Some of my recent posts about video & congregations have lead to a number of email discussions with friends and colleagues. One question that has come up is the overall quality of the videos congregations are producing and whether I have been encouraging to produce mediocre videos. (Clarified 10:20pm 9/25)
I must admit that we have a lot of severely mediocre UU videos out there — too long, too slow, low light… I’ve caught a glimpse of each of the 1300+ videos I’ve added to the UU TV library.
Here’s where I am with this — though tentatively which is why I’m looking for feedback.
Producing videos takes skill. It is a different way of communicating than we are use to. As such, it takes time to learn. Given this, I think it is best for congregations to just do something, to start playing with video. If you wait until the perfect volunteer with all the best equipment comes along or some funding makes hiring a professional possible years could slip by. Those are , to me, great excuses for not developing a basic in-house video production capacity.
What do you think?
Since we’re talking quality, in addition to general comments, I’d love for you to share URLs of videos by UU congregations and other faith communities that you think are outstanding. What do you think we should be aiming for? If present, paste Youtube URL’s into the comments of this post. I’ll update this post to include the videos you share.