for those of you who have no clue wtf im talking about, last year at the kzoo rally i brought a webcam, a laptop and a sprint pcs card with me. i basically duct taped the webcam to my helmet, started a live video feed and rode around the rally. some of it was pretty cool. most of it was buggy and boring. about half a year later i made mopedTV more intensive. did 2 broadcasts with video submissions, live feeds from around the nation and showed off some bikes. that was pretty cool actually but i was still a total newb at live video stuff and the site wasnt exactly very cool. you can check it out at www.dontcallitascooter.tv break>
anyway, i finally have a tiny bit of free time. we arent doing any vitamin TV stuff in july. we are reformatting our show and making a new set and building a new site. so i can use this time to make a new mopedtv. My goal is to create something for YOU GUYS to use. i am happy to do the occasional broadcast but its not about harold, its about mopeds. i can set it up so all you need is a frikkin 25$ webcam and you can broadcast live too. i pay for everything, its cheap as shit cause we have so many accounts. It is really frikkin easy to use too, its all drag and drop, its all flash based and it works on macs or pc's. The main goal is to create and interactive TV station that is run completely by mopedarmy people. you watch, you produce, you enjoy!
so here are the 3 things i would like to see in the new mopedTV
Live Rally Coverage - I will be broadcasting live from the Seattle Rally this year. its gonna be pretty sweet. i got tons of equipment and experience now so it should go pretty smooth (unlike the LA rally). Eventually i would like to see other people doing this as well. i sure as hell cant go to every rally but i can help you run the coverage virtually through the online studio. you start a feed and i can control it from my end.
Live TV Shows - when cool shit happens, you have a race in your town, a drinking contest, build a sweet fucking bike or are just hangin out in your garage with your friends why not broadcast that shit? Its interactive, other people can tap in and broadcast with you and the rest of us get to watch and talk to you via chatroom!
Live Moped Garage - Are you rebuilding an e50 for the first time? portmatching your tomos? adjusting the header angle on that new simonini? or shit are you just trying to change the jet in your carb? broadcast it! we can help instantly! a picture is worth a thousand words and video is worth a million. why not bring your laptop and webcam into your garage or backyard and you can either show us how to do it or we can help you do it for the first time!
I am sure there are other uses here but these are the things i see having the most benefit. THe most important thing is that its all something your are able and excited to use. maybe mopedarmy isnt ready yet for this, maybe its overdue. but i dont want to spend the time to build it now if we arent gonna use it. So help me figure out what to do.
There are a bunch of different ways that this could be accomplished. for example i can make a site that i embed in post here. That site would have like lets say 4 different broadcast areas.
The main broadcast channel would have the mogulus player. thats the really nuts one that does titles and commercials and links and can broadcast multiple people on the same screen. Then i could have 3 other channels run by separate services like qik, stickcam, ustream or flixwagon. they can either be different or all the same service but it would give you the ability to "change channels" on "MopedTV".
The other option is to use a messageboard format to allow people to post that they are gonna be on at lets say 6pm on friday, and then embed the video feed of their choice in that post. you could use any service you want as long as it has an embeddable player.
im sure there are other options and thats why i am posting this. i would love input, ideas, suggestions criticism all of it. PLEASE LET ME KNOW
below is an example of the mogulus player. all of the past shows are available in the "On Demand" area. just click the button and pick a show. take a look. god some of those vids are embarrassing. anyway umm yeah, lets make history! lets run our own tv show!
p.s. we need a better fucking name than dontcallitascooter.tv i'll buy it if u can come up with a good one.