The new video blog is on TV! And I’m the first in San Francisco to do it. Working with Marc Scarpa and my Pop17 production, we are on Comcast On Demand. All you have to do is go to Get Local, select Entertainment and watch Vidblogger Nation. I promise you will love it! Our content is fantastic. It’s just as good as any TV show, but in the vlogger format. You can read about it from Zennie at the SF Gate – he says:
“Because its something new, traditional television has been slow to pick up on it, giving a door for Scarpa and for Comcast Corporation and Comcast Ventures to walk through. But first, Scarpa had to find the talent.
There are vid-bloggers representing ten cities in America, from Atlanta, to Portland. As to how this blogger became involved, it was from a recommendation by Ms. Austin to Mr. Scarpa, because I’m a regular vlogger and spend about half my time in Atlanta. Sarah and Marc sent a Facebook message, which led to a long conversation with Scarpa.
What I and other vid-bloggers do is make 2 to 5 minute videos around a set of words like “Favorite Places,” which could lead to a video of favorite places to go in your city, or some other interpretation of the words. You then use the camcorder to take your viewers on a kind of tour of those places, at least where you can get a location release signed to do an interior shot, or do an exterior shot when you can’t, or use photos where available. You combine that with talks, quips, and whatever else to make the final show cut.
The idea is to form a kind of video narrative about the place you live in.”