[clug] Videotaping CLUG talks

Darren Freeman daz111 at rsphysse.anu.edu.au
Thu Mar 25 01:25:08 GMT 2004

On Wed, 2004-03-24 at 18:09, Mark Purcell wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 24, 2004 at 01:11:02PM +1000, Andrew Pollock wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 24, 2004 at 12:13:55PM +1100, Darren Freeman wrote:
> > You've raised some perfectly valid points, and I've Cc'ed this back to the
> > list for further discussion. If the general consensus is it's a bad idea,
> > then naturally, it won't go anywhere.
> Andrew,
> I won't be able to attend tomorrow's meeting, but am very interested in the
> topic.
> You have my support for recording the presentation, with the speakers
> consent of course.

Maybe the solution is to create a VHS of the talk, with the
understanding that it is only viewed by people who could otherwise have
been there. The tape gets overwritten at the next talk and is available
for private loan.

It's also a helluvulot less work than editing it into a nice presentable
file. Any crappy camcorder on a stack of phonebooks will do. It
alleviates the main problem of missing talks and hopefully won't intrude
on the atmosphere as much if we all know where the tape goes.

> Also we need to start considering such things for LCA2005, as I think this
> could be a worthwhile addition. If we start experimenting with such 
> technology now, we should have it right by the time LCA comes around.

Mmm, that's one point in favour of digital. Perhaps we reserve this for
talks by people who go with a more formal (less interrupted) talk

> Mark

Have fun,

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