Archive for the ‘video’ Category

Video of Martin Friedmann

March 3, 2008

In an effort to remove physical clutter around my house between gigs, I bought a cool device: the Pinnacle Video Transfer unit. The device is cheap ($129), accessible (bought mine at Best Buy) and works exactly as advertised.

One of the things I ripped was my old VHS copy of the memorial that Ali put together for Martin’s memorial. When I eulogized him, I said – “To those who knew him, no explanation is necessary… To those who didn’t, no explanation is possible…”

Well even if you didn’t now him, this video gives a taste:

More about Martin here… He’d have loved Google.


live is live

February 7, 2008

live is live

Yahoo buys Bix

November 17, 2006

I said it all over here.

So one thing to note… It turns out that the voice in my head does sound a lot better than the one that is being recorded. Something must be defective with the microphone, the Bix system, or whatever that keeps knocking it out of tune. Until I debug that system, I won’t be posting any karaoke.

Also – we need to get some cooler songs into the Bix karaoke system.

Remix this!

April 15, 2006

The YRB posse has released yet another great product:  the San Francisco International Film Festival Remixer.


A non-linear editor in a browser, the SFIFF remixer rocks.  Kudos to Ellen, Marc, Jeannie, Brian, Peter, Ryan, Patrick, etc.


My free video is loading…

April 12, 2006


As reported in the Wall Street Journal, Disney is making not only good content – but their best and most valuable content, i.e. Lost – available online… for free.

My first reaction was disbelief.  My second reaction was delight.  My third reaction was – “Damn.  I just paid $34.99 for the season pass of Lost on iTunes.”

This really does change things.  As the WSJ reported, this is just the first domino to fall…  others will follow suit.  Congratulations Disney, and here’s hoping that the model exceeds all your expectations.  If this actually works (for users, advertisers and Disney), many good things ensue.