Google Meet Motovlog Happy Hour

Many have shown interest in the Google Meet and Greet so I'd like to get a sense of a schedule

  • Sunday June 14

    Votes: 2 33.3%
  • Saturday June 20

    Votes: 5 83.3%
  • Time of Day - 1 PM EST (10 AM PDT and 6 PM BST)

    Votes: 4 66.7%
  • Time of Day - 5 PM EST (2 PM PDT and 10 PM BST)

    Votes: 2 33.3%

  • Total voters
    6

scooterwuf

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The votes are in. For anyone interested in participating I'll be hosting a Google Motovlog Happy Hour this Saturday, June 20th at 1 pm EST (10am PDT/6 pm BST. DM me here on this site your email and I'll send the Google Meet link for the event. Keep in mind that the entire session will be recorded and available for anyone to download to be used for your own Motovlog.

For anyone who wants to join, but not have their actual person revealed, you can keep your camera off for the session. I'd suggest using an icon related to your channel - a logo, or well known image to represent you instead. For those comfortable being on camera feel free to also wear or use anything to advertise your channel as well - T-shirt, hat, sock-puppet - anything.

The format will be a chance to get to know each other and to share what we've been up to in this time of social distancing, pandemic conditions or whether things are getting better or worse. Are there more chances for riding and has that affected long and short term goals?

Depending on the number of people participating I'll do my best to keep the event around an hour to an hour and a half.
Last - it's happy hour. Have a drink in hand, and have fun.

- Wolf
 

HippoDrone

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The votes are in. For anyone interested in participating I'll be hosting a Google Motovlog Happy Hour this Saturday, June 20th at 1 pm EST (10am PDT/6 pm BST. DM me here on this site your email and I'll send the Google Meet link for the event. Keep in mind that the entire session will be recorded and available for anyone to download to be used for your own Motovlog.

For anyone who wants to join, but not have their actual person revealed, you can keep your camera off for the session. I'd suggest using an icon related to your channel - a logo, or well known image to represent you instead. For those comfortable being on camera feel free to also wear or use anything to advertise your channel as well - T-shirt, hat, sock-puppet - anything.

The format will be a chance to get to know each other and to share what we've been up to in this time of social distancing, pandemic conditions or whether things are getting better or worse. Are there more chances for riding and has that affected long and short term goals?

Depending on the number of people participating I'll do my best to keep the event around an hour to an hour and a half.
Last - it's happy hour. Have a drink in hand, and have fun.

- Wolf
I think that equates to 6pm UK time, If I can get on I will, be ace to get the members hanging out from all around the world.
 

Moto Mengy

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I won't be able to as we have plans, but I had to Google what Google Meet was as I never heard of it before! :D
 

scooterwuf

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Yeah, it's Google's version of a Zoom online chat session. I find Google Meet is easier to use than Zoom, while Zoom's basic package allows for only 40 minutes a session.

- Wolf
 

scooterwuf

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Just went over our session and I think it went really well, and only needed a slight bit of color correcting. At 1 hour and 8 minutes I have a few question for those involved, and though it hasn't been posted, those on the forum are feel to weigh in on the issues.


1) Will adding any B-footage to the group interview session take away from it, or add a new angle and way to break up the format?

2) Given the length, should it be broken down into 3-4 parts or allow it to maintain the actual pacing of the group session? If so, each person involved can post a section on their own channel with links to the other parts/channels as a way to promote them.

3) Would this a good way to use the Chapter format now available on YouTube?

- Wolf
 
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R-Rated

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Just went over our session and I think it went really well, and only needed a slight bit of color correcting. At 1 hour and 8 minutes I have a few question for those involved, and though it hasn't been posted, those on the forum are feel to weigh in on the issues.


1) Will adding any B-footage to the group interview session take away from it, or add a new angle and way to break up the format?

2) Given the length, should it be broken down into 3-4 parts or allow it to maintain the actual pacing of the group session? If so, each person involved can post a section on their own channel with links to the other parts/channels as a way to promote them.

3) Would this a good way to use the Chapter format now available on YouTube?

- Wolf
You could break it up by topic and release in doses then have a link to the full version as a card in each smaller video.

Using a small amount of B footage could be useful for showing the audience and example of the topic we were covering.

I thought it really great for a first go. Flowed nice and very informative.
 

Meifesto

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Really depends, if you want to do this monthly or whatever i would guess an edited all in 1 upload would be better.

B-roll depends on subject.
 
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scooterwuf

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Good idea. I think viewer reaction will determine if this will be a one time format, but I’d love to do a few more.

For those in the session I’ll make a request for B-roll based on what’s being discussed, unless you’re fine with downloading content from your channels.

- Wolf
 

HippoDrone

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Live streams seem to be a thing a lot of folk are doing now with these group hangouts. Might be worth looking at how to do that? Then if it is planned in advance, those on camera can make sure they are in position in time with all tech working, and then have it "go Live" at a predetermined time so folk can watch and comment in a sidebar chat.