Posted by Tom Foremski - November 6, 2006
Everybody and I mean everybody was packing a video camera at the Vloggies on Saturday night. Irina Slutsky, co-host and the prime organizer of the event, started off by telling people that "No videoing was allowed." It brought the house down.
Irina did a great job on stage and kept things lively and fun. Mind you, the crowd were ready to have a good time, they'd been drinking their way through a chunk of PodTech's VC money for a good couple of hours . . . :-)
I managed to grab a quick interview with Andy Plesser, the man behind the fast rising vidblogging sensation Beet.TV. Andy flew in from New York. Here's a rare on-camera interview with Beet.TV's Andy Plesser:
Jerry Zucker, Hollywood movie director of classics such as Airplane, gave a great, short speech in which he sums up why video blogging is such a big deal. You should definitely check this out, introduced by his friend, John Furrier, CEO of PodTech.
And I'd like to give a big thanks to Steve Wyshywaniuk and the crew from AliveinBaghdad.org for finding my camera bag. Check them out!
Alive in Baghdad was formed to counter the sound-bite driven, “Live From” news model. Through the work of a team of Americans and Iraqi correspondents on the ground, Alive in Baghdad shows the occupation through the voices of Iraqis.
Also, check out PodTech.net for John Furrier interviewing myself and a whole bunch of others, at the after-party at Cafe du Nord.
Make sure you see our very own Lucaso's Diggrz take on the Vloggies....Tweet this story Follow @tomforemski