Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Monday, February 26, 2007

Spices of Life visits DriveTime

Spices of Life visits DriveTime

Here's a still shot from the SkyCam we had set up while shooting a new spisode of Spices of Life. I'm shooting the scene with a Nokia N93 while Nina Simonds is talking with Ravi and Sonia from DriveTime.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Green: Recorded and edited on a train with an N95

I recorded this movie, edited it, added credits and a soundtrack on the Nokia N95 while riding the Orange line train from Green Street to Downtown Crossing. That's about a 15 minute ride.

This is an exciting development to be able to be able to shoot and edit a little video while on a train on a cell phone. I don't have cell service on the phone yet, otherwise I would have been able to post it to my blog too. Once we get free WiFi all around Boston I'll be able to use that to send the video via WiFi where ever I want. This is exciting because it allows video production from the streets.

I'd never used the N95's video editor and learned how to use it on the train ride. I shot a few clip and then did an assemble edit. Added transitions and credits. Then I took the song Let Go from Imogen Heap and added it as a soundtrack. I trimmed that down to match the length of the video, 28 seconds. MBTA Map.

Jonny Goldstein - The Claw

Jonny Goldstein - The Claw
Taken with an N95. Small adjustments made in iPhoto.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Watching YouTube and Rocketboom on the Nokia N95 Cellphone


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In this video I show how you can watch internet videos on the Nokia N95. First we look at a YouTube video and then an episode of Rocketboom.

I am so psyched to be able to show you guys this since it completes the circle of being able to record a video, upload it via WiFi, then subscribe, download and watch, all on the same device.

Sweet!
Formats available: Quicktime (.mov), YouTube.

Rocketboom on the Nokia N95


Rocketboom on the Nokia N95 - Originally uploaded on flickr by stevegarfield.

Here I am watching Rocketboom, from February 7th, on my Nokia N95 via the N95 Video Centre. The N95 grabs the videos off the web and downloads them. I am using a WiFi connection. I also watched YouTube videos. These two vlogs showed up on the Nokia video Service Catalogue in a list of six feeds. Other feeds were Reuters, Startcooking.com, Unicef and Tagesschau.

Watch a video of me watching video on the N95. ;-)

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Wine Expo - Nice Glass

Wine Expo - Nice Glass
This shot was taken with the N95 in close up mode.

More Wine Expo photos are over here.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Nokia N93 Tripod

I recently received an N93 tripod from Nokia for testing.

Nokia N93 with Tripod Nokia N93 with Tripod

It's the Nokia DT-22 Tripod Adapter and basically adds the much needed standard tripod mount to the bottom of the N93. This adapter can fit on your standard tripod in addition to the neat little Nokia tripod.

Nokia N93 Tripod Mount Nokia N93 Tripod Mount

If you've got an N93 and shoot video, you need this tripod. The legs extend too. One cool thing you can do is use the tripod to hold the camera out at arms length when shooting either a still photo or video of yourself.

I also used the adapter to attach a Bogen - Manfrotto RC2 Compact Rapid Connect Mounting Plate 3157N to the N93 so that I could attach it to my Bogen tripod. See the pic.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Christian Science Monitor Photo Shoot


Christian Science Monitor Photo Shoot - Originally uploaded on flickr by stevegarfield.

Melanie Stetson Freeman from the Christian Science Monitor came by this morning to shoot some photos for a story that Benjamin Arnoldy is writing about videoblogging. We had fun and I showed Melanie how I can shoot video with the Nokia 95 and post directly to my VOX blog over WiFi.

Once posted on VOX, I noticed there was a cut out in the audio which made half of the video out of sync with the audio, so I brought the mp4 file into iMovie and extracted the audio and cut out a second or two to put it back in sync. I posted the revised version over on blip.tv.

Note: The video was shot on a pre-production model of the N95 that I am testing for Nokia.
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