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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Filmmakers Workshop

Ravi and I taught videoblogging at the Filmmakers Workshop.

We had a great session with about 50 filmmakers there. It was valuable for everyone to hear from each attendee about who they were and what they wanted to learn. We covered a lot in two hours. I think we'll see some new videobloggers now that they know how easy it can be.

I've updated my Learn all about videoblogging page to include more info on RSS, Quicktime compression settings, and how to choose a hosting service.

Here are some of the sites we visited:

Steve Garfield.com
Off On A Tangent
Steve Garfield's Video Blog
DriveTime
Ze Frank The Show
Rocketboom
Four Eyed Monsters
Chasing Windmills
Kong Is King dot Net
Blip.tv

Here's the video we made in the session:


Why blip.tv is great.

Here's how we made it:

Ravi recorded the video on his Canon camera, I took out the memory card and put it in my USB card reader and attached it to my Mac. I then copied the .avi movie file to my desktop and opened it up with Quicktime. I edited it and then exported it as a Quicktime .mov file. Next I logged on to blip.tv and uploaded the movie. I checked off the cross posting check box to tell blip.tv to automatically post the video to my Video Blog after uploading.

You tell blip.tv the information about your blogs so automatic cross posting can happen. If you don't do that, you can also copy the code and paste it into your blog post.

Don Schaefer says, Video Blogging - Just say, "Yes".

2 comments:

  1. Sounds good. Even a filmaker can embrace it. Still videoblogging is like one way of allowing anyone to put their message out there. This I admire.

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