Re: [videoblogging] Greetings!

> As far as philosophy on vidblogging?
>
> I come from a videomaking background, so my eye is towards that end.
> While I think there is a good deal of value in seeing and hearing a
> blogger deliver their entry, I think many experienced text bloggers
> that have tried a video blog have blown it.
> Sure there may be times when seeing the blogger's talking head sitting
> at his/her computer is appropriate, but it's missing out on the full
> potential.
>
> Video is about seeing, it's about the imagery, and it's about providing
> something that simple text cannot deliver.
> Getting the process of vidblogging to be easier/faster is great, but if
> it only results in video of heads sitting at computers, I don't care
> because I already know that world. It's what I'm doing right now.
>
> In other words, I like to have a reason for using the video as opposed
> to just text or just audio.

I like chris's videos too at http://www.human-dog.com/.
they're pretty long and load really fast.
very well produced.
I like being able to see into people's homes.
and who is this Captain guy? he's classic.

just for the record, I dont want talking heads at a computer either.
you wont see that in the videos that this group has made.
i think the idea is for videoblogging to be as simple a process as text
blogging.
Just out of curiosity, why arent more people putting videos on their blogs?

what i do want is to start seeing people, their lives, ideas, persoanlities
and humor on the web.
some people will be good at it. some will be bad at it.
some will have a huge audience. some will just be watched by their family.

in this group,
Mica http://publicaddress.typepad.com/hello/
is different from
Steve http://stevegarfield.blogs.com/videoblog/
is different from
The Dane http://nowheresville.us/medi.php
is different from
Charlene http://crule.typepad.com/
is different from
Me
http://momentshowing.typepad.com/momentshowing/2004/07/videoblog_16_lo.html
is different from
Shannon http://x.nnon.tv/
is different from
Adrian Miles http://hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/vlog/
is different from
Eric Rice http://eric.blognews.com/blog/TVVideo
is different from
Peter http://poorbuthappy.com/ease/archives/category/video-blogging/
and now we have
Chris http://www.human-dog.com/

everyone's taking it in different directions.
and as each new person comes onto the scene, the language grows.
right now, i think the above people are the dedicated ones who take the time
to slog through the techincal nonsense that is videoblogging.
sure, its easy once youre there, but most people dont even know how to get
in the door.
we are stronger with more of us.
so when i say we need the technology to be easier, i dont want crappy
videos.
I want more people to play off of.


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