Google introduced today it's new video search engine. It allows the user to search for videos that have been uploaded to it's server. checkout http://video.google.com/
For the past 4 months users have been able to upload video in mp4 format to Google's server. Now you can view the movies using Google's own video player that is embedded in the browser. You will need to download the player first.
As a content creator you have the choice of setting a fee for people to view your videos or it can be free. Google will take a small percentage of the fee. Not sure what that is yet.
This will be a great tool for showcasing demo reels and projects with clients.
In my previous post I mentioned I am working on a Red Bull VJ mix. I will upload the video for the client to view and pull it as soon as they have checked it out.
I did a basic search for the term "VJ" at 9:30AM PST. There were only 36 movies that came back. Only 5 or 6 on them were actually a VJ mix or demo.
Since the VJ community is one of the first to embrace new technology like this I'm sure within a month we will see significant growth in VJ demo reels.
I checked out a couple of videos this morning. They all loaded within a couple of seconds. Quality varied due to the original content. I have uploaded two videos. One is the Tech TV coverage of Video Salon and Video Riot. (Do I have the rights to show this? It's questionable, however, most of the footage they are using I do have the rights to). The other video is a music video I did for Ben Sheppee's Hidden Partition DVD. (Audio is by Park Ranger). Now I'll wait and see how long it takes to be displayed on the Google site.
Thursday, June 23, 2005
Working on a new video for a VJ mix on a Red Bull DVD. Matt (my rollerdisco bear) is taking a break from a hard night on skating in the dunggy basement bathroom of a secret location.
The DVD will include still from Joshua Brott and video from Ben Sheppee and Austin Cable.
Airstream curtesy of Nick Glase.
Thursday, June 16, 2005
Last one before Burning Man.
Friday night I am building a multi-circular screen installation, it should be interesting. I will be using Arkaos's live camera input and the Edirol PR-80 to create masks and still allow real time mixing on the main screens and on the circular installation. Additionally, some of the videos I created for Bassnectar (Lorin) will be showcased. This is an epic lineup, never in the US has there been such an amazing roster of breaks artists. (oh, except for the last Get Freaky).
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Photo by christian Delfino The Big apple, Webster Hall with Cakewalk and Public Enemy. Edirol invited me to provide visuals for the U-Mix-it / Cakewalk party at Webster Hall held during Remix Hotel. Big thanks to the Smoke and Mirrors VJ Collective for setting up all the screens and projectors.
Yeeeah, that's right boiii!!! Ba da bling bling!! It had to be done at some point. Notice the little jewels on the ends of the T-bar. Now that's Liberace style. http://www.liberace.com/gallery.cfm The angle T-bar was modified by Sam at Club Science. I asked him to build me an anatomically correct T-bar function for right handed flippers like me. The gold knobs are custom knobs for guitars. More diamonds to come.
WARNING: you will void all warranty by doing this. The V4 has it's motherboard attached to the top cover, so you have to dismantle everything to paint the cover.
Or you can buy the V4 overlays directly from Edirol for $50.00. http://www.edirol.com/products/vaccess.html
Now all I need is a phat gold chain so I can wear this thing around my neck. Ever Since that Public Enemy show in NYC last week I've been inspired.