Is there any interest in this or is the idea dead?
Agreed - there's interest, and then there's commitment.I think there is interest, but... who, what, when, where... as it typical of a "committee / community project"
Mike, my appearance is so poor, all the cameras break during a shoot. I can’t afford replacing cameras all the time. I even look terrible on the most expensive ones.Being a maker is second nature to most of us. We just naturally like to make things. Mostly wood things but also metal, glass, plastic, and even stone things.
Some of us are pretty good at writing about the things we make and a very few have even made short videos about making things.
Now don’t take this the wrong way, I don’t mean to insult anyone and I hope I’m wrong. But, I don’t think that any of us are content creators. We are not generally story writers, movie makers, or video instruction creators.
I think that needs to change. I think we could provide top notch exciting instructional videos and build our YouTube channel into one of the best. Or possible even host them here.
What I think we need is a team to produce projects, write scripts, video the process, edit the video, solve any technical difficulties, and publish on the internet.
We can start small and build up over time.
Look at a lot of maker vids. You will see very much the same sort of stale, cold, impersonal, incomplete and sometimes incorrect talking heads going over the same subjects.
We can do better. We can learn. We can build a team.
Amen. There must be some incentive for longer production times. We like to be able to fast forward through parts we know and spend more time on the information that is new to us.Personally, most of the maker/craftsman/tool review videos that I see on YouTube could achieve their goal just the same if they were half or two thirds shorter than they are. I don't know of many people who want to sit through 10 minutes + of a video that actually has 3-4 minutes of value. I know that I don't.
I'm a writer, so I could contribute in that way...provided my style meshes with the desired effect the content creator is looking for.
Chris, video hosting needs a lot of broadband, It is much easier to use an external site to do that.Mike, I think if you're planning on doing this, why use youtube?. Yes, I know thats typically the source for such content, but you have a website already. Why not add the content here?. If you can make these videos as good as you're thinking, the "build it and they will come" mantra could work to bring new members, if even from outside of NC. I have been on this site for several years now and I keep hearing the same questions asked over and over... "which ROS should I buy? Which Lathe?. whats the best finishing process for x......?. NC woodworker should have its own library of videos to peruse about these subjects. NCwoodworker undoubtedly has some of the best woodworkers in the nation and should showcase them , if they want to be. Outsiders and newbies join to hear answers and then leave, I have seen so many posts on here devolve into sideline discussions completely unrelated to the original topic, I cant blame them. Maybe some of the sites current sponsors would even step up and sponsor an individual or 2?.
You can always post the videos to YouTube and link them here. No need to waste server space. You will also gain a larger audience that way.Yes, I think I did say if possible we could host them here. I just don't know if we have the server capacity.
And we have talked about and started a resource library of tutorials with a few very good projects there.
I have asked why they come here to answer one question then leave. I think it is some very negative posts in the past.
I this most of that is gone now, but also some very good people are not coming back.
I would love to see video of your CNC lathe/3D turning center. (Not sure what it is called or exactly what it does)
Yes, I think we should not only sponsor videos but also help in any way possible.