Watching Cumberland’s Taiwanese Lantern Festival from our house on the hill.See comments "Lights in the sky – videoblogging week, day 7"
I was putting together a big elaborate post-election video… but in the comments to the Placenta video, Frank Carver reminded me to take my own advice: the key to success in posting every day for Videoblogging Month is to avoid ambition – don’t up the ante each day. Just carry your camera with you, capture a simple moment and share it.
And I’ve been really enjoying Elsie Escobar‘s VloMo videos – she’s recording her baby girl’s first few weeks. She made me realise: I have a videoblog, we’re thousands of miles from home, and I’ve hardly posted any video or pictures of Lila for all our family and friends. She’s seven weeks old and almost 14lbs already! So to start with, here’s 90 seconds from breakfast.
I love how all these VloMo videos and comments are creating responses and conversations.
Shot on my Nokia N93 phone.
Formats Available: iPod/iPhone compatible MPEG4 (.m4v)See comments "For everybody back home – VloMo Day 5"
A family video. Our generation’s man on the moon moment.See comments "The Decisive Moment – VloMo08 Day 4"
I just watched three videos by Jen Proctor, Cheryl Colan and David Howell, and realised that I should really stop worrying about finding time to cut all this stuff I’ve been shooting. Nothing is too small. Moments are MacGuffins.See comments "plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose"
This is my first post for Semanal
Post one video every week in 2008. That's all you have to do.
Five days after it was announced, there are already 80 people signed up!
Hopefully more will join throughout the year. (It's about the weekliness, and shouldn't be limited by whether people found out about it in its first seven days).
And this weekend in Brighton, Beth Tilston has organised a screening of films from Navlopomo – our month of videoblogging every day in November. Ryanne and Jay are visiting from America, and they'll be joining us. See more details about the screening here.
Semanal is continuing the spirit of Navlopomo, with a long-distance challenge instead of a 30 day sprint.
I expect that the cool things about Navlopomo will develop much further – the sense of community, the inspiration and the way that people replied to, referenced and remixed each other in their films. And we'll meet a whole load of new people from around the world.
Another little film that’s just a moment I caught while working from home yesterday. No excuse not to get this up moments after I shot it yesterday. Just guilt about all the things I hadn’t done.See comments "Rainy Days and Mondays"