Yesterday, the convention got into the swing of things; the super workshops, including one for photographers in Jackson Heights led by David H. Wells, were all-day affairs. I bowed out of managing the photo workshop this year as I am involved in producing the convention blog project written by students and edited by professionals.
One of the best workshops I snuck into was the one by Jay Dedman and Ryanne Hodson, both discussing the looming video blogging or vlogging rage. Their mission is simple; to go past the usual gatekeepers of visual content and to essentially become citizen journalists. Well, not really journalists but documentarians of life as they see and perceive it. It’s a novel concept and what they are doing is utterly noble. Their secondary mission, if there is one, is to promote the vlogging enterprise; to create vlogs and to view them.