For this entry in my UTP blog I decided to talk about online video use within a video - using the medium to discuss the medium. The result is hosted on YouTube and can be viewed below. Herewith follows a brief reflection on the process of video blogging.
First of all, communicating by online video is by far the most time-intensive form of networked communication (and here I speak with almost 20 years of online experience!). Although the final product seen below is rough around the edges - clearly a largely unscripted, homemade production - it nonetheless took 90 minutes to put together. This included two failed attempts which were filmed, uploaded, annotated, then deleted due to various flaws. There are still flaws in my final presentation, but I prefer to go by the general rule 'good is good enough' when it comes to my amateur video productions.
Nonetheless, regardless of the time involved, the project left me thinking more about YouTube videos as a promotional tool for the book (which I shamelessly promote in the video below). I intend to make numerous videos that analyze current trends in Internet and online video use and use these as tools to promote Watching YouTube to business and academic audiences. Use the medium to discuss the medium and reach readers who are searching the medium for insight into the medium. The medium is, well, everything.