The Batavian published 46 videos in May
You may have noticed, since last fall, we've been ramping up our video production.
Last month, The Batavian published 46 videos.
In the past week, I've received several favorable comments about our videos. It's always helpful to get feedback so I appreciate hearing what people think.
I hope you've been enjoying them, though I know not all of you have been watching them, which is kind of the point of this post.
Longtime readers know I worked hard over the years to become a better photographer. I'm taking the same approach with video. I'm working hard to learn how to shoot and edit videos that don't waste your time, that are worth your time to watch.
My concern is that many people who consume online news have come across, over the years, a lot of poorly produced video from local news sites. My concern is that you associate local online news video with something that isn't worth your time so you don't even bother with it now.
I hope to convince you that the videos we're publishing on The Batavian are worth your time. And I do believe I've gotten better -- though I still have a lot to learn -- over the past several months; heck, even over just the past month.
So, please, if you haven't been inclined to watch our videos until now, give them a little time.
Here are four videos from May that you might have missed.
Your effort is admirable, and the video reports I've seen are well produced. However, the time it takes to view video news is longer than the time it takes to read print news. With video, the viewer must sit through the intro, the ID stinger, lead-in and filler to get to the focus of the report. When it comes to information, it should be presented in a clear, concise manner without unnecessary details. The print news should be a quick read so the reader grasps the story without getting bogged down by extraneous or flowery verbiage and most times The Batavian is successful in this.