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Ask Anything Saturday TV

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The 'Wiki Encyclopedia of CityReaching' is collaboratively sponsored by the 'Center For Urban Innovation'... "Producing Innovative CityReachers."


TV Production Wiki for Ask Anything Saturday --








   OBSOLETE -- see TV Production page in the AAS wiki.
















"New Media for...
Neighborhood Change."



Page Objective...


Coordinate Production Schedule for Ask Anything Saturday TV.


And provide other 'behind the scenes' info about how we produce (and train re) these weekly tv shows from the UBcafe.


 Who  What  When  Where  Why  How





When?   10am weekly...






  • Episode #5 -- Feb. 2nd -- "Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center (INRC)", (Tom McCormick producing)   (Discussion Link... Techs have the community room this week.  Attending... Neil, Tom(Mc?), Nita, Alex, ____)


  • Episode #6 -- Feb. 9th -- "BarCamp Indy" (Scott Wilder, producing)   (Discussion Link... We will have the community-room that day, for BarCamp Indy 2008.  Attending... Neil, ___, ____)


  • Episode #7 -- Feb. 16th -- "Bethlehem House", (_____ producing)  (Discussion Link... Women In Motion will have the community-room that day.)  Attending... Neil, ___, ___)




  • Episode #9 -- Mar. 1st -- "Living Wages", (_____ producing)  (Discussion Link... FYI, Living Wage group will have the community room.)


  • Episode #10 -- Mar. 8th -- "Spreading the Good News", (_____ producing - Joseph Reese(Discussion Link... FYI, Board will have the community-room until 10am)


  • Episode #11 -- Mar. 15th -- "____________", (_____ producing)  (Discussion Link... FYI, Women In Motion will have the community-room that day.  Good topic though???)


  • Episode #12 -- Mar. 22nd -- "____________", (_____ producing)  (Discussion Link... TechMission week for the community room)


  • Episode #13 -- Mar. 29th -- "____________", (_____ producing)  (Discussion Link... FYI, ________________ will have the community room)


  • Episode #14 -- Apr. 5th -- "____________", (_____ producing)  (Discussion Link... FYI, Living Wage group has the community room)


  • Episode #15 -- Apr. 12th -- "____________", (_____ producing)  (Discussion Link... FYI, Board will have the community room til 10am)


  • Episode #16 -- Apr. 19th -- "____________", (_____ producing)  (Discussion Link... FYI, Women In Motion will have the community-room that day.  Good topic though???)


  • Episode #17 -- Apr. 26th -- "____________", (_____ producing)  (Discussion Link... TechMission week for the community room)


  • Episode #18 -- May 3rd...


  • Episode #19 -- May 10th...  "Mothers Day at the Cafe" (______ producing)... Sister Gail.







  • Aspiring leaders for change.  Is that YOU?  We want the 'show' to be innovative... and not burdensome on any one person.  So we're developing a list below, to sign up to help produce a week's show.
  • Hosts will be various folks involved at the UBcafe... and from the surrounding neighborhood.  Is that YOU (yet)?  If not, that's easily remedied **smile** Come on down. 
  • Our show guests will be... well... our cafe guest EVERY Saturday -- our friends from the neighborhood & city, who stop by to get to know others and enjoy being together.
  • We'll also be looking for internet-guests to interview... in neighborhoods of OTHER cities.
  • The cafe's "Ask Anything Saturday" internet-training program is a joint initiative of the 'Center For Urban Innovation'.
  • Some segments may be produced by our "New Media for Urban Change" students.  Or media students (or 'media campers') from elsewhere around the city.
    • Eric Yateman  -- run the camera especially in the neighborhood
    • Ellen Spencer -- graphics needed?? Otherwise, I'll be helping AskAnythingSaturday with the hands on stuff.
    • Neil Cox -- 'Center For Urban Innovation' (co-sponsor).  Scheduling, work with Geeks re innovating, and coming up with innovation-training ideas for the neighborhoo & city.
    • David Scott -- hosting frequently.
    • Tom McCormick -- helping twice a month (he's definitely a tech wiz with cam & mic).
    • Scott Wilder -- ________
    • Alex Conner -- AskAnythingSaturday.TV Webmaster, stream management
    • Jonathan Thomas --
    • Tom & Liz -- host a segment from time to time???
    • Elease's family members --  host some segments from time to time?  (Chaus & Tiara, for instance?)
    • Joe, Gail & Rhonda -- [could the church produce something monthly?]
    • BOARD MEMBERSHIP -- [perhaps having them specifically take 'Board Saturday' to do something cool re the vision of the cafe and how it's working out.]






  • The live internet-tv show will be whatever we (all) develop it to be.  **smile**  That is, the sky is the limit !  Think outside the box.
  • It will be 'live'... but the footage generated will also be archived... and maybe even edited into a podcast format to archive & proliferate asynchronously throughout the web.
  • Primarily it will center on people asking & answering questions of importance to the neighborhood... any neighborhood. 
  • So it's really about PEOPLE... in the cafe... in the neighborhood... and via new-media, around the country (and maybe even the world!) 







  • UBcafe and surrounding neighborhood... and world.  Or we might use a byline that we're "At The Corner of Need & Neighborhood".
  • Some days in the 'community room'.  Some days in the 'cafe' section. 
  • Some days we'll be going out into the neighborhood, to talk with folks. 
  • Some days we might go visit neighborhood ministries... like Peter's House, Raphael Health Center, Rebuilding the Wall, etc.







  • To stimulate change... in us.  In you.  In ALL of us as a team.  And as a result... transform lives & communities.
  • To answer people's burning questions.
  • To continue helping our urban neighborhoods 'cross the digital divide'.
  • To continue helping suburban friends 'cross the multicultural divide'.
  • To train folks in the use of new media tools.  And see first-hand, its effectiveness in the 21st Century world.
  • To begin building a collaborative Media Center on the web... to expedite cityreaching here & everywhere. 
  • To bless the cafe ministry.... and its friends here in the neighborhood & city.






  • At extremely minimized cost.  Maybe zero -- Remember, we're developing urban abilities to learn and exploit low-cost, high-impact tools.  So we may need to work at keeping this really, really cheap... even if big funds may become available.  This must be 'power in the hands of the people'.
  • Wiki.  Exploit the efficiencies of using a simple, centralized tool to help produce the shows collaboratively.
  • Equipment... As necessary, simply use webcam's built into our laptops.  And borrow or rent quality cams as practical.  Cafe's broadband.
  • Use passionate people.
  • How to get YOUR favorite videos into the Ask Anything Saturday TV queue? (videos which run when we don't have LIVE programming)... If you're a 'Delicious Christian'... just tag a video url as 'aastvq'.  Our tv producers will then consider adding it to the queue.
  • Mogulus... We're starting off using Mogulus as our provider.  [Here's their 'backstage' production area where you can collaborate with other producers.]  Why Mogulus?
    • Stream LIVE.  And archive it for re-runs.
    • Fill-in non-LIVE time with YouTube videos, etc.
    • [Alex... other comments?]
  • Have FUN !!










Discussion Thread... including stray thoughts, ideas, links...



  • Ben & Jerry's innovative grant opportunity -- maybe our capital costs to buy our equipment?
  • Consider Mogulus.com multi-channel methodology.  [ran into a lot of problems with bandwidth at Mogulus.  try again in the future, perhaps.]
  • various hosts, including... David Scott, Neil, Tom McCormick, Ellen, and any number of our folks who are instrumental at the cafe.
  • various guest, including... all sorts of friends, neighbors, service-providers, civic officials, and our suburban connections who would be interested.
  • various guests COULD include 'internet guests'... if we use technology that allows us to pull in via a separate web-cam.
  • Take it out on the streets from time to time, as we walk and talk with neighbors.
  • Maybe go visit some best-practice locations... like Rebuilding The Wall.
  • Support the show with the 'Ask Anything Saturday' wiki... where everyone can participate easily... share info with each other.
  • By-product... It could help prove the concept of 'New Media for Urban Change'.
  • Guests or neighborhood-focused urban ministries to go visit...  Rebuilding the Wall.  Shepherd Community.  Jireh (our area).  Area Youth Min.  Victory Village Shoppes.  Farm. 
  • Technology:   BlogTV.com?   But can we archive it?  Ultimately, we of course want to get it to YouTube, and distribute it easily from there.
  • Caveat:  Don't forget what Pastor Hudson's friend always says... "The devil is in the live-feed."  LOL   [meaning... technology's great... when it works].
  • Since all CityReachers around the country can EDIT the wiki, maybe they'd like to wiki-produce some of the episodes.  **smile**
  • Show Segments???    God's Perspective, Neighbors Perspective, Internal Process Perspective, Change Perspective.
  • Produce Quality Content:   [Someday this could even go to cable-programming.]
  • Inspire & Train new-media types.... [in line with our current internet training program to help cross the digital divide, the multicultural divide, and God's eternal divide.]
  • Continue to stimulate ways of 'spinning straw into gold'...  eg. fundraising for guys like Tom with ministry vision but lacking funds yet.
  • Advertisements?  Not really -- that would run into tax issues.  But we would gladly help various churches/ministries promote (great) things for free.
  • Equipment:    TomMc has some key pieces of equip to start out with. 
  • Equipment and Production: Alex has Camera, Mic, Software and ability enough to get us started ( Technical end is taken care of :) ), Ready to provide a live stream at http://askanythingsaturday.tv with live chat, create video podcast from recorded episodes, ability for visitors to submit questions, guest "stars" via Skype or other Video Chat program
  • Probably the best way to include others in the show from around the country is via Skype or other Video Chat, since I am unaware of any "Wiki" type video editing platforms with any amount of power (much like the limitations faced by a regular wiki vs regular web page).
  • Remember - you can only pick two: Fast, Good, Cheap...  If we want the show to be good and cheap, we're going to have to plan the show out ahead of time and do as much as practical canned...



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