Re: Podcast & Videoblog Hotel AND Elitism Will Kill Online Media!?
One of the reasons i don't like them is because their is the constraint of being under an umbrella. It's like hopping from building to building, knocking on the door, and introducing myself over and over again hoping someone will talk to me. I rather host the party myself, at least then I know people come because they want to see me. Love aggregators - technorati, del.icio.us, ant, mefeedia, they send out invitations to my site while doing their own thing... feels more democratic. the others feel like new versions of old systems... Zadi http://smashface.com/vlog [View]
Re: New topic: retakes
Hmm, yeah I don't really talk in front of the camera much either. I just like to share my viewpoint on things. So if I think I'm going to an interesting place I'll take my camera with me and hope something happens. Usually something does happen in my head that the moment inspired and I'll just edit it the way I imagined. Or if I'm filming other people, I'll just play around with them in editing. My ratio is about 10/15:1 - a lot of the stuff I film I just archive for use later, hopefully. So I only really do retakes when I'm in front of the camera because I can't think about what I'm seeing, since I can't see myself, talk, and think about how I might edit it at the same time. Does that make sense? Zadi http://smashface.com/vlog [View]
Re: octopus camouflage: fake or real?
that's a decent editing job, but it's a fake. Animals that camoflauge themselves don't lose mass - just take on the coloring of their surroundings. If you see the plant it's supposed to be disguising itself as, the tendrils of the plant sway with the water in a way that a large unified mass wouldn't be able to do. Zadi http://smashface.com/vlog PS... yep, someday. --- In email@example.com, Nathanial Freitas <nathan@f...> wrote: > I just had this weird foreshadow flash of videobloggers playing a > critical role in validating the authenticity of video footage in a > highly visible public, political scandal, ala the Dan Rather fake Bush > letter incident. > > Someday... > > +nathan [View]
Re: INdTV now Current. Now what?
Yep. I agree with you guys, and I was one of those people who applied to IndTV, but I became a group organizer for Current TV at here in LA anyway. I see it all as one large fractal component. I'm vlogging anyway, making my own media, doing my own thing with or w/o Current TV. I might as well do it and meet other people in the process and show them that although Current TV is a conduit to a more traditional form of exposure, and some that a lot of people covet - it's not the core of what happening at the moment, it's too slow just yet and dirivative of an older system model. Maybe they have a plan, maybe not. From what I gathered, each segment will be 2-3 minutes, much like a vlog, submitted by independent producers. Just streaming content. Like MTV used to be with music videos, except this will be videos submitted and voted on by the public (much like The Box). They've partnered with Google, who will provide top searches live on TV, every half hour. So it seems their intent is to ultimately act as a bridge between the net and TV. My point is that it doesn't hurt me to try an avenue that doesn't cost me much in production time, since I'm doing the work anyway. It's not for everyone - agreed. But if I can meet other people... [View]
Re: watching videoblogs as easy as watching TV?
Has anyone tried looking at any open source PVR applications? I know this one called gb-pvr at gbpvr.com that has an open architecture and lets anyone write plug-ins for it. Someone has already written a plug in to download RSS feeds to your TV, so why not take that to the next logical level? Creating some kind of file structure for video logs would have to be part of that but at least some of the work has already been done. Zadi http://smashface.com/vlog PS: Another example of how this tagging system could work would be how craiglist.org or ebay.com works, where they allow you to do a "favorites" search and download an RSS feed for it, so that it updates you on any new results that match your "tag" or keyword. [View]
Band of Vloggers
I was looking through my comments and found one from Gabe (www.gabe.nl) re: the last mail art post I had from Bottom Union: "This is great when people start to meet eachother through video blogging all around the world. I think that this is a great way to break down the barriers of a countries borders. If everyone had some friends all over he world, I think that war wouldn't be a viable solution anymore. Video blogging is bringing a bit of peace one video at a time to the world." He sparked something. What if we ALL made it a point to have even just one friend from each country - to be responsible for dropping in and saying hi on a regular basis? If everybody did that - imagine. We're not just watching videos anymore - we're becoming global citizens. So I re-managed my "links" list and created a "Band of Vloggers" badge, which lists the people I have linked so far under which country they come from. It'll make my mind think more globally than locally. I just wanted to bring it up in case anyone wanted to do the same. You can make your own badge, link it to whatever you like and just make a simple list of the people you know through vlogging around the world. It's simple but it made me realize I still don't know much about how people in other parts... [View]
Re: Vlog Anarchy
Who will decide which ones are the most influential/important? What made me start vlogging probably isn't what made other people start vlogging. Making a list like that reminds me of a magazine's "Top 50 <insert topic here>." Although, those magazines usually sell well. :) Does anyone else get a weird sense about this? Or if everyone does want to do this, you can always have some sort of "star" rating system on Mefeedia. It reminds me of "Hot or Not" - which is fine, but an entirely different animal. The reason I like this vlogging community is because it feels like everyone is included - no one is above anyone else. New people come in and don't feel they instantly have to measure up to a set of rules - they can explore and find their own thing/voice. A new vlog becomes popular and it's great, but doesn't set a standard for new vloggers to do it the same way by being set on a pedestal. Isn't THAT vlog anarchy - not defining it? It's an odd juxtaposition... I also understand that vlogging is still evolving, and that it will change... A happy medium?: How about having each vlogger highlight what they feel is their top 3 videos on their own site (or their own personal top 3 vlogs of other vloggers of all time) - on their side bar? Yeah, the viewer can't get to every vlog, but if... [View]
Re: Vlog Anarchy
ahh, thanks for the clarification... ;) Z. --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Michael Sullivan <sulleleven@g...> wrote: > i hear ya.... but i never looked at the idea of one that would have some > panel of reviewers who would grant or deny a video for inclusion. I only saw > it as all of us who care enough to bother suggesting an influential video > should do so and it will be added to such a list as proposed here. then > anyone can add the list to their own blogs or revise it or do as you > suggest, which btw has been suggested before but nobody seems to have done > so :( > > think of it as a one-way wiki style. anyone can add to the list but nobody > can remove. anyone can disagree about a video being worthy of anything.... > but that disagreement can only be expressed via discourse and does not have > any power in editing such a list. > > i just like the idea of compiling a collective favorites with no rules. > anyone else? > > sull [View]
Re: Old blog, new trick – MacMan – Opinion – Technology – theage.com.au
I think it's worth it, but I also I think we can work towards this right now. For example, I have an old friend who moved to Vietnam from NYC a couple of months back. She's really involved there politically and she just emailed me a long detailed letter about her experiences. I wrote back to her that I wanted to see it in video. Went into videoblogging, how to get her started, and asked who else she might know in other countries that would be interested. All it takes is one person to spread it like wildfire. I mean, think about where this list was last summer and where is is now. Amazing. And although it may be cultural, you can always find one person to break the barrier. Where there's a will, there are many ways. Zadi http://smashface.com/vlog --- In email@example.com, Jay dedman <jay.dedman@g...> wrote: > > So if we catch people while they are still young, we can create a generation > > of people around the world who love cameras and the fear and > > misunderstanding will dissappear as the generations of people who fear the > > cameras and refuse to embrace them grow older and die. Time is wonderful > > that way, if you don't like the world you live in, you know it will always > > look different 20 years from now as your generation comes to power. > >... [View]
Feed Count (was Re: Freevlog 2.0)
First - I want to say congrats on the completion of freevlog. Thanks for putting in the time and effort! Second - the counter thing. I think each person just has to ask themselves why or why they don't include a feed counter... then you have an honest answer. For some people it's not a big deal. My honest answer? I don't include it because I'm a paranoid freak. Sometimes it's low, sometimes it's high. Then when it's high, I'm afraid it'll get low again (and why would I want to publicly display my demise? :)) In the beginning it used to freak me out because I couldn't stop checking it, then it would make me delirious because I couldn't stop comparing. So to alleviate *myself* of the headaches I caused *myself* I let it go and never included it. Now it doesn't even matter anymore. The more I vlogged, the more the meaning of vlogging - for me - came into focus. Also, right now I think I'd rather have 5 people who see and comment on my vlog, than 100 people who see and leave no comments (well let me think about that a bit more, but you know...). It just makes me feel like I'm really communicating. I DO like linking to people though, to me it's a way of uniting/showing solidarity with my fellow vloggers. In any case, it IS changing the world. So there -... [View]
Re: Videoconference Recording Is Posted
Hey Alex: Missed the meeting - I'm watching the conference now. It's nice to be able to see everyone. Thank you for doing this! Can't wait until the next one. Let us know when it's going to be and I'm there! Zadi http://smashface.com/vlog [View]
Re: Non-tech stuff
Hey Kristina - you reinvigorated a conversation, didn't steal an idea. Your interpretation on a thought is different and is making other people join in that conversation at this moment. Yeah, both ideas are great.. and just like face-to-face conversations, sometimes there are off-shoots we're not aware of. I just want to make sure you don't feel dissempowered. You should do things you want, even if you think it's been done before. Yours will always be different. Zadi http://smashface.com/vlog --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Josh Leo <jdl2@c...> wrote: > On 5/11/05, Kristina Rapacki <kristinarapacki@g...> wrote: > > > > Sorry Michael - never meant to steal your idea! ;o) > > > > And thanks Joel - I didn't realise it had been done before. > > > > I think the original idea was great > I think that the new idea is great > > I think more people need to do the same thing. I plan on making one soon > enough.... > > Cmon people lets get going and talk about what we love and like in our > lives! Let's get to know eachother and show that life is a great thing > packed with little things that make us happy. > > Way to go to both of you for having great minds that think alike! > > Josh Leo > > -- > http://JoshLeo.blogspot.com [View]
Re: RSS Licenses: where are we?
Hey Dave: Could you elaborate a bit on the below? Who is the for-profit company Ourmedia is seeking to drive business to? And how did it launch the careers of its stars? Zadi http://smashface.com/vlog > It seems this got highlighted a bit with the launch of Ourmedia - a > non-profit shell seeking to drive business to a for-profit company, > which launched using rocketboom, rice, etc as it's "stars" - > apparently without even prior notification. > > > Dave Nadig > http://www.nadig.com/ [View]
Re: vloggercon 2006 ~?~
Wasn't Vancouver mentioned? I remember hearing Erik say something about being able to accomodate it? Is that true? How will the place be decided? Zadi http://smashface.com/vlog --- In email@example.com, ryanne hodson <ryanne.hodson@g...> wrote: > > has anyone started thinking about this? > > i think we all have since the moment vloggercon ended. > it was like the last night of summer camp > when you had to say goodbye until next year (in our cases til the next > post on your blog) > but seriously > i cried when i woke up the next morning > thinking, these are my people > and they were all in the same room > was that real? > > next year, oh next year > what will the future hold? > -r > p.s yeah lets have it on a casino boat > > -- > ~Ryanne Hodson~ > Start a Free Videoblog...Right Now > freevlog.org > -------------- > -transcending traditional media- > http://ryanedit.blogspot.com [View]
Re: vloggercon 2006 ~?~
The idea of having 2 vloggercons is a good one, but I would be dissapointed because I probably would only be able to go to one and also, I'd like to meet everyone face-to-face. Not just half of you guys. We could still use the technology so people who can't make it to vloggercon can still take part and be present. Some people at the last vloggercon asked for donations. And if we have the day set way in advance (like soon) we can book our flights now for a lot cheaper than booking it a month or two before. Having it in NYC again would be cool. NYC is always cool. :) But a place most people can get to is always better. Zadi http://smashface.com/vlog PS: Yeah, it would be a good idea if everyone who signs up should have a vlog (or vlog in process). Advertisers/sellers are going to want to get in this regardless. If so, maybe they should be charged an extra fee, and that money goes into a foundation to buy cameras for folks in need or other countries we need represented. I'm not opposed to that. [View]
Re: vloggercon 2006 ~?~
> 'vlogging is about creating understanding between different peoples and > cultures. Its about getting to know people around the world. Its about > creating world peace. Imagine how many people would support the war in Iraq > if every American had a kurdish teenager friend filming the bombs as they > ripped apart his family and vlogging it back to his American friends. This > conference is not about commercialism and is not about making money. If > that's what you are here for then go home now because we ain't got nothing > for you. If you are here to learn how to make friends around the world, > then stay seated because that's what we are going to teach you to do.' Nathan, I couldn't have said that better myself. > Then if anyone asks about things like "How I can use a vlog to sell more > products?" or "How can I use a vlog to market to new audiences" we simply > cut the question short and tell them that comdex is down the road. Just > make sure our discussion moderators have the ability and willingness to keep > people's questions focused the way we want them. Teachers around the world > have been doing this for years in structured discussions. Its really not > that hard if you know what you are doing. Well, are any of us here interested in how we... [View]
Re: Why Commercial Vlogs Should NOT Be A Mystery
> Maybe I should just post this rant online somewhere and we can point all the > commercialists to it and get on with the fun stuff like meeting cool new > people (like our new friend Village Girl). Yep, that would probably be a good idea. It would save time. I'm sure people have asked this question before. There are just times when you're having so much fun vlogging and meeting new people and making new friends that you say to yourself "I wish I could do this for a living." But you have to go back to work and pay your bills. It isn't meant to commericalize it, just make a living at doing something you love... I was talking to a friend the other day and we were discussing how people will make money in the future. We thought there will be more "a-la-carte" lifestyles - where people have income from different sources. Everything will be more individualized and targeted, and people may be more fulfilled creatively. I thought it was a nice thought. Zadi http://smashface.com/vlog [View]
Re: vloggercon 2006 ~?~
I'm thinking "corporate" means you're there soley to represent a company or= trying to sell a product/service. No one should be excluded, but I thin= k if Vloggercon is defined as whatever it's going to be, it'll be steared = in the right direction regardless of who attends. Maybe this is being over= -thought. Cross that bridge when we get to it? Maybe we just need to focus = on what people here want to get out of it. Zadi http://smashface.com/vlog= --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Deirdre Straughan <deirdre.straugh= an@g...> wrote: > On 5/13/05, Jay dedman <jay.dedman@g...> wrote: > > > i= f we only have 100 slots or whatever....do we let 80 corporate guys > > in = and 20 videobloggers? > > Once again, we have a semantics problem. Who get= s to decide who's > "corporate" (and therefore evil) and who's not? I freel= y admitted > before I went to vloggercon in January (with my newly videoblo= gging > daughter in tow) that I originally joined this group because I was = > doing research for my company which, yes, might have something that > int= erests vloggers. But I think I've pulled my weight as a contributor > to th= is group, there are quite a few videos on my site (though we can > still ar= gue about whether that's a blog), and my corporate side has > been low-key = here. So... who's gonna tell... [View]
Re: vloggercon 2006 ~?~
I like that we're talking about what we see it as. I do see it as a get-together... but a structured get-together. I want to talk about specific topics. I want to know that in addition to meeting everyone, we will be bringing new ideas and topics to the table in a structured way. I envision it exactly like the first vloggercon, just more people and more things to discuss. I envision everyone in one room and timed topics - like a big meeting with breaks. It won't be like BlogNashville because this is Vloggercon, and we're getting to decide what happens. But I definitely want there to be topics to discuss. I don't mind people leading the discussion at all. There should be people getting the ball rolling - just like the last vloggercon. Everyone should be let in. If space is limited, active vloggers should be given priority. We can't stop advertisers from wanting to come, but we can gear what we are going to discuss. If you know someone is there from a company you're interested in you can go up and talk to that person before or after the meeting. What topics do people want to cover? Zadi http://smashface.com/vlog > I think you're right on, and this is why I was calling earlier in the > post for a better definition of what vloggercon is going to be. I'm not > incredibly interested in a convention... [View]
Re: vloggercon 2006 ~?~
Making a wiki is a good idea. This was done last time. It would be good to have up soon so we can vote on a place/date and suggest topics. I vote for keeping Vloggercon down to 1 day. I also vote for letting in advertisers/companies, if they want to come (free for all people), but charging if they are going to be presenting their product/service, and having that money go to something positive - as suggested. Zadi http://smashface.com/vlog PS: It's funny that we're talking about this nine months in advance. I guess we're all excited. :) Should the date be moved up to the Fall sometime? Especially if it's going to be winter in a cold place and possibly snowing... > Nathan's got some good questions, questions we need to answer. Where / > how can we "wiki" an agenda? > > Brainstorming. > > Jan [View]