video blogging

video blogging

latest happenings in the videoblogging world

I haven't had much time to read all the emails lately, especially those on the videoblogging yahoogroups as there's so many to wade through.

but here's a couple of things of interest

Richard BF has written a definition of videoblogging post

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There are some videoblogs which fall outside of my definition, which probably are videoblogs, and some which fall inside my definition which probably aren't. Where we cannot objectively draw the line, I'm suggesting that we subjectively draw instead upon the spirit of videoblogging:

*** Individuals creating personal media of a new genre and form, not being controlled by big media, and not simply reproducing that which is traditional in big media, such as television and movies.

So, for the sake of a definition, this is roughly what I think a videoblog is:

*** Short, personal, not for profit, mostly non-fictional, video on the web. Snapshots of life.

The last part is important. Last year I tried to popularise the term instant videoblogging. The idea being that videoblogs are created on a whim, not preplanned, just snapshots of life. I still believe this to be an important aspect of videoblogging.
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I like the succint definition - snapshots of life. I think this covers many styles of videoblogs, whether they be personal, art or more commercial as these are all facets of life.

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The other item I'd like to mention is the rise of collaborative efforts, or at least my participation in some collaborative projects.

We Are the Media had some challenges :

WATM Challenge 1: Half Second Clips

WATM Challenge 2: Parts of Things

WATM Challenge #3 - Hands

and a cool project from Susan was a collaborative video she made from video clips from 35 videobloggers who each chose one or more lines of the lyrics. people from all around the videoblogging world helped make the clips and Susan did a great job of combining them altogether.

The song is The Basement Song by Adam Ezra

watch the music video here

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vloggercon 2006 from second life

I didn't make it to vloggercon06, but caught a couple of the saturday sessions online. second life was pretty quiet - they must have got the video working inworld after I left.

I saw some via the vloggercon website though and was on the chat channel for a bit.

there's links to video recordings of the sessions here

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vPIP - video Playing in Place from Cinegage Utilities

Cinegage Utilites have developed an elegant solution to posting videos on websites with their vPIP utility. Now it's easy to post multiple videos on a single page and have them play one at a time. The Play in Thickbox feature is pretty cool too - the video movie plays as an overlay on the page you're on. Visit the Cinegage Utilites website to download and find out more : http://utilities.cinegage.com/videos-playing-in-place/ or click on the image below to view a quick demo (& an elephant in delhi)


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Kill Your Television

Kill Your Television is a site with a collection of videos ranging from experimental, documentary, tactical media, art and more. visit http://www.killyourtv.us/ for more information

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freevlog - learn how to videoblog

A step-by-step guide to setting up a videoblog for free. There are plenty of easy to understand examples and tutorials as well as links to other useful sites. visit http://freevlog.org/ for more infor

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fireant - videoblog aggregator and viewer

FireAnt is your personal connection to the online media universe!
Get FireAnt FireAnt delivers a rich media experience through a simple to use, unified viewer that lets you watch all types of content without having to worry about which format it is (Quicktime, Windows Media, Real, Flash, MP3, and more).

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vlog map - global map of videobloggers

What is Vlogmap.org?
VlogMap.org is an online resource which shows where participating vloggers are located around the world, along with links to key information about their video blogs. Anyone can submit info to VlogMap.org to be listed on the map, as long as you run a video blog.

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mefeedia videoblog directory

Mefeedia is the best place to find free videoblogs or video podcasts.

Find thousands of videoblogs (video podcasts), and watch them on your computer, video iPod or PSP.
We aggregate 5352 videoblogs, 203073 videos and counting.

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20060205 Auckland drive

Ever been on a drive where the countryside is so beautiful it's hard to pick the most beautiful part of it. I took some video - the collage doesn't do the day justice but perhaps gives some idea. There was so much to look at I had to choose some of the finer details to concentrate on.

This video was created in eZedia QTI for Windows. I'm trying out the software - you can add interactive components but for this example I didn't. I just left it simple. There's a limit to 5 objects on the trial version as well so I couldn't fit any more objects in without going over save/export limit! The only thing I don't like about it is that I need to host the videos locally (at least all together on another site of mine) instead of using a remote site such as archive.org. Which means if I use this technique again, I'll need to use smaller video files and loop them. Hopefully this doesn't make my site go over bandwidth - it's only a very small webspace. Oh well. See how it goes.

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