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The Vancouver Project

A good friend of mine, Andrew Burton, and I have been talking for a couple of months about the rise of DSLRs with video capability and what it the implications for sports photographers.

Andrew had the foresight to see that this new technology would come to head in the very near future – namely the coming winter Olympics in Vancouver. Exploring thought, we also realized that this Olympics would be the first since the rise of the real-time web, live video broadcasting from cell phones, Google Wave, and, and, and.

Our realization lead to a plan of action which we’re calling The Vancouver Project. Stop by and check us out.

Shameless plug: if you’re in a position to help by spreading the word to the right people we’d love to hear from you.


2 Responses

  1. Chris–Thanks so much! I’ve incorperated your feedback into our site. The meat of it is: we love feedback, thanks much! My quick responses:• Meetups, and getting the actual citizens involved is a fantastic point. Sort of something that we’ve been trying to say — but never actually did. Once we get a better handle on this, that’s a really good plan.• AllVoices wasn’t even on our radar, so thanks for that!• Approaching the country Olympic committees is a good approach.Cheers!

  2. Joey: This is a great concept. Aside from the tools, what are doing to recruit folks who are attending, have tickets, etc.? I know this is super early stage, but connecting with those folks early to get them on board, using their own tools (iphone, handheld cameras, etc). could be a great way to get some momentum. I’m thinking of meetups, etc., to draw folks out, even if it’s just a few folks in the Vancouver area…I also wonder about reaching out to Allvoices.com as a partner?And also, getting the athletes themselves involved, connecting through the various Olympic organizations…That’s just a few random thoughts…

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