Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Teaching Vlogging in Iran

Watch the video
****Thanks to everyone who made this node a possibility!!*****

Here is a look at us shooting video explaining how to start a videoblog in Farsi. We used freevlog.org and node101.org (and many other resources--thanks so much to all of you wonderful people out there), and came up with a new community vlog to get people started: http://vloginiran.blogspot.com

This videoblog is going to be a place for people to begin uploading their videos as they learn about videoblogging, and it can act as a collective videoblog for a number of people to post video to.

We talked about many things besides videoblogging as well... For example, we talked about Wikipedia, Web Syndication, Creative Commons, and how to learn about other vloggers and the vlogging community, through sites such as

Aha! Now! Should I start!?
>You remember now [what you wanted to say]?
Yes, Yes!
[singing random Persian song]
>>Is the camera zoomed
>Are, zoomeh [this means, yes, it is zoomed, which also translates into Farsi as It is my wish which is coincidentally very funny because of the way that he sings the word, rather than simply saying it]

Ok, so first I would like to talk a bit about the history of videoblogging and what things people video blog about.
You know it is really important that people video blog about things they are truly passionate about, and something that you really really likebecause if you are not excited, then others will certainly get bored!
[showing freevlog.org]
You can go to Blogger, a free blogging site,however you have to host the video on another site, and link between the two sites, for example between Blogger and Blipthey did something so that the two sites work together, so you can cross post video, and they link together like thiswhich is really great, and makes your life easier.

--------------End Translation

More people in Iran will be able to learn about videoblogging on local television, or in a public setting (hence the islamic garb), since high speed internet is so expensive here (three to five hundred dollars a month, depending on the speed)...


At 8/31/2006 2:56 PM, Anonymous Trevor said...

Wow, this is really incredible! It's so wonderful to see other vloggers using the medium to connect with other cultures. It's a theme I've tried to weave into my own work with each episode.

Keep up the good work!

At 9/04/2006 11:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Paris.
but this isn't the project I was talking about, so there's another you out there somewhere! I can't find the bookmark.

Anyway, your page needs 500 more videos! Thanks for the music and bazaar and kebab clip.


At 9/04/2006 5:54 PM, Blogger Hamid said...


vloggetoon alie, yani mahshare.man surfing mikardam ke be vlogge shoma barkhordam. khoshahl misham age source haye bishtari az karartoon ro baram moarrefi konid.
har ja hastin khosh bashin.

At 9/07/2006 3:17 AM, Blogger Michael Meiser said...

I just stumbled on your vlog via Freevlog. Really glad to see both your vlog and above all that you're teaching and sharing videoblogging with others in IRAN. I've already subscribed and look forward to to hearing more from you.

At 9/08/2006 5:55 AM, Anonymous mari said...

Vlogiraniant. is a great project. Good Look from Italia!

At 9/10/2006 4:40 PM, Anonymous leigh said...

hello there, finally got the page to work, this is amazing. i am blown away by the experiences you are living and sharing with the world.

At 9/24/2006 5:27 PM, Blogger Joshua said...

This is really great. Please make sure you set up your RSS feed for podcasting. That way people can subscribe to your videos in iTunes, FireAnt, or another podcasting application and automatically download new videos from your site. Since you're already using FeedBurner, this is really easy. Check out http://FreeVlog.org/tutorial#step6 to learn more.

At 9/29/2006 2:47 AM, Blogger Paris Marashi said...

Thanks trevor, Kunal, Hamid, Michael, Mari, and Leigh... I really appreciate it!

Joshua, thanks so much for the advice, that really does make it easier to subscribe to!

I really appreciate all of you who are coming to visit!

At 10/08/2006 8:00 AM, Blogger CaTnDuCk said...

Cat&Duck wish you good luck with your v-log study.it is cool really


At 10/15/2006 5:03 PM, Anonymous Sam said...

Although I didn't understand what you were saying I enjoyed the way you sounded.

I am not sure how women are treated in Iran but you looked sophisticated while explaining your video blog.

Keep the enthusiasm comin.

At 6/21/2007 5:12 AM, Anonymous Annerose said...

These comments have been invaluable to me as is this whole site. I thank you for your comment.


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