Wow, this whole thread couldn't have come at a better time. After lurking on this list for probably a full year and being encouraged to get involved by Mike (Meiser) in the video conversation, i'm finally taking the plunge.
And, without any experience in the medium, nor with coding, making video, using audio equipment, acting, directing or being on camera - there are just so many things to consider that i know that i don't know to consider and to go ahead anyway and just do something to find out how it feels. This is very cool and it's really great to have a community of people that are so passionate about it already deeply involved in the conversation - so i can eavesdrop. And now i'm working on setting up my own video, learning how high my production values are, and how far i am from meeting those values, but wanting to have the conversation anyway. So i've opted for what i now realize was a kind of complex videoblog format because i like how RocketBoom is set up. Then we had some serious over-modulation on the audio of a performance i did and then casted. And then we tried to make a professional looking background and spent like four hours trying to get it set up, and then didn't really have anything inspired to say, and when i did, our professional background fell down. Now we're using a black sheet. I feel like a teenager fumbling around with a bra clasp. This is so exciting! I love the wild world of video blogging - not knowing what the hell to do, and simultaneously trying everything, making decisions, realizing that my tongue shouldn't go that far into her mouth and hoping that i can recover quickly enough that she doesn't scrap the whole mission - that she'll keep kissing me long enough for us to be really connected again - cause i know that's when the magick happens. ...which is what a good show is for me...it's about creating the magick. Inspiring someone - just for a second, so that they resonate at the deepest levels with who they are most... The more engaging it is for the people i'm conversing with (whether that means fun, funny, weird, dazzling, quirky, whatever) - the more of a connection it really creates. And, for me, my casts are (or will be when they're working) a conversation, so a good show will be a good conversation and a good month will be all about how well it engages and grows with my audience - whether that's two people or two thousand. And ultimately, for purely selfish reasons, my good show will be about how many people walk away with something valuable for themselves - and getting everything that hinders that to be gone from my blog. So, as i continue down this path, carving out more time in my day to watch (and steal from) your videos, reading these posts, and realizing in greater and more meaningful depth what kind of relationships transparency, video and this group engender, i wanted to say thanks to Jay and whomever else set this list up, and to pay a little tribute to a group that is pioneering some significant part of the future of communication. So, thanks. Off to edit some video so i can post it when we get this damnable RSS feed working, -Devon -- Devon White Toward a full cultural climax c| +1.845.702.7151 e| [EMAIL PROTECTED] w| www.YumFig.com (mmmmm...) w| www.devonwhite.org [Non-text portions of this message have been removed] Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/videoblogging/ <*> Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional <*> To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/videoblogging/join (Yahoo! ID required) <*> To change settings via email: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> 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/