Saturday, October 29, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Kitchen at Wegmans Northborough MA, a photo by stevegarfield on Flickr.
From today's Boston Globe: A haven from chaos by Brian McGrory:
Not to put too fine a point on it, but Wegmans has become, in the two weeks since it opened, the biggest cultural/tourist/commercial attraction in the state of Massachusetts, bigger than any of the grand museums of Boston.Great post.
You've got to register for free to read it all though.
You can read my earlier post for free without registration:
A Visit to the new @Wegmans in Northborough MA #WegmansMA Yay!
Blogger: Post Settings: Press "Enter" for line breaks, a photo by stevegarfield on Flickr.
Tired of using the tag for line breaks in the NEW Blogger?
While in COMPOSE mode, go into Post Settings and SELECT: Press "Enter" for line breaks.
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Image: As Seen On Off On A Tangent - BlogWorld Expo LA - Steve Garfield And Jeff Cutler - YouTube, a photo by stevegarfield on Flickr.
When you click 'Off On A Tangent', YouTube presents a list of videos and you can play them individually or choose to Play them All.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Register to Attend
Use the code BWEVIP20 at checkout to receive 20% off
Steve Garfield - http://stevegarfield.com
Jeff Cutler - http://jeffcutler.com
My Video Toolkit for Getting Seen on Social Media Outposts - Steve Garfield
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Fri. Nov. 4th Room 409 A
Sharing stories with video doesn’t have to be hard. In this session I’ll share tools and techniques that anyone can use to post video to the most popular social media outposts including GooglePlus (G+), YouTube, twitter and Facebook. We’ll cover: Using the camera you have The new Flip – New cameras to consider How to record and share the best quality video and audio Can you shoot video with a Beginning, an End and No Middle? Don’t edit – Live streaming and one take recording How to get your video seen in Google searches and Social Media Sites Key Points 1. You don't need $8,100 to get started in web video 2. Video techniques will last you a lifetime 3. Get Seen by sharingContent Curation: New tools, new opportunities and new situations to consider - Jeff Cutler and Kate Brodock @Just_Kate
2:45 PM to 3:30 PM - Thu. Nov. 3rd Room Petree Hall D
Whether you’re a blogger, a business or a journalist, curating content has become much easier in the past several years. This is not only due to the quantity of available data and information out there for you to draw on, but also because of new tools that make curating and aggregating that data quick and simple. This situation is hugely beneficial to those of us with any sort of content production need, and can make the process of storytelling much richer for our audiences. But with tweets, quotes, videos and links being pulled together in a matter of minutes, and published in just minutes more, there comes a host of new problems associated with “quick click” and a need to focus on responsible curating. In this panel, we’ll highlight several new tools being used to curate content, and have a frank discussion about how these tools can best fit into your content production program. Key Points 1. An overview of some of the new tools available for content curation. 2. The difficulties associated with being able to curate so easily. 3. How to best think about content curation tools within your content production programs.
Tim Street - International Academy of Web Television
CC Chapman - SXSW Kills the Magic?
Sunday, October 23, 2011
BostonTweetUp TV, Episode #136, October 23 2011 - Video Event Promotions | BostonTweetUp, a photo by stevegarfield on Flickr.
My upcoming events:
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Stores That Carry Ben & Jerry's Schweddy Balls
Wegmans, Northborough, MA
Ben & Jerry's Schweddy Balls
Send a Schweddy greeting card on Facebook
Have you seen Ben & Jerry's Schweddy Balls in Stores?
Let us know in the comments.
Update via Universal Hub:
Back Bay: Marlborough Market (via Penny Cherubino).
Beverly: Henry's (Eileen).
Charlestown: Johnny's Foodmaster (Cara).
Chestnut Hill: Star Market (Amy Pas).
Northboro: Wegmans (Christian Holt).
South Boston: Tedeschi, W. Broadway and 7-Eleven, E. Broadway (Say-Mo and Molly).
Porter Square: Shaw's (Mamajoan).
Steve Garfield and Jimmy Fallon at CES 2009 - 010809, a photo by stevegarfield on Flickr.
Emerson College class scores with ‘Professor Ocho’:
...an Emerson College marketing class scored a social media touchdown yesterday, when the prolific Twitter user agreed to drop by this semester as a guest lecturer.Sweet!
“David I just saw ur message? I’m not sure if I’m allowed to do so but I’d be honored to share my ideas n thoughts with ur class,” Ochocinco tweeted to Emerson College social media marketing professor David Gerzof Richard, before adding that the “Hoodie Boss,” Pats coach Bill Belichick, might have to sign off on the guest lecturing gig...
Last year, when new-media consultant Steve Garfield showed the class some video content he had submitted to “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” a student live-tweeted the presentation, and Fallon replied.
“In the middle of class, a student jumped up and screamed, ‘Oh my God, Jimmy Fallon just tweeted at me!’ ” Gerzof Richard said. “It made me smile, because what other class does that happen in?”
From the YouTube blog:
Updated Video End-Screen: We’ve redesigned the end-screen that appears directly after a video finishes playing to make it even easier for you to find the next great video to watch.
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Here's the story:
Friday, October 21, 2011
National Social Television Network on Comcast On Demand Local & Simplynew Studios.
Just got a press release on this and wanted to share the link. I know some of these bloggers. Wondering how much exposure they get on Comcast On Demand Local. Do you watch?
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
WeVideo is a new to YouTube web based video editor. I just gave it a try and can say from my brief test that it works and is fast.
To start you upload some video files.
Once uploaded, your files are available to drag down to the timeline.
WeVideo Timeline Editor on YouTube
The editing process is pretty straightforward. Drag clips down to the timeline, then trim them to size.
When you are done, ou can save your video to YouTube.
The pop up message says that you have 15 minutes available to export per month at 360p with watermark.
Here's the quick video I edited together:
Here's a WeVideo PRess Release I got via email:
YouTube Integrates WeVideo Editing Platform
WeVideo integration will provide YouTube users a robust, easy-to-use video storytelling platform anywhere they have Internet access
WeVideo (www.WeVideo.com), the first company to offer a full featured, cloud-based, collaborative video editing platform, today announced its integration with YouTube. With forty-eight hours of video uploaded every minute, YouTube will offer the integrated WeVideo editing platform, allowing their users to create compelling video stories from their previously unedited and varied content. The free, YouTube optimized version of WeVideo’s award winning video editing solution will be accessible through YouTube.com/create.
Video LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEpLER3cFBI&hd=1
The YouTube WeVideo editor enables users to quickly turn out polished productions through its simple, drag-and-drop design interface for music, transitions, titles and other video creation staples. WeVideo is completely cloud-based, which means there’s no software to download. All video creation takes place in the browser of a smartphone, tablet or computer. This allows users to transcend the limitations of traditional desktop computing, delivering anytime, anywhere video editing. Leveraging the strength of cloud computing, the WeVideo platform delivers video rendering and other resource-intensive tasks in record time with expansive and secure storage.
“WeVideo’s integration to YouTube opens up the exciting world of video editing to millions of video story-tellers,” said Jostein Svendsen, CEO of WeVideo. “This partnership gives YouTube users an intuitive cloud-based tool that is far more powerful than most desktop solutions. And with the ability to immediately post completed projects to their respective YouTube channels, video story telling has never been easier.”
WeVideo offers feature-rich packages for a wide range of users, from free personal accounts to monthly subscriptions for corporate clients. To learn more about WeVideo, please visit www.wevideo.com.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
WBZ Breakfast: Social Media Success - Discovering What Works
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Westin Copley Place Boston
10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
Essex Ballroom, 3rd Floor
8:00am – 10:00am
Also on PLANCAST.
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Sunday, October 16, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Untitled, a photo by stevegarfield on Flickr.
Room 68 is having their Grand Opening this weekend. Very cool furniture store in JP. Stop by on Sunday.
Trillium Brewing was giving out samples.
Trevor enjoyed being there and having his picture taken.
Balloons were delivered.
Grand Opening with Beer and Balloons
The Apple Thunderbolt Display has a Gigabit Ethernet port.
I just plugged in my Ethernet cable to the back of the monitor, and ran a speedtest, whoa!
Thunderbolt Display: Ping = 8ms
Download Speed = 34.60 Mbps
Upload Speed = 5.03 Mbps
I'm in the top 9%. ;-)
How fast is your internet connection?
Is there anything that you do to make it faster?
Friday, October 14, 2011
I had fun using the PEN Art Filters today at Jamaica Pond.
After I was done shooting, I decided to grab a quick shot, of the other side of the dock, with Instagram, on the iPhone, too.
While the PEN photos were still in the camera, the Instagram photo had already been shared online.
Even before I got home, I was getting a lot of LIKES. 17 LIKES as of this posting.
That's the difference between using a connected camera, and one that isn't.
Image: Courtesy Spotify
Just logged on to Spotify and got a little pop up window with a new user agreement. The window was pretty small. I agreed any way. Here's a link to the agreement the popped up if you want to read the whole thing, Spotify® Terms and Conditions of Use. Effective as from 14 October 2011. I begins like this:
You know how when you get a dialog box that asks you to upload a photo, but you can't because you can not select photos from iPhoto Library?
Well now you can.
See below here it says MEDIA > PHOTOS.
Your whole iPhoto library is now available to you.
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Joined Spreecast and got a tour with Greg Wacks. Learned how to bring in co-hosts, add moderators, and add clickable lower thirds.
Watch the archived video of me figuring it out. Compelling.
Start your own Spreecast:
I was given a free product or sample because I'm a Klout influencer. I was under no obligation to receive the sample or talk about this company. I get no additional benefits for talking about the product or company.
PenReady - Import From: Apple Internal Memory Card Reader, a photo by stevegarfield on Flickr.
When you insert an SD card into a Macintosh, iMovie opens and allows you to import AVCHD movies. If you switch to MANUAL, you can mark the check box for movies that you want to import.
If this isn't working for you, you probably have an older version of iMovie.
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Thursday, October 13, 2011
As part of the Pen Ready project I received a PEN E-PM1. Here's my first video, out of the box.
The PEN saves video as AVCHD format. iMovie on a Mac can import this type of video with no problems. I just added a title and credit to this initial test.
Looking forward to shooting more.
Taken with the PEN E-PM1 given to me by Olympus. (PEN Ready Project) PEN#804
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Felicia Day :: Queen of the Geeks :: Paste Magazine Interview, a photo by stevegarfield on Flickr.
Day doesn’t do anything half-assed. When she took up violin, she practiced enough to earn a full scholarship to The University of Texas—at age 16. She majored in math, with no intentions of doing anything with the degree other than showing her dad, but she loved the coursework, graduating as valedictorian. “I was doing calculus at [age] 12, and it wasn’t like I was some kind of savant; I was interested in the subject and I had people to teach me as far as I could go.”
Day speaks quickly, as if her mind is racing, and her mouth is just doing the best to keep up. But while she excelled at math and violin, she didn’t love the predictability that came with either career path. So at age 20, she headed west to pursue acting. “I always had this blind idea that I was going to go to L.A. and be an actor, and it was unfounded in a lot of ways. But I think there are a lot of people who arrive in this town just thinking that’s what they want to do and that it’s their destiny—or righteousness or arrogance, of course. And then when you get here, you’re like, ‘Oh, that’s not going to be easy.’ But you know from Austin, Texas, a girl who did like two or three student films, I thought I was perfectly qualified.”
The Paste Magazine site is very cool.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Image: Testing G+ Hangout Live Streamed on USTREAM
Image: Wirecast 4.1 Desktop Presenter Streaming G+ Hangout
Today I did a test with Telestream Wirecast 4.1 to live stream a Google+ video hangout to Ustream.
I used Telestream's Desktop Presenter to capture the video and audio of the G+ Hangout, and stream it to Ustream.
The setup, using a complimentary copy of Wirecast 4.1, allows me to switch between streaming the desktop capture of the G+ Hangout, to choosing another local camera.
The quality looked great, and I was on a WiFi connection, not wired.
I had to put on a set of headphones because I got a lot of audio feedback when a started streaming the G+ Hangout.
Most Followed Photographers - Who to follow on Google Plus? Google+ Suggested Users., a photo by stevegarfield on Flickr.
In his post he asks, "Does Instagram Make You A Better Photographer?"
I think Instagram does much more than than. Instagram makes me a better connected friend.
Here's what Brogan asks in his post:
Do you share your photos on social sites? Does it change how you curate what you post? Does it change what you consider a “good” shot?Social Sites
Obviously I share my photos on social sites. Each site is different.
My main photo sharing site used to be flickr. I'd be able to post photos there and then see comments from friends and also see their photos. Flickr has changed. In fact, flickr has not changed to keep up with mobile. Lately, when I go to flickr and look at my friend's photos, all I see are Instagram photos cross-posted to flickr.
Flickr is now more of a storage locker for photos and no longer a vibrant community of people.
Instagram is Immediate
On a recent trip to Paris, I saw lots of people around me taking photos. I wondered, "What's going to happen to those photos?" "Will they be shared?"
On this trip I decided to use my iPhone as my main camera. This allowed me to immediately share my photos via Instagram.
I also received immediate feedback from friends.
This is the powerful feature of Instagram. It's instant.
After taking and sharing the photo, I can check back and see how many 'Likes' it gets. I can see comments too. It's like having my friends along with me. I might even get suggestions on where to go based on the photos.
What I Post
Knowing that my friends are watching, I like to share what I'm eating and drinking. Many times it's beer.
If I wasn't sharing my photos to social media sites, I don't know if I'd be taking so many of these photos. My Instagram friend feed has lots of photos of food and drink.
That's where Ambient Intimacy comes in. Leisa Reichelt describes Ambient Intimacy this way:
Ambient intimacy is about being able to keep in touch with people with a level of regularity and intimacy that you wouldn’t usually have access to, because time and space conspire to make it impossible. Flickr lets me see what friends are eating for lunch, how they’ve redecorated their bedroom, their latest haircut. Twitter tells me when they’re hungry, what technology is currently frustrating them, who they’re having drinks with tonight.Ambient Intimacy is real.
Who cares? Who wants this level of detail? Isn’t this all just annoying noise? There are certainly many people who think this, but they tend to be not so noisy themselves. It seems to me that there are lots of people for who being social is very much a ‘real life’ activity and technology is about getting stuff done.
There are a lot of us, though, who find great value in this ongoing noise. It helps us get to know people who would otherwise be just acquaintances. It makes us feel closer to people we care for but in whose lives we’re not able to participate as closely as we’d like.
Instagram makes me feel a little bit like I did when MacWrite first came out. People went crazy with font choices.
Instagram makes it easy to use features like filters an tilt-shift. Prior to this, you'd have to bring your photo into Photoshop, or some other photo editing software, to adjust it.
The combination of iPhone and Instagram makes it easy.
I keep these features in mind when framing shots. Especially tilt-shift. I might be overdoing it but it's FUN.
Social photo sharing via mobile devices has changed photography.
Instant sharing and feedback has made photography a shared experience between friends.