Converge South Video

My entry for Videoblogging Week 2006 has been posted – theoretically. I uploaded it to OurMedia around 5 PM, but 6 hours later it says it has received it but it isn’t accessible. That should change soon (I hope). [Update – OK, it is now Friday and it has finally shown up. Wow.]

This is my video from Converge South 2005. It’s got everything – Dave Winer eating grits, Jimbo Wales getting bbq under a tent in the rain, Amanda Congdon at a wing place, Jay Rosen being Jay Rosen, shots of Greensboro and NC A&T, music and dancing and what have you. I like how it worked with the music, both songs are from the headliners of the music events I saw each evening.

I could have posted it yesterday, but my brother suggested that my original edit, which never used the ambient sound from the camera, didn’t adequatly communicate the vitality of the event. I brought in some of that sound, tried to improve the titles and generally tweaked the edit this morning. Now you get to hear David Hoggard chopping pork butts and fun stuff like that. Here’s a little bit of triva about the sound the party scenes. The chopping noise lines up with the video, that really was happening at the time. However, all the conversation was from a different scene that was too blurry to use but had better audio. I extracted that audio and overlayed it, all the sounds at once. I thought it might make the crowd noise too much, but it worked out perfectly. Even though video editing is a pain in the ass, it’s really fun when it comes together.

Thanks to the Murray Street Band and Alana Davis for their permission to use their music. They each rocked my little house, and I bought CDs from both.

And with that, and 25 minutes to spare, I have just barely managed to participate in Videoblogging Week 2006.

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.

One thought on “Converge South Video”

  1. Kerry Sipe says:

    Dave: I’ve been looking forward to your ConvergeSouth video. Do you know if it’ll ever ben available?

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