[Boston-video] What are the Next Steps for the Show?
Andrewmcleod2000 at aol.com
Andrewmcleod2000 at aol.com
Tue Aug 16 13:12:21 PDT 2005
Hello my friends,
We are making progress, but I feel stuck.
I promised to help coordinate volunteers for the show. In order to do this,
its important to start building lists. The first list is people and I'm
stuck in the mud of making that list. Thank you so much Gary for the following
I had no idea and still plead ignorant to the communication structure within
our video lists and our Indymedia as a whole. This communication structure
is key. This email was sent out to the video list and to a few others who
may or may not be on it. Please forgive the double email. This is another
challenge to figure out.
Once I have a list of people who are working on the program or who want to
help out, then I can help coordinate who will show up on what night. It may
help us sort out our general list as well. For those who are currently
volunteering, I have very few of your personal phone numbers. With name, phone
number, and email, we can compile a contact list. For coordination and for those
willing, we can share that contact information among us. In my opinion,
this list of personal phone numbers should not be posted publicly unless
someone gives permission. But I need phone numbers, folks, if you want me to do
this in an efficient manner. I'd like to start plugging in the next month
for all of us, new volunteers, and post that calendar on our video list. Does
that sound all right?
Another list we need to complete is tasks. A list of roles for producing
the program. A list of things to do for making the program better (see meeting
notes) and even a list of purposes that different folks have. This could
include maximizing the podcast and audio potential of our programs.
For me to help with coordinating volunteers, I need a list of roles we agree
on and a list of the training necessary for volunteering. This is what I
have from discussions and meeting notes:
Show Producers: All
Video Editing: Marjy, Sharpie, Tim
Guest Scheduler: Michael
Headline Writers: Svea, Mike, and Sofia
Record, archive, and distribution Sharpie, Others?
Live Call-in phone screeners: Michael, Marjy, Others?
Trainers: Sharpie, Marjy
Volunteer Coordinator Andrew
The trainings for volunteers seem to start with the following in priority:
1) Live Call-in Phone Screeners
2) Technical Assistance and
3) Hot Set operations
>From what I'm hearing, number #1 should be the first priority? Who will
train them and how do I guide new volunteers to begin? We have a one page hot
set training piece written out, perhaps we can build on that?
As for guest scheduling, a draft outline of general subjects for
consideration was sent to Michael and the rest of you. Thank you Michael, you've been
great. Thanks to you and Sophia for taking notes of meetings and sending them
Regarding the last meeting at SCAT. I'm sorry about my facilitation. It
could of been a lot better. I wasn't in the mindset, didn't feel prepared, and
the agenda wasn't structured. Without a planned agenda, I wouldn't feel
comfortable facilitating again.
Going out of town tommorrow and won't be back until next Tuesday. Wish some
more of you would speak up, at least about the name for the show.
Sorry I missed the ones below. I like both "Indy News" and "Independent
News" for names as well and I'm confused with the "iTV" thing. My concern is
about how the name would sound when we're talking about it on the air. Is it
catchy, make sense to most people, and what kind of message does it send?
"Good evening and welcome to ......................"
iTV: Media in your Community
That's it and hope you all are well.
Ps. Even frogs get stuck in the mud. Ribbit
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