Monday, January 11, 2010

Winter Beer Festival on YouTube

Trying to keep up with events in Exeter. Still hoping to find an editor for the tapes from Beer At The Castle. The sound needs some help also. But something will happen soon. Lighting for live music really is better in the summer.

Not sure if there will be a 2010 summer event. But the Castle will have some combination of food / drink / music. My idea of the YouTube chatshow at the moment is to link to something else whenever possible. So please look out for Isambarde Electric when they start to tour as the snow disappears.

YouTube search comes up with a train named after Brunel leaving St Davids so ignore that one unless it is interesting.

Monday, January 04, 2010

More about local news. Not sure if this is the right blog but "wifi Exeter" has tended to be about anywhere there is wifi. Exeter may be similar but out of time. News is that there will be tests of the local tv news approach for ITV. These will be in Scotland, Wales and North East England. Most interest seems to be in Scotland. Media Guardian has nothing in print today but who knows when it was written? The BBC have most detail and there is also a report from Media Week.

I missed the news about the invitation to tender or where the pilots are to be. So far there is nothing about using the input from social media to augment the impact of local TV. By the way is "local" the whole of Scotland for example?

I missed the Coldplay concert in Exeter as I was in Granadaland for the holidays. Snowscape very seasonal but it continued when life was supposed to return to normal. Checking Youtube shows that the Coldplay event was well reported. The South West could be a test of how local news works with YouTube etc. Nothing yet on Ian Anderson in the cathedral or Spin2 on New Year's Eve. I may be getting too local for the equivalent of a Bristol studio but YouTube can be flexible.

Anyone reading this in Scotland? Swap observations over 2010? What chance the ITV budget could reach the public and allow for better editing etc. ? What sort of difference will the experiment make?

Friday, January 01, 2010

Spent the last couple of weeks in Granadaland but YouTube has much stuff from Exeter Castle. Nothing I can find on Ian Anderson in the Cathedral or on Spin2. But the Winterlude one is at the end of this list. 2010 could be even better for video from Rougemont.