Saturday, May 17, 2014

Myrt's AmbushCAM at #NGS2014gen

Whew! That was a busy conference! The National Genealogical Society's annual conference was held in Richmond, Virginia last week. Each day Ol' Myrt's goal was to interview six people. And it was all done with Cousin +Russ Worthington's help on a wired computer. +Andrew Hatchett was on standby in case Russ had computer problems. +Michael Daniels and +Heather Kraafter were non-genealogist techies providing backup-backup support. So you know there was lots of support for this project.

WHAT'S Myrt's AmbushCAM?

2-5 minute live interviews, recorded on my DearMYRTLE's YouTube channel, available immediately on the web. More about the equipment later in this post.

Myrt's #NGS2014 AmbushCAM interviews, with links so you may view them:


Following the encouragement of our friend +Ronnie Bincer, who has done such interviews twice at SXSW, Cousin Russ and I decided to venture forth with our own concoction of equipment:
  • tripod
  • tripod smart phone holder (we also have one for an iPad)
  • Y splitter (from iPhone to ear bud and hand held microphone)
  • a really good microphone
  • Verizon jetpack, though in the Richmond Convention center, an AT&T hotspot worked better
 Here's a pic, courtesy of Fran Jensen, used with her permission of course:

Mike Hall and Myrt viewing a miniature 1812 soldier at the booth
May 2014, Richmond, Washington. Photo courtesy of Fran Jensen.
This is something you can do at your cousin's upcoming wedding, this summer's family reunion or next fall's family gathering. Russ and I are most happy to share everything we know about this technology to make your recordings a success.

To tell you the truth, I couldn't have done this without Cousin +Russ' help. Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you, sir!

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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1 comment:

  1. DearMYRTLE,

    What a great line up of AmbushCAM Guests.

    I think we learned lots as we proceeded, I know I did.

    I think we have another *keeper* for our Genealogy Tool Box.

    It was a blast pulling the AmbushCAM off.

    Cousin Russ