There has never been a means that touches so many people on such an intimate level than with video. Whether you are going to the movies, watching your television, or recently, surfing the web, you are able to view videos that are interesting to you. But why is video so powerful in explaining a message, telling a story or selling a product? Perhaps the reason why individuals are so connected with video is because it stimulates two of the most powerful senses in our bodies, which is sound and sight.
However, because the majority of Internet connections were dial-up, the use of web video was extremely minimal. Yet, as technology developed so did the look of the Internet. Soon, the majority of Internet users switched from standard dial-up connections and upgraded to high-speed broadband connections. Because of this, the Internet began to transform from a static page, to a place where interactivity and video became commonplace.
Because of the upgraded iPod’s and PSP systems, users are able to download their favorite videos and view them wherever they are. Because of this video blogging has moved from a new way of communicating to one of the most popular methods. With web video, individuals are able to have their opinions heard at a larger scale that before now has never been obtained.
Blogging has become one of the most popular ways to get your viewpoints of society a told to millions of people. However, this form of self-expression has moved into the 21st century through the means of web video. It used to be that when a person was to make a blog, they would do so only in text and picture format. And this format became extremely popular, and even an obsession for some individuals. However, since the introduction of high-speed Internet, and the wide availability of these broadband connections, millions of people have moved off of their keyboards and onto their digital camcorders.
With video blogging, you have to talk about a story that is interesting. Even if your story is just about what happened to you at the grocery store today, make sure that you have a beginning, middle and end. However, again if you feel your story would take longer than the suggested amount of time, either don’t talk about it or make it into a multi-post story. Many video bloggers will not only write about their story, but they will also include a video that helps describe the story.
And with video blogging, instead of reading cold words on a highly decorated background, you are able to actually sit and watch another person discuss something that is very important to them. Did you know that 85% of what we learn and absorb is done through only two senses of our body? These two senses are our sight and sound. Thus, when you are watching, or creating, a video blog you are able to understand and absorb more information than simply reading text alone.
And remember, always use good lighting. Don’t sit in front of a window that has the sun shining through it, always face your lighting, and never have a backlight for video blogging.