One thing is certain: People who can see like to look at stuff.
Vlogging is still on the rise, online video journalists are proliferating (and possibly reproducing, meow!), and nearly everyone who once thought they were a writer now wonders if they should prop up a camera somewhere and start typing in front of it.
Fortunately, video serves as a lovely medium for learning stuff (here’s how I learned to open a wine bottle with a shoe), so anyone who wants to learn more about making videos can easily find videos about making videos. Whoa, dude, that’s like, so meta.
My current favorites? The collection of videos called “Video School” hosted at Vimeo, a popular online destination for purists and professionals, the artisti cinematografici of the world. (YouTube is the preferred destination for dilettanti con la videocamera portatile). If you’re looking for video-making tips, wander over and take a look: Vimeo Video School. Don’t miss Video 101: Shooting Basics by the Vimeo Staff and 10 Lighting Setups by John Note. Both blend education and entertainment in a way that makes me want to say “edutainment” without vomiting!
So, have you produced your own online videos yet? What was the biggest challenge for you?