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http://pages.e-democracy.org/api.php?action=feedcontributions&user=71.215.236.173&feedformat=atom E-Democracy.org - User contributions [en] 2022-11-30T14:20:40Z User contributions MediaWiki 1.26.2 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=YouTube:_The_Power_of_Video&diff=2163 YouTube: The Power of Video 2007-10-16T21:01:16Z <p>71.215.236.173: </p> <hr /> <div>{{Template:Outreach-Directory}}<br /> <br /> '''Please make suggestions, and feel free to edit this page.'''<br /> <br /> ==What is it?==<br /> <br /> Video can be a powerful medium, and today it is easier than ever to produce and publish your own video clips.<br /> <br /> The goal of this workshop is to explain how to do that using a the website YouTube. While there are other websites out there that allow you to publish video (and you may want to look around a little, since some offer incentives to choose their service), YouTube is by far the best known and most popular.<br /> <br /> What makes YouTube a powerful tool for individuals or community organizers?<br /> * Free<br /> * Easy<br /> ** Easy to upload videos<br /> ** Easy to embed or link to videos&lt;br&gt; ([http://communityblogs.us/screencasts/embedding-videos/ click here] for a tutorial on embedding YouTube videos in a blog)<br /> ** Easy to watch videos&lt;br&gt; (note that the YouTube viewer has a preloader, but, when embedded in another site, it doesn't start downloading until you tell it to (this is good))<br /> * Popular&lt;br&gt; (people are more likely to stumble upon your video on YouTube, and more likely to know how to distribute it themselves)<br /> * It works<br /> <br /> In other words, instead of hosting the video yourself, it's usually much easier (and much cheaper) to upload it to YouTube and let them worry about the technical issues (storage, bandwidth, making sure the video is viewable, etc). Plus, with YouTube it's easy for someone else to put the video on their site as well. (Remember: only post things online that you ''want'' other people to see and show to others.)<br /> <br /> ==What can you do with it?==<br /> ===Examples===<br /> <br /> *Document an issue:<br /> **[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX7I7tXssPo Stores already have Christmas items out]&lt;br&gt;-- While this piece is silly, it's easy to imagine doing this with other issues.<br /> *Document events:<br /> **[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0L0gC2J9jw 1986 Ice Palace - St. Paul Winter Carnival]<br /> **August 2007 Critical Mass<br /> ***[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_PpgVUraQQ critical mass minneapolis 1]<br /> ***[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nVMMeMq6xQ Minneapolis Critical Mass 8-31-07]<br /> **Hmong Rally at the Capitol<br /> ***[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFfTl01-GlY MN Hmong Rally on capitol grounds June 19, 2007.]<br /> ***[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w6VKlffpgY Hmong Protesters United in St Paul]<br /> **Storm Damage<br /> ***[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJNnS9qam5M Como Area Saint Paul]<br /> *Citizen Journalism<br /> **[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DowCCcE39Os Somali Peace Rally in Minneapolis, 4/07/07]<br /> *Record a speaker:<br /> **[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CLTh46l4Xo Jim Farstad at Minneapolis Digital Inclusion Luncheon]<br /> **[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzirTzNhiCg Saint Paul Public Library 125th Anniversary]<br /> *Promote events:<br /> ** [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ayb36bvLP9E Saint Paul Art Crawl, Spring 2007]<br /> *Political advocacy:<br /> ** &lt;example video&gt;<br /> *Tell a story<br /> **[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhFFhRdT9NA Deaf story of Bridge Collapse in Minneapolis]&lt;br&gt;-- Thanks to shrinking cameras, easy distribution and the more personal nature of video, many amateur &quot;oral&quot; historians are switching from audio to video, an innovation essential to the success of this clip.<br /> **[http://youtube.com/92ndStreetY 92nd Street Y]&lt;br&gt;-- While we have tried to stick to Twin Cities examples, this is a good example of an org making use of YouTube's [http://www.youtube.com/nonprofits special memberships] for nonprofits.<br /> <br /> ==How?==<br /> <br /> The basic steps in this process are:<br /> #Record<br /> #Edit<br /> #Publish<br /> <br /> The biggest challenge may be getting access to a camera. One thing to keep in mind about this is that if you're planning to publish the video online, the screen will fairly small, which means the quality of the recording does not need to be very high. In practical terms, this means you can make an effective video using just a cheap webcam. Also, something else to keep in mind is that many nicer cell phones and some digital cameras can record short video clips, and depending on your goals this may be all you need.<br /> <br /> If you are having trouble finding a camera, you may be able to borrow one from the [http://www.spnn.org St. Paul Neighborhood Network] (For more info, watch [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huXRjOsvqN4 this video]). SPNN requires that you become a member (fees range from $20 for limited income to $110 for a non-Minnesota resident) and that you take a certification class before checking out equipment (fees range from $10 - $40). They also have some restrictions on what you can film. SPNN does have a lot of nice equipment, however, and they offer a lot of classes and support, so membership may be something to look into even if you do have a camcorder at home.<br /> <br /> Once you have some raw footage, the next step is editing it into a finished product. There are a variety of ways to do this, including the old-fashioned double-VCR method. What we're going to show you today is how easy it can be to quickly edit and publish digital video using Windows Movie Maker, which comes free with Windows and should be available on most PCs. As a side note, if you have access to a Mac, many people prefer using iMovie, so that's something to look into as well.<br /> <br /> Finally, we're going to show you what to do once you have a finished video. Perhaps the easiest way to make your video available to a wide audience is to publish it online, and perhaps the easiest website to use (both for the publisher and the viewer) is [http://www.youtube.com YouTube]. YouTube does require that you join before posting, but all that requires is an email account. Also, if you're part of a 501(c)(3) organization, you can apparently sign up for a special [http://www.youtube.com/nonprofits &quot;nonprofit&quot; membership]; they're also talking about giving away cameras, so you may want to look into that. And one more side note: anything newsworthy can also be posted to the [http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/ Twin Cities Daily Planet] for a little extra visibility.<br /> <br /> We're going to demonstrate the process for you now, and hopefully by the end of the workshop you'll all have chance to record, edit and upload a video to YouTube yourselves.<br /> <br /> ===Demonstration===<br /> Go through the process of uploading a video.<br /> <br /> Discuss tags<br /> <br /> For an example of a finished, posted and embedded video, use the [[St Paul Election 2007]] page.<br /> <br /> ===Participation===<br /> *Possible questions:<br /> **What's your favorite thing about St. Paul?<br /> ** &lt;other ideas?&gt;<br /> <br /> {{Template:This is a wiki}}</div> 71.215.236.173 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=New_Tools_for_Public_Participation&diff=2143 New Tools for Public Participation 2007-10-16T18:08:07Z <p>71.215.236.173: New page: {{Template:Outreach-Directory}}</p> <hr /> <div>{{Template:Outreach-Directory}}</div> 71.215.236.173 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Rondo_Workshop_Schedule&diff=2142 Rondo Workshop Schedule 2007-10-16T18:06:38Z <p>71.215.236.173: /* October */</p> <hr /> <div>{{Outreach-Directory}}<br /> &lt;br&gt;<br /> &lt;br&gt;<br /> [[Image:logo.jpg]]<br /> =E-Tools For All at Rondo Library=<br /> __TOC__<br /> Workshops are being offered by SPED-Outreach on Mondays at the [http://www.stpaul.lib.mn.us/locations/rondo.html Rondo Library], 7:00pm - 8:30pm. The classes are free, and their purpose is to familiarize participants with various digital tools for public participation. SPED-Outreach volunteers will also be tabling from 3-5 on Mondays to provide visibility and one-on-one computer assistance.<br /> <br /> If you have any questions or comments, or if you would like to participate as a student or volunteer, please contact Jonathan at 652-808-7363, or email &quot;sped-outreach at e-democracy dot org&quot;. Or simply show up at one of the scheduled times (no registration necessary).<br /> <br /> '''[http://pages.e-democracy.org/images/4/49/2007_Rondo_Oct_Nov_SPED_schedule.doc Printable version]'''<br /> <br /> [[Outreach tools]]<br /> <br /> == October ==<br /> <br /> ''' Oct. 1 -- Blogs: Sharing Your Story'''<br /> St. Paul E-Democracy volunteers will help you to set up your own blog and learn how to use it to publish your own thoughts and ideas on the internet. [[SPED_Blogging_Workshop]]<br /> <br /> ''' Oct. 8 -- No SPED Workshop '''<br /> <br /> ''' Oct. 15 -- [[YouTube: The Power of Video]] '''<br /> St. Paul E-Democracy volunteers will help demonstrate how to tape a video segment and upload it to YouTube.<br /> <br /> ''' Oct. 22 -- [[New Tools for Public Participation]] '''<br /> St. Paul E-Democracy volunteers will demonstrate powerful internet tools for organizations and individuals wishing to be more active in their communities. Bring your ideas and questions!<br /> <br /> ''' Oct. 29 -- Podcasting: Telling the World '''<br /> St. Paul E-Democracy volunteers will demonstrate how to record audio segments and publish them online.<br /> <br /> == November ==<br /> <br /> ''' Nov. 5 -- Online Tools for Community Organizing '''<br /> St. Paul E-Democracy volunteers will demonstrate new tools of community organizing and how some people are using them to improve their communities.<br /> <br /> ''' Nov. 12 -- Library Closed '''<br /> <br /> ''' Nov. 19 -- New Tools for Public Participation '''<br /> St. Paul E-Democracy volunteers will demonstrate powerful internet tools for organizations and individuals wishing to be more active in their communities. Bring your ideas and questions!<br /> <br /> ''' Nov. 26 -- Internet Safety '''<br /> St. Paul E-Democracy volunteers will teach you how to stay safe online.<br /> <br /> == December ==<br /> <br /> ''' Dec. 3 -- Important Information for Your Community '''<br /> St. Paul E-Democracy volunteers will show you how to find information about your community and your government using the internet.<br /> <br /> ''' Dec. 10 -- Online Video '''<br /> St. Paul E-Democracy volunteers will demonstrate how to use online video in community organizing.<br /> <br /> ''' Dec. 17 -- New Tools for Public Participation '''<br /> St. Paul E-Democracy volunteers will demonstrate powerful internet tools for organizations and individuals wishing to be more active in their communities. Bring your ideas and questions!<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> == Past Workshops ==<br /> <br /> '''Tuesday October 3, 2006'''<br /> <br /> FREE WORKSHOP 5:00-6:00: ''Voter Voices 2007''<br /> * How to upload and share photos, audio, and video on the internet. <br /> * WORKSHOP LEADERS: Steve Clift &amp; others...<br /> <br /> FREE WORKSHOP 6:30-8:30: ''How to Set-up and Maintain a Blog''<br /> * WORKSHOP LEADERS: Kevin Marshall, Sara Reller<br /> * TABLING 3- 5:30: Tim Erickson, Marc Trimble<br /> * TABLING 6:30-8:30: Michele Fure<br /> * SPECIAL EVENTS: Podcasting Days, Marc Trimble<br /> <br /> '''Tuesday October 10, 2006'''<br /> <br /> FREE WORKSHOP 6:30-8:30: ''How to Access Local Officials and Local Media in St. Paul''<br /> * LEADERS: Michelle Fure, Mike Fratto<br /> * TABLING 3- 5:30: Gary Thompson<br /> * TABLING 6:30-8:30: Tim Erickson<br /> <br /> '''Tuesday October 17, 2006'''<br /> <br /> FREE WORKSHOP 6:30-8:30: ''Community Involvement Using the Internet''<br /> * LEADERS: Tim Erickson, Kevin Marshall<br /> * TABLING 3- 5:00: Tim Erickson, Sara Reller (3:00-5:00)<br /> * TABLING 6:30-8:30: Rosa María de la Cueva Peterson, Chip Peterson<br /> * SPECIAL EVENTS: Outreach Team Meeting, 5:30-6:30<br /> <br /> '''Tuesday October 24, 2006'''<br /> <br /> FREE WORKSHOP 6:30-8:30: ''How to Set-up and Maintain a Blog''<br /> * LEADERS: Kevin Marshall, Sara Reller<br /> * TABLING 3- 5:30: Gary Thompson, Mike Fratto<br /> * TABLING 6:30-8:30: Tim Erickson<br /> <br /> '''Tuesday October 31, 2006'''<br /> <br /> FREE WORKSHOP: no workshop<br /> * LEADERS: n/a<br /> * TABLING 3- 5:30: Tim Erickson, Rosa María de la Cueva Peterson<br /> * TABLING 6:30-8:30: n/a<br /> <br /> '''Tuesday November 7, 2006''' (Election night)<br /> <br /> FREE WORKSHOP: no workshop<br /> * LEADERS: n/a<br /> * TABLING 3- 5:30: Gary Thompson, Rosa María de la Cueva Peterson<br /> * TABLING 6:30-8:30: Tim Erickson, Marc Trimble<br /> * SPECIAL EVENTS: Podcasting Days, Marc Trimble<br /> <br /> '''Tuesday November 14, 2006'''<br /> <br /> FREE WORKSHOP 6:30-8:30: ''How to Create and Use an Email Account''<br /> * LEADERS: Cathi Lyman-Onkka, Brady Onkka<br /> * TABLING 3- 5:30 Sara Reller<br /> * TABLING 6:30-8:30: Tim Erickson<br /> <br /> '''Tuesday November 21, 2006'''<br /> <br /> FREE WORKSHOP 6:30-8:30: ''How to Find Things on the Internet''<br /> * LEADERS: Cathi Lyman-Onkka, Gary Thompson, Michelle Fure<br /> * TABLING 3- 5:30: Gary Thompson, Mike Fratto<br /> * TABLING 6:30-8:30: Rosa María de la Cueva Peterson, Chip Peterson<br /> * SPECIAL EVENTS: Outreach Team Meeting, 5:30-6:30<br /> <br /> '''Tuesday November 28, 2006'''<br /> <br /> FREE WORKSHOP 6:30-8:30: ''The Power of Digital Video''<br /> * LEADERS: SPNN staff<br /> * TABLING 3- 5:00: Tim Erickson<br /> * TABLING 6:30-8:30:<br /> <br /> '''Tuesday December 5, 2006'''<br /> <br /> FREE WORKSHOP 6:30-8:30: ''How to Access Local Officials and Local Media in St. Paul''<br /> * LEADERS: Michelle Fure, Mike Fratto<br /> * TABLING 3- 5:30: Gary Thompson, Sara Reller<br /> * TABLING 6:30-8:30: Tim Erickson, Marc Trimble<br /> * SPECIAL EVENTS: Podcasting Days, Marc Trimble<br /> <br /> <br /> '''Monday January 8, 2007'''<br /> <br /> FREE WORKSHOP 6:30-8:30: ''How to Find Things on the Internet''<br /> * WORKSHOP LEADERS: <br /> * TABLING 3- 5:30: <br /> <br /> '''Monday January 22, 2007'''<br /> <br /> FREE WORKSHOP 6:30-8:30: ''How to Navigate the SPPS Parent Portal''<br /> * WORKSHOP LEADERS: <br /> * TABLING 3- 5:30: <br /> <br /> '''Monday January 29, 2007'''<br /> <br /> FREE WORKSHOP 6:30-8:30: ''New Tools: Show &amp; Tell''<br /> * WORKSHOP LEADERS: Tim Erikson, David Erickson <br /> * TABLING 3- 5:30: <br /> <br /> '''Monday February 5, 2007'''<br /> <br /> FREE WORKSHOP 6:30-8:30: ''How to Contact Local Officials''<br /> * WORKSHOP LEADERS: <br /> * TABLING 3- 5:30:<br /> <br /> '''Monday February 12, 2007'''<br /> <br /> FREE WORKSHOP 6:30-8:30: '''Family Resources on the Internet'''<br /> * WORKSHOP LEADERS: <br /> * TABLING 3- 5:30: <br /> <br /> '''Monday February 26, 2007'''<br /> <br /> FREE WORKSHOP 6:30-8:30: '''New Tools: Show &amp; Tell'''<br /> - - ''Short presentations on various useful new tools and suggestion on how to make use of them.''<br /> * WORKSHOP LEADERS: Tim Erickson<br /> * TABLING 3- 5:30: <br /> <br /> <br /> '''Monday March 5, 2007'''<br /> <br /> FREE WORKSHOP 6:30-8:30: '''The Power of Digital Video'''<br /> * WORKSHOP LEADERS: <br /> * TABLING 3- 5:30: <br /> <br /> <br /> '''Monday March 12, 2007'''<br /> <br /> FREE WORKSHOP 6:30-8:30: '''How to Use the SPPS Parent Portal'''<br /> * WORKSHOP LEADERS: <br /> * TABLING 3- 5:30: <br /> <br /> <br /> '''Monday March 19, 2007'''<br /> <br /> FREE WORKSHOP 6:30-8:30: '''How to Find Things on The Internet'''<br /> * WORKSHOP LEADERS: <br /> * TABLING 3- 5:30: <br /> <br /> '''Monday March 26, 2007'''<br /> <br /> FREE WORKSHOP 6:30-8:30: '''New Tools: Show &amp; Tell'''<br /> * WORKSHOP LEADERS: <br /> * TABLING 3- 5:30:<br /> <br /> '''Monday April 9, 2007'''<br /> <br /> FREE WORKSHOP 6:30-8:30: '''How to Contact Local Officials'''<br /> * WORKSHOP LEADERS: <br /> * TABLING 3- 5:30: <br /> <br /> '''Monday April 16, 2007'''<br /> <br /> FREE WORKSHOP 6:30-8:30: '''How to Set-Up and Maintain A Blog'''<br /> * WORKSHOP LEADERS: <br /> * TABLING 3- 5:30: <br /> <br /> '''Monday April 23, 2007'''<br /> <br /> FREE WORKSHOP 6:30-8:30: '''Community Involvement Using the Internet'''<br /> * WORKSHOP LEADERS: <br /> * TABLING 3- 5:30: <br /> <br /> '''Monday April 30, 2007'''<br /> <br /> FREE WORKSHOP 6:30-8:30: '''New Tools: Show &amp; Tell'''<br /> * WORKSHOP LEADERS: Tim Erickson<br /> * TABLING 3- 5:30:<br /> <br /> <br /> ''' September 2007'''<br /> <br /> Sept. 17 -- Citizen Journalism&lt;br&gt;<br /> Mary Turck of the [http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/ TC Daily Planet] will teach this workshop on Citizen Journalism.<br /> <br /> Sept. 24 -- New Tools for Public Participation&lt;br&gt;<br /> St. Paul E-Democracy volunteers will demonstrate powerful internet tools for organizations and individuals wishing to be more active in their communities. Bring your ideas and questions!<br /> <br /> <br /> [[Category:St. Paul]]<br /> [[Category:St. Paul Outreach]]</div> 71.215.236.173