Monday, February 14, 2011

Video: One year later

That's the total number of videos hosted on our website as of 3:33 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14.
The Flipcam

Broken down, that's almost 8 videos being produced per day over the space of one year. And it has been almost exactly one year since the first Flipcams reached the hot little hands of Oakland Press reporters.

It was February last year that the tiny high def cameras we've come to love so much first began arriving. With few buttons, they weren't too terribly difficult to figure out. It was the editing that intimidated us to start.

Even so, we posted 19 videos for the month of February 2010, and many of those weren't even produced by Flipcams, but by our traditional videographer.

By the time March 2010 ended, we'd posted 109 videos for that month alone.

One year later, we're only half way through the month of February and already, we've got 140 videos posted to our website.

I still find myself telling these two things to the public:
1) "No no, it's a video camera, not a tape recorder."
2) "Well, we are a newspaper but we also have a website, We're really trying to offer our stories on as many platforms as possible, and video is one of those platforms that our readers really seem to like."

Stay tuned for more posts about video this week.

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