Day 1: Hanging out with our friends @fliggo and @dcurtis. Partying at Purevolume. Late night food at Magnolia Cafe with @cesart
Day 2: Keynote by Tony Hsieh. Drinks at Madison (great bar). A crashed Microsoft Surface. Music at the Fliggo party.
Day 3: BBQ at The Salt Lick thanks to Animoto.com.
Day 4: Wired party with great drinks and great food. Awesome Rackspace party.
We went straight from partying to an empty airport at 4am to catch an early (or is it late?) flight back home.
Austin is known for its music. I was there a few years back for Austin City Limits and had a blast. We didn’t see a ton of live music at SXSW (we were there for the dork interactive portion), but we were lucky to catch Ten Out of Tenn at the Speakeasy. “Ten Out of Tenn” is a compilation of Nashville singer/songwriters. They tour together and share a band, and play backup for each other. Great idea.
Below are Erin McCarley, K.S. Rhoads, and Katie Herzig. These were all shot with my Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 70-200 F4 IS. These are all straight from the camera, posted to Vimeo HD, click full screen to view them large.
This is probably the best web video possible today, but wow, it’s nowhere near as sharp as the original files or even Apple movie trailers. You can see the pixelation especially in the third video. Flash video sucks.