Monday, February 20, 2006

Lofistl Anniversary party

My boy Bill Streeter is putting together a show for his mighty fine website. This is pretty slick:

www.lofistl.com

FIRST OF IT'S KIND VIDEO BLOG SCREENING FOR 'LO-FI SAINT LOUIS' HOSTED BY PHILIP SLEIN GALLERY

(ST. LOUIS, MO) Bill Streeter will be screening select videos from St. Louis's premier video blog, LO-FI SAINT LOUIS (www.lofistl.com) in honor of its one-year anniversary. The screening is hosted by the Philip Slein Gallery at 1319 Washington in St. Louis, Saturday February 25, 2006 from 7PM to 10PM. Bill has also invited 28 other video bloggers from 8 countries around the world to record introductions to the videos. Select introductions will be screened the night of the 25th, but all of them can be seen on LO-FI SAINT LOUIS as they are posted during the month of February as 28 videos (one a day for the month) from the past year will be rerun on the video blog.

"I wanted to prove that this is truly personal media with a global reach, and to let St. Louis know that the world is watching them." Streeter says.

LO-FI SAINT LOUIS, is the first video blog in the area and features video of live performances of Rock and Roll bands and short documentaries about off-beat local culture and artists. The video blog was launched in February of 2005 Months before the introduction of Apples video capable iPod that has helped to make podcasting a promising new way to distribute media. LO-FI SAINT LOUIS was one of the first video podcasts to be included in Apples iTunes podcast directory when it appeared in June 2005. "I knew last year that it was just a matter of time before Apple released an iPod that could play video, so I wanted to be ready for it when they" Streeter said. The video blog has over 400 subscribers to its video podcast feed to date and boasts nearly 30,000 worldwide video downloads a month.

Podcasts are audio or video programs automatically delivered via an RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed and an "always-on" Internet connection like DSL and cable modems. Users can subscribe to these feeds through popular software like Apples iTunes and the popular video blog watching software Fireant, usually for free. Podcasts can be downloaded and viewed or listened to on a variety of devices including computers, hand-helds (like Palm Pilots) and other portable media players. Set-top boxes, similar to cable boxes, capable of receiving this content have already been introduced to market, and TIVO has already made some feeds available on its popular device.

Streeter, a graphic artist, studied film at Columbia College in Chicago. He been an Internet consultant, worked for Internet firms in Chicago and is currently employed by AT&T Yellow Pages. He lives in St. Louis with is wife and son.

The Philip Slein Gallery is located at 1319 Washington Ave (314-621-4634). A meet and greet cocktail hour will precede the screening. An acoustic performance by St. Louis musician, Casey Reid will follow. Cover is $5.00

3 Comments:

Anonymous Bill Streeter said...

Thanks for posting this Steve, but it's not a launch party as much as it's an anniversary party (I guess you could say that it's a party to celebrate the launch of the site one year ago.) Hope to see you there!

6:44 AM  
Blogger Steven Fitzpatrick Smith said...

fixed. I will fix the funky symbols later today.

I will try to make it Saturday. Likely early. I am judging on Sat so it is hard to say how I am getting around.

11:07 AM  
Anonymous kopper said...

Hmmm... also, this article neglected to mention that I will be spinning records before said screening. Damned journalists.

12:07 PM  

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