David Free and I had a great time with our preconference workshop yesterday. Here’s a link to my presentation, and David Free’s post on the session (includes a link to his presentation and a link to the podcast we made). And of course, the video we made is at the top of this post.
A couple days ago, I gave a workshop on videos and videoblogging to the fine folks at the Long Island Library Resources Council. It was a fun presentation to give (see the video above)!
Here’s a list of videos we watched during the class:
- Me – Changing a Tire
- Steve Garfield
- Jay Dedman
- Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library – what if barbie had a book group?
- Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library – 60 second book review
- Orange County Public Library – Hip Music. Hip Library
- Arlington Heights Memorial Library – Lib Vlog
And here’s a link to my presentation (in handout format). Enjoy!
Zadi Diaz, Bre Pettis, Lisa Donovan (Lisa Nova on YouTube), Lindesy Campbell
lots of people taking video of people in this session
People who have made videoblogging their day job – topic of panel
Telling their stories:
- started a small production company
- lots of corporate stuff
- they wanted to be more creative in their down time
- this was about 2 years ago – they discovered youtube
- started posting videos…
- her videos have been watched 40 million times
- They use the resources they have – no money involved – just time, primarily
- she was picked up on MadTV 2 months after she started doing the youtube stuff
- EpicFU – internet culture show
- her background editor is in publishing and acting
- she started vlogging to keep in touch with her family, then discovered other vloggers
- hooked up with rocketboom
- show started as JetSet – recently changed the name
- the British Council is a fan of her show, and they’ve invited her over to do something
- EPIC-FU IS their job
- (aside) Steve Garfield just walked around the room, vlogging the session)
- got started as an art teacher
- 2004 – he started doing online video
- he mentioned the library! Loves the 700 section in the library
- started making DIY videos
- 2006 – started doing DIY videos once a week
- she’s an actor (translation – she was acting, singing, and temping in NYC)
- saw an ad for a web hosting for a financial show thing and auditioned for it
- she did wallstrip – acquired by CBS Interactive last year
- “the internet IS TV”
Some people tell them it’s too bad they haven’t made it on TV or film
They are just a little bit ahead of traditional media, and traditional media types are starting to contact them and ask questions – sort of like what I do in libraries
- don’t make people wait even a second – cut everything to the edge
- Make friends with musicians
- publish often
- own your IP
- take acting classes
- take care of your teeth
- start where you are
- don’t quit your day job – just start there – make a show with the people around you
Campbell – email your heroes – they might help you
q – what’s the justification for being in the web space with trad media companies that bought video?
– they wanted to be in the space
– it’s experimentation
building a community – they want to feel like they’re participating with you, hanging out with you, connect with you – the web offers that connection point
Have you been thinking about diving into video? Confused about where to begin? Here are some ideas, taken from the highly creative people that work at my library.
First off, the William Allen White booktalks. What are they? From our Papercuts blog: “Traditionally, the Kansas William Allen White (WAW) book award nominee booktalks have been performed annually by Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library staff in person at local area schools. Realizing that it is impossible to reach all students in the service area in person, Sandy Lane and Robin Clark collaborated with Topeka area gifted students to produce these highly creative videos on Youtube featuring book reviews of the current William Allen White nominees for 2007-2008. The videos include interviews from â€œThe Dr. Dyl Showâ€, several inanimate object reviewers, masked anonymous book reviewers, and one with exceptional headgear.” (go read the whole post!).
Here are the videos:
- The Dr. Dyl Show
- The Dr. Dyl Show 2
- Princess Academy
- Anonymous Book Reviews
- The Sacrifice
- Naked Mole-Rat Letters
Two other videos from my library to point out:
- 90 second book review: Austenland – ”
The Barbies are back, this time to act out scenes from the novel Austenland by Shannon Hale” (from the About This Video on the YouTube page).
- World of Warcraft commercial parody – Belf Librarian – “Lysistrata is a Blood Elf Hunter. She is also a librarian. This video is a parody of the popular Mr T. and Shatner commercials, made by a Warcraft Blood Elf about her alternate life in the library.” (again, from the About This Video text). This is a cool video – and a great example of machinima, too.
You can find these videos and more on our YouTube channel. So… that’s what we’re doing with video… what are YOU doing with video?
I’ve owned an iPhone for about two months now, and thought I’d make a video sharing my likes and dislikes.Dislikes:
- Stocks icon – works great, but I could care less about the stock market, so it’s not terribly useful to me
- Calendar – again works great… but I have a work calendar and an everything else calendar… so I have both synced up to Google Calendar. That works fine. Usually. [translation=I haven’t quite figured it all out yet].
Likes: Pretty much everything else. Ease-of-use is awesome. Included apps are great. I originally thought I’d get a Treo, but waited for the iPhone to come out to see what it was like… and haven’t been disappointed!
Update: I had a little trouble viewing the video, so I’ve been playing around with it. It should work now! And there’s a .mov and a YouTube version now, too.