As many know, I have announced I will be running for Digital Media Chair. Digital Media elections are this weekend on Sunday 5/19 at 3pm. I would encourage everyone to show up.
Since 2015 when I became a member Digital Media has a history of being a not very active committee. I want to see this trend finally end. Digital Media as a committee can support many of the other committees as well as Makerspace as a whole.
While Vice Chair under Daniel, an opportunity arose to shoot a video of the strandbeest team. It was an incredibly short deadline, but I made it happen. This video was dispersed by Multicam across all their social media channels. Due to the short deadline, this couldn’t be a committee project, but I would like to organize more shoots like this. Working hand in hand with PR, I believe we can drastically change how potential members hear of us. I also recognize that many of our members would rather not be in the shot, so rest assured, if the committee is shooting, you will not only know beforehand, but also have the ability to not be included.
In the expansion, Daniel and I not only received more square footage, but also were approved for an audio booth we requested. I would like the opportunity to work with expansion to see this completed. This has the opportunity to not only enhance our current capabilities, but to also attract new people into our committee. Not only could musicians have a space to record, we could also do voiceover recordings.
Recently, there have been some committee meetings that have not been scheduled. I believe Digital Media should be pushing to do more live streams. Our monthly committee meetings will be live streamed, as well as board meetings.
We have an amazing and highly enthusiastic volunteer by the name of Andrew who is heavily into VR. I believe between himself and our VR teacher Ben, we can move VR out of “just for games”. I’ve challenged them to work on virtual sculpting capabilities for the Makerspace. A way for makers to virtually design something that they can then walk into 3D fab and print.
That’s a few of my ideas moving forward for Digital Media, but I want to hear from the members. What do you want to see happen that Digital Media can help with?