Tuesday, May 31, 2005


I took this from Apollo Pony, a collective of videobloggers who have created a site that highlights video on the web. Good stuff.

After going to the Webzine 2005 planning committee, we also saw the potential of video (and other forms of personal media) on the web. Then the screaming against the raging sea began (we didn't get drunk yet til the end..well I got a little buzz at least..once that happens to us all, beware.)

By the way Videobloggers in the Bay Area: I want you to help teach. Send me an email telling you care! Even better: tell me you want to help.

Sunday, May 29, 2005

How To Get Your Point Across in 30sec Or Less the name of a book, which happens to star in its own video. I found it in a friends car and took it from her, fascinated by the writing like a dear in the headlights. I haven't done the pre-requisite meta-vlogger post yet, but since reading this book I think I may have to open my meta-mouth.

And Lord knows nobody wants that... the videos would be too long.

Hey, Let's Spin The Lottery Wheel!

I have this odd fixation on the lottery wheels that you can spin at the fair. You know, where your prizes are things like radio station keychains or pencils with some business logo on them. Well here is a riveting video of one person and their turn on the Wheel Of Fate.

Saturday, May 28, 2005

How To Fold A Shirt

I downloaded this off a bittorrent site the other day and I can't stop watching it!! I'm not that good at the technique, but let me know how you do. We will make t-shirt folding videos all night long. Just you and I.

I didn't make it, and neither did the guys who have the url at the end. We are all thieves in the pursuit of knowledge.

Friday, May 27, 2005

Flying To Monterey

Here is some footage of Roemer and I flying down to Coachella, but first stop: Monterey.

My encoding is looking better, even though I am using the same still camera to take the videos ( I like my Sony DSC-V1). Basically, the cam outputs mpeg1 files that I have to convert or else I don't get the audio for some reason. So I convert it to divx, then I convert it to .mov (using ffmpgX), then I can finally edit the damn thing.

THAT was the process that was gunking up the works. Now that I'm better at tweaking the settings, I'm a much happier Schlomo. Happy Schlomo want donut.

Monday, May 23, 2005


Bought some RAM today and was seeing if my lil g4 zoomed faster. It does! Two things I can do again:
1. I can use Final Cut again. It's been a little while and iMovie doesn't get my geek on.
2. I can record much faster-- and, as you can see, it doesn't chunk up! (see the birthday post down the page to see what I mean about "chunking up")

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Walking With Elvis

Went to Bay To Breakers last week and walked with a pack of Elvis, two kegs, a couple bottles of booze and my camera. And what do you know, I came up with a little video. (15mb Quicktime)

It looks better than the last one too.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Hey, Let's Get Some Coffee!

Woke up this morning in the mood for a cup o joe, and on the way shot a video.

Riveting good stuff! (Though I screwed up the compression... I think I'm making them look worse! Doh!)

Friday, May 20, 2005

Kristina Has A Birthday..

...and I don't even really know her. (But I enjoy her work) And she still gets a birthday card because Raymond was good enough to let us know.

I would have made the video acutally work (in other words: shoot it again), but I had too many margaritas while talking with my lawyer.

Tiki Time at Rocket John's

Went to Rocket John's house last week for a Tiki good time-- plenty of geeks and freaks.

On another note: I probably shouldn't be putting up 15mb Quicktime files, as I think they take too long to load up into your browser. That is why you should be using ANT, a really nice and easy way to view media files without having to come back here to see if I scratched my butt or not. Use the RSS feedburner link on the upper left and rock on with your socks on.

Monday, May 16, 2005

Crazy Paranoid Professor

While I edit my time at Bay To Breakers with the Elvises, here is a little piece about a Berkeley professor who is very crazy and a little nuts-- I can just imagine everyone in class smirking while the prof blabbered on.

I didn't make this.

I'm using BlipTV since the Internet Archive is having a few issues-- but I still love 'em!

Thursday, May 12, 2005

What I Like This Morning

This is a response to one of my ANT feeds (the whole reason I started this videoblog. It was an eye-opener in the possiblities of aggregated content. I knew it was happening, i just need the "tagging" folksonomy to kick in. Then watch the sparks fly. If I seem to be rambling, it's because I am. Just get ANT, put in my RSS feed, and you never have to read the backstory to the videos again-- NOW you know you want it!!).

Anyway, Kristina, someone I don't know, though I've been watching her videos, asked a question and I spent my morning answering it. (10mb Quicktime File) An experiment in making and finishing a concept before I finish my morning cup of coffee-- and it shows. (insert self-deprecating groan here)

In the end, I think I'm going to do one of these once a month.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Let's Meet My Mom!

For Mother's Day, we went to Target to buy a Microwave and look at her new green house--take a look.(17mb Quicktime File)

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Late night snack, Laurel Canyon

On the way to Coachella, we stopped off in Los Angeles, got drunk, and ate food. Excitement! No really, here's proof.(15mb Quicktime File)

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Educational Film #1

For some reason, I am having major codec issues on my computer-- formats just don't seem to want to convert into other formats. Whatever. I'll figure it out. I still have a video for you, even though the content is not made by me. For some reason, I thought this how-to video fits nicely over at Modern Single Dad.

I figure since he is on a fixed British Colombian income, he may want to learn this for his kids.

By the way, Coachella rocked. Video is coming.

Monday, May 02, 2005

(Last Week's) Saturday

Just got back from Coachella (video to follow), and last weeks clip is now up on OurMedia, so now it is here for you.

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