Thursday, August 04, 2005

Rant For No Reason

I spoke at the San Francisco Art Academy in conjuction with these fine folks.
I was very jaded that day for some reason..Felt empowered by the people I was speaking with, but kinda bummed about some other stuff.. The videoblogosphere is just a- jumpin' out of their seats at all that Hott Cash that will come pouring down the mountain. Just buckets of it, oozing up through their iSight cameras like Texas Tea. I'm gonna buy that sports car right now!!

At least the students still want to make art.

(Y'know, this is also at


Blogger Jay Dedman said...

money versusart/communication.
its the old argument.
i think we can keep a happy medium.
we just got to keep talking about it and being up front with each of our motives.
its going to get crazy.

5:59 PM  
Blogger R said...

Speaking of dough: Wow, all those media boxes - and nobody on them! I was trying to teach a dozen students how to videoblog for a nonprofit and we only have 2 PC's, and only one is hooked up to the internet. We could use some dough or access to that space.

7:44 PM  
Blogger schlomo rabinowitz said...

...And we should make that happen!

You know we can.

12:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice post. As for money, I tend to think that the best motivation for storytelling is the need to tell the story, not the need to get paid. And, ain't nothing wrong with making some cash from stories. If someone didn't want to make some cash off a story, I never would have seen bugs bunny. I'm with Jay. Keep it out in the open and it's OK. I don't think a person who vlogs for "free" is better or worse that someone who makes a buck off it. What they make might be better or worse, but I'll judge that on the work, not the paycheck.

I must say though, I think it's a good thing that the prime motiviation of those kids doesn't seem to be making a buck. When people start from the "Let's get paid" motivation before they start to come up with an idea, their product usually sucks.

6:51 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

let's do it, I hate beeing in Italy and not directly there to try to make that happen

6:51 AM  
Blogger chris weagel said...

better experience than mine.

I explained all this to a young film guy and within seconds he started yapping about money.
really dismissive of vlogs because of it too.

it may have just been his personality.

12:16 PM  
Blogger YRG said...

vlogging is like rap or skateboarding. you can do it for the love or for the money, and sometimes both.

8:39 AM  
Blogger taxiplasm said...

damn - those media boxes are pretty freakin sexy.


1:01 PM  
Blogger Duane Kuss said...

How intriguing life can be when we step back and look at the preconceptions we bring to the table every day.

So what did they ask about that surprised you?


11:01 AM  
Blogger Richard said...

I totally agree that reaching the students will make a big difference, and, if I can figure out a way to get some cameras and software, I would definately do something in my classes ... also I loved the fact that you included your prediction and the result ... what an all around honest guy, but, of course, I would expect nothing less from schlomo!

8:14 AM  

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