Sunday, June 29, 2008

Maui Artists Showcase @ Akaku Production of ALL ABOUT PERSONAL BROADCASTING

Aloha Friends,

I was at last Friday's presentation at Akaku. Several people there expressed interest in my sharing knowledge about how to use online broadcast sites like Stickam, Mogulus, Ustream, etc. for personal and brand identity broadcasting on the Internet.

Therefore I am proposing the following:

That we schedule studio time to produce a segment of the Maui Artists Showcase: V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media Ink, A Visionary Artists Showcase and Networking Event in the studio with you as crew! Those who want to learn can also be the crew so we can produce a show with our combined knowledge (for the whole community) about marketing and broadcasting using Web 2.0 Tools.

So far these folks I know are interested:

David J
Cory R.
Lorayne L
Ari V
Jason S.
Peter R.

If there is anyone else you know interested in information about personal video (and audio) broadcasting and production on the web or as either crew, audience (in the studio) or anywhere in the world, please forward this to them.

Ask them to sign up on the Maui Artists Showcase mailing list: for people wanting to participate in interactive "living gallery" experiences. Participate in presenting your art and your heart is this community forum on the arts.

Sign up on the list and express your interest in the production and/or participating in the special MAS show on Personal Broadcasting in the Digital Age, and to keep informed about class and project progress and production schedule: (WHERE YOU ARE) is our new blog to support the production.

BTW, we can be not only record on tape at AKAKU but be broadcasting live using the very tools the production is about!

A hui Ho!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Creativity Cafe Founders Corner: V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media Ink; Visionary Artists Showcase and Networking Event

Creativity Cafe Founders Corner: V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media Ink; Visionary Artists Showcase and Networking Event

Last night was kind of a non event. I arrive late with Marilyn to Akaku (Maui Public Access) where there was going to be a presentation about the encroachment of big business and political influence on squelching freedom of speech via the public access television station on Maui. There were about 60 people there. Unfortunately it was easier for Jay April who was presenting (and whom I worked with he first moved to Maui). But that's another story worth telling when the millionaire's money funding the project that involved another friend (Howard P) fell apart due to scandal.

I thought quickly since I couldn't send the video of our gathering as promoted and advertised. I managed to video record 4 segments of about an hour and some odd, before my hard drive filled up to the point of threatening to bring my Macbook Pro down. I was using a Canon ZR-70 Camera via firewire recording in BTV Pro. worked like a charm. Glad I had set the resolution to 320 x 240 as I usually operate at 5-8% headroom rather than the 10% recommended. i.e. if you have a 100GB HD, you leave 10GB free for use by the system for storing temp files and moving operating data around. I have posted the videos on our channel!

Thursday, June 26, 2008


  1. Secure public venue(s)
  2. Design and produce first stage promotion and marketing materials, posters, counter cards, etc.
  3. Secure artists - projection materials, venue agreement(s)
  4. Write press release - pre show
  5. QUERY past players for NEXT participation
  6. Plant seeds to acquire new global participants via the net
  7. Refresh VMI Web Sites with artist materials, links, PR, announcements, graphics
  8. Promote event on the Web in calendar listings, news groups, other groups, mailing lists, etc.
  9. Promote event locally via paper and press releases
  10. Acquire sponsors, Local, National, International
  11. Identify and Seek Funding consisting of grants, foundations, etc. (Tithe 10% back to V.A.R.I.O.U.S., 10% to funding finder)
  12. Design and produce 2nd stage PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS for local gathering:
  13. Co-producers: Please lift anything (graphics and words) off the Creativity Cafe Maui Artists Showcase- VMI web sites to support your local PR efforts.
  14. Seek and recruit volunteers; local production team, PR folks, fund raising expert, secure local Venue MC-host and team,volunteer coordinator, PR person, etc.
  15. Arrange for local press coverage. Send release and photo (available at
  16. Cooperate with principal local public venue(s) & sponsor(s) for promotional consideration
  17. Test Venue for Internet Access, test Video Conference site (USTREAM) and other VMI Inter-activites at public venue
  18. Assist technology coordinators a participating venue to become familiar with our broadcast technology to participate in future shows at other venues
  19. Contact V.A.R.I.O.U.S. for particulars, i.e. boilerplate, agreement forms, releases, etc.
  20. Overcome technical challenges (A/V computer tech through local venue (Machine config) and network (if a school or library is venue) test, test, test
  21. Maintain and update VMI-MAS Web sites; pre-event, post event
  22. Write proposals for VMI to be part of suitable conferences and trade shows
  23. Write proposals for VMI to be considered for potential funding sources
  24. Write proposals for local (art) school participation (see separate basic requirements)
  25. Maintain Mailing List of opt-in blog (here)
  26. Communicate with past, present and future players, venue operators, press, sponsors, etc,
  27. Write thank you letters
  28. Acquire needed resources (video camera, audio input with mic for host and talent, etc.)
  29. Find and schedule local celebrity artists,etc, wtih global
  30. Answer email suggesting alliances for future expansion, collaborations
  31. Find time to earn a living and have a life beyond the project (grin) until it sustains staff
  32. Continue to meet with potential investors and partners interested in Creativity Cafe/physical
  33. Manage personal physical and emotional health challenges in light of the above being on one persons shoulders (at this point)
  34. Post production: video documentation: screen captures, photographic documentation, online documentation, etc.
  35. Publish to show page and increment number of broadcast (we are at #205 productions as of this writing)
  36. Revise MAS-VMI pages to point to post-project public documentation for ongoing enjoyment/edification
  37. Heal from production experience of one person wearing too many hats and operating with no budget or staff.
  38. Write assessment (for grants given)
  39. Write post event press release
  40. Do all again for next time out



Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Welcome to the New Home of the Maui Artists Showcase: V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media INK

I have long known that the only way our world will ever get past its hurdles and challenges is through divine intelligence and the love/passion of creative people. I am not only speaking of "artists" however, but also the artist at heart and in each of us (somewhere hiding perhaps), that will (IMHO) help turn the tides of social change, as well as the simple fact that dissatisfaction breeds innovation.

But before we can manifest anything on Earth, somebody has had to of communicated an idea in such a way, as to make it visible, understandable and manufacturable. That is, they either wrote something or drew something to get what was on their mind... out!

We at Creativity Cafe believe in the positive power of creativity - not only communicating new ideas and beauty, but also for healing our hearts, minds and souls, problem solving and for out of the box edutainments designed to bring peaceful resolve to personal, local and global community conflict.

On the road to the vision of Creativity Cafe, I thought I would facilitate the expression of creative people -- not only to meet kindred spirits and make new friends, but to find collaboration partners, especially those free thinking souls, seasoned business personalities and other souls who've been born on Earth to make a difference.

Think of Creativity Cafe as a collaboratorium and mentoring center. Wouldn't it be great to have a venue anywhere you travel where the local denizen want to be of service to you? A clubhouse filled with people whom it pleases to assist with your happiness, health and success... people who are willing to take action on your behalf, if they see a way to fill your need. This is Pronoia! and what is at the very heart of Creativity Cafe and fellow consortium members.

I offer V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media Ink; Visionary Artists Showcase and Networking Event up to you as a first come first presented soap box for sharing your creative spark and interacting with a live audience in this "LIVING GALLERY" event and core Creativity Cafe technology.

We hope you will subscribe to this blog and by doing so, join our efforts to create a venue specifically to nurture creative spirit in all of us.

By subscribing to this blog, you will also secure your space on the big screen for the taping our showcases at the studios of Akaku, Maui Community Television. We are broadcasting from there this Friday, as a special service to our creative community.

Participate via chat in discussion on the ramifications of personal broadcasting (on the Internet) and how that will assist with the age old plight of the creative personality, doing business: i.e. marketing, promotion and expanding one's ego (branding) so it rises above the noise floor (which is also a role Creativity Cafe is designed for).

Have a great day!

Chromatically Yours,