One thing I know, Process Videos are King!
What do I mean?
There are always people wanting to learn about stuff, and popping a short
video about something specific on YouTube is a great way to generate lots
of random views.
Views for Art videos, or generic Makerspace videos get a certain kind of
views. Someone has to find that or know about it to be able to see it.
Those are totally valuable and necessary, because when someone wants to
know about us specifically, like if they want to be a member, they need to
see these kinds of things.
If you post something like what Royce and Tom did, there are probably
hundreds of thousands of people in the world who want to know about that
specific thing, and might want to search it. The more Milwaukee Makerspace
pops up, the more we as a group gain street cred in not just the 'maker'
scene, but in the whole scene of 'getting stuff done'.
So what am I proposing? Every one of us at the space has little things we
do on a daily basis which we take for granted, but someone else would love
to see how we do it. Think about things that you are doing, especially
those things that took a little trial and error to get right, and let's
make a list. Then we'll shoot short simple videos of them, and get them up
on the web. (FAST)
As an example, I shot a video of my dad carving a turkey last year, and it
got 3000 hits in three days. Freaked him out. ;)
So, what are some things you can demonstrate? THEY CAN BE REALLY SPECIFIC!
How to set up a specific motor controller or how to tweak a specific welder
to do something. Especially if these are things that you have overcome,
someone else is going through that problem right now and could really use
Start making the list!