[Baypiggies] FWD: Re: [PyCon-Organizers] Videos

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Tue Apr 7 19:20:09 CEST 2009

If people in BayPIGgies want to get in on this in preparation for the
likely PyCon in 2012 here (this is *NOT* final or anything close to it,
but the committee is working to make this happen), please join the
pycon-organizers and pycon-av lists.

----- Forwarded message from David Goodger <goodger at python.org> -----

Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2009 16:13:46 -0500
From: David Goodger <goodger at python.org>
To: Dan Rie <drie at portfoliointelligence.com>
Cc: pycon-organizers at python.org
Subject: Re: [PyCon-Organizers] Videos

On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 15:26, Dan Rie <drie at portfoliointelligence.com> wrote:
> +1 on the idea of making sure that there are lots trained video
> staff in time for Atlanta.  Carl's ChiPy videos are another
> indication of how effective the tools are.  Perhaps in preparation
> for Atlanta some resources could be channeled to encourage local
> python user groups video and distribute presentations.  That would
> develop both Python visibility and a pool of experienced staff
> candidates.

Exactly, that's the idea. Carl & crew have assembled 8 sets of camera
+ video box + laptop + almost everything else needed to do what they
did. These are in 3 cases per set, and can be sent out to user groups
to record talks (and, BTW, to train up next year's crew). The only
thing we need is a guarantee that the equipment will be brought back
to PyCon in Atlanta.

Details TBD, but groups are welcome to indicate their interest.

> Or maybe "PyOhio, TX, Atlanta and 1 or 2 other places"
> and the fallout from so many Python videos will be sufficient.
> Seeding the pool with some 'how this video was made' links on
> various Python user group/Pycon videos and possibly a tutorial
> show-and-tell would spread the skill even faster.

A "how to shoot a talk video" video was shot during the sprints. It
will be posted to blip.tv once it's ready (IIUC, it requires
post-processing, which Cosmin is doing -- but that takes time).

> Would the company
> that makes the video capture hardware help?  Seems like a natural
> way to develop wider interest in their product (The 'How to video
> presentations' materials rather than the Python association, but one
> can always hope.)

Maybe. Carl?

David Goodger <http://python.net/~goodger>
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PyCon-organizers at python.org

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