Thursday, April 9, 2009

Gilmer Dairy Farm on internet video?

I haven't had an uninterrupted night's sleep for several days thanks to our newborn, and I've spent several hours alone on the tractor over that same time period. That combination has led to an idea that keeps spinning around in my head: The Gilmer Dairy Farm "MooTube Minute".

That's right, an internet video series from here on the farm. I've thought it might be neat to show and talk about what we do on our farm, occasionally address industry issues, have a "vocowbulary" segment from my wife's elem. school classroom, and maybe even sprinkle in a guest now and then.

There are a lot of challenges standing in the way to make this happen. First of all, I really have no comprehension about the time it would take to film, edit, and publish. A digital video camera would probably be better suited for it than the Hi-8 I have now, and I would have to find a broadband connection somewhere to upload the video.

While I try to figure out all the technical issues, I'm working on a simple slideshow video that will announce the MooTube Minute's future arrival. I'll also try to get a pilot show put together within the next couple of months. If it looks like something I can handle and enough people show interest in it, I hope to start cranking them out every 2-4 weeks starting this fall.

Who knows? Maybe it'll have some appeal and become so popular I can line up corporate sponsorship for it! Or perhaps it'll be a massive FAIL! I guess I won't know until I try.

3 comments:

Nathan Winters said...

Go for it! it never hurts to try and at the very least maybe people will gain some perspective and learn a thing or two. I will check back.

Orange Patch Dairy said...

Do it! I think its a great idea and have been thinking about a similar one of my own!

JoMama said...

Will, try out the FLIP-VIDEO camcorder, very easy to use and not too expensive, about $150.