Wednesday, November 30, 2005


Bagpiper Bob Mood of the Boston Gaelic Fire Brigade at the New England Auto Show 2005.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Steve Garfield on Lighting

Steve Garfield shows you how lighting can improve your videos.

Don't forget to white balance after changing your lighting. ;-)

Monday, November 28, 2005

49 Thanksgiving Leftovers

This week, Carol and Steve have Ravi and Sonia over to help them finish up the leftovers from Thanksgiving.


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Special Guests:

Ravi and Sonia

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

48 In The Kitchen

The Carol and Steve Show: Episode 48 - In the Kitchen [ Run Time: 4:28 ]

This week we're back in the kitchen, where the Carol and Steve show began. Carol and I discuss the future of the show, why coffee is hotter than pasta and whether or not everything goes on the web.

Mentioned in this episode:
Ravi Jain.

An IM discussion with Chris Weagel about why coffee is hotter than pasta:

Steve Garfield (AIM)
Is a Dunkin Donuts hot coffee hotter than pasta heated up in a microwave oven?

Chris Weagel (AIM)
I don't drink coffee. has the pasta been cooked before then reheated in the microwave, or is it being cooked in there first ? (which may be impossible)

Steve Garfield (AIM)
it is being reheated

Chris Weagel (AIM)
I don't know
depends on how long its in there

Steve Garfield (AIM)
3 minutes
then 1:30

Chris Weagel (AIM)
on high?

Steve Garfield (AIM)

Chris Weagel (AIM)
I'm guessing the coffee, cause it's more concentrated and in a container with a lid
Is there sauce on the pasta?

Steve Garfield (AIM)
there is a red sauce on the pasta, but it does not overwhelm the food
it is a fine balance

Chris Weagel (AIM)
I don't know
are you thinking of launching a lawsuit?

Steve Garfield (AIM)
in the carol and steve show
carol asks
i was just doing some research for the blog post
The particles that form a liquid are relatively close together, but not as close together as the particles in the corresponding solid.
The particles in a liquid have more kinetic energy than the particles in the corresponding solid.
Chris Weagel (AIM)
I'm no scientist, but I'd venture to say that molten lava would be both hotter AND more dangerous than the two foods

Steve Garfield (AIM)
interestig point
i saw molten lava once
next time i bring marshmallows and a stick
and a video camera

Chris Weagel (AIM)
be careful

Steve Garfield (AIM)

Chris Weagel (AIM)
lava is deadly

Steve Garfield (AIM)
i'll be in a helicopter

Chris Weagel (AIM)
you many need a hotplate to heat the marshmellows
always plan ahead

Steve Garfield (AIM)
a solar hotplate

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Tony Kahn at the Corante SSA

Tony Kahn from WGBH Morning Stories at the Corante Symposium on Social Architecture, produced in partnership with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at the Harvard Law School. 11/15/05

Amanda Congdon at Corante SSA

Amanda Congdon from at the Corante Symposium on Social Architecture, produced in partnership with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at the Harvard Law School. 11/15/05

Fromt the panel:

How Will The Social Web Change Media? - JD Lasica, Lisa Stone, Amanda Congdon, Tony Kahn.

How will the social web affect the media and the media business model? When the 'audience' creates much of the meaning and value of 'content' by tagging, rating, linking, and commenting.

47 Our Amazing Race

The Carol and Steve Show: Episode 47 - Our Amazing Race

This week we take a break and show you a video we shot last year, before we started doing the weekly Carol and Steve Show episodes.

Please excuse the lag between the audio and video in the intro. It was recorded direct to disk via QuickTime Pro and my old Powerbook couldn't quite keep up. Just think of it as looking at an old time movie. Works for me!

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Vlog Soup: Episode 8

little while is a repository for short, non-fiction moments.
little while encourages submissions. we're looking for one shot clips under 30 seconds. examples of what we're looking for include (but are not limited to) clips of: awkward dancing, smoke rising from the ground, objects inflating, motivational speakers, public displays of affection, and short order cooks.

His Master's Toys vlog

Very Short Guide to Indian Roads

MN Stories

Day at the Deeps

It's JerryTime!

A friend of mine put this video together of his brother.

It's like a podcast set to video, Steve Jobs would call it a video podcast.

It's all real too. See how real is better then unreal. Instead of Reality TV, let's try reality.

The Post Show is twice weekly online sketch comedy show created by Bob Castrone and Brian Levin.

Four Eyed Monsters Video Podcast

I found this over on their Four Eyed Monsters MySpace page.

They even wrote a tutorial on how to add video to MySpace.

7 and 8.
JD Lasica of Ourmedia gives us a great example of citizens media. JD was at last weeks Portable Media Expo & Podcasting Conference in Ontario, Calif

There was no major media coverage of this, but it's something that I'm interested in. JD grabbed a few people after their presentations and interviewed them.

JD Lasica interviews Jason Calacanis

JD Lasica interviews Leo Laporte at the Portable Media Expo & Podcasting Conference in Ontario, Calif

"Audio is the best medium in fact, because it's inexpensive, it's a great medium for communicating ideas, video is not so good for ideas, it's so picture oriented that ideas get buried," Leo Laporte.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Mary Hodder at Harvard

I had hte pleasure of meeting MAry Hodder at Harvard this evening.

In this video she demonstrates the features of the Canon camera!

Friday, November 11, 2005

46 - Wine Country part 2

The Carol and Steve Show - Episode 46 California - Wine Country Part 2

This week Carol and Steve continue their visit California's Wine Country.

Clos Du Bois
Geyser Peak
La Crema
J Vineyards & Winery

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Free the Grapes

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Monday, November 07, 2005

Wage Peace

Eyes Wide Open, the American Friends Service Committee?s widely-acclaimed exhibition on the human cost of the Iraq War, features a pair of boots honoring each U.S. military casualty, a field of shoes and a Wall of Remembrance to memorialize the Iraqis killed in the conflict, and a multimedia display exploring the history, cost and consequences of the war.

Copley Square November 7-8, 2005

New England Auto Show 2005

I filed this report from the New England Auto Show for Rocketboom.

I think my favorite car was the Dodge Kahuna because it had real wood on the sides, but I think it was just a show car.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Fall Leaves

Fall leaves in New England.

The Walk
Speak For Yourself
Imogen Heap

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John Tobin on Neighborhood Projects

In this video John Tobin talks about his hard work assisting residents with important neighborhood-based projects and issues, like securing funding for hte Jamaica Plain library renovation.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

John Tobin on Election Day

"Today is election day, and I'm really looking forward to your support and your vote to serve for another two years on the Boston City Council.

People want elected officials that are accessable and accountable and that come up with bright ideas.

It's about innovation and new ideas.

Get out there and vote, excercise your right to democracy, it's important and it keeps our neighborhood strong."

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John Tobin on Office Hours

In this video John Tobin talks about weekly district office hours. He holds office hours to learn about the needs of his constituents and to address their concerns.

Friday, November 04, 2005

John Tobin on Traffic Calming

In this video John Tobin talks about his support of traffic calming measures including speed bumps on residential streets.

Interview with Tony Kahn

Yesterday I visited with Tony Kahn of WGBH's Morning Stories.

Morning Stories is a radio program and a podcast that captures unique moments from people's personal stories.

I shot some footage of Tony and his producer Gary Mott for a little behind the scenes video. While interviewing Tony, he taught me a little something about interviewing. I hope to put his tip into practice in future interviews.

The answer is 32. More on this later.

John Tobin on Global Positioning Systems

In this video John Tobin talks about his successful push for a Global Positioning System for the city's fleet of school buses.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

John Tobin on Green Building Initiatives

Boston City Councillor John Tobin on green building initiatives.

45 Wine Country

The Carol and Steve Show - Episode 45: California - Wine Country

This week Carol and Steve visit California's Wine Country

Their tour starts off at Kendall Jackson and J Winery and Vineyard.

Tune in next week to see more of Wine Country.

John Tobin on Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture
In this video Coucillor Tobin talks about his commitment to the city's arts and cultural community.

Proven Leadership
Councillor Tobin is Chair of the City Council?s Committee on Arts and Tourism.

Councillor Tobin fought for increased funding for the city?s arts and cultural community during four consecutive city budget seasons.

Councillor Tobin initiated exciting ways to promote the arts in Boston like the proposed Theatre District Walk of Fame and a special license plate to raise funds for the cultural community.

Please Vote John Tobin - Tuesday, November 8th

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

John Tobin on Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing
Councillor Tobin is Vice Chair of the City Council?s Housing Committee.

Councillor Tobin supported affordable housing projects across the district and legislation that is in the best interest of all of the city?s residents.

Councillor Tobin testified in favor of state legislation to save existing affordable housing.

Please Vote John Tobin - Tuesday, November 8th

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