Introduction to Video Blogging
ETC http://davidleeking.com/etc for video blog
Rocketboom in the video blogging world is very famous
Video Podcast, Videoblog, Vodcast, Vlog, V-Log, Videocast
Usually called videoblog or vlog
So what is video blogging?
… Video on a blog
Content that is pushed out on a blog just as pictures and text already are.
Commenting function is available
More video blogs
- drum lesson online
- Orlando Poetry troupe
Why is it getting big?
- Storage, bandwitdth, fast web
- Cheap easy mobile video
- Video ipods
- 2005 it really took off
- People discovering great uses that are “just right” for video
How do you watch them?
… Just click on one.
More involved answer
- Need a computer with broadband
- Need a video player:
- Windows media
- A video aggregator would be nice
Coolest way to watch
- get an ipod
- or a clone
- or a psp
- watch at your convenience!
How do you create them?
- video camera
- video editing software (windows’ movie maker for instance)
- a blog
Oh yeah ---
You also need an idea
Storage: Two Options
One: Store it yourself – if you can handle the bandwidth
Going to need a server packed with memory
Possibly a media server
Two: Let someone else store them
- Our media
- Internet archive
- AND MORE…. (google, yahoo, myspace, ifilm, addicting clips, motionbox, bolt, zippy videos, eyespot, lulutv…)
- very popular right now
- they’ll store your video
- they’ll keep stats
- they’ll allow comments on each video
- all they won’t do is allow people to download them
- figure out if that’s a problem (or not)
What can libraries do with Video Blogging?
- book talk
- bibliographic instruction & tutorials
- film your events
More interesting ideas:
- Cultural memory project – video history rather than oral history
- Collaborative – PLCMC’s ImaginOn – kids making videos
- Environmental: discuss environmental issues and nature (invite the zookeeper)
- Behind the scenes: what goes on at the library?
Slightly wacked-out ideas:
Videoblog local attractions
Anyone going out of the country?
- Political: invite local candidates in to discuss something
- Hobbies / Lifestyles: lifestyles and hobbies (patrons, staff, prominent citizens) in a TV Magazine format
Video Blogging for Dummies
Secrets of Video Blogging
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