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More on Multimediography @ CES 2011

January 10th, 2011 by Rick

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I had a great time over the past 6 days working as a multimediographer for the Techpodcasts team at CES 2011!  My primary role was shooting video while the individual show hosts interviewed exhibitors on the convention floor.  These videos were fed into a Newtek Tricaster for play during breaks from the live streaming, and for play overnight.  These videos, including two that we shot at the NBC Universal set (above) will also play for many months to come at Techpodcasts.com (we shot a TON of content!).

For still photography, I broke out the Nikon D7000 to grab photos from the show, including shots of the show talent, products and a few behind-the-scenes shots.  I shot RAW + .jpg in the camera (RAW on one card, .jpg on the other) which helped us get the files uploaded fast.  Most were shot without a flash (thanks to the great high-ISO performance of the D7000) and I got the vast majority of them right in the camera.  These photos are up on the Techpodcasts Flickr stream now and will soon be in my Flickr stream and in this gallery.  We covered the gamut of technology at CES 2011 including everything from pocket sized USB gadgets all the way up through the just-announced 2012 Ford Focus Electric.

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I also had a chance to run the Tricaster for a couple of hours during live streaming (above).  Very, very cool…  I got a few tips from @planojac and then jumped in.  I made a few mistakes, but kept the show running while Jack jumped out to take a look around on the exhibit floor.  It was awesome to see the viewers participate via chat during the live streaming – it added another dimension for them (and for us!).

Six days, many miles walked and some very sore muscles, but it was a great experience!  It was great to be able to jump into both the video and photography worlds, all at once, in a fast-paced environment.  Photographers who aren’t brushing up on their video skills should be, and videographers who aren’t learning photography are missing out as well.  Multimediographer skills are necessary in New Media!

Enjoy!

CES 2011 – Multimediography

January 8th, 2011 by Rick

CES looks a little different from behind the lens.  I’ve been to CES a number of times over the years, but I’ve never worked it.  This year, I took the opportunity to team up with the Techpodcast Network as a multimediographer (my description of what I’m doing).  Long days, learning tons and having fun with great folks (including @geeknews, @SDRnews, @CarissaO, @geekazine, @EsbjornLarsen, @Fogview, @PlanoJac, @karlwireless).

The Techpodcast Network brings together several different shows under one umbrella for CES coverage.  We’re running a live broadcast stream from within the show (check it out on TPN.TV).  As a multimediaographer, I’m shooting many of the floor videos, taking tons of still photos and occasionally helping run the video switcher (a Newtek Tricaster).  Long days with lots of walking, but very cool.  More later :) .