The Createasphere DAM conference last week was a great event. Even though it was in its first year, the pool of speakers (and attendees) was a high-level group indeed. I was particularly pleased to finally get to meet Roger Howard in person. It seems there’s nothing Roger doesn’t know or hasn’t done in computers, software, photography and asset management.
Other highlights included Jason Bright’s presentation on the capabilities of MediaBeacon, Gunar Penekis and OpenSamsn, Paul Nicholson from Showtime, Chris Orr from UC Berkeley, Sam Bogoch from Avid, Canon on DSLR, and a meeting with my old friend Owen O’Toole.
Thanks to ASMP for sending me there to present the dpBestflow material.
I’m headed to Los Angeles to make a couple of presentations for dBestlfow. The first one will take place at the Createasphere DAM Conference, in Universal City. This 70 minute presentation will showcase the dpBestflow website as a great resource for collection managers and the photographers who supply them with images.
You can find out more about the program here. I’ll be speaking Wednesday.
Once I’m done with that, I’ll be speaking at Brooks Institute with Richard Anderson. We’re doing a moring program on digital asset management, and then we’ll have a more free-form afternoon discussion with faculty and students about the DAM needs of a photo education program.
If you are at either event, please be sure to find me and say hello.
Last December I did a Mac Break Weekly netcast with my fellow Tasmanian traveler Leo Laporte. It’s a really fun show to do, and you can catch it in the site archives. Caveat – mostly it’s a lot of goofing around. This is infotainment, people.
If you don’t know Leo, I suggest you check out his rapidly growing internet media empire TWiT TV. He’s building a new kind of broadcast network for the internet age. Anybody who is creating content and is concerned with the rapidly changing media landscape could do well to learn by his example. Leo is one of the poster children for a content provider who creates his own distribution channels.
He’s also great fun to watch. Which, is, um, one reason he’s been so successful.