I tend to get cynical of academia fairly easily, so it’s nice being surprised every now and then by fresh thinking.
The post Toward a definition of videoblogging, is a summary of a student brainstorming session, and I’m not sure of the initial stimulus given by Jennifer, but the results are pretty exciting, considering the stale old argument about the definition of videoblogging.
Coming in fresh I’m assuming, are such gems as:
It’s necessarily personal, even when it’s fictional or poetic.
Very Verdi and Richard BFesque indeed. Here’s another one:
It’s about process and intent, not product.
Amongst the monotonous chatter of “I’m a videoblogger too!”, claimed by anyone with a web site, an RSS feed and a video editor, it makes my day when a group of new videobloggers come in fresh and identify with the domain in purely personal terms.
The post is an old one, from 10 weeks ago, and the class has subsequently wrapped up, but you can follow the links on the site to the allstars who participated.
Note for regular readers of my videoblogging posts: while I define videoblogging as a genre, and not a practice as they do, I do agree with everything else they mention.