Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 21st May 2008 05:52 UTC
Multimedia, AV For those who follow my latest activities since I scaled down my OSNews participation, they know that videography has been it. Recently I tried to get more serious about it and so last week I shot a music video clip for a local Bay Area indie band, the HIJK (song is available for free download on their site). Should not be a surprise either that two out of the three band members are actually software engineers, this is the Silicon Valley after all. The following is an account of how I did everything and I also give some pointers on how to help your own favorite local indie bands with some video promotion. I find it to be one of the many ways to stick it to the RIAA and their status quo in the market. Update: Added a small making-of video.
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completely offtopic question
by Glynser on Wed 21st May 2008 07:20 UTC
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Can anyone tell me why some OS news posts have an orange title instead of a green one? I can't see any pattern here, it seems totally random to me. What's the purpose?

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RE: completely offtopic question
by Eugenia on Wed 21st May 2008 07:22 UTC in reply to "completely offtopic question"
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2005-06-28

The original full articles, posted only on osnews, are all marked this way so users know which content is original and which one is just links.

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Great and informative post
by Chezz on Wed 21st May 2008 07:29 UTC
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2005-07-11

Thanks for sharing your experience with us. I am planning to purchase a new Canon HD cam it's Canon HF100 (I know it is not one of the ones you recommended). But I have been searching around and I think it fits my needs best. I am a Canon fan and I prefer their products over Sony.

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Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 21st May 2008 08:37 UTC
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As long as you turn your speakers off, this is pretty nice, especially seeing it's 'just' a first try.

Nice!

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And...
by miscz on Wed 21st May 2008 14:55 UTC
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2005-07-17

how is this OS/geek news? Why should we care? Stuff like that is already accessible via blog feed. The only positive thing about this that we can comment on this as Eugenia censors her own blog.

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RE: And...
by polaris20 on Wed 21st May 2008 16:40 UTC in reply to "And..."
polaris20 Member since:
2005-07-06

how is this OS/geek news? Why should we care? Stuff like that is already accessible via blog feed. The only positive thing about this that we can comment on this as Eugenia censors her own blog.


Thank you for the obligatory "why is this on OSNews?" post. An article deviating from Linux discussion just wouldn't be the same without it. ;)

Being a musician, computer geek, and amateur video guy I enjoyed the article. Especially since I too use Sony Vegas; it's a great app!

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RE[2]: And...
by miscz on Wed 21st May 2008 17:12 UTC in reply to "RE: And..."
miscz Member since:
2005-07-17

Those "why is it here" comments come from crossing the line with news that have little to do with operating systems. This article doesn't even come very close to the geek culture. Opinions on consumer products, "indie" music (usually bland and boring) and intentional acting as an anti-social looser try to define modern geek culture - I'm just opposing.

I have pointed out that editor blog headlines are the place for this and I just had to make a jab at having an public and advertised blog with disabled comments.

Edited 2008-05-21 17:12 UTC

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RE[3]: And...
by Eugenia on Wed 21st May 2008 17:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: And..."
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

OSNews is not just about OSes. Did you ever read our statement in the contact page? If the item doesn't interest you, SKIP it. Don't troll.

Edited 2008-05-21 17:18 UTC

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RE[3]: And...
by polaris20 on Wed 21st May 2008 17:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: And..."
polaris20 Member since:
2005-07-06

Those "why is it here" comments come from crossing the line with news that have little to do with operating systems. This article doesn't even come very close to the geek culture. Opinions on consumer products, "indie" music (usually bland and boring) and intentional acting as an anti-social looser try to define modern geek culture - I'm just opposing.

I have pointed out that editor blog headlines are the place for this and I just had to make a jab at having an public and advertised blog with disabled comments.


Your point would be a valid one hadn't it already been addressed before by OSNews staff. Continually posting it won't change anything. The best thing to do is not click on the link. Simple as that.

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AMV
by SoloDeveloper on Wed 21st May 2008 15:04 UTC
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2008-03-16

AMV's have been doing this kind of thing forever.

Seriously, people have been hacking apart Anime and putting it to music ever since, like, the 90's.

There are some seriously wonderful ones out there, it is just sad that RL has finally caught up with something that Otaku have been doing for the past 2 decades.

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Well...
by PunchCardGuy on Wed 21st May 2008 19:09 UTC
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2006-04-14

Its not OS news, but I did find it rather interesting still. So now, with this experience behind you, you could maybe ask Maynard to let you film a Tool video. That would garner you MUCHO points ;-)!

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RE: Well...
by Eugenia on Wed 21st May 2008 19:18 UTC in reply to "Well..."
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

Yeah, I love the Tool. However, they are extremely demanding on their video clips, very very elaborate. ;)

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RE[2]: Well...
by PunchCardGuy on Wed 21st May 2008 20:03 UTC in reply to "RE: Well..."
PunchCardGuy Member since:
2006-04-14

Yeah, I know. Just joking. I am sure that any video involving Tool would be executed by Adam himself and no one else. But what a great fantasy, eh?

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