Archive for the ‘videoblogging’ Category

Hodson and Dedman on Video Blogging

May 7, 2007

Hodson and Dedman

Ryanne Hodson and Jay Dedman at SJSU
On April 25, 2007 Hodson and Dedman came to SJSU. They spoke to Professor Cynthia McCune’s Journalism 163 class about videoblogging. Devon Thames, from our class, was there and she shot a video of their presentation. It is being made available here in multiple parts. Here is part one of their presentation.


May 8, Tuesday Class

May 6, 2007

Discussion: The Long Tail

The Long Tail

Impact of the Long Tail

Anderson on the Long Tail

Important terms for this conversation:

  • Disintermediation: “Cutting out the middleman.”
  • The Long Tail: “Products that are in low demand or have low sales volume can collectively make up a market share that rivals or exceeds the relatively few current bestsellers and blockbusters.”

Topics of conversation:

  • Amazon and the death of the corner bookstore
  • iTunes and the death of the music store business
  • Craigs List and the death of classified revenue.

Roy's Motel Cafe

Related Commercial Moment
“We have every movie ever made, in every language, any time, night or day,”
“Qwest – Bandwidth – Roy’s Motel Cafe (1999)”.

Places to Go, People to Know:

The Long Tail


Final Project
There will be more demo tutorials and we will be discussing the Final Project Assignment
Presentation on getting an RSS feed
I will be doing a demo presentation on getting an RSS Feed using FeedBurner.

Students will get their own FeedBurner Feeds specific to final. This feed needs to be posted to the class blog. The balance of the class will be devoted to accomplishing these tasks.


Due This Day:

Put a picture of yourself on your server space
This picture needs to be 300 pixels x 300 pixels. If you were unable to get this posted, bring it to class and we will post it in class!

Blog Post about Your Final Project
This isour first media entry on your Blogger Blog. A link to it should also be on your class blog. This also requires a photo to be posted on your blogger blog for the link to your post, no wider than 375 pixels. If you were unable to get this posted, bring it to class and we will post it in class!

Blog Post about Reading Assignment
Up through page 237 (the end) of Naked Conversations by Scoble and Israel.

Takin’ Me Home

May 3, 2007

SP Commutes 1985

SP Commutes 1985, Volume 1
In the summer of 1985 the Southern Pacific Railroad’s commute equipment stopped operating on the San Francisco peninsula and was replaced by Caltrain. This ended over 100 years of SP commute operations on the San Francisco peninsula. This short Track Warrants video, converted from silent Super8 movies, captures that period. As well as the film, this video features the music of Heather Sullivan.

The music used here is released on a creative commons license.

Steam train video from 1984

May 1, 2007

SP4449 heads north

SP4449 Heads North, June 1984
I just recently had some super8 movies I shot during the 1980’s converted to digital video. This short movie clip was made of the World’s Fair Daylight returning to Portland in 1984. My then very young sons and I chased the train north. This video is unpublished and features a full daylight train with McCloud steam, SP, Amtrak and even some BCR Alco action. Since the film was silent, some music from the band Everyday Jones was dubbed in to give it a bit of a Winterail flavor.

Minor change in idea

April 25, 2007

So i hope we are allowed to do this, but i am going to tweak my idea for the podcast a little bit. I am still going to keep it about Greek life, but instead of just interviews, I have decided that I am going to do one episode with interviews, and the other two episodes are going to be about events going on in the Greek system.

Ryanne Is Coming April 25

April 25, 2007

Ryanne of Freevlog to be here tonight
Ryanne Hodson
of Freevlog is coming to Cynthia McCune’s Journalism 163 class tonight. The class meets at 6pm in DBH226. This is an event not to be missed if you can make it!

SJSU May Film Festival

April 25, 2007

SJSU Film Society

SJSU Film Festival May 10
On May 10 is the 2007 Film Festival being put on by the SJSU Film Production Society. Students are invited to submit films for consideration for the festival. The event is at 7p.m. on May 10 at the University Theater. Films may be submitted in Mini-DV or DVD format to the FPS Box in the TRFT Office on the first floor of HGH. No deadline information was given for submission.

My Blogger blog

April 24, 2007

Hello, my name is Mark Aspillera and my Blogger blog can be located right here.

My podcast idea

April 24, 2007

For my final podcast, I was thinking about doing 3 segments on different aspects of living in the Bay Area. I’m not exactly sure what I want to focus it down into yet, but I’m thinking about things like famous attractions in the area, or even little known places of interest. I feel very fortunate to live in an area with so much to offer, and such diversity, so I think this project would be a good way to explore these resources.

Endless Love

April 24, 2007

Your Eyes

Use of copyrighted material
I am planning to use this video today when we talk about Fair Use.