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Blogumentary: Now on Google Video

I just posted this to the Yahoo videoblogging group:

This week I put my entire documentary feature film online.
It's called Blogumentary and it documents the rise of political
and personal blogs, from the early days up through the
Iraq War and Dan Rather's downfall - not to mention a
bloggy love story or two. Think of it as a collection of
vlog videos woven together into a 65-minute film.


People have often asked me if they could watch the film online.
Up until now, no. There's a fair amount of copyrighted
material in the film, particularly music. This is what's prevented
me from putting it online, trying to sell DVDs, or even promoting
it all that much.

Now, in the YouTube era, I'm not as worried. So I'm taking a chance
and putting the whole thing online, with the disclaimer that it's
intended for non-profit educational use only. I'm sincere about that;
I do hope this will make it easy for educators to show new media
and journalism students. That's probably the most likely audience.

If you're linking it on your blogs, feel free to link to blogumentary.org
which is the official site and has a bit more info. I've always intended
to make that site into a videoblog from the huge archive of interviews
I have, but there's no demand for that so I spend my time on my other
projects + client work. Someday, someday.

February 1, 2007 at 05:53 PM in Blogumentary, Film | Permalink


Oh, I'm so psyched to finally watch this! Cool move, Chuck!

Posted by: missb at Feb 2, 2007 7:35:54 AM

I started to watch this last night... Wow, I am impressed.

It is very well done and
informative. My wife even liked it,and she is not into blogging at all.

Good job!

Posted by: Greg Rose at Feb 2, 2007 1:19:50 PM

"My wife even liked it" -- that should go on the DVD case!

Thanks for checking it out.

Posted by: chuck at Feb 2, 2007 1:21:49 PM

Well..... I am a republican, U.S. Marine, and brother to the publisher. Let's not create a society of people, looking for a hand out!!! I Love people who need a handout, like the homeless, drug addicts, people who loss there homes because of natural disaster.

Posted by: Dennis Olsen at Feb 4, 2007 5:28:33 PM

Well done Chuck -- Double-plus-good.

It's great to see someone capturing this and taking the time to put it together. The world is changing in ways that aren't always easy to follow and/or grasp. Thoughtful, playful and informative -- really ought to be required watching for anyone trying to understand what the web / internet makes possible and the transformative power of this technology.


Posted by: Drew at Feb 5, 2007 12:13:02 AM

Excellent job! I enjoyed every minute of it.


Posted by: Tibor at Feb 5, 2007 9:34:19 AM

yes, ladies and gents, that non-sequiter really was from my brother.
i think that was a joke, but it's hard to tell on these here tubes...

Posted by: chuck at Feb 5, 2007 4:18:33 PM