...at least, not until they shove their own money-making personal agendas down your throat. It only took two presentations, in my case.
Susan http://vlog.kitykity.com --- In email@example.com, Joshua Kinberg <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > If you've never been in an Apple Store, the really great thing about > them is that they have an open Theater with seating and a large > projection screen for presentations. They have regular open classes > and workshops and often hosts "special events" such as "Meet the > Vloggers." It is a good environment for teaching and presenting so I > can't really knock that. > > -Josh > > http://FireAnt.tv > > > On 2/3/06, Frank Carver <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Friday, February 3, 2006, 8:23:39 PM, Susan wrote: > > > My downward slide started with my most recent videoblogging > > > presentation at the apple store. ...Then I got another email this week saying they > > > want me to run my presentation pretty much just on the Mac platform. > > > My fault, I guess, for thinking I belonged in an Apple store. > > > > I must admit I have always been surprised by how so many people have > > got involved with Apple stores. Maybe it's because I've never been in > > one (the only one I have ever seen, in Amsterdam, was closed when I > > went past), but it just seems plain strange to sit in the pocket of a > > particular company with particular products to market. > > > > It may not reassure you but I can't see the odd alliance with > > Apple Stores lasting very long. There's not enough in it for them. > > > > > Videoblogging has been a love-hate thing with me. I love to do it, > > > but I hate the fact that it's hard to find people in my area that I > > > can hang out with, that I can discuss videoblogging with. They're > > > just not here. > > > > I'm sure this describes most of us. Don't be put off by the loud > > voices from a few large metro areas. Most vloggers have never met > > another vlogger, and those that did, probably made a big journey to do > > it. I met a few last October at Vlog Europe, but I've never met any > > here in the UK. It's a lonely hobby, but we kind of make up for it by > > sharing our videos. > > > > > Sure--I have my new friend Greta--and she's having fun > > > with it, making maybe a post a week--but the "passion"s not there, > > > know what I mean? Plus--she's on a Mac. It's like Spain Spanish and > > > Mexican Spanish. We share a similar interest, but not a similar platform. > > > > Well, maybe I'm lucky then. I don't know anyone with a Mac so at leats > > I don't have that problem. I have a bunch of PCs with various > > operating systems, but I've never used a Mac. Everywhere I have worked > > or studied has been exclusively Windows, Linux or Unix. > > > > > So that leaves me where I am today--a little crushed inside, without a > > > camcorder to vlog with at all, and with a vlog that I truly love but > > > don't have the means to update, not counting old home movies I have. > > > > Still got any editing software installed? Why not try a few remixes? > > They can be great fun, and a really good workout for your editing > > skills, and best of all, no camera required! > > > > As an aside, I don't know how much you would consider spending on > > videoblogging, but I have done almost all my vlogs using a small, > > cheap camera which records MP4 to little flash memory cards. Even the > > lowest price Firewire DV cameras around here are at least 200 pounds > > (roughly 350 USD), but my little solid state camera was only about 45 > > pounds (admittedly, plus the cost of an SD card), so I could get three > > of them for the same money and still have change. To me that's cheap > > enough to just chuck in my pocket and not worry too much about all the > > problems that can happen with the complicated mechanics of a modern > > tape camera. > > > > > Thanks for letting me rant, guys... I just seriously need some kind of > > > pick-me-up right now. > > > > *virtual hug* > > > > -- > > Frank Carver http://www.makevideo.org.uk > > > > > > > > > > Yahoo! Groups Links > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/videoblogging/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/