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

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'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


Devon White
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