Tuesday, September 21, 2010

SMT: What I Use To Shoot Videos

Shooting video has been been a passion of mine for quite awhile. I remember using a Super 8 camera to shoot movies with the neighbor kids when I was in the 8th grade. (sometime I need to get those uploaded and let the world see my work :) ) I used to have a small editing machine that had a light in the middle and two take-up reels on the left and right. And the I would slice the film with a razor blade and tape the splice back together. If I had then what we have now as far as shooting equipment and editing software, there's not telling where I would have ended up.

But no sour grapes here. My love affair with the film/video camera continues and in this video, I hope to help those of you who are wanting to start using video, but don't know how to get started. Special thanks to Chuck Wheelock for asking the question that got this post started. Chuck's Twitter handle is @chuckwheelock. Sorry for goofing up your Twitter handle in the video.

Reference links to products I mentioned in the video:
Kodak Zi8
Canon Powershot A630
Steve Garfield's GET SEEN
Daisy Whitney's New Media Minute
Audio-Technica Pro 88W Wireless Microphone System
Tabletop Tripod

What do you use to shoot your videos with? This blog continues to be written by you...

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

#SMTulsa Meetup

On Saturday morning, I drove down to Tulsa to participate in Cheryl Lawson's (@partyaficionado) Social Media Tulsa Meetup. The meetup was held in the Dilly Deli patio area (first time I had been to Dilly Deli...nice place).

While there I had the opportunity to interview Cheryl Lawson. Cheryl has done a great job building up the social media community in Tulsa. As it turns out, she was in the audience when I spoke at the #140conf - LA last year. What a small world. I really appreciate Cheryl asking me to speak on a panel along with Doug Stewart and Mandy Vavrinack on the subject of finding you blog voice.

Here is Cheryl talking #SMTulsa and what it;s all about.

Mandy gave a presentation on location-based services and how to use them/avoid pitfalls. She did a great job. One term I will remember is "geo-fencing" I'll let her explain it in the following interview.

After the meeting, there were lots of people making connections and reuniting with old friends. You can see the slideshow of the #smtulsa event here.

And below you can see some of my iPhone photography in action.

Beautiful Downtown Tulsa.

Cheryl Lawson, putting it all together.

My name tag. I thought it was clever how Cheryl incorporated the QR code in the middle of the nametag. Can you tell what it says?

It was good to see my good friend Patrick Allmond and his wife. Patrick has spoken to the Bartlesville Marketing & Communications Assoc, of which I am a member.

Mancy Vavrinak letting everyone know just how large a blog can be, (inside joke)

Cheryl Lawson laying down the law at the beginning of the meeting.

Mrs. Allmond and Mandy enjoying breakfast before the meeting begins.

My view from the panel position.

Michael Butler, who I have followed for a long time and finally got to meet.

This is were I stop and you start. Please add your thoughts and feedback to this post in the comments below.
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