These are the things I've written that are tagged "video"

Storyboard

“Read the TV and Movies you don’t want to watch,” they say. Storyboard is a package that takes subtitled input videos and creates a PDF of every line and every scene change. I could see using this for a lot of weird/interesting data analysis.

FitVids

Being “A lightweight, easy-to-use jQuery plugin for fluid width video embeds.” (via @zeldman)

A Statement From Louis C.K.

His direct-download, no-DRM, concert video has sold over 100,000 copies. Louis: I really hope people keep buying it a lot, so I can have shitloads of money, but at this point I think we can safely say that the experiment really worked. If anybody stole it, it wasn’t many of you. Pretty much everybody bought […]

L5

A “Hard Science Fiction Miniseries for the Web” which raised $10k on Kickstarter. I wish them luck. via Warren Ellis.

LBJ Buys Pants

Unless you skipped the entire internet today, you’ve already seen this, but I’m saving it for posterity. All Presidential phone calls used to be recorded. What a world. It’s almost like the president could be held accountable for something.

An Encoder Is Not A State Machine

Fellow Michigander Chris Adamson does a good job of elaborating on the problems Google’s decision to drop H.264 from Chrome in favor of WebM from the perspective of an implementor or creator. The short: It ain’t pretty. via @soypunk

Chrontendo

One man’s quest to play and talk about every video game released for the Famicom & NES in chronological order. I’ve finally begun watching the video volumes, which run bout 45 minutes long and cover 15 games each. The Episode Guide is indispensable.

“Lost” Rod Serling Interview From 1970

Serling interviewed by University of Kansas professor James Gunn. Part 1 and Part 2. This video was to be part of the professor’s film series “Science Fiction in Literature,” but was not included due to rights issues with Serling’s work. Blame CBS. Via SF Signal.

Writing better dialogue

The fourth in a series of “Scriptcasts” by the screenwriter John August. I find that John’s advice in screenwriting applies to writing for the web, as well.

For The Uninitiated: Web Video Fracas 2010

Adobe wants people to use Flash to play videos, primarily because they own the technology behind it (which makes them lots of money), and have enjoyed the majority of video on the web being played via Flash for quite some time. Adobe, by virtue of owning Flash, is the only real player in the Flash […]

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