This is just a fluff piece, but it’s fun fluff… We will be holding more of these events, so let me be the first to toss out some ideas for you.

If you’re a filmmaker and you need a crowd scene come shoot at one of our events. Everyone would love to be in your film!

If you’re a photographer and you have an idea for your next project that involves a crowd. Why not use us as your subjects?

If you’re a musician and you want to see if you can get mold us into your musical instrument. Then you should be there because we like making a lot of noise.

Okay I’m just getting started here but you get the idea. Chicago is a creative community so you start tossing our some ideas.  Leave them here in the comments or send us an email and see what you can come up with. Just let us know and we’ll be sure to let everyone know, who’s coming and what’s in store for them at the event.

But it’s more than just that, were building something here and we can’t do it alone. We’re looking for input and involvement. We want an engaged community that knows what everyone else here is doing and can help spread the word about Chicago and the Midwest.

You can find us on LinkedIn and Facebook, soon we’ll have a website along with other ways you can join the group and be a part of what’s happening.

Too shy to leave a comment or share some ideas contact any one of the founders directly we’ll be happy to talk.

Sean, Gregg, or Tim

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.

Listen to the podcast right here. OR on itunes

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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Let’s Create New Media in Chicago!

A few of us are having a party or a soiree so to speak!  If you are a new media content creator, small business, entrepreneurs, ad agency, local traditional media, local actors/talent, well the list could go on… That has heard some buzz words about social marketing you should attend this event.  We’ll have fun socializing and talking about all things nerdy.

There are all kinds of crazy ideas floating around out there about this stuff and we’re working on figuring it out like everyone else.

Here’s the gang making this happen but we want to add to this list for the next event!
James Gustin and Andrew Ettenhofer of Fig Media
Tim Jahn of Beyond The Pedway
Gregg Jaffe of Big Teeth Productions
Sean McMenemy, Matt Kern, and David Shelleny of Midwest Media Now!

Hope to see you at the Party! Check out the details below.

What’s all the hubbub?
Chicago has a ton of creative energy and people creating great podcasts, video series, and more! We want to bring everyone together to network and have some fun! This isn’t about watching panels and taking notes; this is about doing!

So what exactly is happening?
Mingle with and learn from new media producers and other creative people! We’ll be showing various productions created by folks here in Chicago and creating brand new content on the spot as well!
The hubbub includes:
On The Spot – Like ‘Jaywalking’ but Chicago-centric, hipper, and starring you! Let’s see how much you know about Chicago!
Local New Media Showcase – A showcase of locally produced new media web series, podcasts, and more.
…and more!

Why should I care?
Because new media can be a great tool for small businesses, entrepenuers, agency folks, and creative people alike! And it’s fun to create! We want new media folks to meet new audiences and create new opportunities for themselves and others.

Who’s coming to this shin-dig?
small business owners
new media content creators
ad agency folks
local traditional media folks
local actors/talent
local production crew (grips, sound folks, etc.)

Who’s putting this together?
This event is being put together by:
James Gustin and Andrew Ettenhofer of Fig Media
Tim Jahn of Beyond The Pedway
Gregg Jaffe of Big Teeth Productions
Sean McMenemy, Matt Kern, and David Shelleny of Midwest Media Now

Would you like your show/video/etc. to be shown?
We’d love to showcase your unique new media content at the event! Simply send an email to Tim with info.