[EMS Discuss] EMS Video "commercial"?
clif at eugeneweb.com
Wed Mar 5 15:32:14 PST 2014
Yes I like this idea, there is a need for guided projects. It would give
our space a more warm and fuzzy vibe. :-)
On 03/05/2014 02:29 PM, Marie Slatton-Valle wrote:
> Great idea Rick! The EMS website would greatly benefit from a short
> video showing who and what we are. Updated front page pictures are
> also definitely needed. I've been meaning to update them with some
> photos from the gallery but haven't had time. More recent photos
> would be even better!! Also, who is managing the fb page? I haven't
> seen any posts recently. I'm also curious to see if having our logo
> on the back of the Trek Theatre playbills has helped increase our
> spacebook presence.
> One way I think we can create an "*EMS experience*" is by offering a
> structured and focused Open Hack Night. As an illustration, let's
> say, EMS focuses on Woodworking for one Open Hack Night a month. We
> still have the social structure and also provide guidance for a *small
> group project* that someone could finish in that time using our
> equipment and donated supplies. Having a focused night makes it
> easier to use equipment that otherwise couldn't be used simultaneously
> in our cozy space, as well as *shows *future and current members what
> can be accomplished as a member, and further allows them to *interact
> *with the space.
> On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 11:59 AM, Rick Osgood <rick at richardosgood.com
> <mailto:rick at richardosgood.com>> wrote:
> We have discussed in the past the need to find a way to express to
> others what EMS is and how it will benefit them to become a
> member. It's difficult to put in to words and the answer might be
> different for different people as we all have different needs.
> I just had an idea that it might be fun to make an EMS video
> "commercial". I am thinking it should be 1-2 minutes in length
> and showcase all of the best reasons why you should join EMS.
> Things like Learning, Teaching, Making, Hacking, Hanging out, and
> in general improving your quality of life through fun and community.
> I think it would be great to put this video on our main website so
> people instantly see what EMS has to offer them in a way that is
> flashy and intriguing. The hope is to build something that will
> make people want to come down to EMS and make them feel like
> signing up will help them and improve their life in some way.
> Even when a newcomer drops by on an Open Hack night, it can be
> difficult to explain to them how a room full of tools can enrich
> their lives. If we can show members working together (or alone)
> on various fun projects in the space, and perhaps talking about
> the project very briefly, then it may give people ideas about how
> they can use the space.
> Along with this idea, I'd like to update the EMS website main page
> image slider to include more photos of members having a good time
> at the space. The photo on there of Team LEO tensioning their
> launcher is a perfect example. The other pumpkin photo looks cool
> but in my opinion it doesn't do anything to express who we are.
> Let's add several more photos of member projects and people
> hanging out on Open Hack Nights so viewers are aware that we
> actually do things and they can have fun with us. These will be
> front and center on the main page, showing new people exactly what
> they can and should do with an EMS membership.
> Thoughts? Comments?
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