We’ve been invited to make a video to be included in the next episode of Make:Live as part of their Hackerspace Roadshow series ( http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/06/make-live-60811-hackerspace-roadshow-video.html ). This is awesome!
I was hoping we could do this at Tuesday night’s meeting on 11/22. The deadline for turning the video in is 11/26.
We can show off our tools and our projects, so bring in anything you’re working on - even if it’s not finished. We’ll probably need someone to lead the virtual tour too.
We’ll need to get ahold of a decent camera (and mic?) to shoot with. Does anyone have access to anything good? They said it’s fine to just upload the video we shoot and they can do the editing.
I’ve pasted the details from the email about what we should film below…
Awesome, we’re delighted to have you on board! Here’s some guidance for filming:
Space: We are looking to learn about what goes on at your space and
what kinds of special tools you have. Give us a video tour of the
space, stopping at points of interest. The tour-giver can be narrating
the tour off-camera. Some questions we’re asking every participating
space to answer:
-General info: how many members? year founded? square footage?
-What’s your most drool-worthy tool?
-Tell a story of something incredible that happened at the space.
-What do you folks do better than any other hackerspace?
People & Projects: We’d like to see what your members are up to! Have
each participating member demonstrate and explain his/her project and
how it works. You might ask:
-what got you started working on a project like this?
-what are the different components that make up the project, and how
do they fit together?
-what was the hardest part/biggest challenge?
-where do you hope for this project going in the future?
-what can the maker community do to help or get involved?
- Open with by introducing yourselves on camera and welcoming the
audience to your hackerspace
- Shoot the members as they talk about their projects, when they’re
done, shoot close ups separately. We’ll cut it together.
- “Leave room” before and after every shot: have the camera rolling a
few seconds before someone starts to speak and leave it rolling for a
few seconds after they’re done speaking.
- End by thanking the viewers for visiting your hackerspace and let
them know where they can find out more about it.
Thanks so much, we can’t wait for what we know will be a super-fun
show. Please feel free to ask us any questions as they arise. We need
your footage by the end of Saturday, November 26th at the latest in
order to edit it for the live broadcast Wednesday, November 30th.
We’ll send another message announcing the broadcast, but you should
know you are invited to participate live in the chatroom during the
broadcast at 9pm ET on 11/30.
Becky & Matt