Category Archives: DC Media Makers

join us! dc media makers meet thurs, 5/10th, cleveland park library

Join DC Media Makers this Thursday!

Intrigued by media & media literacy issues — esp online video?

Want to learn how to produce video on your own?

Just curious about online video production?

Then you’re welcome to join us this Thursday, May 10, at Cleveland Park Library on the red line-downtown DC.

Whether you want to share your specific projects or just meet-n-greet to learn more, we’ve got a great meeting for you.

Hear Jill Foster’s zany, awesome experience producing a short film for the recent 48 Hour Film Project with fantastic fellow media makers.

Learn how other media makers recently shot video for an anti-human trafficking group.

…and even more about media makers’ initiatives in teaching video blogging in the community.

thursday, may 10
cleveland park metro, red line, library is just south of the metro stop
3310 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.

CHECK OUT our project blog for more info!


48 hour film project & creative crazies: cutting short film in two days

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Have you heard of this?

The project, now international in 48+ cities, started in 2001 at our very own DC.

Our team meets to talk-shop tonight….can’t wait. We’ve got a fun, spunky crew ready to go — including some DC Media Makers.

Things we’ll brainstorm on & decide: shoot sites for different genres (we draw our genre Friday, then start writing plot, script, casting, etc), production schedule for next weekend, how many pizza places are on team’s speed dial…

Creative production only transpires next weekend during the actual project festival. We write, rehearse, act, shoot, and edit to cut a 4-to-7 minute short!

See cool projects all over YouTube & Blip….like this past audience favorite (folks from CNN; thanks Scott):

video, 1 min by jonny goldstein with ryanne hodson at dc web women’s web 2.0 panel

Gettin’ the Evlogelical buzz.

video, 1.5 min: phil shapiro talks pros & cons of youtube at web 2.0 video panel

Produced by Yours Truly.

Phil is a great, consistent supporter of DC Web Women and added a lot of insight to video creativity.

Phil’s also a DC Media Maker.

video, 4 min: andy carvin talks citizen journalism & tunisia at dc web women’s web 2.0 video panel

I just cut four videos – all brief – reflecting core discussions from DC Web Women’s 12th anniversary event last week.

Excellent affair.

-with other panelist Jonny Goldstein getting a laugh and strong commentary from DCWW member Barbara Halpern:

Andy’s also a DC Media Maker.

Twelve years strong: DC Web Women celebrate 12th year with Web 2.0 panel, vid gurus Scoble, Kanter, Carvin, Shapiro, & Goldstein

It has arrived (1.5 minute vid).

It’s been a thrill organizing this event with a great committee team.

DC Web Women celebrate their 12th year as a group, encouraging and supporting women professionals and enthusiasts in new media.

Great folks – with some DC Media Makers – comprise our panel on Web 2.0 & video:
Andy Carvin
Beth Kanter (contributing remotely)
Jonny Goldstein
Maryam Scoble (contributing remotely)
Phil Shapiro

I just can’t wait!

Balancing adventures (& join us at DC Media Makers Thurs, 4/12th)


Free and open to the media hungry public, especially those curious about online video.

The specs:
Thur, 4/12th, 6:30pm
Southeast Library, DC (at the Eastern Market metro)

Fantastic featured speaker:
Jim Long, NBC camera man & online video guru (correction made: I mis-printed earlier that Jim was with ABC. Thanks Jonny for note). More on the event here.

And yes, oh yes, Living with Geeks still lives!

By this point I just want to resume sharing footage (have loads to share). But it’s an ongoing, zany challenge right(?!) — balancing all the benchmarks and deadlines in life. But heck, it’s all so fun.

Hope you are well. What’s going on?