Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Bloodfeast rocked!

Thanks to everyone who came out to Bloodfeast on Saturday night!

I saw so many people who I wanted to say hi to and dance with...and then it seemed like...*boom*, the night was over, and I never got the chance to. The night went by too quickly.

Here's one of the many highlights of the evening. I shot this video from the DJ booth, during the amazing performance by [:angeldustrial:].

In this particular clip, you'll see Sarah shoving the guy who randomly wandered up on stage and rudely attempted to interrupt their show.

(You'll also hear me saying something like, "What the hell - who is that?" and see that I momentarily lost my steady hand, and accidentally panned away from the stage :-( ...and, as a result, I missed the moments when Bobby and Andy swiftly sprung into action and pulled the rude guy down to the floor.)



More videos to come. I'm going through the footage, and I'll be posting more soon....stay tuned.

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Bloodfeast Media Party + Halloween Bash!

I can't wait for the Halloween party...it's going to be rad. And it's for a good cause -- it raises $$ for the New England SPJ journalism scholarship fund:

Bloodfeast Media Party + Halloween Bash!
Saturday, October 27, 2007
9pm - 2am
Machine Nightclub
1254 Boylston St., Boston
Cost: $15

You can get a $5 discount if you RSVP in advance.

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Monday, October 08, 2007

The New New Journalism

Photo Credit: Toan Trinh

The panel discussion at UMass went really well. A video of our talk is now online, and you can download audio podcast from the New England News Forum site.

Here are links to more press coverage:

Multimedia world challenges journalists, speakers tell UMass forum- Daily Hampshire Gazette


Journalism department hosts guest lecture trio - The Daily Collegian

Journalism Lecture Held On Campus - The Daily Collegian

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Talkin' bout Multimedia

I'm heading to UMASS Amherst to take part on this panel discussion --->

“The New New Journalism: Challenges and Opportunities in Multi-Media Reporting”

with Chet Rhodes of the WashingtonPost.com and Patrick Stiegman of ESPN.com. This should be good...I'm really looking forward to it.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Bloodfeast 2007

Planning is underway for the New England SPJ chapter's annual Halloween party. For more info, check out this video and be our friend on Myspace.



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Friday, July 06, 2007

Bingo!

I made this video report to accompany my recent story about Bingo:



If you want to find a bingo game in your 'hood, check out the Massachusetts Lottery Commission webpage...they keep an updated list of every bingo hall in the state.

Here are some more random Bingo links, for your enjoyment:

Lottery Museum

Bingo! - The Documentary

Bingo! - The Stage Play

Roadkill Bingo

Official National Bingo Night Song (mp3)

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Wheelchair softball




Last week I wrote a story about a nationally-ranked wheelchair softball team.... and then I interviewed two of the players on TV a few days ago. You can watch the video clip here.

The guys from the team have challenged the Globe newsroom to a wheelchair softball scrimmage. They said they'll lend us wheelchairs to use in the game. I'm recruiting my colleagues to play.....and hopefully we'll hold a little exhibition game in August.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

"From the computer screen to the big screen"

One of my videos has been selected to screen at this festival:

June 9th & 10th
American Film Institute (AFI)
Los Angeles, California

The invitation came out of the blue.

I was contacted by a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Southern California, who said she had stumbled across my videoblog and liked one my clips. She thought it fit with one of the festival's themes: "Making the Familiar Unfamiliar: The Importance of Physical Place in the Vlogosphere."

:-)

....I'm so psyched!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Boston Media Makers

I attended my first Boston Media Makers meeting last weekend. And it was awesome.

It was great seeing so many fellow videobloggers and podcasters in person, and hearing about the projects they're working on. I arrived late, and could only stay for an hour and a half...but after the meeting, I had the opportunity to catch what I'd missed through everyone's blogs. Seriously, the coverage of the meeting was impressive: Bryan Person blogged about the meeting; Beth Kanter made a video; David Tames provided an excellent roundup of what was discussed; Chris Brogan snapped photos; Steve Garfield wrote up notes from the meeting......and I'm sure other attendees have blogged about it, too.

The BMM group meets the first Sunday of every month at Sweet Finnish in JP. T

Saturday, February 24, 2007

123 Party

My story about 123 Party was in yesterday's paper....the article is still online, along with the video I made...

Monday, February 19, 2007

The Departed

My colleagues and I appeared in this documentary about the Boston mob...it's been released as a bonus feature on The Departed DVD (the two-disc special edition):

"Stranger than Fiction: The True Story of Whitey Bulger, Southie and the Departed", is a twenty-one minute featurette about the legendary gangster. You'll get input from Boston Globe reporters Kevin Cullen, Shelley Murphy, and Emily Sweeney, as well as retired Massachussetts State Police Major Tom Duffy, and Kevin Weeks, a former top lieutenant in Bulger's organization, and others who knew the man personally...

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Friday, February 02, 2007

Rules for YouTube: Make Art, Not Bore

From the Washington Post:

"YouTube turns two this month, which presents a fitting opportunity to decry it. The video-sharing Web site -- whose name has come to stand for every other such site on the Web -- has clearly emerged as the great new media drain catch, an uncurated museum of everything from dumb home movies to slick..."

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Viacom Asks YouTube to Remove 100,000 Clips

AP article via the Washington Post:

"NEW YORK -- Media company Viacom Inc., which owns the cable networks MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon and the Paramount Pictures movie studio, asked YouTube on Friday to remove more than 100,000 unauthorized clips from its hugely popular video-sharing site..."

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