Synopses & ReviewsIt s a podcast! It s a blog! It s neither it s a video blog! Video blogging (vlogging) is the next wave in user-created online content, allowing users to create video and broadcast it to the world via the Internet Adventurous readers can become their own Internet TV station! This book is the ultimate guide to creating and producing vlogs readers just need a camera and some editing software to get started Begins with a quick tour of the basics an explains how to create a vlog, get it hosted, and get an RSS feed going; then moves on to creating video for online consumption The author team shows readers to how take their vlog to the next level with more than 100 unique tricks such as video moblogging with a camera phone, creating a video soundtrack with tools like GarageBand and Audacity, and building a hands-free recording rig Other amazing projects include hacking the CVS one-time use video camera, playing vlogs on a PSP, creating a stop-motion film, and building timers and motion devices for a video camera
Packed with more than 100 cool Tips, Tricks, and Hacks, Video Blogging is the ultimate guide to this growing phenomenon. Beginning with a quick tour of the basics, readers will learn to create a blog, get it hosted, and get an RSS feed going. Next they will learn from the pros on how to create great video for online consumption. After the preliminaries are out of the way, readers will roll up their sleeves and dive into more than 100 great tricks and hacks that will take their Vlog to the next level: Video Moblogging with a camera phone Build a hands-free recording rig Building switches, timers, and motion devices for their video camera Create a great video soundtrack with tools like GarageBand and Audacity Hack the CVS one-time use video camera Compression hacks Get listed in iTunes + put a 1-click subscribe button on your site for iTunes, even if you're not listed in their directory GeoTagging Your Vlog Play Videoblogs On Your PSP Creating a Stop-Motion Film
It's the ultimate reality show—YOURS
Amazing, isn't it? You're on equal footing with multibillion-dollar TVand movie producers. Videoblogging lets your audience see your cause,your story, or your personal creations—and you can distribute your showto anyone with Internet access. And since the videobloggingcommunity is all about sharing, more than 20 expertshave kicked in tips and ideasto make this book the ultimatevideoblogging crash course. So head for the checkout, grabfresh batteries for your videocamera, and let's get started!
A few of the things you'll learn to do
- Choose your video's style and message
- Create great-looking videos inexpensively
- Edit like an expert
- Host your video online, for free
- Secrets of distribution and syndication
- Subscribe to other videoblogs
- Showcase your art
- Tagging, tracking, and making money
- Get involved in the community
It's the Ultimate Reality Show -- Yours
Amazing, isn't it? You're on equal footing with multibillion-dollar TVand movie producers. Videoblogging lets your audience see your cause, your story, and your personal creations -- and can be distributed to anyone with Internet access. Since the videoblogging community is all about sharing, more than 20 experts have kicked in tips and ideas to make this book the ultimate videoblogging crash course. So head for the checkout, grab fresh batteries for your video camera, and let's get started!
A few of the things you'll learn to do:
- Choose your video's style and message.
- Create great-looking videos inexpensively.
- Edit like an expert.
- Host your video online, for free.
- Secrets of distribution and syndication.
- Subscribe to other videoblogs.
- Showcase your art.
- Tagging, tracking, and making money.
- Get involved in the community.
About the Author
was a freelance photographer and a TV journalist for CNN International before he became co-creator of the Videoblogging Group in 2004. He is also a founding partner in FireAnt.tv. You can read his personal blog at www.momentshowing.net.
Joshua Paul has produced primetime TV specials, worked as a producer for Sony Pictures Entertainment, and produced a variety of broadcast and online projects. A dedicated code junkie, he maintains his blog at www.joshpaul.com/blog.
Table of Contents
Part I: Preproduction.
Get the Vlog Mindset.
Get Your Tech On.
Starting a Blog.
Part II: Production.
Tricks for Acquiring Video with a Camera.
Obtaining Video Without Leaving Your Computer.
Using Technology Creatively.
Part III: Post-Production.
Using Text in Video.
Transcoding and Compressing.
Creating Interactive Viseos.
Part IV: Distribution.
Hosting Your Video.
Really Simple Syndication.
Getting Video into a Web Page.
Part V: Find and Watch Videoblogs.
Finding and Subscribing to Videoblogs.
Customizing Your Videoblog.
Part VI: Pimp Your Vlog.
Tagging To Make Videos Stand Out.
Letting People Know About Your Feed.