Roller Derby Revival Fueled by Live Sports Production

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The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) has brought the sport of roller derby, essentially dead at the end of the 20th century, back from small beginnings in Austin, TX to an international amateur phenomenon with hundreds of leagues and thousands of teams worldwide.  Roller Derby’s revival is so complete that it is one of … Read more…

EMC: Benefits of In-House Corporate Video + Interview with Dr. Andrew Cross

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The latest news show from RedShark TV features segments on in-house corporate video production and IP workflow. At 14:34 into the video, Dave Ross of EMC is interviewed about the value an in-house production team can bring to corporate communications both internally and with clients. EMC’s team relies on a pair of TriCasters for in-studio … Read more…

Introducing: NewTek TriCaster Mini HD-4sdi

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NewTek launches TriCaster Mini HD-4sdi — the world’s most complete and compact multimedia studio, now featuring HD-SDI hardware. The new model provides customers a choice between professional SDI I/O and the highly popular, ultra-portable HDMI version of TriCaster Mini allowing even more users to transform their ordinary presentations into engaging multimedia content that looks like network-style … Read more…

Stand Up NY Labs Tickles Funny Bone with Video

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What’s so great about the Internet anyway? It’s the comedy! Let’s face it, if we couldn’t laugh, we’d all go insane. Having a bad day? Feeling down? Go search for some comedy on the Internet and cheer up. Better yet, go to Stand Up NY Labs and scroll through an amazing cornycopia (sic) of comedic options.  Your … Read more…

Oahe TV’s Trial by Fire at the Quasquicentennial

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We love the English language, fancy words with Latin roots, Shakespeare and all that, but confess we had no idea there was even such a word as “Quasquicentennial.” Now we know it means “125th anniversary.”  Read on, MacDuff! Patrick Callahan, owner of Lifewrx Media and general manager of Oahe TV, the local Public/Education/Government (PEG) cable … Read more…

How Mustard TV Makes Great Local Television on a Budget

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When the UK government announced plans to facilitate the creation of 23 new city TV stations, they ignited a revolution in how television could become more relevant and engaging to local audiences. The question was: Who would rise to the challenge? Step forward Norwich’s Mustard TV, a small station with big ambitions. Armed with a … Read more…

Walking on the Moon from Coney Island

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The people of Brooklyn, NY, have a sparkling new resource for creating and promoting local performing arts and community media.  Independent media nonprofit BRIC has partnered with Brooklyn Public Library to create a professional-level video production studio available to the public at the Coney Island Library branch.  The new facility will be used to provide … Read more…

Victoria and Albert Museum Brings Live Streaming In-House, Gains Global Audience

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The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has transformed itself over the last decade, developing a reputation as one of the world’s most exciting museums of art and design. While it has doubled its visitor numbers to more than 3 million per year with major exhibitions such as Hollywood Costume and David Bowie, the Museum … Read more…

Production Truck Doubles as Event Response Communications Vehicle

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Cities of America take note!  Some townships ensure that emergency responders maintain communications during a disaster by procuring an Event Response Communications Vehicle (ERC-V).  However, an ERC-V is an expensive taxpayer investment that sits idle most of the time. When authorities in Huntsville, Alabama debated the pros and cons of purchasing an ERC-V after a … Read more…

GeeksLife.com: Getting Started with the TriCaster Mini HD-4

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Dave Curlee, Head of Production at GeeksLife.com and Dean of Awesome Production Stuff at AcademyOfGeeks.com, spent some quality hand’s-on time with the TriCaster Mini HD-4, and produced an entry for his Lights! Camera! WEB! blog, Getting Started with the TriCaster Mini HD-4.  Dave gives you a tour of the new, compact production system and shows … Read more…