My Multi-Media Garage

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by RobertHaas, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. RobertHaas

    RobertHaas Gone to Facebook

    Location:
    Salinas
    Name:
    Robert
    I am preparing a single bay in my shop for a long term build that will be presented in multiple arenas. (You Tube, Face book,Twitter, Snap Chat etc.).

    This will be a long term project (A ground up Hot Rod) to be documented in a manner to allow a following so to speak.

    I am looking for input on some of the plans.

    1. Web Cams.
    24 hour feed of multiple position cameras that will provide a real time live shot of the bay itself.

    2. Weekly 15 minute updates done in an interview style to touch on highlights of work performed posted on our own You Tube Channel.

    3. Public participation in both comments and shop tours to allow closer access to the build and builders.

    4. Facebook driven community participation that encourages expansion of our global Inter-web presence.


    My goal is to create a entertaining and informative package that will highlight and present both our build as well as the suppliers products and services to a growing audience.



    Please give me any suggestions pro or con that will help me get this project moving forward.


    Thanks
     
  2. Vegun

    Vegun UVF

    Location:
    Gardnerville
    Name:
    Mike
    How about carpet cleaning demonstrations?
     
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  3. Motech

    Motech Mr. Logorrhoea

    Location:
    Santa Cruz
    Name:
    Steve
    If all this effort ain't geared toward getting you paid or laid, abort now.
     
  4. Amadeus

    Amadeus Registered Abuser

    Sounds fun, put me on the list of shop hands.
     
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  5. RobertHaas

    RobertHaas Gone to Facebook

    Location:
    Salinas
    Name:
    Robert

    The focus is to get a large enough on-line presence that I can get some financial support from some of the vendors/suppliers
     
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  6. BillST4s

    BillST4s PNW Chapter

    Location:
    Edmonds (near Seattle) Washington
    Name:
    Bill
    You may have to work on the acoustics of the garage if you want your videos to sound good. I suggest surfing You Tube for similar videos just to see what looks/sounds good and what doesn't. You might as well take advantage of the mistakes and good moves of others.

    The 24/7 live cam is a good security measure.
     
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  7. cheez

    cheez Master of the Darkside

    Location:
    Livermore, CA
    Name:
    cheez
    TBQH if you're going to do this as a "professional" grade thing, using wireless microphones, mic'ing the space, and mixing them is going to be the difference between amateur grade and professional grade. Everyone's got access to professional grade cameras these days, and other than lighting, nothing matters like sound.

    My suggestion is to just use GoPros for the "time lapse" type video- set them up wired to the wall outlet and let them run daily. Sticky mounts can stick anywhere.

    Use an Axis PTZ for the 24/7 feed- that way you can point it wherever the action is.
     
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  8. code3ryder

    code3ryder Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Jose
    Name:
    Shawn
    I think it's a great idea. In regards to the suppliers thing, I think there is definitely a line that can be crossed into too much of an advertisement. This could drive people away. I saw something similar mentioned recently (I think on SBR) about a guy that everyone loved but he ended up being a big infomercial.

    Good luck with the project! :thumbup
     
  9. John

    John Well-Known Member

    1. ^ Agree and a good rule is always talk "less".
    2. If you're going to have music, being really careful about the choice- don't let it steal the focus and it can't sound like a porno
    3. Good (not the same as "bright") video lighting is critical. Nothing is quite a turn off as a topic one has interest in, then you can't see **** in the video.
    4. Start laying out the function & format of how info will be communicated and follow it for every topic- never go live/random, it always comes across as some knucklehead and not a pro doing whatever. It needs to have components, flow and a rhythm that is comfortable to watch
    5. Get granular only on things that need it- know attention spans can be short if the coverage is too base
    6. Don't be afraid to show out-takes/****ups- they're often more grabbing than content
    7. Not a big fan of 24 hr streaming- it would be like watching grass grow. Far more appealing is "episodes" that have have good editing so there isn't a bunch of "noise" (audio and video)
     
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  10. Classick

    Classick Off Topic King

    Location:
    Redwood City
    Name:
    Dave
    you have no idea how much youtube channels can make with even a small amount of subscribers... some of these "vloggers" are making 20-60k A ****ING WEEK

    its insane.

    I say go for it man



     
  11. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    Name:
    Rex
    Fifteen minutes of video takes a lot of time to create and edit.

    --
    Rex
     
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  12. Val

    Val namaste

    deadbeats like me who utilize your services and don't pay you for them ... or storage fees. Jesus man, do you know how much I (let alone the rest of the SBR community) owes you?!
     
  13. Amadeus

    Amadeus Registered Abuser

    All the best shows have white garage walls and floor. Good lighting and its appealing to watch.
     
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  14. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I just meant not so bright there is bounce off every object- overlighted as in overHaas....
     
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  15. RobertHaas

    RobertHaas Gone to Facebook

    Location:
    Salinas
    Name:
    Robert
    we are painting the walls bright white and floor bright grey
     
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  16. Amadeus

    Amadeus Registered Abuser

    With a garage bay that nice I bet you could get Foose to guest host an episode.:rad
     
  17. TwoWheelMotion

    TwoWheelMotion Lurker

    Location:
    Marina
    Name:
    Matt
    Or have Jay Leno stop by to say hi.
     
  18. Vegun

    Vegun UVF

    Location:
    Gardnerville
    Name:
    Mike

    I'm sure Andy can help with that...:biggrin
     
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  19. tootall424

    tootall424 Team Hammered

    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    Name:
    Terra
    hopefully there will be other bright things in this show.... :runaway
     
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  20. Brian300

    Brian300 Disgruntle Dirt Biker

    Location:
    In between moves
    Name:
    Brian
    You need to start with a list of highly reliable group of volunteers that you can rely on. Everyone needs to be on the same page at the table but have experiences and have their own set of responsibilities to make this successful.

    You will need to set up an interview panel to see who meets your needs for each category.

    For example. Have 1 person dedicated for your video editing and live streaming. 1 person responsible for marketing and getting the word out on the web. 1 person dedicated for filming and keeping the area organized and shoot ready. 1 person in charge of parts hunting, ordering, etc. (the filmer can also go on road trips with the parts hunter....and 6-8 people helping hands with the projects.

    You need to be consistent and set the tone too for how you want your crew to dress and act. *******s, jokers, etc, etc..

    Planning is going to be the initial phase, but it can easily be done.

    This might start off as getting everyone together twice a week over pizza or tacos to do some serious brain storming. You'll need a very big dry erase board too.
     
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