I am not really much into video creation, I must say. I have been using Youtube for years and I really love the use it has for archival material. It is great to preserve and disseminate film footage and sound archives. These play a very special role in family and local history, and any sort of history really.
I have had a Youtube channel for a few years, but I have usually used it for videos that I have made using photos. Sites such as Animoto and the late lamented Pummelvision have been ones I have used to document things, such as my year in photos, my uncle's life when he died, a trip to Shanghai and others. Yes, cats have definitely featured. But that's the web.This is my Shanghai video:
I can see a real use for this in family and local history to document a series of photos about a particular place or person. This is a very brief one I did when my uncle died, but I would like to experiment with doing some local or family history focused ones.
While doing this Thing I signed up for Vine and was amazed at the very large number of my friends who were on it. I was also interested to see that one of the trending topics was cats. I am a great Henri and Simon's cat fan so this was heartening to me. I haven't loaded anything to Vine yet. I think this has a lot to do with my real aversion to jerky handheld video. For the library profession, I think it is important that we don't produce amateurish stuff that gives a bad impression. I am sure that many members of the profession do have these skills - just not me.
And I did do a Vizify twitter video of my account today. That showed me who my golden followers are. You can see it here.