Vloggies Night in San Francisco

November 5th, 2006 |
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The Vloggies first annual videoblog awards night made its debut in San Franscisco. The net paparazzi were out in force. PodTech, along with other videobloggers, has extensive coverage of the night. We will release that content shortly, but here is a short video showing the highlights.

Meanwhile, it was a huge night in for a new generation of media developers and videobloggers — a night to recognize and celebrate the great work of thousands of videobloggers and video developers. PodTech is proud to have put on the show and we’re excited to be developing some new video works and shows soon. We’re having fun and developing great friendships and business partnerships. Congratulations to all the winners and to all the videobloggers.

The night began with a special appearance from Jerry Zucker, who provided a short, funny and inspiring talk about how he, his brother David, and Jim Abrahams started. Kevin Marks captured it on video in the audience and posted it. Jerry compared how he got started (his early days were spent in his family’s basement) to the world of media today. He talks about how, in the beginning, it was about experimenting, playing and having fun, but they faced the additional challenge of getting people to see their stuff — they needed a theater. Today, the Internet makes that step a lot easier. “You have the possibility to take the stuff today and send it around the world… for almost nothing and the equipment is fantastic… This new technology will change the way we view entertainment,” Zucker said. “You are at the beginning of it.”

It was a great evening. Robert Scoble was blogging non-stop the entire night and has great posts here and here. Tom, whom I interviewed on the red couch at the party, has the first post of the night. Here are some amazing photos by Scott Beale of Laughing Squid who captured the event via photoblogging. Rene Bloggett has an indepth post with photos. Beachwalks, who captured three vloggies, has video up on their blog. Thomas Hawk was photowalking the show, too. As usual he has a great set of pics.

Coverage on Techmeme and the blogosphere will no doubt continue, as well.

PodTech would like to highlight the sponsors who contributed to make this event so special. Yahoo Video, Blip.TV, Guba.com, Revver, Webex, Dabble, Pandora, Intel and Café Du Nord.

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