Archive for June, 2006

The Face of Dow

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

The Face of Dow
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During the Undiscovered Country session at Vloggercon I noted that vlogging has changed the type of videos I make. This video is a good example of my mutated work process. I call a video like this a “quick hit” — I try to go from idea to finished product very quickly. This one sets a record – it was conceived after seeing a Dow Chemical Compay Advertisement on way home from work and completed in a few hours. In the past, I would have mulled over a video about Dow for weeks or longer, even after the idea for the attached video was secure in my head. With vlogging, I figure why wait. Make it, post it – maybe I’ll make a big important Dow video later, or maybe I won’t. In the meantime, this video is out there and, hopefully, it will encourage conversation.

Here are links for more information regarding the Dow Chemical Company.

Dow Site
Dow in Wikipedia
The Truth About Dow
Know More Dow Entry

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HVIC: California Sun Drop

Sunday, June 25th, 2006

HVIC: California Sun Drop
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We had the wonderful pleasure of staying with dear friends in Oakland, California prior to Vloggercon. This video documents a delightfully drunken sunset in the Oakland hills. The groovy music in the video is straight from the mic on my camera. We were playing the great music site Dublab — Dublab is my late-afternoon-drinking stream of choice – check it out! I’d love to give the actual musicians credit, but I was far too over the bend to go check out the play list. So, drop me a comment or e-mail if you know the artists.

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Vloggercon Duet – Blakk/Olsen

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

Vloggercon Duet - Blakk/Olsen

I could scarcely believe my eyes — two of my favorite vloggers performing an unexpected duet: Lukas Blakk of Backinblakk and Chuck Olsen of Minnesota Stories doing karaoke – Lukas singing and Chuck doing an odd interpretive dance. This performance alone guaranteed that I will be back for Vloggercon 2007 . . . too bad it was only a dream. Click the picture to live the dream.

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Father’s Day Pho

Monday, June 19th, 2006

Father's Day Pho
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Happy Father’s Day to me! Breakfast in bed, Pho, and an impromptu cocktail party. Is the livin good? Yes.

matt1
matt2

HVIC: Take The Power (Vloggercon 2006)

Monday, June 19th, 2006

HVIC: Take The Power (Vloggercon 2006)
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This movie is an excerpt from the Net Neutrality Session at Vloggercon 2006. Adriana Cronin-Lukas of samizdata.net and bigblogcompany.net speaks to the changing attitude of big media toward bloggers and vloggers. Big Media is afraid because vloggers/podcasters/bloggers are new, powerful, agile, and hungry viruses on the media landscape. We are the future and big media is the past. Allowed to compete, new media will find a vast audience. The issue, of course, is whether the corporate elites will rig the game, snuffing out fair competition between independent Internet media and corporate media. The fight is beginning.

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Hopper Video In California (HVIC): June Snow Cabin

Friday, June 16th, 2006

Hopper Video In California (HVIC): June Snow Cabin
Hello! I’m back from California and Vloggercon. Both were wonderful. We now embark on the journey of sorting through 5 hours of video to pull together 10 or 15 minuets of posts for you. Obviously, I like to edit. This post is a quick one about our entry to a really cool cabin near Lake Tahoe in which we spent the first weekend in June. Thanks to our dear friends Candice and Doug for getting the cabin for us. Click on the picture to play the movie.

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Hopper Video In California (HVIC): June Snow Cabin