I've a solution to that, Mr. Van Dijck. Prefer still to speak to it rather than type it. Hope to see you at the flash conference Saturday with questions, specific times when you felt extant technique wasn't working for you.


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On Jun 28, 2006, at 10:18 AM, Peter Van Dijck wrote:

<x-tad-smaller>I'd love to hear more advice about that...</x-tad-smaller>

<x-tad-smaller> For example, to interview people. I like the organic approach, but I</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> freak people out by holding the camera in their faces..</x-tad-smaller>

<x-tad-smaller> p</x-tad-smaller>

<x-tad-smaller> On 6/28/06, Jan McLaughlin <</x-tad-smaller><x-tad-smaller>[EMAIL PROTECTED]</x-tad-smaller><x-tad-smaller>> wrote:</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > Hehehe. Spot on, Mr. Dedman.</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> ></x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > Learning to trust one's handling of the camera has a learning curve.</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > Remember? It's a new instrument the holder has to learn to play. My</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > best advice to folks who learn guitar from me is to attach the damn</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > thing to your arm(s) for a year or until your body becomes one with its</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > shape, weight & responsibility. Go nowhere without it. </lesson></x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> ></x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > A finger crosses the lens of the cameraphone when turned to hit 'off'.</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > It's difficult to hit 'stop' when in classic self-filming mode. That</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > move will require practice, practice, practice. Glad to have had the</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > immersion course in shooting with cameraphones. Will try to attend</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > Saturday's flashconference to speak about what I've learned about</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > shooting with cameraphones in depth rather than texting a vlog entry.</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> ></x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > The MSM will get it. That's my bet. And if we're lucky, in the process</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > consumers' bullshit meters acquire a gleeming polish.</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> ></x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > Announcers traditionally invoke 'Announcer Mode' when speaking rather</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > than 'Conversational Mode' which works better in this most intimate of</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > viewing situations.</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> ></x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > CLOSING DISTANCES::Discussed with a few folks at Vloggercon the idea</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > that the computer screen is about a breast-to-eye's length away from</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > the viewer. Think of the distance between a nursing infant's eye to the</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > mother's eye. This distance equation warrants consciousness when we</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > consider the powerful influence of the computer generally and the</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > videoblog, specifically.</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> ></x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > Related to western culture's strong nipple taboo, no doubt.</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> ></x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > Enough.</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> ></x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > Making media.</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> ></x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > XOX,</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > Jan</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> ></x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> ></x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> ></x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > --</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > </x-tad-smaller><x-tad-smaller>http://fauxpress.</x-tad-smaller><x-tad-smaller>blogspot.com - motion</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > </x-tad-smaller><x-tad-smaller>http://blog.</x-tad-smaller><x-tad-smaller>urbanartadventures.com - sound</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > </x-tad-smaller><x-tad-smaller>http://the-hold.</x-tad-smaller><x-tad-smaller>blogspot.com - poetry</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > </x-tad-smaller><x-tad-smaller>http://dagnyhemingw</x-tad-smaller><x-tad-smaller>ay.blogspot.com - machinima</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > </x-tad-smaller><x-tad-smaller>http://vlogpresskit</x-tad-smaller><x-tad-smaller>.blogspot.com - media</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > .</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > On Jun 27, 2006, at 11:40 PM, Jay dedman wrote:</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> ></x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > > On 6/27/06, Joshua Kinberg <</x-tad-smaller><x-tad-smaller>[EMAIL PROTECTED]</x-tad-smaller><x-tad-smaller>com> wrote:</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > > > Just found this amazing vdeo:</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > > > <</x-tad-smaller><x-tad-smaller>http://fireant.</x-tad-smaller><x-tad-smaller>tv/directory/episode/1276695></x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > > > Once you get through the corny intro sequence its actually quite</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > > > amazing. Raw footage of CNN correspondent Nic Robertson in Darfur,</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > > > Sudan. He even does his fair share of holding the camera and</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > > speaking</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > > > directly into it (this seems to be a smaller personal camera, not</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > > his</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > > > camera-person's larger camera for broadcast).</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > > > Its really quite amazing to see the techniques pioneered by many in</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > > > this group now being used by CNN.</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > ></x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > > this is pretty incredible. this could be anyone of us.</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > > imagine when CNN realizes that the corny intro isnt needed.</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > > One thing: Nic needs to stop looking at himself in the view screen.</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > ></x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > > Jay</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > ></x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > > --</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > > Adventures in Videoblogging</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > > <</x-tad-smaller><x-tad-smaller>http://www.momentsh</x-tad-smaller><x-tad-smaller>owing.net></x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > > <</x-tad-smaller><x-tad-smaller>http://FireAnt.</x-tad-smaller><x-tad-smaller>tv></x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > > <</x-tad-smaller><x-tad-smaller>http://node101.</x-tad-smaller><x-tad-smaller>org></x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > > Cell: 917 371 6790</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller> > ></x-tad-smaller>
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<x-tad-smaller> ></x-tad-smaller>

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<x-tad-smaller> my job: </x-tad-smaller><x-tad-smaller>http://petervandijc</x-tad-smaller><x-tad-smaller>k.net</x-tad-smaller>
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