts that I found interesting.

Thanks for all the great feedback in comments and via email about Episode 1 of Vlog Soup. It encouraged me to put together Episode 2.

What I do to create this episode is watch a bunch of recent vlogs using FireANT, then when I see one I find interesting I 'flag' it.

After gather up a number of videos, I click and drag them in a folder. Then I import them into Final Cut Pro and select a representative section to highlight.

Next, I line up all the clips on the timeline and then, to save time, I record an intro to each one, direct to disk, using Sorenson Squeeze.

I recorded all the intros without checking each one and after I was done, I saw that a few of them had some capture problems. These problems make the intros look a little like the old Max Headroom. I like it! So instead of re-recording them, I'm leaving them as is...

It'll probably be tricky to recreate that effect for next time... We'll see...

Here's are the videos and vlogs that I've highlighted in this episode:

Reheating Pizza
I'd watch Annie reheat anything.

New Shoes
Interesting way to hightlight a new purchase using stop-motion.

Crash Test Kitchen
Cabbage Roll
They go through a lot of work to cook a meal, on the road, in the dark.

Cafe Siena
I'd Like to be under the sea
Impressive graphics.

Diggnation is hot. First a podcast and now a vlog, with computers AND beer!

Kong Is King
Groundbreaking behind the scenes vlog about the new King King movie. Now if they'd only add RSS 2.0 with enclosures...

The Last Minute
Pro War Guy
Quick glimpse of the reception that citizen journalists get in the field.

Katrina - A dramatization and a fly over
Rocketboom is a daily news vlog out of NYC. I'm the Boston correspondent.

The Chlorine Mermaid
An example of an artistic vlog. I lost track of the URL for this one...

Drinking with Bob - Sent in by Jay Dedman...
Tell us what you really think!

Himena and Juan - Living with Fallas
My favorite new couple's vlog. This couple's vlog reminds me of my own Carol and Steve Show. It's real, and funny. Nice editing.

Do you have a videoblog that you'd like featured on Vlog Soup? Have you seen a video that you want me to watch? Send me an email.

steve [ AT ] stevegarfield.com

Check out my videoblog at stevegarfield.com

Thanks for watching...

I'm looking for sponsors. I'd like to spend more time putting this show together. If you're interested in sponsoring Vlog Soup, please contact me. steve [ AT ] stevegarfield.com

Monday, September 05, 2005

37 Summertime Balloon

The Carol and Steve Show - Episode 37: Summertime Balloon
Carol and Steve head into Boston to take a balloon ride, walk over to The Swan Boats of Boston, workout, drive through the theatre district, and pass then by Cheers on their way home.

The Swanboats of Boston
Cheers Boston

Brother Love
Podsafe Music Network.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

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