Video on Flickr: a traveller’s moving postcards

Just say NO to Flickr Video!Image by pixiesticks23 via FlickrI got all excited this morning when I learned that Flickr have finally introduced video uploads for Pro users ($US24.95 a year). Yes, I know YouTube is free … but aesthetics as well as economics enter into the equation when you’re deciding where to host your creativity. Personally, I like the look and the flexibility of Flickr.

I’ve had a couple of scraps of video taken a while back on my travelling companion, a point and shoot digital camera. Since Flickr videos are limited to 90 secs in duration, I thought this would be an ideal way to string together my efforts and get them out there. So, out came iMovie for a cut and paste job, and off they went. They now sit on my Flickr page where you, dear reader, can join me in an abbreviated walk along London’s South Bank one sunny July afternoon last year, and feel what it’s like to be in the audience at Shakespeare’s Globe.

And I’m thinking this could be the start of something big in terms of solo and collaborative student assignments like moving postcards, 90 second stories, docos and so on.

Forgive the partial cross post if you read my other blog Groundling


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