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Offline Srbel

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What happened to Jeri Ellsworth?
« on: October 12, 2016, 06:12:38 pm »
She haven't uploaded a single video on her youtube channels for over 2 years.
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Re: What happened to Jeri Ellsworth?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2016, 06:16:31 pm »
Making YT videos is no small commitment. It could be as simple as not having enough time or having higher priorities.

I have been trying to launch a channel for over a year - I have cameras, audio, lights, editing etc - just cannot sort out the time needed to do it.
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Re: What happened to Jeri Ellsworth?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2016, 06:21:20 pm »
Se haven't uploaded a single video on her youtube channels for over 2 years.

Maybe she is too busy ?

https://twitter.com/jeriellsworth?lang=en-gb

She says...
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We just opened a game studio at castAR and they're amazing!

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On May 18, 2013, Ellsworth announced that she had developed an augmented reality development system named castAR with fellow ex-Valve engineer Rick Johnson,[18] with the blessing of Valve's Gabe Newell[19] and would be funding it via Kickstarter later in the year. Her start-up company, Technical Illusions, is developing castAR.[20]

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeri_Ellsworth
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Re: What happened to Jeri Ellsworth?
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2016, 06:54:36 pm »
She's busy running a startup. I met up with her when I was in SF for Maker Faire.
She's still managing to squeeze in a little hands-on electronics but mostly doing management etc.
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Re: What happened to Jeri Ellsworth?
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2016, 07:01:58 pm »
I can relate - new and small businesses are all consuming. Wish her the best!
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Re: What happened to Jeri Ellsworth?
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2016, 08:37:17 pm »
She's busy running a startup. I met up with her when I was in SF for Maker Faire.
She's still managing to squeeze in a little hands-on electronics but mostly doing management etc.

Running and growing CastAR is certainly occupying her time.  A lot of people don't realize that producing quality videos is very time consuming.  For me, each minute of video represents 10 to 30 minutes (or more) of behind the scenes work (research, materials preparation, document/collateral preparation, design and refinements of on-screen demonstrations, actual shooting of video clips with multiple angles, etc., video editing and rendering, etc.).  A 10 minute video typically represents a few hours work (minimum).
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Re: What happened to Jeri Ellsworth?
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2016, 07:10:00 am »
OK, thanks.
 

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Re: What happened to Jeri Ellsworth?
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2016, 08:17:17 am »
You can listen to her talk about how much of a bitch it is to be a CEO/CTO here ->
(from a few months back)

http://embedded.fm/episodes/156
 

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Re: What happened to Jeri Ellsworth?
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2016, 08:26:41 am »
A 10 minute video typically represents a few hours work (minimum).

Yup!
The likes of Afrotech mods videos take 30+ hours work for a 5 minute video.
 

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Re: What happened to Jeri Ellsworth?
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2016, 08:30:53 am »
You can listen to her talk about how much of a bitch it is to be a CEO/CTO here ->

They have a CEO now and she is just CTO now?
When you have a startup and you've taken millions of other people's money, you are expected to live and breath the company. Zero time for anything else.
CastAR is also her passion, I'd be surprised if she doesn't sleep under her desk.
 

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Re: What happened to Jeri Ellsworth?
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2016, 12:11:38 am »
I miss her quirky videos very much!
It does seem to fall in line with bigger business ventures when the videos stopped.
There was the Valve thing before CastAR.

We never did get to see the outcome of the home made ICs :(

 

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Re: What happened to Jeri Ellsworth?
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2016, 06:21:33 pm »
Images of Jeri and others here:
http://www.analogaficionados.org



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Re: What happened to Jeri Ellsworth?
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2016, 06:55:50 pm »
Images of Jeri and others here:
http://www.analogaficionados.org

Bernice

Thanks - shame about the website though. Can't even read the bio's.  |O
 

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Re: What happened to Jeri Ellsworth?
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2016, 07:21:54 pm »
She haven't uploaded a single video on her youtube channels for over 2 years.

Follow her on Twitter, you will see what she is up to :) She posts there fairly regularly.

But yeah, I think she is up to her neck in the management/startup/business thing.

 

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Re: What happened to Jeri Ellsworth?
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2016, 07:53:04 pm »
More pictures from previous years. Including Jim Williams, Bob Pease, Bob Dobkin, Bo, Tom, Ron and a host of many others.

http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/Analog_Aficionados/library/?sort=2&page=0


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Thanks - shame about the website though. Can't even read the bio's.  |O
 

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Re: What happened to Jeri Ellsworth?
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2017, 08:06:27 am »
Apparently news just in that Jeri's startup CastAR has just shut down. My commiserations, looked really cool.
https://www.polygon.com/2017/6/26/15877804/castar-shut-down
 

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Re: What happened to Jeri Ellsworth?
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2017, 08:13:13 pm »
Tech startups are brutal.
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Re: What happened to Jeri Ellsworth?
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2017, 03:15:45 am »
Waiting for her update on her home made semiconductor... I guess that will only happen after the release of Half-Life 3.
 

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Re: What happened to Jeri Ellsworth?
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2017, 01:29:04 pm »
Is she trying to start a new business again?
 

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Re: What happened to Jeri Ellsworth?
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2017, 01:45:26 pm »
From Twitter seems like she's playing with Ham radio stuff & holograms at the moment - hopefully taking some time out from all the business stuff from the last few years..
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Re: What happened to Jeri Ellsworth?
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2017, 01:59:42 pm »
A 10 minute video typically represents a few hours work (minimum).

Yup!
The likes of Afrotech mods videos take 30+ hours work for a 5 minute video.

John Simpson (the BBC reporter) had a rule of thumb that after shooting was completed, it took him 1 hour for him to prepare each 1 minute broadcast video.
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Re: What happened to Jeri Ellsworth?
« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2017, 04:09:33 pm »
A 10 minute video typically represents a few hours work (minimum).

Yup!
The likes of Afrotech mods videos take 30+ hours work for a 5 minute video.

John Simpson (the BBC reporter) had a rule of thumb that after shooting was completed, it took him 1 hour for him to prepare each 1 minute broadcast video.

It would be interesting to ask BigClive (unless he answered already) about his preparation time. Of course, many YouTubers do more polishing and preparation (that's why it would be interesting). Entertainment-wise, his videos are high quality.

One could create an "educational/explanatory" electronics channels with purely 3D animations (I'm sure those exist already). That would definitely take so much more time to prepare than the actual video length. Not just the modeling and animating part, but if you do high resolution and high quality physical material rendering (on not the highest end computers), it could take a day just to get a few frames rendered (or if you super optimize, you might get a frame in up to a few minutes). This would be really interesting to tackle, but requires far more knowledge than I posses. To explain something, you must first understand it really really well. EE students would probably be able to have a good enough level of understanding.
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Re: What happened to Jeri Ellsworth?
« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2017, 11:22:04 am »
Interview with Ham radio Now - dropped a hint that something interesting may come out of CastAR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcYWnOfAzTA&feature=youtu.be
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