Philip Clark's idea of creating "vlog shows" is really a great way to promote vlogging.
In fact, someone should start creating "vlog shows" on the Internet so some of us can find "providers" or "selectors" that gather the kind of stuff we like.
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Sent: Friday, August 26, 2005 2:51 PM
Subject: [videoblogging] vlogger road trip 2005

Thanks for the email Jan, I've decided to share my reply with the list.

Of course you can crash at my place, I live alone in the woods in a seven-bedroom farmhouse. I have room for the whole crew. In fact, I have contacts all the way from Halifax to Toronto. We won't have any worries about a place to sleep.

I'm thinking we should run this like a rock'n'roll tour. We could set up in venues like the Khyber Club in Halifax, Gallery Connexion in Fredericton, WAR Gallery in Montreal. The galleries are ideal because they double as performance spaces and also there are no specific corporate overtones like at a store. WAR Gallery, for example, has a stage, projector, giant screen, wireless internet and I could probably get it for free.

So we'll show up and give a workshop in the early evening. People can shoot their own videos and we'll upload them to a cross-country group vlog. And then at night we'll have a party. We'll come back to the space and I will perform live electronic music and Jan will VJ (although she may not realize it yet) and she will mix in excerpts from the day's videos while everyone dances their asses off.

The workshops will be for free, and we will make money from the parties. And also--as any touring band will tell you--from selling merchandise. Who wants an official "Vlog Voyeur" t-shirt? Please specify small medium or large.

On 24-Aug-05, at 4:15 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

And don't expect Sony to come rushing to your door to sponsor your road trip. Maybe they will, but the chances are, if they're looking for ways to support videoblogging, they'll look at several different "nodes" and decide that door-to-door revivalism isn't a cost-efficient way of getting the word out.

Tours mean publicity and there's a precedent for big companies wanting to be involved. I just sent off an email to Sony Canada's manager of customer relationships & retail marketing. Maybe she'll recognize the tour as a good opportunity for them. If they don't somebody else will. Although I'm not too worried about sponsorships. We can easily make it happen on our own.

The road trips could do a lot for videoblogging. I suspect there are limitations to introducing people to a new internet phenomenon by writing about it on the internet. In Halifax, for example, blogging didn't really blow up huge until the fall of 2003, when a bunch of people got written up... in the local newspaper.

A vision of 2007. We pull into town in a giant bus, twice the length of Taylor's RV. It is specially outfitted with a pair of Final Cut Pro workstations, a hot-tub and a green-screen on one wall. The bus rolls right into the centre of town and parts in a wireless hotspot. On the side of the bus in giant letters: "Videoblog Tour 2007, brought to you by the Apple G6." (A couple people with binoculars look down from a window at Sony HQ and say "Boy I wish we'd answered that guy's email." )

Anyone at all is welcome to come in off the street and upload a video. We're right in the middle of everything with our cameras. Little kids cheer at our approach. Politicians are fearful.

Well, anything's possible.

Obviously, you've decided to take time off from the rest of your life to do this

This is the rest of my life.

xo philip

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