Weekend Weather #7

Ben and Kenji talk about Ernesto and John. But…what about Hurricane Kenji?!

This week’s episode also has clues to a World Treasure Hunt! The first person to locate the treasure and use the correct key, (the serial number on the $20 bill in the treasure chest), will unlock the second round of treasure hunting for everyone!

The Boys and I have been having both a challenge and a blast putting Weekend Weather together. We spend time together to research the upcoming show, write the script, and getting it produced. I’ve been doing the editing so far, but it looks like they want to try their had at it as well.

The show is a day late this week. Our “talent” went on strike! On Friday after school we put all of the elements together for the show. But something was missing. We weren’t having fun! We decided if we weren’t having fun, why do it? As you can see from this episode, it was best to hold off for a day.

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Expedition 360 – Melissa crashes, is hospitalized.

Expedition 360 team member Melissa Mak, who joined Jason Lewis just 5 days ago in Bangkok, crashed on her bike in Thailand yesterday and is now hospitalized. More on the Expedition vlog.

A very scary moment for Melissa and the expedition. Thankfully she seems to be ok and is currently at Pak Chong Hospital. Thankfully she was wearing a helmet when she hit the asphalt at over 35 kmph. We wish her a speedy recovery.

Now more than 2/3rd complete, Expedition 360 is looking to be the first circumnavigation to rely soley on human power.

Vloggercon is over

Wow. What an amazing last few months, and what an incredible weekend! Vloggercon was sold out and the Swedish American Hall was crackling with the kinetic energy of vloggers from all over the world!

Our persistence paid off on the connectivity side. We were able to launch the show with 4 bonded T1s and have awesome throughput the entire weekend thanks to Eddie, Alex and the crew at Monkeybrains. We were able to get a nice clear stream out to Nessuno.tv in Italy and they tossed the feed up to Satellite (Hot Bird 3, Freq 12.149, Pol Vert, FEC ¾, Sym 27500) from there.

Rocketboom announced at the show that they will be releasing a video series with BoingBoing soon. Robert Scoble brought us great buzz with his leaked announcement and the subsequent coverage of his departure from Microsoft to PodTech.

Eric Rice, aka Spin Martin, reproduced Vloggercon in Second Life. It included our live feeds embedded in that virtual space.

On the marketing side, Intel’s Viiv brand (the digital living room of the future), won major points from the grassroots media movement when they agreed to listen for two days rather than to speak for 45 minutes. A big shout out to Rohit and OgilvyPR who kept the vision alive, and for Mike Hudack at blip.tv, who jumped in at the 11th hour with a turn key video hosting and tagging solution! Look for some really cool video of videobloggers telling Intel what they think soon.

I announced Jason’s Expedition360 new vlog to everyone on Sunday. The trek now includes a tri-weekly vlog in addition to the 700 hours of archived footage from the first human powered circumnavigation!

I finally had the chance to meet so many people in real life 3 dimensional space that I had only got to know from their video or participation in the Yahoo videoblogging group. It was really, really cool.

…and the parties! Oh man the parties!

We still need to go through the post mortem on the show, but I can tell you that Jay, Schlomo and I have the gears in our heads starting to turn for the next venture already….

Check these tags out for alot more info: Blip.tv, flickr , Tecnorati, Mefeedia, Fireant.

Some type of video coming from me later this week.

*pop!* fizzzle – * Back Online

My apologies. The site has been down a few weeks. A java code error messed the site up pretty bad for IE users. Should be ok now.

Gee, what’s up? The shoe leather gets a work out this month with the up front in less than two weeks. Online Video is white hot, and there are multiple market strategies that have been evolving over the last 8 months in the shift to digitized media.

Vloggercon is 5 weeks away. June 10-11, San Francisco. Video bloggers podcasting. Tools. Emerging businesses. You really should check it out if you think media can me more than “one-way” communications.

Universus has evolved. Need to update the site. It’s shaping up to be a strong second half.