As many of you may recall, last weekend I was in San Francisco attending the WordPress user conference called WordCamp. Well, I had a brief chat with Matt prior to attending and we decided that it would be a good idea to capture the lectures on video, so I went ahead and took my gear with me and played cinematographer for the weekend.
This first video which I’m releasing (they are coming out in no particular order) was actually the second session filmed on July 21, 2007 from 11am-noon at the Swedish American Hall in San Francisco, CA. John C. Dvorak and Om Malik led a public discussion entitled “Blogging vs. Journalism“.
The video has currently been uploaded to Blip.TV in a pretty high quality version, but it’s large and takes a long time to download, so I’m embedding a Revver version which is much easier to embed in blogs. It’s also available for download in Quicktime format and now available on Viddler as well.
For those of you that are wondering, the video was filmed with a Canon XH A1 camera with an Audio Technica AT897 shotgun microphone. Our sound system did not have audio cables to plug into my camera so at times the volume is a little weak despite the fact that I cranked it up during the editing process. Sorry about that, but I think it still turned out pretty good.
If some of you could please give me some feedback to let me know if you have any problems with the playback, or with embedding it in your own posts (if you are doing that) I’d appreciate it. I just want to make sure this is going to work for the vast majority of people.