The Vlogging Revolution
Vlogging (aka video podcasting) should be of interest not only to video artists but to all artists and art venues in general. The key event that has made posting video so attractive is that there are now several sites that will host your video for free. This eliminates worries regarding bandwidth issues. If you’re interested check out FreeVlog. It is a very well done guide to vlogging.
Anyway… Vlogs are essentially blogs that have video content in addition to text. And like podcasts, you can subscribe to a vlog and have the videos downloaded to your computer via iTunes or via specialty vlog aggregators (Check out MeFeedia.com and also GetFireAnt.com).
Another fun way to find vlogs, if you’ve got some time on your hands, is to go to vlogmap.org. There you will find a satellite picture of the world via Google Earth. On the picture are flags, and each flag represents a vlog’s physical location and contains a link to the vlog. So, you can trot around the world checking out vlogs.
Soon, perhaps we will have all of our artists discussing their shows through an online video, and perhaps even sooner, we’ll have online art bloggers doing our art criticism thing through a terrific marriage of words and video and imagery.
Can anyone else hear the end of the printed newspaper creep a little closer?