It takes so little to get me feeling all warm and fuzzy. What was it today?
I received a little note in my inbox saying I'd been tagged in a video. Huh? What video? How? Who?
Its a greeting from a fellow 1st Fan from the Brooklyn Museum - saying hello to me and a few others from around the country who couldn't be at the May event last Saturday. I've never met her til this greeting, but I was so touched to be thought of. It makes me feel warm and fuzzy. (I said that already.)
But here's the first point: This reaching out makes me feel like part of the community and creates a desire to be more active in the 1stFans - to actually go to Brooklyn - to the Museum! (for more on community - go read or listen to Gladwell talk about the little community, in Pennsylvania where no one every had heart attacks, in his Outliers book.)
Why is this interesting?:
Because at the end of the day, its not about the tools. I know this in my head, but I understand it when I have a visceral experience of it. What is interesting to me is what happens when we just let go and allow our creative spirit to emerge, over and over again.
We can put a video up on YouTube, and so what?
Can we think of 100 creative ways to use a video to build relationships?
Here's a few.... please be more creative then me!!
- Give flip cameras to audience before event and ask them to record whatever interests them in 5-15 second chunks. Upload them all to the web and ask people to rate, tag or re-mix them.
- Ask audience/ patrons to record a video in 30 seconds or less in which they talk about what they are passionate about and why. (Specifically not about your stuff.) Post it on your U-Tube channel
- Have your artists pick one or more of the stories from #2 and post their own 30 second response.