Friday, December 22, 2006

Imperfections = magic

Sometimes the magic is in the imperfections writes Kathy Sierra. Creating Passionate Users is one of my favourite blogs. I especially love the graphs and this post is no exception.
Those flaws that come from having a low budget, or not enough time, tend to keep things real. It keeps us conscious of the human behind the creation and that's a good thing. Check it out.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Bushfire sky

The sky in the afternoon in Latrobe Valley. The fires are at Toongabbie which is about 10kms away.? It was windy and the light was eerie
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Monday, December 18, 2006

Magnify.net

I have just noticed that my channel on Magnify also called Falling Brick is featured on their page at present. This has led to a wonderful surge in stats that I am really pleased about.

I spent some time last night tweaking my sites and have found there have been a lot of improvements to the Magnify site since I last spent a lot of time there. There are so many more ways that you can tailor your channel to serve your purposes. I love it.

There are now over 1500 channels to watch. Most of them allow participants to submit videos also, so it is a great way to get some more exposure for your clips.

If you want to create your own channel it is really quite easy and they are very supportive. You can put videos from a number of places on there such as Revver,Yahoo,Blip TV, Youtube,or Google. Other video site users such as Videoegg have also submitted clips to my sites, so I imagine that almost any could be included. Even if you don't make channels it can be a great way to share with your friends what video's you like.

Blogger can put a widget on their site that will feature a selection of the videos you have on your channel.

If you want to make money, they share the proceeds from the Google Ads and the Revver videos with you via your existing Google or Revver accounts. I don't have a Google account, but I can benefit from the affiliate income from Revver.

Outdoor Cinema

In Melbourne there is an outdoor cinema. The current program looks really good. Many of my favourite films are listed as showing.
What could be better than to be outside watching a film on a warm summer night?
There was an article in the Age about it on the weekend that I posted to my newsvine. There is one in Sydney as well.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Peter Gabriel on TED Talks

The following clip is a must view. Peter Gabriel, who is after all a wonderful musician, is also a human rights activist. In this clip he explains about the Witness organisation. Their motto is: See It, Film It, Change it. What a great way to use your camera.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Revver 1.1

It's good. The guys at Revver keep getting better. I can't say enough to praise their efforts. Check out these little clips to learn more;


But Wait, there is more.......

How entertaining was that!
Well maybe there is a little bit of advertising/promotion in there, but fair dinkum, if you want to make and share video's, Revver is your guy!

Friday, December 01, 2006

Tom Waits "God's Away on Business"

Thumb_defaultIt seems to be music video week on my blog right now! This Tom Waits video clip is good. This is from the 'Blood Money' CD, an oldie but a goodie. You gotta love that voice.The lyrics are here This clip complete with umbrella,emu's,balloons and bubbles is worth a watch.