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January 12, 2006

Favorite Online Video or Video Blogs?

Heather Green

I am looking into a story about online videos and video blogs and would love to hear about your picks! Not Rocketboom, though, ok? I am a big fan, but we aready profiled them.

So, yes, that means things like the Christmas lights or the Chronic of Narnia, or Vlog Santa.

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I like the way ourmedia video works. Simple, nothing to figure out and it's open sourcey.

Great for small time operators and indie folks.

It has some big support. http://www.ourmedia.org/mission/partners

http://www.ourmedia.org/videos

If I wanted to publish video, this looks like a good way to go.

Posted by: Jim Dermitt at January 12, 2006 12:52 PM

Have you heard of Groundhog 202? Their site is www.groundhog202.com, but their videos are also available on Google Video, YouTube and StupidVideos.com.

Posted by: David Gong at January 12, 2006 12:59 PM

The 'Eric Rice Show'... www.ericrice.com

Posted by: david at January 12, 2006 02:19 PM

By far and away one of the best I have ever come across is: http://www.storewars.org/flash/index.html

Namaste

Al

Posted by: City Hippy at January 12, 2006 02:24 PM

It's not of the funny video genre, more of "the videos can be helpful and practical" school. My current favorite tutorial video source is ScreenCasts Online ( http://donmc.libsyn.com/ ).

Posted by: Rex at January 12, 2006 02:51 PM

This is a hilarious viral video i stumbled on a few days ago. It views like a daily news meet jay leno on the street meet ali g type video... i think they're advertising themself as the funniest show on the web... now that's a new phenomena...

http://www.tinkusworld.com

Posted by: Ashraf Hussein at January 12, 2006 03:44 PM

http://www.thekidfrombrooklyn.com/

Posted by: countertop at January 12, 2006 04:04 PM

Take a look at our gadget related videos: http://www.designtechnica.com. You can find them under the "Latest Videos" near the middle.

Thanks,

Luis

Posted by: Luis Escalante at January 12, 2006 04:49 PM

Tiki Bar TV in podcast is the funniest most orginal uses of this new media I have seen its definetly worth and laugh and a download.

Posted by: Marcus at January 12, 2006 05:16 PM

I came across this really interesting one...

http://www.kitkast.com

Usually, this isn't my cup of tea, but Ms. Kitka, the owner of the site, manages to keep it informative and interesting.

It's worth checking it out at least once.

Posted by: Jorge M. at January 12, 2006 05:53 PM

I'm a fan of history and of diving, (and divers!). There is a site "shipwreckcentral.com that includes a videoblog from the Sea Hunters TV show team that they do when they are on the road on a new dive. I've never seen anything like it, especially from a TV show, they just seem like normal guys. They don't podcast, but for sure you would describe it as a videoblog, since they upload video reports directly from the field on to their blog. It's been a little slow recently because they are not out on a dive, but check out the archives of different shows. Anyway, I'm hooked, and it's my favorite videoblog ever.

Posted by: Heather Nicholson at January 12, 2006 07:56 PM

90 Seconds of Dave. Dave Huth is one of the most creative people in Vlogging that I know of. He actually has done an independent movie in serial form called Lorem Ibsum.

http://davemedia.blogspot.com/

Posted by: Brooklyn Bluesman at January 12, 2006 08:00 PM

I run Google Video of the Day which has been a modestly successful video blog at http://gvod.blogspot.com. I invite you to take a look and see if it's right for your story. Basically, what I do is search through Google Video's huge content vaults and post the funny, strange, interesting, and sometimes just plain stupid videos. People seem to like it and I'm having a lot of fun.

Posted by: Michael Martine at January 12, 2006 10:29 PM

There's an explosion of awesome content out there in the vlogosphere. Here are a few of my favorites. In addition to these, you might enjoy going to

http://vlogmap.org

which shows vlogs from around the world

OK, here's some of my faves.

http://docmaker.blogspot.com

Amazing clips of up and coming hip hop talent from the streets of NYC

http://bullemhead.com

This guy does hilarious features about a demented woodchuck.

http://realpeoplenetwork.com

Interviews with people reshaping media from the bottom up

http://humandog.com

Sarcastic, intelligent, bizarro stuff from the frozen North

http://kitykity.com

Slices of life from suburban Texas. This is going to blow anthropologists' minds in a couple of hundred years.

http://joshleo.com

Well crafted stories about the best hotdog in Grand Rapids, drunken miniature golf, and what to do when your favorite spot in the world gets blown up.

http://randywickerreporting.blogspot.com

Mini-features about street fairs, gay culture, and the immortalist movement, among other things. Randy has a great eye and is a fearless interviewer.

http://imakethings.com

Bre Pettis makes stuff and interviews people who make stuff.

http://nurse2be.blogspot.com

Ever wonder what it would be like to be an IT person who in midlife goes to nursing school? This is the vlog for you! Plus, she gets special random weirdness points for having a parrot perched on her shoulder most of the time.

http://bottomunion.com

Check out his crazy "Carp Caviar" project.

http://jonnygoldstein.com

OK, what the heck, here's my vlog. This is a mix of interviews (just interviewed a guy who implanted an RFID

chip into his hand) and comedy (the twinky bath is good sticky fun).

Posted by: jonnygoldstein.com at January 12, 2006 11:34 PM

Well, you are rather general with your term "video blogs", so I'll mention twenty-fifth dimension (25thdimension.blogsome.com). It's a multimedia blog I run focusing mainly on video editing and production (mine is one of the only in its category). Just click my name for quick link.

For some online short videos, also check out my site at: www.paintful.net/shorts

And you can view a round-up of video sharing websites here: http://25thdimension.blogsome.com/2005/11/01/the-creme-de-video-sharing-websites

Posted by: Klim at January 12, 2006 11:56 PM

OK, my sons made them, but they are god - especially Dry Ice:

http://funnystories.blogspot.com/

Posted by: Kevin Marks at January 13, 2006 01:10 AM

Break.com, used to be big-boys. Started checking them about a year ago and now go back 3-4 times a week. I also check out Rocketboom and Steve Garfield

Posted by: Andy Kalichefski at January 13, 2006 02:04 AM

Channel Frederator (http://channelfrederator.com)

This weekly film-festival-in-your-hand comes from the producers of the hilarious Fairly Oddparents, and bills themselves as "the world's original cartoon podcast." Right now it's #35 on the iTunes directory (#4 in Arts&Entertainment). Funny, interesting, great packaging.

Also, probably not up your alley, but I'm loving VODcars (http://vodcars.com), right now #13 in iTunes.

Posted by: Ray Sturgeon at January 13, 2006 02:21 AM

Tiki Bar TV is currently my favorite out there. Goes above and beyond everything else I've seen because it's such a simple idea with such great results.

Eric Rice & Steve Garfield both do great stuff as well which I'm a fan of. Eric's recent dog sledding cast was an instant favorite.

Posted by: C.C. Chapman at January 13, 2006 08:17 AM

Washingtonpost.com has great reporting (and beautiful photography) from Banda Aceh

Posted by: steve baker at January 13, 2006 09:40 AM

Danny's Contentment is a blog by an actual filmmaker - Danny Fleet, a stellar pro - who puts up video blogs about his experience as an electric car owner in London. It is excellent.

http://www.dannyscontentment.net/

Posted by: Jackie Danicki at January 13, 2006 09:48 AM

David Eick's behind the scenes videoblog for Battlestar Galactica is a hoot:

http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/bts/videoblog/

Posted by: Dan Douglas at January 13, 2006 01:10 PM

Heya,

I am starting to go through these now and these are great! Thanks to everyone for taking the time to list their favorites.

Posted by: Heather Green at January 13, 2006 02:12 PM

Heather, sounds like a very interesting article. Our site, Buzznet.com (leading community / photo sharing site) will be rolling out video in the next few days, and we would love to give you a preview.

Cheers, Marc.

Posted by: marc at January 13, 2006 09:18 PM

I use video only to supplement written material and photos, but my use of it is growing and is definitely becoming more popular with my readers. Plain and simple: It is the future.

Posted by: Tom Devine at January 14, 2006 03:08 PM

The Red State Update vlog was featured on rogerebert.com and Screenhead this week for their Brokeback Mountain review:

www.travisandjonathan.com/redstateupdate6.html

Grizzly Bear Man, a parody of Herzog's Grizzly Man, was on Salon and Defamer this week:

www.travisandjonathan.com/GrizzlyBearMan.html

You can get to all this content from www.travisandjonathan.com.

Posted by: JP Shockley at January 15, 2006 02:48 AM

www.bathtubyoga.com

One of the very few fiction-based videoblogs

www.helpmypatients.com

a very unique videoblog experiment

Posted by: rob at January 17, 2006 10:26 AM

See Chasing Windmills at chasingmills.blogspot.com.

There is nothing else quite like it out in the vlog-o-sphere. It's a narrative story about the mundane workings of a modern couple.

Posted by: Cristina at January 17, 2006 03:47 PM

http://www.human-dog.com

http://bottomunion.com/blog

http://www.mnstories.com

Three favorites, and we're experts.

Posted by: O'hara Manor at January 25, 2006 10:06 AM

a movie about water terrorism that is premiering on google video for download right now... come check it out if you can. or we can send a dvd for review

Posted by: ben at January 26, 2006 02:21 AM

A few months ago, I launched a vlog/video newsletter for entrepreneurs and small business owners called "The HotBizz Report."

I welcome your feedback/comments.

Thank You,

Joe Chapuis

http://www.hotbizz.com

Posted by: hotbizz.com at February 4, 2006 11:07 PM

You totally have to check out www.AskaNinja.com. So simple yet hilarious.

Posted by: Kung Foodie at February 8, 2006 02:18 AM

Most vlogs are an expression of mental illness. We feel sorry for them, but understand that what they need is a good, old fashioned, dose of humility. It's called Rabbit Bites people. Take your medicine!

www.rabbitbites.com

-Buns and Chou Chou (two rabbits)

Posted by: Buns and Chou Chou at July 10, 2006 11:55 AM


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