Screen grab of Boston Sport's Then and Now blog, which is managed by Blogapalooza organizer Joe Gill
Successful sports blogger Joe Gill can add successful blogging event promoter to his CV. Joe put on his second Boston Sports Blogapalooza at the Baseball Tavern in the Fenway yesterday. Billed as a networking opportunity for Boston’s sports blogger community, the event brought together the legacy media like Comcast Sports Net (CSNNE.com) and the foot soldiers of the new media with over one hundred bloggers in attendance. The bar definitely helped to loosen up the crowd for some enthusiastic participation in the networking sessions, panel discussions, swag raffles, and live entertainment.
Pixelwiremedia got involved with Joe’s event through our involvement with Kevin Youkilis’ Hits for Kids charity. Kevin’s charity was a beneficiary of the event and charity staffer Casey Mosca sat on the social media panel. Naturally, we’d want to get that covered, so I was glad when Joe approached me about attending.
Joe is high energy. He is almost as enthusiastic about the possibilities of the new media as he is passionate about the past present and future of Boston’s sports. When he combines the two he creates a lot of buzz. I’m going to let the movie or movies that we produce from the event speak for themselves, a big part of the edits will be the interview that I did with Joe. If you’re a fan of sports or social media, you’ll want to see and hear Joe do his thing.
In the mean time I just want to thank all of the great bloggers who took the time to do on camera interviews for Pixelwiremedia. Boston is a great sports town, and these new media writers are truly adding insightful and unique perspectives to the conversations we Boston sports nuts are having on a daily basis. Thanks Boston Sports Bloggers! – Jack
Screen grab of Pixelwiremedia's ustream channel during a live iPhone 3Gs broadcast. Notice the screen grab dialog box being captured by the iPhone camera during the broadcast.
We’re setting up a uStream channel to broadcast our how-to-series, “Practicing What We Preach”. Of course we had to do a little branding on the channel page’s background. Look for the series to begin in a week or so. Until then, the 1st Live Broadcast video is available to watch on the channel. It’s a minute or so. Just a little piece of history. -Jack
Screen grab of the revolutionary iPhone 4 from the Apple website
The new iPhone 4 officially went on sale yesterday. This machine is truly worthy of the cliche, “Game Changer”.
May 13th, 2010
Pixelwiremedia Produces Six Part Serial Release Movie for Reach the Beach Relay
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Screen capture of the six part RTB '09 Action Movie series.
Talk about an unusual and challenging assignment. The Reach the Beach relay is a 200 mile running race that winds through the New Hampshire country side starting at Cannon Mt and finishes at the Beach in Hampton. Over 400 twelve runner teams competed in last year’s race, that’s over 4000 runners folks. Do the math, 4000 runners over 200 miles in 36 hours, oh, and it is usually raining for a good portion of those hours. That’s the bad news.
The good news is this event is amazing and getting better every year. First of all the organizers do a world class job putting the race together. Co-Race Directors, Mike Dionne and Rich Mazzola, are experts at managing a race of this size and caliber. They’re organizing machines, and great guys to boot. Combine their talents with the incredible terrain of the New Hampshire countryside and you have the makings of an epic event. What really sets this event apart in my book are the volunteers and the runners themselves. The energy and spirit that the runners bring to this event is phenomenal.
That’s about all I want to say now. We’re working up a whole case study about the race for the about to be released Pixelwiremedia.com website. If you want to know more now, there is a 14 minute movie about the race, which is broken down into easily digestible sections. Why not just watch it for yourself. -Jack
WARNING: Location cut quality! This clip was used on location for picture display purposes only. Not a finished edit. Posted here as a sneak peak.
The 2010 Oscar Night Boston party thrown by the Ellie Fund and held at the Boston Langham Hotel was amazing. We covered the event for the Ellie Fund, and we had a blast.
The first thing we did was set up a Chroma Key photography set and digital print lab for the fundraiser photos. Guests making a $15 donation had their picture taken holding Chris Cooper’s Oscar, and we made them a 5×7 glossy print right on the spot. In previous years we used a strobe kit to light the set for the Oscar event, but since we’ve transitioned to continuous florescent for our location work, we were able to bathe Ol’ Oscar and his lovely guests with beautiful cool white light. Read the rest of this entry »
Red carpets, gold statues, papparazi, glamor, fashion, and the thrill of seeing and being seen on a Sunday evening in the month of March. Ahhh, that could mean only one thing, Oscar Night, and only one place, Hollywood, right? Wrong!
Well, half wrong anyway. All that and then some is happening right here in New England. Specifically it’s all happening at the Langham Hotel in Boston this Sunday, as the hotel once again plays home to the only official Oscar Night party in the region. Hosted by the Ellie Fund, this is one heck of a night out, and Pixelwiremedia will be there again this year to cover all the action.
I look forward to this event every year. Sure it’s a great party and all, but it’s also a great fund raiser for a great charity, The Ellie Fund. Learn more about The Ellie Fund here at their website. One insight into the charity that you won’t find there, I feel compelled to share here, because the woman can’t simply be given enough credit.
I got hooked on the Ellie Fund when its Executive Director Julie Nations ran into us when we were printing greenscreen photos at a trade show a few years back. Julie is one of those force of nature types that are very hard to say no to. Julie brings such an infectious enthusiasm to her cause that she simply can’t be resisted by most mortals, certainly not by this one. The Ellie Fund is lucky to have her, and I’m lucky to work with her when I can. Thanks Julie, we’ll see you Sunday.