Jared Paul @ BPS Cantab

Jared Paul @ BPS Cantab

Jared Paul performs his Get Dead @ the Boston Poetry Slam at Cantab Lounge, Central Square Cambridge, December 13, 2006. Paul was the feature. Clips from other performers at this event coming soon on LoM channels. Paul and many other New England spoken word artists weekly @ as220.



This a great video a great poetry slam at the Cantab. People have been bragging about the Cantab ever since I started at CCTV. Someday I'll have to check it out. Also, that thumbnail is great - I really like the color of the title and the font choice. Nice work.

On a more technical note, I noticed you are using the flip style player from blip. Though that does work great and is the default, did you know you can change the style that blip posts your videos on our site? Some of the other player styles imbed the video and look a little bit nicer.

Here is how:

  1. Log in to your blip.tv account.
  2. Select "Distribute" button on the left side of the browser.
  3. Click "edit" button next to the drupal blog you setup to auto cross post.
  4. (I recommend the following:) Playback Style: "in-line"
  5. Preferred Format: "Flash Video .flv"
  6. Centered Player

Let me know if you find a style that works for you.



Thanks for the kind words and tech chatter.

The problem I have with "inline playback" is that it completely distorts the carefully composed thumb graphic that I want to be seen to induce clicking.

Yes, I'd prefer the text would wrap down under the thumb to begin with and stay there, but I haven't found the blurb combination to do that. I considered learning how to hand-edit the HTML, but decided that was unacceptable considering I have to post this to many sites and makes adjustments for some of them already.

BTW, I have a lot more content like this that I'm wanting to produce. New 30-min episode of my cablecast show "Cambridge Nights" channel 10, will be ready this week too.

Letters of Marque productions

I would be interested in learning more about the settings in your blip post. When you're editing at CCTV in the future, stop by my office (if you don't mind) and I can take a look at the settings.

Good luck and I look forward to seeing your future videos.