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By zen2dra | "zen2dra" <zen2dra@...> | zen2dra
June 15, 2004 | Post #19 | Topic #19

Hello 2 All! I just joined the list, so here are some links: * http://www.open4all.info A selection of my texts, most of which deal with way to use the Internet and enable broad participation in media production. * http://www.unmediated.org Unmediated is a group blog that tracks the tools, processes, and ideas being used to decentralize media production and distribution. * dv.open4all.info DV Guide is a BitTorrent/RSS video blog started recently with the idea to serve as a clearing house for Internet based video material and cable/TV production. Best Drazen Pantic [View]



Video Blogging vs/& Video on the Net

By Drazen Pantic | "Drazen Pantic" <zen2dra@...> | zen2dra
February 26, 2005 | Post #6711 | Topic #6711

I guess this is the good place to start a discussion about what are the differences and similarities between video blogging and posting video on the Web ... Does anybody know of an example of a video link posted in a comment to a blog? [View]



Re: Video Blogging vs/& Video on the Net

By Drazen Pantic | "Drazen Pantic" <zen2dra@...> | zen2dra
February 27, 2005 | Post #6757 | Topic #6711

I do not believe we or anybody else would go zealous about video blogging definition. Nor will any work be valued less if not strictly in compliance with some vague definition ... But, we are to figure out as much as we can what are the (loose) signifiers for the genre. That might help understand the nature of the medium better, and plan some actions with greater sense of precision. For example: how about is we start a set of threads and video-only comments (as Michael has done) and run that sufficiently long ... [View]



Re: I started Video Blogging..

By Drazen Pantic | "Drazen Pantic" <zen2dra@...> | zen2dra
February 27, 2005 | Post #6758 | Topic #6756

cool [View]



Re: Video Blogging vs/& Video on the Net

By Drazen Pantic | "Drazen Pantic" <zen2dra@...> | zen2dra
February 28, 2005 | Post #6806 | Topic #6711

Blogs are technology, sure... But, blogs are conversations also. No way one can post a comment to Drudge's report, right? Now, what kind of conversations video blogs establish? It certainly should not be broadcast only: from the blogger to audiences... If we are to break away from TV model, then we have to think about how to equip video blogs with as much meta-data and easy mechanisms for video comments. [View]



Re: Videoblogging in Serbia comes next

By Drazen Pantic | "Drazen Pantic" <zen2dra@...> | zen2dra
March 1, 2005 | Post #6922 | Topic #6825

Wow! Bingo .. If I could help with something, please let me know ... Please forward email with the info to Veran Matic <veran.matic@...>, editor in chief of B92. D [View]



Re: Videoblogging in Serbia comes next

By Drazen Pantic | "Drazen Pantic" <zen2dra@...> | zen2dra
March 2, 2005 | Post #6954 | Topic #6825

Raymond Sorry for tight schedule on Vloggercon - I had couple of meetings scheduled ahead of time. Obviously I am more then interested in your video blogging work in Serbia and broader ... The problem there might be that people do not have resources: broadband has just been introduced as a commercial service last month, cameras are not that wide-spread. So, obvious danger is that only urban elite will be able to participate in video blogging... An interesting approach might be to ally with local TV stations. There are hundreds of such in Serbia and they usually consist of 2-3 people with some equipment and a frequency for the local broadcast. How about is asking them to help people post video and then send clips to video blog and air some of the material via conventional TV distribution. Such a (video)bog/TV hybrid might be very interesting and functional there ... Cheers D [View]



Re: Video Blogging vs/& Video on the Net

By Drazen Pantic | "Drazen Pantic" <zen2dra@...> | zen2dra
March 9, 2005 | Post #7428 | Topic #6711

Nothing new for people here, but ... I collected four video posts that came out in this discussion, packed them as a torrent and posted on DV Guide (dv.open4all.info). URLs to video blog posts on the same issue much appreciated ... [View]



Re: Waverly Films

By Drazen Pantic | "Drazen Pantic" <zen2dra@...> | zen2dra
April 5, 2005 | Post #8738 | Topic #8715

Anybody knows Waverly Films guys? Amazing work, I wanna put extensive selection of clips on DV Guide ... --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Adam Quirk <bullemhead@g...> wrote: > http://www.waverlyfilms.com/ > These guys do a new clip each week. > Their archives are full of gems. > -- > -Adam Quirk > bullemhead.com [View]



Re: Waverly Films

By Drazen Pantic | "Drazen Pantic" <zen2dra@...> | zen2dra
April 10, 2005 | Post #9047 | Topic #8715

Great! I posted couple of videos from their site at DV Guide... Would be good to feature the work in high-quality MPEG file or two as well... D [View]



Re: I'm on NPR

By Drazen Pantic | "Drazen Pantic" <zen2dra@...> | zen2dra
April 19, 2005 | Post #9540 | Topic #9469

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "jonny goldstein" <spamjonny@g...> wrote: > Nah, I just sent him a short letter. I figured the best way to get on the air was to send a > short, radio friendly, sound bite. I guess it worked! Very good response... Bob aired it, of course .... I think the article at AdAge is little bit more detailed, but the show is also very good. Bob had his predisposition (what he is entitled to) and we - the guests - had ours. I am very satisfied by the way the whole thing turned out ... Although there were comments that statement I made (Mass media will be overthrown by micromedia) is perhaps a bit too "melodramatical"... [View]



SocialSWF: New Service at OPEN4ALL.INFO

By Drazen Pantic | "Drazen Pantic" <zen2dra@...> | zen2dra
August 22, 2005 | Post #20628 | Topic #20628

swf.open4all.info Clips from movie sections at del.icio.us are ranked according to number of blog posts with direct links to them (checked via Technorati). The number of occurrences for each clip at del.icio.us and the number of linking blog posts at Technorati are then taken as the input to produce a popularity rank for each clip. After probabilistic analysis - consisting of a test to confirm that sample distribution is consistent with exponential distribution - top 80% of most popular clips are selected. Selected clips are then downloaded and transcoded on the fly to Flash (SWF) format. MPlayer and FFmpeg are used to test, download and convert clips from any format to Flash SWF. The list and clips repository refresh twice per day ... [View]



Re: SocialSWF: New Service at OPEN4ALL.INFO

By Drazen Pantic | "Drazen Pantic" <zen2dra@...> | zen2dra
August 22, 2005 | Post #20636 | Topic #20628

Thanks! Flash ... I see a lot of movements toward Flash format, at least for less then broadcast quality video... It that pirating of video clips/ I do not know, you tell me... If the clip is out on CC license or similar. I can always parse through clip's meta-data and enable or disable it to be included accordingly. After all, many people do include other people's text in their video, what is not that different ... --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, andrew michael baron <andrew@r...> wrote: > Neat. How come all the conversion to Flash? Just to standardize the > format? > > Would this be considered pirating the video clips? > > > On Aug 22, 2005, at 4:38 PM, Drazen Pantic wrote: > > > swf.open4all.info > > > > Clips from movie sections at del.icio.us are ranked according to > > number of blog posts with direct links to them (checked via > > Technorati). The number of occurrences for each clip at del.icio.us > > and the number of linking blog posts at Technorati are then taken as > > the input to produce a popularity rank for each clip. After > > probabilistic analysis - consisting of a test to confirm that sample > > distribution is consistent with exponential distribution - top 80% of > > most popular clips are selected. > > > > Selected clips are then downloaded and transcoded on the fly... [View]



Re: FLV RSS feeds available

By Drazen Pantic | "Drazen Pantic" <zen2dra@...> | zen2dra
August 23, 2005 | Post #20782 | Topic #20671

Very interesting. You've seen my post about SocialSWF? I was thinking about starting pubic service for videobloggers to convert any format to SWF or FLV ... What back-end software do you use for transcoding? I use mencoder & ffmpeg .. Cheers [View]