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Monday, August 08, 2005


Several weeks ago I started experimenting with audio blogging. Since then, other Maltese bloggers have dipped their own toes into making their voices heard on the web. I'm really excited about the prospect of more in the future, even if I won't necessarily care too much for all of them. Start check out some of the podcasts available on the web and you'll see what I mean.

Besides audio blogging, I have also been thinking about the possibilities of video blogging. I first mentioned this on my blog after I met with Yury Gitman and Joshua Kinberg in March and May. Finally, I'm ready to present my first ever video blog.

First, a few words about it. Last Thursday evening I went to Central Park to see Patti Smith perform a live show with her band. I took several photos with my digital camera. Most of them are just blurs of light because I was sitting at quite a distance from the stage and the camera is not that great. However, it does have a video option: you can shoot several 30-second video many as your memory chip can take. I remembered this towards the end of the show and managed to capture about 2 minutes from the encore in 4 short clips.

I've played about with the clips a little in iMovie before compressing them for streaming. It's not exactly great video material, and it's far from any TV broadcast standard I've encountered in the last 20 years or so since I first started broadcasting on TV. Get QuickTime Anyway, have a look and let me know what you think. I'm thinking about putting up more video on my blog if this first clip works out well.

Blogger Kenneth said...

So here we have yet another lucky Mac owner... 

10:48 PM, August 09, 2005
Blogger Toni Sant said...

Actually I'm a recent Mac convert.

I've used Windows-based machines since 1989, so it's not easy to give them up completely. 

6:04 PM, August 13, 2005

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