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Origins of this content
This video commences my tour about the vernacular. It is part of my larger YouTour project where, after teaching the 2007 LFYT class, I attempted to create on YouTube a structure to think through, display, and organize the hundreds of student videos made for the course which were (like other videos on YouTube) hard to systematize, see, or make sense of via our class page. In this video, I try to imitate the form of which I speak.
Vernacular video, according to Tom Sherman, "will continue to be shorter and shorter," will use "canned music," "sampling," and "real-time, on-the-fly voiceovers." He concludes: "Crude is cool, as opposed to slick."[cit]

Form refers to the structural and artistic elements that compose a media text. Writes George Linden, "The six general and necessary characteristics for any work of art are: 1) organic unity, 2) theme, 3) thematic variation, 4) balance, 5) hierarchy, and 6) evolution."[cit]

There is a community of professors who have tried to understand online video through the making of videos, engaging in the process in new forms of and communities for pedagogy. Lots of professors are on YouTube using the medium to better understand media.
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"Tour #4: The Vernacular and the Visual," by MediaPraxisMe