Week Two: Wednesday 13th July - Tuesday 19th July
Theme: Video Hosting
Thing 16: Read about and explore YouTube and Vimeo
YouTube was founded in February 2005, as a free web-based service that would allow people to watch and share their videos. Since October 2006, YouTube has operated as a subsidiary of Google. YouTube has been involved in some copyright battles in particular with Viacom and has also been criticised for hosting videos with an offensive content eg. a video of the Hillsboro disaster and anti-Semitic Nazi videos.
Vimeo was actually founded in 2004, so was ahead of YouTube. Vimeo does not allow commercial videos, gaming videos, pornography, or anything not created by the user to be hosted on the site. Vimeo's 'Video School' section might be useful for developing skills around video production for the library video project. You can browse videos on both hosting sites without signing up.
There are other video hosting sites, check out these suggestions from Squidoo.
Most of you have already used YouTube to search for videos and uploaded/embedded videos into your blogs. If you have used YouTube for your blog, write a little about your experience of using YouTube in your blog this week. If you have not yet used YouTube to find a video, search YouTube for videos relating to libraries and embed this video in your blog.
Thing 17: Upload a short video to YouTube or Vimeo
Creating a Video clip
The easiest way to create a video clip for uploading is to use a digital camera of course. However if you don't have access to a camera you can be creative and use some online applications to create a video using stills photos and some music. See applications such as Masher, Animoto and YouTube's Go Animate tool.
If you have a webcam, you can also record directly from the webcam to YouTube.
Uploading the video
Once you have created or recorded your video clip you are ready to upload.
To upload to Vimeo or YouTube you need to create and account.
Watch these videos:
How to upload a video to YouTube
How to upload to Vimeo.
Extra Activity 1: Explore the application Bubbl.us which allows you to create a 'mind map' online. Check out the mind map created in relation to the 23 Things Programme below as an example of how to use Bubbl.us.
Extra Activity 2 (Video Project): Use the free online application Celtx to draft a storyboard for your library video idea. Please note that the Celtx basic package only is free of charge.