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Friday, March 31, 2006
Videoblogging Tipsheet (updated May 2006)
Find Videobloggers in Your ‘Hood
They’re everywhere these days.
Vlogdir.com provides a directory of videobloggers.
There’s even a Videoblogger Map, which shows videobloggers by geography. (http://www.videoblogging.info/map/index.php). You just click on the dots to find individual vlogs.
How newspapers are using video technology:
The number of videobloggers illustrates how the technology is making it easier and more affordable to put streaming video on the web. Yahoo hired Kevin Sites to blog and post video from war zones all over the world.
And slowly but surely, newspapers
across the country are getting on board with video. Small papers like the
Knoxville News Sentinel in
How You Can Videoblog
You can find great tutorials on Freevlog.org - the fabulous site that got me hooked on vlogs. Check it out.
For editing video, many PCs come with a handy program called Windows Movie Maker, and Macs have iMovie. Quicktime has a nice editing program called Final Cut Pro. A cheaper version that provide basic editing tools is Quicktime Pro, which costs $30.
Uploading to the web
After editing your video, you can upload it to your own website, or one of several public hosting sites…. they include:
Many of these sites provide you with a bit of HTML code that you can cut and paste into your blog. It’s an easy way to embed a video into your blog (this works on Blogger, Myspace blogs, etc.)
Other helpful resources:
* About.com: Videoblogging
* Intro to Videoblogging by Steve Garfield.
* Online Journalism Review: Tips for Shooting Online Video
* How to Create A Vodcast - Playlistmag.com (July 2005)