This week has been crazy! This very moment we are uploading the very first episode of our new Video/Web Series "Word on the Street". Ahh!! What an ordeal this first video has been! I am not a techy, video person, but I want to be. I have learned so much through this process of trial and (many) errors. So let's start from the beginning....
In my interview for my job I brought several project ideas with me, that if hired I wanted to do and Word on the Street was one of those ideas. Fast forward to my first week and I am sitting in my office at the GCCVB typing up topic suggestions for a video series to promote Gallia County, as well as fighting with logos. In our weekly staff meeting I share my ideas with the rest of the staff who helped me choose the first topic and how to go about interviewing residents. (i.e. media release forms)
I decided to set up a few interviews ahead of time and would fill in with the random people I talked to along the street. Geared up with the media release forms and my smart phone , I went out to get some interviews. Well it was good to have those interviews set up because it is kind of intimidating to walk up to strangers and ask if I can film them while they answer a question. Long story short I didn't get any words on the street.
In my interviews I was able to meet with a family, the Mayor of the Village of Rio Grande, a real estate agent, a volunteer at the Chamber of Commerce & CIC, and my friend's son. Without much prompting they all did a fantastic job. Once the interviews were over I just had to piece it all together and be done. With that thought the media gods began to laugh. Editing videos are not easy and once you get it done you have to save it in the correct format otherwise it won’t upload or the resolution will be so terrible you would think it was a picture of Big-Foot.