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December 10, 2005

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Heather Green

The New York Times Sunday Arts section has a really good roundup on video blogging, with Rocketboom and its 100,000 online daily viewers as the centerpiece to explain the whole phenom. They also did some nice reporting and writing on other video bloggers, including Chuck Olsen, Michael Verdi, and Ross McElwee who haven't gotten much play until now in the mass media. We'll be hearing about more video bloggers, though, for sure.

I like the last paragraph:

"A site like Ms. Rule's Scratch Video, which has about 8,000 subscribers, suggests that it may soon be possible for video producers to distribute their programs directly through the Internet - and possibly even make a living doing it, in much the same way novelists with small but loyal followings can build a career without ever cracking the best-seller list. Until now, both the television and film industries have been built on a model that requires producers to appeal to millions of people or be considered failures. If Amanda Congdon (from Rocketboom) at one end of the spectrum and Charlene Rule at the other continue to add viewers at the rate they're going, they and the best of the other vloggers might just provide a viable alternative to that lowest-common-denominator business model.

In other words, the revolution may just be vloggerized."

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http://www.badmovieplanet.com/3btheater/ rates movies according to the law of three beers. 3B is "Celebrating Six Years of Questionable Cinema(and other disasters)on the World Wide Web."

Regardless of the technology, the talent still costs money. Distribution costs may go to zero with the Internet, but distribution costs never stopped a bad movie from being produced.

Here is another source for bad movie reviews http://www.badmovies.org/index.html

A few good beers can make a bad movie look good.

If the movie theaters served beer like the ballparks do, you might see more bad movies making money selling tickets. This is how a losing ball team keeps the bums in seats.

Posted by: Jim Dermitt at December 11, 2005 08:14 AM


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