Saturday, July 14, 2007

Videoblogging 101

Presented at the Allied Media Conference, 2007
by Ivettza Sanchez and Brittany Shoot

1. GET a BLOG:
Free service run by Google. Does not host video, only photos and basic page HTML.
Costs from 5-15 dollars a month. Hosts video, audio, and photos.

• Most successful video blogging can be done though e-blogger
• Video compression is key for making manageable files for the internet, compression can be done though Quicktime
• To embed or cross post your video online go through Blip TV ( their goal is to change the world by bringing videoblogging to the masses
or Our Media ( Which provides free storage and bandwith for your videos, audio files, photos, text or software. Forever, no catches.

Why Utube might not right for you:

o Utube uses flash which prevents sharing, Blip TV allows you to save your video to quicktime which allows others to copy and paste your html code for their own blog or website
o Utube also owns whatever you post and can use it for commercial purposes
o You may choose to put a Creative Commons license ( on your vlog which allows for different forms of redistribution for your work. Visit to learn more about posting video under the CC license.


• Mac
• I-Movie (for editing sound and image)
• Quicktime (for compression and sharing)
• Large memory card
• Digital camera with video component (320x340)
• Handheld tripod (optional)


The definitive “go to” website for “how to” tutorials on videoblogging, site also has a sustainable list of new vloggers, updated daily.

Secrets of Videoblogging by Michael Verdi and Ryan Hodson (Book)



Allows blog owners and podcasters the ability to manage their RSS feeds and track usage of their subscribers.


Is a free RSS video aggregator and media player available for Mac OS X and Windows XP. With FireAnt you can subscribe to any RSS feed, it will playback and import into vlogs into itunes. (much like podcasting, but allows for more complex searching).

Democracy Internet TV

Open source, keeps online video open by letting you connect to all big video hosting sites such as You Tube and Google Video in one place.

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