I promised it, and kept my word. Just launched a new show of my own that's been in the works for some time. It's live, right now, on my YouTube channel. The show is called "Romania Through Their Eyes", and it's a series of interviews with foreigners -- people who visited Romania, spent time in … Continue reading Romania Through Their Eyes – Laura Tonlaveur
Producing (set design, lighting, filming, directing, editing) my wife's cooking show has gotten me thinking about what comes after HD, because there obviously is a large discrepancy in resolution between full 1080p HD and properly exposed 35mm film (up to 3500p) -- as I already mentioned in my post on preserving classic movies. Yes, high … Continue reading What comes after High Definition?
On Friday, as I visited the Upload page at YouTube to put up another video, I noticed this announcement. It says I'm now allowed to upload videos longer than 15 minutes. I checked the official YouTube blog, just to make sure, and it's true. This past Thursday, they started to allow selected users to upload longer … Continue reading Now I can upload longer videos to YouTube
A while back, I edited and uploaded what I thought was a fairly innocuous video to YouTube, called A walk on Dania Beach. You can see it below. It shows a few clips of the beach that I took during two walks with my wife. It's nothing special, really. The quality of the video isn't … Continue reading YouTube’s copyright claim process still needs some work
One of the videos I uploaded to YouTube recently was identified as using copyrighted music. I'd used a song from the 50s, thinking that after 60 years, no one would give a hoot whether that song was being used as a track in a YouTube video. Still, it was identified by YouTube's content ID program … Continue reading YouTube and music publishers: a model for revenue sharing
1978 ad for Hagoromo Foods, spoofing Star Wars. Goofy, silly, weird and fun. Looks to be an ad for what they call "sea chicken", which I'm guessing is tuna. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Q02weIJD3I
YouTube user heita3 from Japan has been making wind instruments from vegetables and eggs, and he's been posting videos of himself playing those instruments online. So far, he made 50 videos, most of which are quite popular, having garnered well over 10 million total views. In addition to playing the instruments, he shows people how to … Continue reading Music with veggie instruments
I wanted to upload a 25 min/525 MB video to a video sharing site recently. I found myself out of options. Ever since Google Video stopped allowing new uploads, there is no other site where you could upload a video this long, at that file size, without having to upgrade to some sort of paid … Continue reading Who gets my vote for online video?
A teen plays a segment of Vivaldi's Four Seasons so masterfully on his accordeon, that his video, uploaded to YouTube, is bound to go viral. Unfortunately no credit is given to him in the video or in the video's description. Does anyone know who he is? He plays incredibly well for his age. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUCfSiMB_2E And … Continue reading Vivaldi's Four Seasons on the accordeon
It turns out Adrian Holovaty, the co-creator of the open-source Django Web framework, also plays the guitar. My wife found a few videos of him on YouTube and sent them to me. The videos aren't recorded professionally -- it's him in front of a webcam, with a small mike placed on the table close to … Continue reading Adrian Holovaty