Idea for a YouTube group/content coop - Page 2

MoshJosh

I Fishlore YouTube channel? Just a weird idea/thought experiment I guess

I wanted to start a YouTube for a long time, A. cause I watch a lot of YouTube and B. cause I like sharing the stuff I do. . .

that said I feel like there are a couple barriers.

firstly I know nothing about video editing audio engineering etc.

But also I don’t know that I have enough fish/aquariums to really provide enough content for a channel dedicated to Fish.

I like to think a lot of the things I do are cool/interesting and there’s a lot of other fish lorains who do cool/interesting stuff, individually we may not have a lot in the way of content but together I’m sure we can make a ton

So I had an idea, and it’s just an idea, not something I’m actually pursuing, but what about a group of fish people who would be interested in making a fish channel. You could get content from the entire group, which would hopefully give you a lot of diverse content but also a steady stream of content. And then everyone could bring their talents to the table.

I am sure there are other channels that do similar things, certainly other channels that aren’t Fish related do this, but most of the Fish/Aquascape channels I see seem to be just one person making content or providing the content.

There are certainly more barriers than the ones I have listed and probably many more than I’ve even thought of. And on top of that it would be a huge time investment for some if not all of the members. But was just something I was thinking about.
 

Evergreen2

What about
Fishlore FINatics
as a name?
That’s just my idea, everyone should suggest an idea for a name if they have one.
I love that. It's a really good one.
 
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SouthAmericanCichlids

How about aquarium co-op? Wait...
 
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MoshJosh

What about
Fishlore FINatics
as a name?
That’s just my idea, everyone should suggest an idea for a name if they have one.
I’m just not sure it should be “officially” linked to Fishlore. . . I’m not sure that’s allowed?
Anyone want to pitch ideas for first group video. My vote for a "community tank" video.
 
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Bruinfishkeeper1

So the results are in:

13 said they would like to contribute content
6 said they would like to contribute other skills

There is a tie between those who would like to post group videos and those who would like to post group videos and independent videos. . .

In my eyes that means group and independent wins as people posting independently "in theory" would not negatively effect a group posting. That said there would probably need to be rules/standards. Possibly 1 independent post per week per contributor, and independent videos would need to be screened/approved for content appropriateness and quality?

Initial goals:

Establish who is contributing, and what they are contributing (and find a way to communicate. . . maybe a separate "exclusive" thread. . . is that a thing?)

Establish rules/standards that the group agrees on.

create assets (intro, outro, credits, music, logo, or whatever is needed)

Establish posting schedule (my vote 1 group video a month)

Vote on content.

????

Oh. . . and it probably needs a name right?
Im not quite sure if we should do independent. I just feel like it would be really disorganized. Not mentioning the different style of video being posted because of independent video makers. Not to mention that the quality of each should be the same since we have to be consistent.


I personally don't see the Independent posting to work, at a larger scale (like having tons of people saying that they one post their own videos) but may work if contained into a certain extent.

I think that in terms of independent content should baiscally be providing your own clips, and dialogue/voiceover, and sending it in to be edited and to be posted by the main people that set this up. Although that being said someone could even edit their own video as long as it stays consistent to the type of editing and content that would be a norm for the channel

(By the way I hope im not coming off as controlling or anything like that, just suggestions lol :)

In this thread that I posted for a poll on this topic, the second person posting made a really good point
Fishlore Youtube organization poll | FishLore YouTube Group Forum | 497800

Also feel free to vote on there!
I’m just not sure it should be “officially” linked to Fishlore. . . I’m not sure that’s allowed?
Anyone want to pitch ideas for first group video. My vote for a "community tank" video.
I think community tank stuff would be a good sorta intro video to the channel however (how I stated towards the start of this thread) that we do need to play around with the algorithm and find things that are interesting that can reach audiences on a level of wanting to click on the video. Maybe even come up with some cool series on crazy fish stories lol.

As far as promoting the channel we can do this through stuff like Instagram and Tiktok, through making shorts on there which attracts people to our youtube channel.

Also I think its important to note that there is a possibility that our channel could be successful and making ad revenue. I would say that it is obviously out of the picture to split the money between each other. So I was thinking about something like Donating to causes of helping restore Coral Reefs or something else that is marine ecosystem related.
 
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SouthAmericanCichlids

Im not quite sure if we should do independent. I just feel like it would be really disorganized. Not mentioning the different style of video being posted because of independent video makers. Not to mention that the quality of each should be the same since we have to be consistent.


I personally don't see the Independent posting to work, at a larger scale (like having tons of people saying that they one post their own videos) but may work if contained into a certain extent.

I think that in terms of independent content should baiscally be providing your own clips, and dialogue/voiceover, and sending it in to be edited and to be posted by the main people that set this up. Although that being said someone could even edit their own video as long as it stays consistent to the type of editing and content that would be a norm for the channel

(By the way I hope im not coming off as controlling or anything like that, just suggestions lol :)

In this thread that I posted for a poll on this topic, the second person posting made a really good point
Fishlore Youtube organization poll | FishLore YouTube Group Forum | 497800

Also feel free to vote on there!

I think community tank stuff would be a good sorta intro video to the channel however (how I stated towards the start of this thread) that we do need to play around with the algorithm and find things that are interesting that can reach audiences on a level of wanting to click on the video. Maybe even come up with some cool series on crazy fish stories lol.

As far as promoting the channel we can do this through stuff like Instagram and Tiktok, through making shorts on there which attracts people to our youtube channel.

Also I think its important to note that there is a possibility that our channel could be successful and making ad revenue. I would say that it is obviously out of the picture to split the money between each other. So I was thinking about something like Donating to causes of helping restore Coral Reefs or something else that is marine ecosystem related.
I completely agree with this, but on the other poll thread the winner is a hibrid. On another topic, do we want to be associated with FL. If we have it in our name, we'd probably have to be moderated by the mods while doing it. And it would probably just take longer in general, just a thought.
If we decide against being associated with fishlore, (And just link saying we met there) then an idea for the name could be The Aquarists. Or The Community Tank. As most of us have a lot of experience on community tanks, and we are like a community. I also think our name should probably let people know that we are a group instead of an individual.
 
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NevermindIgnoreMe

I think that's a really neat idea.
I would like to contribute if you do this. I could do anything you need, my strengths would be in writing, scripting, editing (scripts, giving suggestions, not specifically video editing, though I will if you need me to), art, and information/research. If you need me to do something else I can probably figure it out.
 
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MoshJosh

So are we wanting to give this a try y’all?
 
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Evergreen2

There's no reason why not to try.
 
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Mike

After researching this it seems like it will be much more difficult to get this going than I was originally thinking... In the past any vids posted here on the forum were automatically linked/added to the fishlore youtube channel but it looks like youtube stopped supporting "group" type things many years ago.

I'm looking into another option, maybe even another fishlore sister website to host videos then we could do collaborative things like this perhaps.

I’m just not sure it should be “officially” linked to Fishlore. . . I’m not sure that’s allowed?
Anyone want to pitch ideas for first group video. My vote for a "community tank" video.
Please don't use the Fishlore name if you create a channel.
 
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Mike

Update: for youtube, I think we might be able to do this with playlists... I've created a "Freshwater Aquarium Videos" playlist if someone wants to help me test it out by adding a video of their own to it. I just need to send you the collaborator link to allow you to add vids to the playlist. Let me know if you are interested.

Being a collaborator would you allow you to add/delete videos to the playlists. Then I can link those playlists here on fishlore somewhere so we can get to them easily.
 
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SouthAmericanCichlids

Mike if we do choose to associate ourselves with Fishlore, would you or another mod have to monitor it and approve videos?
 
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Mike

I would be the one monitoring it. You can't upload to the playlist until you get a youtube link from me which allows you to be a collaborator. I like it this way because not just anyone will be able to upload to the playlist and we can lock it down to just FL members because they would need the link to become a collaborator first. Otherwise I think the channel playlist may get spammed.
 
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MoshJosh

That sounds like a great option. We could still have people contribute by making intro Outros etc and helping edit. Plus we could make group videos to upload to the playlist.
 
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Bruinfishkeeper1

For anyone interested in Strategizing and video direction (/working with algorithm for the channel) (I'll help start us off on this)....

put a "welcome" emoji to this post!!

(I just thought that I should bring this up since its something that isn't touched up on as much as some of the other channel Operations :) )
 
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SouthAmericanCichlids

Ok from now on I think this thread should only host getting new members, so if you are already in and have planning ideas, please use the conversation.
 
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NevermindIgnoreMe

Ok from now on I think this thread should only host getting new members, so if you are already in and have planning ideas, please use the conversation.
Sorry, I found the wording a bit confusing there. Are you saying this thread should be for new members or for planning?
 
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SouthAmericanCichlids

Just for getting new members, like how Bruin was asking for strategists, this thread should just be for recruitment.
 
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Broggy

wow this sounds exiting. maybe some people could do art for the channel, such as a profile pic and other aesthetics.
interested in Strategizing and video direction
so what exactly does this mean?
 
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