Re: [videoblogging] some thoughts

On 15/06/2004, at 8:49 PM, Eli Chapman wrote:

> The problem I have with videoblogging (a problem I'm intent on
> solving) is that it is not a natural extension of what I do with a
> camera and computer. Text-based blogging is. I browse the web, I read
> blogs, I link, I comment, I post. We were all doing it before
> blogging existed, whether for ourselves, or on message boards, in
> email, or in word docs. For videoblogging to be this natural, all the
> video sources I consume and produce daily need to be available
> (permalinked) for easy reference and annotation. That means films,
> tv, dvds, and tapes. Then, when 1000s of videobloggers are doing the
> same, the network of reference and usage and personality will emerge.
>

absolutely 🙂

i have a very old piece of work which is actually a sketch in photoshop
that I turned into a QT movie, when you mouse into it it loads jpegs
from a Norwegian newspaper's webcams. This is very straightforward to
do in something like LiveStage, but it would also be relatively easy to
make a movie that would let someone enter urls and the movie would
display these urls. in fact I've got a MA student now who is doing
something like this (he's not quite there yet but check out
http://hypertext.rmit.edu.au/~dpwolf) and is certainly about to start
loading remote movies into his movies.

AS Eli notes, there is a lot that can or could be done. One of the
interesting short term things would be, for example, to get David to
make a simple scriptable movie where anyone could enter the
'permalinks' for 3 video objects to include them in their work. In
other words make a 'sketch' tool that demonstrates an idea, let people
use it and play with it, etc.

I'd like to do this too, with a movie that loads two child movies and
scripts the playback speed of each of the two child movies. I'll build
this shortly (won't be for a couple of weeks, OS conference next week)
but will let you all know when its available, what it does and how to
use it.

cheers
Adrian Miles
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