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

Carl Karsten carl at personnelware.com
Tue Apr 7 20:18:33 CEST 2009

The skill that will lead to good videos is running the equipment while live 
talks are going on.   This skill can be made use of at PyCon where ever it is, 
and other events too.

Assuming you are still meeting in the same room at Google all the time, I have 
an idea:  equip that room with a similar setup that was used at PyCon, and leave 
most of it in place.  There is something to be learned from doing the setup, but 
add the teardown and transporting equipment (even to a local storage room) is 
enough of a hassle that I would want to have most of it be permanent.   Mainly 
the wries.

I can understand some things need to be packed up.  keep the cameras from 
getting lost, keep the tri-pod out of the way, etc.   We used laptops at PyCon, 
but for a fixed install low end desktops would be fine. (2ghz, enough space for 
13G/hour.  so 30G is fine for a user group, and 120 is enough for a full day)

I will be in the bay area in the next month or two.  I would be happy to swing 
by and help figure out a good solution.  I can even bring some equipment, like 
the VGA grabber.  everything else is pretty common, probably lying around 
collecting dust. :)

Carl K

Aahz wrote:
> 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?

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