BMM Boston Media Makers 10th year Anniversary

31 01 2015

I tried a media marker experiment. I used Snapchat to create a Snapchat story consisting of photos and video clips. Withe permission from The Boston Media Host Stave Garfield I used his meeting roll call video and some photos shared by the group via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and other platforms to create this short video.

Today it Boston Media Makers 10th Anniversary and we celebrated it with friends sharing similar interests over breakfast.

If your ever in or live the Boston area, Boston Media Makers meets the first Sunday of every month. We never cancel and the coffee is free.

To learm more about Boston Media Makers please visit

We hope to meet you at a meeting soon.



CC Chapman spoke at Boston Media Makers

1 12 2013
CC Chapman 12012013 by Steve Garfield

click this photo to listen to the audio clip

CC Chapman spoke at todays monthly Boston Media Makers breakfast meeting hosted by Steve Garfield . Here’s a clip from that talk.

If your ever in or live in the greater Boston area Boston Media Makers meets the first Sunday of every month at Doyle’s Cafe in Jamaica Plain. Hope to see you at a meeting soon.

To learn more about Boston Media Makers please visit

To learn more about C.C. Chapman please visit

Photo shared with permission by Steve Garfield

Link to Steve Garfield’s original photo

Here Come the Google Hangout Innovators

4 08 2011

Here Comes the Hangout Innovators
Check out who was mentioned in this PCWorld article.

Google Hangouts, the group videoconferencing part of Google+, has attracted some of the most creative minds on the Web – and these folks are putting their ingenuity to good use. One of the first out of the gate is Bruce K. Garber and his friends from the Southern New England Media Makers. They captured this video of their group videoconference by using Camtasia Studio and uploaded this video to Youtube. The sound quality is surprisingly clear considering that they were using the condenser mics built into their webcams. I’m wondering how clear their audio would sound if they each used a USB microphone, such as a USB Logitech headset or a Snowball microphone. Here are the other participants in this video chat.

Bruce Garber

Jim Jones

Steve Sherlock

Diane Darling

Southern New England Media Makers

Next up, check out Drew Jones, who figured out how to stream his Google Hangout live using and Drew will be sharing instructions on how to do this in the next few days. Follow him on Twitter at!/realdrewjones or on Google+.

Wherever opportunities for ingenuity exist, Phillip Torrone, senior editor at MAKE Magazine, is not far behind. Check out the Ask an Engineer – Show and Tell Hangout he recently ran. Yes, a little rough around the edges, but ripe with opportunities for sharing ideas at the most grassroots of levels.

Folks, if you’re still watching television, you’ve never left the last century. Put down that remote and pick up your imagination. The imagination train will be leaving the station and it’s best if you were on board. Instead of doing the “channel surf,”you could be establishing your own creative turf. Think carefully about the new world that is a-borning – and your role in it. Are you a leader or are you a follower? What rewards – emotional, social, financial — lie waiting for leaders? What experiences are typically encountered by followers? What ways are there to minimize risk and still be a leader? What collective ways are there to minimize risk and still pursue innovation? What is the price of indecision? What is the cost of delay?

Phil Shapiro

Grateful thanks to Steve Garfield, founder of Boston Media Makers and author of the very useful videoblogging guidebook Get Seen. I met Bruce K. Garber when I virtually attended a Boston Media Makers meeting. Follow Steve Garfield on Twitter (or Google+) to stay in the loop about all media making opportunities and innovations.

PCWorld Article by: Phil Shapiro


ClawHammerTim at Boston Media Makers

3 04 2011

Our friend Tim Rowell (ClawHammerTim) did it once again today (April 3, 2011) at our monthly Boston media Makers meeting. Tim did a show and tell on how to use the iPad as a Teleprompter. The interesting part of this show and tell is that Tim have a new app with blue tooth foot peddles. These peddles gives you the page up and down control freeing your hands for playing the banjo for example. Check out Tim as he talks about his new teleprompter and treats us all to a live demonstration.
Follow Tim on these social web sites:
Twitter: @clawhammertim
YouTube: ClawHammerTim
Join us at Boston Media Makers every month.


Follow Friday From Both Sides Of The World

25 03 2011

In October of 2010 Patrick invited me on his follow Friday web based TV show. It was fun to collaborate with Patrick from both sides of the world. We also are highlighting some of our friends and what they do.

A Look Back – A Year In Review – 2010

8 11 2010

Scott turned the camera on me today at our monthly Boston Media Makers meeting. I spoke to the group as Scott so appropriately called it “A Look Back”. It was my look back to a “A Year In Review” 2010 with respect to social media and my accomplishments. At these media maker breakfast’s we talk about what were doing now, ask a question or share information that has interest to the group. Today I wanted to share what I did and do especially to the new people to the meeting as a way to encourage them to follow their passion.
See you on-line!

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