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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

Oh, THAT Kind of Video

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

Categories: dailylife, humor, ourwork, video

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The other day I was getting a haircut. Making small talk (it was a $15 haircut) she asks... Barber: So are you going back to work after this? Me: Sort of. I work from home. Barber: Oh, that's cool. What do you do? Me: Me and my wife make videos, in our basement. Well, I should say that we get paid to make videos. Barber: Me: We have a little studio at home and we make short videos for businesses. Barber: Oh, THAT kind of videos. I hear ya. Me: No, no, no. Not THAT kind I swear. Our... 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

A Great Big Thanks

Posted by: leelefever on July 11, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: friends, thissite, video

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I wish I could comment on every blog post and link back to all the good folks that say nice things about us as a result of the videos.  Unfortunately, I haven't been so good about keeping up, and that's a shame.  The truth is, you've been amazing in making this all come together.  It's been a wild ride to see the videos get passed around and to see our name on so many sites. It sometimes feels like a dream.  As one indication, we're currently the 813th most linked-to blog according to... Continue Reading

Investing in Paperworks Videos

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

Categories: business, home, lesson, paperworks, productions, video

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If someone told me back in March of this year that we'd be making videos as our full time job in July, I would have said it was preposterous. What do we know about making videos? Such is the current state of affairs - we're booked through the summer doing paperworks videos on commissioned basis and feel 100% confident that this is the right direction for us. Of course, having people paying us to make videos means we have to learn fast and make some investments in our equipment and software... Continue Reading

A Strange Conversation with LimeLight Networks

Posted by: leelefever on July 1, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: business, humor, video

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If nothing else, our videos have increased the number of phone conversations we have with seemingly random people. We recently had a rather bizarre conversation with Limelight Networks that still makes me chuckle. First, a bit about Limelight. They own a network that enables them to handle/distribute huge amounts of information on the Internet - videos, audio, rich media, etc. They provide a backbone for delivering media on the Web. They contacted us because we're making videos. Our rep "... Continue Reading

Common Craft Video Productions

Posted by: leelefever on June 12, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: business, paperworks, productions, show, thissite, video

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Common Craft (the company, not the blog) is in the midst of a change. It appears that we're becoming, quite fortuitously, a video production company. This is our story: As many of you know, Sachi and I traveled around the world in 2006. Along the way, we started making short videos and fell in love with putting our work on the web. Towards the end of the trip, we started to think about how we could use short videos for Common Craft. In October of 2006, an idea was born: we would make... Continue Reading

Wiki Video in Multiple Languages via DotSub

Posted by: leelefever on May 30, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: cooltools, dotsub, language, lesson, show, video, wiki

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Just after posting our first video on RSS , I learned a few valuable lessons: 1. Video is inaccessible for the hearing impaired 2. Video is not easy to translate into other languages 3. There is a new site that addresses both of these issues called DotSub . DotSub makes it easy for me to transcribe the spoken words into text subtitles. Then, once the subtitles exist, it enables DotSub members to voluntarily translate the text into other languages and post the video to their blogs. This makes... Continue Reading

The Verdict (and stats) on the RSS Video

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

Categories: paperwork, rss, show, Technology in Plain English, video

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The Verdict: Exceeded Expectations You're going to have to forgive me, I'm about to spew all sorts of facts and figures while at the same time stroking my ego. I fear that it will sound like bragging , but we were completely blown away by the success of the RSS in Plain English Video and I want to share. The video was posted on April 23rd, 2007. Today is May 28th and in just over a month the video has been... Viewed over 80,000 times across three hosts (Blip.tv, YouTube and DotSub)... Continue Reading

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