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Monday, May 31, 2010

Captain Kyle R. VanDeGiesen, 29, North Attleborough

Captain Kyle R. VanDeGiesen, 29, North Attleborough
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‘I don’t think you ever get over it’:
Kyle Van De Giesen — the quarterback who led North Attleborough to a state Super Bowl Championship in 1997, a St. Anselm College graduate who fulfilled his dream of becoming a Marine pilot — was about to leave Afghanistan after his third deployment, returning home for the birth of his second child.

He was on his final mission last fall when his AH-1 Cobra collided with another Marine helicopter over Helmand Province just before sunrise Oct. 26. His son, Colin, was born four days after he was buried.
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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Inadvertent Message: TT Bar

I'm not sure why Ten Tables felt the need to add the name "TT Bar" to thier sign and awning. Lots of restaurants have bars inside but don't give the bar it's own name and identity.

TT Bar? I just adds clutter to the sign.

Down the street Costello's tried the same thing in reverse, trying to add a restaurant name to the bar. In the end, they went back to the establishment name Costello's on the outside signage.

Ten Tables and TT Bar should just go back to Ten Tables.
The place isn't even big enough for two names.

One more thing:
See how the Ten Tables sign is over the right hand side door? Makes you think there's both a bar and restaurant enterance, but you can only enter on the left hand side which is a combined enterance for both the bar and restaurant.

The Haven

There's a new Scottish bar and kitchen coming to Jamaica Plain.

The Haven, originally uploaded by stevegarfield. CC BY-NC-SA
I took this photo this morning and found The Haven on the web at these places.

Follow @TheHavenJP on Twitter

The Haven blog.

The Haven on Facebook.

The Haven photos on Facebook.

The Haven photos on TwitPic.

There's a Very Well Known Video Blogger in Boston: Steve Garfield

Dan Kennedy Mentions Steve Garfield on Beat The Press:

Dan Kennedy talks about how I start all my videos with "This is Steve Garfield from, so no matter where my video goes, there's a way back to my site. He says I make it difficult for people to plagiarise my video by doing that.

Thanks Dan.

Excerpted from NPR is accused of plagiarism.

Steve Garfield’s Plan for Social Media inspired by Chris Brogan's Author’s Plan for Social Media

Chris Brogan made a great post about the steps he took to promote his books, An Author’s Plan for Social Media.

Hey look, Chris has a new logo too:

Chris Brogan Logo

I left a comment, on Chris's blog, outlining some of the things I've done to promote my book, Get Seen: Online Video Secrets to Building Your Business.

Inbound Marketing Disclosed: Behind the Scenes
Promoting Books: Inbound Marketing, Crush It, Trust Agents, Get Seen, New Rules

Here's an expanded version of my comment. I'll be adding to this post.

Here are some of my efforts promoting my book Get Seen.

One of the best things I did was make an introductory video about the book and get it posted on the book's page:

I've heard a lot of good feedback about that video.

When deciding what type of landing page to set up; for my book, I asked my twitter followers what they liked better, A splash page with a big photo marketing blurbs, or a community page where people could see that I would interact.

I ended up settign up a NING community for my book.

It's here:

And I made a URL redirect to it using this URL:

That way If I ever decided to change my book's site, people can use hte same link and be directed to the new page.

On the NING site I have a blog where I've posted updates. These are new developments that have come out since the book was released. The way I set this up is to grab posts tagged with "get seen" from my delicious page.

I set up special twitter and facebook sites for the book. That's where I post more promotional book news so I don't clutter up my regular twitter and facebook accounts with all book news all the time. I'm not sure if I'd do that again and might just concentrate on my regular twitter and facebook accounts. That's still an open question.

Following Chris' example, I set up a Where to Buy Get Seen page. It's a blog post.

I'm using a site called profilactic to keep track of press mentions and interviews. Makes it very easy to add links with custom descriptions.

One thing that I've been very happy about is hte support I've gotten from my Publisher, Wiley. I've asked them to help out in areas where they have expertise.

A few things they've helped me with:

- Collateral for the book including huge posters and bookmarks

Videoblogging Webinar 5/20/10: Brightcove and Get Seen
Get Seen Poster Board used in recent Brightcove Webinar

- Custom banner ads

Get Heard, Get Noticed, Get Seen
Custom Banner Ad

- Custome magazine advertisements

Get Video. Get It Online. Get Results.
Custom Magazine Ad

Those are some of the ways I've promoted my book. Let me know if you have any questions.

Friday, May 28, 2010

iPad Shopping Mockup

iPad Shopping Mock Up from Jesse Rosten on Vimeo.

Combine the convenience of shopping online with the familiartiy of a print layout. Sprinkle in a dash of novelty in the form of “living portraits” and wrap the whole thing up in a sleek, hand held device. I think this could be an interesting way to shop.
via [ Jesse Rosten ]

Velcro + iPad = love

iPad + Velcro from Jesse Rosten on Vimeo.

via [ Kottke ]

Thursday, May 27, 2010

LOST In 3 Minutes by Alex Day

This video has 151,824 views. So far.

Great summary.

via [ Alltop ]

4food. De-Junking Fast Food and Placing Orders online.

Visit the 4food website.
4food is a socially networked quick service restaurant company. Our mission is to bring fast food that's fresh, delicious, and nutritious to all ages, lifestyles, incomes, and ethnicities. No fads, fillers, or anything artificial. We're revolutionizing counter culture, in real-time.

Location #1 opens on Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 at 40th Street and Madison Avenue, between Bryant Park and Grand Central Station - the heart of the highest density workday population in the US.

Our signature product is the W(hole)burger™a donut shaped, beef, lamb, pork, turkey, veggie, salmon or egg patty-balanced (made whole) by one of 25 ethnically diverse Veggiescoop centers, each with unique nutritional attributes. We make Skewers with the holes we punch out of the patties, which when accompanied by Veggiescoop sides, become the perfect bunless, low-carb, sharing food.

Partners in 4food include the founders Adam Kidron and Michael Shuman; Bill Niman the founder of Niman Ranch, the largest purveyor of natural meats in the US with revenues of over $100 million; Dr. Woodson Merrill, founder of the Beth Israel Center for Integrated Medicine and a leading authority on wellness and nutrition; and Ed Winter, Chairman of Omnicom's "Brand Activation" Agency, Tracy Locke, and one of the foremost experts on marketing to young people in the US.


"A hedgehog doing karate. A hedgehog doing karate. A hedgehog doing karate. A hedgehog doing karate. A hedgehog doing karate. A hedgehog doing karate. A hedgehog doing karate. A hedgehog doing karate. A hedgehog doing karate. A hedgehog doing karate. A hedgehog doing karate. A hedgehog doing karate. A hedgehog doing karate."

I also highlighted Jimmy and the writers singing The American Idol Song during last night's Jimmy Watching Jimmy behind the scenes show. Great moment.

Jimmy Watching Jimmy was fun to watch last night.

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

Jimmy's in my book:

The Mercury Men


Visit The Mercury Atlas blog.

Follow The Mercury Men on twitter

Listen to The Mercury Men director Christopher Preksta, @cpreksta, discusses TMM and the future of storytelling w/ other web series creators on New Mediacracy.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

[Video] Family Guy: Something, Something, Something Dark Side

The Griffins pay homage to “The Empire Strikes Back.”

I LOVED this episode.

Lots of highlights in here.

"Turn the ship around, Leia knows where Luke is." Family Guy. LOL!

Turn The Ship Around - Family Guy Wiki - FOX, Peter Griffin, Stewie, Brian with audio!

Something, Something, Something, Dark Side - Family Guy Wiki - FOX, Peter Griffin, Stewie, Brian

Best Radio Ever: Tivoli Audio PAL Radio

I just replaced the batteries in the best radio ever, the Tivoli Audio PAL Radio.

I've owned this radio since it came out. I bought it because we didn't have a power plug in our old bathroom, and I wanted a radio in there.

The Tivoli Audio PAL Radio is great for the bathroom beacuse you don't have to plug it in, it runs of rechargable batteries, and has great sound.

The Tivoli Audio PAL Radio also has an AUX jack that supports the iPod. IT's got a headphone jack too.

The little speaker is great and I like the retro styling.

My model is so old that they've since come out with an iPAL version. I think it's pretty much the same.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Watch Jimmy with Jimmy

Watch Jimmy With Jimmy. May 24-28.

Jimmy Fallon's Late Night Experiment to let viewers watch Late Night With Jimmy Fallon with Jimmy Fallon was a success on it's first night.

You could actually 'Watch Jimmy With Jimmy.'

Fallon to watch his show with fans online:
"We're always trying to stay ahead of the curve in how we interact with our audience. I'm thinking of this as a real-time interactive DVD commentary -- and it's going to be a ton of fun. I'm just hoping I can stay awake all week long," Fallon said in a statement Thursday.

What I liked about Watch Jimmy with Jimmy:

1. It worked. Ustream was solid and both the audio and video was clear. That's a success. At one point there were over 7,000 people watching.

2. You could hear what Jimmy was saying and also get a behind the scenes look at his interaction with the writers. That was interesting. We heard them chat about what skits they were working on for the future. I like that kind of thing.

The broadcast stream made me want to be in the room with them.

3. They had the comment stream up on a big screen for everyone to read and comment on.

4. Jimmy's producer, Gavin Purcell, read selected comments to Jimmy during the breaks, which he responded to. Cool.

What I didn't like about Watch Jimmy with Jimmy:

1. In Boston, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno went long, so nothing was synced up.

2. Although advertised as Watch Jimmy With Jimmy, and delivering on that promise, I wanted more interaction. Watching someone watch TV isn't the greatest interactive experience. I hope based on this feedback they can try some ideas to interact with the viewers more.

3. The Ustream chat box was small and would be better if it was larger or enabled as a pop up.

What I'd like to see next:

1. Like I said above, try some different ideas during the week to keep it interesting. You might think of 'Watch Jimmy With Jimmy' as a show of it's own and rely less on what's being broadcast. Maybe have some planned segments during the commercial break. Web extras.

2. Beyond this format, I'd like to see more of the original videoblogging style behind the scenes.

3. Experiment with bringing in live streaming video from viewers. That's something that I've been exploring.

4. Do an earlier live streaming show, like at 7:00 PM, prior to the live broadcast. Give us a peek at what's coming up and interact directly with viewers. That would be funa nd I would have to stay up so late.

Thanks for breaking ne ground in late night TV.

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

Jimmy's in my book:

Mike Hudack of on Media Memo

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Grey's Anatomy: Death and All His Friends

If you missed the final episode of Grey's Anatomy, you can watch it here via Hulu.

Would be nice if I could push this to my TV.

I know I can hook up my MacBook Pro to my TV with a DVI to HDMI Cable, and some external speakers, but that requires unmounting my drives, unplugging all my cables and carrying it downstairs. Not a big deal, but I'm spoiled by pushing Amazon movies to the TiVo.

Hulu desktop supports the Apple remote:
NBC's online video site, Hulu, has launched a desktop app that allows Mac users to watch Hulu content without using a web browser, and with full Apple Remote support.
I might just watch this re-run of Grey's on my TV.

Ended up watching the final episode on my MacBook Pro, with it sitting on the footrest. The HD TV was off. Couldn't get the DVI to HDMI connection to work, and it's worked before, and I know what I'm doing. I gave up.

Watching on the laptop was fine.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Watch Late Night With Jimmy Fallon With Jimmy Fallon on UStream

It's here.

Gavin Purcell, producer of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, announced it on my panel, Interacting with the Television Audience in Real Time, at the 140conf in NYC.

Starting Monday night you'll be able to watch Late Night With Jimmy Fallon with Jimmy.

This is incredible you guys. Every night next week, while LNwJF is playing on your TV, Jimmy will also be watching along in his office - streaming live! We are partnering with to bring you a totally interactive fun party time. You'll be able to chat with Jimmy while he comments on the show as it airs. He'll be joined by Late Night staffers and special guests! The stream will be live from 12:30 AM EST until 1:35 AM EST Monday, May 24th through Friday, May 28th, right here on our site and will be repeated for additional time zones. Did you ever think you'd get a chance to watch the show with Jimmy? HOORAY FOR TECHNOLOGY!
Visit Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

Jimmy's in my book, Get Seen.

This Week in Media: 5/19/10

[Audio] This Week in Media with @DaisyWhitney, @timstreet and me.

A discussion of TV Everywhere.

Mashable's MashMeet San Francisco

Photo credit: (cc) Kenneth Yeung -

Friday, May 21, 2010

Behind the Scenes: Steve Garfield and Gary Lombardo - Videoblogging Webinar

Videoblogging Webinar 5/20/10: Brightcove and Get Seen

Here I am with Brightcove's Gary Lombardo, showing off all the technology we used for the 'How To Be a Video Blogging Powerhouse' webinar. I've got a Kodak PlaySport Pocket HD Videocamera on an X-Shot extender, and Gary is showing off his iPhone and iPad. At the front of the frame is a Creative Webcam, nad on the right is a LitePanel MicroPro LED light.

Videoblogging Webinar 5/20/10: Brightcove and Get Seen

Here's a reverse angle with Gary and you can see the mic. It's an Audio Technica AT 2020 USB mic. It did a great job capture both of us speaking.

Videoblogging Webinar 5/20/10: Brightcove and Get Seen

Here's what the webinar looked like online. Brighcove used the Knowledgevision Platform to inegrate the live stream, powerpoint slides and twitter stream.

Videoblogging Webinar 5/20/10: Brightcove and Get Seen

There's a closer look at the audio technica AT 2020 USB mic.

Here's a Direct link to replay of the Videoblogging Webinar.

Here are the slides:

Read Gary's post, How to Be a Video Blogging Powerhouse: Webinar Recap.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

CareerJoy Interview: Social media skills is a new skill that professionals need to develop and embrace

You've invested in a professional resume and cover letter, now what? You are connected, using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, but should you be doing more in your career to show case your talents, establish your personal brand? What is your social media IQ? This week's podcast is from our recent Canadian Career Development Webinar with one of leading social media experts, Steve Garfield. Steve is the author of Get Seen: Online Video Secrets to Building your Business.

Steve launched his career in traditional media and was a radio producer on a Boston morning show for a number of years. He became interested in blogging, online video (pre Youtube) and new media. Fast forward a few years, Steve now advises Fortune 500 brands such as AT&T, Kodak, Nokia, and Panasonic, and media outlets including CBS, NBC and PBS on how to use social media to promote their products and services. He shared with us how an individual can use social media to raise your personal and professional profile.

Steve shared "In busy organizations getting noticed is becoming more challenging, however social media skills is a new skill that professionals need to develop and embrace" I couldn't agree more, I can remember when email was first entering the market some were very slow to adapt. This is the same today with social media such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Youtube. Here is why I think this is important. Your social media skill-set will have a direct impact on your job search results and your long-term career success-guaranteed!
I had fun doing this interview with Alan Kearns.

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Super Sexy CPR

Super Sexy CPR from Super Sexy CPR on Vimeo.

Via [ Adrants ]

National CPR/AED Awareness Week is June 1-7.

Enter Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation's video contest to win an AED (automated external defibrillator) for your school! Submissions are due 5/25.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

[Video] Embrace The Fail: Felicia Day on The Mortified Shoebox Show

The Shoebox Sessions: Felicia Day | The Mortified Shoebox Show
Mortified presents a brand new segment, The Shoebox Sessions. Felicia Day shares childhood artifacts with Mortified Founder, Dave Nadelberg.
Watch more Shoebox Shows.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Newbury Street Boston: Looking Up

Newbury Street Boston: Looking Up

Newbury Street Boston: Looking Up

Newbury Street Boston: Looking Up

View the full "Newbury Street Boston: Looking Up" set on flickr.

The Mirror Trick

The Mirror Trick, originally uploaded by stevegarfield. CC BY-NC-SA

How to see yourself when fliming with a Kodak PlaySport or any pocket video camera that does not have a flip out lens.

nbc introduces 'fan it' connects to facebook, foursquare, myspace and twitter

NBC Unveils Network Wide Affinity Program, 'Fan It,' Utilizing Social Media To Reward Fans

nbc introduced 'fan it' today. Once you join you can connect your facebook, foursquare, myspace and twitter accounts.

I'm trying it out.

When I click on "take the challenge", I'm sent back to the "link to your profile' page.

Had to go to twitter manually and follow @NBCFanIt

Not sure that I got the 50 points.


Sunday, May 16, 2010

LIVE discussion on The DV Show Tonight 5/16/10

I'll be live with Brian Alves tonight in the Producers Huddle.

From the website:
Take your seat for the Producer's Huddle - a place where content creators, new media beginners and video experts gather to participate in a live, interactive visual discussion for on the spot advice and coaching from a community of participants via video and online chat.

Watch, listen, and ask questions direct from your home or office computer as we take on spontaneous topics such as improving workflow, making money with video, equipment choices, behind the scenes tech, marketing and how to become successful.
Sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun.

Come by and join in tonight.

Steve Garfield Answers Top 5 Online Video Questions

Author's Globe Master Class

I had a great time presenting the Author's Globe Master Class on online video this week. They've made the GET SEEN VIRALLY: Boost Your Profits to New Heights Master Class available for FREE for a short time.

From Author's Globe:
Steve Garfield, video blogging pioneer, was the featured author on the ThoseinMedia Virtual MasterClass on Wednesday, 5/12/10. Joshua Beach, Media & Communications expert of ThoseinMedia, was the moderator.

Steve packed the hour with lots of practical, easy to implement strategies, using video examples, on how YOUR videos can GET SEEN virally & boost your profits to new heights. He makes it look like fun too. (We like fun!)

Our participants raved about Steve’s presentation, so we thought “What the heck, let’s make the MasterClass available for lots more folks to learn from Steve.” So, here’s the recording of the entire MasterClass (approx 55 mins). It is accessible for the next 10 days for the “fun” action takers to be empowered to speed up massive exposure & be the leaders of the pack.
Take a look while you get a chance.

Friday, May 14, 2010

My New England Belt Sander Racing Association Video Featured on

The New England Belt Sander Racing Association meets this weekend at the Sommerville Armory.

Here's my report from the 2007 race: liked my Belt Sander Racing video so much that they posted a link to it on their front page, as a sidebar to their story, and embeded in their blog. The part that annoys me the most is that they are using my video without attribution.

Image: Belt Sanders Built For Speed
Video - Belt Sander Racing

Built for speed

Image: Video: Belt Sander Racing
Watch a video of the New England Belt Sander Racing Association's 2007 Winter Nationals event.
Note: How about saying something like, watch Steve Garfield's video.


Image: I've got the power (tools) a video of the association's 2007 Winter Nationals event to get a feel for it
Again, how about saying something like Steve Garfield's video of the association's 2007 Winter Nationals event to get a feel for it.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Brightcove Webinar 5/20: How to Be a Video Blogging Powerhouse

How to Be a Video Blogging Powerhouse


Join Steve Garfield and Brightcove on May 20, 2010, 2:00 to 3:00 PM EST, for a Free Webinar
Video blogging has become a top activity on the web, as online video has taken off as an effective way to communicate with an audience. Steve Garfield, author the recently released book, Get Seen: Online Video Secrets to Building Business, is one of the web's first video bloggers, having launched his own regular video blog in 2004. Since then, he's become a leading expert and innovator with online video. Join Steve and Gary Lombardo of Brightcove, as they provide you with insight on what you need to do to be successful in building your business with video blogging.

Topics include:

What equipment you will need to get started
Tips on creating great videos and thinking like an editor
Best practices in producing & publishing video on your blog
Optimizing your video blogging efforts
Examples of video bloggers that have become online powerhouses

[Video] Greyson Michael Chance Performing Paparazzi

He's on Ellen DeGeneres today.

Greyson Chance WAS on Ellen today, but in the Boston area WCVB broke into Ellen to report on breaking news that the FBI was raiding a local home and gas station.

Obviously they have different priorities.

Here's Greyson on Ellen:

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

Master Class 5/12: Online Video Secrets to Boost your Profits to New Heights

5/12 Author's Globe - MasterClass
Topic: ONLINE VIDEO is everywhere! It is a great tool in the social media arsenal to speed up massive exposure and grow sales. Is it happening for YOU?

Date: Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 12:00 pm EST


Learn in an interactive Virtual MasterClass:

- 5 strategies to become an online video powerhouse that brands you as a leader.

- Tips to building a community around your video content and go viral.

- Simple, effective & painless shortcuts to create powerful messages/stories that “GET SEEN”.

Featured Visionary Leader: STEVE GARFIELD, Godfather of Video Blogging & Author

First 30 to sign up, via this link, get a free VIP pass [ $25 Value ]

If you are one of the first 30, you will receive a confirmation email with the instructions to enter the virtual room.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

SNL Video: Debbie Downer from Dress Rehearsal 5/8/10 - Cut from Live Show

Kristen Wiig, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Betty White and and Molly Shannon.

via shoemakermike

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Squarespace Social Widgets: Flickr, Twitter, and RSS

This might be what I've been looking for to redesign

Jeff Jarvis says it's now all about streams and flows.

I'm looking to design a more visual and consistant interface.

I also like this video. :-)

The Squarespace blog
Squarespace: Social Widgets

Embed a Tweet from Twitter with a Bookmarklet

Here's my first embedded tweet:

See also:
Blackbird Pie - Paste in a tweet URL
Fresh-baked tweets for your posts - Explained
Here’s An Easier, Faster Way To Embed Tweets - Bookmarklet

Kindle Popular Highlights Now Shared Online and on Facebook and Twitter

Amazon Kindle Popular Highlights takes reading social:
Amazon has starting rolling out its latest 2.5 Kindle update and with it a new feature called Popular Highlights.

What some will either class as incredibly annoying or the future of reading, users will now be able to see where other people have highlighted text within a book, very much like reading a used text book.
For me, this is very interesting because I can now go to a web page and see which passages in my book, Get Seen, are most popular.

Amazon kindle Highlights - Get Seen
Most popular highlights from Get Seen, Search Results Page

You can visit the highlighted results page and look around yourself.

My friend Len Edgerly is reading Get Seen on his Kindle and he's turned on the twitter interface, so the quote he likes get's posted to the kindle popular highlights page, and it gets posted to his twitter feed.

Amazon Kindle Highlights Tweet
Twitter post

Here's the link to the individual highlight in Len's tweet.

Len also shared the link on his Facebook Wall.

One problem with the current implementation is that on the kindle popular highlights page, the permalink of each post is not displayed, so there's no way for the reader to share that link, unless they happen to see it on the reader's twitter feed, if they've enabled twitter sharing.

This will be an easy fix for amazon.

What do you think about social sharing what you read?

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Canada's Career Coach Alan Kearns interviews me at noon on 5/6

Canada's Career Coach Alan Kearns interviews me at noon on 5/6:
Stand out from the professional crowd with Award-winning Video Blogger Steve Garfield.

You've invested in a professional resume and cover letter, now what? You are connected, using Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, but should you be doing more in your career to showcase your talents, establish your personal brand? Is there anything beyond these types of social networking sites that you should be doing? How can you provide another dimension to your online identity? Join Alan Kearns when he interviews one of the original video bloggers, Steve Garfield, and they delve into these questions while discussing Steve's book, Get Seen: Online Video Secrets to Building your Business.
Tune in.

See also:

Why I Started Boston Media Makers

Diane Darling's new book The Networking Survival Guide just came out. It's a guide to help you leverage online networking with traditional face-to-face events.

She interviewed me for the book and I talk about why I started Boston Media Makers, and how I promote and run the monthly meetings.

The Networking Survival Guide Facebook Page

Boston Media Makers

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Marine Week Boston 2010 - Osprey Flight

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Eric Schwartzman invited me, David Meerman Scott, Todd Van Hoosear, CC Chapman and Doug Haslam to visit Hanscom AFB for an Osprey Flight over Boston in celebration of Marine Week Boston.

Marine Week happens in a different city every year. This week it's in Boston from May 3-9. There's a whole schedule of events and demonstrations that will take place all week.

A big event is happening on Saturday:
Family Day at Moakley Park and DCR Carson Beach
12:00 P.M.- 8:00 P.M. - Marines will hold a fun-filled family day at Moakley Park. This day will include static displays, sports demonstrations, technology displays, music performances and much more: 12:00 P.M. – 12:30 P.M. - The Albany Marine Band will perform some of America’s favorite tunes. 1:00 P.M. – 1:30 – Ground Vehicle display and demonstration. 1:30 – 3:00 P.M. - Sports demonstrations by the Marine Corps boxing and martial arts teams, plus Marine Corps working dogs. 3:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. - A Marine Air Ground Task Force Demonstration showcasing the Marine Corps' amphibious war fighting capability. 5:00 P.M. – 5:45 P.M. - Marine Corps Battle Colors Ceremony with the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and Silent Drill Platoon.
Location: Moakley Park and DCR Carson Beach (William J. Day Blvd.)

Briefing - Marine Week Boston 2010 - Osprey Flight

After a briefing on where our flight would go, we went outside to take photos and wait for our flight.

Here's the Osprey:

Osprey - Marine Week Boston 2010 - Osprey Flight

The cool thing the Osprey is that it takes off like a helicopter, then it flys like a plane.

Here's a video of one taking off:

This video features David Meerman Scott interviewing a Marine who is explaining what goes on during Marine Week.

This is what it looks like inside the Ospery:
Onboard Osprey at Marine Week Boston 2010 - Osprey Flight

They fly with the back door open 90% of the time. Here's a view out the back:

Marine Week Boston 2010 - Osprey Flight

CC Chapman got a great shot of me taking a photo of live streaming from my iPhone with Qik.

Photo CC Chappman CC BY-NC-ND

Here's an archived live Qik stream:

Turn down the sound. We didn't hear all this noise since we had both ear plugs and headsets.

My favorite shot of the day:

Marine Week Boston 2010 - Osprey Flight

Here's my Marine Week Boston 2010 - Osprey Flight Flickr Photo Set.

Other videos:
V-22 Osprey media flight at Marine Week Boston May 2010
Osprey Ride over Boston [HQ]
Osprey take flight over Boston for Marine Week

Other posts:
Marine Week Boston: Hitching a Ride in the Osprey
What I Learned From the Marines

Osprey Flight Team

Eric Schwartzman, Sgt. Sean McNevin, Todd Van Hoosear, CC Chapman, Cpl. Scott Schmidt, Steve Garfield and Doug Haslam at Hanscom AFB for an Osprey Flight over Boston in celebration of Marine Week Boston.

Monday, May 03, 2010

LOL at ROFLcon by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid

LOL, originally uploaded by Laughing Squid. CC BY-NC-ND
photo by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid


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