Re: [videoblogging] Another New Person

Hey Sean,

I was and am glad to see you here..!

Ok, a bit less modesty this time.

I have been working on a system called Interactive Tele-Journalism,
which is in a nutshell a means to produce live, interactive television
event coverage utilizing low cost hardware and open source software
(along with some software that I built). Although the site is a bit
out of date, much information can be found at:
http://www.walking-productions.com/itj/

Although this system is meant for live (interactive) television, there
is no reason why similar means couldn't be used to generate video blog
like content although in it's current state it probably wouldn't be
more efficient than means currently in use by this community.

Another group that I have been involved in is somewhat represented by
the unmediated.org blog. We have been tossing around concepts,
technology and so on with the basic idea of furthering our goals of
bottom up media creation, distribution and audience involvement. We
are working with p2p, blogs, bittorrent, rss and various other
publishing means along with some custom hardware and software
development. More about this later…

Currently taking up my time is planned coverage of the Republican
National Convention in NY later this month that is going to be
utilizing the ITJ system described above. We are going to have 2
camera crews feeding live streams out for broadcast on MNN (the
Manhattan Public Access Channel – Hi Jay) and hopefully for internet
consumption. The interesting portion of this is that the audience is
via a chat applet able to send comments, questions and thoughts to the
"tele-journalists" as they are broadcasting thereby giving them means
to influence the programming. I see this as a sort of half way point
between true citizen journalism and traditional broadcast news
coverage…

In any case, that is what I am up to..

-shawn

On Aug 8, 2004, at 1:46 PM, M. Sean Gilligan wrote:

> Hi Shawn,
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> Welcome to the videoblogging list.
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> (Shawn and I have done some work together in a related, but more
> technical context, QuickTime for Java. Shawn's interests and work are
> in the area of citizen video journalism, I believe.)
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> Shawn, don't be so modest, post some links to your work and/or some of
> the press coverage you've received!
>
> Regards,
>
> Sean
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>> Greetings all,
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>> Since everyone else seems to be introducing themselves, I figure I
>> should as well.
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>> While, I am not an active Video Blogger, I do and have done some work
>> on projects that use many of the same technologies (blogs, video
>> editing, streaming and so forth).
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>> I have been lurking for the past couple of days and have found the
>> discussion to be great. I am glad that their exists such a motivated
>> and active community.
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>> Last, I am somewhat technically adept and hope to be able to pipe in
>> here or there to answer some technical questions and perhaps to offer
>> some software and hardware suggestions.
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>> Keep it up!
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>> -shawn
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