MMN ep:020 Let’s Create!

This was our first Let’s Create Event.  We’ve have another one in the works for NOV and a more on the way.  Check it out our latest one here.

What’s “Let’s Create”?  It’s different things too different people, for Midwest Media Now it’s a chance to meet other content creators, new media movers and shakers and talk with a bunch of fun people that believe in the power of social media.  We networked, showcased peoples works and made a couple shows like the one you’re getting ready to listen too right now.

In the show I also talk about new things we are going to add to the show in hopes of getting more people on the and be a part of the conversation.  This is one way we can help Chicago and the Midwest stand out in New Media.  There will be changes coming to the GUEST page so keep an eye out for that.  It will explain whats happening and how you can be a part.

To learn more about Let’s Create go to this page. I’d encourage more people to participate and be apart of our efforts.  You can be a Co-Host, Location Host or Volunteer.  If you can think of something else by all means let one of us know, Midwest Media Now, Big Teeth Production, Beyond the Pedway or Fig Media know so you can do that.  This is a grassroots effort to make things happen and grow an active new media community.

There’s a lot of stuff that came up so I just thought I’d list all the people I talked to and links to them and their projects so you could do some exploring yourself.

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On the show:
Glenn Johnson, 60 Minutes with Glenn Publications
Website: http://www.GlennGamble.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/GlennGamble

Michael Hoffman, See3 Communications
Website: http://www.see3.net
Twitter: http://twitter.com/Michael_Hoffman

Tiffany Tate, “The Fem Geek”
Website: http://thefemgeek.com/
Website: http://theunscenechicago.net/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/TheFemGeek

Mari (like safari) Luangrath, Foiled Cupcakes
Website: http://www.foiledcupcakes.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/foiledcupcakes

Jessy Lobel, Savor
Website: http://www.savoragency.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/jlobel
Blog: http://idreaminllamas.tumblr.com/

Leah Jones, Natiiv Arts & Media
Website: http://www.natiiv.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/leahjones
Blog: http://leahj.blog-city.com/

Doc Kane, Roscommon
Website: http://www.roscommon.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/DocKane

Susan Rapp, Zacuto
Website: http://www.zacuto.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/zacuto_sue

Tim Jahn, Beyond The Pedway
Website: http://www.BeyondThePedway.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/TimJahn

Andrew Ettenhofer, Fig Media
Website: http://www.figgy.net
Twitter: http://twitter.com/figmedia

Gregg Jaffe, Big Teeth Productions
Website: http://www.bigteeth.tv
Twitter: http://twitter.com/big_teeth

Sean McMenemy, Midwest Media Now!
Website: http://midwestmedianow.com (don’t click on it you are already here!)
Blog: http://seanfx.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/seanfx

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New Media and The Midwest

How is Chicago and the Midwest working towards these goals that Leo Leporte is taking about in his speech to Online News Association? Here are the three main points you should watch out for as a content creator. Here’s your chance to share and let us know what you are doing or things you know are happening. Don’t you think other people want to know this stuff too?

1. Anybody can do it.
2. Reach.
3. Engagement with it’s audience.

ANYBODY:
Let’s face that day is here where anyone with a mic or a video camera can be a star. I don’t care how long you’ve studied your craft the individual now has a global reach. There’s no stopping it, but how are local broadcasters and publishers of content taking advantage of this? Are they reaching out to local content creators and looking for ways to integrate them with their online or broadcast channels. Could they be missing out on the next big thing?

REACH:
What Tools are we making? The one button solution is right around the corner. Who in the Midwest is working on that? One button means. I click buy, subscribe, unlock whatever, now all that content knows how I enjoy my media and it delivers it to the any and all devices I happen to be using at the time.

ENGAGEMENT:
Do we really care what our viewers think? I do! Here’s why. Pretty soon it won’t be the advertiser paying our production bills it will be the subscriber. I bet you’ll listen then.

You should make the time to watch this talk Leo Leporte gives. It will make you think get an idea where content is going in the next few years. Right now it’s still the wild west. I don’t see why it can’t be the Wild Midwest.

MMN ep:019 Ep Pierce EpicDeer

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Listen to this episode to find out the secret clues about Epicdeer, Ed Pierce’s brainchild and see if you can solve the puzzle before the end of the show!

Turns out we only figured out one of the secrets… If you can figure out the others. SOMEBODY TELL US, PLEASE!

Ed is turning to the internet to re-energized his thoughts and those creative abilities as a writer, actor, filmmaker that he developed back in film school before the tools of storytelling became faster and cheaper. With his podcast THE ICE QUEENS and other websites he’s turning those thoughts into reality that people can listen to and read.

But, Ed being the creative curious person that he is, turns the tables and asks us a few questions. Good thing David Shelleny was there to tell us about funnels or well we would still be talking.

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On the show:
Ed Pierce webtwitter
Sean McMenemy webtwitter
David Shelleny webtwitter


Ed Pierce (Right) is explaining THE ICE QUEENS


David Tweets about the show after a fast set up.

Ed’s STUFF:
TWITTER
THE ICE QUEENS
EPIC DEER
PIE CREED
LIL CAL

Things that came up!
Blurbrry audio player
Google Analytics
podtrac
mochibot

Both are forms of higher education.
Jack Handy
SIU

Need to make a book?
Blurb
LULU

Post some Thoughts?
Posterious

For those of you who never used film here are some fun facts about Conforming Film and Edge Numbers

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
Yup we are at Starbucks again in the meeting room.