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Five Tips for Making Videos that Don’t Suck — on a Budget

Five Tips for Making Videos that Don’t Suck — on a Budget | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
Yes, companies can create captivating online videos without much money or training. Here's how.
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On the loss of control over the narrative. New roles on the interactive documentary (I)

On the loss of control over the narrative. New roles on the interactive documentary (I) | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

The intrinsic nature of the conventional documentary has experienced major changes since the advent of this new type of documentary, as a result of today’s new technological landscape.

 


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Don’t Break the Chain - Jerry Seinfeld's Method for Creative Success

Don’t Break the Chain - Jerry Seinfeld's Method for Creative Success | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
Seinfeld explained his method for success: each January, he hangs a large year-at-a-glance calendar on his wall and, for every day he wrote new material, he had the exquisite pleasure that can only come from drawing a big red "X" over that day...

 

[In this day of technology first ... it's surprising how effective a simple red marker can be.]


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Bring on the large sensor Point-and-Shoot HD cameras

Bring on the large sensor Point-and-Shoot HD cameras | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
RT @c5dnews: The Canon G1 X: Looks like an important camera for HDSLR people: http://t.co/9QOo1qxz #hdslr #g1x...
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Framed - an iphone 4S short story

A photograph walks around the woods to take some pictures, when something unexpected happens. Entirely shot on iPhone 4S. 


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Apple Could Be Bringing Thunderbolt To iOS Devices [Patent] | Cult of Mac

Apple Could Be Bringing Thunderbolt To iOS Devices [Patent] | Cult of Mac | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

why does this seem so next to me...

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8 Great Marketing Infographics To Inspire Your 2012 Objectives | B2B Marketing Insider

8 Great Marketing Infographics To Inspire Your 2012 Objectives | B2B Marketing Insider | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
It's the dawn of a New Year and maybe you are looking for some marketing inspiration as you set your 2012 objectives and plan for the year ahead.
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LoFiMode.com | Where mobile photography comes to life

LoFiMode.com | Where mobile photography comes to life | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

Need to see how one of the best iphone shooter thinks...

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YouTube Blog: What were we watching this year? Let’s rewind 2011.

YouTube Blog: What were we watching this year? Let’s rewind 2011. | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

Friday, Friday....

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3 Ways Small Businesses Can Maximize Twitter

3 Ways Small Businesses Can Maximize Twitter | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

Some nice info here...How do local businesses get referrals on Twitter when it's overflowing with national brands and celebrities?

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Roku unveils its latest: Streaming Stick

Roku unveils its latest: Streaming Stick | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
USB-size device will initially be sold only by Best Buy for its Insignia line of televisions.
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For You: Is Curation The Ability To Create a Gorgeous-Looking Online Magazine, or Is It Something Else?

still neither salt, nor cocaine are all that sustainable- maybe curationis something else....

 

Robin Good: While I am absolutely thankful to Guillaume De Cugis and everyone else on the Scoop.it team, for providing me with probably the best content curation and newsmastering tool I have ever used, I have not been able to restrain my discontent for their (and other content curation producers) somewhat misleading communication strategy.

 

I am in fact, a strong Scoop.it supporter, if not altogether, an uncertified "brand ambassador", but due to my deep involvement and passion with curation, I have developed a skill for looking beyond the surface and for asking uncomfortable questions even to those, people and brands, that I like the most. 

If you were to watch this video, like other video clips where Guillaume has explained in front of a camera what Scoop.it is alla about, you will hear, one clear and unambiguous statement: "Scoop.it is about making it easy for people to create their own magazine or online newspaper." Perfectly matching the tagline appearing on the Scoop.it home page which reads: "Easily publish gorgeous magazines." 

To me, the fastest and shortest/easiest way to post/share something on your website, blog or social media channels, with the minimum effort possible and the maximum reach, has NOTHING to do with curation.

 

*Actually it may very well be its PERFECT OPPOSITE.*

Do I have something against Scoop.it or other tools that claim to be two opposite things at once? Yes I do.

 

Why? I think they are doing something that may confuse people on what curation really is, and serving it in fact as one false equation: easy publishing of gorgeous magazine is equal to content curation.

 

Aia.

 

If there is a line on their home page, about page or FAQ that clearly says this is not the case, please highlight for me because I have not been able to find it (yet).

 

End result: More people will pick up Scoop.it and similar tools with the hope to gain visibility, authority and reputation, the ultimate rewards of good curation work.

 

But they will also remain surprised, after their initial excitement, to see that the promise they have been given is not a self-fulfilling one. Curation and information sense-making are very different tasks from aggregation and republishing (which instead is all that is needed to publish a gorgeous-looking online magazine).

 

(You can sell salt for cocaine only so many times before you get caught. Better sell salt as salt without taking any risks, or going for cocaine 100% with all the risks and potential benefits that may carry.)

 

What do you think?

 

Video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/19005771 


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Mayra Aixa Villar's comment, December 18, 2011 3:38 PM
Hi Robin
Thank you very much for answering my message. I must confess that I´m a big fan of yours so I really appreciate that you actually took some time to continue sharing some ideas with me.
I´m also a great supporter of Scoop.it and Mr. Decugis´ work and it´s not my intention to question his efforts or ambitions at all. But, I think this kind of interaction is really valuable to start setting common grounds on effective content curation. Mr. Decugis himself acknowledges in his previous comment that “[the] role as a platform is to create the incentives to develop usage in the right direction.” I think this is exactly what this discussion is aiming at.
I also agree that Scoop.it can be a great curator tool. But this will happen as long as we, users, learn to be selective and dare to share more than “what other people are saying about a certain topic/interest.” By making sensible use of the “Reactions section” to comment on an article or even, sharing a completely new post without any URL attached (tools that are not so widely used among the Scoop.it community), we can start paving the way for understanding and organizing information within a relevant context. As you have suggested, this is what content curation really entails, right?
Finally, Mr. Decugis said that “through selection, users can express /show their own viewpoint.” I think that people who read my scoops want me to do more than that. They expect me to be able to somehow “mediate” the vast content content/knowledge out there and transform it into a meaningful source of information. That´s the reason why I have to resist the temptation to just rescoop this post the first time I came across it, and I decided to participate in a more significant way, instead.
Robin, I have really enjoyed this very insightful conversation. Again, thank you for this. Warm regards.
Mayra
Julie Claudia Laporte's curator insight, February 26, 2013 7:09 PM

love the web...

cutesqualid's curator insight, August 12, 2013 4:56 AM

excellent

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Stanley Kubrick - a filmography

Henri Cartier Bresson on steroids:  Stan K.

Design, Martin Woutisseth: http://www.martinwoutisseth.com/ http://finestblackdesign.blogspot.com/ Music, Romain Trouillet : www.romain-trouillet.com www.myspace.com/romaintrouillet Animation made with mixing each Kubrick's movies.

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Nuno Bernardo: How to make your Audience part of your New Drama

Nuno Bernardo: How to make your Audience part of your New Drama | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
Even a prime-time project, broad in subject and traditional in its approach, can benefit from a multiplatform marketing and distribution strategy. Organically incorporating social media RT @_mip_: #Transmedia #producer @nmfbernardo on how @beactivemedia engages with audiences beyond episodes of Sofia's Diary & more http://t.co/PLPwrqXP...
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Transmedia Reading List via @ChristineWeitb

Transmedia Reading List via @ChristineWeitb | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

"This is a list of transmedia resources that I’ve found to be the most useful over time. The list will be updated on a continuing basis, so make sure you check in again every once in a while."


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Blue Microphones Keeps On Innovating: Announces Three New Microphones Here At CES [CES 2012]

Blue Microphones Keeps On Innovating: Announces Three New Microphones Here At CES [CES 2012] | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
LAS VEGAS, CES 2012 — Blue has announced three new microphones for Mac, iPhone, and iPad here at CES: The Mikey, Tiki, and Spark. I spent a bit of time at the Blue booth checking out their new mics, and I liked what I saw.
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iPhone Wedding Photography:

iPhone Wedding Photography: | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
Photographers Brian Adams and Rainer Flor share their experience of shooting a wedding professionally using their iPhone cameras...
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Leveraging the Power of the Internet: TransMedia Digital Tipping Point for Small Business Owners.. NOW.

Leveraging the Power of the Internet: TransMedia Digital Tipping Point for Small Business Owners.. NOW. | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it

around the web in 60 seconds...

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The 6 Most Innovative Interactive Web Documentaries | The Creators Project

The 6 Most Innovative Interactive Web Documentaries | The Creators Project | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
Cue up these documentaries on your laptop and explore film's new offerings. (RT @leighh: Looking for some incredible content to feed your mind this weekend?
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Shamanism - Other Worlds - Ayahuasca Documentary

Shamanism - Other Worlds - Ayahuasca Documentary (Shaman_-_Other_Worlds_-_Ayahuasca_Documentary.avi) Ayahuasca is used largely as a religious sacrament. Thos...
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The Online Video Conversation Has Changed

The Online Video Conversation Has Changed | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
How YouTube's $100 million investment in online original programming changed the entire online video industry.
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6 Cultural Trends Every Business Must Embrace to Avoid Failure in 2012

6 Cultural Trends Every Business Must Embrace to Avoid Failure in 2012 | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
These six emerging cultural trends are about to have a big impact on the future of your business.
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Online Video Predictions For 2012 - The Reel Web Episode 20 | Social Greg's Transmedia Channel

Online Video Predictions For 2012 - The Reel Web Episode 20 | Social Greg's Transmedia Channel | Backpack Filmmaker | Scoop.it
This week in our look at the Reel Web we talk about how mobile viewers are watching our videos longer than desktop views are and how Facebook dominates Twitter in video sharing.
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