Cheesy Pick-up Line Friday #9

Chris Brooker
August 7, 2009

Woohoo, Cheesy Pickup line Friday! What a great way to get ready for the weekend!

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. šŸ˜‰

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

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?

Third Tuesday Toronto – How to create online videos that people want to watch

Chris Brooker
May 27, 2009

Yesterday was Third Tuesday Toronto or #TTT for anyone that was following it on twitter. I was excited about this one, as I have really been getting into creating video lately, I was not disappointed.

As online video consumption continues to grow at an astronomical rate, now is the time to learn how to produce high quality videos on the web. Whether you’re in the market to shoot a video for your small business or start up a video podcast, Amber MacArthur and her colleagues from MGI Media, Chris Dick, and Jeff MacArthur – will discuss how to monetize video, how to shoot/edit video, and how to create community around your videos online. With journalism experience in mainstream media with Citytv, CP24, and CBC, as producers of an award-winning video podcast, and as consultants with clients such as Tony Robbins, Rogers, and IDEE, Amber Mac, Chris Dick, and Jeff MacArthur will provide video strategies for success.

And as always, thanks for our sponsors, CNW Group and the Berkeley Heritage Event Venue. Their support allow us to keep Third Tuesday a free event for the community.

I got there at exactly 6pm which is kinda surprising as Toronto traffic is far from predictable especially when you’re trying to get somewhere at a certain time. I managed to score free parking on Power St., bonus! I walked over and entered theĀ Berkeley Heritage Event Venue and wow, what a great classic building. Almost looked like an old church with the pews removed and no stained glass windows.

TTT - StageTTT - BarAs you can see, it was a full house. With a bar at the back serving cold drinks and excellentĀ h’our dourvesĀ at the front.

It’s a shame that the RefreshEvents this month justĀ happenedĀ to be at the same time. As I know a number of those people would have enjoyed attending this very educational event.

For all of those people who missed it. Here is the entire presentation in HD. Enjoy.
(As mentioned in the presentation yes, video is large, takes forever to edit, encode, and upload to the internet. That’s why this wasn’t up last night.)

It’s in 6 parts. YouTube and it’s 10min video limit for us non-pros.

Part 1 – Introduction

Part 2 – Amber talks about commandN

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

As the remaining parts come online at YouTube I will post them.

Excellent presentation Amber, Chris and Jeff! Thank You.

First tennis of the year!

Chris Brooker
May 26, 2009

Saturday May 23, 2009 I finally got to play tennis!

My friend Elieth, who you’ll see int he video, txt’ed me out of the blue an wanted to know if I was up for tennis. I jumped at the chance as I always seem to have a hard time finding a tennis partner.

This is my first ever attempt at editing video which is probably why it took me so long to get this footage up. I learned a lot but mostly I learned that;

a) video huge
b) my computers cry under the pressure of encoding
c) my internet cries under the weight when uploading the videos
d) video is time consuming, but worth it.

Here is my first edited video since high school (VHS editing deck). Enjoy.

The song is Go-Getter Greg by Ludo

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