I explore media in transition. My research encompasses film, video, print, digital arts, and the web. I'm interested in what artists and writers are doing and in what critics and scholars are saying.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Approaching Videoblogs (Vlogs): Initial Stages

I've been researching videoblogs, or vlogs. Here are some relevant links:

Braintrust dv Roundtable: Video iPod, November 30, 2005

"How will the new video iPod change video content in cyberspace? What does it suggest or promise as a cultural model? How will it affect independent media makers and corporate media providers? Is the video iPod good or bad for cinema—or is the term "cinema" no longer applicable in such a context?"

Jen's Videoblogging Resources Page, Jen Simmons (from a course on videoblogging Simmons taught at Temple University, Spring 2006)

Mefeedia (the first video aggregator)

"The Mefeedia directory is focused on videoblogs: people with real voices, who make interesting short videos for their blogs."

"Networked Storytelling: A research blog on narrative forms and alternative media production in Videoblogs," Kristoffer Gansing

Videoblogging Resources, Deirdre Straughan

"What is videoblogging? Depends who you ask, but let's accept as a working definition: 'Distributing personal video over the Internet.' By 'personal' I mean that you're probably not a big name or working in Hollywood, though perhaps you aspire to. 'Distributing' usually includes having an RSS feed so that people can easily watch your video in their preferred aggregator."

Videoblogs, Steve Garfield

"I've been video blogging since January 1, 2004 when I made a New Years resolution to try and figure out how to make it easy to put video on a blog. Since then, it's gotten a lot easier. "My video blog features a couple of regular shows, The Carol and Steve Show and Vlog Soup."

"Videoblogs as 'Collective Documentary' " Jon Hoem, (pdf, presented at Blog Talk 2004)

Vlog, Wikipedia

"Vlogger (noun): Blogger With Video Camera," DIONNE SEARCEY, Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, December 16, 2005; Page B1

VlogTheory Wiki (initiated by Adrian Miles in December 2005; written and maintained by Vlog Theory Discussion Group); see also "Media Rich Versus Rich Media," by Miles for Blogtalk Downunder, 2005

We Are the Media: News from the Vlogosphere

"XWhaves: Where is The Digital Wave Taking Us?" (video, 2:11: 27), WGBH lecture, August 1, 2005, in conjunction with Woods Hole Film Festival (participants: Jonathan Wells, executive producer, WFXT; Bob Lyons, director, radio and new media initiatives, WGBH; Sam Weisman, television director, filmmaker; Steve Garfield, correspondent,; Chuck Olsen, documentary filmmaker; Tony Khan, moderator, host, producer, WGBH Radio)

"Join members of the new media revolution in an active, open discussion of citizen journalism, personal media, video blogging and the convergence of digital storytelling methods with a new era of novel, inexpensive worldwide distribution and other aspects of the ever-changing landscape of how content gets delivered."

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