An Introduction to Videoblogging

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From a talk I gave at IDFA in Amsterdam in 2006.

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An Introduction to Videoblogging

  1. 1. videoblogs docsOnline idfa 2006 adrian miles mcd studio | rmit university
  2. 2. rmit university | mcd studio adrian miles amsterdam | 2006 idfa what is a video blog? • a video blog is a blog that includes video • the video has similar qualities to text in a blog • informal, quotidian, personal, mixed voices, grounded in the life world of the blogger, indexical • which makes it much like documentary • they are social
  3. 3. rmit university | mcd studio adrian miles amsterdam | 2006 idfa some history • some early video blogs appeared in late 2000 and early 2001 • 2004 was declared ‘year of the videoblog’ • an email list established, with original membership of 8 • currently 2000+ and video blogging is now common
  4. 4. rmit university | mcd studio adrian miles amsterdam | 2006 idfa practice • create a blog • shoot, capture, edit and post video • then join the argument about • file format, data rate, size, frame rate, length
  5. 5. rmit university | mcd studio adrian miles amsterdam | 2006 idfa distribution • video blogs are viewed via: • web browsers • RSS aggregators • RSS aggregators and then an iPod, television, iTunes, etc
  6. 6. rmit university | mcd studio adrian miles amsterdam | 2006 idfa what works and what we know • as it is a video blog video consists of minor (small) stories • meaning and depth accrues through time as it is a serial/episodic form • all content must be porous to the network

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