Wednesdays @Starbucks 003

Our weekly live show. Tony and Sean talk about the taxi project and Stephen tells us about his new client. There are some good tips in this show about working with clients.

Next Wed we are taking break because we all some projects to work on but the following week we’ll be back. Let us know if you want to call in and be on the show or just share some topic ideas in the comments.

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Wednesdays @Starbucks 002

Okay this was a bunch of foolishness. But I think we go our audio issues worked out. We talk about Howard Schultz townhall meeting, Kodak Zi8, conversion software.

Here’s some photos from today.


Photo by Sean McMenemy


Photo by Sean McMenemy


Photo by Tony Gasbarro


Photo by Stephen Knapp


Photo by Stephen Knapp

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MMN Season 2 ep 004 Crossing Lines

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I talk with Charlie Breit about his Branded entertainment project “The Lines”. He’s also putting together a meetup on Thursday September 29th to bring together local Chicago filmmakers.

“The Lines” is branded entertainment sort of “The Hills” meets driver education. Allstate Insurance is the brand and safe driving is the message. Charlie cleverly weaves young adult situations with driving mishaps. Each episode ends with nice message about safe driving. The production quality is great and he’s brought together some great local actors. The project is worth watching and a good sign that brands in the Midwest might be looking for opportunities to get their messages out in different ways.

On Thursday September 29th Charlie is hosting a Meetup at Market Bar Chicago in the West Loop at 6pm. Be there or be square. Midwest Media Now always supports these gatherings. It’s a great chance to meet people you might want to work with and find out what’s going on here in Chicago.

Hope to see you there!

Find info:
Charlie Breit emailtwitterwebsite

Watch the show:
“The Lines”

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CN-160 LED Light UnBox

If you’re looking for a cheap “inexpensive” light pick, up one or two of these. I do an unboxing of the lights I’ve purchased and just recently used them on a shoot. Was pretty happy with them and plan on buy 2 or 4 more. Wish they came with barn-doors. Maybe it’s the farm boy in me I think all lights should come with barn-doors.

Find out more at EPhotoINC, or go Check out the spec on the CN-160 or get it for about 10 bucks less on Amazon. It’s nice to NOT have to lug around cords and 3 or 4 of these well fit nicely into my camera bag.

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Live from Starbucks

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Yeah I know we’ve done this kind of show before but we are going to do this as a regular thing at Starbucks. When we get together on Wednesdays we really find we have a lot of discussions that we should have recorded. We even tried it and well guess what that takes time to sift through it and then edit it. So we decided instead of recording shows and not editing them we thought let’s just go live that way it’s done and out there.

For us the important thing is having the conversation and keeping it going. We’ll mostly talk about content creation and the hurdles you have to jump just getting your content out there. Plus we thought with it live if you listen and want to chime in or chat we’ll open that up too. Just in case you have questions for us as we chat.

We’ll still produce the other podcast but this is a great way to keep the conversation going. So if you’re ever in the neighborhood and want to be a part of the conversation we have 2 extra mics open. If those fill up we’re nice guys we’ll share.

I was trying something new with my netbook but we’ll have better audio next time.

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MMN S2 ep003 Space Hospital a Galaxy of fun

MMN S2 ep003 Space Hospital a Galaxy of fun
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The Intro
Yes I like cheese especially on pizza, hamburgers, fries, hotdogs and yes some of my content. Check out what one of the co-creators of Space Hospital Rob Poe has to say about making a series on a shoestring and still making sure everyone has fun doing it. Space Hospital has found that balance of cheese, story, camp and fun. It’s a fine line to walk and not many people can do it. You can try to look good and not pull it off or not now how to make it campy and just make it look bad. This kind of work needs the right ideas and the right style and Poe has manages to make it a reality.

Space Hospital is created by Sigurd Ueland and Robert Poe, is produced by Susan Stoebner.

This isn’t for everyone but if you like “Saul of the Molemen” and “Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show” then this might be for you.

On the Show – FRIEND FOLLOW FIND
Robert Poe webTwittercontactblog
Sean McMenemy webtwitter

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE SHOW
Space Hospital Website
Space Hospital on Facebook
Space Hospital on Twitter
Space Hospital on YouTube

Check out their Space Hospital’s Blog for Behind the Scenes details.

Shout out to Rob Gokee for for doing some cool music for Space Hospital. Follow Him on Twitter

Check out an episode right now!

Things That Came UP
Second City Chicago The Conservatory
Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog
The Victory Theater Center

Some Tools They Use
iMoive6
Garage Band
Audacity

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Wood Sugars, Comedy Brewing in Chicago MMN S2 ep002

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The Intro
I’ve been lucky doing this show. I keep meeting a lot of funny people here in Chicago that are making great comedy. Maybe this dates me I’m not sure but when you listen to the Wood Sugars podcasts you really get a sense of old school comedy. When they say variety show they mean it they are all over the place. Short skits, interviews, music you name it they are doing it. They are also quick to mention their producer Jeremiah Watkins which his expertises adds to the great radio show quality.

These guys aren’t stopping there they are filmmakers, writers and musicians, I guess that’s where the variety comes from. Check out Wood Sugars and see for yourself they different projects they have going.

Like a lot of content creators here in Chicago they are looking for partners WoodSugars is one of them. They want to work with others in the budding new media community here in Chicago so if you’re looking to try something new, get hooked up these guys they want to work with you.

WARNING: These guys are one of my favorite groups. You might hear a little fanboy talk on this show from me and them. For some reason they are fans of Midwest Media Now.

On the Show
Donny Rodriguez
Eliaz Rodriguez
Jeff Phillips
Talked about a lot but couldn’t make it to the recording.
Jeremiah Watkins webfacebook
You can get all of them here they are like one mind…webtwitter

Sean McMenemy webtwitter

Things that came up!
Jeremiah Watkins webfacebook
Idiocracy Mike Judge
Lenny Bruce
SmodCAST
Indie Movie Cast
Mark Ramsey
Maybe HIP
Joe Avela
Fans of Film
Making OF founded by Natalie Portman and Christine Aylward

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