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Blogging? That is so early '00s. In 2005, we vlog. A portion of this video might not be office- or family-friendly.
5/02/2005 03:46:00 PM
i really enjoyed this video. great as a discussion starter/thought provoker, however lacks the richness of meaning that soundbytes always lack. I guess that leaves us to fill in the blanks. How is that good? Bad? Interesting?
"Soundbytes," indeed. Well, sir or madam, you obviously do not appreciate fine cinematic talent. Could you not see the mix of influences in this debut work from a director who is destined to think of himself as a legend? This is Ingmar Bergman meets Edgar Bergen. It's DW Griffith meets Andy Griffith, "Gone with the Wind" meets "Breaking Wind." Need I say more?
Awesome video. I've been a supporter of the Space Elevator for quite a while now, and strong CNT ribbons are one of its major obstacles, so I follow that area of nanotech pretty closely. I recently emailed Liftport (a space elevator company) about starting a videoblog. Here's our correspondence:_________Hello,I've been a member of the Yahoo! Space Elevator group for severalmonths now, and am a strong supporter of the space elevator.I am also an editor at ( http://videoblogging.info ), aninformational site related to videoblogging and posting video anddigital media on the internet.I am also a videoblogger myself: http://bullemhead.comI do not know how or if a video blog could help Liftport, but I wouldbe glad to help you start one if you would like.One popular style of video blog is a video journal of the innerworkings of the group/person/organization. Make short videosdescribing what is happening in your world.For example, Peter Jackson is doing a production diary video blog ofhis new "King Kong" film, (http://www.kongisking.net/kong2005/proddiary/ )I tend to agree with Brian Dunbar's recent statement:"I'm convinced public good-will can make or break an SE project."Putting a face and a personality behind Liftport could help in thisarea, I think.Sincerely,Adam Quirk___________and their response:___________adam,wow, id never heard of this before... its very cool.i think i will attempt something like this, later in the summer, whenwe have more visual stuff to show.we are working hard on re-building a gallery that will show ourprogress, but its stills, not video.dunbar is right, we have a policy of public outreach, and are seriousabout it.we just recently commissioned several 'comic-book artists' to do a 'dayin the life of liftport' series, once a month.it will be a visual story of what we are doing, and the peopleinvolved. if you have signed up for the newsletter, then you will getit. we hope we will have the first issue this month, around the 3rdweek.thanks for the suggestion, its a good one. what we will try to do, ispost video, of our events, and link the blog to the gallery.take care. mjlMichael J. LainePresidentChief Strategic OfficerLiftPort Group "The Space Elevator Companies"
Boy, Adam, for a video blogger, you sure are wordy! Actually, I've spoken with Michael Laine a few times. He's proof that good things really do happen to good people every now and then. He's getting a factory up and running in a New Jersey city that is welcoming him with open arms.Laine is the rare CEO who has just the right combination of good business sense and wild-eyed dreamer. Like Jim Von Ehr of Zyvex, Laine knows you have to have a short-term business plan to keep yourself alive while you work toward the big dream. I could have used his advice a few months ago.There are countless challenges along the way to a space elevator, but if anybody can make that nanotube beanstalk sprout out of the ground, he could do it.The video idea is a good one. Space Elevator Reality TV. Laine and I have discussed that as well.Let's see: Are there clubs and discussion groups formed, prizes given out, requests from fans all over the world to film, serve drinks on, just be a part of ... a power cable project?
Any chance you can repost your video in a format that us Linux users can understand? Quicktime is not really an option for us. Perhaps .mpg or ogg theora? Thanks
Sure. I'll see what I can do. I think I understood .mpg. The other two words sound like something a religious cave man would say. Pardon my ignorance, but I'm learning this as I go along. Pretty much anybody can read .mpg, right? Isn't there an .mpg1 and 2 and 4? Which is best?This is up at the Internet Archives, so it'll take a day or so. Thanks!Howard
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