Quick question from a newbie...video co-working?

Hello All!
    I just wanted to introduce myself, and ask a quick question. My
name is Drew and I am finishing up Graduate school here in Utah.
I hope to develop a coworking space in the near future. I have been
exploring this idea for several months. Most all the coworking spaces
I've researched online are Web and writing based. Does anyone know of
a coworking space that is focused on video production, podcasting and
digital creation? I'd be most interested in seeing it in action.
Thanks!

Hey Drew,

Here in New York, 3rd Ward is an excellent workshop space that
provides a lot facilities for photography, metalworks, video, etc.
They're not usually on this list, but Philip over there is very
friendly. They're at http://3rdward.com/

Also, I believe Alex Hillman was thinking of opening a production
space in Philly; perhaps he'll come into this conversation.

Darrell

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[email protected]
(917) 841-4079
New York, NY

On Dec 12, 2008, at 11:35 AM, Knite20 wrote:

Hello All!
    I just wanted to introduce myself, and ask a quick question. My
name is Drew and I am finishing up Graduate school here in Utah.
I hope to develop a coworking space in the near future. I have been
exploring this idea for several months. Most all the coworking spaces
I've researched online are Web and writing based. Does anyone know of
a coworking space that is focused on video production, podcasting and
digital creation? I'd be most interested in seeing it in action.
Thanks!

>

The original one we were part of setting up, The Hat Factory, definitely is. And I believe Blankspaces in LA has quite of few people in this area. Good on you btw!

T

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On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 8:35 AM, Knite20 [email protected] wrote:

Hello All!

I just wanted to introduce myself, and ask a quick question.  My

name is Drew and I am finishing up Graduate school here in Utah.

I hope to develop a coworking space in the near future. I have been

exploring this idea for several months. Most all the coworking spaces

I’ve researched online are Web and writing based. Does anyone know of

a coworking space that is focused on video production, podcasting and

digital creation? I’d be most interested in seeing it in action.

Thanks!

tara ‘missrogue’ hunt

Book: The Whuffie Factor (http://twurl.nl/qhe1l0)
Company: Citizen Agency (http://citizenagency.com)

Blog: HorsePigCow: Marketing Uncommon (http://horsepigcow.com)
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/missrogue
phone: 415-694-1951
fax: 415-727-5335

Uptime has a fully-equipped multimedia production suite. Our hope is
to attract new media producers who will use this resource
collaboratively, and ultimately establish an industry cluster here in
Chico. We're planning to webcast video live from our upcoming execdev
event this coming Thursday. The pilot will likely be hosted on
ustream, although going forward we may find carriage services we can
embed/brand on our web properties. For more about our upcoming
program, please visit, http://uptimechico.ning.com/events/forging-your-business-forward

--Ax

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On Dec 12, 10:29 am, "Tara Hunt" <[email protected]> wrote:

The original one we were part of setting up, The Hat Factory, definitely is.
And I believe Blankspaces in LA has quite of few people in this area. Good
on you btw!
T

On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 8:35 AM, Knite20 <[email protected]> wrote:

> Hello All!
> I just wanted to introduce myself, and ask a quick question. My
> name is Drew and I am finishing up Graduate school here in Utah.
> I hope to develop a coworking space in the near future. I have been
> exploring this idea for several months. Most all the coworking spaces
> I've researched online are Web and writing based. Does anyone know of
> a coworking space that is focused on video production, podcasting and
> digital creation? I'd be most interested in seeing it in action.
> Thanks!

--
--
tara 'missrogue' hunt

Book: The Whuffie Factor (http://twurl.nl/qhe1l0)
Company: Citizen Agency (http://citizenagency.com)
Blog: HorsePigCow: Marketing Uncommon (http://horsepigcow.com)
Twitter:http://www.twitter.com/missrogue
phone: 415-694-1951
fax: 415-727-5335

Thanks everyone!
   Much appreciated, I explored 3rd Ward and the others... 3rd Ward
was especially amazing, especially sans official Business plans. :slight_smile:
The sites suggested sites were perfect.
My next step is exploring funding options, to see which way to go as
I create my business plans.
Thanks again for everything. I'll keep you posted as I progress.
drew

Excellent to hear it!

D

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http://darrellsilver.com/
[email protected]
(917) 841-4079
New York, NY

On Dec 14, 2008, at 7:31 PM, Knite20 wrote:

Thanks everyone!
   Much appreciated, I explored 3rd Ward and the others... 3rd Ward
was especially amazing, especially sans official Business plans. :slight_smile:
The sites suggested sites were perfect.
My next step is exploring funding options, to see which way to go as
I create my business plans.
Thanks again for everything. I'll keep you posted as I progress.
drew
>

I am looking to start a space in Des Moines. Also I am in the process of
writing my business plan. You mentioned sans business plans, what is that
and how can I find it?

Thanks

John Spence
Ecom Support Group, Inc.
515-202-0052
[email protected]
ecomsupportgroup.com

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-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On
Behalf Of Knite20
Sent: Sunday, December 14, 2008 6:31 PM
To: Coworking
Subject: [Coworking] Re: Quick question from a newbie...video co-working?

Thanks everyone!
   Much appreciated, I explored 3rd Ward and the others... 3rd Ward
was especially amazing, especially sans official Business plans. :slight_smile:
The sites suggested sites were perfect.
My next step is exploring funding options, to see which way to go as
I create my business plans.
Thanks again for everything. I'll keep you posted as I progress.
drew

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12:28 PM

Hi John,

My French teacher would be proud-- the word “sans” means “without”, as in they did it without a business plan :slight_smile:

Are you looking to use your business plan to attract investors, determine if the business is viable, or both? What else are you doing to ascertain community needs?

Best,

Tony Bacigalupo

New Work City

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On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 9:11 AM, John Spence [email protected] wrote:

I am looking to start a space in Des Moines. Also I am in the process of

writing my business plan. You mentioned sans business plans, what is that

and how can I find it?

Thanks

John Spence

Ecom Support Group, Inc.

515-202-0052

[email protected]

ecomsupportgroup.com
-----Original Message-----

From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On

Behalf Of Knite20

Sent: Sunday, December 14, 2008 6:31 PM

To: Coworking

Subject: [Coworking] Re: Quick question from a newbie…video co-working?

Thanks everyone!

Much appreciated, I explored 3rd Ward and the others… 3rd Ward

was especially amazing, especially sans official Business plans. :slight_smile:

The sites suggested sites were perfect.

My next step is exploring funding options, to see which way to go as

I create my business plans.

Thanks again for everything. I’ll keep you posted as I progress.

drew

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12:28 PM

Thanks for the reply.

It is really all of the above. I am
including a coffee house and that part is done. Coworking is so new, the
bp needs to include a reason why an investor or banker would help fund
it. A sales pitch really. Statistics, surveys, getting members, pricing,
anything really.

John Spence

Ecom Support Group, Inc.

515-202-0052

[email protected]

ecomsupportgroup.com

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From:
[email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Tony Bacigalupo
Sent: Monday, December 15, 2008
8:17 AM
To: [email protected]
Subject: [Coworking] Re: Quick
question from a newbie…video co-working?

Hi John,

My French teacher would be proud-- the word “sans” means
“without”, as in they did it without a business plan :slight_smile:

Are you looking to use your business plan to attract investors,
determine if the business is viable, or both? What else are you doing to
ascertain community needs?

Best,

Tony Bacigalupo

New Work City

On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 9:11 AM, John Spence [email protected] wrote:

I am looking to start a space in Des
Moines. Also I am in the process of

writing my business plan. You mentioned sans business plans, what is that

and how can I find it?

Thanks

John Spence

Ecom Support Group, Inc.

515-202-0052

[email protected]

ecomsupportgroup.com

-----Original Message-----

From: [email protected]
[mailto:[email protected]]
On

Behalf Of Knite20

Sent: Sunday, December 14, 2008 6:31 PM

To: Coworking

Subject: [Coworking] Re: Quick question from a newbie…video co-working?

Thanks everyone!

Much appreciated, I explored 3rd Ward and the others… 3rd Ward

was especially amazing, especially sans official Business plans. :slight_smile:

The sites suggested sites were perfect.

My next step is exploring funding options, to see which way to go as

I create my business plans.

Thanks again for everything. I’ll keep you posted as I progress.

drew

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12:28 PM

Sorry its taken me a few days to chime in here, but Darrell is right (and thanks for putting me on the hook publicly).

I’ve been talking about a video/media production studio set up with coworking methodology and core values at the core of it. As you can see from our stats that I posted in another thread, we’ve got a couple of media heads here but its a small ratio. Its not for lack of interest or trying, we’re friendly with and supportive of a lot of the independent media producers in the area. However, many of them really rely on equipment or rigs that aren’t super mobile - a mac pro is a bitch to tear down and move around the city!

Also, the value proposition for collaboration isn’t as strong when there isn’t a certain mix, I think. What I’d ultimately love to create (and we’re a couple of steps closer today than we were even a couple of weeks ago) is a space designed for and by some of the media creators in our community. Based on conversations I’ve already had, the selling point isn’t desks, it’s access to otherwise prohibitively expensive equipment. While the liability of renting several thousand dollar cameras, etc, isn’t something I’m stoked about taking on, I think that some creative and enterprising models could be created around that part of the model.

Furthermore, the inevitable coworking collaboration for video/media in particular is really exciting to me. A seemingly singular process has so many steps to it, and so many opportunities for specialization. Someone likes to write but not shoot. Someone likes to shoot but not direct. Someone likes to direct but not edit. You get the picture.

Finally, I’ve spoken with some folks who currently have opened and operate medium-range budget production studios and after hearing the model I’ve proposed, say “duh…if I could do it all over again, I’d do it that way”.

If anyone is particularly interested in the media/producion version of coworking, perhaps we can host a chat about it in coming weeks.

-Alex, IndyHall

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Alex Hillman

im always developing something
digital: [email protected]
visual: www.dangerouslyawesome.com
local: www.indyhall.org

On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 1:28 PM, Darrell Silver [email protected] wrote:

Hey Drew,

Here in New York, 3rd Ward is an excellent workshop space that

provides a lot facilities for photography, metalworks, video, etc.

They’re not usually on this list, but Philip over there is very

friendly. They’re at http://3rdward.com/

Also, I believe Alex Hillman was thinking of opening a production

space in Philly; perhaps he’ll come into this conversation.

Darrell


http://darrellsilver.com/

[email protected]

(917) 841-4079

New York, NY

On Dec 12, 2008, at 11:35 AM, Knite20 wrote:

Hello All!

I just wanted to introduce myself, and ask a quick question.  My

name is Drew and I am finishing up Graduate school here in Utah.

I hope to develop a coworking space in the near future. I have been

exploring this idea for several months. Most all the coworking spaces

I’ve researched online are Web and writing based. Does anyone know of

a coworking space that is focused on video production, podcasting and

digital creation? I’d be most interested in seeing it in action.

Thanks!

Alex,
   Great to hear those thoughts!! I am extremely interested in the
media/production side of coworking.
I have been producing/editing television for nearly ten years. My
goal is to have a coworking space
that doubles as a community center... somehow. – A place where the
community can attend seminars and workshops
on consumer video and media production.

I think as a space you could offer so many things to those independent
producers in the community..i.e.,
greenscreen, studio space, screening rooms...backbone Internet for
videocasting. Along with affordable gear
and a render farm, I think there would be a need fulfilled.

I look forward to discussing these ideas with you. How far along are
you in the process?
Do you have any tips on funding options?

drew
drewATsuperheumann.com
www.superheumann.com

I am so interested on starting something like this. I know I am years late to this conversation, but I would like to start a video coworking space here.

I wonder if you have had any luck with this? and if you have some advice for me.

Thanks!

Sheyla

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On Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 1:14:53 PM UTC-5, Alex Hillman wrote:

Sorry its taken me a few days to chime in here, but Darrell is right (and thanks for putting me on the hook publicly).

I’ve been talking about a video/media production studio set up with coworking methodology and core values at the core of it. As you can see from our stats that I posted in another thread, we’ve got a couple of media heads here but its a small ratio. Its not for lack of interest or trying, we’re friendly with and supportive of a lot of the independent media producers in the area. However, many of them really rely on equipment or rigs that aren’t super mobile - a mac pro is a bitch to tear down and move around the city!

Also, the value proposition for collaboration isn’t as strong when there isn’t a certain mix, I think. What I’d ultimately love to create (and we’re a couple of steps closer today than we were even a couple of weeks ago) is a space designed for and by some of the media creators in our community. Based on conversations I’ve already had, the selling point isn’t desks, it’s access to otherwise prohibitively expensive equipment. While the liability of renting several thousand dollar cameras, etc, isn’t something I’m stoked about taking on, I think that some creative and enterprising models could be created around that part of the model.

Furthermore, the inevitable coworking collaboration for video/media in particular is really exciting to me. A seemingly singular process has so many steps to it, and so many opportunities for specialization. Someone likes to write but not shoot. Someone likes to shoot but not direct. Someone likes to direct but not edit. You get the picture.

Finally, I’ve spoken with some folks who currently have opened and operate medium-range budget production studios and after hearing the model I’ve proposed, say “duh…if I could do it all over again, I’d do it that way”.

If anyone is particularly interested in the media/producion version of coworking, perhaps we can host a chat about it in coming weeks.

-Alex, IndyHall

Alex Hillman

im always developing something
digital: [email protected]
visual: www.dangerouslyawesome.com
local: www.indyhall.org

On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 1:28 PM, Darrell Silver [email protected] wrote:

On Dec 12, 2008, at 11:35 AM, Knite20 wrote:

Hello All!

I just wanted to introduce myself, and ask a quick question.  My

name is Drew and I am finishing up Graduate school here in Utah.

I hope to develop a coworking space in the near future. I have been

exploring this idea for several months. Most all the coworking spaces

I’ve researched online are Web and writing based. Does anyone know of

a coworking space that is focused on video production, podcasting and

digital creation? I’d be most interested in seeing it in action.

Thanks!

Hey Drew,

Here in New York, 3rd Ward is an excellent workshop space that

provides a lot facilities for photography, metalworks, video, etc.

They’re not usually on this list, but Philip over there is very

friendly. They’re at http://3rdward.com/

Also, I believe Alex Hillman was thinking of opening a production

space in Philly; perhaps he’ll come into this conversation.

Darrell


http://darrellsilver.com/

[email protected]

(917) 841-4079

New York, NY

The Articulate in Fort Collins, CO is very focused on digital creatives. They have a large infinite wall in a warehouse for photo/video shoots. http://www.thearticulateco.com/

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On Friday, December 12, 2008 at 9:35:21 AM UTC-7, Knite20 wrote:

Hello All!

I just wanted to introduce myself, and ask a quick question.  My

name is Drew and I am finishing up Graduate school here in Utah.

I hope to develop a coworking space in the near future. I have been

exploring this idea for several months. Most all the coworking spaces

I’ve researched online are Web and writing based. Does anyone know of

a coworking space that is focused on video production, podcasting and

digital creation? I’d be most interested in seeing it in action.

Thanks!

Hi Drew,
We have two centers that are Cowork and Digital Media Centers. They are partnerships with public access television and have studios, green screens, high bandwidth, equipment for people to check out (really good equipment!), classes, etc. These are great partnerships, because the capital costs are funded by the public/non-profit entity. Our software enables reservation tracking for all the equipment and studio, along with the regular money and plans tracking and communication. Happy to talk to you about it.

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On Friday, December 12, 2008 at 8:35:21 AM UTC-8, Knite20 wrote:

Hello All!

I just wanted to introduce myself, and ask a quick question.  My

name is Drew and I am finishing up Graduate school here in Utah.

I hope to develop a coworking space in the near future. I have been

exploring this idea for several months. Most all the coworking spaces

I’ve researched online are Web and writing based. Does anyone know of

a coworking space that is focused on video production, podcasting and

digital creation? I’d be most interested in seeing it in action.

Thanks!