Last month we had an ice storm. This month we marked the meet-up with 10 inches of new snow. What gives?! Despite snow, ice, frogs, and locusts, media makers have continued to brave the weather to connect with other creative minds. This month was no exception!
Here are some notes on the people that showed up to learn, share, and collaborate:
Phil Kliger produces the music for surreal musical web series Odd Noggin Land. He is hosting a crazy evening of interactive entertainment on January 19th at The Blue Mermaid. Pub trivia starts at 7 PM followed by a concert by The Mangobamas. Phil is seeking politically inspired lyrics for the night. Listen to his radio show on WSCA.org Fridays 10 AM until Noon.
Kevin Baringer hopes to develop a web based quasi-art gallery at BareArts.net He wants to explore tech to represent art in the best way possible. Kevin is interested in hearing from artists about his idea.
Ryan Higgins of CockleburyBooks.com recently published a kid’s book called Twaddleton’s Cheese. Everyone at the meet-up enjoyed passing the book around.
Ryan Plaisted is co-producing Odd Noggin Land For the past few years, he also managed the recently closed, historical Ioka Theater.
Nick Plante builds web sites and applications with a focus on media and story telling.
Bodhi teaches meditation and produces guided meditation CDs. He just published an audio book “Still the Mind” at SoundsTrue.com and is in talks to publish more. He also runs WildMind.org and Bodhipaksa.com
Danielle Herman is a yoga instructor who is participating in Yoga Mala in Portsmouth on February 7th. She’ll be doing sun salutations from 9 to 11 AM. She realized that the event does not have a strong web presence. She hopes to change that.
Brian Paul is an actor and comedian always looking for new media projects. He plays Cheeseburger on Odd Noggin Land.
Jon Nunan is in the editing stage of a 16 mm film ten-minute romantic comedy called High Five. The film will be premiering in the next three weeks. He also runs the movie review site CantWatchThis.com where people dare him to watch films.
Joseph K Murphy is from the quirky pop band Murkadee. He’s want to get more into musical composition. Do you need songs? He likes to write songs.
Jon Briggs will be participating in the RPM Challenge. The challenge is to record an album in 28 days, just because you can.
That’s 10 songs or 35 minutes of original material recorded during the month of February.
E. Christopher Clark is the creator of Geek Force Five. Recently he demoted Apple and View Askew from the aforementioned five, promoting Harry Potter and Chelmsford, MA instead. He’s debuting a text based web series called 01824 that ties into the novel he is working on. The series may also include video and music.
John Herman, host of NH Media Makers, will be a guest speaker at Portsmouth’s first Pecha Kucha Night on January 29th. Each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds each – giving 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter is up. He is also co-producing Odd Noggin Land which is shooting a video segmeny with author Nina Simonds of Spices of Life. He is also working with literacy program The Big Read, producing live story theater and video stories at PortcityBigRead.gather.com
We all wish NYC Media Makers good luck on their first meet-up. We checked in on them via a live feed on Mogulus.com