Three, count them, three videos from chef Robert Black as he ends his adventure in France. I’m impressed with the audio recording ability of the iPod Touch that we sent with him. The camera person isn’t necessarily that close to Robert and his guests during these recordings. The video quality is good as expected, but the audio is pretty solid for a $200 camera.
Four months after making its in-store Wi-Fi free, Starbucks is now using that connection to give away premium content from the Wall Street Journal, Nickelodeon, Apple’s iTunes and others. If you are connected to the in-store Wi-Fi, you’re on the Starbucks Digital Network and can get this stuff for free.
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“What did you have for breakfast?”
Simple question. But what if Bill Cosby asks you? Angi Bruss had to play Q&A with Mr. Cosby as the studio set levels and adjusted gain for her phone interview in the studio earlier this month.
Mr. Cosby had her on the ropes too. It wasn’t as if we had the phone number to his PR guy, it was his direct line and when the studio dialed in at 10:03 he immediately went on the comedic offensive.
That’s how he answered the phone. Straight out of a Jello pudding commercial. And as the interview began, he admitted we should use the opening stuff because it was funny – see above.
Mr. Cosby is giving two performances at the Civic Center today in downtown OKC.
I had a chance to sit down with TV and movie star Dennis Haysbert on Friday night. Haysbert, brother-in-law of Langston President JoAnn W. Haysbert, served as celebrity host for the school’s fifth annual President’s Scholarship Gala on Friday at the Cox Convention Center.
The university arranged a meet-and-greet with Haysbert at the Renaissance Hotel across the street beforehand.
When I stepped into the interview room, my friends at Perry Broadcasting were finishing their interview with Haysbert about politics and seemingly other more serious matters. I had no such intentions – I immediately joked about sports and getting older. Haysbert seems like a very down-to-earth guy and smiled, explaining how he worked out in pools now, but still lifted and played some basketball.
On TV (“24″ and “The Unit” and the Allstate Insurance commercials) and on the big screen (Major League trilogy), Haysbert comes across as an approachable, non threatening dude. Someone you could sit down with for a cold beer.
He took a few minutes of his time to answer my non-serious questions about the movie business and what’s next. See above video.
Big thanks to the Langston public relations office for their help and assistance.
It worked. We equipped Good Egg Dining executive chef/partner Robert Black with an iPod Touch to send back pictures and video from his cooking event in Paris.
Last night he filed his first blog, sent pictures and uploaded a video to his MobileMe account.
The above video is a short 15 second clip as he makes his way through Paris before the event starts Sunday. I Skyped with Robert on Friday morning, OKC time. He said the flight over the Atlantic was choppy but they arrived safely. They would spend Friday and Saturday looking around Paris with a mission of grocery shopping.
From Beet.TV: “With last month’s launch of the new Twitter Web page, selected beta users have been able to embed videos from YouTube and Vimeo. Now, Brightcove has been authorized by Twitter to have its videos embedded.”
Brightcove is the video service used by OPUBCO and many big publishers including the New York Times, The Guardian, Time, USA Today, The Financial Times and the Washington Post.
We’ve used Brightcove since our launch into video in 2007 and generally I’m a big fan of their service. But I’m a huge fan of their continual innovation with online video. They quickly decided user/viral/silly videos wasn’t their business model, scrapped the community upload biz, and focused on developing a strong video serving platform for the B2B crowd.
I think we’ll see more news videos on Twitter soon as a result of YouTube, Brightcove, Vimeo, etc., becoming more easily sharable across social media.