Ryanne Hodson

Ryanne Hodson started her career as a video editor at WGBH PBS Boston and in Boston public access. Another disillusioned television producer struggling to get distribution for artists and media creators, videoblogging became her medium of choice for uncensored, unmediated communication. She envisions a huge population who have transformed themselves from media consumers to media producers. Ryanne is the co-Author of Secrets of Videoblogging, co-producer of Pixelodeon: The Annual Independent Video Festival, Vloggercon: International Videoblogging Conference and NODE101: Open Source Videoblogging Education and Resources. With co-creator Michael Verdi, she produced freevlog.org to teach videoblogging.


Episode 76 The Web Behind, part 11: Videoblogging

Ten years ago, a small group started an email list to figure out how to put video on the web. They ended up starting a movement, posting videos, breaking through technical barriers, and inventing a new medium. Jay Dedman, Ryanne Hodson and Michael Verdi join host Jen Simmons to tell the story in another edition of The Web Behind.

In This Episode

  • How videoblogging got started
  • Who participated on the email list
  • What is was like to put video on a website in 2003
  • The people who first figured this out and why
  • Early video file formats and codec settings
  • Early collaborative video projects and games
  • Key moments that made online video take off
  • How the proliferation of video creation and distribution tools has changed society, or not
  • The need to archive this history