This is what happens when I don't blog for awhile. I SUPER BLOG! Where were all these topics before? Anywho, I've struggled with the idea of creating a video blog, or "vlog" to document my experiences this academic year especially in regards to the creation of my thesis.
I just did a test video...ugh. I'm too self-conscious to post any video of myself online. I know it's all in my head perhaps, but I also feel weird about posting videos of myself online. But isn't this the story of my life? Isn't this why I'm a filmmaker? So I can make the films, but not have to be in them necessarily? But I've appeared in some film school fiction pieces. So why is vlogging real stuff intimidating to me?
I argue that I should just throw my fears aside and do it anyway, even if I don't publish it, because my thesis is not just about my family farm but about me too! It's about my fears, hopes, opinions, etc.. I have to face the fact that I'll be in the film...as a voice, filmmaking presence, through home videos, and eventually on camera as a family member interviews me perhaps.
But then I thought, what if I create something like a radio blog? rlog? I co-hosted a radio show S2K, and S2K 2.0 (spiritlive.net) in undergrad and was surprised how much I liked being a "radio dj". In fact, I think I may have considered going into radio, either on-air or behind the scenes, if not for film.
Perhaps I'll experiment with both vlogs and rlogs (and find a better name...oh wait, podcast!) and see which one I find more revealing and interesting. The results will be posted here!