- Hi Jay. Hi Adrian. Hello everyone else. I'll be poking around and
jumping into the middle of things.
Based on what Peter and Jay, Adrian, and Yaron have been
doing/talking about, I see three types of tools/technologies for
1. Those that extend the functionality of the web (and existing web-
based software/systems/formats/standards/formats) to make it easier
(more natural) to link to, reference, and share already
2. Those that augment (or replace) existing desktop production tools
to expedite the camera to videoblog process.
3. Those that make video distribution cheaper and easier, and provide
videobloggers with control over quality and perhaps even audience.
In addition, there is an exploration going on into the language of
videoblogging, of which Adrian has written and explored for quite
some time. Adrian's use of vogs for personal expression demonstrates
a significant path for the medium. We can look at the shape of blogs
to see where this path can lead (i.e., group blogs, topic blogs, link
blogs (reblogs), cross blog conversations, blog search, blog
aggregators, etc...) Also, we can look at the evolution of film as an
expressive medium to see potential directions (i.e., cinema verite,
mockumentary, genre films, pseudo-reality, etc...). Perhaps we might
say that the language of videoblogs is anything we want, with the
provision that the videoblog must communicate or enable communication
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.
I look forward to participating in the group.
(in New York)
- On 15/06/2004, at 8:49 PM, Eli Chapman wrote:
> The problem I have with videoblogging (a problem I'm intent onabsolutely :-)
> 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.
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
hypertext.rmit || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/adrian
interactive networked video || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog
research blog || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/vlog/
- The videoblogging wiki is http://www.me-tv.org
we're trying to document all the ideas we're having.
feel free to join in.
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