Re: [videoblogging] new work

On 03/08/2004, at 8:32 PM, Steve Garfield wrote:

> I think you might need some text on the page telling people to click
> each pane to hear it's audio

I presented a seminar on this work here yesterday and the same question
was raised. My answer then (and has been in the past) that I want
people to think that if something calls itself interactive then they
are expected to use their mouse (in this environment) to do something
to the work. In my case with most of the movies mousing in to the work
usually makes something happen. So my rationale is that just as we
longer feel the need to say "click here" in web writing (well, we
shouldn't feel the need), then why should we feel obligated to provide
buttons or instructions with video? I know we should while people learn
the ropes, but part of my stuff is to encourage people to play with the
material because they ought to learn how to play 🙂

having said all that, they can be obtuse so i think I'll start adding
very simple user instructions with them. not much use being doctrinaire
if no one can listen.
>
>> This vog is simple in design and execution, didn't take very long to
>> script (took me longer to get the iSight and QuickTime Broadcaster
>> happy),
>
> How are you using QuickTime Broadcaster? I thought that was just used
> for streaming.
>
>

well, that and iChatAV. but you can capture with it. turn on QT
broadcasting, in my case I had trouble since I was online (didn't sort
out why) so just unplugged the ethernet, set ip to 127.0.0.1 and
generate the sdp file from QT broadcaster. Turn on keeping a copy and
off you go and you then can use it as a video camera. If you load the
sdp file in QT watch out for the feedback.

cheers
Adrian Miles
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