6180Re: Going Hollywood...
- Feb 18, 2005--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Deirdre Straughan
> >Can they be monetized?Nicely put Deirdré!
> Some of us certainly hope so. Probably some can, some can't, and some
> don't want to be.
> > Will we lose the essence of what a vblog is?
> There is no general agreement on what that essence might be. There are
> a few hundred videobloggers in this group, each with his/her own
> distinct style. No one has the right to say that any style is more
> "legitimate" than any other. The point is to let a million flowers
> bloom, and each will find its own audience, from the micro to the
> >Do you want to make money doing this?
> Wouldn't hurt. Cameras and bandwidth cost money.
> Some of us embrace the possibility of "going Hollywood" with
> enthusiasm, some reject it in horror. My own feeling is that Hollywood
> will become more or less irrelevant, marginalized by the world of free
> media that we are helping to create (free of constraints I mean, not
> necessarily free to view). Hollywood will always be good for some
> things, like huge-budget movies, but there will be millions of other
> sources of entertainment. The audience fragmentation and difficulty of
> monetization that the television industry complains about today are
> only the beginning of their pain. Tell Hollywood that the
> video-over-IP train has left the station: they can hop on fast, or be
> left behind (or get run over).
> best regards,
> Deirdré Straughan
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