Best videobloggers list from the Vloggies (the People’s Choices)

Well the Vloggies is done. Here’s the People’s Choice awards:

Favorite Vlog: Ask a Ninja
Male: Josh Wolf
Female: Nontourage — Julie Daman and Sarah Atwood
Group: Alive in Baghdad
Comedy: Ask a Ninja
Community: Minnesota Stories
Education: Wine Library TV
Entertainment (fiction): Galacticast
Entertainment (non-fiction): Beach Walks with Rox
Experimental: 90 Seconds with Dave
Inspirational: Beach Walks with Rox
Kids: Phil Hamilton Hits the Big TIme
Cooking: Wine Library TV
Green: Freshtopia
News: Goodnight Burbank
Diary: Josh Leo’s Vlog
Political: Ze Frank
Tech: Diggnation
Travel: Amanda Across America
Viral: Invisible Engine and The Singing Woodchuck
Funniest: Ask a Ninja
Collaborative: Node 666 Project
Documentary: Freetime
Editing: Freshtopia
Interview: Geek Entertainment TV
Music: Nontourage
Special Effects: Galacticast
Most Controversial: Alive in Baghdad
Vlogging Books: Secrets of Vlogging, Michael Verdi and Ryanne Hodson
Video Hosting: Blip.TV
Tool: VPIP
Directory: MeFeedia
Website Design: Galacticast

Comments

  1. [...] Winners included Ze Frank’s The Show, Ask A Ninja, Chuck Olsen’s Minnesota Stories, Jet Set Show, Jay Dedman, Ryanne Hodson, Rocketboom, Galacticast, blip.tv and many others, with the top honors going to the amazing Alive In Baghdad. Here’s the full list of winners. Photos from The Vloggies [...]

  2. “Doing that is expensive.”

    Not doing that is human-unfriendly and seems to call for someone to finding/creating a less-expensive way of doing it and then sharing the technology. It shouldn’t be dismissed. Not meeting the spirit, if not the letter, of the ADA rules that Web designers struggle with to achieve, seems to make me think you’re saying that video folks are a class apart, above, or separate.

    Say it ain’t so, Robert.

  3. “Doing that is expensive.”

    Not doing that is human-unfriendly and seems to call for someone to finding/creating a less-expensive way of doing it and then sharing the technology. It shouldn’t be dismissed. Not meeting the spirit, if not the letter, of the ADA rules that Web designers struggle with to achieve, seems to make me think you’re saying that video folks are a class apart, above, or separate.

    Say it ain’t so, Robert.

  4. It *is* important, of course. Just keep in mind most of these folks, myself included, are expending a lot of time and energy to make video for little or no financial gain. So until someone provides us with a free and easy solution, it’s sort of like expecting an indie zine publisher to provide translations into 17 languages.

    Maybe we could find volunteers to make their favorite videoblogs more accessible?

    In any case, thanks for posting the list Robert and congrats to everyone nominated and involved with the Vloggies. It was a blast!

  5. It *is* important, of course. Just keep in mind most of these folks, myself included, are expending a lot of time and energy to make video for little or no financial gain. So until someone provides us with a free and easy solution, it’s sort of like expecting an indie zine publisher to provide translations into 17 languages.

    Maybe we could find volunteers to make their favorite videoblogs more accessible?

    In any case, thanks for posting the list Robert and congrats to everyone nominated and involved with the Vloggies. It was a blast!

  6. Sue/RyanB: Yes, translation and other acceibility issues are very important, as Chuck said, but very expensive. Ideally, we would all be able to communicate with each other but the technology is not quite there yet. And cheaper isn’t a good solution, at least for most of us. Free is a good solution.

    But you raise some good issues. I encourage you to look into this further and see if someone is doing something viable that we can tap into. Thanks!

  7. Sue/RyanB: Yes, translation and other acceibility issues are very important, as Chuck said, but very expensive. Ideally, we would all be able to communicate with each other but the technology is not quite there yet. And cheaper isn’t a good solution, at least for most of us. Free is a good solution.

    But you raise some good issues. I encourage you to look into this further and see if someone is doing something viable that we can tap into. Thanks!

  8. Videos being transcribed/close-captioned/etc is expensive, that doesn’t mean it has to remain expensive.

    Reading Robert’s reply, the first thought that came into my mind was Mechanical Turk. castingwords.com already does this for podcasts.

    It’s be remarkably trivial to use MTurk to do something similar for video in an automated way.

    Robert, maybe this is something PodTech should look into? Could be one of the things that sets you apart.

  9. Videos being transcribed/close-captioned/etc is expensive, that doesn’t mean it has to remain expensive.

    Reading Robert’s reply, the first thought that came into my mind was Mechanical Turk. castingwords.com already does this for podcasts.

    It’s be remarkably trivial to use MTurk to do something similar for video in an automated way.

    Robert, maybe this is something PodTech should look into? Could be one of the things that sets you apart.

  10. My video’s are accessible in one sense of the word, Thanks to YouTube, BlipTV, Google, Metacafe and now BRIGHTCOVE. While they are not multilingual, they need no language as they are purely for the Eye’s. You watch them and you either like them or you don’t and then go about your day. My VLOG “My Slice of Life” appears 6th in the 01 VLOG Charts, but I don’t expect any awards anytime soon or to be complying with ANY LAWS.

  11. My video’s are accessible in one sense of the word, Thanks to YouTube, BlipTV, Google, Metacafe and now BRIGHTCOVE. While they are not multilingual, they need no language as they are purely for the Eye’s. You watch them and you either like them or you don’t and then go about your day. My VLOG “My Slice of Life” appears 6th in the 01 VLOG Charts, but I don’t expect any awards anytime soon or to be complying with ANY LAWS.

  12. These categories look awfully similar-

    Funniest: Ask a Ninja
    Comedy: Ask a Ninja

    Collaborative: Node 666 Project
    Group: Alive in Baghdad

    and ze frank doesn’t get a nom for funny? hmm.i nevere thought of him as political. hmm.

  13. These categories look awfully similar-

    Funniest: Ask a Ninja
    Comedy: Ask a Ninja

    Collaborative: Node 666 Project
    Group: Alive in Baghdad

    and ze frank doesn’t get a nom for funny? hmm.i nevere thought of him as political. hmm.