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Beck's 2012 Stakeholders Videos

posted Mar 1, 2013, 11:01 AM by Cory McDermott   [ updated Mar 1, 2013, 11:01 AM ]

One of the more random yet rewarding things I did during my tenure at Beck was to be involved in the production, filming and editing of Beck's Stakeholders' Meeting Videos for the 100 year anniversary. I used copyrighted music so I didn't put the videos on youtube, they are being streamed from They are freely distributed, I hope I don't go to jail or something.

The finished products are here:

The Future

The Past

I used a product called Cyberlink Power Director to edit the video together. Pretty darn good for a $60 tool.

Built my personal website

posted Jan 25, 2013, 3:48 PM by Cory McDermott

This website is built with a google site. I haven't worked with them much in the past, but it seems pretty simple. The domain name: was purchased from I actually purchased it awhile ago, but haven't made time to just get it done. I find that motivation is a funny thing. I feel a heck of a lot more motivated after I just start typing.

Google has given me many good products over the years: gmail, google docs, forms, youtube, search. I figured I'd five sites a chance.

The hardest part of this whole process was figuring out how to map to the google site. I'll try to at some point put up a video about it.

The key is to follow the instructions here:

2) Make sure to add the godaddy domain to the google webmaster tools:

3) Getting the favicon is pretty simple, but not easy to find:!topic/sites/uvEirJwGCZ0

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