Friday, June 30, 2006

Rerun for Friday


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23 MB 5 min. My rerun for Rerun Week. This was my first ever vlogpost (Oct 19, 2005). Everything is stock, except this time around I added voiceover to the unreadable subtitles. I'm still geting comfortable with iLife 04 and panther to this day. The quotes are from the Dhammapada. flash version here

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Wonderful Wednesday


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50 MB 11 min. Music, work, and fitness. Music: John Zorn's "Kisofim" from Circle Maker, Masada live at the Tonic, Electric Masada live, and Masada Guitars. Musicians highlighted- John Zorn, Dave Douglas, Greg Cohen, Marc Ribot & Bill Frisell. Second segment is Grappling & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament footage. Music: "Mais Que Nada"- Sergio Mendes & Brazil '66. I don't have research for a political action so here is a link- special feature link: Lisa Rein (she sings like Chrissie Hynde).flash version here

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Vloggercon 2006 Installment 12


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11 MB 2 min. I would like to thank the following people- Josh Wolf, Alex Menendez, Monkeybrains.net girl, Mario Librandi, Andrew Congdon, Lukas Blakk, Juan Antonio & Cristina Cordova, Michael Schaap, Nadav, Raymond, Galacticast, Vlogmap/Leanback Vids, Lisa Rein, Tim Street, Anne Walk, Amanda Congdon, Zadi Diaz, Vu Bui, Lan Bui, Share Ross, Eric Rice, Zenophon Abraham, Laura Moncur, Gabe McIntyre, Mary Beth, Erin Nealey, Eddie Codell, Brittany, Zulma Aguiar, Ted Tagami, Bev Sykes, Paul Knight, Smithie Boho, Randy Mann, and Ben Williams. Thanks for the interview. Special thanks to Freevlog.org, Ryanne Hodson and Michael Verdi. Thanks to Nathan Miller for his help and his interview questions. Thanks to Vloggercon 2006 for bringing together caring and creative people. Have a peaceful summer.flash version here

Music: 1st 2 minutes of WA Mozart's Clarinet Quintet in A Major.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Vloggercon 2006 Installment 11


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26.8 MB 5 min Vloggercon 2006 interview of Randy Man from http://livefromlowell.com/ and Ben Williams from http://codedsignal.com. Interview questions written by Nathan Miller. flash version here

Friday, June 16, 2006

Vloggercon 2006 Installment 10


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21 MB 4 min Bev Sykes-funnytheworld.com, Paul Knight-pjkproductions.blogspot.com, Smithie Boho- 320x240.blogspot.com. Interview questions by Nathan Miller. flash version here

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Vloggercon 2006 Installment 9


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Britney from Modern Feminist/Holla Back Boston/Shooting Full Force,
Zulma from elnorteproductions.com, Ted from tagami.com. 9th episode of Vloggercon 2006 interviews. Questions written by Nathan Miller.

Vloggercon 2006 Installment 8


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34 MB 8 min. Interview of Mary Beth from mbfreeforall.blogspot.com, Erin Nealey from Mom's Brag Vlog (I didn't have all the questions at the time), and Eddie Codell of GETV. Interview questions were written by Nathan Miller.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Vloggercon 2006 Installment 7


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40 MB 8 min. Interviews- Zenophon Abraham, Laura Moncur, Gabe McIntyre. Interview questions written by Nathan Miller of Bicycle Sidewalk.

Vloggercon 2006 Installment 6


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27 MB 5 min 6th installment of Vloggercon 2006 interviews. Episode features Lan Bui, Share Ross, and Eric Rice. Thanks to Nathan Miller for the questions!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Vloggercon 2006 Installment 5


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18 MB 4 min Vloggercon 2006 interviews- Zadi Diaz, Vu Bui. thanks to Amanda Congdon, Zadi Diaz, Vu Bui, & Nathan Miller for his interview questions!

Vloggercon 2006 Installment 4



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39 MB 8 min More interviews (thanks to Nathan Miller's questions) from Vloggercon 2006. features Lisa Rein, Tim Street, Anne Walk

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Vloggercon 2006 Installment 3


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60 MB 12 min. See Installment 2 for the low down.

features: Michael from Macdocman.com, Nadav from the Netherlands, Raymond from DLTQ.org, Galacticast, Vlogmap/Lean Back Vids

Vloggercon 2006 Installment 2


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96.4 MB 18 min. I respect the vlogger Nathan Miller. Originally I intended to ask people about the FICA tax. Realizing not everyone pays the FICA, I e-mailed Nathan Miller in Kurume, Japan what he would do if he was at the Vloggeron 2006. So he said, number 1, listen. 1. What got you into videoblogging? 2. Why do you vlog? 3. What is your inspiration? Lastly he said it would be worth a million bucks if I got people to say Good Morning, Good Afternoon, and Good Evening.

features: Josh Wolf, Alex Menendez, Monkeybrains.net girl, Mario Librandi, Andrew Congdon, Lukas Blakk, Chasing Windmills'Juan Antonio & Cristina Cordova.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Vloggercon 2006 Installment 1


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9 MB 1 min 45 Installment at Vloggercon 2006. Vlogging is one way of getting your message across. To paraphrase Jay Dedman- you don't need to own a television station anymore to reach an audience.

I believe vlogging is creative in nature. As a painter, I think there's potential to help others much like Picasso's Guernica painting or Diego Rivera's socialist paintings. I believe somehow when you create social equilibrium, less people will commit crimes. That's what I want my vlogging to be but most of the time it's more like Edward Munch's the Scream.

links: Freevlog.org

Vloggercon Attendee Joke


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11 MB 2 min. The Yahoo videoblogging group had a thread on joking about non attendees to Vloggercon 2006. I've never been to San Francisco, I have a cousin in San Jose, and this Vloggercon 2006 seemed liked a good enough reason to visit an affiliate BJJ program in SF. But here is my joke.

How about "attendees are lacking in technical know how to effectively communicate and network in today's emerging technical breakthroughs?"

"Instead of getting to the jist of it, they decide to burn precious jet fuel for the sake of something sappy as videoblogging". Instead of embracing vlogging as a means of spanning distance and income brackets, it has become like the Oscars, a me-too affair and a self indulgent event. These self congratulatory congregations are akin to being first on the block with latest thing, a keeping up with the Johnsons thing. It is a bit more duplicitous though, it hides its consumerism behind the cloak of free speech. And we want to see the books, transparency!"

That was a joke. I was doing my Baudalaire impression. Really that was a joke. How was that? As far as the advertising thing, Google ads and other ads don't look too nice on my vlog even though it might bring in extra cash.

Take off


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7 MB 1.5 min Sometimes you are compelled to take off and find something that was inside of you all along. Music: Garageband 1 loops.

Rainy Night Ouside the Tonic NYC


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4 MB 50 sec. Rainy night outside the Tonic in NYC.

Slight Delay on the FDR Drive


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2.4 MB 30 sec. Slight delay on the rainy FDR drive. Yankee game postponed to boot. Music: "Deep"-Eyal Maoz.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Violence


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2.8 MB 45 sec. The video clip is open source archival footage from Archive.org. The audio excerpt is from "Ethics for the New Millenium" talk from Lamrim.com. Violence can snowball, gain momentum. To paraphrase the Dalai Lama, this aspect of violence is more dangerous in an era of nuclear weapons. Although he thinks the wording of "New Millenium" is misleading, he believes people can take action right now to be more compassionate. I was involved in a scuffle once. A drunk fireman called me a chink in front of everyone at a party and this quote, this sound byte helps prevent me from being an aggressor. The choice is really yours- constantly practice humility or escalate hate.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Sangwich


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44 MB 8 min. "Sangwich" - Jerseyband. They will appear at the Tonic on June 21, 2006. Self described as "Lungcore, a combination of heavy metal and horn music". It's descriptive and kind music to me. Come out and check them out, support your local music scene.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Leisurely NYC Fire Engine Ride


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19 MB 3.5 min. Leisurely NYC Fire Engine ride from Randalls Island, the Bronx, and Westside Highway. The apparatus is a 1993 Seagrave High Pressure Engine. The soundtrack I think was just fresh air.