More from the Vloggies

OK, I have a complete list of winners from the Vloggies up now — the big winners was Alive in Baghdad (they got the only standing ovation of the evening). Interestingly enough, before the Vloggies, I had never seen their stuff and it really is incredible. In fact, I haven’t seen many of the award winners before tonight and there’s some really interesting video going on out there. I’m slowing going through the list and will share my favorites from time to time. I love Ze Frank and Rocketboom, but there’s really a lot more incredible work being done out there and I’m glad we got a chance to highlight just a little bit of that tonight.

Vloggies really was an incredible show, so many interesting people there and a great vibe, which has always been true of the videoblogging community from when I first saw videoblogs at Northern Voice, to the vloggercon, to here. Irina Slutsky deserves credit for having the dream and getting it to happen. Valerie Cunningham did a huge amount of work behind the scenes. So did Maryam and others that I’m forgetting.

Technorati’s Kevin Marks filmed Jerry Zucker’s remarks, which were pretty funny.

Sebastian Prooth interviewed the voice guy, Joe Klein.

Tom Foremski, Silicon Valley Watcher, has a good report. One thing that Tom got sorta incorrect is that Irina was the one who got most of the people to come out and it was her vision that got this to happen. Valerie kicked ass, though, too. Both deserve credit, not just one.

Thank you to the sponsors as well. Yahoo Video; Blip.TV; GUBA; Revver; Webex; Dabble; Pandora; Intel; Cafe Nord, and the presenters, PodTech.net. We really appreciate the role they played in making the evening really special.

Rox, of Beach Walks, has a video report from Vloggies. She won three awards.

Thanks to Scott Beale for the photo used in this post, and for posting a ton of photos from the Vloggies.

UPDATE: Scott just posted his Vloggie Wrapup with lots of great photos.

Comments

  1. [...] It was a great evening. Robert Scoble was blogging non-stop the entire night and has great posts here and here. Tom who I interviewed on the red couch at the party has the first post of the night. Here are some amazing photos by Scott Beale of Laughing Squid who captured the event via photoblogging. Rene Bloggett has an indepth post with photos. Beachwalks who captured 3 vloggies has video up on their blog. [...]

  2. [...] Last night was a great night for a community that is growing into an industry.  The first annual videoblog awards pulled together a community and created an growing industry.  Clearly the market wants more content and advertisers showed up.  Yahoo Video, Intel, Revver, Blip.tv, Dabble, WebEx, Google, and Apple among others. PodTech was proud to have put this together because of the energy and spirit that this community puts out.  I really wanted to do the vloggies for two reasons:  1) Irina Slutsky’s passion and vision – after vloggercon we both agreed that this would be a great thing and did her vision come true – a big congrats to Irina, and 2) PodTech’s vision is one of creation and creativity around the Internet as a direct platform for media developers – I want to promote and highlight the leaders developing media because there isn’t enough supply of content on the market in this format.  Jerry Zucker’ s words during his keynote sum it up..” in the beginning it was about experimenting, playing, and having fun, but thechallenge was that we had to build a theater to get people to watch their work.  Today is different with the Internet…you have the possibility to take the stuff today and send it around the world…for almost nothing and the equipment is fanstastic…this new technology will change the way we view entertainment…you all (videobloggers) are at the beginning of it…” [...]

  3. [...] I was invited to the Vloggies, but due to my travels, I was unable to attend, thankfully, the social media folks are covering the event.  The vloggies is a podtech sponsored event, read the wrap up from John Furrier, the CEO of podtech. I can’t see what Robert’s post about from my current location, but the Photos from Thomas Hawk and his extensive collection on Zooomr are amazing. [...]

  4. Is it possible for just one second for American bloggers, who post their phone numbers on the web, to consider identifying their time-zones vis-a-vis GMT? And to append their country code in front?

    If you are so keen on blogging and Vloggies, you sure would know your readers come from all sorts of places around the world.

  5. Is it possible for just one second for American bloggers, who post their phone numbers on the web, to consider identifying their time-zones vis-a-vis GMT? And to append their country code in front?

    If you are so keen on blogging and Vloggies, you sure would know your readers come from all sorts of places around the world.

  6. suggest you find an alternate “vloggie” image — and fast. there’s an unintentional goatse thing going on there.

    also — andrew baron from rocketboom promptly put his vloggie up on ebay. classless. i mean, i know it’s not exactly the oscars, but didn’t spielberg spend hundreds of thousands of dollars rescuing statues from high end auction houses? not appropriate at all and a slap in the face to those who work so hard in the space.

  7. suggest you find an alternate “vloggie” image — and fast. there’s an unintentional goatse thing going on there.

    also — andrew baron from rocketboom promptly put his vloggie up on ebay. classless. i mean, i know it’s not exactly the oscars, but didn’t spielberg spend hundreds of thousands of dollars rescuing statues from high end auction houses? not appropriate at all and a slap in the face to those who work so hard in the space.

  8. [...] Video Blogging or Vlogging is, as it sounds, regular posts of video’s from bloggers. Scobelizer and John Furrier amoungst others report on the Vloggies…. Yes you guessed it an annual award show. Highly deserved the Best Vlog went to Alive in Baghdad along with three other awards Best Group Vlog, Political Vlog, Favourite interview Vlog! New world journalists in Baghdad who report on daily life and challenges. [...]

  9. [...] Podtech.net (network of audio and video podcasts and current employer of famous blogger Rober Scoble) organized first Vloggiesannual videoblog awards night in San Francisco featuring and nominating vloggers from all over the country, if not the world. [...]