Spin Flow

Spin Flow

the fine art of moving digital media

the fine art of moving digital media

an Outhink sponsored community website about media production for the creative professional

an Outhink sponsored community website about media production for the creative professional


What a way to collaborate on audio, video, text, ideas and mash them up. http://www.luxomedia.com/blog/ Please join in.

Posted by Dave Toole on July 25, 2005 at 08:18 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Welcome Rachel

Summer Spin RachelI am excited to be working with my friend Rachel Toole.  She is home from NYU for the summer and we are collaborating to document the process of implementing SpinFlow principles at Outhink, Inc.

Yes, Outhink.  Everyone can derive value from more SpinFlow training and discipline.  Like Tai-Chi or a martial art, SpinFlow requires study and practice.  There are no colored belts, but clearly there are masters and there are people who have a passion to create and wish to spin and flow media with ease.

So how are we doing it?  First we are establishing modern networking lines of communication between us and, to that end, we have created a pair of blogs (mine's a vlog, hers will be soon also; others may follow).

Much of our discussions and activities will revolve around using SpinXpress, ANT and vlogs.  You can find all the details and my first video related to this on my new vlog.  Rachel is free to do whatever she likes with her blog and I think it's already very interesting.

You are invited to observe and participate through the comments, we are very interested in your feedback and value quality interaction.

Rachel's Summer Spin blog.    My Spin Summer 2005 vlog.

Posted by apperceptions on June 17, 2005 at 12:59 AM in News | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Podcast Interview - Markus Sandy

I'm too stoked.  Chris Ritke was kind enough to ask me for an interview for his podcasts.  I had too much fun and it's now on the 49Media.com.

Please visit 49Media for the complete post.  Here is a link to the mp3 file.

"Chris speaks with Markus Sandy about Spinflow.org, video blogging, vlogifying people and organizations, Podcast Hotel, Spincasting, videoblogging street teams, Blogher & a Spinflow sponsored west coast vlogger meetup, SpinXpress and more."

Chris was also so kind as to put the podcast on the Internet Archive.  Thanks Chris.

Posted by apperceptions on June 11, 2005 at 01:25 AM in News | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Commentatry: Micahel Meiser

While chatting with Michael Meiners recently, the topic of conversation turned to collaboration and Michael made some remarks that were so relevant to the "Collaborative Video" article that I had to ask him if I could include them:

I can imagine a Star Wars created by collaboration of it's most uber fans.
That's what makes Wikipedia rock.
What a small group of star wars fans can do with a $20K budget as with Star Wars Revelations.
Now imagine the economics of creating the movie.
Creating a collaborative process to which these people can create the movie themselves.
The creation becomes part of the entertainment.
Costs are infinitely less.
Community and possibility sales stronger.

Click here to view collaborative star wars video.

Posted by apperceptions on June 1, 2005 at 02:55 AM in News | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

Interview: Ryanne Hodson

Ryanne Hodson has recently built a tribute to Videoblogging Week 2005.  This year there were 28 participants. So far, that is. New discoveries still pop up from time to time.  In fact, I was born to videoblogging myself that very week. Thus, I had little visibility as I started to learn the ropes about how to build my digital presence and interaction through a combination of blogging, participation, collaboration, video and syndicated newsfeeds.  As a result, I was one of the last ones added to the list (cool for me, as it puts me at the top of the Videoblogging Week 2005 blog for the moment!)

Here is my interview with Ryanne:

Posted by apperceptions on June 1, 2005 at 02:51 AM in News | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Speed Jamming Update

Jay over at www.momentshowing.net posted a great link on his blog:

Meet two relatively new videobloggers who have blown my mind.
Josh Leo lives in Michigan.
Phil Hamilton lives in Massachusettes.
Even though they live in different states, they created a video where they played music together.

Needless to say, I checked it out and found the following post by Josh Leo:

Phil Hamilton lives Near Boston in Massachussets, I live in Grand Rapids Michigan. When I saw that he played mandolin, I immediatley wanted to somehow collaborate musically. Well, we did more than that, and added video into the picture. This is is the result of our efforts, it is not perfect, but fun none the less. (For all of you who were wondering, that is a Mountain Dulcimer that I am playing.)  Music Across the Miles

Icon_speedjammingTalk about speed jamming!  They even posted their video to the Internet Archive through OurMedia.  Click the pic to view the video.

Posted by apperceptions on May 8, 2005 at 01:06 PM in News | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)


I just got a sneak preview of Michael Verdi and Ryanne Hodson's HOT new freevlog.org site.  They have worked very hard to put together a truly great website where you can watch excellent tutorial videos that teach every step of the process of setting up your own video blog.

Learn from the pros how to publish videos that are hosted through OurMedia and the Internet Archive.  The tutorial videos even show you how do set up an RSS newsfeed for your new blog in FeedBurner so you can podcast and publicize your new video "channel" on Mefeedia.  Wow!

As they gratiously mention on the site, both Michael and Ryanne are recipients of Outhink "SpinFlow" sponsorships which helped provided them with the opportunity to pursue this collaborative work and to share it with us all under a Creative Commons license (just like in their tutorials, they posted all these videos on the Internet Archive)..

The site should be available by the time you read this.  I really dig it's hot colors.

And every bit of it is free!  That's why they call it freevlog.

What's next?  Michael is finally returning home to San Antonio and Ryanne is off to BlogNashville.  Check back to find out what other great things they plan to share next.  Check out their blogs and for sure check out freevlog.org.

Posted by apperceptions on May 6, 2005 at 04:13 AM in News | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Where's That Tiger!?!

Ryanne and Michael are at the Apple Store in Soho for the big Tiger release and I'm chatting with Ryanne and blogging this right now.  They are vlogging the event and I'll add links to interesting blog posts and vids here as they become available.

Hold that tiger! Hold that Tiger! ... Where's that tiger?

Also, look for Ryanne and Michael to unveil freevlog.org this weekend (here's a video that explains what they are doing).

Posted by apperceptions on April 29, 2005 at 05:18 PM in Events | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

Talking SpinFlow

I had a great time the other night meeting with musician and Keyboard Magazine contributor Stephen Fortner to talk about SpinFlow.  Special thanks to Bela Canhoto and her new coordinator, Cinzia Fiorante, for arranging a great little get together Saturday evening in beautiful Santa Barbara, where Stephen resides. 

Posted by apperceptions on April 27, 2005 at 01:43 PM in News | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Discussion Forums Added

Hi all.  I set up some discussion forums for our use.  Please add your voice.

Posted by apperceptions on April 26, 2005 at 08:51 PM in Updates | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)