Video Dale

Video DaleHave you ever bought something for the dream of what you could do with it but never followed through? I'm guilty. I'm thinking specifically of my first video camera and the Firewire non-linear editor card I bought so I could do real video production. I shot some video and took a course but never really went anywhere with it.

Happily my second video camera is getting some real use and I have the photo and video stream to prove it! Tonight's Vancouver League of Drupallers was streamed live thanks to my camera and microphones and Roland's UStream TV prowess. We had some issues with electrical noise but got things worked out. It was a good technology night! Not perfect, but our game is improving.

Or maybe I'm in a good mood because of the Guinness at the Irish Heather afterwards . . .

And if you're interested in a really great presentation on email newsletters, take the time to watch Boxcar Marketing's Monique Trottier give some awesome advice on email newsletters. Skip over the part when I say um way too much. The player is a bit weird, click the spiral button thing (Spiral Button) to start.

Monique Trottier on Email Newsletters

Photo by roland


Anonymous wrote 13 years 33 weeks ago

This is GREAT, Dale.

This is GREAT, Dale. Congratulations! And Monique's talk rocked. (Very helpful for SiWC...)


Marina wrote 13 years 33 weeks ago


I've seen the camera at work but I think this is the first time I've seen actual footage!

Of course, the bloody thing won't play for me at the moment (stupid work internet connection) but I'll have to check it out...especially since I really wanted to go to the meeting!

Monique wrote 13 years 33 weeks ago

Go Dale!

Thanks for posting this Dale. It's great to see how much I talk with my hands. LOL.

Couple of points I've been thinking about.

There was a question about open rates and I said they were tricky to track. Here's what Campaign Monitor says about this, which is perhaps more eloquently put than my version:

"Your open rate is likely higher than what is reported because text emails cannot be tracked and because not all email readers report open tracking. By not displaying images by default, some email readers do not allow for open tracking and others allow the recipient to choose to allow or disallow open tracking as a setting."

They also have a good post on Can-spam compliant lists:


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