rebooting the cellar54 studio — of course, it’s not complete.
but we made good progress this week getting our projects and background on the site for you to surf around. expect better subscribing, apps for different devices and live show embeds/popups over the coming months as we transition into the pre-recorded and live web studio we have always wanted to build.
the new site i think works better for what we do. we have broken it down into sections — community, events, interviews, services, shows and have room to add additional shows in the near future. we currently run at five regular shows a week.
we are in the process of doubling that up and also considering a local editor to cut together the shows we record using dropbox as a solution for the editor to either work from home or wherever he can get a speedy connection to grab our content. some of the locations in nottingham that have ultraband will support this way of working — places like antenna, broadway and mercury house all have access to the gigabit pipe.
the new equipment is going great guns. it’s hard to believe i’ve not had a new computer in over seven years — i’ve not really had the funds to purchase one but i’m super stoked about the new iMac. stupid fast, no lag and everything i have thrown at it so far has been a breeze. the difference between having a pipeline and flow to a video job needs quality equipment. i’m noticing that i’ve already filled 250 gig in under three months so i’ve got to start thinking about raided thunderbolt drives at some point to keep our archived content on backup drives (or look for a cheaper location in the cloud)
keep it local
we are in the process of working with multipie, local nottingham business in realising our first application for the studio. starting small and building it up as clients and work allows basically. having push notifications in from the start so when we do live streams or add new content you’ll get a notification to turn in. this should allow for flexibility for the variety of events that we end up covering.
we will probably only support the iOS apple store to start with because as you might know application development is quite expensive and really all we need to do is alert people to the fact that we have new shows going out if they do not subscribe to our shows in the normal ways. the more that people start to push video onto the internet the more noisy and harder it will be to get people to be aware of what you do. i think having an application is crucial in this digital age.
we are still thinking about the rattlr, ammobox and ‘bandwidth in a box’ projects but they all need assistance in their own right to get off the ground. ideally these kinds of products need a bit more testing ‘ontheground’ at events and in the office. the rattlr box especially as that’s a complete punt that office workers and teams would require something that visually aggregates social information in a command centre style environment. anything i can do to disrupt the meeting rooms across the land from the usual dry and life sucking greyscale environments they currently are — the better.