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Cassie Langstraat
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I am starting a "Vlog" (video blog) for permies.com! You can subscribe to my channel here!!!

Or you can just "watch" this thread and I will post my videos to this thread each week!

Here is my first video:





 
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Cassie! You are a natural - well done!
 
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Thanks so much Jennifer!! I really appreciate it.
 
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Good job, Cassie! I especially liked the ending; that was great!
 
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I agree with Jennifer and Gary, a fine job indeed.
 
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Good stuff. I can't wait to see where you go with this vlog. You have so much potential to make this awesome, it's a blank slate. I wish you the best.
 
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Ahh thank you thank you thank you! I am really excited to keep optimizing it and coming up with fun stuff to do for it!
 
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Really good and informative, clear with a positive energy. Bravo! One suggestion..... Take the time to frame the vlog so that your head is not chopped off and out of frame. It will be easier if you sit back in your chair. You have every reason to be confident and calm in your presentation.
 
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Hey Cassie,
How lovely to see and hear you; so much better than just a 'post'. You become real to us, you're devoted fans. (Don't mind that Paul guy ... he's just the local super-star).
You're so natural at the '...all-the-time' bit too! Well done. Now do more.
R
 
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this is so cool, Cassie.....looking forward to more and thanks for all of your very energetic work at permies
 
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You all are being so kind! I am so happy you enjoyed it. I will definitely be making a few modifications next time and the not cutting my head off will be one of them. I was using an old planting container as a tripod.. Hahah so thanks for the suggestion. Anything else I should change? Besides saying um 20 million times.. :/
 
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Um is fine. It is what comes before and after, and so far that is all really good.
 
Cassie Langstraat
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Also, I want this to be a group effort. What do you guys and gals think I should do with this vlog? What ideas do you have? What do you want to see? What do you want to hear?
 
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Cutting off heads is never a good idea.

Great energy, warm and personable delivery, solid flow of good information.

My only complaint, which is really not that big of a deal, is that I found the police siren distracting.

How often will you be posting? Daily? Weekly?

Looking forward to the next installment.
 
Cassie Langstraat
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Yeah, someone else mentioned the siren too. Can't really prevent that as I live in an urban area. I suppose there is probably some way I could have edited that out but I am not really sure how to do that at this point. Or I could have just re recorded it, but this was after trying a few times already.. hahah
 
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Brava!!!

fantastic vid, and I really liked the way you closed, we all have always wanted to say those words
 
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Great sound quality, Cassie. Very easy on the ears.


My ideas/advice (probably redundant):

- Do a TON of small episodes! 3 specific "1 minute" episodes is easier for me to share effectively compared to 1 "3 minute" video with varying topics. With a short format and minimal editing (don't get bogged down with post-production bells and whistles) you can crank them out and we'll gobble them up!

- Maybe try to make videos for important/useful threads and tips. Specifically I'm looking at the one Burra Maluca took the time to put together: How permies.com works - links to useful threads.

 
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Nicely done. Loved the ending. Kept it under 3 minutes and I did not have to read anything. Great job!
 
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This is great Cassie. I loved it. Thanks.
 
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If I had apple, you would get apple.
 
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I will take your imaginary apple with much appreciation Caleb!
 
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Hello Cassie, big step forward for anyone. Well done. When I watch Paul, or Sepp's videos it seems that they use a lot of seeds. Specifically in Paul's Kickstarter hugelculture video. He speaks of broadcasting seeds so they take up residents where they like. My only issue with this is the high cost of seeds. Maybe you could do some videos on the proper time to harvest certain seeds and properly saving them until the next season. Every summer I plant blackeyed peas and harvest many more pounds than I started with for next season's planting. I'd love to see anything along those lines. Thank you. Scott
 
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We have been seeing the project in bits and pieces as it is being built but it often is not in a planed presentation. Could you make a visit to 0.7 and the inhabitants. Maybe watch them light the fire in the different RMHs. I made a second video of starting the fire with waxed cardboard at a neighbors RMH but it got lost when I srt my laptop on my therapy magnet which wiped out my hard drive.
 
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I thought you did a great job and look forward to seeing more of your videos.

If you are looking for suggestions one idea is throwing in a permie tip that is related to the season or time of year that is going on. (Maybe whatever you have going on or is going on at the lab)

Really liked the video concept, have fun with it.
 
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Hello Cassie and all other Permies out there. OK, so Cassie wants to know what she can do with the video blog...vlog perhaps. Well, I for one, that may or may not ever get to visit permies headquarters, would like to see some of the projects that are discussed on Permies. We see the occasional picture, but video is a great tool. Perhaps do a mini-docu in wheaton labs, huglekulture area, swales, any of the items that have been discussed in Permies that would be more understandable in video form. Perhaps follow the work a bit, a 30 sec vid on a project to better introduce, perhaps a 30 second closeup of a detail, even 30 intros of people on the Permies site. Log them and leave them on Permies for future viewing. Just a thought. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video must be worth...much more. Keep them short for space sake. Hope to see more.
Happy Permies,
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Hans Quistorff wrote:Could you make a visit to 0.7 and the inhabitants. Maybe watch them light the fire in the different RMHs.


Steve Lansing wrote: Well, I for one, that may or may not ever get to visit permies headquarters, would like to see some of the projects that are discussed on Permies


Hi guys, thank you SO much for the feedback. Unfortunately I do not actually live at wheaton laboratories so I cannot do this sort of thing. :(
 
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Good work marketing the promotions!

I'd be interested to see you summarize a thread you like every so often. Thanks!
 
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I would love to see a tour of the lab. I would really like to see the context of everything too, like where things are in relation to other things. It just gives some understanding when I read about the wofati and the teepee and the kitchen as to where they are in relation to each other. I think someone posted a map at some point, but walking around with a video kind of brings us there.

I'd also love to see a video tour of things in detail, like the wofati and the teepee and the kitchen Honestly, you could have a decent following on youtube (not that that's necessarily your goal with this, but it can't hurt) just walking around filming what people are doing and showing the improvements of the site. Talking heads are great too, but some context around what you're talking about goes much further.

EDIT: Some more thoughts. My favorite channel is WranglerStar. He's a homesteader who just shows what he's doing on any given day. My favorite channel used to be Paul's, but it hasn't been updated in a while. Not that I'm judging. My channel hasn't been updated recently either.

EDIT 2: Sorry, just read your response above.
 
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Vlog number 2! Enjoy!

 
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Another great vlog Cassie! Keep 'em coming!
 
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Que bueno!
 
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OUTSTANDING!
 
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Useful, informative and pleasant........thank you! Another great building block to support the empire of change.
 
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Thank you thank you thank you everyone! I am so happy people are enjoying these. I'm already scheming up something for next week.
 
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Vlog 3 is now up! Enjoy.

 
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I love your vlogs. They put a fun, light, human face on some fairly serious topics.
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One little tip, if you're putting text over your video, it could be difficult to read if the background color is similar to the text color.

An easy fix is to put an outline around the text. In Paul's videos, he uses a font called VAG Rounded Bold, white with a black outline, and a drop shadow to further separate it from the background. Super easy to read.
 
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You always seem so chipper in these videos! Not a bad thing. I can't speak for anyone else, but they feel really short. I feel like they are a spoken version of the dailyish emails, though I suppose in a lot of ways they are. I'd love to see you expanding on the points you hit on in the video more. Maybe even add a little bit at the end where you bring up some of the posts that caught your eye (and probably mentioned earlier in the video) and just talk about it a little more in depth. This way all of the short aspects stay loaded at the front for people who just want a quick update and then something more personal can follow. Seeing someone talk about how they felt about something is a good way to feel like you are getting to know them and gives a video a personal touch. That's just my opinion though.
 
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I went ahead and posted your latest vlog to the permies subreddit. You are doing such a great job with these short, bite-sized videos. It's very easy to take a little bit of time out of my day to watch them. I only posted to the YouTube video and I'll post the link to this thread in the show notes as it's easier to just click and watch the video right in the reddit browser (Alien Blue in my case) than to have to scroll down the thread and all. Anyway let me know if this is okay.

Thanks Cassie!
 
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That is totally fine Josh.

D.Logan - I understand you wanting more depth but I think what Josh just said is how most people feel about youtube videos. The shorter the better.

Caleb - thanks for the text tip!
 
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