Stephen Curry’s FMD virus video post seems to have inspired a good deal of video activity on NN. Presentations have also inspired a few posts, including Martin Fenner’s and another from Stephen Curry .
In this context, a recent post from Brian Kelly Experiments With Video Blogging To Support Presentations may be of interest.
For those who are unfamiliar with Brian, I should explain that he is one of the UK’s national treasures. He is the UK Web Focus , a national Web coordinator post part-funded by JISC . He was responsible for installing one of the UK’s first web servers, all the way back in 1993 at Leeds University, and he has been an opinion leader in all things web-related ever since.
In this blog post he explains how he came to give a presentation by recorded video, but also asks whether videos should be left to the professionals.
I would argue that this is another case of disintermediation – the AV experts and videographers will remain the experts but as the technology develops so it becomes possible for those with lower-level skills to produce reasonable-looking work. Hopefully the professional videographers will help the rest of us to develop our skills, and give us pointers to good practice.
Finally, Brian mentions video micro-blogging. I suppose it had to happen.
Seesmic has been described as “the “Twitter of video” – you record a brief video giving your thoughts on a topic and people can respond, also using video.
Brian comments that:
this type of use addresses … the concern that the linear nature of audio and video tends to defy attempts at scanning the content
something that troubles me too.