This is the first in a new series of blog posts featuring interesting and independent creators making an impact with online video. Accompanying each posts will be a live chat interview, the first of which will be held tomorrow at 4:30pm EST (20:30 UTC — see below for more details). I’d also like to take this time to introduce myself: my name is Chris Markman, one of the Miro Summer Interns. I’ll be one of the folks regularly coordinating these events.
Jay Dedman and Ryanne Hodson of Ryan is Hungry are a couple of “green geeks” eager to inspire. Both creators are ex-tv producers/editors and co-founders of NODE101 â€“ making for a transitional story strikingly similar to that of Miro, the free and open-source internet tv and video player. Featuring these two in this first installment seemed like a no-brainer, and I’d channel anyone to view their Miro Channel and tell me otherwise!
The basic premise behind the show may be familiar, but if you’re like me you can’t get enough of the great online info about sustainability. More importantly, this one is different. It lives in a space where CinÃ©ma VÃ©ritÃ© meets Documentary and the two collide into an amazing, thought provoking self-produced program that stays true to its claim; they say do-it-yourself and follow through. Episodes include a wide range of topics and pace, from Urban Farming to Solar Decathlons, and are packed with useful information, practical tips and world changing ideas.
Similarly, their website itself points toward this same ethic. Both in their utilization of the Show in a Box WordPress Plugins developed by the community they also co-founded and in the inclusion the media using the open source video codec Ogg Theora. These leafy greens are ready for harvest, so dig in!
Meet Jay and Ryanne tomorrow!
This Tuesday, June 17th Team Miro will be hosting a live IRC chat with Jay and Ryanne @ 4:30PM EDT / 20:30 UCT. Field and vote for your favorite questions before event with the Live Question Tool and grab a transcript after the event on our Wiki. Watch and participate from our website or navigate your IRC client to #miro on irc.freenode.org.
Update: A transcript of this event is now available via the Team Miro Wiki. I also wrote a brief summary in my most recent blog post here.