Steve Garfield

Steve Garfield

Advisor to and investor in media and internet companies

Greater Boston Area
Media Production

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Steve Garfield's Summary

Steve Garfield is an advisor to and investor in media and internet companies, a speaker at conferences on mobile video broadcasting, video producer, and teacher.

Garfield taught New Media Tools for Journalism at Boston University from 2008-2009 and continues to guest lecture at BU, Emerson, Northeastern, Simmons and other colleges to show students how to leverage video production tools to help them get seen and get hired.

My first book, Get Seen: Online Video Secrets, came out in January 2010 from Wiley Publishing. It is about how easy it is to get started in web video. The book includes interviews with successful web video producers where you can learn their secrets and then follow step by step guides for putting video on the web.

Selected recent speaking engagements include Educational Travel Conference, Podcamp Western Mass, New England Newspaper Association, Streaming Media East/West, New Media Expo, PodCamp Boston, Video on the Net - Boston and San Jose, NH Film Festival, Woods Hole Film Festival, and Podcast Academy Boston.

Garfield is one of the Internet's first video bloggers having launched his own regular video blog on January 1, 2004.

Garfield likes to capture and share fleeting moments and teach others how to do the same. This led to his becoming co-creator of the first vloggercon, and a co-organizer of the first PodCamp held in Boston.

He currently runs the Boston Media Makers which meets on the first Sunday of every month at Doyle's Cafe in Boston. Join us.

On February 3, 2005, Garfield posted what is believed to be the first video blog from a United States elected politician, Boston City Councillor John Tobin.

In 2007, Garfield produced Nina Simonds' Spices of Life video blog.

Garfield currently provides citizen journalism reports for CNN iReport, and has also worked with Rocketboom, TheUptake, and techPresident.

Steve Garfield's Skills & Expertise

  1. Video Editing
  2. Teaching
  3. Video Blogging
  4. New Media
  5. Blogging
  6. Video
  7. Podcasting
  8. Video Production
  9. Broadcast
  10. Online Video
  11. Social Media
  12. Social Media Marketing
  13. Editing
  14. Writing
  15. Social Networking
  16. Multimedia
  17. Facebook
  18. Photography
  19. Public Speaking
  20. Final Cut Pro
  21. Digital Media
  22. Event Planning
  23. Content Creation
  24. Digital Marketing
  25. Promotions
  26. Mac
  27. HTML
  28. Event Hosting
  29. Web Video
  30. Content Strategy
  31. Publishing
  32. Creative Direction

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Steve Garfield's Publications

  • Get Seen: Online Video Secrets to Building Your Business

    • Wiley
    • January 12, 2010
    Authors: Steve Garfield

    The must-have guide, Get Seen by Steve Garfield, the "Paul Revere of video blogging," offers a quick and complete toolkit to get you up to speed on the latest that online video and related media have to offer.

    Examines success stories of how companies have used online video
    Presents a series of plans and tools that businesses can follow as they expand onto the social web
    Provides clear step by step directions on how to record, edit, and export videos, where to post them, how to build a community around their content, and what to do to increase views by making it go viral
    If you're ready to take full advantage of online video's many benefits, Get Seen is the one resource you need.

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