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Monday, October 10, 2005

Converge South: Final Thoughts

For me, ConvergeSouth was great because I got to meet so many awesome people in a very relaxed atmosphere.

Highlights: meeting Chris Daniel, Dave Slusher, Dave Winer, Ed Cone, and Duncan Black.

My session went alright... Sue Polinsky tells me that there was a great response to it... but I wish I had been better prepared for some folks being completely unfamiliar with videoblogs... I just didn't want to do a videoblogging 101 session, but, in retrospect, maybe the medium is too young NOT to do something like that. I think people will be ready for some deeper conversations about video on the web in a year or so from now.

I was lucky to have Kevin Howarth in my session, who took some great notes.

I have posted the powerpoint slides that accompanied my presentation here.

36 Comments:

  • At 2:23 PM, Blogger diE to SELF LiVE foR ChRisT said…

    hi! just blog surfing!

     
  • At 2:28 PM, Blogger Nick Douglas said…

    Did anyone record audio?

     
  • At 4:29 PM, Blogger Sue's Place said…

    The University PR department did a bunch of video of everything. I'm getting copies and will check if we can share. If we can, I'll post on each session leader's blog to update their readers (and fans, I'm one!)

    My real blog is http://sue.polinsky.com; the blogger thing is just to post in places like this. Amanda, if you want a WordPress blog, LMK and I'll host it for you as a thank-you gift for doing ConvergeSouth!

    S.

     
  • At 7:22 PM, Blogger Recess Monkey said…

    Amanda,

    Was passing through and saw your site. It looks interesting. I'll be checking out your stuff later on.

    It's cool to see someone else has a blog in Brooklyn.


    Later,


    Alee
    aleesjournal.blogspot.com

     
  • At 7:53 PM, Blogger tuckabuick said…

    Hey. You're kinda cute. I'd like to get to know you a little bit better.

     
  • At 10:18 PM, Blogger Mark Wagner said…

    Amanda (and Nick),

    Nevermind audio, shouldn't there be a video of this presentation? ;)

    Thanks for the slides, Amanda.

     
  • At 11:03 PM, Blogger balachandar muruganantham said…

    can you come and join Experts Talk - expertstalk.org. you can give review about various topics

     
  • At 12:30 AM, Blogger Amanda said…

    Video you say? Chris Daniel's got it covered. Check out his vid of my presentation. While you're there snoop around some-- he's doing some great work.

     
  • At 10:43 AM, Blogger larin von smartass said…

    i am obsessed with dr. katz. i used to record it every day on VHS while i was at school... i have years worth on tapes somewhere back home. once downlading files became a big thing, i got a bunch of episodes on my computer. also a true love of mine, home movies in squiggle vision. tis true, we are a rare breed.

    good luck and blog's speed

     
  • At 3:26 PM, Blogger Brian said…

    It's always nice to find another Dr. Katz fanatic.

    Anyone into Dr. Katz has a pretty decent chance of enjoying another great show that was gone way too soon: Austin Stories...

    Brilliant stuff...

    P.S. RocketBoom is great, Amanda. Keep it up!

     
  • At 7:14 PM, Blogger dbruns said…

    the Tony Danza Softball team says hi

    stlouisdbruns.blogspot.com

     
  • At 8:34 AM, Blogger Evangelist said…

    How did I end up here?

    Sorry, I knew I should have taken that right turn in Albuquerque!

    Good luck!

     
  • At 10:19 PM, Blogger Teresa said…

    You are an excellent host at rocketboom.

     
  • At 11:36 PM, Blogger pramodmahanta said…

    Hi..

    Iam from India. What time does your Show come on TV and what channel...would like to have a look.

     
  • At 7:47 AM, Blogger Trav3ler said…

    Great blog! You say you are interested in non-fiction crime books - well, this one is non-fiction and the crime, well, you judge:

    All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0471265179/103-4082123-6111812?v=glance&n=283155&v=glance)

    Just started blogging myself,
    http://trav3l.blogspot.com/, check it out. Trav3ler

     
  • At 8:36 AM, Blogger L.A.tentIntent said…

    I just checked out your blog and went to that rocketboom site. Very cool, you have great television presence! You've got great energy and capability to make something I wouldn't give a rat's arse about interesting. In the words of my geek friend, kudos.

    Feel free to check out my blog.
    http://farcelife.blogspot.com

     
  • At 10:33 AM, Blogger ^Sunrise said…

    everyone seems to be just.. "surfing" by!

     
  • At 11:53 PM, Blogger Chuck Olsen said…

    you did a great job presenting!
    i need to hone my presentation skillz...
    thanks for mentioning Minnesota Stories btw.

     
  • At 1:16 AM, Blogger caca said…

    hey, amanda - and all you other dr.katz fans, will you be watching...

    Hopeless Pictures
    Dear Amy,

    As someone who enjoyed The Player, we thought you'd like to know that the first disc of the Independent Film Channel's new series about the ins and outs of showbiz life Hopeless Pictures is coming to Netflix on October 18th. The second disc of the series will be available on November 29th.

    Actor, writer, director and producer Bob Balaban (Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show) delivers a biting animated parody of Hollywood at its dysfunctional best. Indie studio head Mel Wax (voiced by Michael McKean) spends most of his time on the phone with his shrink (Jonathan Katz) trying to escape his annoying nephew (Balaban) and the promiscuous head of development (Jennifer Coolidge). Meanwhile, his hysterical wife (Lisa Kudrow) keeps the home fires aflame.

    Enjoy the show,

    Your Friends at Netflix

    those guys are funny!

     
  • At 9:36 AM, Blogger Gabriel said…

    Great stuff! Finally a Blog worth bookmarking...

     
  • At 10:57 AM, Blogger PlatinA said…

    Hi! I'm from Spain.You have excellent blog!

     
  • At 1:58 PM, Blogger Cameron Lawrence said…

    You're right--it will be interesting, especially with projects like Google Video expanding.

     
  • At 7:14 PM, Blogger Paul Mendoza said…

    I'd be curious to find out, I have a site at http://www.game-overdrive.com/review/ that is setup with Blogger.com where I do video reviews of computer games and I give my opinions while I show gameplay. Does this actually qualify as a video blog?

     
  • At 4:44 AM, Blogger Ring said…

    Very interesting site, keep up the good work!!

     
  • At 9:45 AM, Blogger jornalista.Ton said…

    Hi.. my name is Clayton, is from Brazil - São Paulo. I am journalist interest for you site e people. Thi is very beauty woman the NY city. Know Brazil? welcome my country.. e my house! do you like orkut.com? my andress in orkut.. (ton.f) my msn is claytori@hotmail.com
    one kisses!
    byeee!!!

     
  • At 7:41 PM, Blogger RC said…

    Amanda, I know you don't know me, and I don't know you, but I just wants to say hi!

    Hi!

    Ok, I think I wants to say more. When I found your blogs name "Amanda UnBoomed" listed under Blogs Of Note on Blogger, I was afraid to visit it because I thought it was gona explode, but then I understood what unboomed ment, so I felt safe, and hear I am.

    It's kinda late for me now, so I have to make this post short, or my big brother will smack me on the head.

    You have a great blog, you're beautiful, and I hope you're having a great break, with lots of fun and chocolate cake!

     
  • At 1:02 PM, Blogger Kenny said…

    Amanda,
    I just ran across your site & wanted to complement you on it.I will have to find out more about Rocketboom & check it out.Feel free to check out my new blog site,flavor of the moment.It's a review blog that I started to support small press.Feel free to check it out when you can at http://www.flavorofthemoment.blogspot.com.I wish you all the luck in show buisness.
    -Kenny

     
  • At 2:58 PM, Blogger Neo said…

    Amanda - The term session makes it sounds like a swap meet for a group therapy meeting.

    LOL

    Peace

     
  • At 6:22 PM, Blogger Desertnut said…

    Amanda you're the best. I love your vlog!

     
  • At 11:51 PM, Blogger Nate said…

    I think you should expect that people will need a 101 session in videoblogging. It is a new thing, even if a few years old. Always got to start with the basics. A great site that does start with the basics of video blogging is freevlog.org , they are very helpful and give the personal assistance one needs in starting out in video blogging. Not expecting one to make the leap all on their own.

     
  • At 7:04 PM, Blogger CK said…

    Were there really people there who didn't know what vlogging was?!

     
  • At 7:31 PM, Blogger Amanda said…

    CK: Amazingly, yes! I mean, the mainstream is just beginning to catch on, but I would expect at a blogging conference that people would have been more familiar...

     
  • At 11:24 AM, Blogger p said…

    Hi Amanda:) I am Peter from Poland. I found your blog by accident, and I think, that you have very nice blog:) I saw watched your video, you are super actress!!! I am going to visit your blog in the future:) Sorry for my english, it is weak, but I learn it. I have blog www.piotrekabk.mylog.pl It is polish blog at the moment, but I plane to make blog in english language. I wish you nice day:) bye, bye:)

     
  • At 10:30 PM, Blogger Narcissistic Graffiti said…

    Oddly enough, despite a lot of tech savvy bloggers present, I think there is still an overall psychological intimidation people have about creating video. Writing? Easy. Recording audio? Sure - we've all used tape recorders. Video? Hmmm...there's home video (VHS and digital) that many of us are used to, but it's been a traditionally clearer demarcation between amateur video and professional video.

    I must say that I've been personally surprised in the last month, both learning from Len Witt (www.pjnet.org), Amanda, and Dave Slusher just how much the tools are advancing - and conferences like ConvergeSouth will help evangelize video blogging and help the rest of us realize that it's possible.

     
  • At 1:04 PM, Blogger Amanda B. said…

    Mmmkay. Your dance routine amidst the people of NYC was an act of sheer freakin' genius.

    Happy 1 year, Dancin' Queen.

     
  • At 8:01 AM, Blogger The Blah Brain said…

    Yeah Wordpress rocks, I recently switched.. I'm trying to find a cool template that I like.. so far i like the one i have now - anyway, my blog's url is www.theblahbrain.com I've got a page rank of 4 [if you know anything about page ranks and search engine optimization] and 309 pages indexed in google.. unfortunately it isn't more than that... anyway...you've got a great blog here! -Paul

     

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