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Whattup!

By The Dane | "The Dane" <thedaneof5683@...> | thedaneof5683
July 14, 2004 | Post #323 | Topic #323

Yo, 'sup. That's lingo I picked up from life on the street in the OC. You know how it is in "the hood." Anyway, introductions... My name is The Dane and I am a vidblogger. After blogging for three years, things began to seem slightly stale (to myself if not also to my longtime readers). Therefore, I decided to expand in a different direction and so began to offer brief snips of video (from my Sony Mavica - yeah, it records to floppy!) to enhance the overall experience of my site. Never having heard of video blogging before, I decided to call what I was doing vidblogging (real inventive, I know). In retrospect, I probably ought to have called them oblogs (following convention, if web logs are blogs, then it serves reason that video weblogs should be oblogs - or at the least, ologs, which doesn't sound nearly so cool). So. For five months I wasn't at all aware of any other videobloggers out there. Comfortable in my isolation, I plodded along offering my one-minute clips (remember, I record to floppy) and simply doing exactly what I wanted to do with them. My one great disappointment was that I had no adequate means of editing my video - I tried Quicktime but it was bouncing my filesizes from 1.4 MB all the way up to 15-30 MB. Eventually I hit on the idea of using Flash MX, but just before... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Whattup!

By Jay Dedman | Jay Dedman <jay@...> |
July 15, 2004 | Post #326 | Topic #323

> Nowadays, I usually edit a couple clips together in Flash MX and use > Action Scripting to add features like a preloader - for poor saps on > dial-up - and navigation buttons at the end that function kinda like > dvd menus, allowing access to bonus material like deleted scenes > etc. On the whole Flash works really well for my needs - though it > can be a bit spotty on synching audio and video if you're not > careful. > > Oh yeah, you can check out my vidblogs at > http://nowheresville.us/medi.php Welcome the Dane. Glad you jumped in. everyone check this guy out. he's been videoblogging before I even knew what videoblogging was. plus, his voice is much different than the ones we have in this group(that Ive seen so far). So the Dane, what's your process when you videoblog? is everything done in Flash? how long does the process take? you post every week, right? if you had a perfect tool to videoblog, what would it be? -- Jay Dedman Manhattan Neighborhood Network 537 West 59th NY NY 10019 212 757 2670 ext.312 http://www.mnn.org [View]



Re: Whattup!

By The Dane | "The Dane" <thedaneof5683@...> | thedaneof5683
July 16, 2004 | Post #346 | Topic #323

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Jay Dedman <jay@m...> wrote: > Welcome the Dane. Glad you jumped in. > everyone check this guy out. > he's been videoblogging before I even knew what videoblogging was. > plus, his voice is much different than the ones we have in this > group(that Ive seen so far). > > So the Dane, what's your process when you videoblog? > is everything done in Flash? > how long does the process take? > you post every week, right? > if you had a perfect tool to videoblog, what would it be? > Jay, It depends on exactly what I have in mind for the vid, but essentially it boils down to this: 1) I shoot any footage I plan on using (in the early days, I shot more spontaneously, but after people began to expect a certain level of entertainment in every episode (yes, I post a new vid every Tuesday), I felt the pressure to plan at least a little bit more (though spontaneous moments still creep in). Shooting will be anywhere between one and four disks worth (I'm shooting all this on a Mavica, which was never intended for any valuable video creation). 2) Next I open up a Flash template I created to give my vidblogs a uniform feel. Initially, as I said, I just put up raw videos as straight mpegs (which some of my users still prefer as they were able... [View]