ACME Youth Make Video Blog

September 28, 2006

Watch the video “Too Much TV”

Check out the new ACME Youth Make Video blog set-up by the Center for Media and Democracy:

“This site will be used to post videos that we make during the ACMEcoalition National Conference. With so many great names/faces/speakers/educators/thoughts we think we will be able to make a dozen or so quick short videos that share with you our flavor of what we see at the conference. We also hope this site can stay up after the conference for more youth to post and share their videos from around the sphere.”

Be sure to check out the video blog during the ACME Summit Oct. 6 – 8 and subscribe to the RSS feed for updates.


Videoblogging Workshop with Boston Neighborhood Producer’s Group Part 2

August 13, 2006

At yesterday’s videoblogging workshop at UMass Boston
Photo by Hiram Scott, BNPG

Yesterday afternoon, Danielle Martin, Hiram Scott of the Boston Neighborhood Producer’s Group, and I held a second videoblogging workshop for members of BNPG at UMass Boston. Hiram blogged the workshop today:

“Because many of our members are active television producers this new tool will prove to be invaluable as they share news and information, as well as their creative works with a much broader and diverse audience.”

We spent the second workshop helping members set-up their own Blogger blogs. By the end, everyone had set-up their own blogs and entered the world of blogging. All of the new BNPG member blogs can be found find listed in the left column of the BNPG blog.

We focused mainly on blogging yesterday as a first step towards assisting BNPG members with learning how to post video on their blogs. This allowed us to start slow. We wanted to make sure that all members had enough time to ask questions and understand many of the concepts introduced during the workshop.

We arranged the workshop so that Danielle, Hiram and I would discuss and show a few things for 10 or 15 minutes using the overhead and then BNPG members had lots of time to apply these concepts at their computer workstations.

Although we don’t have a date set for the next workshop yet, our goal with these workshops is to assist BNPG members with learning how to video blog and share clips from their public access TV shows using the web. For the next workshop we will most likely move to blip.tv to show as an easy tool for uploading and hosting video.

Yesterday was very lively and a lot of fun. We thank BNPG for allowing ACMEBoston to have the opportunity to work with them. It’s been exciting to be apart of a process that has allowed a new group of public access TV producers to gain the tools, skills and knowledge to begin sharing their stories using the world wide web.

Colin Rhinesmith
President, ACMEBoston


Videoblogging Workshop at BNN Part 1

August 1, 2006

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This evening, members from ACMEBoston, Community Change Inc., and the Boston Neighborhood Producers’ Group Inc., held a videoblogging workshop for public access producers at the Boston Neighborhood Network’s Multimedia Center in Roxbury, MA.

It was the first part in a two part workshop series to teach access producers how to distribute their video on the web, through videoblogging. At this evening’s first workshop, we talked about blogging and basic concepts around how to start a blog and a video blog.

Here’s a short clip of Danielle Martin, CTC Vista Project Coordinator at UMass Boston, from the workshop.

This video was shot on a Canon PowerShot A95 digital camera. Visit our video blog over at blip.tv.

ACMEBoston
create * educate * mobilize
http://www.acmeboston.wordpress.com

This video was originally shared on blip.tv by acmeboston with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.


Jay Dedman at ACM Boston 2006

July 22, 2006

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A video excerpt of Jay Dedman, Node 101/FireAnt.tv, presenting at the Alliance for Community Media Conference in Boston, July 8, 2006.

From the conference website:

Digital Content Distribution for the Producer

“From MPEG to Mp3, producers of media content have more distribution opportunities today than ever before. The proliferation of inexpensive media making tools is providing the opportunity for more people to become media makers, yet meaningful media creation still requires skilled training and distribution. Learn how PEG centers can foster the development of this new generation of producers by providing training as well as guidance in the various alternative methods of distribution while maintaining true to their mission.”

Moderator:
Jay Dedman, Node 101/FireAnt.tv

Speakers:
Ann Theis, Manhattan Neighborhood Network

Aaron Valdez, Public Access Television Iowa City

Shawn Van Every, Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU

Jacob Redding, Manhattan Neighborhood Network

To download and listen to the complete audio podcast from this session, visit the ACMEBoston Podcast and subscribe to the RSS feed.

This video was originally shared on blip.tv by acmeboston with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.


ACMEBoston Video Blog

July 9, 2006

“Prometheus Radio Project at ACM Boston 2006”
July 8, 2006

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Hannah Sassaman, Prometheus Radio Project, presenting at the Alliance for Community Media Conference in Boston, July 8, 2006.

From the conference website:

Community Media Reaches Beyond Cable Television

“Community media is more than cable television production and transmission. Who are our media partners? While preserving the best of television, how can we reach out to new partners, tools and applications to enhance our services and relevance in our communities? How can we best use our centers to enrich, mobilize, and preserve our public interests?”

Moderator:
Lauren-Glenn Davitian, CCTV Center for Media & Democracy

Speakers:
Jason Crow, CCTV Cambridge

Scott Alumbaugh, Sea Dog Designs

Karen Toering, Reclaim the Media

Inja Coates, Media Tank

Hannah Sassaman, Prometheus Radio Project

This video was originally shared on blip.tv by acmeboston with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.


ACMEBoston Podcast: “Digital Content Distribution for the Producer”

July 8, 2006

Digital Content Distribution for the Producer

Digital Content Distribution for the Producer” at the Alliance for Community Media Conference in Boston, July 5-8, 2006.

Click here to listen to the ACMEBoston Podcast July 7, 2006

Please note: the audio volume is low during Q & A because there was not an audience microphone.

From the conference website:

“From MPEG to Mp3, producers of media content have more distribution opportunities today than ever before. The proliferation of inexpensive media making tools is providing the opportunity for more people to become media makers, yet meaningful media creation still requires skilled training and distribution. Learn how PEG centers can foster the development of this new generation of producers by providing training as well as guidance in the various alternative methods of distribution while maintaining true to their mission.”

Moderator:
Jay Dedman, Node 101/FireAnt.tv

Speakers:
Ann Theis, Manhattan Neighborhood Network

Aaron Valdez, Public Access Television Iowa City

Shawn Van Every, Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU

Jacob Redding, Manhattan Neighborhood Network


ACM 2006 Conference Vlog

July 6, 2006

Ryanne Hodson is videoblogging ACM Boston 2006 over at the ACM Vlog. The videblog features a number of videos documenting the conference. The ACM Vlog adds, “Video blogging support is provided by Blip.tv. What is Videblogging?

“Curt Clapier: LiVn- Spanish Fork, UT”
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