Well I guess you can add “Webisode” and “Vlog” to your dictionary of new buzz words in 2007. The internet generation seems to be able to churn out buzz words like no other. I think everyone is getting familiar with the word “Blog” (I hope so cause that’s what DFO is) and so a Vlog is just the video equivalent of a blog. A Webisode is technically defined more as an episodic video show but tends to get used as a broader term more and more.
It has now become standard procedure to keep a “studio diary” or a blog about the recording process. Tour diaries are also very popular and the band is able to keep fans involved in how things are going by posting entries on a website. The video versions of all these things have definitely been around before now but seem to have become very popular with the arrival of 2007.
The different mediums, such as text, audio, and video, are all still relevant in different contexts and with the world embracing the high speeds that the cable companies offer it’s not a big deal to stream a 3 minute video over the internet.
Well the big question is what does everyone think of video Updates, vlogs, and all the other newer ways that bands are trying to stay connected to their fans? Do you like watching the band tell you how things are going or would you rather read a short text update? If you don’t like them are there any suggestions for things to do instead, or ways to use video without just talking?
Bryce Jacobson says
I would rather watch a video update from a band but text is still a quicker and easier method. Its rather easy to create videos these days with YouTube and easy editing software. However, now it becomes a challenge for a band member or a friend of the band to become a good video editor. Its all about the content when it comes down to it but if the video is filled with garbage I would rather not watch it.