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Monday, October 29, 2007

You Can Email Videos to YouTube

All you must know - 10 Email Addresses That Will Be Useful When You No Internet Access:
"5. … - YouTube member can create an MMS profile here - if you have a video clip on your mobile phone or comptuer but no access to YouTube website, you can easily upload that video file to YouTube through that email address. "

Facebook | Terms of Use

At Podcamp someone said that when you post your content to Facebook, they own it and can do anything they want with it.

That's not exactly right.

Facebook | Terms of Use:
"When you post User Content to the Site, you authorize and direct us to make such copies thereof as we deem necessary in order to facilitate the posting and storage of the User Content on the Site. By posting User Content to any part of the Site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to the Company an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such User Content for any purpose on or in connection with the Site or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such User Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing. You may remove your User Content from the Site at any time. If you choose to remove your User Content, the license granted above will automatically expire, however you acknowledge that the Company may retain archived copies of your User Content."
It was suggested that you read the terms of use before clicking the "I Agree" button.

That's a good idea.

Eric Beck and Justin Johnson

Eric Beck and Justin Johnson - Originally uploaded on flickr by stevegarfield.

Julia Roy

Julia Roy - Originally uploaded on flickr by stevegarfield.

Jonny and Cards

Jonny and Cards - Originally uploaded on flickr by stevegarfield.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

The scream, featuring Steve Garfield and Jonny Goldstein

The scream, featuring Steve Garfield and Jonny Goldstein - Originally uploaded on flickr by jonny goldstein.


Growl - Originally uploaded on flickr by jwol3.

pulverTV on blogTV

pulverTV on blogTV - Originally uploaded on flickr by stevegarfield.

This is cool.

Here's an archive of my hosting stint on with Eric Beck and Justin Johnson from Next New Networks and Cliff Ravenscraft of


Visit Justin Johnson's Video blog page.

Tim Shey writes about the interview over on the NNN blog, The original videobloggers meet.

Update II:
Jeff Pulver's Reflections on pulverTV’s Broadcast LIVE from PodCamp Boston 2

Update III:
VIDEO: DESKCAM Eric Beck and Justin Johnson.
Here's a different perspective of my hosting stint on from Podcamp Boston 2. This footage was taken on my Nokia N95 that I resting on the desk.

Mobile post sent by stevegarfield using Utterz Replies.

Mobile post sent by stevegarfield using Utterz Replies.

Millie and Jonny

Millie and Jonny - Originally uploaded on flickr by stevegarfield.

CC is Big Brother

CC is Big Brother - Originally uploaded on flickr by stevegarfield.

My mum can't open things!

Steve Garfield show us how his mum can't open things!:
"I think it's great that Steve's 82 year old mother, Milly blogs and video podcasts too! She has a series of videos which show her inability to open things. Very cute and funny! :) "
Watch the video on

Friday, October 26, 2007

Video Blog: Under the Philadelphia El Train

Cassidy Hartmann writes in Philadelphia weekly about filmmaker David Kessler in On the Right Track
It arrives like clockwork—or as close to clockwork as things get in this city—cutting through space with a roaring rush of steel on steel. It’s so omnipresent many say they no longer hear it at all, but to a newcomer it can sound like an impending storm, a growl of thunder that momentarily overtakes the neighborhood, booming by on rails that cast everything beneath it in cool, hard shadows.

This is where the characters live.

Nancy. Maria. Nick. Strawberry. They all reside near the stretch of El tracks that cuts up North Front Street and along Kensington Avenue. And though most of them don’t realize it, they’re also connected by something other than geography: the lens of David Kessler.

“It’s weird because in my head they’re all celebrities,” says Kessler, who lives in a cramped padlocked apartment at Front and Dauphin streets, a block from the El. “But I have to remember they probably don’t remember me. It’s like a five-minute interaction.”

Kessler, 32, is a spindly, soft-spoken artist and filmmaker from the suburbs of North Jersey, who moved to Philadelphia in 1996. He’s talking about his cast of characters—subjects of his latest project, a video blog called Shadow World that’s recently been getting attention from filmmakers, bloggers, journalists and even historians.
Shadow World - David Kessler's videoblog.

Go Sox

Go Sox - Originally uploaded on flickr by stevegarfield.

Moon on Oct 25

Moon on Oct 25 - Originally uploaded on flickr by Schwachs.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Monday, October 15, 2007

Steve Garfield: How It All Began

Online Videos by

Sunny Gault posts her interview with me about how I got started in videoblogging, and the early history of videoblogging. Thanks Sunny...

It's so great to have this, so people can hear the story of how I got started in video and blogging, way before videoblogging.

Now I'm going to have to get those old cable access Steve's Show videos posted to the web... Stay tuned.

via [ Viral: The Channel Blog ]

David Howell asked some questions about the interview so I posted some clarifications on the Videoblogging list.

Here they are:

On January 1, 2004 I decided to figure out how to put video on a blog and did it. I was unaware of anyone else having ever tried to do it. I'd never seen video on a blog. Adrian Miles was experimenting in 2000 and you'll see his entry on Wikipedia.

In the interview I am just talking about January 1, 2004 and earlier. Lots of people started videoblogs after that date and continue posting video to blogs.

I'm referring to the fact that I personally was able to get FCP, a Mac laptop and GL/2 prior to 1/1/04, and have the technology in house and available to produce video on a blog.

I also started a videopodcast blog to experiment in including video in RSS 2.0 with media enclosures for distribution. So that was in addition to the regular video blog I had.

A videoblog is video on a blog and a video podcast is video delivered over RSS 2.0 with media enclosures.

Current Has New Terms just relaunched with new terms:
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PodCamp Boston 2 Thanks Gold Sponsors

PodCamp Boston 2 Thanks Gold Sponsors Student Loan Network and Jeff Pulver:
"PodCamp Boston 2 Thanks Gold Sponsors Student Loan Network and Jeff Pulver Founding Sponsor Student Loan Network Returns to Sponsor Offline Social Networking Party; Jeff Pulver Sponsors Saturday Night Event"

Embedding Ask A Ninja Blades of Glory

While exploring the video features of Castfire I saw that they allow you to modify the post roll of any ads you already have posted. So for example in this brilliant clip where the Ninja interviews Will Ferrell and Jon Heder, from the movie Blades of Glory, the postroll ad is for the new Ask A Ninja community site.

VinVin Likes Flex

Seesmic Video

Terra Blues vs. Funyuns

Sunday, October 14, 2007

How To: Fix a Black Frame glitch in FCP

Amanda Congdon had a problem with her most recent AC on ABC Video blog . Black glitches were randomly showing up in her video.

Here's a screencast showing how to fix bad frames in Final Cut Pro.

What you have to do is go into the sequence and delete each offending frame and replace it with a good frame.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Filmmaker Steve Garfield

Filmmaker Steve Garfield - Originally uploaded on flickr by stevegarfield.

Seesmic day 8

Loic Le Meur meets people at the Podcast and New Media Expo including my favorite French vlogger, VinVIn!

Have a Beer

Have a Beer - Originally uploaded on flickr by stevegarfield.

Sanchez Speaks on Iraq war 4 Years too late

Ex-commander calls Iraq war 'nightmare' - The Boston Globe:
"Sanchez said he was convinced the American effort in Iraq was failing the day after he took command, in June 2003. Asked why he waited until nearly a year after his retirement to voice his concerns publicly, he responded that it was not the place of active-duty officers to challenge lawful orders from civilian authorities."
One of my least favorite sayings, "It's always been done this way."

Friday, October 12, 2007

Thursday, October 11, 2007

A New Type of Morning Radio Show

Clea Simon talks to John Hockenberry about his new morning radio show which is "a joint effort of Public Radio International, WNYC, BBC, The New York Times, and WGBH:
Although the upcoming show, like "Morning Edition" (which will continue), will be news driven, it will, he promises, be faster - and different in style and content. Instead of prepared, researched segments, Hockenberry and Udoji will talk with reporters in real time, as well as with listeners via phone calls and e-mail. What listeners will hear is "two people trying to get to the bottom of this live, rather than people reading intros to pieces that in this century begin to sound like podcasts."
"We believe in reporting, even if we don't believe in packages," Hockenberry says. "The show still has to be incredibly rigorous and fastidious, but the resources won't be going into the production of pieces."
This is a timely article for me.

Yesterday morning when I was driving to the airport at 4:53 AM there was no traffic on the threes. I did hear a caller call in and talk about a mess of garbage strewn along I-93. The host said he'd inform the traffic department.

Phoned in twittergram (audio)

What I would have preferred to hear was a call to people out on the road to call in and report what they were seeing on I-93.

When I got to the end of Storrow Drive, 93 South was closed and the road crew was just removing the barriers. I rolled down my window and asked how long until the road would open. He said it would open in a minute and loop around.

Loop around?

Ha ha. That's funny. How the heck do you loop around in BOSTON? At that point I was thinking that a real time chat with people would have helped me navigate he streets to 'loop around'.

Something like a live call in radio show where I could report the road closure nad get help from others on how to navigate the streets.

I figured it out and was able to 'loop around', but I did it on my own, with no help from morning radio.

Is there any news station that's actually live, taking calls from people in the morning as the theme of the show? The Talk of Boston?

Sunny Gault Propoganda

Sunny Gault Propoganda - Originally uploaded on flickr by stevegarfield.

This screen cap is from Sunny Gault's New Show on Veoh, Propaganda: Podcast Expo, The Husbands, Around the World For Free.

Hi Sunny!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

America's Funniest Snack Food Comic

America's Funniest Snack Food Comic - Originally uploaded on flickr by Spices of Life.

When was the last time you saw standup comedy in the snack aisle? Meet Tim McIntire, HYSTERICAL comedian, and former junk-foodie. We had a BLAST romping around the supermarket and sharing our favorite snacks. Nina was trying to eat healthy and Tim, well, you’ll just have to watch the video, Healthy Food is a Laughing Matter.

Filmed at Roche Bros. in west Roxbury. Thanks Roche Bros...

Filming Chef Morimoto and Nina Simonds

Filming Chef Morimoto and Nina Simonds - Originally uploaded on flickr by stevegarfield.

Monday, October 08, 2007

John Tobin's Fall Fiesta Halloween Party

Video: John Tobin's Fall Fiesta Halloween Party.

Boston City Councillor John Tobin provides the details for his 4th Annual Fall Fiesta Halloween Party. Saturday, October 20, 2007 4 PM to 7 PM Annunciation Hall, 7 VFW Pkwy, Roslindale, Mass. Kids and Seniors Free, Costume Prizes, Music, Food and Goodie Bags for Children.

Onion: Interactive newscast

Viewer Voices: Where We Respond To The Opinions Of Our Uninformed Viewers
via [ Lost Remote ]