Above: Huub Koch in a scene from Episode 2 of De Roltrap.
De Roltrap | Musings of That Escalator Vlognik is a vlogserial that originated in 2008 as part of the activities of Huub Koch as European representative and webmaster of Semanal_2008, a Video Blogging initiative of Rupert Howe and Jay Dedman (Freevlog). Participants in the international project made one film per week for a year. De Roltrap (The Escalator in Dutch) is a vlog that visualizes human behavior on escalators.
Huub became known as Mashup videomaker who makes serials. He works with existing images, via a Creative Commons license, but also with material that fans send him or footage that he has shot himself. It is experimental video in which he also collaborates with electronic music makers such as The Kirbi and Unlike Noise. For The Weekly Vlog, the archive of his other videoblog activities (also started in the context of Semanal_2008 and the Yahoo Video Blogging Group) he made 70+ vlogs.
Huub Koch did a lot of research into the trends and styles of video blogging and digital storytelling and published the results on his website, now online as archive (zichtbarezaken.wordpress.com) and on videoblogging.info.
His essays on video blogging appeared in Web TV: from internet TV to video blogging, and Discover Vlogging: about vlogging and internet tv see the spreads above and below. Both edited by Bob Timroff and published in Dutch by Van Duuren.
Huub also produced trailers for theater (Simon Versnel), poetry (Ilja Leonard Pfeiffer), literature (Julie O’Yang) and a very successful crowdfunding video for literary magazine Extaze on voordekunst.nl.
His vlogs were shown ‘live’ on ‘The Departure Hall of Imagination (NL2008)’, ‘Dutch Video Art Under The Stars’ (USA2009), ‘Blogart’ (NL2009) and ‘Dropstuff, platform for media art’ (EU2010). See De Roltrap Live.
At the beginning of 2017, Koch decided to stop the De Roltrap project, to engage in other activities. All 50 vlogs from 2008 – 2017 can be found on this site, which, just like his other websites (from the period 2000 – 2017), functions as an archive.
From 2018 and on Huub Koch can be found on Now or Never.
VIDEO BLOGGING ARCHIVES (Semanal_2008 and beyond)
– VIDEOBLOGGERS (OVERVIEW)
– MASTERS OF VIDEOBLOGGING (OVERVIEW)
– CLASSICS OF VIDEOBLOGGING (OVERVIEW)
– SEMANAL_2008 (SMALL OVERVIEW)
– DIGITAL STORYTELLING (OVERVIEW)
– STORYTELLING (OVERVIEW)
– THE WEEKLY VLOG (SITE) + (SMALL OVERVIEW)
– FREE LISTENING (OVERVIEW)
– PODCASTING (OVERVIEW)
With Blogger friend Peter De Kock on the escalator at Maastunnel in Rotterdam.
Tags: De Roltrap, escada rolante, escalator, escaleras mecánicas, escalier mécanique, Musings of That Escalator Vlognik, Rolltreppe, scala mobile, Videoblogging
OTHER ARCHIVES BY HUUB KOCH
– HUUB KOCH – PORTFOLIO (DUTCH)
– ZICHTBARE ZAKEN – CREATIVITY FOR BUSINESS (DUTCH)
– DE ROLTRAP – MUSINGS OF THAT ESCALATOR VLOGNIK (BILINGUAL)
– THE WEEKLY VLOG – BY HUUB KOCH (VIDEO)
– DE LICHTENDE KAMER – THE POETRY PROJECT (DUTCH)