Cheesy Pick-up Line Friday #8

Chris Brooker
July 31, 2009

Hey all! I know that a number of you have actually been anticipating my Cheesy Pick-up line this week and I was excited to do it. So far things have not gone to plan.

I will try my best to get it filmed, edited and uploaded tonight. But I fear that it probably won’t be until late this even as I no longer have a laptop (it died completely yesterday). Stay tuned!!

If you’re going to be in the Distillery District area tonight toss me a message (@cbrooker on twitter, cbrooker at g mail dot com), we can have a beer! Maybe film one with you in it! This is your chance to be in a professional production with 10’s of YouTube views. Could be your big break. 😉

oh oh, I even surprised myself. It’s done!! Enjoy

Beaches Internation Jazz Festival – Day 2 (Friday July 24, 2009)

Chris Brooker
July 31, 2009

KC Roberts Edition

After having such a great time Thursday, I decided to hit the Jazz Festival in the beaches again. Yay! Got there later this time about 7:30pm-8pm and wow! It was so so much busier. Took a while to find a parking spot and walked the rest of the way. People everywhere. Neither of us had eaten to we stopped at the Mrs. Mars Cafe and shared a pitcher of beer and eat some food (Giant Burger that I couldn’t finish).

Then wandered around and watched a number of wonderful bands performing.

Spent a long while with my favourite band at the festival KC Roberts and Live Revolution. I filmed practically their entire last set.

Give it a watch, these guys are awesome!
KC Roberts

2 weeks late but I didn’t forget – Tech Karaoke

Chris Brooker
July 31, 2009

Hey everyone! I was looking through all the video I had shot, mostly because my card had run out of space and I needed to delete somethings, and I ran into these wonderful videos I forgot about from the last #TechKaraokeTO at Tequila Sunrise.

It was the second one that we’ve officially had in Toronto and it’s still some of the best people and fun to be had. Plus 710ml bottle of beer.

Enjoy the dark, yet exceptionally performed, version of Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-a-lot.

If you just can’t get enough, here is the video from the first Tech Karaoke

Beaches Internation Jazz Festival – Day 1 (Thursday July 23, 2009)

Chris Brooker
July 24, 2009

I hit the Beaches Jazz Festival last night. oh that a great night with great music. The rain managed to hold off the entire time. w00t!

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6:30pm: Things are just getting setup.

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Note to self: Carry the good camera with you, you never know when you’ll need it. The iPhone 3GS is not really a camera, as you can see.

Experience with video on the iPhone 3GS

Chris Brooker
July 13, 2009
Hey all! This week I tried a grand old experiment which ultimately failed totally and completely.
As I was not going to be home Friday night, I wasn’t going to have a chance to edit and upload the cheesy pick-up line Friday segment. So I decided to film it on the my new iPhone 3GS.
Filming it was no problem, I recorded an intro, 2 pick-up lines and an outro as 4 seperate clips. In case you were wondering I did it in my car as it was the best place for the mic on the iPhone to pick up only the sound of my voice.
I trimmer the intro clip and the firtst pick-up line then tried to join them together. Nope, you can’t do that on the 3GS. All you can do it trim the beginning and end of a video clip. I thought I saw a video somewhere, maybe it was a beta, of someone joining clips on the phone. But on mine it couldn’t be done.
I then thought I could upload all the clips and join them on YouTube. I picked the intro and selected upload to YouTube, it “compressed the video” and sent me to the video meta data screen on YouTube. I typed in all the test needed on the portait only keyboard and hit upload. The app immediately crashed and returned me to the springboard. ARGH! So I start again, pick the video, wait for the “Compressing video” fill out all the information, press upload. It starts uploading and says “Upload failed”. Double ARGH!
I give up on the intro and just upload the short 6 secs clips of just the pick-up lines. these actually went up. What a frustrating experience.
Sunday I took the clips into Premiere Pro CS4 and quickly pulled out an edited version which is what you see now. I also upscalled the videos to 720p.
Apple, can we join clips soon?

Hey all! This week I tried a grand old experiment which ultimately failed totally and completely.

As I was not going to be home Friday night, I wasn’t going to have a chance to edit and upload the cheesy pick-up line Friday segment. So I decided to film it on the my new iPhone 3GS.

Filming it was no problem, I recorded an intro, 2 pick-up lines and an outro as 4 seperate clips. In case you were wondering I did it in my car as it was the best place for the mic on the iPhone to pick up only the sound of my voice.

I trimmer the intro clip and the firtst pick-up line then tried to join them together. Nope, you can’t do that on the 3GS. All you can do it trim the beginning and end of a video clip. I thought I saw a video somewhere, maybe it was a beta, of someone joining clips on the phone. But on mine it couldn’t be done.

I then thought I could upload all the clips and join them on YouTube. I picked the intro and selected upload to YouTube, it “compressed the video” and sent me to the video meta data screen on YouTube. I typed in all the test needed on the portait only keyboard and hit upload. The app immediately crashed and returned me to the springboard. ARGH! So I start again, pick the video, wait for the “Compressing video” fill out all the information, press upload. It starts uploading and says “Upload failed”. Double ARGH!

I give up on the intro and just upload the short 6 secs clips of just the pick-up lines. these actually went up. What a frustrating experience.

Sunday I took the clips into Premiere Pro CS4 and quickly pulled out an edited version which is what you see now. I also upscalled the videos to 720p.

Apple, can we join clips soon?

Cheesy Pick-up line Friday #6 and #7

Chris Brooker
July 13, 2009

Hey all! This week I tried a grand old experiment of recording, editing and uploading this segment on the iPhone 3GS which ultimately failed totally and completely.

Here is an edited version;

Forth of July Weekend in Ellicottville, NY

Chris Brooker
July 8, 2009

After no fireworks in Toronto, we decided at the last minute to jump in the car and head to Ellicottville, NY for a weekend getaway! Yay, awesome American fireworks and good times with my family.

Cheesy Pick-up line Friday #5

Chris Brooker
June 28, 2009

Another delayed master piece. Enjoy.

Cheesy Pick-up line Friday #3

Chris Brooker
June 12, 2009

Here’s your weekly dose of sexy. enjoy.

Cheesy Pick-up line Friday #2

Here we go. your little piece of awesome on a Friday evening. Cheesy pick-up line Friday.

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