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Just for Fun: Bring Barbie on Your Next Shoot

Introducing Barbie Video Girl. She’sĀ  blonde, beautiful and comes fully equipped with a built-in video camera.

TheĀ camera lens is embedded in her necklace, while an LCD viewing screen sits fashionably in her back.

One of my colleagues showed me the following video by digital media maker Brandon Bloch, comparing Barbie Video Girl to a Canon 7D SLR camera. It is HILARIOUS, and the results may surprise you. This camerawoman is not half bad! (See more of Bloch’s work on his website:

Can you imagine bringing Barbie along on your next interview? “Dr. Hansen, if you could please just look straight at Barbie, say your name and spell it for me?”

For aspiring little journalists/filmmakers on your birthday buying list, $50 gets you the doll and a USB cord. Mattel says the camera is compatible with both Mac and Windows. It requires 2 AAA batteries.

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  1. Hey, I haven’t checked in here for a while, but I will put you on my bloglist so I don’t forget to check back.

  2. Trang D.

     /  October 4, 2010

    That video was hilarious! Will have to share :-)

  3. Michael A.

     /  September 28, 2010

    This is a definite on my Christmas list. Will you actually be doing reviews yourself on it?

    • admin

       /  September 28, 2010

      Hi Michael, I’m planning a few Barbie Video Girl gifts myself, so I might be able to get in some footage testing… Also, I invite you and anyone else to give it a try and I’ll include your video in a future post!


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