The first gathering of the NH Media Makers was a huge success. Click on the image above to view a slide show of the event. As Georgene Nunn states on her blog Random Kitty:
“We had photographers, videographers, writers, entrepreneurs, search engine marketers, programmers, culture geeks, and often times most people were several of those things if not all of them! Had I been taking notes I’d have a lot more details about each person. Everybody I met was just terrific. There was a definite buzz in the air and I could tell a lot of really valuable connections were made. Separately we’ve got a ton of super ideas and talents, together we could really turn this area into a hub of internet and cultural activity.”
Or as Leslie Poston says on her blog Smoke Rings and Coffee Stains:
“It was definitely worth it! I got the chance to meet a variety of interesting people, from behind the scenes web developers to in your face interactive television web casters, fellow writers, vloggers and bloggers, movie junkies, internet political revolutionaries and more. I had a blast, and I can’t wait to see who comes to the next meeting.”
And here is a video reaction from Chris Clark of Geek Force Five:
And, finally, here are notes on the terrific folks that came to share:
John Herman talked about his interactive web-isodic Gravityland and Tuesday night at 7 PM he joins a team of comedians for an interactive live web comedy show on Mogulus. John is mentioned in the latest issue of The Wire.
Dan Freund is a media enthusiast who is beginning a 3D motion graphics company and keeping busy with lots of media productions. Always looking for people with great ideas.
Jon Briggs is a talented musician and he’s also the official sound guy for Gravityland.com
Nap is a Ruby web application developer, editor at ink19.com, and indie music, film and comic geek. Focusing on social media networks and writing a book about Ruby on Rails, he’s also looking for collaborators for ‘web experiments’
Andy Fling is a movie making enthusiast and in-house developer for buzgate.org. Very interested in making movies locally and creating a community around film making in NH. Recently won a Spotlight Award for Best Supporting Actor. Congrats Andy!
E. Christopher Clark is an author, family historian, and Internet geek. Creator of http://www.geekforcefive.com, a blog covering Lost, NIN, Apple, Marvel Comics, and View Askew film productions. How cool is that?! He’s currently thinking of producing a novel that embraces the concepts of social media.
Bryan White is the creator of http://www.cinema-suicide.com looking to network on original content, video, live casting, and other ways to push his site to the next level.
Jack Herman is the web master/co-owner of http://www.barnhouselighting.com. He’s excited by the world of web marketing, site optimization, and monetization. Looking for dynamic web ideas to develop a better reach to niche markets.
Jason Ruths is from http://revnh.com. He’s looking to start a revolution in NH. He’s passionate about getting corporations out of politics. Looking for collaborators.
Mike Mooney is from http://fmcrew.com He helped produce the popular web show What is Joppa? and is now working on a new project involving sci-fi and comedy. Also involved in the ongoing video adventures at http://glintofhope.com
Jon Wellington is a wedding videographer and improv comedian bringing his skills together to produce the comedic web show “Fox Burnahm.” When he announced that he was looking for people willing to die on camera, half of us raised our hands
The inaugural gathering of the NH Media Makers was hosted by John Herman (sideburns) with Mike Mooney (smirk), Dan Freund (silver cup), Nick Plante (pondering paper cup), Bryan White (scratching), Chris Clark (eyebrows), Phil Kliger (polarized glasses), Leslie Poston (curly), Roger Goun (beard), Georgene Nunn (no mug handle usage). Many people joined us.