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We've been friends and fans of dotSUB since we first started making video for The Common Craft Show.  They make it easy for videos to be translated into multiple languages via subtitles.  The RSS in Plain English video has been translated into 20+ languages on dotSUB. A truly useful and innovative service. I've gotten permission from the Google Docs team to share the Google Docs video on dotSUB so it's acessible for the hearing impaired and our non-English speaking friends. Are you bi-... Continue Reading

On To Bluer Oceans

Posted by: leelefever on September 9, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: business, marketing, strategy, thissite, video

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The transition is complete. Common Craft has become a different company and our first products are coming out in the next two weeks. A Bit of Background: In 2003, I started Common Craft to focus on online communities. After being a professional online community manager for a few years (1999-2003) Common Craft gave me a chance to be a consultant for the first time. I loved it - I had a cozy little niche that enabled me to work on fun and interesting projects, like the March of Dimes -... Continue Reading

China's Three Gorges Dam Project - Our First/Only Documentary

Posted by: leelefever on August 28, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: offtopic, travel, twinf, video

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Exactly one year ago, we published the video below - one of our first. We had just finished a six day river trip from Chong Qing to Shanghai, China on the Yangtze River, which goes through the Three Gorges. China is damming the Yangtze River with the Three Gorges Dam Project, the worlds largest dam. It has displaced over a million people and caused a huge and well-deserved global controversy. At this time last year, we had just purchased the camera we use today. I decided I'd try to do a... Continue Reading

Solve Problems When They Need To Be Solved

Posted by: leelefever on August 27, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: lesson, show, video

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When we got started with the Common Craft show, it would have been easy to feel overwhelmed. We were stepping into the world of video production and in that world there is a lot to know. Looking back - we had something very valuable on our side: ignorance. We didn't know what we didn't know. Had we done all the research and tried really hard to make videos the "right" way from the start, I don't think we would have been as successful. Our experience in the last 5 months has taught us... Continue Reading

BarCamp Vancouver Session - Feedback?

Posted by: leelefever on August 15, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: barcamp, event, feedback, Speaking, unconference, video

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BarCamp Vancouver is about to lift off and I'm so excited. Vancouver is easily one of my most favorite cities in the world and happens to have a load of great people - many of which are planners of the event. I was there was for Northern Voice and Moose Camp - the unconference in the Spring. For that event I signed up for a session early and then remember it the night before the event. Luckily Nancy White was there to co-host the talk on "New Rules for the New Communities" which made all... Continue Reading

Booos and Yeahs - Coming Back By Popular Demand

Posted by: leelefever on August 8, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: feedback, ourwork, paperworks, video

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Boy, did we learn something about our videos. You like the booos and yeahs, eh? I think that's pretty clear. It's funny.  Did you know that the first time we did it for the RSS video it was completely spur-of-the-moment?  The booo just seemed to fit in that moment of production - we had no inkling that it would be a trademark. I'll take the blame for it not appearing in this video.  I felt like it started to get a bit trite - I thought people might be getting tired of it. I was wrong. I... Continue Reading
I'll be a panelist in an upcoming webinar that is being put on by Vocus, the parent company of PRWeb. It's called "Maximizing PR Impact with Online Video." We're just finishing up a video for PRWeb and I plan to focus on the democratization of video, among other things. The panel will be moderated by Jiyan Wei and my fellow panelists include two very experienced folks in the online video world: Stephen Harris, Executive Producer, Discovery (see the TLC broadband series Makeover Train... Continue Reading

Did You Miss Common Craft Week?

Posted by: leelefever on August 4, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: buzz, humor, newfriends, thissite, video

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I'm not sure you realized, but it was Common Craft week last week. I know, it snuck up on you again. Me too! Really though, we were surpised and honored to see that the folks at New Media in the Land of Manana decided that such a week existed last week. Well, it started in Tuesday, but we'll call it even.Tuesday: The Common Craft Common Craft Wednesday: What is a Wiki? Common Craft Thursday: What is Social Networking? Common Craft Friday: 4600 in 2.2 minutes From what I can tell, the site... Continue Reading

Vimeo, You Mock Me

Posted by: leelefever on July 28, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: Online Usability, privacy, video, videoservice, vimeo

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Let me start by saying I like Vimeo. The video host has great features (like the thumbnail chooser), a personal attitude and slick interface. For our purposes, we like Vimeo because they focus on controlling privacy - you can share a video with just one person. We use it to share rough cuts of videos with clients. Vimeo does a lot of things well. That is why I'm both perplexed and disappointed by an experience lately. We tested the privacy system to see what happens when we share video... Continue Reading

Our RSS Video - Hijacked on YouTube

Posted by: leelefever on July 26, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: rss, spam, video, youtube

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Check this out... someone uploaded a bullshit version of our RSS in Plain English video to YouTube with a crappy ad on it. I would love it if you could help me rectify this situation by reporting it to YouTube as inappropriate and/or leaving a comment on the video about it being a fake. Update: After a handful of you good people left comments, the user has now removed the offending video. I think this was, in part, a cross-cultural misunderstanding - he is Malaysian. His comment to me... Continue Reading

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