Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

12211RE: [carfree_cities] video

Expand Messages
  • J.H. Crawford
    Dec 11, 2011
    • 0 Attachment
      Hi Ian,

      Can't get to 2:30 but did manage 4:50 in the
      latest draft; might cut that to 4:30 somehow,
      but otherwise there's just no contect.

      Thanks & best regards,

      J.


      At 2011-12-09 03:18, you wrote:
      >
      >Hi Joel!
      >Personally I like your narrative. I think that the problem with people
      >not finishing is length. Today's attention span is not what it used to
      >be. With this kind of thing I think its important to choose your
      >target group and adjust the presentation method to fit. If you want to
      >go virol on youtube I think 2.30 is a good length.
      >
      >I look forward to see how you develop this, you've made a good start.
      >/Ian
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >Ian
      >Fiddies
      >Informatör
      >Klimataktion
      >0739 24 23
      >41
      >ian.fiddies@...
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >To: carfree_cities@yahoogroups.com
      >From: mailbox@...
      >Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2011 12:31:56 -0500
      >Subject: [carfree_cities] video
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >Hi All,
      >
      >
      >
      >As I think I have said, I have given up writing
      >
      >books, as nobody seems to read them any more.
      >
      >It seems to me that video stands a chance of
      >
      >really spreading the carfree word, and this is
      >
      >where I intend to focus for a year or longer.
      >
      >(I also like doing it, which helps.)
      >
      >
      >
      >The latest (and only slightly revised) version
      >
      >of Occupy All Streets is on YouTube and can now
      >
      >be viewed in full 1080p HD as well.
      >
      >
      >
      >http://www.youtube.com/user/CarfreeCities?feature=mhee#p/u/0/CDJJ-O-rUh4
      >
      >
      >
      >I would like to initiate a discussion here of
      >
      >how the video can be improved. The symptom
      >
      >of the need for improvement is that on Vimeo,
      >
      >the video has had:
      >
      >
      >
      >3,431 loads (people who saw the embed by never pressed Play)
      >
      > 779 plays
      >
      > 98 finishes
      >
      > 5 Likes
      >
      >
      >
      >(The number of plays on YouTube is too small to consider.)
      >
      >
      >
      >What seems to be happening is that only about
      >
      >10% of the people who start watching the video
      >
      >stay with it to the end. This suggests that
      >
      >something about it is driving them away. Maybe
      >
      >it's just that they don't like the message,
      >
      >and maybe they don't like the video.
      >
      >
      >
      >A few of us have been discussing this, and there
      >
      >is a considerable variety of opinion. The two
      >
      >main issues:
      >
      >
      >
      >1) Should I continue to narrate this, possibly
      >
      >with some professional coaching, or is it
      >
      >essential to bring in a professional narrator?
      >
      >What, specifically, is wrong with the narration?
      >
      >It has been called:
      >
      >
      >
      >stilted
      >
      >sounding read, not spoken
      >
      >rushed
      >
      >
      >
      >I grant that my early attempts at narration were
      >
      >awful, but many people think it has improved a
      >
      >good deal since then. I would do practically
      >
      >anything to avoid having to bring in a narrator,
      >
      >as it would severely cramp my style, to say
      >
      >nothing of the zero budget for this work.
      >
      >
      >
      >2) Should the structure of the film be changed?
      >
      >Now it begins with a long litany of all that's
      >
      >wrong with cars and then moves on to the carfree
      >
      >solution. It came up in conversation today that
      >
      >maybe the film should START with the solution
      >
      >and only then move on to the detailed reasons
      >
      >that we need the carfree solution.
      >
      >
      >
      >What opinions do you have? There may, of course,
      >
      >be other issues than these two.
      >
      >
      >
      >Thanks for your ideas and support.
      >
      >
      >
      >Best regards,
      >
      >
      >
      >Joel
      >
      >
      >
      >----- ### -----
      >
      >J.H. Crawford . Carfree Cities
      >
      >mailbox@... . http://www.carfree.com
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >
      >
      >
      >------------------------------------
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >Yahoo! Groups Links
      >
      >
      >

      ----- ### -----
      J.H. Crawford . Carfree Cities
      mailbox@... . http://www.carfree.com
    • Show all 12 messages in this topic