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The biggest event inside  Macstock Conference and Expo is the annual Macstock Film Festival, organized and hosted by Wally Cherwinski. An accomplished videographer in his own right, Wally shares his thoughts on why you (yes, you!) should be creating a submission and joining in the fun. No prizes, no judging and no pressure mean that anyone can be part of the Festival. Wally provides some tips on how to approach a subject, creating something from content you already have, and the emotional impact of preserving memories through video.

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

02:22 The Macstock Short Film Festival
04:31 Learning from the Macstock Film Submissions
06:53 Submission Guidelines for Macstock Film Festival
11:36 Creating Professional Videos with iMovie Trailers
13:53 Tips and Tricks for Video Editing
22:18 The Fun and Engrossing Process of Video Editing
25:55 Encouragement to Create and Submit Videos for Macstock

Links:

Video To Go by Wally Cherwinski in the Apple Books Store

Guests:

Wally Cherwinski is a Videographer based in Ottawa, Canada. Originally trained as a scientist, he spent a portion of his career in research and teaching at the University of Cambridge, England while doubling as a freelance photographer and writer. Later, he joined Canada's National Research Council and spent many years managing communications for the Canadian Space Program.

Starting with 16mm film, he has written and directed numerous documentaries and television features, including projects with Canada's National Film Board. More recently, he has combined his passion for video with his love of travel.

Wally has been a Mac user since the original 128K in 1984 and his Apple "museum" includes 28 Macs (not to mention Newtons, iPods, iPhones & iPads). He has delivered video workshops at Macworld, at Macintosh User Groups in Canada and on three MacMania cruises. He also writes a regular video column in the ScreenCastsOnline monthly magazine. You can connect with him on X, or view his Cirque du Mac videos (and others) on his YouTube channel.

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From NAB in Las Vegas, a chance meeting with Norigin Media CEO Ajey Anand led to a great discussion about how they develop user experience TV apps for various platforms. Norigin collaborate with broadcasters to deliver content on smart TVs, highlighting challenges in aligning with different tech giants' UI/UX visions. Ajey emphasizes adaptability in the evolving TV streaming landscape, their partnerships, and the importance of broadcasters adjusting to changing consumer behaviors and technological advancements 

Show Notes:

Chapters:

02:06 Challenges with UI/UX in Roku and Fire TV
03:56 Partnership with broadcasters and manufacturers
05:29 Evolution of content providers in the industry
06:07 Learn more about Norigen's Media's work

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At NAB in Las Vegas, Brennan Murphy, Marketing & Video Manager for SnapStream, explains how their service shift from on-premises to cloud-based, providing real-time clipping and TV access. SnapStream, originally used by The Daily Show, acts as a DVR for users to record and clip cable content conveniently. The platform's AI features enable quick searches through closed captions and transcripts, benefitting industries like news and live events and shows like Politico. 

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Chapters:

00:02 Introduction at NAB 2024
01:43 Transition to Cloud Systems
0 2:12 Focus on AI Features
02:48 Enhanced Search Capabilities
03:25 Rights and Licensing Discussion
03:59 Subscription Model Explanation

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Our conversation with Joe Kissell about the 5th edition of his Take Control of Your Online Privacy continues with a focus on smart devices and the data they are collecting. Joe advises against oversharing on social media and implementing steps like using alternative search engines, email, and VPNs to bolster privacy, as well as adjustments to device settings and opting for privacy-focused services. He also emphasizes the importance of ongoing vigilance in safeguarding against online security threats. (Part 2) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

04:23 Awareness of Smart Objects
08:59 Balancing Privacy and Convenience
12:40 Alternatives for Privacy Protection
16:21 Unpatchable Security Flaws
19:57 Power of AI Transcription
24:03 Educating on Privacy Issues

Guests:

Joe Kissell is the publisher of  Take Control ebooks, as well as the author of over 60 books on a wide variety of tech topics. Keep up with him if you can on his personal site, JoeKissell.com, and on Twitter.

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