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Friday, August 30, 2013

[Video] Slow Motion Video Photo Booth using RED Epic camera

I love photo booths.

Earlier I posted about how to get the best wedding photo using video.

This idea uses a RED Epic camera to capture wedding guests in slow motion.

Rusty Blazenhoff: Newlyweds Capture Their Guests Having Fun in a Special Slow Motion Booth
Image: Still Frame from the wedding video

Great edit on this video too.

Quang + Ellie: Slow Motion Booth from Super Frog Saves Tokyo on Vimeo.


via Rusty Blazenhoff: Newlyweds Capture Their Guests Having Fun in a Special Slow Motion Booth

Thursday, August 29, 2013

WEEI's John Dennis Does Not Think Win-Win

Questionable moves hamper once-dominant WEEI:
(John) Dennis defended the style of his show, saying the hosts’ occasionally abrasive tone prompts listeners to be more engaged.

“If you don’t ruffle the feathers of your listeners, then you’re not doing your job,” he said. “And the end result of that is you have some people upset with you. But the last thing I want to do is say, ‘Oh yes, I agree with you. That’s a very good point.’ That’s not good radio. Good radio is stuff that prompts people to respond and react.”
I disagree with John.

Think Win-Win.

Dear John, Read this:



The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Audio Technica AT2020USB+ Deluxe USB Cardioid Condenser Microphone Now Has A Microphone Jack

The Audio Technica AT2020USB+ Deluxe USB Cardioid Condenser Microphone now has a headphone jack with volume control that allows you to monitor the microphone signal with no delay.

Yay.



This is great.

Love the earlier version, the Audio Technica AT2020USB.

How to Disable Spotify Web Player.

I love twitter for customer support.

A while ago, Spotify came out with a web player. When that happened, all Spotify links opened in the web player instead of the Spotify app.

That was annoying.

Now I've got a fix, via twitter.




STEP BY STEP for CHROME

1. Visit http://open.spotify.com/app/anydecentmusic
2. Click on the "Launch Application" button.

Any Decent Music
Image: Any Decent Music

That sets Spotify links to ignore the web player and go to the app.

Try going here now: Future Islands – Balance.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Hubspot's Inbound 2013 Conference Is People



Most of the 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

[Video] Amy & Travis Perform on So You Think You Can Dance!

Amy Yakima - So You Think You Can Dance - Season 10
Travis Wall



Amy and All-Star Travis perform a Contemporary routine choreographed by Travis.


Elisha Yaffe changed his profile picture on Facebook.



Testing out the new Facebook EMBED feature.

[Video] INBOUND 2013 - Arianna Huffington Keynote

Monday, August 19, 2013

How to get the perfect wedding photo with video

One of the jobs that I never wanted to do was to be a wedding photographer or videographer.

Too much pressure.

If you miss a moment, then it's gone forever.

I've even heard stories about weddings being recreated because the photos didn't come out.

So when I go to a wedding, I take photos for fun and share them.

At my cousins Ally and Joe's wedding, I was shooting video of the wedding ceremony with my Samsung Galaxy Camera. I was capturing some beautiful moments and then this happened:

Mr and Mrs Joseph Hughes
Image: Ally and Joe, Married!

The perfect end to a fun ceremony.

This image is really one frame from the video I was shooting at the moment.

Some photographers use video to capture moments that they might have missed with a still camera.

When I was reviewing the video on my computer, I decided to share this as an image.

I was reviewing the video using Quicktime, so here's how I did it.

HOW TO SAVE A VIDEO FRAME AS AN IMAGE [Mac Version]

1. PAUSE video on frame I want to capture.

2. Take a screen shot by pressing [Command] [Shift] [3]


Image: Screen Shot

Note: The reason I take a screen shot is that when you try to capture the Quicktime window alone the 'player controls' are saved too and overlayed on top of the saved image.

3. Open the saved screen shot and CROP and SAVE with SKITCH, or another capture program.

4. UPLOAD to Flickr.

There are many other ways to do this.

One way would be to do it all on the Samsung Galaxy Camera.

HOW TO SAVE A VIDEO FRAME AS AN IMAGE ON A SAMSUNG GALAXY CAMERA

1. PAUSE the video in the VIDEO PLAYER

Ally and Joe
Image: Paused image

2. Make the screen image Full SIZE.

3. CAPTURE the image from the screen.

Galaxy Camera: How do I take Screenshots on my Samsung Galaxy Camera?

Note: When swiping the screen to capture the image, a video control pops up, and that will have to be edited out.

Ally and Joe
Image: Samsung Galaxy Screen Shot

4. SHARE TO Flickr.

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

Bonus for reading this far: Don't use a drone to take wedding photos.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Getty Launches Open Content Program to Share Digital Art for Free

Getty launches Open Content Program to share, freely and without restriction, as many of the Getty’s digital resources as possible.

This is cool. I tweeted it:



This is a great program.

I searched the archive and chose 'Open Content Images' the 'Natural World' filter and 'van Gogh' to see how it works.

Getty Open Content Search: van Gogh

SEARCH
You can start your search for Getty Open Content Images here.

SELECT
Here's the van Gogh Irises detail page:

Getty Search Gateway Museum van Gogh Irises Page

DOWNLOAD
Click Download and you are asked for "information about how you intend to use this image so that we may continue to improve access to our content."

Getty Search Gateway Museum Download Page

The image is then downloaded to your computer.

Irises; Vincent van Gogh

ATTRIBUTION

Note: Attribution to the Getty

"Please use the following source credit when reproducing an image:

Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program.

When using open content images, you should not suggest or imply that the Getty endorses, approves of, or participated in your projects."

Easy.

Thanks Getty. ;-)

Monday, August 12, 2013

Happy 88th Birthday Mom!

It's my mom, Millie Garfield's, 88th birthday. She's one of the internet's oldest bloggers, and blogs at My Mom's Blog. We also do a video blog together called I Can't Open It.

We do have fun together.

We celebrated her birthday in style with an exciting trip to Lowe's to buy her a lightbulb. ;-)
Every year we take her on a mystery ride for dinner, and this year we went up to Gloucester to eat outside by the water.
We went to Latitude 43 Restaurant and Bar.

This is a great place for fresh fish and sushi.

My mom and I had the lobster and shrimp scampi.

Here I am showing it off like they do on our favorite local restaurant review show, The Phantom Gourmet.



We had a great meal and a fun time happy birthday mom.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

[Video] Tess Vigeland at World Domination Summit 2013

World Domination Summit 2013 - Portland, OR

Here's the video of Tess Vigeland's talk at World Domination Summit 2013:



Here's the transcript of Tess Vigeland's talk at World Domination Summit 2013:
What the Hell Are You Doing?!
A Serious Stare Down the Barrel of an Ordinary Life

Speech to the World Domination Summit in Portland, OR

July 7, 2013

How many of you listen to public radio? How many of you listen to Marketplace? (I have totebags for all of you backstage.) How many of you are fans of This American Life? Ok good. Well I’m going to steal liberally today from how they construct their show each week. Of course it also means I’m stealing liberally from every playwright… ever. My life: in three acts. Here we go.

Act One: I Always Knew What I Wanted To Do. Or Pretty Close To That...
WDS is a worldwide gathering of creative, unconventional people. Every summer, the group descends on Portland, Oregon for several days of speakers, workshops, meetups, and fun. This year, we even set a Guinness World Record! Learn more at WorldDominationSummit.com.

Photo Credit:
Joshua Seaman
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Armosa Studios
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A Sneak Peek at the Next 30 Days of Yahoo! Logos

A Sneak Peek at the Next 30 Days of Yahoo Logos

Yahoo! will be introducing a new Yahoo! logo next month.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

[Video] Darren Rowse is Superman at World Domination Summit 2013

Darren Rowse from Chris Guillebeau on Vimeo.

WDS speaker Darren Rowse taught us about following a dream... from zero to superhero.

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WDS is a worldwide gathering of creative, unconventional people. Every summer, the group descends on Portland, Oregon for several days of speakers, workshops, meetups, and fun. This year, we even set a Guinness World Record! Learn more at WorldDominationSummit.com.


It was great to meet up again.

I loved hearing his talk, about him. Reminded me of me.

With @ProBlogger at #wds2013