Replacing blogs with vlogs could be beneficial and good. Let's start off with the pros. As Mr. M stated, vlogging would be a great opportunity to get better at creating videos. It would force you to shoot and edit every week. This would be really good in learning how to edit better and faster, especially for the newer students. It would also help in shooting in a more efficient way. It would help me get better at shooting, too. In my opinion, Vlogging is pretty different from the news stories we did in the first semester. If you watch Casey Neistat, and are familiar with his work, he vlogs every single day. You'll notice that his vlogs consists of time lapses, jump cuts, and usually perspective types of shots, like a selfie kind of mode. Most of his vlogs consist of him talking while walking, which of course will have some shake. So, another pro of vlogging would be forcing you to be more creative. It will make you think how could you go about in creating this vlog about this certain topic.
On the other hand, however, replacing blogs with vlogs might not be a good idea. It is true that you'd only be doing one vlog instead of writing two blogs, but when you actually think about it, vlogging does seem harder. You'd actually have to find things to shoot, and you'd be putting yourself out on the internet for all to see. I am not really sure that I am comfortable with that, putting your face out there, with potential for internet trolls. However, it would help me get better at speaking at a camera. Also, I have found that writing the two blogs a week have helped me in getting better at writing. It's especially helped me in writing essays in my other classes, because they follow the same format as the constructed responses we do each week.
Now that you have heard my perspective on both the pro's and con's of vlogging, what is my actual opinion on it? I think that I'd be willing to try vlogging out and see how it goes. Even if that means putting in more effort, and having more equipment being checked out, I think it would be worth a shot trying it out. I enjoy Casey Neistat's vlogs, and I think it'd be a unique experience to try and create a vlog. If the class tries vlogging and it turns out it wouldn't work for whatever reason, we could always go back. Or we could alternate blog then vlog, every other week. That way we can still write, and also shoot.
In conclusion, I think our class should give vlogging a chance, and if it doesn't work out then we can continue to do blogs. Another idea is to alternate vlog then blog weekly. Vlogging is a really interesting way of retelling a story. What are your thoughts about vlogs? Well, that is it for this week's constructed response! Thanks for reading! Bye!