Jared Taylor: Is Diversity a Strength?

Here’s our video of Jared Taylor speaking on the subject of diversity at the 2010 CofCC National Conference. If you turn your volume all the way up, you can hear the speech.

Pip Pockets didn’t bring his camcorder from New York. I was forced to rely upon the Flip Cam which doesn’t have the best audio at a distance. I’m buying my own camcorder this weekend. Future events we cover shouldn’t have this problem.

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11 Comments

  1. Remote mics are the ticket for stuff like this. You can put the mic right on the speakers table and get perfect audio, with the camera back at a good distance for the video.

  2. If you’re buying a camcorder do yourself (and your audience) a favor and get one with a socket for an extension microphone. Apart from shakey camera work, sound is the next thing that stops amateurs producing good quality videos.

    I use a Røde stereo videomic in conjunction with a small Canon hi-def camcorder and the results are quite resonable. I’ve put the mic on a tripod and placed it on a little tripod near the speaker at indoor meetings using a 5 meter extension cord to get the signal into the camera as well as outdoors. It comes with a “dead kitten” fluffy thing that dampens wind noise.

    Here’s a video I shot with my humble set up:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuTRtPGjRyM

    Røde’s (cheaper) shotgun videomic would have been better in that situation though. The stereo videomic does pick up a bit of background sound but not half as much as the camera’s mic.

    One point though, the Røde video mic’s use the standard hot shoe mount but my Canon has a mini-hot shoe so I’ve made my own “figrig” style stabilizer to mount it on.

    And thanks for the CCofC videos.

  3. Ladies and gents, this is a learning process for us at OD. We’re regular people with regular jobs doing what we can for the survival and advancement for our people.

    We’ll get better. More professional. Promise.

  4. Hunter, et al:

    Regarding your expressed desire (promise?)for better quality media production (audio, video, photographic et cetera), as a former Hollywood recording engineer, I may be able to help.

    If you’d like to talk about it, shoot me an e-mail with your phone number & a good contact time, ideally when rates are cheap.

    Kind regards,

    Jack

  5. Mike Capatano wrote:

    “Ladies and gents, this is a learning process
    for us at OD. We’re regular people with regular
    jobs doing what we can for the survival and
    advancement for our people.

    We’ll get better. More professional. Promise.”

    I wasn’t criticising the videos, just offering experience from my learning curve in trying to make good looking/sounding videos on a low budget. I know I’ve still got a long way to go before I’m happy with my videos.

    The next project for me is a “merlin” style steadicam like this guy is developing:

    http://www.diycamera.com/stabiliser/index.html

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