Video a-Go-Go: Local Video Roundup

When it comes to posting a broad variety of local video content, there are few groups as dedicated as AshevilleNow. But, until very recently, the group hasn’t done much in the way of putting their own spin on what’s happening in the city. With the launch of their “Asheville Update” video blog series, however, AshevilleNow is moving into new territory. While they’re still obviously figuring out their format, it’s definitely a project worth keeping an eye on.


Of course, AshevilleNow isn’t alone when it comes to the whole “let’s video blog about Asheville” concept. In fact, there are a handful of groups testing the out variations on the idea, such as ASHEVILLE1000’s “Asheville Minute” project. In this episode, we get exactly what the title promises, a minute in downtown Asheville.


Speaking of local video blogs, we haven’t checked in on Supermom‘s vlog in a while. In this edition, she shows us that a truly dedicated video blogger can tell us about their week, deal with attention-hungry children and put on makeup at the same time. Prepare to be impressed.


Of course, video blogs aren’t everything. They’re just one use for the handy new tools of inexpensive digital video cameras and online video distribution. Another use for those same tools is widening the audience for original creative content, such as student films. For instance, here’s a rough cut of Stalker, a UNCA student film which aims to be creepy rather than outright scary.


And now to that other great use for online videos: Sharing live music. Here’s Asheville’s own rising star Tyler Ramsey performing the song “Lost Girls” at a recent concert at the Grey Eagle.


Each week, dozens upon dozens of interesting local videos are uploaded to YouTube. It’s a lot to keep up with. Did we miss a particularly interesting, recently uploaded local video? Share it by leaving the videos URL (but not the embed code) in the comment fields below. Also, please mark it Not Work Safe if there’s any controversial content to the video.



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