Lakeland Local Makes a Video Report

You’ve noticed that many newspapers have added video to their sites. While many decry that newspapers and TV news are simply merging, we applaud their efforts. Of course, they can afford the cameras and video editing software. On the hyperlocal, all-volunteer, community news level we have to make do with far less…


Would you like to see more video short reports on Lakeland Local?

If you have a slower connection, or have buffer problems you can press play, then pause for a bit to fill the buffer, then press play again. Or check out The Local at xtranormal.com

Ed note: Hat tip to bydio for pointing out Xtranormal.com

9 thoughts on “Lakeland Local Makes a Video Report

  1. That’s cool, but y’know… passable video cameras have gotten cheap, and you can make so-so videos with free software, decent ones with $50 – $75 software, and pro-quality hi-def stuff with a program the runs maybe $120.

    I might even be willing to help. You have my eamil. Shout at me. :)

  2. That’s cool, but y’know… passable video cameras have gotten cheap, and you can make so-so videos with free software, decent ones with $50 – $75 software, and pro-quality hi-def stuff with a program the runs maybe $120.

    I might even be willing to help. You have my eamil. Shout at me. :)

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  4. Yes, as long as the video is relevant to a story, then more video would be a good idea. However, video like Xtranormal is okay occasionally as a novelty, but I wouldn’t want Lakeland Local to have a lot of those videos. It’s simply faster and easier to read a post than it is to wait for a video to play, even if it’s the cool tech of Xtranormal.

  5. Yes, as long as the video is relevant to a story, then more video would be a good idea. However, video like Xtranormal is okay occasionally as a novelty, but I wouldn’t want Lakeland Local to have a lot of those videos. It’s simply faster and easier to read a post than it is to wait for a video to play, even if it’s the cool tech of Xtranormal.

  6. As I mentioned at your site, using Xtranormal here was more as parody and to learn how well it worked. I couldn’t imagine that “Lakeland Local” avatar having a regular place on a news site…or whatever you want to call Lakeland Local.

    I’m not against video here (see the Lakeland Minutes and Darby’s reports) but it isn’t my expertise. It will take some training before I could see it as a regular feature.

  7. As I mentioned at your site, using Xtranormal here was more as parody and to learn how well it worked. I couldn’t imagine that “Lakeland Local” avatar having a regular place on a news site…or whatever you want to call Lakeland Local.

    I’m not against video here (see the Lakeland Minutes and Darby’s reports) but it isn’t my expertise. It will take some training before I could see it as a regular feature.

  8. Yes, video is good if relevant to the story, but not in place of the written word. The Imperial Symphony performed “Appalachian Spring” by Copland on March 24th. I heard the comment “I think it would have been better with video.” Once someone said “Hey, why don’t you project a Windows screensaver over the orchestra.” I was shocked. The music is awesome and you can just close your eyes and listen, watch the orchestra, conductor or the audience. We projected an photochoreography of Florida (birds, critters, cities, night, citrus, lightning, etc) above the orchestra during “The Florida Suite” by Delius which was totally relevant and very well received. We didn’t want it too distracting from the music. I don’t mind doing something like that once in a while if it is relevant, but I don’t think it’s a necessity.

  9. Yes, video is good if relevant to the story, but not in place of the written word. The Imperial Symphony performed “Appalachian Spring” by Copland on March 24th. I heard the comment “I think it would have been better with video.” Once someone said “Hey, why don’t you project a Windows screensaver over the orchestra.” I was shocked. The music is awesome and you can just close your eyes and listen, watch the orchestra, conductor or the audience. We projected an photochoreography of Florida (birds, critters, cities, night, citrus, lightning, etc) above the orchestra during “The Florida Suite” by Delius which was totally relevant and very well received. We didn’t want it too distracting from the music. I don’t mind doing something like that once in a while if it is relevant, but I don’t think it’s a necessity.

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