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Sunday, June 30, 2013

How To: Embed Instagram Photos and Videos

UPDATE: Instagram Added this feature.

Embed Instagram Photos and Videos

Embed Instagram Photos and Videos

Use this tool to embed Instragram videos and photographs into your website. Just enter an Instagram URL (video or photo) and click Generate.

Example - Entering Instagram Image URL:

Embed Instagram Photos and Videos

Ex - Embeded Instagram Photo:


Fluke plus seafood! by @stevegarfield

One thing missing in this tool is to have the image link back to the original Instagram photo. I'll let them know. ;-)



Thursday, June 27, 2013

Chevy Volt at Lars Anderson Auto Museum



Chevy Volt Photo Shoot at Lars Anderson Auto Museum

Photos taken with Samsung Galaxy Camera. Thanks @SamsungMobileUS for the review unit.


Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 8GB White, Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean) 3G Unlocked HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 by Samsung from New Generation Products

Larz Anderson Auto Museum HDR

Larz Anderson Auto Museum HDR

Thanks @SamsungMobileUS for the review unit.


Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 8GB White, Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean) 3G Unlocked HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 by Samsung from New Generation Products

nexusEQ at Harvard

Hajj Flemings and Students at nexusEQ at Harvard
Image: Hajj Flemings and Students at nexusEQ at Harvard

Thanks @SamsungMobileUS for the review unit.


Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 8GB White, Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean) 3G Unlocked HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 by Samsung from New Generation Products

Social Media Breakfast #SMB32

Dunkin Donuts at Social Media Breakfast #SMB32

Social Media Breakfast #SMB32

Nice Companies Finish First at Social Media Breakfast #SMB32


Nice Companies Finish First: Why Cutthroat Management Is Over--and Collaboration Is In











Peter Shankman at Social Media Breakfast #SMB32

Peter Shankman at Social Media Breakfast #SMB32

Thanks @SamsungMobileUS for the review unit.


Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 8GB White, Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean) 3G Unlocked HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 by Samsung from New Generation Products

Samual Adams Brewlywed Ale 2013 Release

Jim Koch with Steve and Carol Garfield at Samual Adams Brewlywed Ale 2013 Release

Samual Adams Brewlywed Ale 2013 Release

Samual Adams Brewlywed Ale 2013 Release

Thanks @SamsungMobileUS for the review unit.


Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 8GB White, Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean) 3G Unlocked HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 by Samsung from New Generation Products

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Emotional Intelligence Conference: Thinking about Storytelling - Tools You Can Use



I'm speaking at the NexusEQ Conference Youth Program on June 25, 2012.

I'm going to share the thought process I use when decide what to post online, and the tools I use to enhance storytelling.

I plan on covering:

1. Representing yourself on the web: Your Homebase and Social Media Outposts

RebelMouse

- SteveGarfield.com - I control this space.
- RebelMouse - Bringing Social Media Outposts Together

2. Storytelling tools to help you get seen.

Storify · Make the web tell a story

- Storify
- Chevy Volt Test Drive: Electrical Outlet Scavenger Hunt

3. Learning online: Commit to taking an online class and completing it

Free Online Courses | Maximize Your Channel | YouTube Creator Academy

- YouTube Creator Academy

4. Sharing timely knowledge with How To posts



- How To Add Clickable Links to YouTube
- Instagram: How to turn off video auto-play

5. If You Don't Go Out, Nothing Happens

Gaming with My Mom - Show Clips - Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

- Gaming with my Mom for Jimmy Fallon
- My Mom: If you don't go out, nothing happens

Sunday, June 23, 2013

CNN The Next List profiles MakerBot founder Bre Pettis

The Next Industrial Revolution
The Next List profiles MakerBot founder Bre Pettis.

The Next Industrial Revolution: Bre Pettis of MakerBot on CNN

How to Add Clickable Links to YouTube Videos using FCP X.

In order to increase engagement on YouTube, it's a good idea to give your viewer clickable links at the end of your videos.

In this example I've linked to a related video, and to a Subscribe Button

Here's how I set it up in Final Cut Pro X:

On the timeline add a short clip from another video, and add a subscribe button.

FCP X: YouTube Video Post Roll and Subscribe Button

After uploading the video to YouTube, you have to add ANNOTATIONS.

Use SPOTLIGHT MODE.

Then CLICK 'Link', SELECT 'Video', and add in the URL of the other YouTube video.

YouTube: How to Link to another YouTube video, in a video
YouTube: How to Link to another YouTube video, in a video

Here you CLICK 'Link', SELECT 'Subscribe', then add your YouTube channel name.

YouTube: How to Add a SUBSCRIBE button to your Video
YouTube: How to Add a SUBSCRIBE button to your Video

Here's a subscribe button you can use:


Image: YouTube Subscribe Button

See these links in action here.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Chevy Volt Test Drive: Plugging It In and the Dunkin Donuts Test.



GM Disclosure:

Review

GM provided me with a 2013 Chevy Volt to test for a week. The car came with a full tank of gas and insurance coverage. I was not asked to write anything about the car in exchange for the opportunity and was not provided any other compensation of any kind. All opinions I express regarding the Chevy Volt are my own.

I brought the @chevyvolt to @dunkindonuts.

How to Turn Off Instagram Video Auto Play and Sound

When in Instagram, CLICK on the BOTTOM RIGHT icon to get to your PROFILE page:

Instagram
Image: Instagram. Courtesy iJustine.

Then CLICK the TOP 'GEAR' button to get into SETTINGS.

Instagram Settings
Image: Instagram Settings

SCROLL DOWN to PREFERENCES.

SET Auto-Play Videos to OFF.

Instagram with Video: Settings -> AutoPlay = Off. Thank me later. ;-)
Image: Instagram Preferences

Congratulations.

You can now view Instagram photos and videos in silence.

Just like in the good old days of last week.

Friday, June 21, 2013

From 2007, My Rocketboom Report on a prototype of The Chevy Volt Electric Car

Today I'm getting a Chevy Volt to test drive for a week.



Back in 2007 when I was a correspondent for Rocketboom, a prototype of the Chevy Volt came to Boston and I had the opportunity to interview one of the lead designers.



Make sure you stay with this video through the end to see how I deal with someone who barged into the interview and started asking questions.

I used this for a talking point when teaching for a number of years.

If you were reporting, what would you have done?

Gaming with My Mom - Show Clips - Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Gaming with My Mom - Show Clips - Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Gaming with My Mom - Show Clips - Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, a photo by stevegarfield on Flickr.

Jimmy Fallon asked viewers to take video of themselves playing video games with their moms. I did it and my mom and I made it on tv for 2 seconds. I love America.



Video: Gaming with My Mom - Show Clips - Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Here's all the video I shot.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Gaming With My Mom

Jimmy Fallon is featuring games all next week on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

He asked viewers to send in videos of themselves playing a video game with their mom.

See: Be a Part of “Gaming With My Mom”



Well, how could I NOT do this.

I took a ride up to my mom's. She's 87 and up for anything.

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Camera. I chose it because it has a nice built in wide angle lens. I also used a Quantaray tripod. I set the camera up just behind the top of her iMac screen, pointed down.

TEST PHOTO
First I took a test shot to make sure the framing was right. I used the Galaxy Camera's voice activation to take this photo.

SMILE!

Gaming With My Mom

I should have combed my hair.

VIDEO TEST
Next up was a video test. In this first video I ask my mom what she knows about video games:



PONG
Next up we played Pong on Google Chrome:





MAH JONG
Finally we tried Mah Jong:





Thanks @SamsungMobileUS for the review unit.


Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 8GB White, Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean) 3G Unlocked HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 by Samsung from New Generation Products

We made it into the video, take a look: Gaming With My Mom on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

[Video] Jimmy Fallon brings back Tebowie with Rebel, Rebel on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Tim Tebow traded from the NY Jets to New England Patriots.

That calls for Jimmy Fallon to bring back Tebowie singing Rebel, Rebel on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

Would have aired on June 12, 2013, but the Bruins/Chicago Stanley Cup Game went long.



More videos here.

Beer Me!

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Beer Me Pint Glass

Love this glass.


Image: Jimmy Fallon as Tebowie. Courtesy Late Night With Jimmy Fallon