Hello from Blogumentary

I've been meaning to drop by here and say howdy to you
awesome people for a long time: Howdy.

I'm Chuck Olsen, an independent filmmaker in
Minneapolis, and I've been blogging since 2002. It
didn't take me long to start throwing video up on my
blog, making VLOG entries on protests, day-in-my-life,
interviews on the street, live music, and other
oddities. Some of these can be found on my
(increasingly debilitated) old blog here:

http://chuckolsen.blogspot.com/

My blog has always had your usual junk (politics,
personal stuff, etc) but ostensibly the purpose is to
document my journey documenting the blogosphere:
Blogumentary. I started filming for Blogumentary last
March and have posted many clips since then. I've done
some travelling, but even better – thanks to the
ubiquity of video cams and web cams – interviews have
come to me from all around the world. Brazil,
Australia, England, Portgugal, Canada. Decentralized
filmmaking, in a way. I should also mention that my
goal is to post all of my interview footage on
archive.org. I call Blogumentary "the first
open-source documentary" and my hope is that many
blogumentaries will spring from my countless hours of
footage.

Right now I'm enmeshed in trying to create the film
itself, which is premiering at a documentary film
festival in Minneapolis this November. I'm still
shooting of course…. (anyone familiar with the Plain
Layne saga? I'm interviewing the man behind Layne
tomorrow.) But the odd thing is, Blogumentary may
never end as a web video project. I hope to always be
documenting the blogosphere as it evolves, and enable
anyone else to do the same and contribute to
Blogumentary's hive mind. Does that make any sense?

Once I get through all of this I'm cooking up an idea
for a web-based blog tv show. We're in the middle of
this incredible explosion of content and activity – we
need an entertaining filter for the filters.

Anyway, you can get a taste of my blog video content
on the left sidebar of my blog:

http://blogumentary.typepad.com

Of course I have dozens of other little clips floating
around in various posts. I'm hurting for a tool to
organize and catalog all of this video, without being
too time consuming. Maybe if I read the archives
you've already solved this problem. 🙂

Sorry for the long post… we're taking over the
motherfunking media. Democratizing media,
democratizing entertainment, it's some kinda crazy
revolution and my head is spinning.

Cheers,
Chuck

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